Thursday, April 4, 2013
A woman attempted to walk out of JC Penney with more than a dozen hockey jerseys.
Robinson Township Police said a woman attempted to steal more than $2,200-worth of Penguins game jerseys from the Mall at Robinson. Roberta Obenauer, 41, of Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft of more than $200 on March 17 following an attempted theft at the JC Penney department store. Police said loss prevention officers at the store saw Obenauer walking out of the store with 17 Penguins game jerseys, valued at $2,210, according to a criminal complaint. Obenauer, who has been convicted of retail theft four times, was taken to the Allegheny County Jail following the incident. ___ Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
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 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It is "highly likely" that the man has manufactured fake cash, according to law enforcement.
An Aleppo Township man has been charged with purchasing a laptop with counterfeit money in Moon Township, then attempting to return the device to a local store for cash. Craig Anthony Moore, 28, of Rhodes Avenue, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Super Kmart on Market Place Boulevard, after store employees contacted police and said a man who purchased a laptop with counterfeit money was attempting to return it in exchange for money. Moore is believed to have bought the Acer laptop, valued at $350, on an earlier date at the Kmart location off Beaver Grade Road, according to police. Moon Township police have charged Moore with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery and driving with a suspended license. A Secret Service …
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 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…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police say the pair took nearly $1,000 in scrap.
Leetsdale police recently charged an Ambridge pair with theft and receiving stolen property after catching them taking scrap metal worth nearly $1,000. Charges were filed Jan. 2 against Adam Lattieri, 30, of Ambridge, and Michelle L. Stead, 33, of Ambridge. Police were called Nov. 1 for a burglary in progress and arrived at 114 Ohio River Boulevard to find Lattieri and Stead on the property belonging to William Cymbalak. According to a criminal complaint, Lattieri and Stead were arrested and taken to the Leetsdale police station. They admitted to being at the business for the last three days and taking $857 worth of scrap from what they said they thought was an abandoned property, police said. Police said Lattieri and Stead also admitted …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thorn Street resident had cash stolen twice in the last two months, according to police.
Sewickley police responded Dec. 21 to a burglary report in the 800 block of Thorn Street. Police said the resident, who was on vacation until Dec. 20, returned home to find about $800 in $5 and $10 bills missing from a bedroom. The resident told police the door and windows were locked and that a similar incident happened just before Thanksgiving when about $100 in change and a steam iron went missing. Police are investigating the possibility of other thefts. Police advised the resident to change the locks. Theft report Police were called Dec. 20 to Rite Aid for a report of a female who stole two boxes of Sarris Candy, worth $20. The woman, described as heavy set in a purple shirt carrying a blue tote bag, left the store on Beaver Street …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Police said the man and woman walked out with nearly $100 in pork chops from the Leetsdale supermarket.
Leetsdale police cited the pair accused of stealing $77 worth of pork chops from the Giant Eagle in Leetsdale. Leetsdale police said James A. Cook, 33, and Patricia Williams, 38, both of Beaver Street, were cited with retail theft. Police responded around 5 p.m. Dec. 14 to a report of a male who walked out of Giant Eagle pushing a cart full of unbagged groceries. Police said witnesses last saw the couple walking northbound on Route 65. Police located Cook and Williams on the north end of Broad Street in Leetsdale. Police said Cook had attempted to conceal the pork chops by wrapping them between newspaper. Police said Williams had the merchandise, and both were cited as a first offense. Edgeworth and Sewickley police assisted with the …
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 …