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Forest Hills Police Charge Father-Son in Burglaries

This and other Forest Hills Borough police news from the last week.

Forest Hills police arrested a father and son in connection with the burglary of homes on Sumner and Marion avenues in Forest Hills during August and September, according to police Chief Chuck Williams.

The father, Anthony J. Morgavo, 57, of 143 Sumner Ave., Forest Hills was charged with receiving stolen property in connection with a burglary on Sept. 7.

His son, Michael Matthew Morgavo, 23, of the same address, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking for the same Sept. 7 burglary. For another break-in on Aug. 26, he faces a charge of burglary and five counts of theft by unlawful taking.

Both men were scheduled for preliminary hearings before District Judge Thomas Caulfield on Oct. 3, but the hearings have been continued until Nov. 7.

Oct. 3

  • The manager at Taco Bell at 2300 Ardmore Blvd. called police at 2:46 a.m. when a man driving through the drive-through began arguing with the staff. Police stopped the man, who told them he was unhappy with the service he received and wanted to speak to the manager. The employees said the man was rude and started using vulgar language. The man was not charged in the incident.

Oct. 2

  • Police responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ardmore Boulevard and Braddock Road about 2:45 p.m. Oct. 2. One vehicle was stopped at the traffic light when the driver of the second car rear-ended the car in front. That driver told police he had become distracted when a spray canister on the passenger side floor began leaking and did not notice the car in front had stopped.
  • Two former roommates ended up in a dispute and police were called to the 100 block of Avenue L to handle the call. A woman told police her former roommate had taken apart her bicycle. She was unable to take the bicycle with her when she moved. The roommate told police he was just fixing the bike. Police advised him to put the bike back together and not touch it anymore.

Oct. 1

  • An employee of Lodovico & Associates called police after finding a small plastic sandwich bag containing a small amount of white powder in front of the building at 2211 Ardmore Blvd. The powder tested negative for cocaine and was destroyed.

Sept. 29

  • A resident of Hillcrest Road called police about 5:25 a.m. to report that multiple vehicles were illegally parked on the street. An officer found three cars parked during the no-parking time period between 2 to 6 a.m., as per borough ordinance. An officer issued citations to the owners of the illegally parked cars.
  • A resident of Bryn Mawr Road reported that a car hit the wall in the front yard of her home. She told police that there was once a guard rail at the edge of her property but that it had been hit a few times and was no longer providing a barrier. The officer told her to attend a borough council meeting and inquire about the guard rail being replaced.

Sept. 28

  • The management of Roman Bistro at 2104 Ardmore Blvd. called police for help in removing a belligerent woman at the bar. Police reports indicate it was the second time the same woman had to be removed from the bar in a week. Police advised her that she is barred from the establishment and she will be arrested if she ignores the warning.
  • A Beaver Road resident called police about 3:36 p.m. to complain about some youths riding dirt bikes and quads on the street. Police talked to one of the youths about not riding unlicensed bikes and quads on borough streets.

Sept. 27

  • Police and personnel from Woodland Hills EMS responded to a call at 2:27 a.m. in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue for a 20-year-old woman who was unconscious and possibly suffering from alcohol poisoning. Her parents reported she had been dropped off by friends after drinking alcohol at a party. She was conscious by the time police arrived and was transported to Forbes Regional Hospital for treatment.

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