: Police beat Aug. 20

August 19, 2014


Motorcycle stolen: Colton C. Segelken, of 400 Franklin Ave., told Canonsburg police early Tuesday his orange, 2003 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, was stolen from outside his home. He said it appears it was loaded on the back of a vehicle.

Luring attempt: A 10-year-old girl told her stepfather a man at a home on Vine Street tried to lure her into his home to see his cat Monday. Police were not able to determine which home was involved.


Tank stolen: A large tank was stolen from the lot at USA Compression, Pennsylvania Avenue and Charles Street, Canton, Monday by two men in an gray, older model Dodge Ram pickup truck. When confronted by employees, the men fled. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.

Vehicle damaged: David Johnston, of 3134 Jefferson Ave., Canton, told state police that his vehicle was damaged by vandals Saturday.


Harassment charge: Chance Sumney, 26, of 473 McKee Road, Canton Township, will be charged with harassment after he allegedly hit Brandon McCombs, 34, of 42 Mowl Road, Washington, in the back of the head during an altercation at the Washington County Fairgrounds Saturday. Chartiers police said during the scuffle a fair patron, Robin Pettit, 67, of Canonsburg, was knocked to the ground. She was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for an injury to her hip and cuts on her head.

Candy, chair stolen: Ron Sicchitano of North Bethlehem told Chartiers police Saturday that 20 pounds of candy and a chair were stolen from the Washington County Fairgrounds. A tire on his vehicle also was damaged.

Vehicle scratched: Ruth Rush of Castle Road told Chartiers police Sunday that vandals scratched her pickup truck.


Assault arrest: Danielle B. Jeffries, 24, of 109 Morgan St., Canonsburg, was arrested early Tuesday by East Washington police after she allegedly ran Kayla Camp over with her car behind 103 LeMoyne Ave. Police were called for a report of a pedestrian hit about 4:20 a.m. Camp told police she outside the car arguing with Jeffries when Jeffries put the vehicle in reverse. Camp was knocked down by the open door of vehicle. The vehicle ran over her arm and leg. She was able to roll out of the way to avoid getting hit a second time when Jeffries put the vehicle in drive. Jeffries was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of aggravated assault, possession of paraphernalia, simple assault, driving under suspension and not having her vehicle inspected. She was placed in Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.


Three injured: Three people were injured Saturday afternoon when a pickup truck and motorcycle collided on Route 40 at Mounts Road, North Franklin police said. A pickup truck driven by Randy Donley Jr., 30, of 38 Parkview Drive, Finleyville, pulled from Mounts into the path of the motorcycle being operated east on Route 40 by Thomas Uhlig, 46, of Pittsburgh. Donley, Uhlig and his passenger, Janet Uhlig, 43, also of Pittsburgh, were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Two face charges: Carol Jean Bentz, 46, and Alecia Marie Bentz, 21, of 26 Erie St., Washington, each face charges filed by North Franklin police stemming from a theft at Gander Mountain, Washington Crown Center. Carol Bentz is charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing the items and Alecia Bentz is charged with conspiracy for reportedly driving her mother to the store, knowing she intended to steal items.


Suspicious activity: A man cutting grass at a residence in the 300 block of Thomas Road, told police when he arrived at 1:39 p.m. Monday, he heard the rear breezeway door slam and saw one of two men running from the house, township police said. Nothing appears to be missing from the home.


Windmill stolen: A decorative wooden windmill was stolen from the home of Elaine Najowicz, Hidden Valley Drive, between 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Southwest Regional police said.

Theft from vehicle: Stanley Hoffman of Garvin Road told Southwest Regional police that a Dan Wesson .357-caliber pistol, a KSI 9mm handgun and a bottle of prescription medication were stolen from his vehicle Aug. 7 while it was parked at his home.


Theft charge: Larry E. Thompson II, 25, of 501 Fayette St., Washington, was charged Tuesday by Washington police with theft for allegedly stealing $425 from Michael Hancher June 18 while he was in Hancher’s vehicle. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Items stolen: Brian Ardeno, 30, of 482 W. Wylie Ave., Canton Township, was charged Tuesday by Washington police with receiving stolen property after he allegedly broke into a shed on property owned by Michael Crile, Plumpton Avenue, and stole items. Some of the items were reportedly sold at a pawn shop. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Steel stolen: Joseph E. Gorby, 26, of 619 Best Ave., Canton Township, was charged Tuesday with theft by Washington police after he allegedly stole steel flange and pipes from the rear of Otis Eastern, Henderson Avenue, on July 22. The steel is valued at $6,000. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Man robbed: Stanley McCloskey of Washington told Washington police that he was assaulted and robbed of $190 by a man he picked up at Walnut and Franklin streets Monday morning. Police have obtained a warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

Vehicle damaged: Alyssa Kosek of Jollick Manor told Wasington police Tuesday vandals damaged the windshield and window of her vehicle.

Warrant arrest: Jacob Newlon, 21, of Brownsville, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Washington police when they learned he was wanted by Uniontown police. The arrest occurred after police were called to a home on Gibson Avenue by a pizza delivery driver who reported that she was not paid for food.


Husband, wife charged: Dana Renee Encapera, 40, and Anthony Stephen Encapera, 43, both of 1026 Pike Run Drive, Coal Center, were arraigned Monday on three counts each of retail theft and one count of conspiracy for allegedly stealing three items valued at $135 from Wal-Mart, Route 40, West Brownsville, Aug. 7. Police said Dana Encapera, who also was charged with criminal trespass, has six prior convictions for retail theft, while her husband has one prior conviction. They were arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis, who denied bond because the two reportedly are wanted on outstanding warrants.



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