Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Hit and run crash: McDonald police are looking for a vehicle, possibly a Nissan, that struck a vehicle driven by Jordan Lee Krieger, 21, of Amity Ridge Road, Washington, on South Main Street at Pittsburgh Street, Burgettstown, just after 11 p.m. Thursday. Krieger, who was not injured, was not able to get a description of the vehicle, which fled west on Pittsburgh. Burgettstown firefighters removed debris from the road.


Harassment charge: James Checco, 25, of Avella, will be charged by state police with harassment for allegedly hitting a 42-year-old Avella woman in the head during an incident Tuesday in the 2400 block of Jefferson Avenue, Canton. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Warrant arrest: Margaret C. Kirchhoff, 30, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, was taken into custody Wednesday by McDonald police on an Allegheny County warrant during a traffic detail on Route 844, Independence. She was wanted for a probation violation. She was placed in Washington County jail and later transferred to Allegheny County jail.


Assault arrest: Eric Harris Hines, 27, of 1507 Robinson Highway, McDonald, was arrested Thursday afternoon by McDonald police on charges of simple assault and harassment. He is accused of grabbing a 25-year-old McDonald woman and pushing her into a door frame at his Robinson home. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and released from Washington County jail Friday after posting $5,000 bond.

Watch stolen: Scott Ivol of Upper St. Clair told McDonald police Tuesday his watch was stolen from his pickup truck while parked at Iron City Armory Gun Range, 920 King Road, Robinson.


Driver sought: State police are looking for the driver of a small black, possibly Ford car, that struck a vehicle Friday morning on Interstate 70 westbound near the Jefferson Avenue exit and fled the scene. Jacob D. Evans, 23, of Brownsville, told police he was driving west in the left lane when the car merged onto I-70 from Interstate 79 southbound. The car hit Evans’ vehicle, which then hit a guard rail. Evans told police the driver of the black car briefly stopped on the left shoulder before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Ryan Deems at 724-223-5200.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Crash: State police said a 48-year-old man was not injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Browns Creek Road. Police said Thomas Hemphill of West Decatur was driving a Freightliner truck west when a front tire blew, causing the truck to crash into a cement wall and go up an embankment.