Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police said the man chained an 11-year-old boy to the basement stairs after he allegedly refused to eat dinner.
North Strabane police said a township man chained an 11-year-old boy to his basement steps after he refused to eat dinner. Police said Joshua Smith, 38, was charged with false imprisonment, child endangerment, simple assault and harassment following the Monday incident. Officers had to cut the chain off the boy's right leg with wire cutters, police said. Police were summoned after another adult in the home called officers. Smith was arraigned before district Judge Jay Weller and remanded to the Washington County Jail after being unable to post bail. He remained in the Washington County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon. Police said that if Smith makes bail, there will be two conditions: That he is evicted from the home and that he has no …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
These incidents were handled by the Cecil Township Police Department recently.
A man listing a Canonsburg address was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and driving without a license by Cecil Township police Saturday following a vehicle crash late Friday. Police said officers were dispatched to 274 Muse-Bishop Road, where they encountered James Hookey standing behind a wrecked Chevy Colorado truck. That’s when officers said Hookey stated, “I did it. I took the vehicle and I’m drunk.” Police said he had allegedly taken the vehicle without permission from Brianna McMasters of Canonsburg—information the woman confirmed to officers. After failing field sobriety tests, officers transported Hookey to the North Stabane Township Police Department for a breath test. It showed Hookey had…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The charges stem from an incident in the home of Joseph Kovan—one that required SWAT team assistance Nov. 23.
The most serious charges against a Cecil Township man who was accused of pointing a gun in the faces of several people in his home and then allegedly shooting two holes in his ceiling—causing a SWAT team to be called to the residence—were either withdrawn or downgraded during a hearing Monday. Joseph J. Kovan, 41, of 13 Charles St., was originally charged by Cecil Township police with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure—all felony counts. On Monday, the firearm charge was withdrawn, the aggravated assault charge was amended to a simple assault charge, and the terrorist threat charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor by district Judge Valarie Costanzo. Kovan waived those charges …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
David Crook, 28, was remanded to the Washington County Jail Thursday after being charged by Canonsburg police.
A man is in jail after being charged Thursday with disorderly conduct (unreasonable noise), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. Canonsburg police also charged David Crook, 28, no address given, with defiant trespass. Online court records show that Crook was arraigned Thursday before district Judge Ethan Ward, who remanded him to jail on $5,000 straight bond. Crook's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20 before Ward, online court dockets show. The circumstances surrounding the charges were not immediately know.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Jason Montani is in Washington County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Police said an Eighty Four man was tased four times Sunday before reportedly fighting with officers who responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver—a call that ended with an officer allegedly having blood spit in his face. North Strabane police charged Jason Montani, 40, with aggravated assault, driving under the influence, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and three counts of simple assault. Police said the department was notified by Peters Township police around 12:30 a.m. that a possible intoxicated driver was headed into North Strabane. An officer headed to the home associated with the vehicle registration—36 Long Drive—where they observed Montani sitting in his truck in the driveway. That's when the man approached …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Marianne Sadelmyer waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
A Houston woman charged with a felony count of identity theft and other misdemeanors waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday—and will stand trial for the alleged crimes. Online court records indicate that Marianne Sadelmyer, 48, also waived charges of forgery, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, access device use without authorization, and providing false identification to law enforcement. The charges—filed by Canonsburg police Aug. 17—stemmed from an Aug. 5 incident, according to online court records. The Observer-Reporter indicated that police said Sadelmyer has more than a dozen aliases and used a credit card she allegedly took from another customer shopping at a borough business. The the paper also reported: "Not …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The woman—arrested for the fourth time—was found unconscious by Peters police in McDowell Shops.
Arrested for the fourth time by Peters Township police, a North Strabane woman who was charged three previous times last year for inhaling solvents while behind the wheel, was found unconscious in her car at the McDowell Shops, according to the Observer-Reporter. On Sunday morning, Christine Ann Keller, 50, of 428 Mary Lane, Canonsburg, regained consciousness, but her speech was slurred and she was perspiring, the newspaper reports. Police said they found multiple cans of Blast Away Multi-Purpose Duster in her vehicle, according to the O-R. Keller was taken to Washington County Jail on a detainer through the county’s adult probation department, according to online court dockets. Court dockets show Keller entered a guilty plea in …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Additional crime from the Canonsburg police report includes assault, theft, and more.
Four men have been jailed in separate incidents after being arrested over Memorial Day weekend by Canonsburg police. He was arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and terroristic threats by Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson and transported to Washington County Jail. Bail was set for $10,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 13 before Magisterial District Judge David Mark. He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson and held on $5,000 straight bond. He faces a hearing before Judge David Mark at 11:30 a.m. June 13. The incident arose when police were called to a disturbance on Chartiers Avenue. A female was found with a bloody nose and large lump on her forehead. A witness broke up the fight and …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Police report possible additional charges.
Canonsburg police responded to a report of fighting and mention of a gun on Summit Street on Monday around 9:18 p.m. They were assisted by officers from North Strabane, Chartiers and Houston police. According to witnesses and participants, a fight broke out between John Lloyd and Jason Reichelt at 325 Summit St. when Lloyd refused to move his truck to let Reichelt leave. Lloyd was looking for information on his grandson. Lloyd was found bleeding from the face and Reichelt with blood on his hands. A witness indicated that Reichelt punched Lloyd. Medics were called to the scene but Lloyd refused treatment. Reichelt said he knew Lloyd had a gun, which was found to be properly registered and was not witnessed during the altercation, police …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The three Houston men are being held in Washington County Jail pending the hearing before District Judge David Mark.
Three men from Houston face preliminary hearings before Magisterial District Judge David W. Mark at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, on charges stemming from a home invasion and standoff in Canonsburg on May 10. Brennan Mitchell Cole, 18; Jovontai Graham, 19; and Brandon Michael Trent, 18, are each charged with two counts of robbery with the threat of immediate serious injury, one count of burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal tresspass—breaking into a structure, one count carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of terroristic threats, one count of theft by unlawful taking—moveable property, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. Each of the three men is being held in Washington County Jail …