A 49-year-old Bridgeville man was charged with public intoxication after police found him lying on McLaughlin Run Road during the sunny Sunday afternoon of May 3. Next to the man was a next to a partially full can of beer. The motorist who initially notified police thought that the man might be having a medical condition and possibly be unconscious.
He was just drunk.
He was cited and release to a sober friend.
In other police news:
- Carrying a switchblade knife led to a disorderly conduct citation for a 49-year-old Bridgeville man May 3. At 5:20 a.m., police were on the 400 block of Station Street investigating reports of a suspicious male in a vehicle, when they came across the man with the knife. According to KnifeUp Magazine, it’s illegal in Pennsylvania to own or carry an automatic knife such as a switchblade. It’s also illegal to own or carry a dagger, sword cane, or similar item that”serves no common lawful purpose,” according to state law. However, it appears to be legal under state law to own and carry a butterfly knife, Bowie knife, hunting knife, pen knife, or a knife concealed in objects such as lipstick or a belt buckle. Local laws may vary
- A 22-year-old Dormont man working in South Fayette was charged with retail theft after Bridgeville police received call from Washington Avenue Rite-Aid about a crime be committed. Officers tracked the suspect back to his workplace, where he handed over the two stolen itms in exchange for a retail theft citation.
- In other Rite-Aid retail theft arrest news: A man and a woman from Greene County each stole a pair of sunglasses from the Bridgeville Rite-Aid earlier this month. When they were subsequently arrested, they were presented with matching citations for retail theft and criminal conspiracy. A 19-year-old South Fayette man was cited for retail theft for stealing eye drops on ay 18. The next day, tw0o Fayette County women were charted with stealing multiple items from the store.
- A 33-year-old Bridgeville man was cited for “animals running at large” after his dog ran onto Bower Hill Road on May 3 and was hit by a vehicle. The outlook for the dog looks good. It avoided any major internal injuries and should survive, a veterinarian told police. The vehicle received some light damage.
- A 47-year-old Scott Township woman was arrested for DUI after a minor vehicle collision on Railroad Street on May 23.