Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tyler Gazdik, 19, ordered to stand trial.
A Gibsonia teen served as a lookout and a distraction as his friend burglarized two homes on Ben Miller and Elgro roads in Richland Township in the latter half of 2012, according to testimony from a police detective Wednesday. Tyler Gazdik, 19, is charged with working with the late Stephen Hudec, 20, to burglarize those homes. He also told police he acted alone to take copper pipes and wire coils from a Grubbs Road home in Richland, Hampton Detective Robert Kirsopp testified. Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner ordered Gazdik to stand trial on burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass charges. The district attorney's office withdrew some charges and added others at Wednesday's hearing. Gazdik …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brian James Flesher, of Pittsburgh, also is charged in a burglary in Moon Township.
A 26-year-old Pittsburgh man charged with burglarizing a McCandless home and stealing jewelry worth thousands of dollars waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Brian James Flesher is charged with felony counts of burglary and theft for the Nov. 26 burglary at a Perrymont Road home. The residents returned home that afternoon to find their rear kitchen door kicked open, according to the criminal complaint. They reported a jewelry box with $3,385 in jewelry was missing, police said. Detectives from Ross Township, Franklin Park Borough and Ohio Township questioned Flesher about a string of burglaries that included crimes in their respective jurisdictions, Lt. Donald J. O'Connor of the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Coins were taken in burglary on Wallace Road, according to KDKA.
Three men were charged with burglarizing a Wallace Road home twice in one week, according to a KDKA report. Coins were taken the first time the Pine Township home was burglarized, KDKA reported. The second time, a man was home and called police, KDKA said. Northern Regional police arrested the men after following their footprints in the snow, the report stated. According to court documents: All three are in the Allegheny County Jail. Their preliminary hearings are set for Jan. 2. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Police said the break-in occurred sometime after the store closed on Wednesday.
Ross Township police say a burglar or burglars smashed a front window and broke into the Community Thrift Store at 3255 Babcock Boulevard sometime after the store closed Wednesday evening. "They tried working on the store's safe for quite a while, but were unable to open it," said Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "It does not appear anything was taken." Kohlhepp said the safe was an older model, free standing, very sturdy and very heavy, too heavy to carry out of the store. “The safe was cut with a chop saw or some kind of power tool. There were multiple attempted cuts through the safe," he said. “I don’t know the high yield they were expecting from a thrift store. This was odd." Police ask that anyone with any information call them at 412-931-…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Northern Regional Police charge Mars man in third burglary.
Northern Regional police are investigating two burglaries of Pine Township homes. Police Chief T. Robert Amann said Thursday that 29-year-old Matthew Lohr, of Mars, has been charged in a third burglary—it occurred Sept. 13 at a home on Old State Road in Pine Township. Click here for a story on that burglary. In all three burglaries, jewelry was taken, Amann said. Still under investigation is a burglary on Sept. 13 that occurred at a home on Babcock Boulevard between Old State Road and Lake MacLeod. On Sept. 23, a home was burglarized between 9 a.m. and noon on Limerick Road in Pine Township. If you have any information about these burglaries, call Northern Regional Police Department at 724-625-3156. _____________________ Keeping up with …
Matthew Lohr is in the Butler County Prison, awaiting hearings next week.
A Mars man charged with stealing jewelry from a Pine Township home is in the Butler County Prison where he faces 73 other charges filed by police in Zelienople and Mars. Matthew Lohr, 29, is charged with felony counts of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property in the Pine Township incident, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. Zelienople Police also charged Lohr with 58 felony counts of burglary, trespassing and receiving stolen property, according to court documents. Mars Police charged Lohr with three felony drug charges, 11 misdemeanor drug-related charges and one count of reckless endangerment. In the Pine case, Lohr is charged with breaking into a home on Old State Road by using a ladder found in the yard…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Leo James Nealon is charged with burglary and conspiracy.
A Middlesex teen charged with burglary in a Richland Township home invasion waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak. Leo James Nealon, 18, is charged with felony counts of burglary and conspiracy. The commonwealth withdrew a misdemeanor count of possessing instruments of crime. Northern Regional Police arrested Nealon and a 17-year-old on Sept. 17 after a break-in at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Nealon's next step in the legal process is a Nov. 20 formal arraignment. ________ Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Leo James Nealon is charged with burglary, conspiracy and possessing an instrument of crime.
A preliminary hearing for a Middlesex teen charged with burglary in a Richland Township home invasion has been postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 3. Leo James Nealon's hearing before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak originally was scheduled for yesterday (Sept. 26). Nealon, 18, is charged with felony counts of burglary and conspiracy, as well as a misdemeanor count of possessing instruments of crime. Northern Regional Police arrested Nealon and a 17-year-old on Sept. 17 after a break-in at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Nealon turned himself in at his Middlesex (Valencia) home, police said. Northern Regional police were called to the Sandy Hill Road home about 3:45 p.m. by a 17-year-old resident who …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Northern Regional police arrested Leo Nealon and a 17-year-old on Monday.
A Middlesex Township teen charged in a Richland Township home-invasion burglary was arraigned Tuesday morning and charged with two felonies. Leo James Nealon, who turned 18 on Sept. 12, was charged with a felony count of burglary and a felony count of conspiracy—burglary, as well as a misdemeanor count of possessing instruments of crime—criminal instruments. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 26 before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak. Northern Regional Police arrested Nealon about 7:15 p.m. Monday at his Middlesex Township (Valencia) home, Chief T. Robert Amann said. Nealon turned himself in after police contacted and spoke with him by cell phone, Amann said. Police arrested a 17-year-old earlier Monday afternoon at a home …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Latest arrest comes hours after Northern Regional Police officers arrest a 17-year-old at a home on Sandy Hill Road.
UPDATE: Northern Regional Police arrested a second suspect about 7:15 p.m. Monday in a home-invasion burglary in Richland Township. Leo Nealon, 18, turned himself in at his Middlesex Township home after police contacted and spoke with him by cell phone, Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann said. He is charged with burglary, Amann said. Police arrested a 17-year-old earlier Monday afternoon at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Northern Regional police were called to the home about 3:45 p.m. by a 17-year-old resident who was home alone when he heard someone trying to break into the home, Amann said. The teen called police after he fled out the back door and into the woods, staying on the phone to keep …