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Police, in cooperation with the district attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team, have made the following recent arrests:

Shawn D. Keller, 24, of Crafton, was charged Sept. 29 with one count of possession of heroin, a controlled substance, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Because of incidents that took place Aug. 18 and Sept. 14, he also was charged with one count of criminal conspiracy and two counts each of possession of crack cocaine; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; and delivery of a controlled substance.

Amey Smocynski, 27, of McDonald, has been charged with one count each of criminal conspiracy; possession of crack-cocaine, a controlled substance; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; and delivery of a controlled substance. The arrest stems from an Aug. 18 incident on Campbells Run Road.

Because of an Aug. 16 DUI checkpoint on Forysthe Road, Delana Kress, 32, of Scott, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Nickolas Kulesca, 23, of Sagamore, Armstrong County, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage on Howard Street. Later that day, he was charged with receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and public drunkenness on Howard Street/Bell Avenue. He also was charged at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 with public drunkenness at the Credit Union on Beram Avenue. Ten hours later, he was charged with public drunkenness and retail theft at TJ Maxx.

April Stipanovich, 23, of Carnegie, was charged Friday with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Carnegie Towers.

Fred F. Scarfone, 73, of Carnegie, was charged Oct. 3 with public drunkenness on Railroad Avenue.


Antonio Ballard, 22, of Collier, was charged Sept. 20 with possession of marijuana, a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

After a traffic stop on Noblestown Road, Raymond Durkalski Jr., 34, of Baldwin, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday, someone stole a black Chevrolet Cobalt from Greenfield Drive in Summerfield Estates. The victim's purse, containing a paycheck, credit cards, a check from a client, checkbooks, a cell phone and $28 in cash, was in the vehicle. When she called to cancel the credit cards, she was informed that one had fraudulent charges on it.


Michael McNamee, 19, of Pittsburgh, was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct after he was found, police said, to be in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop.

Wells Auto Body reported that, when they opened for business Oct. 3, Allan McGuffey, 35, of Pittsburgh, was inside and, before leaving, made threats to an employee. Mr. McGuffey fled, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. He was arrested three days later and charged with burglary, terroristic threats, criminal trespass and illegal use of solvents.

A Stowe Street man reported the theft of approximately $80 worth of small construction equipment from his truck sometime overnight.


Joan McCance, 46, of Carnegie, was charged Sept. 27 with disorderly conduct and disobeying a traffic control device on Bilmar Drive.

Sherry Obenreder, 46, of West View, was charged Sept. 27 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after she failed to return a vehicle she had borrowed from a Kennedy resident.

Stanley Golick, 52, of Canonsburg, was arrested Sept. 24 in the Econo Lodge after police traced the license plate on his car in the parking lot. He was being sought by the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department. Dwayne Adams, 31, of Eight Four, was arrested in the same hotel room. He also was being sought by Westmoreland County authorities.


Steven Penman, 39, of Turtle Creek, was charged Sept. 27 with indecent assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after surprising a girlfriend, forcing his way into her home and assaulting her, police said.

John Burns, 40, of Robinson, was charged Sept. 26 with violating a protection from abuse court order.

Lawrence Flavin, 50, of Pittsburgh, was charged Sept. 26 with public drunkenness on Lewis Avenue.


Thomas W. Beck, 22, of Carnegie, was charged Saturday with drug offenses after, police said, he was found to have marijuana and a pipe in his possession on Washington Avenue.

Kenneth Contaldo, 19, of Carnegie, was charged Saturday with speeding on Washington Avenue, underage drinking and drug offenses after, police said, they found some marijuana in his car's glove box. Dustin Petry, 19, Carnegie, was charged with underage drinking.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, Nathan B. Gielarowski, 22, of South Fayette, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police found him sleeping in his car at the drive-through lane at McDonald's. The vehicle was in gear.

Erik R. Jansen, 23, of Scott, was charged Sunday with criminal trespass, burglary and criminal mischief after he broke windows in an abandoned home.

Overnight Saturday, a resident of the 300 block of Magazine Street discovered that his gun cabinet had been broken into and four handguns were missing. The guns are described as a .40-caliber Beretta, a .22-caliber Beretta, a .41-caliber Smith & Wesson and a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson.

South Fayette

Between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, someone pushed the door of a storage area at an apartment building on Morgan Street off its hinges.


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