Police beat Aug. 28
Appliances stolen: A General Electric wine cooler valued at $1,000 and a General Electric dishwasher valued at $600 were stolen from a house under construction at 1011 Coldstream Drive, Southpointe, before 8:08 a.m. Tuesday, township police said. The appliances are owned by Heartland Homes.
Assaults alleged: A Hendersonville couple, Daniel Rappe, 44, and Danielle Harps, no age given, both of 221 School St., Canonsburg, were charged with simple assault, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia following a dispute in their home at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday, township police said. Rappe was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in Washington County jail on $1,000 bond. Harps was taken to a hospital for treatment and will be charged later.
Assault, harassment charges: Kayla Lynn Camp, 23, of 2002 Meadowridge Drive, Washington, and Darnell Steven Brown, 34, of Cumberland, Md., were charged last week by East Washington police with simple assault and harassment. They are accused of assaulting Danielle Jeffries May 6 after Jeffries allegedly ran over Camp with her vehicle during a confrontation on Lemoyne Avenue. Jeffries was already charged in the incident. The charges against Camp and Brown will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Charged in assault: Michael John Walls II, 26, of 77 Aylesworth Ave., East Washington, was charged last week by East Washington police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Alana Harvey of Meadow Lands when she went to his home Aug. 14. Police said Walls is the father of Harvey’s children. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Cocaine possession: Drew James Molinari, 33, of Belle Vernon, was charged this week by state police at The Meadows Casino with possession of cocaine after he allegedly was found with the drug at a gaming table Feb. 16. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
iPhone stolen: Ajani Rashidi Ogbonna, 24, of Pittsburgh, was charged this week by state police at The Meadows Casino with theft after he allegedly stole an iPhone owned by Zachary Rudge of Bethel Park from a blackjack table July 6. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Theft, receiving charges: Kathleen Marie Finney, 53, of 180 Wylie Ave., Strabane, and Michele M. Denillo, 46, of 126 Chartiers St., Strabane, were charged Tuesday by North Strabane police with theft, receiving stolen property and false reports for the theft of a cellphone owned by Alex Cipriani while all three were at B&B Tavern 220 Latimer Ave., Strabane, July 17. Finney is accused of taking the phone while Denillo walked out with Cipriani. They allegedly promised to return the phone, but Finney told police it was stolen. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
DUI, paraphernalia charge: Willard A. Esselstyn, 68, of 19 Edwards Drive, Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by state police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and driving under the influence of hydrocodone and marijuana. Police said Esselstyn was in his vehicle March 23 at Brehm Road and Meadow View Drive when police stopped to check after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Two charged: John Paul Takach, 60, and Janet Leigh Takach, 53, both of 416 Thompson Ave., Donora, were charged Tuesday by state police at The Meadows Casino with theft for allegedly cashing in a $102.30 voucher that had been dropped on the casino floor Sunday by Donald Hawthorne. John Takach picked it up and gave it to Janet Takach, who cashed it in, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Assault, harassment charge: Michael J. Stevens, 51, of 140 N. Spring Valley Road, North Strabane, was arrested Wednesday by North Strabane police for allegedly choking his girlfriend, Danika Strong, as they drove from their home to Canonsburg. When he got out of the car in Canonsburg, she reportedly went to the borough police station for help. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and released with orders not to have contact with Strong.
One injured: One of two drivers involved in a rear-end collision on Washington Road north of the Waterdam Road intersection complained of pain following the 5:21 p.m. accident Tuesday, township police said. Driver Paul Wayne Peyatt Jr. 20, of 348 Hancock St., Washington, told police he was unable to stop for traffic while traveling south in front of 4160 Washington Road and struck the rear of a vehicle operated by James R. Faccenda, 61, of 1043 Sarvis Drive, Bethel Park. Sarvis complained of back and neck pain but refused medical transport, police said.
Theft charge: Scott M. Jordan, 30, of 752 Duncan Ave., Washington, was charged by South Strabane police this week with two counts of retail theft for allegedly stealing items valued at more than $500 from Sam’s Club, Trinity Point, on April 3 and Aug. 15. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Trespass charges: Jessica L. McLaughlin, 36, and William C. Roderick, 31, both of 240 Sunset Boulevard, South Strabane, were charged by South Strabane police with criminal trespass after allegedly going to Walmart, Trinity Point, Friday after they were banned from the store. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Bad checks charge: Elija Yarbrough, 18, of 527 Chartiers Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by South Strabane police with bad checks after he allegedly deposited 13 checks in automated teller machines at branches of Northwest Savings Bank in South Strabane and Canonsburg last month. The checks were written on a closed bank account, police said, and the loss to the bank was $1,044. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Gun stolen: Debbie Kocik of the 400 block of Houston Street reported to city police Tuesday a revolver was stolen from her living room. Police identified two potential suspects.
Property damaged: A Coca-Cola machine across fom the Washington Park swimming pool was damaged before 8 a.m. Tuesday. No money was stolen from the machine.