New Kensington police accuse man of stealing cane from elderly man, using it to smash his car window

New Kensington police accused a gentleman of stealing a cane from a 75-12 months-outdated gentleman with physical difficulties and using it to smash the rear windshield of the 75-12 months-old’s motor vehicle mainly because he was rooting via a dumpster to acquire metallic cans.

Charles Darnell Jones, 48, of the 1900 block of Alcoa Generate in Arnold was billed with two counts of felony theft together with tampering with proof, theft and felony mischief.

He is becoming detained in the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of a $100,000 income bond and faces a preliminary hearing in advance of District Decide Frank J. Pallone Jr. on Aug. 25.

Police wrote in Jones’ arrest papers that a gentleman from Kenneth Avenue in Arnold reported that he was collecting metallic cans from a dumpster in the 1100 block of Fifth Avenue in the vicinity of the Central Towers condominium complex on Aug. 13 when a guy wearing an orange shirt, later on discovered as Jones, approached him yelling that he did not belong there for the reason that it was “his location.”

The guy informed police that Jones mentioned, “Leave or the upcoming point you are going to listen to is your back window breaking,” the grievance explained.

Jones is accused of using the man’s wood cane and smashing the back again window of his Chevy Malibu. Jones still left with the cane, which law enforcement mentioned the man desires to stroll since he is physically challenged.

The person explained to police he believed about seeking to acquire his cane again from Jones but feared he would be harm by him.

When police went to the scene, a neighbor requested regardless of whether they have been investigating the incident involving the elderly gentleman and discovered Jones as the suspect, telling them to “check the towers,” the criticism reported.

Law enforcement reported they found Jones outdoors the Central Towers flats, which is about 1.5 miles from his home on Alcoa Push.

When police asked Jones what took place he responded: “That male does not belong here. How was I meant to know he was not placing a bomb in the dumpster,” the complaint mentioned.

Jones explained to police that he explained to the guy to go away multiple times and then applied his cane to smash the automobile window when he refused, the criticism claimed.

Jones stated he gave the cane to a close friend “so there wouldn’t be any proof,” in accordance to the grievance.

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