Police Log: Dec. 14, 2017

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • Not all arrest records are published.
  • 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.

Charged in Assault: A city juvenile was charged with aggravated assault, robbery, recklessly endangering another person, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and tampering with physical evidence after an incident near McKeesport Area High School.

McKeesport police said a woman reported that two young men attacked her at about 4:25 p.m. Nov. 8, took her cell phone and then fled on foot toward Mayfair Avenue. She was treated at UPMC McKeesport hospital and released. A 15-year-old male was charged in connection with the incident and remanded to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, police said.


Charged in Assault: A 16-year-old male and a 13-year-old male were charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person following an incident at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11 outside a convenience store on Walnut Street. Police said they assaulted and robbed another juvenile.


Endangerment Charges: A city woman was ordered held for court Nov. 27 on charges of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person. Tiffany Gall, 39, was charged by McKeesport police in connection with incidents that occurred on Oct. 13 and Nov. 2.

A preliminary hearing was held Nov. 27 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi. Gall is currently free on her own recognizance pending formal arraignment in Allegheny County Court at 10 a.m. Feb. 1.


DUI Charges: Gregory Tippett III, 24, of Braddock Hills was charged by McKeesport police with driving under the influence and careless driving following a traffic stop at 11:06 p.m. Nov. 11 near the intersection of Fifth and Evans avenues. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

Joshua L. Santos, 25, of Port Vue was charged by McKeesport police with driving under the influence and reckless driving following a traffic stop at 3:43 a.m. Nov. 24 near the intersection of West Fifth Avenue and Dale Street. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.


Indecent Assault: Two 15-year-old males from Olive Street in the city were charged with indecent assault and harassment in connection with an incident Nov. 10, McKeesport police said.


Domestic Assault: A North Braddock man waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges filed by McKeesport police in connection with a domestic dispute. Dominique J. Reaves, 34, is charged by McKeesport police with strangulation, simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment in connection with the incident that occurred at a home on Nov. 9. Reaves faces formal arraignment in Allegheny County Court on Jan. 29.


Resisting Arrest Charge: A Wilkinsburg man is being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond after McKeesport police charged him with resisting arrest, giving false identification to law enforcement and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident near the intersection of Centennial and Cornell streets early on the morning of Nov. 14. Scott E. Payne Jr., 30, faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 29 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.


Theft Charge: A McKeesport man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with a theft by unlawful taking charge. Daniel Golden, 58, faces formal arraignment Feb. 8 in Allegheny County Court. McKeesport police said a Grandview Avenue woman hired Golden in October to do some painting work at her home. After he left, police said, she found jewelry missing. Golden was charged Nov. 10 and is free on his own recognizance, court officials said.


Theft Charge: A McKeesport man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Demetrius McClendon, 18, is free on his own recognizance pending formal arraignment Feb. 15 in Allegheny County Court.

McKeesport police said a Versailles Avenue woman started her car Nov. 11 and went inside the house. When she came back outside, the car was gone. Police tracked the vehicle through the OnStar system, according to a report, and recovered it a short time later in the 3800 block of Walker Street. A warrant has been issued for a second man in connection with the case.


Charged in Dispute: Amanda Hardman, 27, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person following a dispute at 1:04 a.m. Nov. 16 inside a private residence on Grover Street. Hardman is free on her own recognizance pending a preliminary hearing Feb. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.


Drug Charge: Wendy Ressler, 42, of McKeesport was charged by McKeesport police with possession of a controlled substance following a stop at 9:35 a.m. Nov. 17 near the intersection of Sixth and Huey streets. She faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 8 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.


Theft Charge: A McKeesport woman faces formal arraignment in Allegheny County Court on Feb. 13 in connection with the theft of approximately $1,500 in cigarettes from a convenience store in Dravosburg.

McKeesport police said that Jennifer E. Trout, 44, is a former employee of the store and has been accused in the theft that occurred Sept. 9. Charges of receiving stolen property, retail theft and criminal trespass were waived to court prior to a preliminary hearing Dec. 7 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi. Trout is currently free on her own recognizance.


Originally published December 14, 2017.

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