Week of May 14

Published May 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm (Updated May 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm)

Accident: At 12:55 p.m. May 3, there was an accident on Industrial Boulevard that knocked down a pole and power lines, closing the road for more than nine hours, municipal police said. The driver, who was not named, was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department personnel along with workers from West Penn Power Co. responded, police said.


Banner stolen: A white banner with brown lettering measuring 4-feet by 8-feet, was stolen from the Peters Creek Presbyterian Church on Brookwood Drive, township police said The banner read 40 Days of Community and was valued at $80, police said. The theft was reported at 10:31 a.m. May 7, but the banner was stolen between 2 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. May 4.

Theft: Seven pairs of eyeglass frames, valued at $150 to $300 each, were stolen from Crossroads Eye Care, 4160 Washington Road, township police said. Employees said two black men entered the store at 2:50 p.m. May 7, and one of the men stood near the surveillance camera blocking the view, police said. After they left the store, employees noticed several empty slots where the glass frames should have been and viewed the surveillance tape, police said. One of the men was seen placing the frames in a pant pocket, police said.

Aggravated assault: Jon W. Shelton was placed in Washington County Jail late May 7, after being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment, township police said. Shelton, 73, of Carol Drive, Peters Township was released after posting bond. Police said Shelton baked his vehicle out of his driveway at 4:05 p.m. May 7, and according to a 14-year-old boy, also from Carol Drive, accelerated about 50 yards and struck the boy’s legs. The boy did not require medical attention, police said. Shelton allegedly does not like the juveniles playing in the cul de sac and places vehicles in the road to prohibit them from playing or making noise near his house, police said. No other neighbors have complained, police said.

Two-car accident: A two-car accident at 5:05 p.m. May 6 resulted in one of the cars striking a utility pole southbound on Washington Road at the intersection of Waterdam Plaza Drive, township police said. William Scheiwer, 80, of Deerfield Drive, Canonsburg, was traveling south in the passing lane, when he turned to the slow lane, police said. Karen Leonard, 65, of Blaine Avenue, Canonsburg, was making a right turn from Waterdam Plaza Drive, to travel south on Washington Road, when the two cars collided, police said. The impact forced Leonard’s car to travel about 150 feet before spinning and striking the utility pole, police said. Neither driver complained of any injuries.

Criminal mischief: The passenger window of a pickup truck parked at a residence on Longvue Drive, McMurray, was shattered between 9 p.m. May 7, and when the incident was reported at 1:51 p.m. May 8, township police said.


Endangering welfare of a child: Tela Chatman, 28, of 7137 Hermitage St., Pittsburgh, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after her 6-year-old child was found to have been left alone at home, township police said. The incident was reported at 4:21 p.m. April 25. The case is being investigated by Children, Youth and Families of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Harassment: Karen Kneib, 55, of 230 Boden Ave., Carnegie, was charged with harassment after township police said she continually contacted her family members by telephone, police said. She was charged at 10 p.m. April 28. Kneib was taken to the Allegheny County Jail for arraignment.

False identification: Mackenzie Sherman, 30, of 3720 Namdi St., Albany, Ga., was charged with false identification to law enforcement and access device fraud at 3:14 p.m. May 1, after using another’s credit card without authorization at Walmart, township police said.

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