Wednesday, May 22, 2013
DUIs, drug charges, child endangerment in this week's Robinson Township police blotter.
Brian Kyle Napierski, 32, of Aliquippa faces charges of retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after Robinson Township police accused him of stealing steaks and lobsters valued at $156.84 from the Giant Eagle Market District on Settlers Ridge Drive on May 8. A loss prevention officer at the store detained Napierski, who, according to a police report, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Napierski told police a syringe for heroin was in his vehicle. He faces a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. July 9 before District Judge Carla M. Swearingen. DUIs Drug Violations Counterfeit Bills Child Endangerment Retail theft Trespassing Theft
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Robinson Township handle several retail theft cases.
Tara Marie Duffy, 35, of Mount Washington faces a charge of felony retail theft after she was accused of attempting to steal $230 in merchandise from the Kohl's Department Store on Steubenville Pike on April 26. The store's loss prevention officer had Duffy in custody when Robinson police arrived at the scene. Duffy is accused of placing a pair of shoes into a baby stroller she was pushing and putting several clothing items in a diaper bag, which she placed on top of the shoes. Because she had several prior convictions for retail theft, she was taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail. While at the jail, Duffy complained of stomach pains and cramps—and she went into labor. Police advised her that there would be a …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Another woman faces charges for DUI in this week's police blotter.
Three women face retail theft charges after separate incidents at stores in Robinson Township. Linda D. Mitchell, 49, of McKees Rocks faces charges of criminal trespass and retail theft. She is accused of stealing clothing and a coffee maker from Kohl's Department Store on Steubenville Pike. According to a Robinson Township police report, a Kohl's loss prevention officer observed Mitchell placing items inside her purse and walking out of the store without paying for them on April 13. She fled the store toward Sheetz, where she was apprehended. Mitchell faces the trespassing charge because she had been banned from all Kohl's stores after signing a trespass agreement with the Kohl's at Century III Mall. No preliminary hearing date has been …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A woman attempted to walk out of JC Penney with more than a dozen hockey jerseys.
Robinson Township Police said a woman attempted to steal Pittsburgh Penguins game jerseys worth more than $2,200 from the Mall at Robinson. Roberta Obenauer, 41, of Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft of more than $200 on March 17 following an attempted theft at the JC Penney department store. Police said loss prevention officers at the store saw Obenauer walking out of the store with 17 Penguins game jerseys, valued at $2,210, according to a criminal complaint. Obenauer, who has been convicted of retail theft four times, was taken to the Allegheny County Jail following the incident. ___ Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Moon Township Police said thieves broke into cars parked along the Montour Trail this month.
Moon Police said vandals smashed the windows of two vehicles parked along the Montour Trail. Motorists returned from the trail to find their windows broken and items missing. A man told police that on March 18 he returned to his car, parked near the Groveton Bridge, to find his car's window broken and his wallet and other items stolen. A woman, whose vehicle was parked along Route 51, reported that day that her driver's side window had been smashed, and her debit card and several gift cards were missing. Moon Township Police responded to the following recent incidents and made the following arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Monday, March 11, 2013
The woman fought loss prevention employees who tried to stop her, police allege.
Police said an Ohio woman fought loss prevention control workers at the Mall at Robinson after she was accused of theft. Judi Lynn Hollp, 24, is charged with stealing $756-worth of items from Macy's at the mall on March 2. Store employees said Hollp was seen carrying several items into the department store's dressing room. Minutes later, she attempted to take merchandise, including clothing and cosmetics, out of the store, according to a criminal complaint. When loss prevention staff members at the mall attempted to stop Hollp she began "kicking her arms and swinging" as the staff members attempted to handcuff her, police said. Police said Hollp was carrying wire cutters during the time of her arrest. Robinson Police charged Hollp with …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Moon Township Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Moon Township Police 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.
Friday, November 30, 2012
During the holiday season, Robinson Police receive more reports of retail thefts, minor car crashes and thefts from vehicles, police chief says.
Robinson Police Chief Dale Vietmieir said the holiday season can bring about an uptick in shoplifting complaints from the community's busy retail centers. Crowds bustling through the township's commercial hubs—including the Mall at Robinson, Settlers Ridge and the Robinson Town Centre—can translate into a higher number of arrests for shoplifting, he said. One Pittsburgh man—31-year-old Matthew Johns of McMurray—was charged this week with swiping more than $400 in perfumes from Ulta in Settlers Ridge, according to police records. "We do see an increase in retail thefts," Vietmieir said. "A slight increase, it's not huge. What we see more of is more car break-ins. People leaving things like gifts in their cars and having them stolen." …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Moon Police blotter for Monday, March 19.
Moon Police made the following arrests and responded to the following recent incidents. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Moon Police blotter for Monday, Feb. 13.
Moon Police said a Sewickley man admitted to entering several unlocked vehicles earlier this month in the township. Craig Anthony Moore, 27, was charged with four counts of theft from a motor vehicle and four counts of nighttime loitering or prowling in connection with the Feb. 8 thefts. Moore, who was also charged by Ohio Township Police with stealing a vehicle, admitted to police on Feb. 10 that he entered at least 10 vehicles near Scottsdale Drive and Spring Run Road Extension. Police have recovered several items in his home that residents had reported stolen, including GPS devices, DVDs and tools. Moore told police that he stole a car in Ohio Township on Feb. 8 after getting into an argument with his girlfriend. He said he drove …