Week of April 9

Published Apr 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm (Updated May 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm)


Simple assault: Darren Pfender, 47, of 1032 Pennsbury Boulevard, Pittsburgh, was charged with simple assault at 1:45 a.m. March 26, municipal police said. The incident occurred on Washington Road. Additional information was not available.

Terroristic threats: Wallie Herring Jr., 47, of 2928 Cake Way, Pittsburgh, was charged with terroristic threats and harassment, for an incident on Bower Hill Road, at 3:51 a.m. March 28, police said. Additional information was not available.

Institutional vandalism: Graffiti was spray painted on Mt. Lebanon School District property on Moffett Streeet, police said. The graffiti was reported at 7:39 a.m. March 31.

Jewelry stolen: A resident of Old Farm Road reported jewelry was missing from the residence at 8:43 a.m. March 24.


Three vehicle accident: Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on Washington Road that involved two buses from the Canon McMillan School District at 1:04 p.m. March 31, township police said. No students were on the buses. A vehicle driven by Daniel Campbell, 50, of 4 Evelyn St., Finleyville, was traveling north on Washington Road at the intersection with the closed ramp to Valley Brook Road. During construction, the traffic signal on Washington Road blinks yellow. However, police said Campbell believed the light would turn red and braked. A school bus traveling behind Campbell's vehicle was unable to stop and struck the rear of Campbell's vehicle, police said. The second bus, a mini-bus, also was unable to stop and struck the rear of the first, larger school bus, police said. Campbell and a passenger in his vehicle were not injured. The driver of the larger bus, William Hampson, 43, of 119 Mt. Hope Ridge Road, Claysville, complained of back pain and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, police said. The driver of the mini-bus, Wanetta Coffman, no age given, of 248 N. Main St., Houston, was also taken to Allegheny General Hospital for a complaint of pain, and a passenger in the mini-bus, Darla Wardle, 48, of 60 Carl Ave., Eighty Four, complained of hip pain and was taken to UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, police said.

Motorcyclist injured: Joseph Zahn, 58, of 84 Old Farm Road, Canonsburg, was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital, complaining of a shoulder injury and a cut on his head, following a two-vehicle accident at 8:51 a.m. March 31, township police said. A witness told police Thomas Tomasik was driving west on West McMurray Road near the intersection of Village Green Drive, when he failed to make a left turn on to Village Green Drive, police said. Tomasik, 67, of 310 E. McMurray Road, McMurray, then made a left turn on to a grassy area that runs parallel to West McMurray Road just west of Village Green Drive, police said. Zahn, riding a motorcycle, collided with Tomasik's vehicle, causing Zahn to fly over the handlebars and land on the pavement.

Jewelry stolen: A township resident told police she noticed a ring was missing from her residence April 4, and bought a safe, township police said. The woman said while she was placing her other jewelry in the safe she noticed a pair of earrings were also missing. The ring is estimated at $8,000 and the earrings at $5,000, police said The theft occurred in the 200 block of Thomas Road and was reported at 7:05 p.m. April 5.


Vehicle break-ins: Three unlocked vehicles parked on Sygan Road April 4 through the morning of April 5, were entered and items stolen, township police said. Stolen were a laptop and a global positioning system. The items were recovered a few days later by Cranberry Township police.

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