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Guns, drugs and theft among charges handled in Monroeville cases

Michael DiVittorio
| Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Monroeville District Court Judge Jeffrey Herbst handled these cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Charges were filed by Monroeville police unless otherwise noted.

Held for court

• Christian Eugene Burrus, 35, of Verona on charges of possession of firearms prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude officer, carrying a loaded weapon, driving with a suspended license, driving at unsafe speeds, careless driving, reckless driving, accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property, no rear lights and two counts of resisting arrest. Pitcairn police filed the charges Sept. 8.

• Jayva Kimberly Cramer, 26, of Pittsburgh on charges of retail theft, conspiracy, possession of instruments of a crime and receiving stolen property. Charges were filed Sept. 2.

• Devaron Hunter, 49, of Pittsburgh on charges of retail theft, conspiracy, possession of instruments of a crime and receiving stolen property. Charges were filed Sept. 2.

• James Regis Whitner, 59, of Monroeville on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed Aug. 17.

• Erica Leigh Leggett, 45, of McKeesport on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, making repairs/selling offensive weapons and two counts of possession of controlled substances. Charges were filed Aug. 17.

• Shinimba Billings, 44, of Pittsburgh on charges of false identification to law enforcement, possession of controlled substances and possession of marijuana. Allegheny County Police filed the charges Sept. 12.

• Eric Dancu, 32, of Plum on charges of possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed July 7.

• Daniel Coyle, 32, of Apollo on charges of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and turning movements and required signals. Charges were filed July 7.

Waived to court

• Taylor Price, 19, of Pitcairn on a charge of endangering the welfare of children. Pitcairn police filed the charge Sept. 3.

• Karin Marie Louise Sims, 27, of Muncy on charges of retail theft and false identification to law enforcement. Charges were filed Sept. 2.

• Tiffany Jackson, 34, of Pitcairn on charges of obstructing administration of law, two counts of hindering prosecution, five counts of recklessly endangering another person and five counts of endangering the welfare of children. Pitcairn police filed the charges Aug. 24.

• Christopher Bacco-Waratuke, 20, of Monroeville on charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with minor and indecent assault on person less than 16 years old. Allegheny County Police filed the charges Aug. 14.

• Michael Edward Porado, 81, of Monroeville on charges of simple assault and harassment. Charges were filed Aug. 7.

• Karly Rose Thompson, 26, of New Kensington on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving. Charges were filed July 1.

• April Davis, 27, of Pitcairn on charges of theft by unlawful taking, forgery, possession of controlled substances, obtaining controlled substances through misrepresentation and criminal attempt – obtaining controlled substances through misrepresentation. Charges were filed July 3.

• Thomas Alan Hewitt, 22, of Plum on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Charges were filed June 1.

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