TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Police: Woman faked labor to avoid arrest in Greensburg

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 3:03 p.m.
 

An Indiana County woman pretended to go into labor and then skipped out on authorities who took her to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, city police said.

Melony Collingridge, 25, of Clarksburg was charged Monday with flight to avoid apprehension and theft of services in Greensburg District Judge James Albert's office.

Collingridge faked the start of labor after Greensburg police detained her Sept. 1 on a warrant for a probation violation out of Allegheny County, Capt. Chad Zucco said.

She was taken to the Greensburg hospital and moved into the maternity section.

“She got dressed and took off from there,” Zucco said.

Police filed the theft of service charge for the cost to transport her to the hospital by ambulance.

Collingridge faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 10 before Albert, whose office will send her a notice of the charges.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Lineup released for Greensburg concert series
  2. Ligonier Valley YMCA marks start of 32,000-square-foot expansion
  3. Budget work ahead for Southmoreland School District
  4. Fracking foes pack zoning discussion in Ligonier Township
  5. Westmoreland officials fear loss of impact fees
  6. Technology, teaching style set district apart, Mt. Pleasant Area administrators say
  7. Women to stand trial in theft of drugs from Norwin Pharmacy
  8. Dog found shot dead in cardboard box in Derry Township
  9. Westmoreland drug task force plans fundraising efforts
  10. Westmoreland judge offers Court in the Classroom
  11. Southmoreland School District focused on growing population, boosting achievement among students