Monday, February 18, 2013
One of the women allegedly involved in the retail theft is also accused of bringing her 2-year-old child to the store. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Scott Township police blotter.
Two women are accused of stealing nearly $500 worth of clothing from Walmart. Scott Township police said they charged Carlee Windsor, 22, of Pittsburgh, and India Lee, 20, of Carnegie, with retail theft for allegedly shoplifting the clothes on Feb. 11. Police said they also charged Lee with trespassing, false ID to police and child endangerment. Lee brought her 2-year-old child in a stroller while participating in the alleged retail theft, police said. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Scott Township Man accused of breaking into apartment: Scott Township police said they charged a Mt. Lebanon man with burglary and several other crimes after he allegedly showed up drunk at a friend’s …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Three teenagers face drug possession charges after Collier Township police found them in a car at the Panhandle Trail parking lot earlier this month. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Collier Township police blotter.
Three teenagers face drug possession charges after Collier Township police officers said they found them in a car at the Panhandle Trail parking lot earlier this month. Police said they noticed the car in the parking lot around 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 and investigated because there were people in the car moving around and trying to conceal something. Police said they charged Cody Bean, 19, of Rosslyn Farms with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. Police said he was wearing a ring that belonged to his mother, which she reported was stolen. Police also said they charged Raymond Drozak, 19, of Scott Township, and William Numer, 18, of Crafton, with drug possession. Numer also faces charges of …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A Crafton man accused of stealing money from a car console while he was receiving a ride from a motorist waived his theft charge to court.
A Crafton man accused of stealing money from a car console while he was receiving a ride from a motorist waived his theft charge to court. Justin Lewchenko, 21, of Crafton, was charged with theft after Scott Township police said he took money from a vehicle’s console after receiving a ride on Jan. 15. Police said the driver picked Lewchecnko up in Crafton and dropped him off in Scott Township. Lewchenko waived the theft charge to court before his preliminary hearing with District Judge Gary M. Zyra on Jan. 31. Zyra drastically reduced Lewchenko’s bail from $75,000 cash to 10 percent of $1,000. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Monday, February 4, 2013
An argument over a parking spot at the GetGo gas station led to bigger trouble for two Carnegie women. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Scott Township police blotter.
An argument over a parking spot led to bigger trouble for two Carnegie women. Scott Township police said they were called to the GetGo gas station on Washington Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday for a fight inside the convenience store. Police said the two women, Ashley Wimer, 25, and Janine Alexander, 26, were inside the store pushing and shoving each other. The two women apparently started arguing over a parking spot and the dispute spilled into the store, police said. Police broke up the fight and cited both women for disorderly conduct. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Scott Township Items stolen from car: Scott Township police said several items were stolen from an unlocked …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Sewickley man allegedly took donation jars meant for cancer patients and area volunteer fire departments. The alleged thefts took place on Neville Island, Scott Township and Peters.
A Sewickley man arrested this week is accused of stealing charitable donation jars from several businesses across the Pittsburgh area, including Scott Township. The jars contained loose change to help cancer patients and area volunteer fire departments. Ohio Township police Chief Norbert Micklos said they arrested Michael Coyle, 33, of Sewickley, after he allegedly took the donation jar at a 7-Eleven on Neville Island on Jan. 20. Ohio Township police, who cover Neville Island, charged him with theft and receiving stolen property. But Micklos said Coyle also confessed to similar thefts in Scott Township and Peters. Scott Township police said a donation box was stolen from the counter at the Panera Bread along Greentree Road. The theft …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Collier police say a worker stole more than $138,000 worth of nickel from a Kirawn Heights industrial complex over several months. Read about that and other crime in the Collier Township police blotter.
An Elizabeth man is accused by investigators of stealing more than $138,000 worth of nickel while working at a Kirwan Heights industrial complex. Collier Township police said Enoch Leech, 51, stole the nickel from Carpenter Powder Products on Mayer Street over several months. According to a criminal complaint supporting the arrest, police said company supervisors became suspicious of missing nickel and installed surveillance cameras where the metal is usually stored on Jan. 5. Leech was scheduled to work overtime that weekend and is allegedly seen in the surveillance video scooping buckets of nickel into numerous bags before leaving in his minivan shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 6. Police believe the more than 1,000 pounds of missing nickel …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Two teenage girls were arrested after police said they stole items from a Bridgeville business. Read about that and other crime in the weekly Bridgeville police blotter.
Two teenage girls from Washington County face numerous charges after police said they stole items from a Bridgeville business earlier this month. Bridgeville police said they were called to the business in the 400 block of Railroad Street on Jan. 13 when the store owner called to say the two girls were stealing items. They initially gave the officers false names, but investigators were eventually able to determine they were both 15 years old and from Washington, PA. Police did not reveal their names because they are both juveniles. Both were charged in juvenile court with retail theft, hindering apprehension, false identification to police and criminal conspiracy. Police did not identify the business where the crimes allegedly take place. …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Someone broke into a home under construction in the new Summit Ridge Estates development of Collier Township.
Someone broke into a new home under construction in Collier and stole a garbage disposal, township police said. Collier Township police said someone broke into the home in the 1200 block of Crest Drive in the new Summit Ridge Estates on the weekend of Jan. 5. The break-in was reported on Jan. 7. They broke in through a rear widow and also damaged the front door lock while trying to enter the home, police said. The burglar took a garbage disposal worth $60, but apparently nothing else, police said. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Three men who allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of scrap metal from a Scott Township industrial park were easy to spot as they tried to leave. Find out what police say gave them away.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Three men who allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of scrap metal were easy to spot as they tried to leave a Scott Township industrial park with their loot earlier this month. The rear bumper of their getaway car, filled with the heavy and bulky metal in the trunk, was nearly dragging on the ground as the men left the Super Mill Complex near Carnegie on Dec. 2, Scott Township police said. “It was almost dragging on the ground,” Scott Township police Sgt. Jeff Skees said of the car. The owner of the company, Future All Inc., alerted police when he saw the men leaving the complex with the metal hanging out of the open trunk, Skees said. Carnegie police eventually stopped the car at the Advance Auto Parts store on Washington Avenue. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Scott Township police received reports of thefts from the donation boxes at both Our Lady of Victory Church and Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church on Nov. 27.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A few scrooges are stealing money from donation boxes at a couple of Scott Township churches. Scott police received reports of thefts from the donation boxes at both Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church and Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church on Nov. 27. There wasn’t a lot of money in either donation box–only about $50 to $60–but the thefts are upsetting to those who worship at the churches. The Rev. Jay Donahue of Sts. Simon and Jude told WPXI-TV that the box was ripped off from a bolted candle memorial area inside the unlocked church. "You look at the economic situation of families, and where we're going,” Donahue told the television station. “People live in desperate times.” Scott police Chief Jim Secreet told Chartiers Valley …