Sewickley Man Accused of Stealing Donation Jars Meant for Charity
Police say the Walnut Street resident took donation jars meant for cancer patients and area volunteer fire departments. Thefts took place on Neville Island, Scott Township and Peters Township.
A Sewickley man arrested this week is accused of stealing charitable donation jars from several businesses across the Pittsburgh area.
Police say the jars contained loose change to help cancer patients and area volunteer fire departments.
Ohio Township police Chief Norbert Micklos said they arrested Michael Coyle, 33, of Sewickley, after he allegedly took the donation jar at a 7-Eleven on Neville Island on Jan. 20.
Ohio Township police, who patrol Neville Island, charged him with theft and receiving stolen property.
But Micklos said Coyle also confessed to similar thefts in Scott Township and Peters Township.
Coyle has not yet been charged in the theft at the Panera Bread in Scott Township.
Yanchak said they have not charged anyone yet, but “there is a presumption” that Coyle was involved in the Jan. 14 theft.
“They sure look like they should’ve been connected. It sure looks like it might be his photograph,” Yanchak said of the surveillance camera video from Panera in Peters. “We’re now trying to get the information from Ohio Township (police) and match everything up.”