Blotter: Teen Charged for Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, Man Charged with Public Drunkenness

Here are the latest reports from the Canonsburg Police Department.

Canonsburg police cited a teenager with possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations after he was stopped for reportedly running a red light early Monday on East Pike Street and Greenside Avenue.

Police said the driver, Thomas Kencec, 18, and his passenger appeared nervous when stopped.

That’s when an officer who approached the passenger-side of the car noticed a marijuana pipe in plain view lying in the center console.

Kencec was asked to step out of the vehicle while officers searched it—finding two more pipes, according to a police report.

The charges will proceed by summons.

Two Men Charged With Possession of Paraphernalia

Two men were charged with possession of paraphernalia after a traffic stop Saturday night on South Central Avenue in Canonsburg.

Canonsburg police stopped a vehicle being driven by Julian Thompson, 19, of Erie after he reported proceeded through a solid red light, according to a report.

When officers approached the vehicle, they noted the smell of burnt marijuana.

Asked if there was anything the officers should know about in the vehicle, Thompson first said no and then admitted there was a marijuana pipe under the front seat after consenting to a search of the vehicle.

Police also found a digital scale and a small bag of suspected marijuana in the backpack of Stephen Yarbrough, 20, of Canonsburg. Yarbrough was Thompson’s passengers.

A possession of a small amount of marijuana charge against Yarbrough is pending the results of a lab test, according to a police report.

Man Charged With Public Drunkenness, Harassment After Bowling Alley Fight

Canonsburg police charged Anthony Miranda, 24, of Pittsburgh, with public drunkenness, harassment, possession of drugs, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia following a fight at West Pike Bowl on Friday night.

Police said that when they arrived at the bowling alley after being summoned by management for a man who was intoxicated and fighting, Miranda was foundsitting on the sidewalk with his grandmother holding him up.

According to a police report, the man’s grandmother asked police if Miranda could be transported to the Washington Hospital. At that point police said the man got “physical” and needed to be placed in cuffs. Once in the ambulance, he had to be restrained on the stretcher, according to police.

Police were later called back to the bowling alley to retrieve Miranda’s jacket. Inside, police found a small bag of suspected marijuana, a joint, a roach, two prescription bottles, a marijuana pipe and wraps, a report indicates.

Roger January 08, 2013 at 01:31 PM
All stories related to drug activity ... and, all are involved with young people. Sad commentary on what is happening in the area, and the season of life. Most Police blotters are predominately related to drug activity. No, legalization will solve nothing. That only addresses the legal issues, not the foundational problem. Eliminating the need for mind-altering substances will only solve the problem.
Jeff January 08, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Good thing young people didn't use drugs 40-50 years during the 60's and 70's. :) Or is that where it all started and the kids are just following in their parents foot steps? Guess somethings never change. Still sad to see either way.


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