Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Also on Tuesday: District Judge Jay Weller released him from Washington County Jail on his own recognizance.
A Venetia man who was jailed on criminal trespass and other charges after allegedly entering a North Strabane home uninvited last month waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. District Judge Jay Weller also changed his bail. While it had been set at $25,000, Weller on Tuesday released Robert Cole, 26, on his own recognizance, according to online court records. North Strabane police also had charged Cole, with loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, online court records indicate. According to the Observer-Reporter, Cole allegedly told residents at a township home that he was being chased by person with a gun. When the family called police, the newspaper indicated that Cole then allegedly ran…
Friday, April 13, 2012
William 'Bill' Carr attempted to steal from Miller's Ace Hardware in Peters Township on April 4—and wrestled with a male employee before fleeing.
A North Strabane man was held for court following his preliminary hearing before district Judge James Ellis Thursday. He was charged with attempted robbery by Peters Township police. William "Bill" Carr, 31, of North Strabane, attempted to steal two rolls of wiring from Miller's Ace Hardware in Peters Township on April 4. According to police, he was hiding the wiring under his clothing and, when a male employee approached him, he dropped both rolls on the floor. He tried to flee, but was told not to, police said. The male employee and Carr wrestled before he exited the store and fled with a female in a Jeep. Peters and North Strabane police arrived at Carr's home in North Strabane and found him hiding in a bedroom closet. He was arrested…
Saturday, March 24, 2012
A Houston man is missing after swimming Friday night.
Rescue teams are searching Canonsburg Lake for a Houston man who was reported missing after a group of friends swam across the water Friday night. Joseph Schneider, 21, was at a party with friends at a house next door to Table Brick Oven & Bar, which abuts the overpass on the Canonsburg side of the lake, according to Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht. Four young men jumped into the water to race across the lake. Fruecht said one man turned around and got out. Schneider also turned around, but was not seen after that. The lake is only 80-100 yards wide at the point where the race took place, Freucht said. East Bethlehem Scuba Rescue team from Washington County arrived close to 1 a.m. Saturday to help in the search. Peters and North…
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Joshua Thomson was also charged with receiving stolen property and access device fraud.
A Peters Township man is in jail Friday after being charged with access device fraud and felony counts of theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. Joshua Thomson, 29, was arraigned before district Judge Robert Redlinger Friday. He was jailed after being unable to post a $10,000 bond. Thomson is scheduled to appear before district Judge Jay Weller at 9:15 a.m. March 20 for a preliminary hearing. The Observer-Reporter newspaper indicated that Thomson was picked up on a warrant that accused him of stealing things such as cell phones, purses and computer equipment with a combined value of more than $4,000. The newspaper said Thomson was identified as the suspect in the Oct. 24 thefts “after Pittsburgh police were alerted to …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Peters Township, Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane police departments received the highest award for safety initiatives.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thirty-four Pennsylvania Police Departments—including four in northern Washington County— received Platinum Awards from AAA for their community traffic safety efforts, according to officials at AAA East Central. The Platinum awards were given to “commendable leaders” for their safety efforts and enforcement activities geared toward making communities safer. The recipients of the prestigious award included Canonsburg, Cecil, North Strabane and Peters Township police departments. “They went above and beyond the call of duty by organizing projects which would make their community a safer place for motorists as well as local residents,” said J.J. Miller, AAA safety adviser. To be eligible for the annual awards, a community must conduct …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Both cases were adjudicated last week.
A Canonsburg woman and McMurray man were sentenced to jail last week on endangering the welfare of children and burglary charges, respectively. Court dockets show that Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky last week sentenced Lana Blue, 22, of 223 Valley View Terrace, to 60 days to 23 months in prison on a child endangerment charge. Canonsburg police charged Blue on Sept. 10, 2010 after Pittsburgh doctors found that her 13-month on had suffered numerous injuries, according to court dockets and WTAE-TV. The charge stems from a July 5, 2010 incident, court records show. A Peters Township man was also sentenced to jail last week. Court dockets show that Washington County Judge Janet Moschetta Bell sentenced Thomas Striegel, 26, of McMurray, …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The state Department of Transportation is partnering with local police departments to curb aggressive and distracted driving on local roadways.
Police and state officials said one thing is clear: Distracted driving is aggressive driving. So, the state Department of Transportation and myriad local police departments today announced the second wave of aggressive driving enforcement—one that began Monday and will continue through Aug. 28. North Strabane, Cecil and Peters Township police departments are among 300 in the state participating in the program, which will concentrate on those roadways known for speeding, tailgating and other forms of aggressive driving. PennDOT spokesman Jay Ofsanik said that so far this year, the program has yielded 610,000 tickets—28,000 for speeding, 8,600 for disobedient driving, as well as 683 driving under the influence arrests and 50 felony arrests. …