Bridgeville Police didn’t have to go far to find the woman who allegedly stole a $26 cell phone cord from Rite-Aid. She was still in the parking lot when police arrived. She was also carrying containers of urine, commonly sold to drug users facing court or employer drug tests.
The woman was charged with retail theft and furnishing drug-free urine.
In other news, police made numerous arrests tied to vehicle wrecks over the past week:
- A 19-year-old South Fayette man trying to evade police crashed his car on Washington Avenue after he turned off his headlights to avoid being spotted. The incident occured at 2:27 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. The driver was charged with DUI, fleeing or attempting to elude police, prohibited acts (drug paraphernalia), recklessly endangering another person, periods for requiring lighted lamps, driving without lights to avoid identification or apprehension, and exceeding maximum speed limits.
- A 28-year-old Bridgeville man was arrested and charged with DUI after his car crashed into a pole on McLaughlin Run Road oat 2:39 a.m. on Sunday, Jan 18.
- A 43-year-old Upper St. Clair man was charged with DUI after a car accident on Bank Street at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.
- A 28-year-old Coraopolis woman faces DUI charges after police stopped her vehicle for a traffic violation on Bower Hill Road at 5:22 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25.
- A 40-year-old Scott Township man faces multiple charges after his car slammed into a trailer on Oeschlager Way at 11:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. The trailer was pushed into a pedestrian, who suffered lacerations that required stitches. The driver fled the scene on foot, but was soon apprehended charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal conspiracy, accident involding personal injury, false reports, immediate notice of accident to police, and accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property. The driver’s 27-year-old girlfriend was charged with obstructing administration of law or other government function, hindering apprehension of prosecution, false reports to law enforcement and criminal conspiracy.