Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Two charged: Jordan Elliott Burch, 21, and Sean Hunter Lynch, 21, both of California, will be charged by California police with violating the borough’s disorderly house ordinance. The two reportedly were drinking alcohol while sitting in the bed of a pickup truck in the lot of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house, 600 Wood St., just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. The two also were playing the stereo loudly, police said.


Vehicle overturns: A Clairton man escaped injury Wednesday when his van crashed on Interstate 70 in North Franklin, state police said. Vaughn Holly, 46, was traveling west when his vehicle hit a bridge pier, spun, hit an embankment and rolled over. He was wearing a seatbelt.


Habitual offender charge: James D. Collins, 46, of 224 Parkwood Circle, Canonsburg, was charged this week by North Strabane police with being a habitual offender and driving with a suspended license stemming from a Jan. 24 crash on Route 519. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Man charged: Wayne Ezzo, 53, of 403 Henry St., North Belle Vernon, is charged by township police with theft of leased property over allegations he leased a tile saw valued at $2,183 from Equipment Connection, 1006 Tyrol Boulevard, on Dec. 18, 2014, and never made any payments, court records show. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the charge in a summons Thursday.


Driver charged: William Musgrove, 24, of 22 Montgomery St., Waynesburg, was charged Wednesday by South Strabane police with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, following too closely and driving under suspension stemming from a two-vehicle crash Oct. 29 at the intersection of Route 19 and Cameron Road. Police said he was driving north when he struck the rear of another vehicle. Police said he had Clonezapam in his system. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Driver injured: Tina Hamilton, 70, of Carnegie, was injured Feb. 17 when her vehicle went off Manifold Road at Berry Road and hit a utility pole, South Strabane police said. She was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.


Man jailed: Gary William Hoover Jr., 28, of 26 Fifth St., Vestaburg, is charged by state police with simple assault and harassment over allegations he struck Sarah Anne Smith in the eye, back and head in his residence about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, court records show. Hoover was placed in Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Unauthorized use: Henry Lacks of 535 Fayette St. told Washington police Thursday that his blue 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was taken from outside his home without his permission.

Wallet stolen: Branson McGary of 530 Addison St. told Washington police Thursday that his wallet containing credit cards and identification, as well as a key, were stolen from his unlocked vehicle.

Graffiti painted: A member of Highland Ridge Community Association told Washington police Wednesday that vandals painted graffiti on a brick sign and benches in recent weeks at the playground.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Burglary: Someone stole two shotguns and coins from a residence on Carpenter Lane in Franklin Township between Jan. 12 and Jan. 16.

Harassment charges: Elizabeth Victoria Eddy, 25, of 123 Wayne Village, Franklin Township, and Velma J. Orndoff, 54, of 132 Wayne Village, were charged by state police with harassment after the women allegedly assaulted each other during a dispute Sunday afternoon at Orndoff’s residence.