District Court: Car Theft Suspect Waives Charges in Two Cases

Craig Moore is accused of stealing a car in Aleppo and rummaging through cars in the township and in nearby Sewickley Heights.

An Aleppo man accused of and various items from parked cars waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in two separate cases. 

At the request of Steve Colafella, attorney for Craig Anthony Moore, Magisterial Judge Robert Ford agreed to lower Moore's bond to $100 in both cases.

Moore remains in Allegheny County Jail on a detainer for a DUI charge for which he has four months' probation, Colafella said.

charged , 27, of Rhodes Avenue, with two counts of theft and one count each of receiving stolen property, access device fraud and providing false identification to law enforcement.

Sewickley Heights police charged Moore with theft, receiving stolen property and loitering and prowling at nighttime.

Ohio Township police said Moore stole a 2012 Kia Sorento on Feb. 7 from McCoy Place in Aleppo. Police said the parked vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside.  

Police said items also were missing from other vehicles in the neighborhood, including an iPod, a GPS, and a watch.

reported that Moore also broke into a parked vehicle on Glen Mitchell Road in the borough and took a laptop, designer handbag, designer perfume, prescription medication and art supplies.

Police lifted fingerprints from the stolen vehicle and the parked vehicles.

On Feb. 8, Robinson Township police found Moore passed out in the stolen vehicle on Campbells Run Road.

He admitted to stealing the vehicle when they found him and to taking several items from various vehicles in the neighborhood. Police said Moore also used someone’s credit card to charge $1,685 in food, pillows, towels and other household items at Walmart, Target, and possibly at a gas station.

During a search of his bedroom, police recovered several items, including the laptop, designer purse and perfume.

Moore is also facing theft and other charges filed in a third case. Moon police said Moore walked around a residential plan and took items from  10 unlocked vehicles.

Moore’s bond for the Moon charges was also lowered to $100 at a Feb. 21 hearing in Coraopolis District Court.


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