Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The mobile home fire was reported Sunday night.
A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a mobile home in Cecil Township on Sunday night. Cecil Township police said the fire at 74 Wilson Ave. was reported by a passing motorist who saw flames coming from the structure around 9:50 p.m. Sunday. When fire crews from Cecil, Muse and Lawrence arrived, the East side of the home was fully engulfed in flames, police said. No one was injured in the fire—and police said neighbors reported that the mobile home had been vacant for several months. Police on Monday were trying to get in touch with owner George Ondra, who reportedly purchased the home at a tax sale recently. No further information on the fire was immediately available Monday afternoon. Join Patch …
The incident was reported Friday.
Cecil Township police are investigating a bullet that stuck a car and then a home on Mayfair Drive. Police said Jason Amenta, of 1025 Mayfair Drive, summoned officers to his home Friday morning after discovering damage to his vehicle and a hole in his garage door. Amenta also pointd out a bullet that was found lying in his driveway. The caliber of the bullet was not immediately known, police said. Police said that, because of the damage to the vehicle and garage, officers believed that the bullet was shot from a long distance away. It appeared as though the bullet came from the direction of Greenfield Drive— from a wooded area. No further information was immediately available on Monday afternoon. Join Patch for more community news or join …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police said they are investigating a threatening voicemail left on Cindy Fisher's cell phone.
Cecil police are investigating a threatening voicemail left on the cell phone of a township supervisor candidate. Police said someone called Cindy Fisher and left a lenghty message in which it was suggested that she would need an ambulance the next time she was knocking on doors for her campaign. "You should be ashamed of yourself," the caller said. Fisher also indicated that two of her election signs have been burned, and vandalized with profanity. "It's unfortunate that we've resorted to these tactics in a local election," Fisher said. "It hasn't deterred me. It has only motivated me to work harder—because Cecil Township deserves better than this." Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A cement mixer was reported stolen.
A piece of equipment was reported stolen from a Cecil Township construction site this week. Cecil police said that a representative from DB Masonry reported that a cement mixer was taken from the site, located at 1052 Breezewood Drive. Purchased last year, the DB Masonry representative said the cement mixer was valued at $2,700. It was last seen on Friday. No other information was immediately available. Police are investigating.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The crash happened early Sunday morning on state Route 980.
Cecil Township police are charging a Canonsburg man with driving under the influence following a crash on state Route 980 early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area after Washington County 911 received a phone call from a driver who had passed the crash scene. When police arrived, officers said they discovered that the vehicle had crashed into a guard rail on state Route 980 near its intersection with Muse-Bishop—and that the driver, later identified as Allen Wargo Jr., 24, of Vista Drive, was asleep behind the wheel. Officers roused Wargo and asked him if he had been drinking. The man reportedly admitted to police that he had been drinking at home. While conversing with Wargo, officers noted that the man's eyes were …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The charges stem from a foot chase Tuesday.
Cecil police are charging a township man with possession of heroin and resisting arrest after he reportedly led officers and state constables on a foot chase Tuesday. Police said officers were summoned by state constables around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday after they attempted to serve a warrant on Nicholas Marino for failure to report to his probation officer. But they needed assistance when Marino encountered the constables at 45 Ridgewood Drive and the man ran back into the house and fled through a back door. Police said Marino led police on a chase that ended without incident on Sandalwood Drive. However, police said that as Marino was running, officers noted that he had thrown something from his right pants pocket. Officers recovered the item—a…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here are the latest police reports from Cecil Township.
A representative from Accutrex Products Inc., located at 112 Southpointe Boulevard, told Cecil Township police on Monday that someone had stolen skids from the parking lot. Police said that an employee was able to take a picture of the thief, who was driving a late-model silver or gold Ford truck. No monetary loss was reported. Police are investigating. Criminal Mischief Reported A representative of Pittsburgh & Ohio Central Railroad told Cecil Township police on Monday morning that someone had damaged a dump truck as it sat in the company's dirt lot in Southpointe II. Police said that someone busted out the passenger-side and driver's side windows of the dump truck. Damage to the interior of the driver's-side was also reported. A company …
Canon-McMillan Patch has filed a state Right to Know request for information about the audit regarding former police Chief John Pushak.
Cecil Township officials have responded to a state Right to Know request filed by Canon-McMillan Patch—indicating that information regarding the audit of a police fund and letters of resignation sent by former Chief John Pushak will not be immediately released. "This is an interim response, not a response, to your request. Under the provisions of (the state's open records law), you are hereby notified that your request is being reviewed for the reason(s) checked below and this agency will require up to an additional 30 days." The township indicated that the request is under a legal review. Canon-McMillan Patch requested the audit, the letter of resignation that Pushak sent to the board, and a letter he also wrote to Chairman Tom Casciola…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Cecil Township police are awaiting the results of a blood draw.
Charges of driving under the influence are pending against an 18-year-old Cecil Township man who crashed head on into a tree on Grange Road in Cecil Township Saturday night. Cecil police said a passing motorist called 911 around 8:15 p.m. Saturday to report that a red Chevy pickup truck had struck an embankment near the car wash on Millers Run Road and then made a right on Grange Road. Officers caught up with the vehicle, it was crashed head on into a large tree on the south berm, police said. Officer said it appeared as though the driver, later identified as Allan David Hofrichter, 18, of North DePaoli Road, had failed to negotiate a slight right-hand curve in the roadway. When police approached the vehicle, they Hofrichter was unconsious…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The crash happened Saturday morning, police said.
A two-vehicle crash on state Route 980 and O'Hare Road in Cecil Township resulted in one woman being transported to an area hospital Saturday. Police said Madison Siwiak, of Canonsburg, who was stopped at Chartiers Run Road, told police she did not see any oncoming traffic when she turned onto state Route 980. And that's when she was hit. The driver of the second vehicle, Terri Comer, of McDonald, said she saw the vehicle turning, but that she did not have time to slow down or stop. Neither Siwiak nor her passenger were injured, while Comer was transported to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment of a foot injury, police said. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. SouthBridge EMS and Muse Volunteer Fire …