Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
A Mt. Lebanon woman is facing charges in both Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park following an alleged stealing spree. Upper St. Clair police charged Lisa Anne Chambers, 52, with one count of retail theft for allegedly stealing nearly $250 worth of items from CVS. Bethel Park police charged Chambers with two more counts of retail theft for allegedly stealing more than $700 of goods from Kohl's and more than $250 of cat items from PetCo on the same day. Bethel Park police arrested Chambers after receiving a call about the alleged theft from Kohl's. She tried to run from the scene, according to the criminal complaint filed by Bethel Park police, but was arrested near a transit stop behind L.A. Fitness. Chambers waived her right to a preliminary …
The department participated in Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.
More than 75 people dropped off unused or expired drugs to the Upper St. Clair Police Department. in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse and to help the enviroment. The drugs filled up 26 boxes, according to organizers. Saturday, April 27, was Upper St. Clair's third Drug Take-Back Day. It was organized by the police and the Youth Steering Committee.
Allegheny County homicide detectives and Bethel Park police are searching for a motive.
Allegheny County homicide detectives and Bethel Park police are investigating what prompted a Venetia man to attack the owners of Armen's House of Music on Library Road on Saturday, according to the Observer-Reporter. Police say Andrew Moore, 31, of Venetia, stopped in the store for a few minutes and then left. Shortly before noon, he returned with a wooden club and attacked Sylvia and Alfred Armen, according to the Post-Gazette. Mr. Armen shot Moore with his gun. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. The Armens are in their 70s and are known for being active in the Bethel Park community. They were both injured during the attack, and are expected to be OK. They told police they had never met Moore before the incident. No charges have …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A certified child passenger safety technician can check your child seat installation in your vehicle at no cost
Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat and use it the right way. The Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department is here to help. From 3 to 6:30 p.m. on May 9, a certified child passenger safety technician can check your child seat installation in your vehicle at no cost please. Appointments are necessary. Call 412-885-0266.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Clean our your medicine cabinet Saturday, April 27.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reports of suspicious activity in the area has nearly doubled since the Boston Marathon bombing.
Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Alvin Henderson, Jr. and Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt urge residents to continue to remain vigilant in their communities and if they see something, say something. With efforts by the Pennsylvania State Police, residents can now send something too. “With the recent explosions in Boston, we are reminded once again that we must remain vigilant and aware of what is going on around us in our communities,” said Henderson. “Federal, state and local officials continue to work together with first responders and the private sector to protect our communities, but the residents are really our eyes and ears.” While many reports are for harmless items that were left behind or …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Runners should arrive early for the extra security measures and attendees will see K-9s that detect explosives along the course.
Pittsburgh and marathon officials held a news conference Thursday morning to ensure safety at the May 5 race. "I feel it's important to emphasize the actions being taken to ensure the safety for runners and spectators," Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "We're making sure the terrible acts in Boston don't deter the spirit of the marathon in Pittsburgh." "The show is going on. It's going to be a great day. It's going to be a safe day," said Patrice Maramoros, director of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss told runners to arrive to the race early. "There will be things in place that weren't there before," he said. He said attendees could expect to see K-9s along the course that detect explosives. He …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The latest from the office of magisterial district Judge Robert Wyda.
Upper St. Clair police recently arrested a Bethel Park man for DUI in the CVS parking lot. Alan Simon Conners waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. Police stated that they pulled Conners over in the CVS parking lot after receiving a call from Washington County 911 about a man who fled north on Route 19 from Peters Township after getting into a physical fight, according to the criminal complaint filed with district Judge Robert Wyda's office. Guilty Plea William R. Zapf, Jr., of Carnegie, pled guilty to a summary retail theft charge after stealing a pair of pliers from Sears. Waived Katelyn Webster, of Venetia, waived her right to a preliminary hearing. She's charged with lying about getting raped in the South Park Wave Pool …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The victim spent four days in jail and nine months on house arrest.
A Venetia teenager waived her right to a preliminary hearing in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom Monday on charges she lied about being raped in the South Park Wave Pool parking lot. The formal arraignment for Katelyn Webster, 18, is scheduled for June 10. Allegheny County police say Webster testified that she was raped by Matthew Folino so that she wouldn't get in trouble with her father about having "sucker bites," better known as hickies. Folino spent four days in jail and nine months on house arrest before police say Webster admitted to lying to them about the rape. Webster faces one count of perjury, one count of false reports to law enforcement authorities and one count of false swearing. Wyda is the magisterial district judge …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The suspect is a 70-year-old man from Castle Shannon.
A Castle Shannon man accused of making a bomb threat at the Barnes & Noble at South Hills Village Sunday night blames his arrest on "hoity, toity kids," according to the AP. Police say Frank Zahler, 70, asked some other customers to watch his briefcase and joked it contained some explosives relating to the Boston Marathon. The customers alerted the manager, who then called police. The Bethel Park police evacuated the mall, the movie theater and surrounding restaurants. "In my day, we would have laughed it off, you know? There's no hope," Zahler told reporters, according to the AP. The image of Zahler comes from WPXI.