Assault alleged: John Michael Cumpston, 68, of 127 Locust St., Muse, is charged by township police with simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness, court records show. Police accuse Cumpston of pushing Joseph Preteroti from behind, causing him to fall down a dozen steps about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a bar on Muse-Bishop Road. He is free on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Man charged: Nichalaus Alexander Jaworski, 26, of Salisbury, N.C., is charged by township police with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Cecil police accuse him of having two loaded handguns in his vehicle where he was discovered asleep and parked crooked about 4 a.m. Sunday at 660 Southpointe Boulevard. He is free on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Assault alleged: Donald Kenneth Valentine Jr., 30, of 100 Burkett Lane, North Strabane Township, is charged by township police with strangulation, simple assault and harassment, court records show. Police accuse Valentine of striking his wife, Stephanie Valentine, before shoving her onto a bed and choking her about 3 a.m. Saturday in his residence. He is free on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Burglary: Brandon McGivern, 29, of 40 Cherry Creek Road, Smith Township, was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, theft of secondary metal and receiving stolen property by township police Sunday. According to the criminal complaint, McGivern drove Michael Lowe to used car lots to steal catalytic converters from vehicles. McGivern is also accused of driving Lowe to burglarize homes in Atlasburg and Bulger. McGivern was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. July 11 before District Judge Gary Havelka.
Assault charge: City police charged Destiny P. Matthews, 20, of South Strabane Township, with simple assault, disorderly conduct and a summary count of harassment, stemming from a fight she allegedly started with a clerk at Circle K on West Chestnut Street May 21. Charges were filed by summons on Friday at District Judge Robert Redlinger’s office.
Assault alleged: Ryan Thomas Bachurski, 26, of 510 Madison Ave., West Brownsville, is charged by borough police with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, court records show. Bachurski is accused of chasing Matthew Hall with a .22-caliber handgun through yards and streets in Blainesburg Saturday following an argument about Hall’s dog damaging Bachurski’s car. Bachurski is free on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Stolen firearms: Two handguns were reported stolen between 1:30 p.m. June 7 and 10:30 a.m. June 12 from a house on Front Street. A locked side door was forced open to gain entry. State police are investigating.