Monday, April 8, 2013
Someone stole wire and a $5,000 piece of equipment.
Cecil Township police said someone stole thousands of feet of copper wire, as well as a welding machine, from a work site in Southpointe earlier this month. Police said someone cut the padlock off a rear door of a trailer at a work site located at 200 Woodcliff Drive and stole thousands of feet of copper. Also stolen from the site was a welding machine that was situated on a trailer and parked in the front lot of the site. The 2010 Lincoln Model Ranger 250 GXT weighed about 600 pounds and was valued at more than $5,000, police said. A manager at the site told Cecil police that the theft of the machine happened sometime after 9 p.m. April 1.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A small group attended the meeting Monday.
A small group of landlords appeared before Canonsburg Borough Council Monday to challenge a new ordinance requiring inspection of all borough housing when there is a change of occupants, the borough website indicates. Council passed the ordinance in March with the intent of controlling addition of illegal units, as well as keeping a handle on available parking spaces in the borough. The purpose of the inspections will also help control blight and ensure that the units are safe. h Landlords had previously opposed a proposed ordinance that ultimately died because it mandated an annual inspection. Bevec pointed out that the current fee applies only when occupants change. After considerable discussion, Bevec told the landlords that the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The former police captain was appointed to the department's top post on Monday.
Cecil Township supervisors on Monday night promoted police Capt. Shawn Bukovinsky to the department's top position—a personnel move that came in the wake of former police Chief John Pushak being placed on administrative leave last month. Supervisors voted in March to place Pushak on paid administrative leave while Cypher & Cypher conducted an audit. The audit examined a township account that had to do with the Department of Justice forfeiture program. In addition, special counsel appointed by the board to conducted a special investigation and reported that there had been unauthorized withdrawals and deposits in the account, which was started in December 2009. The money in the account was to be used for sting operations. In the end, the …
Peters Township police said that 150 vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint in Cross Creek this past Saturday.
A checkpoint and roving patrols in Cross Creek this past Saturday resulted in six driving under the influence arrests, Peters Township police confirmed Monday. Police Capt. Michael Yanchak said that the public safety initiative was the result of a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania State Police—which have jurisidiction in the municipality—and the Washington County Drug Task Force. Officers from the City of Washington, North Strabane, Cecil, Peters and Mt. Pleasant assisted with the DUI checkpoint, which was in place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. State police assisted, and also conducted roving patrols in the area. Yanchak said that 150 cars were stopped at the checkpoint set up on state Route 50—and that eight of those …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The move came about a month after the board placed police Chief John Pushak on administrative leave.
Cecil Township supervisors on Monday night promoted police Captain Shawn Bukovinsky to the department's top position—a personnel move that came in the wake of former police Chief John Pushak being placed on administrative leave last month. Supervisors voted last month to place Pushak on paid administrative leave while Cypher & Cypher conducted an audit. The audit examined a township account that had to do with the Department of Justice forfeiture program. An attorney reported that there had been unauthorized withdrawals and deposits in the account. In the end, the special investigation found no money missing. Township officials said Pushak brought the account discrepancies to the attention of the township and fully cooperated with the …
Find out what story was the most popular in March (hint: it deals with the Canon-McMillan School District).
Before we put March in the memory book, here is a look back at the top 10 most-popular stories on the Canon-McMillan Patch for the month. (Drum roll please...) 10. Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI 9. One Injured in Cecil Township Crash 8. Fundraiser Started for Gracie the Greyhound's Vet Bills 7. Vehicle Overturns in Canonsburg—Drivers Asked to be Cautious While Traveling Through Area 6. Nearby: Teenager Jailed for Alleged Rape in California 5. Police Searching for Suspect After Chase 4. Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Canonsburg: Do You Agree? 3. How Can a Bully be a Good Neighbor? 2. Cecil Township Supervisors Place Police Chief on Administrative Leave And the number-one story of the month is... 1. Canon-McMillan School Board Accepts …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Police say the suspect had four times the legal limit for alcohol in his system.
Cecil Township police charged a Pittsburgh man with driving under the influence after officers said they observed the man driving in the wrong lane of traffic early Saturday morning. Police said officers noticed a car being driven by Ryan Staley, 30, driving on the wrong side of the road as he was traveling East on Millers Run Road around 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police pulled Staley over, and officers said the man appeared to be confused, and unable to locate his driver's license and registration information. They also noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, and that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Staley slurred his speech as he spoke, police said. Staley was asked to submit to a field sobriety test, which …
The suspect was spotted in an Allegheny Power substation in Southpointe.
Cecil Township police are searching for a man who allegedly broke into a fenced-in area of an Allegheny Power substation in Southpointe on Sunday. Police said a patrolman noticed that a white male was inside the substation property. When the man spotted police, he ran on foot into a wooded area nearby. Peters, Canonsburg, North Strabane and state police in Washington all responded to the call, although the subject could not be located, according to Cecil police. When police searched the Allegheny Substation after the pursuit, officers noted that a Lewis Tree Service truck had been pried open. Damaged were immediately unknown. Police are investigating.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Police said the theft happened Saturday night.
A Cecil Township man called police on Saturday night to report that a man wearing dark clothing was breaking into a vehicle parked in the lot at Buggy's Auto Body. When police arrived at the shop around 10:39 p.m. Saturday officers noticed there was exterior damage to the vehicle in question—a white Chevy truck. The car radio had been stolen, police said. There was no sign of the thief when officers arrived. Police are investigating.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The woman reported the theft to police this week.
A Hendersonville woman told Cecil Township police this week that someone stole a coil of copper from behind her home sometime over the winter. Cynthia Hollerich, of 269 School Hill Road, also told police that someone stole two rims valued at $140 each. Police are investigating.