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• An Allegheny County Police Swat Team and officers from four police departments charged 10 people at a home on Union Street Oct. 8, after receiving information that four guns had been stolen from the home on Sept. 20.

Daron Dominique Parks, 19, also of Union Street, was taken to Allegheny County Jail on four counts each of theft of firearms and receiving stolen property, and two counts of altering or obliterating marks of identification.

Five others face charges in relation to the thefts.

The stolen guns were recovered from several locations; two guns showed signs that the serial numbers had been tampered with, police said.

Law enforcement officers served a high-risk search warrant on the residence and an arrest warrant on Mr. Parks. Eight adults and two juveniles were in the house when the search warrant was executed. Although several tried to leave, they were stopped by police, who also noticed evidence of drug use and underage drinking, police said.

Besides Mr. Parks, the two juveniles and the following adults were charged with violating the borough ordinance against disorderly houses: Devaughn Parks, 19, of Bridgeville; Josh Beres, 20, of Canonsburg; Sarah Strohmeyer, 21, of Avella and Bridgeville; Josh Sampson, 21, of Bridgeville; Torrence Mebane, 25, of Bridgeville; Tiesha Naples, 19, of Carnegie; and Sorya Iorio, 18, of Bridgeville. Similarly charged was the home's owner, Diana Oden, 64, of Bridgeville, who was not at the scene.

In addition to the SWAT team, police from Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg and South Fayette were involved in the arrests.

• Luke Lifonti, 24, of Bridgeville was charged Oct. 9 with theft, access device fraud, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and not having a driver's license. He was taken to Allegheny County Jail.

The charges stem from an Aug. 30 report that an unknown man had stolen a woman's ATM card, used it to withdraw $300 from her bank and used her car without permission.

• After, police said, he fired shots into the air Oct. 5 from his front porch and in the general direction of homes and businesses in Bridgeville and Collier, Ronald Oehm, 54, of Bridgeville was charged with recklessly endangering another person and discharging a firearm in the borough.

He also was charged with disorderly conduct for moving his handcuffs from behind his back to the front while en route to Allegheny County Jail, police said.

• After, police said, he failed field sobriety tests Oct. 17 at a stop on Washington Avenue, John Hall, 48, of Bridgeville was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and careless driving.

Police said Mr. Hall damaged a police car, spit on and kicked at an officer, threatened to shoot an officer and purposely urinated on the garage floor of the police station.

He refused to give a blood sample for testing, police said, which means the loss of driving privileges for one year.

• Derek Mullen, 29, of McMurray, Washington County, was arrested and charged Oct. 18 for public intoxication after police were dispatched to Station Street for a report of a vehicle partially in the roadway with a man passed out inside.

His car was impounded and he was lodged in jail until sober, police said.

• Randy Thomson, 46, of Bridgeville was arrested Oct. 15 for public intoxication and lodged in jail until sober, police said, after they were sent to Baldwin Street for a report of a man lying in the road.


• James C. Traylor was arrested Oct. 16 at Carnegie Towers for defiant trespass. He was also charged for a probation violation after a bench warrant for his arrest was noticed.

• James Chiodo, 42, of Pittsburgh was charged Saturday with public drunkenness and possession of marijuana at East Main and Mary streets.

• David M. Settles, 40, of Carnegie was charged Friday with harassment. Police said he walked up to a woman and threatened her family on East Main Street.


• Following an Oct. 11 rollover accident on Prestley Avenue near Bridgeville, Andrew Nemec, 21, of Collier, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the road.

• Heath Piper, 31, of Canton, Washington County, was charged Oct. 17 with indecent exposure, open lewdness, harassment and disorderly conduct in incidents that took place Oct. 6 and 16 at the Sun Club, Great Southern Shopping Center, police said.

• After, police said, they took $26 worth of clothing from Plato's Closet, Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, on Oct. 14, Samantha Dewey, 19, of South Fayette and Robert Petrescu, 24, of Upper St. Clair were charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy.

• Aluminum stairs that were on a plumbing company's trailer parked behind Great Southern Shopping Center were reported stolen Saturday.

• A purse containing credit and debit cards was stolen last Thursday from a car parked in the lot near L.A. Fitness, Great Southern Shopping Center. Police said the front driver's side window had been broken.

• An Arlington Avenue resident reported Friday that the rear window of a Dodge Caravan had been smashed out.

• Car keys were stolen Friday from an unlocked locker at L.A. Fitness, Great Southern Shopping Center.


• Patrick E. Crabb, 44, of Scott was charged last Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and driving at an unsafe speed after, police said, he crashed his vehicle in the 1900 block of Greentree Road.

• After, police said, he overdosed on heroin last Thursday on Lindsay Road and they found evidence at the scene, James R. Serafin, 24, of Scott was charged with drug law violations.

• Bryan A. McGraw, 20, of Scott was charged Saturday with retail theft and trespassing at the Get Go convenience store, Washington Avenue.

• Timothy Snyder, 45, and Donna Snyder, 46, both of Pittsburgh, were charged Sunday with retail theft and conspiracy after, police said, Mr. Snyder was accused of running from the Shop' n Save supermarket with meat packages that had not been paid for. He entered a car driven by Donna Snyder, police said.

• Following a domestic incident Sunday on Glenn Avenue, Joseph Frank, 54, of Scott was charged with assault.

• A handgun was stolen Oct. 15 from a residence on Thompson Street. The weapon was recovered before the owner realized it was missing, police said.

• The theft of aluminum cans from the recycling bin at St. Ignatius Church was reported Oct. 15.



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