Police said a Moon Township man broke into a vacant University Boulevard hotel to steal copper piping from abandoned rooms.
Kelly James Carter, 46, has been charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property in connection to the incident, according to a police report.
Police said Carter in February broke into the hotel, which is being torn down by the Pittsburgh-based Ross Development, and used a saw to strip empty rooms of copper piping. Water was still running in the rooms at the time of the theft, causing water to flow out of rooms and damage carpeting and walls as a result of the plumbing theft.
Police did not disclose the value of the theft or water damage done in the rooms.
Carter is scheduled to appear Aug. 28 in Coraopolis District Court for a preliminary hearing.
responded to the following recent incidents and made the following recent arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
- James Zakkary Andresky, 21, of Pittsburgh, was arrested on a warrant July 14 after police said they found him panhandling from motorists at the corner of University Boulevard and the Interstate 376 Business Route.
- Simone Renee Mitchell, 47, of Moon Township, was charged with possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking on July 13.
- Nico Angelo Morsillo, 20, of Moon Township, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, careless driving, and accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle July 8 on Flaugherty Run Road after a two-vehicle car crash on Whispering Woods Drive.