Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat

CANONSBURG

Two face charges: Robert J. Gallo, 59, of 346 1/2 W. College St., Canonsburg, and his passenger, James P. Kazak, 49, of 1115 McEwen Ave., Canonsburg, face charges of possession of crack and paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop Saturday in the 500 block of West Pike Street. Kazak, who was released, also will be charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Gallo was placed in Washington County Jail on a warrant. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Warrant arrest: Nathanyal Patterson, 27, of 634 Euclid Ave., Canonsburg, was taken into custody Friday on a bench warrant after Canonsburg police received a complaint that he was yelling for help in Valley View Terrace. He also will be charged with possession of paraphernalia. Police said he was found with a marijuana pipe when taken to Washington County Jail.

CHARLEROI

Harassment charge: Barbara Doty, 49, of 426 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, was charged Sunday with harassment by Charleroi Regional police after she allegedly scratched a man’s arm.

Faces charges: Brandi Mae Flunker, 30, of 459 Liberty Ave., Donora, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with criminal mischief, harassment, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to 119 Luella Ave. about 8 a.m. Sunday for a report she was breaking things. She left before police arrived, but they said they found her purse, which contained suspected drug paraphernalia. District Judge Larry Hopkins issued the charges in a summons Monday.

Charged in disturbance: Maria Fedarko, 27, of 126 1/2 Prospect Ave., Charleroi, will be charged by Charleroi Regional police with harassment and disorderly conduct after she allegedly created a disturbance at her home Sunday.

MONONGAHELA

Man jailed: Michael Wardle, 33, of Venetia, is charged by city police with fleeing from police, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license, court records show. Police accuse Wardle of leading an officer on a vehicle pursuit and foot chase into woods near the Monongahela Bridge about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Wardle is in Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.

MORRIS

Assault alleged: Timothy James McAfee, 44, of 300 Weir Cole Road, Morris Township, is charged by state police with simple assault and harassment over allegations he assaulted a woman in his residence Saturday. McAfee is free on $50,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.

ROSTRAVER

Man charged: Joshua Hale, 38, of 113 Telegraph Road, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, is charged by township police with theft of leased property over allegations he rented a computer and related equipment worth $670 Aug. 4 from Rostraver Aaron’s, 170 Sara Way, and failed to make all the payments or return the items, court records show. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the charge in a summons Monday.

Theft report: David John Alexander, 27, of 4 Jefferson Ave., Fallowfield Township, is charged by township police with theft and receiving stolen property over allegations he stole $54 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 100 Sara Way, about 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and returned the items to fraudulently obtain a gift card, court records show. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the charges Monday in a summons.

Theft alleged: Julie Lynn Hitchens, 47, of 723 Washington Ave., Charleroi, is charged by township police with theft and receiving stolen property over allegations she stole a hair dryer worth $116 Jan. 29 from Walmart, 100 Sara Way, and fraudulently returned the item for a gift card, court records show. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the charges in a summons Monday.

SOMERSET

Threats alleged: Michael Lee Gray, 39, of 180 McAdams Ave., Amwell Township, is charged by state police with burglary, trespassing, making terroristic threats and simple assault, court records show. Police accuse Gray of walking into a home at 31 Bigler Road about 7:50 p.m. Friday, damaging items in the kitchen and threatening to kill Penny Mickels. District Judge Larry Hopkins issued a warrant for Gray’s arrest.

Assault arrest: Brandon S. Price, 25, of Monessen, was arrested early Monday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and another man at the 7-Eleven, 444 Route 519, state police said. Police were called for a domestic dispute, and when they arrived, they said Price was fighting with a man and had to be restrained. He allegedly struck his girfriend in the face while she was driving on Interstate 70. She pulled over and ran to the convenience store. He allegedly then drove to the store, where he confronted her and got into a fight with the man, who was trying to break up the argument. Price is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, harassment, driving under the influence and driving under suspension. He was arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins and placed in Washington County Jail on $35,000 bond.

SOUTH STRABANE

Assault arrest: Casey Allen Schultz, 23, of Cambridge, Ohio, was arrested Friday afternoon by South Strabane police on charges of simple assault, harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. He is accused of getting into an argument with a woman at 10 Appaloosa Lane, taking her cellphone and then punching and kicking her before tackling her to the ground. He was arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins and released from Washington County Jail after posting $25,000 bond.

WASHINGTON

Drive-through crash: William Garrett, 48, of Claysville, faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into another in the drive-through at McDonald’s, 999 Jefferson Ave., on Saturday. Washington police said his blood-alcohol content was more almost three times the 0.08 percent limit at which intoxication is presumed.

Faces charges: Amanda L. Molinaro, 34, of 1080 Michigan Ave., Washington, faces a charge of driving under the influence, pending a blood test, after a one-vehicle crash Saturday near 1040 Michigan Ave. Washington police said she failed a field-sobriety test.

Pole hit: Scott Swart, 55, of 882 Locust Ave., Washington, faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole in the 200 block of Locust Avenue Friday, police said. He was taken to Washington Hospital, where blood was drawn to determine his alcohol level.

Ticket stolen: Glorietta Hatchcock of 665 Broad St. told Washington police Friday that a winning lottery ticket worth $50 was stolen from her home and cashed at a nearby convenience store.

Pole sheared: Kevin A. Staley, 51, of 7-B Staley Lane, Washington, faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a utility pole and shearing it off in the 700 block of East Maiden Street Friday, police said. Staley reportedly told police that he also may have hit a fence in the area of Davis School Road in South Strabane Township. Police said there was barbed wire and a piece of locust post on the undercarriage of his vehicle. He was taken to Washington Hospital, where blood was drawn to determine his level of intoxication.

WEST BROWNSVILLE

Warrant arrest: State police obtained an arrest warrant for Cheri Lynn LaPorte, 42, of West Brownsville, on dozens of counts of forgery, theft, access device fraud and receiving stolen property. She is accused off taking cash from customers at Dukmans Beer Distributor, 15 Bridge St., West Brownsville, in December and January and then using a credit card to cover the money she stole, police said. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call state police in Belle Vernon at 724-929-6262.

Greene Co. Police Beat

FRANKLIN

Crash: A pickup truck struck the McDonald’s drive thru speaker with its trailer and fled the scene around 8 p.m. Wednesday at fast food restaurant’s Sugar Run Road location in Franklin Township. Police said the driver was Benjamin Howard II, 51, of Carmichaels.

Theft: An unknown actor stole $20 from a woman’s purse Feb. 12 in the 900 block of 4th Avenue, Franklin Township.