CUMBERLAND

PFA violation alleged: Michael Metz, 20, of 55 Route 21 Mobile Home Park, was charged by township police with violating a protection-from-abuse order after he allegedly sent a message on Instagram June 1 to a juvenile whom he been court-ordered to not have contact with.

FRANKLIN

Burglary charges: Two people were charged with burglary after they allegedly broke into a house in the 400 block of Third Street and stole cash and a necklace from the residence May 31 or June 1. James Paul Roupe, 28, of 1 Rear Duff St., Bobtown, and Sarah Marie Blake, 28, of 323 Fourth St., Waynesburg, were charged by state police with burglary, theft and criminal trespass after the victim allegedly found them at his mother’s house and in possession of his property.

MONONGAHELA

Burglary charge: William Giles Grim Jr., 45, of 168 Larimer Ave., Bobtown, was charged by state police with burglary and theft after he allegedly was caught by a witness stealing transmitters, gloves, cameras and hand tools from a barn June 1 in the 100 block of Colvin Road. Police said the victim was preparing for an auction when a witness saw Grim on the property with a bag of stolen items from the barn about 10 a.m.

PERRY

Paraphernalia charge: Tyler Ray Kronk, 25, of Smithfield, was charged by Greene County Regional police with possession of drug paraphernalia after they allegedly found a hypodermic syringe in his pocket May 15. Police said they were in the parking lot of BFS Foods on Gas Company Road when they arrested Kronk on several warrants and found the syringe.

WASHINGTON

Theft: A 64-year-old Apple Hill Road resident reported to state police that sometime in the last two weeks, her chainsaw and weed eater were stolen from her property.

WAYNESBURG

Theft charge: Robert S. Fenstermacher, 19, of 112 N. Maiden St., Waynesburg, was charged by borough police with theft after he allegedly stole one of his father’s checks from his father’s mail and forged his own name on it before cashing it at First Federal Bank. Police said Fenstermacher used the $181 to purchase a phone and food.

Obstruction charges: Two Waynesburg men were charged with obstructing justice, obstructing the administration of law and disorderly conduct during the early morning arrest of a juvenile girl May 26 in the borough. Waynesburg police said they responded to the residence of Robert John Gindele, 18, and Michael Kenneth Fuller, 23, and the juvenile about 1:33 a.m. at 155 E. High St. Police said a group of people were fighting and yelling, including the girl. Before running into the house, she allegedly told police that since she was underage they couldn’t arrest her. As police were arresting her for disorderly conduct, Gindele allegedly blocked their entrance into the residence. Both he and Fuller allegedly were loud and disorderly while police arrested the girl.

WHITELEY

Tractor DUI crash: A South Carolina man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his farm tractor last month. Stephen Paul Austin, 55, who now lives on Big Shannon Run Road in Whiteley Township, allegedly told police he had consumed a quart of liquor before driving the tractor on a roadway May 22. Police said Austin was driving it in the 1200 block of Mount Morris Road when he crashed it into a guardrail about 4:49 p.m. Police said they immediately smelled alcohol on Austin. They tried to conduct a field sobriety test on him. Austin started to attempt the test, but after several stumbles, he allegedly told police “you know I’m not going to be able to do the test.” Police said Austin refused to submit to a blood test. Austin was additionally charged with five summary traffic violations.

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