A traffic stop in Bridgeville resulted in child endangerment charges against a Pittsburgh man.
According to the report from Bridgeville police, an officer stopped a car for speeding and driving recklessly in the 100 block of Washington Avenue on Aug. 12 at 9:15 p.m.
The officer reported that the car had two young children in it, that neither of them were wearing seat belts, and that they were thrown forward when the car skidded to a stop.
The driver, identified as Theodore Wallace, 41, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and seatbelt
Also in the blotter:
- On Aug. 8, a woman reported that her Xbox game system and some games were stolen from her home in the 300 block of Calvert Street. Following an investigation, police found that Daron “Peanut” Parks had been in possession of the game system and games, and had sold them. Police obtained a warrant for his arrest, and he was arrested on Aug. 14 when he was seen walking on Bower Hill Road near Railroad Street.
- Police were called to a bar in the 800 block of McLaughlin Run Road at 6:18 p.m. on Aug. 22 for a report of a male being disruptive and swearing at patrons. According to the police report, police found the man, identified as Russell Kovach Jr., in the 600 block of Bank Street displaying the middle finger to passing motorists. Kovach was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in jail until sober.
- Police responded to Castaway’s at 7:41 p.m. on Aug. 26 for a report of an assault. According to the police report, Jesse Lauw, 58, of South Fayette was arrested after he allegedly punched a 61-year-old man in the face, causing several injuries. Lauw was charged with aggravated assault.