PittGirl loves police blotters.

I guess she’s never heard of the “I don’t feel [coughcough] well” angle?

Charges were reduced against Karen Madero, 61, of Mt. Lebanon Feb. 2 by Larotonda. On Nov. 17, Madero told police she was robbed in Mt. Lebanon. She later told police she had made up the story to get out of work. Madero was charged with making a false report to law enforcement. Charges were reduced to a misdemeanor offense, and Madero paid a fine.

Blame it on Steeler Fever (and I’d like to know how you camouflage the fact that you are carrying out 13 t-shirts)

Samuel G. Vlastos, 52, of Oakland, waived his preliminary hearing Feb. 1 before Opiela on a charge of retail theft and four counts of receiving stolen property. Ross police arrested Vlastos Jan. 24 after stopping him on McKnight Road. He allegedly had stolen 13 AFC Championship T-shirts from J.C. Penney at Ross Park Mall. Upon searching his car, police found numerous shirts, gloves, pants, suits and socks with price tags from J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Kaufman’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the passenger compartment and trunk.

Because cops would NEVER think to look there

William B. Strothers, 43, of Penn Street, Verona, was held for trial Jan. 30 by Penn Hills District Judge Leonard Hromyak on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Verona police arrested Strothers Nov. 30 during a traffic stop at Wildwood Road and Allegheny River Boulevard. Police said they searched Strothers and found a small bag of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his hat.

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