Police beat Aug. 29

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BLAINE

Items stolen: Construction materials were reported stolen Monday from a construction site of Frank Gavlik & Sons of Charleroi near Rural Valley Road and Constitution Boulevard, state police said.


CALIFORNIA

Harassment charge: Nathan Ward, 20, of Brownsville, was charged by California police with harassment after he allegedly pushed and shoved another person Saturday at Kwik Fill. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Two charged: Phillip Martin, 22, of Clarksville, and Winston Clements, 23, of Coal Center, will be charged by California police with disorderly conduct stemming from an Aug. 21 confrontation in the 400 block of Third Street. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


CANONSBURG

Cash, CDs stolen: Curtis J. Norman, 230 E. College St., told Canonsburg police Wednesday a thief jimmied the lock on his vehicle and stole $25 in change and 25 compact discs.


CANTON

Assault arrest: Luis Ramirez-Ibarra, 28, of 230 Crestwood Road, Canton, was arrested early Thursday by state police after he allegedly assaulted Ashley Paith. She was reportedly involved in another confrontation with an unidentifed woman before she was allegedly assaulted by Ramirez-Ibarra, state police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


Two charged: William B. McNary, 30, of 36 Pike St., Meadow Lands, and Susan Lynn Phillips, 35, of 209 Second Ave., Langeloth, were charged by state police with possession of heroin and paraphernalia stemming from an Aug. 12 incident at Jessop Park and Ride, Canton. Phillips also was charged with disorderly conduct. Charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


DUI charge: Kyle Ray Boone, 18, of 173 Caldwell Ave., Canton, was charged by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, minor driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving after he was stopped by police Aug. 6 driving on a damaged tire, leaving gouges on Green Street, Canton. His blood alcohol level was 2 1/2 times the 0.02 limit presumed for intoxication in a person under the age of 21. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


CHARTIERS

Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: David J. Wise, 20, of 442 Dusty Trails Road, Claysville, was charged this week by Chartiers police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after he was found with the items at Washington County Fairgrounds during the fair Aug. 17. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


LONG BRANCH

Mischief charge: Michael Selinger, 35, of Coal Center, will be charged by California police with criminal mischief after he allegedly broke a storm door window during an Aug. 22 argument on Sloan Lane, Long Branch. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


McDONALD

Quarters stolen: Quarters were reported stolen Tuesday from a change machine at Ducky’s Car Wash, 300 E. O’Hara St., McDonald police said. Police were told between $300 and $400 was stolen.


Teen charged: A 15-year-old McDonald boy was charged in a juvenile allegation with aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly hitting a 14-year-old McDonald girl with a shoe during a confrontation at a home in the 300 block of East Lincoln Avenue Tuesday.


NORTH FRANKLIN

Theft charge: Leslie Ann Dixon, 37, of 1385 W. Chestnut St., Washington, was charged by North Franklin police this week with retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Rite Aid, 1396 W. Chestnut St., May 26. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Toothbrushes stolen: North Franklin police said four electric toothbrushes valued at $460 were stolen last week from Rite Aid, 1396 W. Chestnut St. They have a suspect after a man was caught by Bridgeville police reportedly stealing the same items from a store in the borough.


Photo equipment stolen: Kellie Crowe of Communications Consultants, Washington Crown Center, told North Franklin police last week photography equipment valued at more than $3,200 was stolen from her unlocked vehicle.


NORTH STRABANE

DUI charge: Nicholas Lesjak, 31, of Canonsburg, will be charged by state police with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash stemming from a hit-and-run crash Tuesday on Interstate 79 north near the Canonsburg exit, North Strabane. State police said he struck the driver’s side of another vehicle and fled. His vehicle became disabled. Lesjak was found at a home in Strabane. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


One injured: A Coal Center woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Route 519, North Strabane police said. A vehicle driven by George Closser, 69, of 32 Intermediate Unit Drive, Coal Center, was stopped behind another vehicle making a left turn when he was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Justin Kuhn, 31, of Ruffsdale. Beletta Hought, 60, also of 32 intermediate Unit Drive, who was a passenger in Closser’s vehicle, was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.


Window shattered: Crystal McAdams of Washington told state police Wednesday the rear window of her vehicle was shattered as she drove south on I-79 near the Houston exit, North Strabane.


PETERS

Two injured: Two drivers were injured in a head-on collision at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of Washington Road, just north of the Valley Brook Road intersection, township police said. John Witzel, 70, of 2544 Edgewood Drive, Upper St. Clair, told police he was traveling south when he apparently lost consciousness, police said. His vehicle went into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a vehicle operated by Evelyn Kerns, 69, of 5477 Main St., Bethel Park. Another northbound vehicle, driven by Robert M. Pikelis, 62, of 153 McBride Road, Canonsburg, was unable to stop and collided with Kerns’ vehicle, police said. Pikelis was not injured. Kerns and Witzel were taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment. A fourth driver, Paul Sefcik, 36, of 105 Mockingbird Lane, Canonsburg, was not injured and told police his vehicle was damaged by flying debris.


Burglary: About $850 in cash was stolen from Sirena Taco Joint and Bar, 3909 Washington Road, township police said. The restaurant was secured when the owner closed at 10 p.m. Tuesday, and was locked when an employee arrived at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said. However, when the owner arrived at about 4 p.m., money in three bags was missing. Police found pry marks on a door.


ROBINSON

Vehicle entered: Nicholas A. Tedesco, 306 Fifth St., Robinson, told McDonald police Tuesday a computer tablet in a beige case and a handheld Nintendo system were stolen from his vehicle Saturday. The items are valued at $560.


WASHINGTON

Trespass, loitering charges: James Dee Rock, 58, who Washington police said is homeless, was arrested Wednesday night after he was found lying on the corner of a porch in the 500 block of North Main Street. The resident told police she told him to leave several times. Police received other complaints about Rock from residents of the area. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of criminal trespass and loitering and prowling at night. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


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