Week of June 25

Published Jun 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm (Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 10:46 am)

Mt. Lebanon

Defiant trespass: At 11:17 a.m. June 11, Tonya Washington, 47, of 121 Abbeyville Road, was arrested on Washington Road for defiant trespass, police said.

Outstanding warrant: Joyce Van Sickle, 52, of 10 N. Meadowcroft Ave., was arrested at 1:18 p.m. June 15 on N. Meadowcroft Ave. on an outstanding warrant, police said.

Public drunkenness: Robert Gilbert, 34, of 421 Baldwin St., was cited for public drunkenness at 9:45 p.m. June 12 on Castle Shannon Boulevard, police said.

Theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property: Cherie Jones, 50, of 15 Bower Hill Road, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property at 3:25 p.m. June 13 on Bower Hill Road, police said.

Criminal mischief: Daniel Werry, 52, of 2 Jonquil Place, was arrested at 5 p.m. June 14 on charges of criminal mischief, police said.

Retail theft: Christopher Cumbie, 24, of 364 Orchard Spring Road, Green Tree, was cited for retail theft at a business on Cochran Road at 7:30 p.m. June 12, police said.

Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia: Christopher Odell, 19, of 479 Salem Dr., was arrested on Cedar Boulevard at 8:30 p.m. June 17 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Criminal mischief: Police said that between June 15-17, three separate incidents involving criminal mischief took place. At 7:26 p.m. June 15, it was reported that vehicles had been damaged while parked in driveways on Sleepy Hollow Road. At 1:30 a.m. June 16, it was reported that graffiti had been painted on the roadway on Greenhurst Road. At 2:01 p.m. June 17, police received a call about a vehicle damaged while parked in a driveway on Sleepy Hollow Road.

Fraud: It was reported at 4:30 p.m. June 12 that unauthorized charges had been made to a credit card account of a resident of Outlook Drive.

Theft: Police said that between June 11 and 12, three separate incidents of theft were reported. At 3:15 p.m. June 11, a resident of Theodan Drive reported that a contractor was paid for work that was not completed. At 7:22 p.m. June 11, it was reported to police that a female left a business on Cochran Road without paying for services received. At 1:41 p.m. June 12, police received a report of jewelry being taken from an apartment on Bower Hill Road.


Criminal mischief: While parked in a driveway in the 200 block of King Richard Drive, a vehicle’s rear passenger window was broken sometime in the afternoon by a small object, possibly from a BB or pellet gun. The incident was reported at 4:29 p.m. June 16, township police said.

Theft: Between the evening of June 14 and the morning of June 16, someone entered a vehicle parked in the 100 block of McClintock Drive and stole a bank deposit slip and a business check from the sunvisor. Other business documents were also stolen. The owner was able to cancel the items. No loss was reported. The incident was reported at 11:44 a.m. June 16, township police said.

Endangerment charge: An Eighty Four woman is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her son unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant Eagle, 4007 Washington Road.

At 12:50 p.m. June 16, township police received a report that Julianne Mineo, 45, of 116 Butternut Court, left her 8-year-old in a black sport utility vehicle with the windows partially down. An employee of GetGo noticed the child in the vehicle, which was not running, at 12:35 p.m. The employee, who is also an EMT, said the child’s face was flushed and he was overheated.

Other employees removed the child from the vehicle and took him inside the air conditioned store as the temperature outside was 85 degrees and humid.

Around that same time, the child’s mother returned to the vehicle, where an employee took her to her son. The employees told police the boy was visibly shaken and sweating.

One vehicle accident: Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at 7:56 p.m. June 22 on West McMurray Road, near Roscommon. A vehicle driven by Brittany Puskarich, 24, of 240 Highwayview Dr., McMurray, veered off the roadway and struck a telephone pole. A witness driving behind Puskarich said her car seemed to be traveling at a normal speed and there were no signs of braking. Puskarich was transferred to Allegheny General. A passenger, Sarah Reaves, 24, of 4907 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Theft: Police were called to Walgreen’s, 3870 Washington Road, where a store supervisor reported that a white male carrying an empty lime green bag entered the store at approximately 6:21 p.m. June 21. A black female entered the store a few seconds later carrying a large white purse. The two separated and the male asked for assistance in finding something in the store. When the supervisor returned to check on the female, the male left the store carrying the same lime green bag, which was now full, and got into a large sport utility vehicle that was waiting with a driver. The female also left around this time and told the supervisor that she hadn’t purchased anything and left her items on the counter. The supervisor noticed three bottles of Nivea skin firming cream in her purse. The store reported the three bottles missing, a total of $103.75.

Aggravated assault/disorderly conduct/terroristic threats: Police were called to Elm Grove Park at 8:49 a.m. June 21 for a domestic between a father and son. The man said he was talking to his son about seeing a private drug addiction professional when the boy got upset and threatened him. When police arrived at the park, the boy was holding a folding knife with the blade out. Police disarmed, cuffed and charged the juvenile with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats.

Drug arrest: Police received a call at 8:16 a.m. June 21 from a man who was trying to prevent his wife, Leslie Marcello, 32, of 589 Orchard Street, Carnegie, who was possibly intoxicated, from leaving a residence in her vehicle. Two officers were dispatched to the home and a third was sent as backup. When the third officer was turning onto Bebout Road from East McMurray Road, he noticed a female in a silver Honda with some damage driving at a high rate of speed. When the officer pulled her over at the middle school she was disoriented but consented to a search. The officer found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of suspected marijuana. Marcello was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to use.

Criminal mischief: Police were called at 8:03 a.m. June 21 for a report of criminal mischief in the Braeburn Drive area. When the officer drove through the neighborhood, he observed various profanities spray painted throughout the area – four different residences, the street, one stop sign and a mailbox. On Wellington Circle, a home and driveway were spray painted, and the sign entering the plan on Club View Drive was spray painted.


Theft: A motorcycle helmet was stolen from a motorcycle while parked at McDonald’s on Washington Pike. The helmet, which had a custom paint job of a black skull with angels, is valued at $500, police said.

Criminal mischief: A shed was damaged with a pellet gun on South Fayette Street. Damage is reported at $200, police said.

Upper St. Clair

Theft by deception: At 5:24 p.m. June 15, an employee of Marathon Oil on Painters Run Road reported that she had been scammed by a man who purchased a cigar then asked for smaller bills, police said. After the man left, the employee realized she was short $61.

Theft: The owner of Rooted in Thyme on Lesnett Road reported at 7:15 a.m. June 16 that two spruce trees were stolen from the nursery on two separate nights in the past week, police said. The trees are valued at $600.

Trespass/disorderly conduct/possession of marijuana: A group of teens were cited for trespass at 5:30 a.m. June 17 after a police officer observed them in the Hidden Valley Pool. The officer detected an odor of marijuana and observed one male trying to hide something in his pockets. One juvenile was cited for possession of marijuana; the others were cited for disorderly conduct and released to their parents.

Theft: Three separate incidents of theft were reported on June 19, police said. At 8:59 a.m., a resident of Hathaway Lane reported that their vehicle was entered during the night. Stolen were a wallet with credit cards, ID and $50 cash. Over $2,000 of purchases was made on the credit cards. At 9:06 a.m., a resident of Swanson Lane reported that their vehicle was entered overnight. Stolen were a cell phone, credit cards, gift cards and $1,800 in cash. At 7:15 p.m., a resident of Mill Grove Road reported that someone stole a wallet, credit cards and $75 cash from their vehicle. Over $3,000 in purchases was made on the credit cards.

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