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Washington Man Jailed for Making False Reports

Thomas Allen was remanded to the Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond.

A Washington man is in jail after Canonsburg police said he made a false report to the department involving a road rage incident.

Thomas Allen Sr., 29, of 795 Addison St., was charged with making false reports to law enforcement and arraigned Tuesday before district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond.

He remained in jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

According to court documents, emergency dispatchers received a call Sept. 30 about a road rage incident at the Gas n Go in the borough. The 911 caller identified himself to the dispatcher as Fred King, but when asked again for his name he provided a different one.

The caller told dispatchers that he followed a black Honda with no plates to 413 N. Jefferson Ave. and that he wanted police to meet him there.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with Rachel Phillips, who confirmed to police that the vehicle in question was hers, but that she had not moved it for three days.

The police report states that police provided the number the 911 caller had used to dial emergency dispatchers and Phillips confirmed that while it was her phone, it was in the possession of Allen—her ex-boyfriend.

She told officers that Allen was very upset over their recent breakup.

Police attempted to call the number back several times with no success.

“Thomas caused the Canonsburg Police Department to use resources for an alleged crime incident that never occurred,” the affidavit supporting the charge indicated.

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