Police Blotter: Raccoons, a Car Crash and Criminal Mischief

Sewickley Police responded to the following recent incidents.

A Moon Township man was taken to Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital for an evaluation following a two-car crash on Blackburn Road.

Witnesses told police that Joseph Kilzer of Moon triggered the July 19 crash in the 600 block of Blackburn Road.

As Laura Pangburn of Sewickley Heights attempted to turn her vehicle into the YMCA parking lot, police said Kilzer's vehicle struck her car from behind.

His vehicle then proceeded to hit her car two more times as he tried to stop, police said.


Sewickley Police also responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.

Public intoxication citations

  • Police cited two men July 21 for public intoxication after they were found with open glasses of Guinness beer on Beaver Street. Police said Ben Schoenbachler of Louisville, and Bradley Sanford of Davis Street were warned to bring the beer back to Sidelines. The men were later found laughing and still drinking the beers out on the street. They were taken to Coraopolis lock up, cited and housed until sober.
  • Sewickley police charged a borough woman with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Police went to Miller Way July 19 for report of a woman trying to climb into a car. Instead, police found Barbara Yard of Walnut Street sitting in the middle of the road.  She was taken to the Coraopolis police lockup.

Criminal mischief reports

  • Someone broke a cast iron ornament off a stone wall July 22 on McCready Way. The ornament was in the shape of a salamander, police said.
  • Police were called July 23 to a home on Woodland Avenue in Edgeworth after someone went inside the home being constructed and broke a wine bottle inside, police said.

Animal calls

  • Police were called to the 600 block of Pine Road July 16 to assist the state Game Commission with a removal of a dead deer stuck on a fence from an incident the day before. Assistance was given as needed and the deer was removed, police said.
  • Police were dispatched July 17 to the Sewickley Valley YMCA for a report of a dog inside a minivan with the windows up. Police found the windows cracked 3-inches and a Golden Retreiver on the front seat. The owner was found inside the Y and warned that because of the extreme heat and lack of water in the vehicle, he was not allowed to leave the dog unattended for a long period of time. The man said it wouldn’t happen again.
  • Police were called July 18 to the 800 block of Thorn Street for a raccoon inside a garbage can. An officer dumped out two baby raccoons that were inside the can and both ran away, police said.



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