Bomb Threat Forces Evacuations

Woman charged with phoning in a fake bomb threat on Aug. 5

Faux bomb threat: A Washington County woman is accused of phoning in a false bomb threat to the MedExpress facility on Greentree Road. Scott police said Brittany Lyle, 21, of Houston, called the medical facility on Aug. 5 and claimed there was a bomb inside. Police evacuated MedExpress and the nearby Pizza Hut restaurant, and swept the area with an Allegheny County police K9 unit. Lyle was charged with harassment and terroristic threats.

Copper theft: Someone broke into the trailers outside the Bottom Dollar Food construction area off Washington Pike and stole $2,100 worth of copper piping on Aug. 10.

Apartment remodeling fraud: A contractor faces fraud charges after Scott police said he bought supplies to remodel an apartment, but never did the work. Police said Richard Nodd, 39, of Pittsburgh, used a landlord’s credit card to buy $257 worth of materials on July 20, but then returned them just six hours later for store credit. Nodd told the landlord he had the plumbing supplies at his home and promised to remodel the apartment later. Police charged him with theft by deception and home improvement fraud.

Criminal mischief arrest: Barbara G. McKenna, 51, of Scott, was charged with public drunkenness, criminal mischief and institutional vandalism on Aug. 13, according to district court records.

Dog law violation: David J. Blauzdis, 49, of Scott, was charged with a dog law violation on Aug. 10 after township police said his dog went to the bathroom on a neighbor’s lawn and he refused to clean it up.

DUI and drug charges: Samuel Dombroski, 54, of Beechview faces a DUI charge after Scott police said he was sleeping at the wheel on Aug. 11. Police also charged him with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Urinating in public: Thomas J. Higgins, 50, of Carnegie, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana after Scott police said they caught him urinating in public on Aug. 11.

Drunken driving arrest: Scott police charged Joy L. Mann, 30, of Pittsburgh, with drunken driving after police said they stopped her vehicle along Greentree Road on Aug. 13.


Fake medical insurance: Eric Ritchie, 20, of South Fayette, was charged with insurance fraud, trespassing and forgery after Collier police said he tried to use someone else’s health insurance on Aug. 11 at the Preferred Primary Care Physicians facility on Washington Pike.

Restaurant theft: Collier police charged Julie Racz, 26, of Bridgeville, with theft after officers said she stole from Texas Roadhouse while working at the restaurant.

Parking lot argument: Justin Peterson, 30, of Canonsburg faces aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest charges following an argument on Aug. 12 in a parking lot off Washington Pike, Collier police said.

Dirt bike stolen: A Yamaha dirt bike worth about $16,000 was stolen some time over the weekend while be stored in a from a Baldwin Road shed.


Assault charges: Charles Schuetz, 38, of Bridgeville faces charges of simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats after borough police said they responded to an assault at a Bluff Street residence on Sunday morning.

Parked car damaged: Andrew Brown, 21, of Bridgeville, was charged with careless driving, reckless driving, and criminal conspiracy after borough police said damage was done to a vehicle parked in a lot off Washington Avenue. Police said they also charged Steven Moore, 22, of McDonald, with disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief in the Aug. 11 incident.

Dog running loose: Bridgeville police cited 32-year-old borough resident Lavarr Carroll after officers said he they received reports of his dog running loose on Coulter Street on Aug. 13. Police said this is the second time since April he has faced the containment of dogs citation.

Disorderly conduct charges: Nathan Weydner, 22, and Alexander Bryan, 23, both of Bridgeville, were charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia following a disturbance Saturday night on Cherry Way.


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