Police beat April 11
Runaway sought: State police are looking for a teenager who ran away late last month from the Mel Blount Youth Home, 6 Mel Blount Drive, Buffalo Township. Brandon Kuban, 15, was last seen during a room check about 3:30 p.m. March 30. He was gone when a subsequent check was done. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 120 pound with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black and gold shorts and red, black and white tennis shoes. Police said he has relatives in Pittsburgh’s East Hills and may no longer be in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-223-5200.
Two face charges: Two men face charges after an incident Wednesday on Euclid Avenue. David G. Collins Jr., 630 Euclid, told Canonsburg police that the side of his vehicle was kicked. Antipast A. Yarbrough, 22, of 527 Chartiers Ave., Canonsburg, was identified as the culprit and will be charged with criminal mischief. A short time later, Darrin Patterson, 20, of 400 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, came to Collins’ home and reportedly threatened him. He will be charged with harassment. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Receiving charge: Jarred Wise, 18, of Houston, was charged by Monday Chartiers police with receiving stolen property after he was allegedly found with a dirt bike that was reported stolen to police from a residence on Old Hickory Ridge Road. Wise, who has a juvenile detainer, was placed in the Jefferson County, Ohio, juvenile detention center.
Jewelry stolen: Jody Zylo, 112 Wide St., told Chartiers police Monday jewelry was stolen from her home over the past few months. She is compiling a list of the missing items.
Theft charge: Pamela Metts, 43, of Uniontown, was charged Tuesday by state police at The Meadows Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, North Strabane, with theft of mislaid property after she failed to reimburse a Canton Township woman after she allegedly removed the other woman’s voucher from a machine and cashed it. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft: Frank Depasquale, 34, of 1809 Nopah Ave., Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft after he stole about 20 make-up products Wednesday from Giant Eagle, 4007 Washington Road, township police said. Depasquale was seen leaving the store with the items and getting into a car. Store personnel took down the license place and description, police said, and the vehicle was stopped by Mt. Lebanon police. Depasquale, a passenger in the car, fled on foot but was soon apprehended. He admitted to taking the make-up, valued at $532, and Mt. Lebanon police found 19 containers of it in the car, police said. Depasquale was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Vehicles entered: At least three or four unlocked vehicles parked on Grant Circle and Canongate and North Battery drives were entered and cash and credit cards were stolen, township police said. Police are in the early stages of the investigation and there may be more break-ins. The incidents occurred overnight Wednesday and were reported at about 10 a.m. Thursday.
Engine damaged: Garrett Hettman, 80 Paul Drive, told South Strabane police Wednesday that sand was placed in the gas tank of his 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, causing the engine to blow up. Hettman told police the cost for repairs is $10,500.
Two charged: Devon R. Garrett, 25, and Jonathan Casteel, 26, both of 717 N. Main St., Washington, were charged Tuesday in connection with the theft of toothbrushes valued at $163 from Walmart, Trinity Point, Feb. 24. Both were charged with retail theft. Casteel also was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and not having insurance after backing into another vehicle while leaving the parking lot. Charges will be sent from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Basketball stolen: Dan White told city police his children were playing outside Wednesday about 4 p.m. when a vehicle pulled into their driveway on the 100 block of South Wade Street and a female passenger grabbed their basketball lying in the yard. White said the driver and passenger headed toward Maiden Street.
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