Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Mt. Lebanon woman was arrested last month after police said she tried to steal $1,200 worth of merchandise from four stores in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park.
A Mt. Lebanon woman was arrested last month after police said she tried to steal $1,200 worth of merchandise from four stores in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park. Lisa Anne Chambers, 52, faces several charges of retail theft and was held for court on two of the counts when she failed to show up for her Monday afternoon preliminary hearing with District Judge Robert Wyda. Police from Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair said they were alerted on March 19 to a woman who ran from Kohl’s carrying more than $700 items. Police said she dropped a blender and knife set in the lobby as she ran from the store, but still had various fragrances in her purse. Police arrested her and said she also took teeth whitening strips, makeup, tweezers, eyeliner, lip …
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, August 7, 2012
Also, a woman facing charges is to complete a retail theft program.
Charges against an Upper St. Clair man were withdrawn, and his case was dismissed Monday by District Justice Robert Wyda. Scott Drudy had been charged with two counts of simple assault following an April 14 incident. On May 7, his preliminary hearing was continued for 90 days, and he since has complied with court stipulations. Also on Monday, a hearing was rescheduled for a Pittsburgh woman accused of stealing $364.50 worth of merchandise from Sears at South Hills Village on May 11. Tara Ehrenberger is to complete a retail theft program prior to Sept. 10, according to court records.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Also, a woman accused of unauthorized credit card use has her hearing rescheduled.
Talk about having a bad day. A South Hills man appeared before District Judge Robert Wyda on Monday facing a retail theft charge and two traffic citations, all the result of a May 28 visit to South Hills Village. James Severino Sr., 42, pleaded guilty to the theft of two saws, valued at $299.98, from Sears, according to court records. He was ordered to pay court costs. He also pleaded guilty to citations issued by Upper St. Clair police, for driving with a suspended license and careless driving, near the mall. Also on Monday, a preliminary hearing was rescheduled for a woman who is accused of using a 73-year-old Upper St. Clair resident’s credit card without his permission. Jennifer Mrosek, 28, formerly of Uniontown, is accused of making $…
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, July 10, 2012
A Pittsburgh woman is accused of using a child as a theft accomplice.
A Pittsburgh woman who is accused of using a child as a theft accomplice has had hear preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert Wyda delayed. Ashley Burke, 26, was arrested by Upper St. Clair police on July 1 after being caught with items for which she did not pay after leaving Sears at South Hills Village, according to the police report. The report states that she was observed putting a bottle of cologne in her purse and taking a hair clip from a package and putting it in the 6-year-old girl’s hair. She then returned the package, with two remaining clips, to its proper place. According to the report, the arresting officer recommended Burke be charged with corruption to minors along with retail theft because of her role in involving…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
District Judge Robert Wyda sent a Pittsburgh woman to the Allegheny County Jail Monday after he discovered two outstanding bench warrants for her arrest during a preliminary hearing. Jenauba Lipford, 22, of 307 Arabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15210, is charged with stealing items from the South Hills Village Macy's on Dec. 24, 2010 and April 1, 2011. In the latest case filed by the Bethel Park police, officers stated Lipford tried to steal more than $500 worth of Polo hats, shirts and a pair of pants. In addition, Wyda discovered that Lipford failed to appear to two separate retail theft hearings with district Judges Thomas Torkowsky in Homestead and Suzanne Blaschak in West Deer. Wyda increased Lipford's bail by $1,000 to $6,000. She was …