community newspolice beat - week of oct. 29


Theft: Harley Hardy, 34, who told police he is homeless, was charged with retail theft after he ran from a loss prevention officer from the Giant Eagle Market District, 7000 Oxford Drive, at 8:08 a.m. Oct. 22, police said. Hardy was arrested without incident.

Theft: Ashley Queen, 30, of 670 McMurray Road, Bethel Park, was charged with retail theft and was picked up on a warrant after she fled with merchandise from Walgreens, 4900 Library Road, at 12:27 p.m. Oct. 22, police said.

Firearm stolen: A firearm was reported stolen from a home on Galway Drive, Bethel Park, at 2:18 p.m. Oct. 20, police said. A description of the weapon was not listed.


Paraphernalia charge: Ashley Mohr, 30, of 118 Belmont Ave., Canonsburg, will be charged by police with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found empty stamp bags of suspected heroin in her home. Police were called to the home Oct. 20 for an unresponsive woman and discovered Mohr apparently overdosed, police said. She was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.

Vacant house burglarized: Police said a vacant house on First Street was burglarized. The homeowner checked the property Oct. 20, and found copper pipes were stolen from the ceiling in several rooms, police said. The homeowner told police she was at the house three days earlier.


Bryan Coe, 48, of 264 Lemoyne Ave., Mt. Lebanon, was charged with violating the drug act on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, at 8 a.m. Oct. 15, police said.

Drug arrest: Jesse Chiocca, 26, 3375 Columbia Drive, Pittsburgh, was charged with drug violations at 8:38 p.m. Oct. 19, police said.

Harassments: Harassment reports were taken at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 17, on Rebecca Street; at 10:14 p.m. Oct. 19 on Canal Street: and at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 22 on Havelock Street, police said.


Burglary: A vacant house at 415 Blue Jay Drive, Hendersonville, was forcibly entered before 8 p.m. Oct. 20, township police said. The owner is Donald Mountain of Illinois and all of the former copper pipes had been replaced with PVC pipe, police said. Entry was made by kicking in a back door and nothing appeared to be missing.

Theft: Brian Homerosky, 116 Aerial Drive, Canonsburg, reported a missing 40-calibre Glock handgun from his residence, township police said. The theft was reported at 3:05 p.m. Oct. 20.

A house at 1299 Morgan Road was entered between 8:45 a.m. and 5:42 p.m. Oct. 23 and the master bathroom and bedroom were ransacked, township police said. Owners Victor and Mary Beth Carelle told police about $7,000 to $8,000 in jewelry is missing including gold chains, earrings and bracelets.


A vehicle parked on Orchard Drive was struck by another vehicle whose driver fled the scene, police said. The accident was reported at 3:39 p.m. Oct. 14. Another hit and run was reported at 5:53 a.m. Oct. 15 on Kewanna Avenue.

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 16 on Cochran Road. The 15-year-old was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, police said. The 16-year-old boy was arrested for simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Marijuana possession: William Thomas, 56, of 1506 Middle Road, Glenshaw, was arrested for possession of marijuana on Washington Road at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, police said.

Aggravated assault: Nicholas Ilyankoff, 55, of 602 Poplar Way, Carnegie, was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass on Bower Hill Road at 8:43 p.m. Oct. 17, police said.

Burglary: Two apartments on Cedar Boulevard were forcibly entered before 12:39 p.m. Oct. 20, police said.

Criminal mischief: Graffiti was spray painted on a tree on Parkview Drive, police said. The damage was reported at 11:43 a.m. Oct. 18.

Sports equipment was taken from school property on Broadmoor Avenue before 8:40 a.m. Oct. 14; decorations were taken from an office door on Bower Hill Road before 7:35 a.m. Oct. 15; tools were stolen from a front porch of a house on Carnegie Drive before 10:20 a.m. Oct. 15; a collection envelope was removed from a Moffett Street church before 9:50 a.m. Oct. 10; a bicycle was stolen from a front porch on Jefferson Drive before 7:48 a.m. Oct. 20; a package delivered by UPS was taken from an apartment mailroom on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard before 12:31 p.m. Oct. 20; and a scooter was removed from a front yard on Outlook Drive before 2 p.m. Oct. 19.


Theft: Kaylin Anne Lyon, 20, of 1479 Yorktown Drive, Lawrence, will be charged with theft following an incident at 11:27 a.m. Oct. 20, at Quest Diagnostics, 1015 Waterdam Plaza Drive, McMurray, township police said. Lyon was at the location for laboratory tests when she asked to use the rest room, police said. While Lyon was in the rest room, an employee went to the break room and noticed her purse on the table and her wallet missing, police said. During Lyon’s test, police said the employee found her purse on the table and her wallet on top of the purse with the money missing. When confronted, Lyon denied taking any money even though officers noticed a square bulge in her shirt. Lyon was informed there was a female officer on duty who could conduct a search, however, Lyon removed the money from her bra, police said. There was a warrant for her arrest through the Washington County Adult Probation office and Lyon was immediately taken to the county jail, police said. The theft charge will be sent by summons.

Endangering welfare of a child: Ashlie Eads, 38, of Windsong Lane, Canonsburg, will be charged with endangering the welfare of a child and public drunkenness after she was found with a 5-year-girl and an empty bottle of pure vanilla extract in the landscaping next to a vehicle in the parking lot of MedExpress, 3840 Washington Road at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 20, township police said. The urgent care employees said Eads entered the building with a small girl but was unable to locate her insurance cards or identification after repeated attempts, police said. She left with the child and sat on the ground next to a vehicle in the lot. The employees went out and suggested Eads return and during an examination, determined she may have been under the influence of alcohol and notified police. The child was released to her father. Eads will be charged by summons.

Accident: A New Eagle woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident a 12:53 p.m. Oct. 24 on Bebout Road about 300 feet south of the intersection of Boyer Road, township police said. A witness following the car told police the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. The driver, Suzanne Klingensmith, 72, of Crestview Estates was taken to Jefferson Hospital for treatment, police said.

Retail theft: Christa Lynne Santee, 42, of Ridge Point Circle, Bridgeville, was charged with a felony count of retail theft and a misdemeanor count of theft after police said she stole more than $1,000 in merchandise over several days from T.J. Maxx, 3945 Washington Road, township police said. She admitted to taking the items and police determined she has multiple previous arrests for retail theft along with an outstanding arrest warrant from Allegheny County, police said. Santee was taken to the Allegheny County Jail on the arrest warrant, police said.


Tools stolen: Plumbing tools were stolen from a truck on a job site on Millers Run Road, township police said. The theft was reported at 1:39 p.m. Oct. 23. The tools are valued at about $4,000.

Criminal mischief: An arrow was shot into the side of an above-ground pool on Mohawk Road causing about $1,000 in damages, police said. The incident was reported at 4:25 p.m. Oct. 24.


Watches stolen: Two watches, no value listed, were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the drive of a residence on Spring Meadow Drive, township police said. The theft was reported at 7 a.m. Oct. 21.

Wallet missing: A man said he placed a wallet on the counter of Dick’s Sporting Goods, 301 South Hills Village Drive, and when he returned a short time later, the wallet was gone, police said. No value of the wallet or contents was listed. The theft was reported at 1:12 p.m. Oct. 22.

Underage drinking party: Police responded to a gathering of people outside in the 1500 block of Scenery Ridge Drive at 8 p.m. Oct. 25, and when officers arrived, people ran, police said. Found in the yard and road were 36 cans of beer and one bottle of rum.

Two vehicles entered: Two unlocked vehicles on Locust Lane were entered and money, gift cards and sunglasses were taken, police said. The theft was reported at 7:54 a.m. Oct. 26.

GPS stolen: A global positioning system was removed from an unlocked vehicle on Fort Couch Road, police said. The theft was reported at 5:20 p.m. Oct. 26.

Items stolen: A vehicle was entered while parked on Howard Drive and a bookbag with mail, magazines and bank statements was taken, police said. All of the items were recovered in the nearby trash with the exception of the bookbag and bank statements. The theft was reported at 6:37 p.m. Oct. 26.