Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Threats charge: Tricia L. Santori, 32, of 132 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen, was charged Tuesday by Southwest Regional police with terroristic and threats. Santori allegedly sent text messages to a Belle Vernon woman last month, threatening to kill her. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Richard Kasunic.


Warrant issued: Erica Marie Ciepley, 35, of 52 Scenery Boulevard, Monessen, is charged with eight counts each of false reports to an agency of public safety, falsely incriminating another person and harassment, court records show. Police accuse her of placing eight calls in July to 911 centers in Washington and Westmoreland to falsely imply a man was driving under the influence of alcohol. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued a warrant last week for her arrest.


Window broken: Natalie Momplaison of Willowbrook Drive told South Strabane police the passenger window of her vehicle was broken between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.


Obstruction, disorderly charges: Karen L. Tubio, 60, of 4010 Squires Manor Lane, South Park, will be charged by Southwest Regional police with obstruction of law enforcement, disorderly conduct, open lewdness and a traffic violation stemming from an Oct. 15 incident on Brownsville Road Extension and Beverly Street, Union. Tubio reportedly caused a disturbance and tried to get into the car to prevent it from being towed. The driver, Helen G. Carter, 60, of 11 Courtney Hill Road, Union, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Charges against both women will be filed at the office of District Judge James Ellis.


Woman assaulted: Malaya D. Thomas, 21, of Washington, told Washington police she was assaulted late Monday or early Tuesday at 50 Yard Line, 105 Henderson Ave. She said a woman, who she identified to police, reportedly grabbed her hair and pulled her off the stool onto the floor. She then allegedly kicked and stomped Thomas. Thomas was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of head and leg injuries. She told police that she heard two men paid the woman to assault her. Some of the assault also was reportedly posted on social media. Charges are pending, police said.

Card stolen: Clyde Lashinsky of Washington told Washington police that his debit cards were stolen from his wallet by an acquaintance while he was a patient at Washington Hospital. He told police the person reportedly took the wallet from a night stand but then returned it. Police are continuing their investigation.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Theft: Rhonda Lee Porterfield, 44, of 1 Washington St., Cokeburg, was charged by state police with three counts of theft for allegedly stealing $10,505 from 7-Eleven in Waynesburg last year. Police said Porterfield was employed at the convenience store last December when she allegedly failed to make daily store deposits three days in a row. Police said that when she was questioned about it, Porterfield denied taking the money and quit her job there. Porterfield later admitted to police that she had been “skimming the daily deposits for a few months,” according to the criminal complaint.


Resisting arrest: Christopher Michael Shaw, 26, of 578 Easton Mill Road, Morgantown, W.Va., was charged by Southwest Regional police with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct following an incident that happened Sept. 6. Police said they were trying to arrest Shaw on a warrant for a probation violation when he allegedly ran away and “nearly caused a traffic accident” on Locust Avenue in Mount Morris.


Burglary: Jessica J. Raulerson, 32, 263 E. High St., Waynesburg, was charged by Waynesburg police with burglary, intimidating a witness, falsifying a written statement, two counts of harassment and criminal trespass following an incident that happened last month. Police said Raulerson went to 249 Nazer St. about 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and started screaming for the victim to come outside. Raulerson then allegedly opened the door of house and walked inside and over to the victim “with her fists up to fight,” the criminal complaint said. Police said Raulerson threatened to beat the victim and tapped her on the face multiple times. Police said Raulerson told them “I didn’t go into the house, I’m not that stupid,” but multiple witnesses told police that she did enter the house. Police also said that four days after the incident, Raulerson allegedly contacted the police department and said, “I seen (the victim) today and I’m gonna hurt her, but not hurt, hurt her, ya know.” Police said Raulerson allegedly was trying to intimidate the victim in relation to another case.