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CANONSBURG
Cash stolen: Michael Harney, 534 S. Central Ave., told Canonsburg police early Tuesday $150 was stolen from his home.
Money stolen: John and Margaret Ilyankov, 826 Short St., told Canonsburg police Monday that money that belonged to their grandson was stolen from a box in their home.
Property damaged: Albert Cuneo told Canonsburg police Monday that a door was kicked in and railing damaged at rental property he owns at 223 Smithfield St.
Mower stolen: Eric Lang, 503 W. College St., told Canonsburg police Sunday that his lawn mower was stolen from the side of his house and replaced with a mower that did not work.
Forgery, theft charges: Justin Long, 22, of Pittsburgh, was charged Thursday by Canonsburg police with theft and forgery. He is accused of stealing a check from a checkbook owned by Dana Bisnowski of Canonsburg and cashing it for $1,850 May 11. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
CANTON
Mischief charge: Brad Linhart, 28, of 187 Maple Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by state police with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged a door frame at the home of Nicole Shuba, Cornelia St., Canton, and did $2,500 in damage to her vehicle May 3. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Drug possession charges: Shawn Nairn, 22, of 575 Duncan Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by state police with possession of narcotics and heroin, possession of paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and traffic violations. Police found him Feb. 22 unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle in the middle of the intersection of Sheffield and Wilmington streets, Canton. He reportedly was under the influence of Alprazolam and morphine. He also allegedly had Alprazolam and heroin in his vehicle. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
HANOVER
Concert arrest: Hanover Township police arrested William J. Arfars, 21, of Canfield, Ohio, Sunday at First Niagara Pavilion on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, harassment, disorderly conduct and a liquor violation. According to reports, Arfars became belligerent and resisted arrest when approached by police. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.
HOUSTON
DUI, other charges: Andrew J. Starinsky, 63, of 208 W. Grant St., Houston, was charged Thursday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a learner’s permit and failure to stay in his lane stemming from an April 21 traffic stop on Shady Avenue and West Grant Street, Houston. His blood-alcohol content was almost double the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
INDEPENDENCE
Glasses stolen: Dennis Kern, 350 Narigon Run Road, Independence, told state police May 20 his garage was broken into. Three pairs of reading glasses were stolen.
NORTH FRANKLIN
One injured: Kenneth Patress, 73, of 440 Cleveland Road, North Franklin, was injured May 18 when his vehicle and a vehicle driven by Frank I. Sigle, 52, of 2505 Park Ave., Washington, collided at the intersection of Franklin Farms Road and Sylvan Drive, North Franklin police said. Patress was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.
Theft charge: Antwayne N. Doctor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was charged by North Franklin police with retail theft after he allegedly stole a pair of pants and cologne from Macy’s, Washington Crown Center, Sunday.
NORTH STRABANE
DUI crash: Eugene Angeletti Jr., 56, of 64 Christy Road, North Strabane, will be charged by North Strabane police with DUI after his vehicle went off the 900 block of Thomas-Eighty Four Road about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and went 20 yards into the brush. Police said his BAC was almost three times the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication.
Drug charges: Andrew K. Nozum, 24, of 173 Latimer Ave., Strabane, was charged Thursday with possession of heroin and paraphernalia after North Strabane police were called to his home April 29 after he apparently overdosed on heroin. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
SOUTH STRABANE
Vehicles entered: Anthony Manko, Dodd Drive, told South Strabane police Monday vehicles owned by he and his wife were entered last week. Change, a measuring laser and glasses were stolen from his vehicle while change, gift cards and a credit cards were stolen from his wife’s vehicle.
Firearms violation: Ralph W. Orum, 35, of 15 Fifth St., Claysville, was charged Thursday by state police with carrying a firearm without a license after he was found with a gun in his vehicle during a May 6 traffic stop at the park-and-ride lot off East Beau Street, South Strabane. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
DUI charge: Keith A. Dean, 36, of 6204 Stonecreek Lane, Washington, was charged Thursday by state police with DUI, careless driving and having an open container of beer in his vehicle stemming from a May 2 traffic stop on Trinity Point Drive, South Strabane. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
WASHINGTON
Trespass, disorderly charges: Mary Jane Burch, 44, of 310 Pike Alley, Monongahela, was charged Monday by Washington police with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at Safe Haven, 240 W. College St.
Harassment charge: Cheryl Lynn Gatten, 54, of 1187 Maple Terrace, will be charged by Washington police with harassment after she allegedly punched Robert Hall, 55, of South Strabane Township, in the mouth during an incident at her home Monday. She told police she was angry because he took her beer.
PFA violation: A Washington woman is in Washington County jail after she allegedly violated a protection from abuse order Saturday, Washington police said. Joyce Ann Cole, 48, of 616 Fayette St., was served with a PFA Saturday that was requested by Thomas Wormsley, who resides at the same address. Police returned to the home about an hour later and found Cole, who was prohibited from returning there, back and yelling at Wormsley. She was arraigned Sunday by District Judge James Ellis who set bail at $2,500.
Retail theft: David Wright, 43, of 1211 Bentleyville Road, Van Voorhis, was charged Saturday by Washington police with stealing vitamins from Family Dollar, 123 Highland Ave., and driving with a suspended license. Wright was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Domestic abuse: Mykhail Thomas Kelley, 21, of 140 W. Wylie Ave., Washington, was charged Sunday by city police with reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment. According to reports, Kelley allegedly assaulted his girlfriend. Kelley was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis who set bail at $2,500, and Kelley was taken to Washington County jail.
WEST BETHLEHEM
Copper stolen: An employee of Chevron told state police Thursday 40 feet of copper wire was stolen from a holding tank at property at 191 Kefover Road, West Bethlehem.
WEST FINLEY
Domestic abuse: Christopher Nathaniel Sickman, 30, of 230 Reed St., Houston, was arraigned Friday by District Judge James Ellis on charges of simple assault and harassment filed by state police. Sickman allegedly choked his wife, Chande Sickman, and threw her through a hallway wall at their West Finley Township home May 3, according to the criminal complaint. Sickman was released on his own recognizance and faces a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. June 5 before District Judge David Mark.

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WAYNESBURG
Man charged: A Waynesburg man was charged with harassment and simple assault following an incident at 12:10 a.m. Monday at 345 S. Washington St. in Waynesburg, borough police said. David A. Haywood, 31, of the same address, became angry at his girlfriend and threw a clothes basket at her, police said. After his girlfriend slapped him in the face, Haywood twisted her arm behind her back, police said.
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