Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Trucks collide: Canonsburg police and firefighters responded to a crash Tuesday morning that involved two Weavertown Environmental Services dump trucks at the intersection of First Street and Gladden Road. Police said a car ran a stop sign at Gladden Road and pulled in front of one truck, forcing the driver to slam on the brakes. The second truck hit the first one from behind. The car did not stop, police said. One of the trucks leaked oil onto the road and into sewer drains. Firefighters worked to clean up the spill, and Weavertown Environmental sent workers to help.


Warrant signed: Nicholas James Murphy, 35, of 184 Morton St., New Eagle, is charged by township police with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct for allegedly creating a disturbance about noon Oct. 12 in the Mon Valley Hospital emergency room, court records show. District Judge Larry Hopkins signed a warrant Tuesday for Murphy’s arrest.


Woman charged: Tasha Marie Fleming, 25, of 549 Thompson Ave., Donora, is charged by borough police with endangering the welfare of children and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police were notified by Washington County Children and Youth Services about 7:40 p.m. Oct. 13 regarding three toddlers allegedly being in her home in reach of heroin and drug paraphernalia. District Judge Larry Hopkins issued the charges Tuesday by summons.


Strangulation, assault charges: Chad Alan Cushey Jr., 27, of 102 E. McNutt St., Houston, was charged by Houston police with strangulation, simple assault and harassment for allegedly attacking his girlfriend Sept. 18. Police said Cushey and his girlfriend had been drinking and arguing early that morning when the woman started to pack her belongings to leave his residence. Police said Cushey allegedly punched the woman in the face and body several times with both fists, bit her on the back and choked her “to the point that she thought she was going to die,” the criminal complaint said. Police said the assault lasted about 15 minutes before Cushey allegedly took the woman’s phone and left the residence. The woman was treated at Canonsburg Hospital for severe swelling around her eyes and face, bruising around her neck and body and a visible bite mark on her back, police said. Cushey was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge David Mark and jailed on $50,000 bond.


Pair charged: Melissa Jo Dainty, 23, and Thomas Cody McKelvey, 22, both of 100 E. Second St., Grindstone, are charged by state police with endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and false reports to police, court records show. They are accused of hiding a 15-year-old runaway from Grindstone about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at 432 Locust St. and then lying to a trooper who later went there to find the boy. District Judge Larry Hopkins issued the charges by summons Tuesday.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Criminal mischief charge: Michael Porter of Waynesburg allegedly used a cane Friday to smash the television of his mother, Linda Porter of Holbrook, state police said.


Batteries stolen: Four batteries were stolen from a message board owned by Beach Construction Co. parked on Rolling Meadows Road between Sept. 20 and Oct. 4, state police said.

Theft: An external hard drive and multifunction computer mouse were stolen at WHS-Greene hospital between Sept. 26 and Oct. 10, state police said.


Disorderly conduct charge: John Dobbs, 41, of Wind Ridge, allegedly shouted obscenities outside a Richhill Township home at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 11, attempting to get the resident to come out and fight, state police said.