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Sewickley Police: Nearly $1,000 Stolen from Borough Home

Thorn Street resident had cash stolen twice in the last two months, according to police.

Sewickley police responded Dec. 21 to a burglary report in the 800 block of Thorn Street.

Police said the resident, who was on vacation until Dec. 20, returned home to find about $800 in $5 and $10 bills missing from a bedroom.

The resident told police the door and windows were locked and that a similar incident happened just before Thanksgiving when about $100 in change and a steam iron went missing. 

Police are investigating the possibility of other thefts. Police advised the resident to change the locks.

Theft report

Police were called Dec. 20 to Rite Aid for a report of a female who stole two boxes of Sarris Candy, worth $20.

The woman, described as heavy set in a purple shirt carrying a blue tote bag, left the store on Beaver Street toward Broad Street.

Police searched the area but could not locate the woman.

Vehicle crash

Police recently responded to a three-vehicle crash on Route 65 at Walnut Street.

Police said James Montagna, 72, of Ambridge, stalled out Dec. 18 as his car was turning right onto 65.

After several seconds, police said a car driven by August Diamond, 27, of Ambridge, struck an SUV driven by Gregory Jeffries, 44, of Baden, forcing the SUV into Montagna’s side panel.

Police said Diamond was unable to stop in time to avoid the cars. Two of the vehicles were towed. No one was injured, police said.

Pedestrian injured

A pedestrian was taken to the Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital after being struck in a crosswalk on Route 65 at Walnut Street.

Police said Mon Karki was crossing Route 65 on Dec. 17 and was halfway across when a car driven by Virginia Skapik struck him in the crosswalk. Police said Karki fell to the ground, got up and walked to the sidewalk. Skapik called police.

Officers learned Skapnik was traveling about 5 mph upon impact and did not see a pedestrian until the last second, police said. She was cited for failing to yield to pedestrians. 

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