July 08, 2013 10:50 AM

White Township

Counterfeiting probed

On June 28 or 29, someone used a counterfeit $10 bill to make a purchase at the Giant Eagle market, 475 South Ben Franklin Road.

State police at Indiana said the investigation has been transferred to the Pittsburgh office of the United States Secret Service.



Criminal mischief

Indiana police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief committed Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Police said someone spray painted graffiti on an apartment building along the 600 block of Gompers Avenue.


Rayne Township


Thieves stole a red gate from a gas well road along Loraine Road, north of Dixonville Road.

State police at Indiana said the gate was taken between June 24 and July 1.



Charges filed

State police at Indiana went to 520 Main St. twice Saturday to investigate incidents involving a 14-year-old male who was not identified by police.

Police said Robert “Bud” Beskid, 19, of Shelocta, allegedly “head-butted” the other teen while the two were arguing in a bedroom, causing what police said was a moderate bruise to the younger teen’s face.

Beskid was arrested Sunday, charged with engendering the welfare of children, simple assault and harassment and placed in the Indiana County Jail.

At 11:15 a.m. Saturday, troopers returned to the residence to check on the welfare of the teen and were met at the door by Andre Barrow, 18, of Duquesne, who denied the troopers permission to enter the residence. Police said Barrow also told the officers the teen was not in the home and he gave the troopers a false identification.

Police said the teen’s mother later located the boy inside the residence.

Barrow was arrested and charged with obstructing the administration of law and giving a false ID to officers.

He was placed in the Indiana County Jail.


Canoe Township

Arson investigation

A state police fire marshal from the Punxsutawney station determined an incendiary device was thrown at a wood-frame storage shed at 677 Johnsonburg Road between Wednesday and Friday.

Police said the resulting fire burned out but caused about $500 damage.

Police identified the victim of the arson as Kevin Pierce Sr., of Punxsutawney.

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