Theft reported: Hydraulic lines and a battery were reported as having been removed from an excavator belonging to a Cameron, W.Va., man at Centennial Cemetery on Aleppo Road. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. June 18 and 1:48 p.m. June 21. The items’ total value is reportedly $520.
Harassment charge: Theo Johnson, 32, of 16 E. Main St., New Salem, was charged by township police with harassment after he allegedly sent a threatening message to his ex-girlfriend’s cousin, who lives in the township. Police said the electronic message, sent June 18, suggested that Johnson knew where the cousin lived, and that he was going to find her and physically assault her, according to the criminal complaint. The cousin took a screen shot of the message for police.
Drug charge: Lawrence Michael Plavi, 38, of 204 Hilltop Court, Nemacolin, was charged by township police with possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident June 12 at a residence at 270 Perry Ave. Police said that about 5:40 a.m., the property owner found Plavi sleeping on a couch in his basement, though he didn’t have permission. Police said they found a smoking device with suspected methamphetamine on a table next to the couch.
Drug charge: Thomas Eugene Allen, 26, of Cameron, W.Va., was charged by state police with possession of drug paraphernalia after police executed an arrest warrant on Allen June 12 at his friend’s residence, 133 W. Roy Furman Highway. Police said they found a crack pipe on a table in the residence where they arrested Allen.
Simple assault charge: Caitlyn Elizabeth Liggett, 26, of 6 Wheeling Creek Road Mobile Home Park, Wind Ridge, was charged by state police with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after she allegedly struck her neighbor in the back with a metal pole after they fought over a trampoline. Police said Liggett’s neighbor, Derek Mitchell, didn’t want Liggett’s children playing on the trampoline in his yard because their landlord said it was his. According to the criminal complaint, Mitchell started taking the trampoline apart June 16, so Liggett’s children couldn’t play on it. She allegedly picked up one of the metal poles of the trampoline and struck Mitchell across the back with it. Liggett denied striking Mitchell.