Police beat May 31
Theft arrest: Benjamin Jenkins, 23, of McKees Rocks, was charged Friday with misdemeanor retail theft after he allegedly went into Todd’s Beer Distributor, Third Street, and stole a case of beer while an accomplice distracted employees May 23, California police said.
Three charged: James C. Gazvoda, 28, of Triadelphia, W.Va., Terry Lee Kover, 45, of 412 First Ave., New Eagle, and Lawrence Angelo Bogo, 44, of 84 Gardner St., Avella, were charged Thursday by Chartiers police with theft, receiving stolen property, defiant trespass and conspiracy. They are accused of stealing scrap metal from the property of Donald and Bruce Ryburn, 191 Ryburn Road, May 14. They allegedly took the scrap to a scrap yard, where they sold it for $133.20. The three were confronted by a witness when they returned to the property a second time, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
False reports charge: Timothy R. Myers, 29, of Crabtree, Westmoreland County, was charged Thursday by Chartiers police with unsworn falsification and false reports to police. He allegedly told police May 16 that he was stabbed by a woman, but later told police another person had stabbed him. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Trespass charge: Scott D. Boyer, 31, whose last known address was Donora, will be charged with trespass by state police after he allegedly entered property at 6 Pear St., Ellsworth, Thursday. Police said he did not have permission to be on the property while a trailer was being demolished. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.
Assault arrest: Amber Dawn Malanosky, 35, of 846 Spring Valley Road, North Bethlehem, was arrested Thursday by state police. She is accused of grabbing Joshua T. Sindermann by the neck and scratching his back. She was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault and harassment. Malanosky was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Couple will face DUI charges: Township police will charge a couple who live on East McMurray Road with driving under the influence of alcohol after an incident that began with a witness calling police to report a man driving a car with a woman riding on the hood on McDowell Lane just after midnight Friday. As the witness followed the car, police said they were able to intercept it on East McMurray Road near Lindenvale Drive and stopped the vehicle near a garage of a residence where the couple live. By then, police said Elayne Jo Ferguson, 25, of East McMurray Road, was driving, and after an altercation, Ferguson was placed in handcuffs. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.12 percent, police said. The man in the car, Robert J. Duritza, 29, of the same East McMurray Road address, was a passenger at that point, but police say he admitted to driving the car on McDowell Lane. Duritza also was charged with DUI after he refused a blood or breath test, police said. Both were taken to the police station and later released. Charges will be sent by summons.
Unauthorized use: Craig Skrenta, 23, of 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, was charged Thursday by Washington police with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He is accused of taking a vehicle owned by TRIPIL last month without permission. The vehicle was later involved in a crash. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.