Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Assault arrest: Leland R. Samples, 40, of 221 Valley View Terrace, Canonsburg, was arrested by Canonsburg police Monday morning for allegedly assaulting a 26-year-old woman and breaking the windshield of a vehicle outside his home. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.

Mischief charge: Traiya Carr, 18, of 155 Smith St., Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by Canonsburg police with criminal mischief after she allegedly did $989.66 in damage to a vehicle parked at 111 Vine St. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Strangulation arrest: Cameron Stewart, 36, of 167 Bench Ave., Canton, was arrested early Tuesday by state police on charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and threw her to the ground during a confrontation at their home. He also allegedly put his hands over her mouth and nose. She told police she could not breathe. He was arraigned before District Judge Traci McDonald and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond, with orders not to have contact with the alleged victim.

Endangerment, assault charges: Robert Lee Austin Jr., 19, of 150 Crescent Drive, Canton, was arraigned last week on charges of endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment and underage drinking after he allegedly assaulted the mother of his child during a May 8 confrontation at her home at 64 Crescent. State police said Austin struggled with troopers as they took him into custody. District Judge David Mark set bond on Austin, who had been placed in Washington County jail on a parole detainer, at $25,000.

Assault charges: Christopher L. Ramol, 24, of 92 Moon Road, Canton, was charged Tuesday by state police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking a 6-year-old boy in the face during a May 6 incident at his home. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Items stolen: An employee of Chapman Corp. told Chartiers police Monday a yellow metal box containing $300, a hammer drill, four impact drills, a circular saw, water pump and tools were stolen from 150 Ullom Road.

Money stolen: Timi Close of North Strabane Township told Chartiers police Saturday $180 was stolen while she was at Allison Park for the Relay for Life.


Washer stolen: Daniel Adams of Buffalo Township told Washington police Monday a Maytag washer was stolen from property he owns on Victoria Street.

Game player stolen: Brenda Colbert of West Hallam Avenue told Washington police Monday a Playstation 4 was stolen from her home. She said her house may have been entered over the weekend while she was having a garage sale.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Retail theft: Paige Elaina McClure, 21, of New Freeport, was charged by state police with retail theft for allegedly trying to steal $1,558 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Murtha Drive in Franklin Township April 16. Police said the merchandise was recovered.


Theft: State police said an unknown person stole an Xbox from a man’s vehicle, which was parked in the 200 block of Front Street May 1 or 2.


Theft: State police said an unknown person stole a log splitter from a residence in the 300 block of Ridge Road May 13 or 14.