Police Log: April 26, 2017

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

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Burglary Charges: A Penn Hills man is in the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing on burglary charges.

Noah S. Winstead, 22, is charged by McKeesport police with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief in connection with theft of copper piping from a home on Pacific Avenue in November 2016.

In a separate but related case, Winstead is charged by McKeesport police with escape, fleeing and eluding police, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and numerous motor-vehicle violations after police said he fled from officers attempting to arrest him on the burglary warrant. Winstead was apprehended early on the morning of March 25 near Crawford Village, according to a police report.

Bond was set at $50,000 on the March 25 arrest. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 1 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Theft Charges: A 17-year-old from the Christy Park section of the city was charged by McKeesport police with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief in connection with a break-in at a convenience store on Walnut Street. Police said the incident happened sometime after the store closed March 24 and was discovered at 8 a.m. March 25. Cash, cigarettes and a gray metal floor safe were removed during the break-in, which was captured on security footage, police said. The male teen-ager was arrested April 5.


DUI Charges: Frank B. Spiewak, 59, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving after a traffic stop at 8:26 p.m. April 5 near the intersection of Abraham and Grover streets. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Hit-and-Run Accident: Ashyon Smith, 18, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license, driving without insurance and failing to stop and give information and aid following a crash at 10 a.m. April 8 on Penny Street.

Police said another driver reported they were driving east on Penny Street near Locust Street when another car, traveling the wrong way, struck his vehicle, and then drove away. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 5 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Forgery Complaint: A West Mifflin man was charged by McKeesport police with forgery and theft by deception following an incident March 23 at a salvage yard in the city's 10th Ward. Police accuse Justin Chedwick, 35, with falsifying two receipts in order to claim salvage values to which he was not entitled. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Accident: A McKeesport woman was charged by McKeesport police with causing an accident involving injuries while not properly licensed and causing an accident involving property damage. McKeesport police said Latoyna Cabbagestalk, 32, was driving a car that crashed into Building 47 at Crawford Village on the afternoon of April 5. A resident of Building 47 who was inside the apartment that was struck by the car was taken to UPMC McKeesport hospital for treatment of her injuries. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Drug Charges: A 17-year-old from East Pittsburgh was charged by McKeesport police with possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at 8:47 p.m. March 29 in the 2900 block of East Fifth Avenue. McKeesport police said the female teen-ager was in possession of a bag of suspected cocaine, four empty baggies, a cell phone and $5,000 in cash.


Hit-and-Run Accident: A McKeesport woman is charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, recklessly endangering another person and careless driving following an incident at 5 a.m. March 25 near the corner of Bridge and Soles streets. Police said a pedestrian told officers she was walking on Bridge Street when a vehicle struck her and drove away. J'Qua Paylor, 22, faces a preliminary hearing May 22 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr.


Drug Charges: A McKeesport man faces formal arraignment June 2 in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substances, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Keith T. Richardson, 23, is being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bond after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi. Charges were filed March 24 by McKeesport police.


Originally published April 26, 2017.

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