: Police beat Aug. 27

August 26, 2014


Aggravated assault: Linda M. Golinski, 51, of 3950 Millers Run Road, McDonald, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and harassment following a dispute in her residence at 6:09 p.m. Monday, according to an affidavit filed in the office of District Judge James Ellis. Golinski was charged following an argument with her husband, Daniel Golinski, who told police she was intoxicated and threatened to burn the house and his belongings, then threatened to kill him after grabbing a steak knife. He said he was able to grab her arm and take the knife away from her before police arrived. She then locked herself in a bedroom, police said. Golinski was arraigned by Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set Monday by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Woman assaulted: Joseph School, 28, of 631 Washington Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, court records state. He is accused of head-butting his girlfriend, Katrina Libengood, hitting her with a door and causing her head to hit the floor at his residence about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. He is in Washington County jail on $35,000 bond.


Wife arrested: Cindy Sue Schuchman, 47, of 6207 Treva St., Finleyville, was charged with aggravated assault and other counts by Southwest Regional police following an argument Monday with her husband, Joseph Schuchman, in which she allegedly cut him on the right shoulder with a paring knife. She was ordered to have no contact with her husband. Police said the couple was baby-sitting when an argument began about changing diapers. She took a small paring knife and swung it at her husband as he was holding the baby, police said. After the incident, police said she fled to her parents’ house in South Park, where she was apprehended. Schuchman was arraigned by District Judge James Ellis on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and simple assault. She was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with her husband.


Trench box stolen: David Hufnagel of Clarksville told McDonald police Thursday that an aluminum trench box was stolen in the last several weeks from a job site on Fifth Street in McDonald. The box is valued at $10,500.

Copper stolen: David Gloward of McDonald told McDonald police Saturday copper water pipe was stolen from rental property he owns at 228 S. McDonald St.

Paraphernalia charge: William Matthew Oravetz, 29, of 214 Brook St., McDonald, will be charged by McDonald police with possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with a needle, empty Suboxone package, empty heroin stamp bags and a cord that could be used as a tourniquet while walking on Ada Street Saturday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.

Pipes stolen: Lisa Marie Kahl of Center Avenue, McDonald, told McDonald police Thursday that copper pipes were stolen from her home. She told police she had been away since February.


One injured: Armando G. Ferri, 66, of Bridgeville was injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Morganza Road, North Strabane police said. A witness told police he hit a guardrail, then went through the grass into a parking lot of a business. Police said he may have suffered a diabetic emergency. He was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.

Three injured: Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6:35 a.m. Monday on Route 136 near Washington Area Humane Society. North Strabane police said Francine M. Carroll, 58, of 820 Lawrence St., Monongahela, failed to notice a vehicle driven by Russell Bercosky, 54, of 41 S. Main St., Ellsworth, had stopped to make a left turn into Eighty Four Auction. She struck the rear of his vehicle, police said. Bercosky and his 50-year-old wife, Theresa, were taken by ambulance to Washington Hospital. Police took Carroll to Washington Hospital, where she works. She told police she was going to the emergency room to be checked.


Husband arrested: Christian Lee Hart, 58, of 464 E. McMurray Road, McMurray, was charged with simple assault following a dispute in his home Monday night, according to an affidavit filed in the office of District Judge James Ellis. Hart is accused of arguing with his wife, Laureen Hart, over finances. He is accused of knocking her over and attempting to punch her multiple times while dragging her by her arm. Police said she had a cut on her right elbow and complained of a headache. Hart was arraigned before Ellis Monday night and released on his own recognizance.


Criminal mischief: A toilet was removed from a rest room in Fairview Park and smashed between Aug. 14 and 16, township police said. The toilet was valued at $200.

Sweeper stolen: The front door of a residence in the 4000 block of Fieldcrest Drive, Bridgeville, was forced open and the door and lock were damaged Saturday or Sunday, township police said. A sweeper valued at $150 was stolen. Damages to the door and lock were estimated at $50.

Underage drinking: A 15-year-old will receive a citation for underage drinking following an incident at 8:30 p.m. Friday on Windsor Court, township police said.

False information: Bernadette Anne Frye, no age given, of 1502 Candor Road, Bulger, was charged Aug. 20 with supplying false information when attempting to purchase a firearm March 22 at General Firearms, Thoms Run Road, Presto, township police said.


Motorcyclist injured: Kevin Miller, 52, of Tarentum, was injured about 7:30 p.m. Monday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by Aja Rose Brown, 22, of 751 Regent Drive, Washington. South Strabane police said Brown made a left turn from Trinity Point Drive onto Trinity Circle, into the path of the motorcycle. Miller was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment.

Trailer stolen: A black, 2008 Top Brand 10-foot trailer ws reported stolen Monday from Progressive Mobility and Medical, 320 Cameron Road, South Strabane police said. The license is XDV-2496.


Bicycle stolen: A 12-year-old Union boy told Southwest Regional police Sunday that his red and black Eastern Grenade bicycle was stolen from his backyard on Davidson Avenue.


Burglary: Mark A. Phillips, 22, of 605 Glenn St., Washington, was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and burglary, according to an affidavit filed in the office of District Judge James Ellis. Phillips is accused of entering 385 Taylor Ave., Washington, July 27, and removing a cellphone and case owned by Tracy Phillips. Police said the phone was sold at Game Stop in Washington Crown Center for $38.94, and was recovered. The phone and case are valued at $310. Phillips was arraigned before Ellis Monday and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.

Soliciting prostitution charge: City police said they charged Sharon Matteson, 52, of 89 W. Walnut St., Washington, with prostitution and pedestrian soliciting business after she allegedly offered sex to a 78-year-old man for $20 July 22. Police said Matteson was picked up in a car by William Milligan, 78, of 760 Michigan Ave., Washington, on Hall Avenue before the two parked under a highway overpass in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police charged Milligan with soliciting prostitution.

Two charged: Lee W. Millikin, 37, of 1045 Catfish Ave., Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Rebecca Hindman, 41, of Kanawha, W.Va., was charged with marijuana possession after city police said they found them walking on railroad tracks near the 700 block of West Chestnut Street May 18.

Drug paraphernalia charge: City police charged Natasha Carpenter, 28, of 123 W. Walnut St., Washington, with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers said they found her with empty stamp bags and other paraphernalia near her residence Feb. 19.

Vehicle stolen: Sean Heatley of the 300 block of Third Street reported to city police his car was stolen between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. While patrolling the area Tuesday, police saw a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle near Jollick Manor. Police said they followed the driver, who refused to pull over and picked up speed, driving through several stop signs and nearly hitting a pickup truck. Police said the driver abandoned the car behind 790 Addison St. and ran away. Police do not have a suspect.

Laptop stolen: Alexandria Overeen of the 1100 block of Jefferson Avenue reported to city police her laptop was stolen from her apartment about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police have a suspect.



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