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Police Log: March 7, 2016

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
March 07, 2016
Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • A report of an arrest does not mean the person identified has been convicted of a crime.
  • All people arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Harassment: Marcus D. Anderson, 38, of North Versailles Twp. was charged Feb. 24 by McKeesport police with harassment and criminal mischief.

Bad Checks: Matthew Ptasinski, 37, of McKeesport, was charged on Feb. 24 by McKeesport police with writing bad checks.

DUI Charge: Lacy D. Matthews, 25, of McKeesport was arrested by McKeesport police at 1:11 a.m. Feb. 25 and charged with driving under the influence after an incident in the 400 block of 30th Avenue.

Drug Charge: Raymond Brooks, 56, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident in the 1300 block of Jenny Lind Street.

Stolen Car Recovered: A 17-year-old male from Duquesne Avenue was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing or eluding police, resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of justice, driving without a license and a moving violation after McKeesport police said he was spotted driving a stolen car. Police said the teen-ager was observed on Feb. 26 on Freemont Street driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Pittsburgh. When police attempted to stop him, he fled. Police said the male was apprehended after a brief chase and remanded to juvenile court.

Drug Charge: Gina M. Mullen, 48, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana after an incident at 12:32 a.m. Feb. 26 in the 800 block of Walnut Street.

Threat Charge: Michael Ceresa Jr., 27, of Glassport was charged Feb. 26 by McKeesport police with making terroristic threats and harassment.

Drug and Firearm Charges: Jayvon D. Ford, 19, of Clairton was charged by McKeesport police with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at 2 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 400 block of 11th Avenue.

DUI Charge: Nathan A. George, 25, of Port Vue was charged by McKeesport police wth driving under the influence, careless driving and a moving violation after a traffic stop at 2:19 a.m. Feb. 27 on the 15th Avenue Bridge.

Charged With Fleeing Police: Jerison E. Pastories, 29, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with fleeing and eluding police, recklessly endangering another person, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and moving violations after an incident at 12:14 a.m. Feb. 28. McKeesport police said officers on routine patrol attempted to stop a car near the corner of Grandview and Alison avenues for a traffic violation. The car fled, police said. Police stopped the car in the 3500 block of Tulip Drive and identified the driver as Pastories.

Drug Charges: Jeremiah D. Blatnick, 36, of McKeesport, was charged by McKeesport police with driving with a suspended license, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 6:37 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 3400 block of Versailles. Police also charged a passenger in Blatnick's car, James M. Bertoty, 38, of McKeesport, with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Firearms Charge: Eric Welsh, 53, of North Versailles Twp. was charged by McKeesport with carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded weapon and a moving violation after a traffic stop at 8:35 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 700 block of Sixth Avenue.

Drug Charge: Joseph D. Scott, 28, of North Fayette Twp. was charged by McKeesport police with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after an incident at 10:36 p.m. March 1 in the 800 block of Lysle Boulevard.

DUI Charge: Andrea L. Clanagan, 53, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with driving under the influence after a traffic stop at 11:55 p.m. March 2 at the corner of Union and Versailles avenues.

Originally published March 07, 2016.

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