Monday, October 29, 2012
Timothy Sepella and Joseph Stickles are accused of cashing stolen checks from the Leetsdale employment business.
Two Beaver County men accused of cashing stolen checks from Labor Ready will stand trial. Joseph Stickles, 39, of Hopewell Township, waived three counts of bad checks and one count each of theft and receiving stolen property to court. Timothy Sepella, 28, of Ambridge, waived eight counts of writing bad checks, and one count each of forgery and theft. Leetsdale police said Sepella stole checks from Labor Ready, where he previously worked in the office, and used an old typewriter to issue three checks to Stickles and eight to himself. Police said a total of $2,922 in checks were forged. Labor Ready became aware of the theft in June after all of the checks bounced, police said. Both men have been ordered to repay the money within 90 days…
Monday, July 9, 2012
From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford for the week of July 3.
A preliminary hearing was postponed for an Ambridge man accused of stealing checks from a local labor employment company where he worked and forging nearly $3,000. Leetsdale police charged Timothy Sepella, 28, of Ambridge, with eight counts of writing bad checks, and one count each of forgery and theft from Labor Ready off Route 65 in Leetsdale. According to a criminal complaint, Sepella had been working for Labor Ready in the office in a light-duty capacity and was supposed to destroy and dispose of the old payroll checks that were stored in the office. Instead, police said Sepella took around 150 checks and made out eight of them to himself. He also made out three additional checks to a friend and a fourth check to another friend, …
Monday, May 28, 2012
From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford.
An delivery driver who was taken last month to a Pittsburgh hospital after falling off the back of his truck has waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week. Brian Maclean, 43, of Beamsville, Ontario, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Sewickley police reported that Maclean had to be transported to Allegheny General Hospital April 1 after suffering a severe cut on his leg and ankle while making a delivery to Robinson’s Home and Garden on Blackburn Road. Maclean was driving for Beamsville-based Foliera Logistics Inc. A witness told police that Maclean drove over and knocked down the stop sign at the intersection of Blackburn Road and Centennial Avenue, police said. After the incident, police said Maclean asked …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Police said Craig Moore stole several items, including GPS devices, DVDs and tools.
Moon Police said an Aleppo Township man admitted to entering several unlocked vehicles last week in Moon. Craig Anthony Moore, 27, is charged with four counts of theft from a motor vehicle and four counts of nighttime loitering or prowling in connection with Wednesday's thefts. Moore, whom Ohio Township Police also charged with stealing a vehicle, admitted to police on Friday that he entered at least 10 vehicles near Scottsdale Drive and Spring Run Road Extension. Police have recovered several items in his home that residents had reported stolen, including GPS devices, DVDs and tools. Moore told police that he stole a car Wednesday in Aleppo Township after getting into an argument with his girlfriend. He said he drove the car to Moon …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford through Feb. 1.
The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Feb. 1 at District Judge Robert Ford's office in Leetsdale: Held for Court Reduced Waived to Court Postponed Warrant Issued
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sewickley Police said Johanna Puigdollers, 37, of Monaca, was belligerent and argued with patrons at Little Athens Restaurant.
Sewickley Police recently charged a Monaca woman after she argued with patrons at the Little Athens Restaurant, then sat outside on the ground. Police said Johanna Puigdollers, 37, was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Police arrived shortly after 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and found Puigdollers sitting on the ground outside the restaurant at 518 Locust Place. Officers spoke to a restaurant employee and learned Puigdollers had been removed after she argued with other patrons at the bar. The employee said Puigdollers was belligerent and refused to leave until he warned her he was calling police. Police said Puigdollers was highly intoxicated. Police asked Puigdollers if she had someone who could come pick her up, to which she …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dr. Thomas Tyma of Sewickley arraigned for third time and charged with indecent assault and harassment.
Dr. Thomas Tyma of Sewickley was formally charged with seven counts of indecent assault and seven counts of harassment today at an arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Regis Welsh. That brings to 24 the number of charges against Tyma in cases where women have alleged that he touched them inappropriately, according to police and court documents. Bail was set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb 11. Tyma, who practiced at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford, was arrested Jan. 11 at his office at 150 Lake Drive after a 31-year-old Butler woman went to the Northern Regional Police Department with accusations about the doctor. As of yesterday, 11 more women have contacted police, said Northern …