Monday, February 25, 2013
Franklin Park police say Garrett Lucas conspired to steal items valued in total at $25,700 from various borough homes.
A Pittsburgh man, suspected in a string of break-ins last year, will stand trial for burglaries committed in Franklin Park. Garrett Lucas, 24, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford. Lucas faces three counts each of burglary and theft, and two counts of receiving stolen property stemming from burglaries in November and December at homes in Franklin Park, according to court documents. According to a criminal complaint filed by Franklin Park police, Lucas conspired to steal three laptops and a computer bag with laptop parts worth $5,000; a night stand drawer of items including passports, credit cards and medicine worth $2,000; three televisions and two laptops worth $5,500; and a …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Police say about $25,000 worth of family heirlooms were stolen.
A Sewickley man accused of pawning $25,000 worth of stolen silverware belonging to a borough family is headed for trial. Brian Ramoutar, 22, of Beaver Street, appeared in Leetsdale District Court last week and waived all charges to court, including two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and one count each of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sewickley police arrested Ramoutar on Dec. 15 after receiving a tip that he took several pieces of silver from a home in the 900 block of Beaver Street, police said. Police said the victim told officers on Dec. 5 that she realized silver was missing while preparing for a dinner party. Ten days later she confronted Ramoutar believing he may have been involved. Police …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Police said Patrick Kasbee forged a check and stole two credit cards.
A Ross Township man recently waived several burglary related charges to court. Patrick Kasbee, 19, of Tally Drive faces charges of burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, poossesing instruments of a crime, forgery and unlawful taking. Franklin Park police received a report on Oct. 17 of a theft from a Sylvan Drive home. Police said Kasbee was staying at a friend’s house where he pried open the parents bedroom and took a check and two credit cards. He had a friend cash the forged check for $525 through the ATM, but only received $100 while waiting for the entire check to clear. He also used the credit cards at Giant Eagle, Sheetz, 7-Eleven and Hardees. Tonya Blystone, 24, of Mars, is charged with receiving stolen property in…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
See which north suburban community has the highest burglary rate when measured as a percentage of its population.
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Ross Police are looking for two suspects in the Kretzler's Tavern theft.
Ross Township police are investigating an burglary early Friday morning at Kretzler's Tavern at 2240 Babcock Boulevard. Two white men broke through the rear door of the restaurant shortly before 3 a.m., according to Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "They removed a small floor safe with an undetermined amount of money," Kohlhepp said. "They then fled the area in a non-descript four-door car." The crime was caught on tape by a surveillance camera. Anyone with any information about the break-in is asked to call Ross police at 412-931-9070. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Joseph D. Stoberski, 20, is now facing burglary charges and a preliminary hearing next week.
A Monroeville man charged with burglary said he was "looking for a friend" when he stumbled into a woman's apartment at 3:30 a.m. one morning and was subsequently tackled, according to Moon Township police. Joseph Douglas Stoberski, 20, now faces a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 8 in Coraopolis District Court. Moon police said Stoberski walked into a woman's Kris Drive apartment in the early morning of Dec. 22, startling the apartment's residents and prompting the woman's boyfriend to tackle Stoberski in the apartment. In addition to burglary, Stoberski is also charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and underage drinking in connection to the incident. The woman told police she awoke after 3 a.m. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Police said Brian Ramoutar, 22, of Sewickley, admitted to breaking into the home in October and November.
A Sewickley man is accused of burglarizing a borough home twice to steal silverware he later pawned in Sewickley and Cranberry, police said. Brian Ramoutar, 22, of Summerlawn Drive, is charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and one count each of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. A hearing was postp Sewickley police arrested Ramoutar Saturday after officers received a tip that he burglarized a residence in the 900 block of Beaver Street and took several pieces of silver, police said. Police said the victims realized their silver was missing while preparing for a dinner party and the victims confronted Ramoutar after hearing he may have been involved. Police said he admitted to stealing the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Adrian Foody of Canonsburg is charged with offenses that include burglary and criminal attempt.
A holiday burglar didn’t get far before Sewickley police caught up to him inside a local business early Thanksgiving morning. Adrian Foody, 20, of Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, and fomerly of Sewickley, is now facing charges that include underage drinking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, burglary, and criminal attempt. Police said Foody had been drinking alcohol before he attempted to break into Sewickley Traditions and the Orioles Cleaners around 4:30 a.m Thursday. Police said Foody kicked the glass windows on the front doors, but didn’t get inside the businesses. Instead, police said Foody went over to the Citgo gas station at Chestnut and Beaver streets. There, police said a witness watched Foody break the …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
David Lewandowski remains in Allegheny County Jail unable to post $10,000 bail.
A Sewickley Hills man is facing theft-related charges accused of stealing from his next door neighbor’s home and his landlord in Sewickley Heights. David Lewandowski, 33, of Hilltop Lane, was arraigned Wednesday and placed in Allegheny County Jail on $10,000 straight bond, $5,000 for each offense. Sewickley Heights police charged Lewandowski with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Ohio Township police, which patrols Sewickley Hills, charged him with two counts burglary and criminal trespass, and one count each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property. On Nov. 4, township police were called to a home on Hilltop Lane after the residents discovered $1,000 in jewelry and $1,000 …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Leetsdale police responded to the following. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.
A Sewickley couple is charged with burglarizing two Beaver Street homes and stealing more than $4,000 in cash and jewelry, Leetsdale police reported. Leetsdale police charged Andrew Scott, 29, and his wife Kaitlin Moore, 27, both of Chestnut Street, with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving stolen property and theft. On July 6, police were called to respond to the 200 block of Beaver Street in Leetsdale for a report of a burglary that occurred a day earlier. Police said someone pushed the back window open and cut weather-resistant plastic to get inside the house. Several items were thrown from the kitchen counter and the window blind was ripped from its holder. Upstairs, police found several dressers drawers had been rifled…