Week of May 21

Published May 19, 2014 at 12:01 am (Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm)

Access device fraud: Kristen Signorelli, 2 Orchard St., Muse, reported at 12:30 p.m. May 12, that her debit card was used without her authorization for five transactions, township police said. The card was used at an Aldi grocery store and Walmarts in North Versailles and Monroeville, police said. The transaction total was about $800.

Theft of tools: Robert Reiland, 8 Hickory Grade Road, Cecil, told police that assorted hand tools, include hammer drills, were stolen from his work van, township police said. The tools are valued at $5,000 and were reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. May 13. Reiland told police he believes the tools were stolen April 25, but he did not file the report until May 13.


No permit: Two people received citations for soliciting without a permit at 5:29 p.m. May 8, police said. Cited were Zane Culp, 22, of 1910 Meadow St., McKeesport, and Jordan McCallister, 24, of 3893 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh.

Prohibited offensive weapons: Jerome Mulligan, 31, of 324 Kenmont Ave., Pittsburgh, was charged with possessing a prohibited offensive weapon at 7:02 p.m. May 5 on Shady Drive West, police said.

Underage drinking: Marissa Mantia, 18, of 1419 Mervin Ave., Pittsburgh, and Blake Woodyard, 19, of 1298 Lakemont Drive, Pittsburgh, were charged with underage drinking at 11:45 p.m. May 13, and Lucas Neish, 18, of 142 James Place, Pittsburgh, was charged with possession of underage drinking, also at 11:45 p.m. May 13, on Pine Avenue, police said.

Underage drinking: Gabriel Dexler, 20, of 705 Pinoak Road, Mt. Lebanon, was charged with underage drinking at 12:22 a.m. May 14, on Pinoak Road, police said.

Burglary: Police are investigating a burglary that was reported at 11:23 p.m. May 10, at a residence on Jefferson Drive, police said. Additional information was not available.

Theft: Jewelry was taken from a residence on Valleyview Road, police said. The theft was reported at 7:20 a.m. May 5, police said.

Package stolen: A package was removed from the front porch of a residence on McCully Street, police said. The theft was reported at 6:30 p.m. May 7.


Injuries: Two people were injured when two vehicles collided while traveling north on Washington Road near Dam Road at 1:44 p.m. May 13, township police said. Driver John Ladzinski, 60, of 217 Meadowview Drive, Canonsburg, told police he was driving north behind another vehicle when that vehicle turned to the other lane and Ladzinski was unable to stop before hitting the rear of a stopped vehicle at the traffic light, police said. Ladzinski suffered arm injuries and told police he would seek independent medical treatment. He also told police the traffic light was green, a fact collaborated by a witness, police said. The driver of the stopped vehicle, Susan Kinger, 63, of 71 Ruthfred Road, Bethel Park, was not injured. A passenger in her vehicle, Patricia Baker, 90, of 50 Vanadium Road, Pittsburgh, was taken to St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, for treatment. The hospital does not release patient information.

One injured: A passenger in a vehicle was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital following a one-vehicle accident at 3:53 p.m. May 13, near 944 Venetia Road, Venetia, township police said. Driver Robert Boyer, 47, of 974 Church Hill Road, Venetia, told police he was traveling east on Venetia Road when he applied the brakes, lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole. Boyer was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The passenger, Robert Donnelly, 61, of 522 N. Seventh St., Clairton, was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to UPMC-Mercy Hospital for treatment, police said.

Two injured: Two vehicles collided on East McMurray Road about 20 feet east of Jones Drive at 1:28 p.m. May 14, township police said. Driver Steven Jones, 53, of 880 McClelland Road, Finleyville, was traveling west on East McMurray Road heading toward Washington Road when he noticed traffic stopped for the traffic light begin to move, police said. Carolyn Coss, 32, of 100 Stonegate Drive, McMurray, was also westbound on East McMurray Road attempting to make a left turn in to the Donaldsons Crossroads shopping center when she told police Jones’ vehicle struck the rear of her vehicle, police said. Jones was taken to UPMC-Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, complaining of chest and rib pain, police said. Coss refused treatment at the scene and told police her husband would take her to receive treatment for neck and shoulder pain.

Drug charges: Three residents from the Mt. Washington section of Pittsburgh will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana after they were found in a parked vehicle in the lot of Canonsburg Lake at 1:36 a.m. May 19, township police said. When officers arrived, they found the driver, Chelsy M. Harlan, 18, of 334 Virginia Ave., outside of her vehicle chasing her small dog, police said. Officers detected the odor of marijuana and saw a bag of suspected marijuana in the rear seat with a passenger, Matthew J. McDermott, 20, of 661 Chess St., police said. Another bag of suspected marijuana was found in Harlan’s purse. Harlan, McDermott and another passenger, Charles A. Coppinger, 20, of 203 Dilworth St., will receive citations by summons.


Burglary: An unlocked residence in the 2200 block of Swallow Hill Road was entered and jewelry was stolen between 8:30 a.m. May 1, and 8:30 a.m. May 5, township police said. No value was listed for the jewelry.

Assault: Police are investigating an assault in the 500 block of Carothers Ave., at 1:30 p.m. May 6. No additional information was available.

Juvenile hit with pellet: A juvenile was hit in the fact with a pellet fired from a soft air gun at 5:48 p.m. May 7, police said. The gun was fired by another juvenile and no location was listed.

Domestic arrest: Thomas K. Lopez, 49, of 215 Locust St., Carnegie, was charged with assault and harassment following a domestic incident at 8:30 p.m. May 12, in his residence, police said.

Theft: Jewelry was reported missing from an apartment at Providence Point, township police said. No value was listed. The theft occurred between midnight May 1 and 1:35 p.m. May 15, police said.

Drug charges: Robert John Ball, 25, of 143 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found passed out on the railroad bridge above Hope Hollow Road, at 6:26 p.m. May 7, township police said.

Theft: Jewelry was reported stolen from an apartment at Providence Point, police said. The theft occurred between March 1, and 9:58 a.m. May 8.

Drug charges: Jean Medfisch, 46, of 107 Painters Drive, Pittsburgh, and Andre Little, 42, of 1209 Washington Ave., Carnegie, were charged with possession of marijuana, following a traffic stop at 9:30 p.m. May 8, on East Railroad Street, township police said. After further investigation, police also charged Calvin Barnes, 28, of 512 Carothers St., Carnegie, with possession with the intent to deliver. All charges were sent by summons, police said.

Receiving stolen property: Landon Michael Houghton, 21, of 329 Knox Ave., Carnegie, was charged with receiving stolen property, when police found a stolen ring in his vehicle during a traffic stop at 9:53 p.m. May 9, police said. The ring was stolen from a vehicle in Collier Township.

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