An Ambridge man started off the New Year with a citation from police after he began yelling at another man in police custody at Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital.
Sewickley police said officers were at the hospital at 12:03 a.m. Jan. 1 processing a DUI arrest when a hospital staff member advised officers about another intoxicated person sitting in the waiting room, causing problems, police said.
Police said Robert Timbers, 59, of Duss Avenue, jumped out of his seat as officers were attempting to leave the hospital with the other arrest. Police said he approached them yelling threats about fighting the prisoner and told the man in custody to "get a job."
Police took Timbers from the area and, after a brief struggle, placed him into custody for public intoxication. Additional police units were called for back up.
Two officers from nearby departments arrived and took the initial man arrested for DUI home to his wife. Police transported Timbers to the Coraopolis Police Department lock up until he sobered up. He was cited for public intoxication.
Sewickley Police responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.
Police arrested one driver Dec. 28 following a two-vehicle crash at Beaver and Broad streets.
Police said Maurice Brown, Jr., 27, of Sewickley, was found to have a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant out of the Allegheny County sheriff’s office when officers began to run the driver’s information through the system. The other driver came back clean and clear, police said. Neither driver was injured in the crash.
Brown was taken to the Coraopolis Police Department lock up to wait for the sheriff unit.
Police were called to a residence at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in the 300 block of Chestnut Street after a man who identified himself as “Martin” walked into the home, sat on the kitchen floor and began to play with the homeowner’s dog.
Martin was told to leave and the resident called the police, but did not want to pursue charges. Police searched the area, but did not find him.
Police said someone tore open a plastic wrapped shipping container and stole the contents.
The resident told police on Jan. 2 he didn’t notice the pakcage had been in his mail basket, but a tracking slip from UPS showed the item was delivered to the apartment complex on Dec. 31.
Police said the packet was torn open at the bottom and a portable lithium battery for a cordless drill was taken.