Police: Man claims he broke motel window to help woman

A man who allegedly punched through a motel window is facing criminal trespass charges after telling police he thought a woman was dead inside the room he tried to enter, court documents stated.

Sean M. Reilly, 40, of Versailles, Allegheny County, was arraigned Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones and released on a $25,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

Logan Township police were dispatched to Rodeway Inn, 1500 Sterling St., at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a man breaking windows and yelling, police reported.

Reilly was “covered in blood” and pointing to the broken motel window when police arrived, a criminal complaint stated.

During questioning, Reilly allegedly admitted to breaking the window and kicking in a motel door, because he saw a woman sitting slumped over in the room and thought she was dead, police reported.

The motel room was next door to Reilly’s, and a witness told police she saw two men, one of whom resembled Reilly, arrive at the motel about 7 p.m. and carry bags into both Reilly’s room and the room he allegedly tried to enter, court documents stated.

The witness, who was staying in a nearby room, told police she woke up later when she heard a man screaming “let me in” and “help me.”

When she looked out of her door, the witness saw Reilly covered in blood and standing outside the motel room he allegedly tried to enter, but the witness did not see anyone else, police reported.

Police observed blood inside the room Reilly allegedly tried to enter, indicating he might have entered the room prior to the officers’ arrival.

Court documents do not mention whether or not a woman was inside the room.

Reilly was transported to UPMC Altoona for medical treatment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 29 with Judge Matthew Dunio, court documents stated.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.


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