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community newspolice beat - police beat: week of feb. 2
Bethel Park Theft reported: A member of Healthtrax on Higbee Drive told police Feb. 4 that someone entered his locker while he was working out and took his vehicle keys. His car was entered and valuables were removed. The incident remains under investigation, police said. Retail theft:Loss prevention at Macy’s at South Hills Village asked for assistance Feb. 5 with a shoplifter. Richard Vanholt, 48, of Pittsburgh was arrested and taken to Allegheny County Jail, police said. Cecil Township Fleeing police: Dennis Brown, 18, of Oakdale, was arrested Feb. 2 by Cecil police on charges of fleeing and eluding police, corruption of minors, reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana and several traffic violations stemming from a traffic stop in which he allegedly fled from the officer. Police tried to stop him on Sherwood Circle, but he allegedly fled on Johns Avenue to Noblestown Road, where his vehicle went into a ditch. A 17-year-old boy was in the vehicle with him. Police said they could smell marijuana in the vehicle and found the suspected drug on Brown. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond, police said. Mt. Lebanon Unauthorized use of a vehicle: Ryan Adham, 18, of 321 Old Farm Road, Pittsburgh, was arrested Jan. 28 on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving with a suspended license, according to reports. Retail theft: Police arrested Nicole Leon, 33, of 319 Macassar Drive, Pittsburgh, Feb. 1 on Washington Road and charged her with theft, retail theft and receiving stolen property. Peters Township Gun taken: A handgun valued at $350 was reported taken Feb. 4 from an unsecured vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 800 block of East McMurray Road, police said. Two-car accident: Two cars had to be towed and one person had to be treated for an injury following a traffic accident that occurred Feb. 4 at the intersection of West McMurray and Washington roads. According to police, a vehicle driven by Joseph Maceiko, 85, of N. Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg, collided with a vehicle driven by Tobin Hrutkay, 53, of Third Street, Washington. Police said Maceiko was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. One car towed: No one was injured, but one car had to be towed following a two-car accident that occurred Feb. 5 at the intersection of Bebout and Sugarcamp roads. According to police, a car driven by Michael Glod, 24, of Venetia, collided with a car driven by Marian Abdel-Malak, 35, of Venetia. Glod’s car had to be towed from the scene. Wallet stolen: A customer at Panera Bread on Washington Road told police Feb. 6 that her wallet was stolen and her bank card was used to make a $500 purchase at an unindentifed Target store.