Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Husband charged: Marquell Atkinson, 39, of 960 Pike Run Drive, Coal Center, was arraigned Friday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment filed by California police for allegedly grabbing his wife by the neck during an April 4 confrontation at their home. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bond.


Assault arrest: Diana Lynn Lariviere, 31, of 3093 Jefferson Ave., was arrested early Friday by state police on charges of simple assault and harassment after she allegedly punched her husband and then hit her 13-year-old son in the face when he tried to step between the two of them. Her husband, son and daughter fled the house and got into a vehicle to leave. She reportedly grabbed the door handle as they drove off and fell. She was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Charged in assault: Nathan Weydener, 27, of Shooptown Road, North Strabane Township, was charged Tuesday by Cecil police with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment after he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend’s boyfriend at her home in the Ridgewood Heights plan Sunday night. He also allegedly bumped the 31-year-old man with his vehicle. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Traci McDonald.


Charged in crash: Dean Michael Giacomantonio, 42, of 308 First St., Vestaburg, was charged Thursday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to notify police, careless driving and failure to stay in his lane after police said his vehicle crashed into another vehicle before hitting a utility pole June 27 on First Street in East Bethlehem. He was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for treatment. Police said his blood-alcohol content was more than three times the 0.08 percent limit at which intoxication is presumed. Charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Trespass arrest: Christopher Martin Cox, 38, who South Strabane police said is homeless, was arrested Thursday by township police after they got a complaint from management at Thomas Campbell Apartments, 850 Beech St., he was at the building after he was told he was not permitted to be there. Police said they found him hiding under a pullout bed in his mother’s apartment. He also had several hydrocodone pills, police said. Cox had been charged with defiant trespass in February and March by township police. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of defiant trespass and possession of a controlled substance. Cox was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Disorderly conduct: John Ray Lipscomb, 52, of 322 Watkins Run Road, Mt. Morris, was charged by Greene County Regional police with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident April 11, when he allegedly left threatening voicemails on the answering machine at the Mt. Morris Sportsman’s Club, which is down the street from his Perry Township residence. Police said Lipscomb has previously been warned to cease all contact with the club.