Week of June 4

Published Jun 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm (Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm)
CASTLE SHANNON

Simple assault: Roma Bazhutin, 30, of 3735 Myrtle Ave., Pittsburgh, was arrested for simple assault at 9:37 p.m. May 18, on Myrtle Avenue, police said.

Drug violation: A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were charged with violating the drug act at 10:10 p.m. May 16, on Linnie Lou Drive, police said.

Underage drinking: Nathan Stevens, 20, of 821 Sleepy Hollow Road, Castle Shannon, was sent a summons for furnishing alcohol to miners for an incident at 12:20 a.m. May 20, police said. Additionally, a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl were issued a citation for underage drinking at the same time for the same incident, police said.

Drug violation: A 17-year-old boy was charged with violating the drug act at 9:02 p.m. May 21, on Willow Avenue, police said.

Theft of services: Police investigated a report of a television being illegally placed in a Dumpster on May 18, police said.

Criminal mischief: Police responded to several incidents of criminal mischief including car tires punctured at 8 a.m. May 16 on Greenridge Drive; road signs tagged with graffiti on Hamilton Road at 4:30 p.m. May 17, road signs with graffiti at 5:30 p.m. May 17 on Elm Street, and at 5:52 p.m. May 17 on Broadway Street.

CECIL TOWNSHIP

Ladders stolen: Two extension aluminum ladders were stolen from an unlocked shed, township police said. The ladders, valued at $450, were last seen about six months ago and were reported stolen by owner Larry Jones, 17 Sylvan Drive, Cecil, at 2 p.m. May 26, police said.

Warrant pick up: Jessica Ellen Miller, no age given, of 323 Western Ave., Houston, was stopped for speeding at 3:29 a.m. Saturday, in the 1800 block of Route 980, township police said. The officer learned Miller was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant from Henrico, Va., for a probation violation following a grand larceny conviction. She was taken before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County Jail, police said.

MT. LEBANON

Theft: Brandie Grosskinsky, 22, of 2761 Philadelphia Ave., Pittsburgh, was charged with theft for an incident on Cedar Boulevard at 11:10 a.m. May 13, police said.

DUI: Frank Truzzi, 45, of 500 Donaldson Drive, Pittsburgh, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, simple assault and terroristic threats following a stop at 2:40 p.m. May 13, on Fruithurst Drive, police said.

Drug arrest: Christina McNeese, 36, of 15 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and Miguel Sague, 34, of 4277 Verone Road, Verona, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 2:55 a.m. May 17, on Kenmont Avenue, police said.

Terroristic threats: At 10:30 a.m. May 16, Sylvanius Flowers, 55, 806 Mt. Pleasant Road, Pittsburgh, was charged with terroristic threats for an incident on Bower Hill Road, police said.

Simple assault: Alexis Williams, 21, of 1214 Lakemont Drive, Pittsburgh, was charged with simple assault during an incident on Arden Road at 12:52 a.m. May 20, police said.

Criminal mischief: Police investigated several incidents of criminal mischief, including graffiti spray painted on vacant property on Lemoyne Avenue at 7:43 a.m. May 20; pond damage on Castle Shannon Boulevard, at 10:15 a.m. May 19; damage to a new construction area of the municipal recreation center on Cedar Boulevard, at 3:30 p.m. May 20; and graffiti spray painted on a building on Castle Shannon Boulevard at 6:25 a.m. May 20.

Thefts: Police investigated several incidents of theft, including items taken from a store on Washington Road at 7:13 p.m. May 10; a planter removed from in front of a residence on Castle Shannon Boulevard at 6:39 p.m. May 16; a wallet stolen from a purse at 11:23 p.m., May 17 on Washington Road;, and rings taken from a residence on Haverhill Road at 2:58 p.m. May 20.

Retail theft: Sabrina Eisenberg, 41, of 642 Tingley Ave., Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property related to an incident at 3:48 p.m. May 17 on Washington Road, police said.

Underage drinking: Dean Haggerty, 22, of 831 Ella St., Mt. Lebanon, was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors at 10:38 p.m. May 21, on Ella Street. Receiving citations for underage drinking during the same incident were Carla Landy, 19, of 46 Cynthia Drive, Carnegie, Samantha Westrick, 18, of 1406 Raven Drive, Pittsburgh, Candice Coughenour, 18, of 612 Garfield St., Heidelberg, and Maura Teti, 18, of 353 Elmbrook Lane, Pittsburgh, police said.

Terroristic threats: Louis Torcasi, 38, of 1226 Round Top St., Pittsburgh, was charged with terroristic threats, at 8:48 p.m. May 24, on Bower Hill Road, police said.

Drugs and underage drinking: John Hoglund, 23, of 265 Orchard Drive, Mt. Lebanon, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 12:38 a.m. May 22, on Orchard Drive, police said. Receiving citations for underage drinking at the same time and location were James Crews, 20, of Madison Ave., Pittsburgh, Jordan Jackson, 20, of 1241 Illinois Ave., Pittsburgh, Emily Kaysztofowicz, 19, also of 1241 Illinois Ave., Pittsburgh, and Sara Murphy, 20, of 343 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, police said.

Criminal mischief: A 15-year-old boy received a citation for criminal mischief for an incident on Cooke Lane, at 7:34 p.m. May 25, police said.

Burglary: Police are investigating a attempted burglary on Ridgefield Drive that was reported at 3:14 a.m. May 24.

Wallet stolen: A wallet was taken from a purse before 10:10 p.m., May 25 on Washington Road, police said.

Theft from vehicle: Items were stolen from a vehicle that was parked in a parking garage on Washington Road, police said. The theft was reported at 1:55 p.m. May 23.

Gun stolen: A gun was removed from a residence on Lemoyne Avenue before 5:40 p.m. May 26, police said.

Criminal mischief: Police are investigating several incidents of criminal mischief, including glass doors that were shattered on an entrance to a school on Cochran Road that was discovered at 9:30 a.m. May 18. A vehicle was damaged while it was parked on Church Place before 9:44 a.m. May 21 and graffiti was sprayed painted on school property on Moffett Street before 2:15 p.m. May 25. Graffiti was also spray painted on Greenhurst Drive before 2:15 p.m. May 25. A fire alarm was pulled in the municipal parking lot on Washington Road at 11:33 p.m. May 24, and graffiti was spray painted on a vehicle parked on Greenhurst Drive before 2 p.m. May 25.

PETERS TOWNSHIP

Sign damaged: An Orchard Hilands Drive road sign was struck by a hit-and-run driver who fled, township police said. The damage was reported at 4:43 a.m. May 25. The sign was at the intersection of Orchard Hilands Drive and Bebout Road with the driver of the blue vehicle entering through the yard on Orchard Hilands and fleeing north on Bebout Road. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-942-5030.

Drug charges: Steven R. Baron, 33, of Fairmeadow Drive, Washington, was charged by summons with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 12:32 a.m. May 24, township police said. Baron’s vehicle was stopped after officers found it speeding on Washington and East McMurray roads. The stop was made in the 500 block of Valley Brook Road, police said. Officers saw needle tracks on Baron’s right arm and a check of the car found a couple of empty stamp bags of heroin, used needles, and two spoons, police said.

Drug charges: Reid C. Amand will be charged by summons with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia when, during an ambulance call to his residence at 6:22 p.m. May 24, police found the items in his residence, township police said. Amand, 27, of N. Heidi Lane, McMurray, experienced difficulty breathing and a rapid heart beat and called for an ambulance and when members of the fire department reached the house first, police said he told the firefighters he had injected cocaine, police said. When officers arrived, suspected cocaine, used needles and empty stamp bags were found in the residence.

DUI: A 17-year-old township boy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a minor with alcohol in his system, underage drinking and operating on a junior license after 11 p.m., township police said. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, appeared to have vomited beside his vehicle as he was traveling west on Ivy Lane, police said. When he began to drive away, police stopped his vehicle and detected an odor of alcohol at 1:45 a.m. May 24, police. The boy told the officer he was not feeling well and denied he was drinking. His blood-alcohol-level was .115 percent. For any driver under the age of 21, the state presumes intoxication at .02 percent.

Institutional vandalism: Several holes were found on the exterior doors on the side of Center Presbyterian Church, 225 Center Church Road, township police said. The vandalism occurred between May 7-19 and was reported at 9:37 a.m. May 24. Damage is estimated at $100-$150.

DUI/drug charges: Township police noticed two unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot of the Montour Trail, west of Valley Brook Road, at 12:35 a.m. May 25, and, because of recent vandalism, drove to a nearby lot, township police said. A half open case of beer was observed in the rear passenger seat of one of the vehicles, police said. Not finding any vandalism, the officer returned to the trail parking lot and saw the two vehicles leaving. A traffic stop was made on one of the vehicles on Valley Brook Road, while the other left. The driver, James L. Taylor, 18, of Matide St., Pittsburgh, denied drinking or that alcohol was in the vehicle, police said. The officer saw suspected marijuana in the center console and a number of bottles of Visine used to clear red eyes usually experienced after smoking marijuana, police said. Taylor was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of alcohol under the age of 21, underage drinking and violating a township ordinance that closes the trail at dusk, police said. Taylor’s blood-alcohol level was .098 percent. The state presumes intoxication at .08 percent. Several beer cans and prescription pills were found inside the vehicle, police said. Juvenile allegations will be filed for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking, against a 17-year-old boy from Bradford Cove, Venetia, police said. A third passenger, also a juvenile, was not charged.

Cellular phone stolen: A man, whose name was not released, told police his cellular telephone was stolen while he was a patron at El Campesino, 4175 Washington Road, McMurray, township police said of the incident reported at 10:34 p.m. May 27. The man said a woman, also a patron, was being very friendly while the man dined and when the Mexican restaurant closed, the man realized his cellular phone was missing. As the unidentified woman was driving from the parking lot, police said she stopped and handed a set of the man’s keys to the man’s friend and left. The phone in a case, valued at $187, was not found.

Domestic arrest: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the parking lot of St. Benedict the Abbot Church, but were unable to locate the vehicle, township police said. Shortly afterwards, the vehicle was located at the entrance to Rolling Hills Country Club at 1:25 p.m. May 28, where officers found a husband and wife, John and Lisa K. Six of Rock Run Road, Venetia, inside. Police said John Six told them his wife was kicking him in his hands and at the steering wheel as he drove west on East McMurray Road. He also said Lisa K. Six, 36, kicked him several times in the stomach. When the officer asked Lisa Six to leave the car, she remained inside and had to be removed by the officer, police said. She was taken to the police station where she was charged with reckless endangerment and simple assault, and released, police said. John Six did not require medical attention.

Couple charged with DUI: Police will charge a couple from East McMurray Road with driving under the influence of alcohol after a witness notified police that at one point, a man was driving and a woman was riding on the hood on McDowell Lane, township police said. The initial tip came in at 12:16 a.m. May 30. As the witness followed the car, police were able to intercept it on East McMurray Road near Lindenvale Drive and stopped the car near a garage of a residence where the couple live, police said. By then, the woman, Elayne Jo Ferguson, 25, of East McMurray Road, was driving, and after an altercation, Ferguson was placed in handcuffs. Her blood-alcohol-level was .12 percent, police said. The man, Robert J. Duritza, 29, of the same East McMurray Road address, was a passenger at this point and he admitted to driving the car on McDowell Lane. He was also handcuffed after making strange movement inside the car, police said. Duritza was charged with DUI and refused a blood or breath test, police said. Both were taken to the police station and later released. Charges will be sent by summons.

DUI accident: Steven M. Rubosky will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a two-vehicle accident at 11:54 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Bebout and Bower Hill roads, township police said. Rubosky, 25, of Windsor St., Pittsburgh, was not injured and neither was the other driver nor any of the passengers in the rear-end collision, police said. The first caller to police was for a driver all over the road on Bebout Road and the second call involved the accident, police said. Officers said Rubosky appeared confused and believed he was in West Mifflin driving on Route 51. His blood-alcohol level was .279 percent, police said. The state presumes intoxication at .08 percent.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP

Public drunkenness: Rebecca S. Penatzer, 28, of 501 Center St., Carnegie, received a citation for public intoxication following an incident on Center Street at 2:07 a.m. May 18, township police said.

Criminal mischief: A backhoe at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, off Magazine Street, was damaged between 2 p.m. May 14, and 5:33 p.m. May 18, township police said.

Simple assault: Brendan O’Toole, 45, of 123 North Star Road, Imperial, was charged with simple assault and harassment following a domestic dispute in the 500 block of Bluff Street at 8 a.m. May 19, township police said.

Public drunkenness: Jerome J. Boea, 30, of 1733 Royal Oak Road, Pittsburgh, was charged with public intoxication following an incident on Royal Oak Drive at 6:05 p.m. May 21, township police said.

Burglary: A computer tablet was stolen from a residence on Campbell Street after the residence was entered, township police said. The burglary and theft occurred between noon and 3:30 p.m. May 22.

Simple assault: Chester Crothers, 50, of 1722 Washington St., Carnegie; was charged with simple assault following a domestic with a woman in the 500 block of Carothers Street at 4:53 a.m. May 24, township police said.

Drug charges: Leonard Friedman, 33, of 120 Strausser Road, Jackson Center, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in McDonald’s restaurant parking lot at 3:05 p.m. May 24, township police said.

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