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Courts: Swissvale Street Robberies, DUI Cases Heard

The latest from Forest Hills court.

The following cases recently were heard by in :

Jacquese Mitchell Foster, 19, of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of accident involving damage, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of vehicle, driving without a license, carrying license, driving while suspended, duties at stop sign and careless driving. Churchill police charged Foster May 13.

Eric J. Walker Goines, 20, of McKeesport waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery, criminal attempt and conspiracy. Swissvale police charged him June 9 after receiving a report on Woodstock that five men robbed a victim on the street.

Robin A. Howatineck, 48, of North Huntington waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and reckless driving. Swissvale police charged her Jan. 30 after an incident in which she almost hit a police car while driving, according to the police criminal complaint. A stamp bag of heroin was in plain view within the car and she also told police she had 9 more stamp bags hidden on her person.

Darryl D. Manning, 20, of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery, criminal attempt, two counts of conspiracy, simple assault, terroristic threats and possession of an instrument of crime with intent. He was charged June 9 by Swissvale police after a street robbery in which five people were accused of attempting to mug one person on Woodstock in the borough.

John C. Davis, 53, of Penn Hills was held for court on two counts of driving under the influence charges, driving an unregistered vehicle, suspended registration, driving while suspended and duties at stop sign. Forest Hills police filed charges April 22.

Mark Cleveland Pitts Jr., 59, of Penn Hills waived his right to a preliminary hearing on two counts of driving under the influence charges, driving while blood alcohol content is .02 or greater while license is suspended, damaged property and careless driving. Churchill police charged him May 6.

Melvin Rio Washington, 25 of Swissvale was held for court on charges of simple assault, theft by unlawful taking and harassment. Swissvale police charged him April 23 after responding to a domestic dispute.

Kenneth McCreary Jr. of Churchill was held for court on charges of firearms prohibited, attempting to elude an officer, firearms not to be carried without a license, driving while suspended, duties at stop sign, reckless driving and operating vehicle without inspection or emissions. Swissvale police charged him May 8.

Rikia Marie Wiley, 18, of Swissvale waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery, conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Wiley was charged June 6 by Swissvale police after they received a report of a robbery behind Swissvale Towers that occurred after a woman got out of her parked car.

Ashley Grice, 22, of Regent Square waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, harassment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Swissvale police charged her Jan. 28 after a fight that occurred at Jr.’s bar on Noble.

Darius Albert Noga of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of attempting to elude an officer, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of resisting arrest, driving the wrong way, disrupting traffic lane, duties at stop sign, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, turning signals required and exceeding 55 mph by 44 mph and careless driving. State police charged Noga in Churchill May 13 when an attempted traffic stop turned into a pursuit.

William Sherrick Wallis, 55, of Swissvale waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of two counts of driving under the influence and careless driving. Swissvale police charged him April 25.

Brett Abbott of Park Place was held for court on charges of theft by unlawful taking, false report, two counts of conspiracy of impersonating a public servant and providing false identification to law enforcement. Abbott was involved in a scheme in which a woman met a man on Facebook, and invited him into her home offering a massage. When the victim went into the bathroom, there was a knock on the door. Abbott told him he was her parole officer, according to the criminal complaint,  and the man had $138 in cash stolen from his pants. Kelsey Detore of Park Place was held for court on charges of theft by unlawful taking and two counts of conspiracy in the same incident.

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