Monday, April 22, 2013
Police said the man received $557.50 for the stolen items.
A Pittsburgh man recently waived two charges of receiving stolen property accused of pawning a stolen $5,000 tennis bracelet and $100 necklace. Franklin Park police said Bartley B. Bailey, 56, of Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, accepted the two pieces of stolen jewelry from friend Jeffrey Masartis. Masartis admitted to police Dec. 14 that he took the items from a Franklin Park home on Lindenwood Drive where he was working as a painter, police said. Police said Bailey pawned the $5,000 diamond tennis bracelet at Coin Exchange in Pittsburgh and received $500. He also pawned a $100 10-carat necklace with a cross for $57.50. The following were also charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings April 16 in Leetsdale District Court: Waived …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A man charged after a traffic stop will face a preliminary hearing today in Leetsdale District Court.
A Pittsburgh man charged with writing bad checks in Franklin Park borough will face a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Leetsdale District Court. Katoki Earl Tucker, 46, is accused of writing nine checks valued at $12,000 at multiple local banking institutions from April 1 to June 7, 2012. During the same period of time, Tucker withdrew $4,497.94 from an account at Pittsburgh Central Federal Credit Union, before the credit union received the checks returned due to closed accounts, police in Franklin Park borough said. Tucker was charged on Feb. 14, according to a criminal complaint. Other preliminary hearings scheduled for April 9 in Leetsdale District Court: Eric L. Rossmiller, 43, of Pittsburgh, was charged with endangering the welfare …
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, December 17, 2012
A roundup of preliminary hearings at Leetsdale District Court.
The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings Dec. 11 at Leetsdale District Court. Waived Reduced Withdrawn
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Angus Peterkin of Leet Township, accused of punching a former employee in the face, is still facing one count of simple assault.
A single simple assault charge was held for court Tuesday in the case of a Leetsdale restaurant owner accused of punching a former employee in the face and grabbing his neck. Two counts of aggravated assault and a charge of reckless endangerment were withdrawn against Angus K. Peterkin, 55, of Buhlmont Drive prior to the preliminary hearing in Leetsdale District Court. Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Robert Heister amended the assault charges filed Oct. 1 to a single count of simple assault. In addition, Peterkin also faced one count of providing false reports to law enforcement, but Judge Robert Ford later dismissed that charge. According to a criminal complaint, Peterkin, owner of Azul Bar y Cantina, fired Richard Grabowski …
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 30, 2012
From the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford.
The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings July 24 at District Judge Robert Ford's office in Leetsdale: Reduced Withdrawn The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings July 17. Postponed Waived to court The following people were charged and scheduled for preliminary hearings July 10. Dismissed Waived to court Reduced
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 …