Police Log: April 1, 2016

By Submitted Report | 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.

Pursuit and Arrest: A West Mifflin man was arrested March 15 after McKeesport police said he fled from officers attempting to make a traffic stop. A police officer on routine patrol at 12:48 a.m. near UPMC McKeesport hospital observed a vehicle traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed on Evans Avenue.

Police said the officer pursued and the vehicle finally stopped near Crawford Village.

The driver was identified as Paul R. A. Evans III, 32. Evans was charged by McKeesport police with fleeing or attempting to elude police, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering other persons, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, and possession of heroin, marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Evans is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. He faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 4 before Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Theft from a Motor Vehicle: A West Mifflin woman was charged by McKeesport police in connection with the theft of a license plate and vandalism to a vehicle. Tanice J. Green, 37, is charged with theft from a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and stalking in connection with an incident that occured March 6. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a..m. May 9 before Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Disorderly House: A McKeesport woman and three men are charged by city police in connection with a raid on her house in the 3400 block of Beaver Street.

McKeesport police said that neighbors had complained about excessive traffic and visitors to the home of Natalie Brown, 32. On the evening of March 16, officers investigated. Brown was charged by McKeesport police with a local ordinance prohibiting the operation of a "disorderly house."

Charged by McKeesport police with patronizing a disorderly house were Gregory Tippett, 22, of McKeesport; Kevin Williams, 52, of Pleasant Hills; and Matthew Bricker, 40, of Derry Twp., Westmoreland County.


Home Improvement Fraud: A Fayette County man was charged March 16 by McKeesport police with home improvement fraud after police said he agreed to do work for a Washington Street resident, then never completed it.

Police said Cody J. Mattei, 19, of Uniontown was contracted to do home repairs in December 2015. The resident paid a $500 down payment, and then another $2,500, police said, but Mattei did not do the work.

Mattei is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on unrelated charges. He faces a preliminary hearing on the McKeesport charges at 1 p.m. April 4 before Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Robbery Charges: Three men, including a juvenile, are charged by McKeesport police in connection with a strong-arm robbery in the Grandview section of the city.

Police said the victim called 9-1-1 on the evening of March 17 and reported she had just been robbed. Officers responded and after searching the neighborhood, took three suspects into custody.

Jeremiah Mitchell, 19, and Greg Sayles, 22, both of McKeesport, were charged by McKeesport police with conspiracy, two counts of simple assault, robbery, unlawful restraint and recklessly endangering another person. Also charged in connection with the same incident is a 15-year-old male from McKeesport.

Mitchell and Sayles face a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 4 before Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi Jr. and are currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of bond. No further information was released about the juvenile.


Rock Throwing: Two young men were charged by McKeesport police with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, propulsion of missiles, conspiracy and disorderly conduct after police said they threw rocks at a passing car, shattering the window. The driver did not report any injuries.

Police said the two juveniles, both age 14, were arrested at the Sixth Avenue Garage, Downtown, at 5:15 p.m. March 28. The juveniles are charged with recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, propulsion of missiles, conspiracy and disorderly conduct, police said.

Originally published April 01, 2016.

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