Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cecil and North Strabane police departments will be ticketing.
Cecil and North Strabane police departments are participating in a statewide crackdown on aggressive driving. PennDOT and the South Fayette and Cecil Township police departments held a news conference and enforcement event Tuesday on Route 50 in South Fayette Township to highlight the first wave of the aggressive-driving campaign that began on Monday, March 18. More than 350 municipal police forces, with the Pennsylvania State Police, are participating in aggressive-driving activities through April 28. Police will concentrate enforcement efforts on roadways known to have a high number of aggressive-driving crashes. Aggressive driving includes risky behaviors such as speeding, running red lights and stop signs, tailgating or improper …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Cecil Township police filed the charges early Friday after an alleged standoff on Thanksgiving.
A Cecil Township man was remanded to the Washington County Jail early Friday after an alleged standoff with police on Thanksgiving, according to media reports. The Observer-Reporter indicated that Joseph Jene Kovan was arrested after a standoff with police—an incident that required SWAT team assistance, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. While details of the incident were not immediately available, online records indicate that Kovan was charged by Cecil Township police with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure. Cecil Township police were not immediately available for further comment on the incident late Thursday. Kovan was arraigned before district judge Valarie …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Two of the incidents happened Saturday, with the third occurring on Monday.
Cecil Township police charged three people with driving under the influence over the Labor Day weekend. Here are the reports: Cecil Township police charged Gerald William Auld of Venetia with two counts of DUI following an incident on Corporate Drive in Southpointe at 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Police said Auld failed to stop at a stop sign at Klinger Road and Corporate Drive. When officers approached the vehicle, they noted the smell of alcoholic beverages, and that Auld had "bloodshot, glassy eyes." Police said a field sobriety test showed signs of intoxication, and that a breath test showed that Auld had a blood-alcohol content of .116 percent. Cecil police also charged Shannon Danielle Whitlock, of Houston, with two counts of DUI following …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The charges stem from a residential fire in the township on Saturday.
The pregnant ex-girlfriend of a Cecil Township man whose home caught fire Saturday was charged Wednesday with two counts of arson. Cecil police said that David Scharf, 40, of 223 McConnell Road, had broken up with Hong Pham, 33, of Monroeville and had dropped off some personal belongings to her workplace early Saturday—items including baby clothes and a bouncy chair. Cecil Township police said that Pham later went to Sharf’s residence and set fire to a diaper box, baby clothing and other items the man had dropped off. Police said Pham, who is reportedly four-months pregnant, set the fire on the back patio of Scharf’s home. All three fire departments from Cecil Township were among the first responders called to the scene. Pham was arraigned…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The police department responded to the following incidents this past weekend.
Cecil Township police charged a McDonald woman and Eighty Four man with driving under the influence following two separate early-morning incidents Saturday. Police officers stopped Audie D. Moore, 57, after officers observed him drift into the left-hand lane and continue driving there while traveling south on Southpointe Boulevard. Officers noted the odor of alcohol coming from Moore, and said he had glossy eyes—signs of impairment that led police to conduct a field sobriety test. Moore failed the test and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Police transferred him back to the station, where a breath test indicated his blood-alcohol level was .099 percent. Two charges of DUI will proceed by summons, police said. At 1:31 a.m. police…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Cecil Township police also responded to a one-vehicle crash with no injuries.
Cecil police said a township woman is facing harassment charges after she allegedly punched a Carnegie man in the eye Monday. Police said Steve Zaleski of Carnegie told officers that he visited 31 Stonecrest to see Kenneth Zarvis when Mandee Zarvis became eranged. Zaleski told officers that when he went to leave, she followed him out and punched him in the eye. Further details regarding the incident were not available. No Injuries in One-Vehicle Crash No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident on School Hill and Morganza roads at 7:55 p.m. Monday, Cecil police said. Police said Megan Ross was driving south in the area when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer, missing it but striking a guard rail instead. Ross also struck a …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
James Dugan was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail.
A Lawrence man reported to the Washington County Jail Monday to begin his sentence. Cecil Township police had charged James Dugan, 36, with simple assault and making terroristic threats after an incident Aug. 21. He pleaded guilty to both charges March 19. Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky sentenced Dugan earlier this month to six to 23 months in jail.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Two people reported items stolen from their vehicles over the weekend.
Cecil Township police are investigating reports of thefts from two vehicles over the weekend. Jaclyn Thomson, of 1106 Concord Dr. in Lawrence, told police Sunday night that someone had stolen the license plate off her Dodge Neon, which was parked in the driveway of her residence. The license plate number is HTJ2344. Police are also investigating the theft of golf clubs from the vehicle of Edwin Ellis, of 1130 Old Farm Rd, also in Lawrence. Ellis told police Sunday afternoon that someone had stolen the Nike clubs, which were in a black-and-white bag, from the trunk of his unlocked car. The clubs, police said, were valued at $100. Cecil police remind residents to keep their vehicles locked. Anyone with information on the incidents is asked …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Don Hindman is scheduled to appear before district Judge Valarie Costanzo in May.
A former fire chief charged with driving under the influence has been scheduled for his preliminary hearing. Donald Hindman, former Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department chief, is set to appear before district Judge Valarie Costanzo at 6:15 p.m. May 16, online court records indicate. Cecil Township police charged Hindman, 49, with one count of DUI after officers "noticed his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot” while he was responding to a call on Filkorn Road at the request of Southbridge EMS early Sunday. He was driving a 2002 Chevy Silverado with municipal plates when he was pulled over by officers while driving away from the scene. Police said Hindman failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the station, where a …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Cecil Township police charged James Douglass early Sunday.
Cecil police charged a man with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct following an altercation in a township home early Sunday morning. Police were called to 539 Filkorn Rd. for a report of a woman with glass stuck in her head at close to 2:53 a.m. Sunday. The woman was taken to Allegheny Hospital for treatment of injuries, police said. James Douglass, 24, no address given, was charged and then arraigned before district Judge Robert Redlinger. He was briefly jailed on $2,500 bond. After the incident, Lawrence Volunteer Fire Chief Don Hindman, who was called to the scene to assist Southbridge EMS, was charged with DUI.