3rd suspect sought in Rostraver burglaries
By Stacey Federoff
Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Two people have been charged in three Rostraver burglaries and police are looking for a third person.
Charles Andrew Vogel, 27, of 1010 Toman Ave., Clairton, was charged after a Nov. 30 residential burglary, according to Rostraver police.
The investigation led police to charge Vogel in a burglary Tuesday at the BP gas station on Route 51 near Rostraver Airport and another Sunday at the nearby CoGo's gas station, police said.
Vogel allegedly stole jewelry valued more than $30,000, an X-Box video game system and games during daylight hours Nov. 30 from a home on Salem Church Road, police said.
A month later, police said Vogel entered the CoGo's convenience store at about 5 p.m. Sunday wearing a dark hood over his face.
Vogel allegedly pushed the clerk, who heard him move cash drawers around in a back office and open a safe before he fled out the back door, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Police said $375.83 was missing from the store.
About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, police allege Vogel was again wearing a dark hood with a white mask over his face when he entered the BP convenience store on Route 51 and demanded cash.
According to court documents, a clerk was sprayed in the face with pepper spray before handing over an undisclosed amount of cash in the register to Vogel, who ran from the store.
The clerk was treated at the scene for face and eye irritation by personnel from Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Medical Services.
After Rostraver police obtained a warrant for Vogel's arrest for the residential burglary, Vogel implicated himself in both gas station robberies during an interview on Thursday, according to court documents.
Police said Brenna Lynn O'Hare, 22, of 1010 Toman Ave., Clairton, was a passenger in the car that took Vogel to the CoGo's store. Police said they have a warrant out for the car's driver.
The three then drove to a Donora home where Vogel bought $180 worth of heroin, which they split, according to court documents.
Vogel is charged with robbery and receiving stolen property in connection with the CoGo's burglary and robbery, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and receiving stolen property in connection with the BP burglary.
He was arraigned Thursday by West Newton District Judge Charles Christner and remains in Westmoreland County Prison after he was unable to post $125,000 bond for all three incidents, according to court documents.
O'Hare is charged with criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property and was arraigned Friday by Christner. She was unable to post a $25,000 bond and remains in the Westmoreland County Prison.
Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Christner on Jan. 14.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at email@example.com or 724-836-6660.
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