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Police Log: April 14, 2016

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
April 14, 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.

Accident and Arrest: An 18-year-old from Elizabeth was flown to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Oakland after the car in which she was a passenger collided with a utility pole and then veered into a building.

McKeesport police have charged the driver, Zachary Simon, 19, of McKeesport with driving under the influence, aggravated assault and driving with alcohol in his system while under age 21.

Police said the accident happened at 10:30 p.m. April 6 in the 2300 block of Grandview Avenue.

Burglary Arrest: A McKeesport man was arrested April 6 in connection with a Sept. 27 burglary. McKeesport police charged Derrick Hall, 26, with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy to commit burglary. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 18 before Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi Jr.

Stolen Car: Jesi Jefferson, 20, of McKeesport was charged by city police with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief and driving without a license. Police said Jefferson was arrested at 10:16 a.m. April 6 in the 1800 block of Powers Street while driving a car that had been reported stolen in the city about an hour earlier. Also charged by McKeesport police with receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy were a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old.

DUI Charge: Timothy Yobst, 40, of Port Vue was charged by McKeesport police with public drunkenness and driving with a suspended license after an arrest at 3:55 a.m. April 7. McKeesport police said Yobst was driving a motorcycle on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Lysle Boulevard.

Stolen Car: Rocco Scott, 40, of Duquesne was charged by McKeesport police with receiving stolen property after a traffic stop at 11:50 p.m. April 6 near the intersection of Patterson and Versailles avenues. Police said Scott was driving a car reported stolen from Kentucky.

Firearms Charge: Damien D. Hemingway, 22, of Duquesne was charged by McKeesport police on April 7 with a violation of the uniform firearms act, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at the corner of Coursin Street and Sixth Avenue.

Retail Theft Charge: Lisa Ellibe, 46, of McKeesport was cited by McKeesport police on April 5 with retail theft in connection with an incident at a local supermarket.

Access Device Fraud: Charles Willard, 33, of Liberty Borough was charged on April 6 by McKeesport police with theft by unlawful taking and access device fraud in connection with a Dec. 14 incident at a store on O'Neil Boulevard.

Missing Person: A 17-year-old girl was reported missing from her 11th Avenue home on April 2 by her grandmother. McKeesport police said the missing teen-ager has light brown skin, brown hair with blonde tips and brown eyes, and is approximately five-feet-six and 125 pounds. Police said she may be traveling with her infant son.

Firearms Charge: Geno L. Wright, 32, of Braddock was charged by McKeesport police with criminal trespass, carrying a firearm without a license and another firearm violation after being arrested at 10:38 pm. March 30 at Crawford Village.

Robbery Reported: Three teen-agers were arrested March 30 in connection with the robbery of two juveniles that afternoon near the corner of Scott and Oak streets. Laquille Reynolds, 18, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with robbery, criminal conspiracy and theft by unlawful taking. A 15-year-old male was charged by McKeesport police with robbery, criminal conspiracy, two counts of theft by unlawful taking and aggravated assault, while a 17-year-old male was charged by McKeesport police with robbery, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, carrying a firearm without a license and aggravated assault.

Theft Charge: Alonzo Fuller, 35, of McKeesport was charged April 1 by city police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property in connection with the March 14 theft of a cell phone.

Prescription Drug Charge: Todd M. Quiggle, 27, of McKeesport was charged by city police with forgery and possession of a controlled substance. Police said Quiggle used a forged prescription to purchase clonazepam.

Firearm Arrest: Ew Lumon Richardson, 20, of Swissvale was charged April 4 by McKeesport police with a firearms violation, recklessly endangering another person and tampering with evidence in connection with a Jan. 28 shooting in the Yester Square area. Police said the victim was wounded in the leg and stomach and has not been cooperative with investigators.

Resisting Arrest: Three people were arrested April 4 after McKeesport police said they fought with officers attempting to serve a warrant in Hi-View Gardens. Trenell L. Scott, 41, of Forest Hills was charged by McKeesport police with obstruction of justice, hindering apprehension and aggravated assault; Carlton J. Williams-Johnson, 20, of McKeesport was charged with receiving stolen property, a violation of the uniform firearms act and simple assault; and Chai Scott, 21, of McKeesport was charged with obstruction of justice, simple assault and simple assault by physical menace.

Drug Charges: Darryl D. Craig Jr., 36, of McKeesport was charged April 4 by McKeesport police with drug possession and two counts of possession of drugs with intent to deliver. Police said that officers serving a warrant March 22 found Craig in possession of suspected marijuana and ecstacy.

Drug Charges: Inenella J. Leonard Jr., 36, of McKeesport was charged April 5 by McKeesport police  with possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Originally published April 14, 2016.

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