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Vehicle break-ins: Multiple vehicle break-ins and thefts were reported between Thursday and Saturday. Camera equipment owned by the Observer-Reporter and valued at $16,000, was stolen from a vehicle on the 400 block of Greenside Avenue. A wallet and handgun were stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of East Pitt Street. The gun was later located by Smith Township police in another person’s possession. Break-ins also were reported on the 600 block of Valley View Terrace and the 100 block of East College Street.
Disturbance reported: Nicole Martinez of the 100 block of Greenside Avenue reported to police that several juveniles were being loud and knocked over a TV she had placed on the curb for garbage pickup at 9 p.m. Sunday. She told police the juveniles yelled obscenities at her when they were confronted, and one threatened to beat her up. An officer located the juveniles and told them to stay away.
Suspicious activity: Angel Mgeni, a caretaker for an elderly resident, told police someone knocked on her client’s window in the 100 block of Morgan Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. She said the same thing occurred June 23. No one was seen in the area.
Warrant arrest: Kelli J. Hyde, 42, of 1218 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, was arrested by Canonsburg police and taken to Washington County jail Saturday night before being extradited to Allegheny County for a bench warrant related to forgery charges. Police responded to a call of a disturbance at Subway on East Pike Street and later found Hyde with a man at the Gas N Go on Euclid Avenue. Police said Hyde will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly having in her possession four needles, a metal spoon, a Q-tip, a knife and water that she told police was used to mix with heroin.
Car crash: Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash in the 200 block of North Central Avenue near Scott Way at 4:40 p.m. Saturday. Evelyn Friesel of Canonsburg complained of shoulder pain. The other driver, Michael Joyce of Ellsworth, said he would go to the hospital on his own to be checked.
Operating without permit: Police responded to a complaint of a man knocking on a door in the 300 block of Giffin Avenue and asking about the resident’s electric bills. Police located the representative of NRG Home, who was then advised to leave because the company did not have a permit to solicit in the borough.
Road rage incident: Christine Crompton reported three men in a gold sedan were tailgating her at 12:50 p.m. Saturday until they got to the intersection of Morganza and Weavertown roads, where one of the men yelled an obscenity at her and held up a knife.
Harassment reported: Karen Houlihan of the 200 block of East College Street reported she was working in her yard at 7:40 p.m. Friday when seven juveniles came into her yard, yelled at her and threatened to hurt her. The juveniles reportedly said they would come back later, then fled. Police were unable to locate them.
Woman jailed: Michelle A. Polizzi, 24, of 922 Meadow Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence, court records show. Polizzi is accused of possessing empty heroin stamp bags and a stolen wallet containing $300 about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Long Alley. She is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Sinkhole reported: Police placed barriers and caution tape around a sinkhole on private property near the area of North Cherry and Pine avenues Sunday. The public works department was notified.
Hit-and-run: Kandace Redden of McDonald reported she was driving through the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Glass Alley at 3:40 p.m. Friday when she lost control of her motorcycle because a driver in a maroon Dodge pickup truck motioned for her to turn in front of his vehicle but continued to drive toward her. She said a man got out of the truck briefly, but he did not speak and then drove away. She suffered minor injuries.
Firearm discharged: A Claysville man reported a bullet hole in the side of his trailer. According to state police, Charles W. Allen of 1438 N. Sunset Beach Road reported an unknown person fired the bullet, which he discovered at 10:30 a.m. June 20.
Drug arrest: Mildred L. Schiffer, 54, of 10 Loop St., Monongahela, is charged by city police with drug possession with intent to deliver, drug possession, hindering and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse her of having an illegal prescription of Alprazolam when a man overdosed on heroin in her residence about 4 p.m. Saturday. She is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Theft case: Brittany L. Bujanowski, 27, of 240 Sullivan St., Monongahela, is charged by city police with scheming $1,400 out of a local woman through a phony check she gave her June 5, court records show. Bujanowski also is accused of phoning the victim to urge her to drop the charges. Bujanowski is charged with intimidating a witness and theft after being arrested in the case Sunday. She is in Washington County jail on a bench warrant and $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Suspicious activity: An employee at the UniMart on Campbell Street reported to McDonald and state police that a woman asked him several suspicious questions inside the store at 10:30 p.m. June 22. The woman, accompanied by two men, asked if the store has weapons, whether it has been robbed at gunpoint before and how employees would react in that situation. The three left in a red Dodge Avenger and maroon Nissan. Police urged people to call 911 if they see anything suspicious and advised them to record information, including a physical description of the people and model and registration of the vehicles. Police advised against approaching them because they could be dangerous.
Fight: Police responded to a report of a physical fight between two women at Pitt Hotel and Bar on South McDonald Street at 10:55 p.m. Friday. No injuries were observed, and the women were removed from the bar.
Man jailed: Charles W. Martin, 26, of 317 First St., Lawrence, is charged by township police with resisting arrest, flight, making terroristic threats, possession of a prohibited weapon, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, court records show. Police said officers used a Taser to apprehend Martin after he fled from officers investigating reports of suspicious activity about 10:30 p.m. Friday on Locust Avenue. He is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Car crash: Wen Feng Watters, 32, of Canonsburg, was taken by ambulance to Canonsburg Hospital at 1:10 p.m. Friday to be treated for head injuries caused by a two-vehicle crash at the four-way intersection of Waterdam Road, Taylor Drive and Thomas Road. Both vehicles pulled out at the same time. Passengers from the vehicles and the other driver, Reijin Decur, 31, of Canonsburg, were uninjured.
Criminal mischief: A resident of the 100 block of West Edgewood Drive, McMurray, told police June 28 that someone dented his mailbox with a blunt object, knocking it to the ground.
Retail theft: A young, black male in his early 20s walked into the Verizon store, 4120 Washington Road, June 27, looked at some items and left the store with an iPhone 6 valued at $850.
Disturbance: Police responded to an argument between two men regarding a parking space at Outback Steakhouse at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Criminal mischief: Kristy Clutter reported she returned to her home in the 500 block of Fayette Street Saturday to find her lawn ornaments and plants had been thrown around her yard and porch. A neighbor witnessed a woman causing the damage.
Criminal mischief: Donna Evans reported that a black man with dreadlocks wearing a black shirt and blue pants climbed onto the roof of her vehicle at 8:35 p.m. Saturday while it was parked in the 800 block of Addison Street. She said the man told her he was chased by a dog, then walked away.
Harassment citation: Jason Paul Amos, 32, of 113 Gibson Ave., was cited by city police with harassment for allegedly shoving a woman Saturday, causing her to injure her elbow.
Drug paraphernalia charge: Kyler S. Livingston, 23, of 645 E. Maiden St., Washington, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after police discovered a drug deal April 1 on Detroit Avenue, city police said. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Drug paraphernalia charge: Belinda Patterson, 41, of 209 Donnan Ave., Washington, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to her home June 19 for a drug overdose, city police said. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

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Pickup struck by brick: State police filed a juvenile petition against a 16-year-old Wind Ridge boy accused of throwing a brick through the windshield of a moving pickup truck along Green Valley Road in Aleppo Township April 23. Neither the driver of the truck, George Ealy of Wind Ridge, nor his passenger, Neil Young of Aleppo, was injured. Police did not identify the boy because he is a minor.
Tools stolen: A socket set was stolen from a car parked on Moffit Road in Dunkard Township June 22, state police said.
Two-vehicle crash: A driver suffered a minor injury Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 21 in Franklin Township near the Interstate 79 interchange. State police said Benjamin E. Smith Jr., 35, of Greenwood, N.Y., was following too closely behind the car driven by John Watkins, 57, of Marianna, when he crashed into the rear of Watkins’ car about 11:20 a.m. Watkins suffered minor injuries, but declined treatment by medics. Police cited Smith for driving too closely to the car in front of him.
Trailer stolen: A travel trailer was stolen Friday morning while it was outside a residence at 149 Homeville Road in Morgan Township, state police said.
Trespassing charge: State police said they charged Rebecca Longwell, 38, of Wind Ridge, with trespassing after she allegedly entered a Richhill Township residence along West Roy Furman Highway shortly before noon Saturday.
Burglary reported: State police are investigating a burglary at a Ned Ridge Road residence in Springhill Township that occurred between June 12 and 26. Police said several household goods were stolen and the property was damaged.
Lawnmower stolen: A lawn mower and several other items were stolen from a Windy Gap Road residence in Springhill Township between June 20 and 28, state police said.


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