Friday, January 11, 2013
Tyler Gazdik, 19, ordered to stand trial.
A Gibsonia teen served as a lookout and a distraction as his friend burglarized two homes on Ben Miller and Elgro roads in Richland Township in the latter half of 2012, according to testimony from a police detective Wednesday. Tyler Gazdik, 19, is charged with working with the late Stephen Hudec, 20, to burglarize those homes. He also told police he acted alone to take copper pipes and wire coils from a Grubbs Road home in Richland, Hampton Detective Robert Kirsopp testified. Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner ordered Gazdik to stand trial on burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass charges. The district attorney's office withdrew some charges and added others at Wednesday's hearing. Gazdik …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Coins were taken in burglary on Wallace Road, according to KDKA.
Three men were charged with burglarizing a Wallace Road home twice in one week, according to a KDKA report. Coins were taken the first time the Pine Township home was burglarized, KDKA reported. The second time, a man was home and called police, KDKA said. Northern Regional police arrested the men after following their footprints in the snow, the report stated. According to court documents: All three are in the Allegheny County Jail. Their preliminary hearings are set for Jan. 2. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Matthew Lohr is charged with stealing jewelry from a home in Pine.
The preliminary hearing for a 29-year-old man charged with burglarizing a Pine Township home was postponed until Oct. 17. Matthew Lohr, of Mars, was scheduled to appear Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Lohr is charged with felony counts of burglary, receiving stolen property and theft. Northern Regional police charged Lohr with the Sept. 13 burglary of a home on Old State Road in Pine, during which jewelry was stolen and pawned at Treasure Chest in Richland Township, according to the criminal complaint. He also faces multiple charges in Mars and Zelienople. In the Mars case, 14 drug-related charges and 1 count of recklessly endangering another person were held for court Tuesday at a preliminary hearing before …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Matthew Lohr is in Butler County Jail.
A Mars man charged stealing jewelry from a home Pine Township is in the Butler County Jail, where he faces 73 charges brought by police in Zelienople and Mars Borough. Matthew Lohr, 29, is charged with felony counts of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property in the Pine incident, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. Zelienople police charged Lohr with 58 felony counts of burglary, criminal trespassing and receiving stolen property, according to court documents. He is charged with stealing baseball cards and jewelery from a home on Emerson Drive in Zelienople on Aug. 30 in that incident. Less than a week later, he attempted to sell two of the stolen cards at Baseball Card Castle in Cranberry, according to the …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Northern Regional police arrested Leo Nealon and a 17-year-old on Monday.
A Middlesex Township teen charged in a Richland Township home-invasion burglary was arraigned Tuesday morning and charged with two felonies. Leo James Nealon, who turned 18 on Sept. 12, was charged with a felony count of burglary and a felony count of conspiracy—burglary, as well as a misdemeanor count of possessing instruments of crime—criminal instruments. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak. Northern Regional Police arrested Nealon about 7:15 p.m. Monday at his Middlesex Township (Valencia) home, Chief T. Robert Amann said. Nealon turned himself in after police contacted and spoke with him by cell phone, Amann said. Police arrested a 17-year-old earlier Monday afternoon at a home …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Latest arrest comes hours after Northern Regional Police officers arrest a 17-year-old at a home on Sandy Hill Road.
Northern Regional Police arrested a second suspect about 7:15 p.m. Monday in a home-invasion burglary in Richland Township. Leo Nealon, 18, turned himself in at his Middlesex Township home after police contacted and spoke with him by cell phone, Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann said. He is charged with burglary, Amann said. Police arrested a 17-year-old earlier Monday afternoon at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Northern Regional police were called to the home about 3:45 p.m. by a 17-year-old resident who was home alone when he heard someone trying to break into the home, Amann said. The teen called police after he fled out the back door and into the woods, staying on the phone to keep police …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Timothy D. Barnett was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years.
A Pittsburgh man who was arrested inside a Marshall Township office building pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglary and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years incarceration and 10 years probation. Timothy D. Barnett, 51, pleaded guilty to four felonies—two for burglary, one for criminal trespassing and one for criminal attempt. He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kathleen A. Durkin imposed the sentence. Northern Regional police Officer Timothy Spontak found Barnett inside the office building at 115 VIP Drive about 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, when he answered a call for an alarm activation, according to testimony in the preliminary hearing. The building is located …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A register drawer holding cash was stolen Tuesday morning.
Cranberry police are investigating after a man broke into the convenience store at the Valero gas station located on Freedom Road and stole a cash register drawer holding money. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said the suspect entered the Cranberry Super Mini Mart at about 1 a.m. by smashing through the glass front door. It is unknown how much cash was in the register, he said. Police are examining video surveillance footage from the break-in, he said. No arrests have been made at this time. The suspect, who was alone, is believed to be a white man with a thin build. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot tall and was last seen wearing a light-colored hoodie. Anyone with information in the incident is asked to call Cranberry Police at 724-776-5180. A …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tyler Bruce Smith is charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property, burglary and conspiracy.
For the second time this year, a 23-year-old Cranberry man waived his preliminary hearing on charges related to pawning or trying to pawn $4,460 in stolen musical instruments and equipment at Waddell's Music Center in Pine Township. This time, Tyler Bruce Smith is the defendant. Previously, 23-year-old Jeremy Joseph Sturgeon of Cranberry waived his preliminary hearing in a related case. They are charged as co-conspirators. Smith waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. His case now moves to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Smith is charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property, burglary and criminal conspiracy. He also is charged with a misdemeanor count of …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
From the office of Magisterial District Judge David Kovach.
The following people were charged and waived their scheduled March. 2 preliminary hearings before District Judge David Kovach in Cranberry. A Callery man charged with stealing copper from homes and businesses will be formally arraigned on April 10. Nathaniel Joseph Baxter, 20, of Kline Avenue, was charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft. Cranberry Township police reported they began to work with other law enforcement agencies in Butler County in 2011 to investigate thefts from across the area. According to the criminal complaint, Baxter and Russell Steven Hoffman stole a large amount of copper wiring and piping from a home on Kline Avenue in …