Monday, March 18, 2013
Kaitlin Moore and and Andrew Scott received credit for time served.
Charges have been reduced against a Sewickley couple accused of burglarizing two Leetsdale homes last year and stealing more than $4,000 in cash and jewelry. Leetsdale police withdrew charges against Andrew Scott, 30, and his wife Kaitlin Moore, 28, both of Chestnut Street, of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving stolen property and theft. A charge of criminal trespass was moved to nn-traffic. Police investigated a burglary July 6 in the 200 block of Beaver Street in Leetsdale where cash and coins totaling $2,500 were taken along with several pieces of jewelry worth $1,500. Police said the couple also burglarized a second residence on the same day in the 300 block of Beaver Street, where $200 cash cash was taken. Scott and …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Emily Randall and Joshua Gonzalez are also accused of stealing a debit card.
A Franklin Park woman is accused of stealing a debit card with the help of her boyfriend, purchasing nearly $5,000 in Pittsburgh Steelers tickets online and selling fakes through Craigslist. Emily Randall, 18, of Franklin Park, recently appered in Leetsdale District Court and waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud, identity theft and criminal conspiracy. Police said they also have filed charges against Randall's boyfriend, Joshua Gonzalez, 24, but they have not located him. Police reported Randall and Gonzalez had been invited Sept. 29 to a Lindenwood residence by someone visiting there. when they took a debit card from the homeowner’s purse. Police said the card was …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Police said Corey Ordons served as a look out in exchange for cash and drugs.
A Leetsdale man is facing charges after conspiring to break into an impounded vehicle at a borough auto lot. Corey Ordons, 27, of Beaver Street, recently waived charges during a preliminary hearing of criminal mischief, defiant trespass, loitering and prowling at night, theft, and three counts of criminal conspiracy. Leetsdale police said Ordons admitted to helping a friend early Feb. 8 break in and retrieve money out of a minivan that police impounded two days prior at Joe Reilsono's, Leet Street and Monroe Way. Ordons told police he served as a lookout while Devin Stewart, 23, of Mt. Oliver, smashed the back window, climbed inside and retrieved two bricks of heroin in a paper bag. In exchange, Ordons received $100 and one bundle of …
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 18, 2013
Leet Township police said the man showed up uninvited to a township home.
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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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Leet Township woman waived to court charges that she took more than $6,000 while serving as treasurer of a Sewickley non-profit organization.
A Leet Township woman waived to court charges that she took more than $6,000 while serving as treasurer of a Sewickley non-profit organization. Tracey Gist, 45, of Pilgrim Drive, appeared in Leetsdale District Court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on charges of forgery, theft and access device fraud. According to a criminal complaint filed by Sewickley police, Gist forged seven checks belonging to Union Aid Society to pay personal bills between the start of her term as treasurer on June 1, 2010 through May 2012. Union Aid officials noticed discrepancies while reviewing financial records, police said. Gist, who has since resigned, is making restitution to the Union Aid, which works to provide emergency financial assistance and other …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Brian Flesher faces burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy charges.
When Brian Flesher met with police at the beginning of December, he told them he wanted to get everything out in the open so he could begin to get help for his drug addiction, according to a criminal complaint. "Everything" included burglaries at homes and a business in Franklin Park, McCandless, Ross, Pine, and Ohio townships, court documents state. The 26-year-old Pittsburgh man also told police he had a partner in some of the crimes—Garrett Lucas, 24, of Pittsburgh—who served as a lookout, according to the criminal complaints. Lucas also faces charges. Flesher now faces a multitude of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy charges. Flesher waived charges last week in Leetsdale District Court of burglarizing …
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…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, appear at a preliminary hearing in Leetsdale District Court.
A Franklin Park couple has been ordered to stand trial after waiving a preliminary hearing today on charges of abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia nearly a year ago. Prosecutors dropped two aggravated assault charges against Douglas Barbour, 33, who appeared in Leetsdale District Court alongside his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road for a preliminary hearing. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, has been suspended from his state job without pay since he and his wife were arrested Oct. 4. He'll stand trial on two counts each of simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment. Kristen Barbour will stand trial on one count of simple assault and two counts each …