Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Retail theft charges against a Bethel Park man will be reduced to summary offenses if he finishes a drug and alcohol evaluation. Read about that and more preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Robert Wyda.
Retail theft charges against a Bethel Park man will be reduced to summary offenses if he finishes a drug and alcohol evaluation. Vincent M. Mamone, 47, must finish the evaluation within 45 days if the charges are to be reduced after his preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda on April 1. Upper St. Clair police said Mamone stole shoes, socks and Carhart jeans worth a combined $116 from Sears on Jan. 16. District Judge Robert Wyda – 4/1 Nathan J. Saffer, 18, of Bethel Park, agreed to 40 hours of community service or working 80 hours in ordre to have three charges of prohibited acts reduced. District Judge Robert Wyda agreed to reduce the charges to summary disorderly conduct citation if Saffer completes the program. Police said…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Two Bethel Park women accused of shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in December have agreed to go through a first-time offender program.
Two Bethel Park women accused of shoplifting hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in December have agreed to go through a first-time offender program. Stephanie Reilly, 20, and Kayla L. Knudsen, 19, both were charged with retail theft after Bethel Park police stopped them on Dec. 21. Police said Reilly took two necklaces, a ring, leggings and various fragrances that were worth a total of $441. Knudsen took a sweater, tank top, leg warmers and fragrances worth a total of $316, according to police. Both agreed to go through a first-time offender rehabilitation program during their preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda on March 25. The retail theft charges will be dropped against both of them if they complete the…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Agents from the state Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit accused a Bethel Park man of possessing and distributing child pornography on his personal computer.
Agents from the state Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit accused a Bethel Park man of possessing and distributing child pornography on his personal computer. David O’Connell, 34, was arrested and charged on March 21 after state agents and Bethel Park police raided the Holly Lynne Drive home he shares with his parents. Investigators said they began tracking O’Connell’s Internet usage in January and eventually discovered he was sharing files of underage girls performing sex acts on themselves and others. Investigators said O’Connell admitted to possessing several videos on his computer of underage girls, some as young as 8, performing sex acts with adults or other children. O’Connell faces five counts of possession of child pornography, …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Restitution of $1,200 was supposed to be paid to a theft victim by now.
A Pittsburgh man faces incarceration if he fails to pay the full amount of his restitution. District Judge Robert Wyda on Monday told Phillip Berta, 27, of Fieldcrest Drivbe that he most likely will go to jail if he fails to reimburse a theft victim the remaining $700 he owes her. The deadline is Berta’s next hearing before Wyda, scheduled for Sept. 10. According to court records, Berta has paid $500 of the $1,200 Wyda ordered him to pay. On Dec. 8, an Upper St. Clair resident told police some items were missing from her home, and that “several workmen had been present” at the beginning of the month, according to the police criminal complaint. Reported taken were an 18-inch gold necklace with a diamond heart-shaped pendant, valued at $1,…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Latest citation issued by Upper St. Clair police.
A woman from Washington, PA must spend 30 days in jail after receiving her 45th traffic citation. Upper St. Clair police recently pulled over Harbeth Hayes, of Washington, PA, for passing a school bus. The officer then discovered Hayes was driving with a suspended license that expired five years ago. PennDOT sent the Upper St. Clair police the paperwork from 45 traffic citations to which Hayes had never responded. The amount of paperwork was so large, PennDOT couldn't send it electronically. "It's the first time I of heard of that in 12 years," district Judge Wyda said. Hayes is serving her time in the Allegheny County Jail.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Upper St. Clair police arrested the men on Trotwood Circle early Thursday morning.
Upper St. Clair police arrested three men who admitted to breaking into vehicles early Thursday morning on Blairmont Drive and Trotwood Circle. Police arrested Maxwell Brenner, 18, of 2240 Bernard St., Pittsburgh, PA 15234; Jarrod Bodzer, 21, of 489 Lamarido St., Pittsburgh, PA 15226; and Daniel Hancock, Jr., 21, of 1210 Oakridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 on Thursday just before 3 a.m. According to the criminal complaints filed with district Judge Robert Wyda, police received a report from a Blairmont Drive resident who heard his car alarm activate in his driveway, opened the front door and saw three men run off. Police said they found a red Subaru Outback Legacy nearby on Trotwood Circle and its hood was still warm. They searched for the…