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December 21, 2012

Police: Reports for Dec. 21


•Trespassing. Canton Dayshawn Blakely, 23, of 714 1/2 Cleveland Ave., was arrested for allegedly trespassing at the Sciota Street projects on Wednesday. Police said they were called regarding him assaulting a woman there. He is charged with defiant trespass.

•Trespass. Brian Tanner, 42, of 104 1/2 Kenneth Ave., was arrested at Westview Terrace on Monday. Police said he was arguing with a woman there and was on the trespass list. He is charged with criminal trespass.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 1500 block of Grimes Street between 3:30 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and ransacked it.

•Theft. More than $250 was reported stolen from the purse of a customer of a business in the Temple Building on North Street around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.

•Burglary. About $100 in cash was reported stolen from a home in the 500 block of East Division Street during the day Tuesday.

•Burglary. Someone stole various items from a garage in the 1100 block of Summit Street. The break-in was reported Tuesday.

•Criminal mischief. Someone broke the windshield of a car parked in the 900 block of Marshall Avenue during the night Wednesday.

•Criminal mischief. The rear window of a car was shattered while it was parked in the 1000 block of Rose Avenue overnight Dec. 13 to   14.

•Accident. A pickup truck driven by Jason Thomas Warner, 20, of West Sunbury, Pa., traveled down an embankment and hit a fence at 713 S. Ray Street around 8:20 p.m. Dec. 14. Warner told police he was trying to back up his truck to turn around and went over the embankment. No injuries were reported.

•Criminal mischief. Someone broke a garbage can outside of Burger King on West Washington Street around 10 p.m. Saturday.

•Burglary. A .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol, $1,500 in cash and a wallet containing various cards were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of 12th St., West Pittsburg on Saturday.

•Burglary. A six-foot aluminum ladder, a black and white two-seater bicycle, a kerosene heater and a case of old 7-Up bottles were reported stolen from a rental/storage facility in the 500 block of Montgomery Avenue between Saturday and Monday.

•Theft. A purple purse, two bank cards and bank checks were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 300 block of Edgewood Avenue between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday.

•Burglary. Someone broke into a house in the 500 block of East Meyer Avenue between midnight and 5 p.m. Monday.

•Theft. A portable breath test unit and a DVD player were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Euclid Avenue between 9 a.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday.

•Accident. A sport utility vehicle driven by Brent Ryan Smith, 29, of 929 Hazel St. hit a utility pole and broke it in half on South Cascade Street at Grandview Avenue around 7 a.m. Dec. 14. Smith told police he swerved to avoid a northbound car in front of him. No injuries were reported.



•Theft. Police said charges are pending against a former Wendy’s employee who is suspected of stealing from her cash register drawer. Police said she worked about 3 1/2 hours on Dec. 18, then walked off the job around 5:30 p.m. Managers audited her cash register and it came up $109 short, police reported. Store managers told police that the worker did not tell anyone she was leaving. A witness saw her in the women’s restroom counting money on the sink, police said.

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  • North Hill man faces stalking charges

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    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg Fire marshal probes cause of blaze

    A city police fire marshal said he hasn’t ruled yet on a blaze that ravaged two Taylor Street houses. Chris Fabian, who was at the fire scene for the duration Monday morning, said the blaze that displaced three families started in the back of a yellow, two-story duplex at 602 Taylor St.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wilson.jpg Man accused of making bomb threats

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    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail

    A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first

    A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire.jpg Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses

    Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers

    An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.

    April 15, 2014

  • fire.jpg VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

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    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

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