Domestic assault

An Indiana woman was held over the weekend at the Indiana County Jail following a domestic altercation with a man on the 900 block of Water Street, Indiana Borough police reported.

Bethany Aiello, 27, was charged with simple assault and harassment after police investigated the matter at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Online court records show Aiello posted $2,500 bond on Monday. A hearing is set for Dec. 9 before District Judge Christopher Welch in Clymer.


Pair charged

An Indiana-area man and woman face charges stemming from a domestic dispute more than a week ago, state police reported Monday.

Troopers charged Uriah Miller, 33, and Sarah Miller, 42, with simple assault and harassment following an argument that escalated into a fight between them at 8 a.m. Nov. 24, according to reports.

Police took the pair into custody along Zehner Road. District Judge Christopher Welch released them on unsecured bond and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 16.



A Westmoreland County man is accused of bilking a local auto repair shop by blocking his payment for work done on his vehicle.

Richard George, 66, of Avonmore, wrote a check for $2,504.79 for service on his 2004 Dodge at 286 Auto Repair on March 11, then canceled the check and has failed to make good on the bill since then, state police at Indiana reported.

Troopers charged George on Nov. 26 with a third-degree felony count of theft. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 17 in Homer City District Court.

Death probed

State police today reported the apparent accidental death of Diana Douds, 35, of Route 286, is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Douds died between 9 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in her home near Dasey Lane, police said.



Someone broke into a shed along Pioneer Lake Road on Nov. 26 but apparently took none of the contents, state police reported.

The sliding door was forced off its track and a lock fixture was broken from the door, according to the report.

Police didn’t identify the property owner, a Commodore woman, 34, who reported the break-in.



An intruder stole a 6 hp vertical-shaft Briggs & Stratton brand generator from the Black Leggs Trout Nursery along Hans Road between Nov. 22 and 24, according to state police at Indiana. The generator is valued at $600.


Two Saltsburg-area women told state police that a man siphoned gasoline from a white Ford Explorer in front of their home at 101 Pauline Drive at 2 a.m. Nov. 26.

Police withheld the names of the people who reported the theft. Investigators estimated about $25 worth of fuel was taken.

The suspect left in a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer, according to the report.



Rachel McAdams and Kimberly McAdams reported to state police that a stranger’s dog attacked their dog at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at 193 Chestnut St., and that the stranger hit the McAdamses’ dog with a stick in an attempt to separate the dogs.

According to an investigator, the unidentified man “entered a shed on the property in order to look for a better weapon.”

Police gave no description of the man or his dog, and reported that they left in a Ford Explorer.

Drug offense

State troopers found marijuana in an Indiana man’s car after pulling him over for a traffic violation about 1 p.m. Friday on Route 119 near Rugh Road, police said. Charges against the 35-year-old suspect could not be confirmed online.


Drug violation

A Fayette County motorist was found with marijuana and related paraphernalia in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Route 22 at Clark Road at 4:41 p.m. Saturday, state police reported.

The driver, a Belle Vernon man, 19, has yet to be charged.



A teenage boy is suspected of damaging some Christmas decorations and puncturing tires on two vehicles along Glenwood Avenue between 9 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.

The boy had blond hair, stood about 5-feet-4 to 5-feet-6 and appeared to be about 14 or 15 years old, according to state police at Punxsutawney. “He was wrapped up in a blanket,” according to the report.

A local property owner confronted the boy after he damaged the decorations. Investigators believe the youth returned later and punctured five tires on two vehicles at the man’s home.

Investigators were told that the boy was spotted walking on Glenwood Avenue near the Baptist Church between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. “The unknown male had his head covered. He was wearing jeans,” police said.


PFA violation

A resident at 1325 Learn Road failed to relinquish firearms as required by a protection-from-abuse order issued last month, state police reported.

Troopers at Kiski Valley investigated the matter on Nov. 25 but did not identify the suspect or report the outcome of the probe.