: Police beat Aug. 23

August 22, 2014


Simple assault: Anthony R. Schroeder, 43, of 54 Johnson Road, Washington, was placed in Washington County jail late Thursday after being charged with two counts each of simple assault and harassment following a domestic dispute at his residence, according to an affidavit filed in the office of District Judge James Ellis. Schroeder was charged after state police said he struck his wife, Natalie Schroeder and shoved her 2-year-old son into the side of a door at the residence. Schroeder was arraigned before Ellis and placed in jail on $2,500 bond.


PFA violation: William Robl, 33, of Claysville, was arrested Thursday by state police after he reportedly appeared at the home of Tara Wilson, Rural Valley Road, Buffalo, after he was served with a protection-from-abuse order. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis for violating the PFA. He was released on his own recognizance.


Three arraigned: James Lawrence Harper, 21, of 519 Blaine Ave., Canonsburg; Ryan E. Steffan, 27, of 306 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg; and Damen Gamble, 22, of 603 S. Central Ave., Canonsburg, were arraigned before District Judge David Mark Thursday on charges of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. They are charged in their roles in the theft of a laptop computer from 517 Blaine Sept. 19. It was sold for $150 in crack, Canonsburg police said. They were released on $25,000 unsecured bond.

Tools stolen: George Loutsion of Canonsburg told Canonsburg police Thursday a framing nailer, finish nailer, cement saw and blade and hammer drill were stolen from a home he was working on at 517 Chartiers Ave.

Motorcycle stolen: Kevin Settimio, of 404 N. Jefferson Ave., told Canonsburg police early Friday his red, 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from outside his home. The license plate is E8956.

Assault arrest: George Gardner, 38, of Canonsburg, was arrested Thursday by Canonsburg police on charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting Dawn Viscardi at 514 1/2 Chartiers Ave. He allegedly punched, pushed and choked Viscardi following an argument. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and released from Washington County jail after posting $1,000 of a $10,000 percentage bond.


Sign stolen: A red street sign printed Ciotti Lane was reported stolen from the intersection of Ciotti Lane and Georgetown Road, township police said. The sign was last seen Tuesday. The theft was reported at 11:25 a.m. Thursday.


Theft arrest: Cody Hanning, 19, of 71 Buckeye Road, Claysville, was arraigned Thursday on charges of theft, receiving property, theft by deception and conspiracy filed by state police for his role in the theft of a gun and gaming systems from two homes in East Finley. His co-defendant, Alexander J. Nixon of Prosperity, was also arraigned earlier Thursday by District Judge Ethan Ward. Both men were placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.

Injured in crash: Donald R. Myers, 24, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, was charged this week by state police with failure to stay in his lane stemming from an Aug. 14 crash on Enon Church Road, East Finley. State police said he was driving east when he apparently fells asleep at the wheel. His vehicle went off the road, hit a utility pole and then a tree. He was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


Disorderly conduct charge: Edward Berecky, 39, of Finleyville, was charged by state police at The Meadows Casino with disorderly conduct after he allegedly screamed at customers and staff Sunday night following a dispute at a craps table. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Microphones stolen: Four microphones were stolen from a drum set in the worship center of South Hills Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, township police said. The theft occurred between Aug. 13 and 6 p.m. Saturday.



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