Police Log: March 7, 2017

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Police News

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Stuck on Train Tracks: A Clairton man faces a preliminary hearing April 10 after McKeesport police allege he drove his car onto a CSX Railroad trestle and got stuck.

Nathan E. Edwards, 25, is charged with driving under the influence and careless driving in connection with the Feb. 19 incident.

McKeesport police said a detective was exiting the station just after 3 a.m. when he observed a black Lincoln sedan driving on the railroad tracks, behind the station, toward the trestle that crosses the Youghiogheny River.

The detective and another officer called the railroad to stop train traffic and caught up to the vehicle as it got stuck with front-end damage and two flat tires, police said. The driver was asked by police how he had ended up on the railroad tracks and told officers he "must have made a wrong left turn." The vehicle had to be removed from the scene by a tow truck.


Robbery Charge: A city man is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with a Nov. 16 robbery outside the Social Security Office, Downtown.

Carroll R. Yancey, 37, was ordered held for court after a preliminary hearing Feb. 27 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi, who set bond at $75,000 cash.

Yancey is charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, making terroristic threats and unlawful restraint. McKeesport police said the victim parked in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue and went to the Social Security office. When he returned to his vehicle, the victim told police, he felt a gun being put to the back of his head and a voice demanded money.

Police said an investigation identified Yancey as a suspect in the robbery.


Drug Charges: Nicholas P. Putz, 50, of Brentwood was charged by McKeesport police with possession of cocaine, driving with a suspended license and failure to use turn signals following a traffic stop at 12:36 a.m. Feb. 8 near the intersection of Union and Versailles avenues. Also charged by McKeesport police with possession of cocaine was Kelly Galla, 37, of Liberty Borough. Putz and Galla face a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi on March 27.


Assault Charges: Sophia Bell, 35, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering other persons and endangering the welfare of children following an incident at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 12.


Assault Charges: Michael Delancey Jr., 25, of McKeesport is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with an incident in Christy Park on Feb. 10. At a preliminary hearing March 6, Magisterial District Justice Eugene Riazzi ordered Delancey held for court on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.


Charged in Dispute: Darrick W. Bailey, 33, of McKeesport is being held in Allegheny County Jail on narcotics and weapons charges filed by city police.

McKeesport police charged Bailey with drug possession, possession with intent to deliver, giving false ID to police, driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and an alcoholic beverage violation in connection with the incident at 12:17 a.m. Feb. 18 in the 1000 block of Walnut Street.

At a preliminary hearing Feb. 27, Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi ordered Bailey held for court and set bond at $25,000 cash. Formal arraignment in Allegheny County Court is scheduled for April 10.


Firearms Charge: Jameal M. Ball, 21, of McKeesport was charged by city police with recklessly endangering other people and discharging a firearm within city limits in connection with an incident at 3 p.m. Feb. 17.


Drug Charges: Jason J. Dorsey, 41, of McKeesport was charged by city police with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident at 10:48 p.m. Feb. 20 in the 900 block of Craig Street.


Drug Charges: An Elizabeth Twp. man faces formal arraignment May 4 in Allegheny County Court on charges related to possession of suspected narcotics and a short police chase.

At a preliminary hearing March 6, Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi ordered Troy Brown, 19, of Mt. Vernon held for court on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and several moving violations.

McKeesport police charged Brown in connection with an incdent that began before 9 p.m. Feb. 22 and ended in the 900 block of Lincoln Way.

Court officials said Brown is currently free after posting $100,000 bond.

Also arrested in connection with the same incident was Treysaun Lockett-Tillman, 18, of McKeesport, who was charged by city police with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver and tampering with physical evidence.

Lockett-Tillman was ordered held for court by Riazzi on March 6 and is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond pending the May 4 formal arraignment.


Fight Charges: A 14-year-old girl was charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment following a fight at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 1400 block of Soles Street. No further details were released.

Originally published March 07, 2017.

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