Pitcairn men charged with criminal mischief
Two Pitcairn men are accused of breaking car windows on Halloween in 2012 at a Monroeville business.
Christopher Hicks, 21, of Eleanor Street and Joshua Ray, 22, of Third Street were charged by Monroeville police with criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy in connection with the incident at Compunetix on Mosside Boulevard.
Employees left work at about 5 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2012, and found their car windows smashed and the paint scratched.
The company estimated about $5,000 worth of damage to company property and 19 employee vehicles, according to the complaint.
During a police interview, Hicks told investigators that he and Ray committed the crime, according to the criminal complaint. An Oct. 21 preliminary hearing is scheduled for Hicks and Ray.
Neither defendant was represented by an attorney as of Tuesday, according to court records.
Founded in 1968, Compunetix is an electronics manufacturer that distributes its products worldwide.
Its customers include NASA, Verizon and Sprint.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2369 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.