Union Township traffic stop leads to crash, jail
A man accused of nearly hitting a patrolman in Union Township before causing a two-vehicle crash in Monongahela has been jailed on a parole violation, police said.
Timothy John Davis, 42, last known address of 202 Fourth St., Monongahela, allegedly was involved in two incidents while attempting to escape from police before he was found hiding in a Carroll Township residence.
As of presstime, Davis had not been charged in the Friday and Saturday incidents.
Southwest Regional Police Officer John Dytko was conducting a traffic stop on Davis 11:59 p.m. Friday in Union Township when Davis purportedly sped away.
Davis nearly hit Dytko with his vehicle, according to Chief John Hartman, who said the officer was not injured.
Dytko lost sight of Davis' vehicle and decided not to pursue him, Hartman said.
Davis apparently drove down state Route 837 toward New Eagle before crashing head-on into another vehicle at the intersection of Chess and Second streets in Monongahela, city police Chief Brian Tempest said.
Davis jumped out of his vehicle and ran away, Tempest said. The accident report came in around 12:05 a.m. Saturday, according to Tempest.
Three females were in the other vehicle: driver Maylana White, 22, of Monongahela, and passengers Kristen Prece, 19, of Clarksville and Bethanee White, of Jefferson, Pa., Hartman said.
Tempest said the initial report showed one of the females being rushed to Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township, but hospital spokeswoman Corinne Laboon said none of the females was treated there.
Police said that shortly after the Monongahela crash, they found Davis inside a locked attic at 1164 Country Club Road in Carroll Township. Tempest said the residence belongs to a woman he described as “an acquaintance” of Davis.
He did not identify the woman.
Davis subsequently was transferred to the Washington County Correctional Facility, where he is being held on an adult probation detainer.
Hartman said Southwest Regional is “in the process” of charging Davis for leaving the traffic stop and nearly hitting Dytko. Tempest said Monongahela police are handling the crash investigation.
Police officers from Donora, Carroll Township and Charleroi Regional assisted in the capture of Davis, Tempest said.
Rick Bruni Jr. is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-684-2635.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Monessen man faces trial in shooting
- Former Ringgold guidance counselor facing sex charges
- Cal U professor recalls talks with a Hitler henchman
- Monongahela River towns invite public to play on the water
- Alleged Bunola shooter condition critical
- Donora residents likely to stand trial in alleged attack at bus stop
- Crawford carried skills, zest for life to the West Coast
- Mon Valley communities prepare Memorial Day events
- Two change advocates top BVA ballot list
- Repairman accused of fraud in Bentleyville
- Tip leads to arrest of 2 fugitives in Charleroi