Teens Try to Pawn Dormont Library DVDs

Dormont police blotter, Jan. 4 to Jan. 11.

Charges are pending against three teenagers who allegedly stole DVDs from Dormont Public Library, then tried to pawn them for cash.

On Jan. 8, library employees reported to Dormont police that a number of DVDs had been stolen from the shelves.

Police determined that the DVDs had been sold to MIB Entertainment on West Liberty Avenue, and identified the three teenagers who had pawned them.

Library Director Cindy D'Agostino said the items have not yet been returned to the library.

The teens have not yet been charged. Dormont police Sgt. James Briglia said the investigation is ongoing and possible charges and restitution are pending.

Also in the blotter:

Jan. 2

  • Dormont officers assisted the United States Marshal Service with arresting Christopher Rockwell, 39, of Turtle Creek, for a federal escape warrant. Rockwell was arrested in an apartment at 1420 Potomac Ave. and was taken into custody.

Jan. 4

  • Dormont police charged Edward Brazell, 25, of Pittsburgh, by summons for receiving stolen property. According to the Dormont police report, Brazell sold a stolen iPhone 4 to MIB Entertainment on West Liberty Avenue. A McKees Rocks woman had reported the phone stolen to the McKees Rocks Police Department earlier that week.

Jan. 6

  • A juvenile female from Dormont was charged with disorderly conduct and issued a warning for curfew violations following a family disturbance on West Liberty Avenue around 1 a.m.

Jan. 9

  • A resident in the 1200 block of Mississippi Avenue reported that someone threw a brick through her kitchen window sometime before 6:30 a.m. Police are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

Jan. 10

  • A resident of the 1100 block of Tennessee Avenue reported that sometime during the last two weeks, a 28-foot aluminum ladder and an 8-foot fiberglass ladder were stolen from side of his house. Police are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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Caleb January 14, 2013 at 02:54 PM
The police need to charge MIB Entertainment for all these crimes as well. How many times can a place get busted for knowingly selling stolen goods. Then again I am sure that the owners rich parents will once again get their high powered lawyers to get any charges dropped.
James Jenkins January 14, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Hooray for JUSTICE> Seeing these reports about ongoing LAW Enforcement activity gives me hope for a better Pittsburgh. Let's get those kids under control, off drugs, and working.
Erin Faulk January 14, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Hi Jack, Your comment was deleted because it contained profanity, which is against the Patch Terms of Use (http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/terms). Please feel free to re-post your comment without profane language. Thanks.
Erin Faulk January 14, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Jessica, I had to delete your comment for the same reason. Please feel free to re-post your comment without the use of profane language. Thanks!
Ed M January 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Isn't receiving stolen property a felony?
Gary January 15, 2013 at 05:21 AM
The problem with a place like MIB is that it has the potential to increase crime in the neighborhood. If kids know they can unload stuff there for cash, I'm sure they're tempted to steal.
Angelica Blouch January 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM
It's sad that people take advantage of a place, like the library, trying to do good things for people in need. :(


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