The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1982 · Page 102
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, September 23, 1982
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Wilkinsburg Suspect Sought In 2 Attacks Wilkinsburg police are searching for a man they suspect raped one woman and made sexual advances on another last week. The suspect in both attacks was armed with a knife and robbed both women. The first incident occurred about 2 p.m. Sebt. 14 on Walnut Street. A man knocked at an apartment door and told ' the woman he wanted her to leave a message with the superintendent. He then forced his way into the apartment, raped the woman and took $19. Last Friday around 9 a.m., a man with a knife forced a woman in her Wright Street apartment to disrobe before he made sexual advances. He fled with 1200. ., t: It has not been determined how the man got into the building, which had a security lock, police said. Police Det. Sgt. Louis Maljak said descriptions of the suspect in both instances were similar. The man was described as a black male between 5 feet, 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He weighs about 130 pounds and has a mustache. Police said the assailant in one attack wore amber-colored glasses and a cap emblazoned with "Pac Man," and the assailant in the other attack wore a patchwork cap and very heavy eyeglasses. Maljak said apartment residents should not let any unauthorized or suspicious persons ipto their buildings. Residents should have a chain on their doors to prevent forced entries. , Maljak suggested residents put a peep-' hole in their doors to see who is knocking. "And if they see anybody or hear anybody who doesn't belong in the building, don't hesitate to call police," he said. Employee At Bendik Olds Held In Theft By JIM ZARROLI An employee of Bendik Oldsmobile, of Wilkinsburg will appear at a hearing tomorrow on charges that she concocted an elaborate scheme to steal a car off the firm's lot and then sell it to an unsuspecting friend. Sandra Garfold, 28, of 225 Alcoma Blvd., Penn Hills, has been formally charged by Wilkinsburg police with theft, receiving stolen property and forgery. Penn Hills police said Ms. Garfold stole a 1982 Oldsmobile from the Bendik lot last spring, using the keys kept in the firm's office. She then sold the car for $4,500, telling the purchaser it was actually a 1980 Oldsmobile, Penn Hills police said. After the firm reported the car missing, she attempted to cover her tracks by calling police and giving them an inaccurate vehicle serial number, Wilkinsburg police Sgt. Louis Maljak said. She also forged a co-worker's name on an application for a state title to the vehicle, Maljak said. The scheme began to unravel when the buyer of the car who Penn Hills police said was a 20-year friend of Ms. Garfold started demanding that she give him the title. When months passed and she had not provided it, he went to police and asked them to run a serial number check. The number was run through the computer several times, and police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen. Penn Hills police charged Ms. Garfold with theft by deception, but the charge was later incorporated into the Wilkinsburg case. She was arrested Sept. 8 by Wilkinsburg police, arraigned, and then released on her own recognizance. ', The hearing tomorrow will be before District Justice Eugene Raible of Wilkinsburg. 'Cat' Burglar Alarms Pitcairn Man That was no ordinary cat burglar prowling around the empty house. An anxious Pitcairn man telephoned Plum police Sept. 15 to ask them to check on his daughter's house on Alcan Drive. The man told police he had called there minutes before, only to have someone pick up the phone and not say anything. Police went to the house and quickly found out what the trouble was. The woman's cat had knocked the telephone receiver off the cradle when the phone rang, police said. Wilkinsburg police said a man entered a Mill Street supermarket, told a clerk, "I don't want you to get alarmed, baby. This is a holdup," and then took four cartons of cigarettes. The robbery occurred around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Boswell's Supermarket. The robber held his hand in his jacket as if he had a gun, police said. A man wearing a blue golf hat exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl as she walked behind Horner Middle School on North Avenue, Wilkinsburg police said. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Penn Hills police said a man attacked a 16-year-old boy at the intersection of POLICE BLOTTER Frankstown and Rodi roads late Sunday for no discernible reason. Police said the youth was sitting in his car waiting at the intersection when another motorist pulled up beside him and began honking his horn and shouting. The motorist got out of his car, approached the boy's car and struck him in the face. He then attempted to goad the youth into fighting him. The youth described his assailant as drunk and "wild-eyed." He said he did not know the attacker and was "stunned" ' by the assault. Vandals did $600 in damage to an out-of-service Wilkinsburg police car. The vehicle was parked in a lot at the borough garage on Park Avenue. All its windows were broken out Sept. 12 or 13, police said. The lot was surrounded by a fence with a locked gate. ' Penn Hills police arrested two Pittsburgh women last week who allegedly had been trying to use a stolen Mastercard at Mellon Bank on Saltsburg Road. Juwanna J. Owens, 26, of 6943 Kedron St., and Darlene L. Jackson, 26, of 1842 Calistogna St., were charged with receiving stolen property, conspiracy and using a stolen credit card. The card had been taken in a purse- snatching on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh earlier, police said. The women were arraigned in Penn Hills and taken Downtown, where city police charged them with robbery and conspiracy. An elderly Wilkinsburg man was robbed of $130 after two men confronted him behind his home around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Police said one of the men had his hand under his shirt as if he had a weapon. The second man went through the victim s pockets and took his wallet. The men also took the victim's ring before fleeing. A man entered Kinney Shoe Co.'s store in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center Sept. 12 and then walked out witn a handful of cash from the store register, Monroeville police said. Police said the man was able to open the register because the key had been left lying on the counter. He fled after scooping up $290 in cash from the register. Demolition Leaves Residents Out Of Steps Forest Hills residents who want borough council to rebuild a recently demolished set of concrete steps fear they may have run into a brick wall. "The people around here depend on these steps," said Violet Jones of Avenue i F. "They use them to catch buses to go to work and shopping." Over citizens' objections, borough officials spent more than $12,000 to demolish two sets of deteriorating steps, including the 15 steps on Ardmore Way, which links Ardmore Boulevard to Avenue A. Without the steps, residents say, they must follow a circuitous, 20-minute route to walk to their hilltop homes. In bad weather, paramedics and firefighters have used the steps instead of icy roadways, residents said. i "It's a terrible injustice not to have these steps," Mrs. Jones said. A petition signed by 150 people called on council to allocate a portion of $71,000 in federal revenue-sharing funds for reconstruction. Councilman Walter Kosar set reconstruction costs at about $14,000. Although council declined to specify when it will make a decision, Council man Thomas Nunnally promised the 30 people on hand that the request would be considered. The borough pool also is seeking part of the revenue-sharing funds. Pool Chairman Ron Bentz said the facility ended the season with a $6,000 debt. He asked council for "whatever you can give." Bentz said a section of fence needs to be repaired, and overhauls are needed at the lodge, balcony and manager's office. Also, a retaining wall behind the concession stand is collapsing and needs to be shored up, he said. Neighborhood Watch Coming To Penn Hills Locale Penn Hills Police Department will sponsor a Neighborhood Watch kickoff meeting for residents of selected Universal streets next week. The hour-long meeting begins at 7 p.m. next Wednesday ai wasningion elementary School on Main Street. Those attending the meeting will hear about ways to prevent thefts and burglaries. They will also be introduced to the "Neighborhood Watch" concept, in which residents are taught to monitor their own neighborhoods for suspicous activities. City and state official, as well as police and neighborhood representatives, will attend the meeting, said Robert G. Mack, of the police crime prevention unit. Mack said the municipality planned to hold weekly meetings for designated neighborhoods. Next week's meeting is for residents of Deerfield Road, Doe Court, Tilford . Road, Eagle Trail, Mohawk Trail, Hamilton Drive, Hamilton Drive Extension, Donald Road and Hershey Road. Mack urged all residents to attend. "The fear of crime, the criminal act itself and the trauma which affects the victim of crime are major concerns of our administration, and it is through involvement in a Neighborhood Watch program that we feel our community can Be a safer and happier place to live," Mack said. ASSEMBLY Of GOO CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH 7th SI at Forbes Rd.. Trallord A Family Oriented Charismatic Fellowship. SUN 9 30am Bible Study, 10:30 Morning Worship, 6 pm. Praise Service, Wed 7 pm. Family Night Call R. Ridings, Pastor 372-3766 BAPTIST SWISSVALE BAPTIST CHURCH & ACADEMY 74 17 Schoyer Ave Swissvale PA 16218 731-9646 371-1661 'Indewiident-Fundamenlil-SeparaWd' SERVICES. 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