Warrant served: Brian S. Bergstedt, 40, of 155 Schaffer Ave., Charleroi, is charged by township police with retail theft and receiving stolen property, accused of stealing merchandise worth $155.94 about 2 p.m. April 16, 2012, from Fisher Heights Giant Eagle, routes 88 and 837, court records show. He is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant and arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Mark Wilson.
Monitor, DVR stolen: Jason Robinson of Washington told Chartiers police Wednesday a computer monitor and DVR player were stolen from the racehorse barn at Washington County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center.
Computer, money stolen: A Dell computer and $63 were stolen Sunday from Chartiers-Houston Library, 730 W. Grant St., Chartiers police said. The theft was reported to police Tuesday.
Public drunkenness: Dustin Van Evans, 31, of Hiller, was charged Monday with public drunkenness after North Franklin police received a report of a man under the influence of a controlled substance shopping at Gander Mountain, Washington Crown Center. Police said Evans, whose clothing smelled of marijuana, admitted to smoking the drug after work with friends.
Pole, lines downed: Johnson Road near McBride Road was closed for about seven hours Sunday night after a vehicle driven by David Nolder, 54, 12 Countryside Court, Canonsburg, struck the pole and sheared it off, North Strabane police said. The pole came down, bringing with it the lines, police said. Township firefighters were able to remove Nolder but had to wait for West Penn Power Co. crews to respond to remove the wires before the wreckage could be cleared. Nolder told police he swerved to avoid a deer. He was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment.
Added charged: City police filed additional charges against Thomas E. Currie, 38, of 100 West Cherry Ave., for allegedly burglarizing numerous buildings in the area. Currie was originally charged on Feb. 13 for breaking into Shorty’s Lunch on West Chestnut Street on Feb. 8. Police said he confessed to other break-ins at Triple T Tavern on Oregon St. and Krency’s bakery and restaurant at 990 Jefferson Ave. in which he took $200, two cash registers and alcoholic beverages. He also was linked to a Feb. 3 break-in at Shorty’s where he stole $690 in cash and $260 in Sarris candies.
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