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Adults charged in North Charleroi incident

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 12:16 a.m.
 

Four North Charleroi residents are facing charges after police said their unattended children caused a van to drift into a house last week.

Charleroi Regional police filed endangering the welfare of children charges against Vicki Charlton, 39, and Anthony Lybryer, 38, both of 351 Pennsylvania Ave., Shane Kovatch, 27, and Tina Roberts, 29, both of 335 Pennsylvania Ave., in connection with the Oct. 29 accident.

The charges were filed at the Charleroi office of Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins and were sent via summons.

Emergency crews responded to 313 Sheppard Ave. in North Charleroi just after 5:30 p.m. after the a van struck the residence.

Police said three children were playing in the van when they knocked it out of gear, causing it to drift into the house.

Charlton allegedly told police she thought her son was upstairs and didn't realize he had gone outside, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Charlton said the van was unlocked because a window was broken, the report stated.

Kovatch and Roberts allegedly told police they believed their two daughters were playing in the yard when the accident occurred. Police said the children were treated for minor cuts.

The four adults face preliminary hearings before Hopkins at 9 a.m. Dec. 5.

Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at swolford@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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