Week of June 11

Published Jun 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm (Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm)

Burglary: Police are investigating the forced entry to a business on Willow Avenue that was reported at 12:39 p.m. May 31, township police said.

Theft: Electronics were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked overnight on Blossom Hill Road. The theft was reported at 7:37 a.m. May 30, township police said.

Thefts from vehicles: Unspecified items were stolen from two unlocked vehicles parked overnight. A theft from Rebecca Street was reported at 5:52 p.m. May, and a theft from Middleboro Road was reported at 11 a.m. June 2, police said.


Theft: Five rolls of cable being used during an installation by Xerox Corp. at a construction site at 400 Woodcliff Drive, Canonsburg, were stolen between May 29, and 3 p.m. June 2, township police said. The construction site is for Rice Energy LP.

Cruelty to animals: Mark Conn called police after he found his cat bleeding from the mouth and with a swollen neck, township police said. Conn, of 68 Belgium Hill Road, took the cat to the veterinarian who discovered the animal was shot by a BB pellet and suffered a broken jaw and had metal fragments in its neck, police said. The cat is expected to survive. Police were notified at 5:14 p.m. June 2.


DUI arrest: Joshua A. Vankirk was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drug offenses following a traffic incident at 1:33 a.m. May 8, township police said. Vankirk’s vehicle was found half on the road at 801 E. McMurray Road, police said. When the officer, still in the patrol car, approached Vankirk’s vehicle, it began to move backwards, then forwards. When it stopped, the officer found Vankirk, 25, of Union Street, Bridgeville, with signs of intoxication, police said. He was found with a packet of suspected marijuana in his pocket. Rolling papers and a glass smoking pipe were found in the vehicle, police said. His blood-alcohol-level was .163 percent. The state presumes intoxication at .08 percent. Vankirk will be charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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