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District Court: Sewickley Hills Man Waives Burglary Charges

From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford.

A Sewickley Hills man accused of stealing from his neighbor’s home and his landlord’s house waived the charges to court.

David Lewandowski, 33, of Hilltop Lane, was in Leetsdale District Court last week to face three counts of burglary and criminal trespass, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Sewickley Heights and Ohio Township police charged him in connection to home burglaries in the Heights and Sewickley Hills.

Ohio police said Lewandowski stole jewelry and $1,000 in cash from his neighbor‘s home in Sewickley Hills.

Sewickley Heights police said Lewandowski also stole $4,430 in jewelry and coins from his landlord’s house. 

The following people were also charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Nov. 27 at District Judge Robert Ford's office in Leetsdale:

Waived

  • Jose Franco, 31, of Hollywood, FL, charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Leetsdale police reported Franco’s vehicle failed to stop Aug. 25 at a sobriety checkpoint on Route 65. He was taken into custody and admitted to using cocaine.  He was found with a small bag of suspected 
  • Nicole Oleksa, 22, of Wexford, charged with driving under the influence. Franklin Park police reported Oleksa was stopped near the intersection of Brandt School Road and Pine Creek Road after her vehicle was seen speeding. Police said Oleksa refused a portable breathalyzer test.
  • Christopher Zoller, 20, of Franklin Park, charged with possession of marijuana, criminal use of a communication facility, possession with intent to deliver and delivery. Franklin Park police reported Zoller sold 28 grams of marijuana Jan. 20 to a confidential informant in exchange for $110 and again on Feb. 8 for $90.
  • Corey Ordons, 27, of Beaver Street, Leetsdale, charged with two counts harassment, criminal mischief, loitering and prowling at nighttime, simple trespass and one count of  making terroristic threats. Leetsdale police were called three times to Ordons home after he was asked to leave but returned twice to throw rocks at the home. Police also charged Ordons with theft. Police reported Ordons stole a cell phone worth $90 on Sept. 4. He was picked up on a warrant at a place he’s been staying and charged.

 

Reduced

  • Charles Egenlauf, 53, of Woodland Road, Sewickley, charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Edgeworth police reported that Engenlauf stepped out of his vehicle Sept. 30 at the BP gas station in Edgeworth and began punching another motorist who stopped for gas following a road rage incident that began in Ambridge.  Charges reduced to non-traffic citations.

 

Dismissed

  • Erin Bush, 25, of Pittsburgh, charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Sewickley police reported Bush stole $120 from a client on Aug. 24 when she was supposed to be providing a wax. Bush paid restitution to the victim.  

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