Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The men are in the Allegheny County Jail.
Three young men accused of robbing the St. Clair Mini Market on Route 19 at gunpoint were held for trial Monday. Charles E. Clark, of Taylorstown, PA; David A. Piatt, of Washington, PA; and Matthew C. McDonald, of Washington, PA; are accused of stealing $650 from the clerk on Nov. 5, 2012. Clark was arraigned and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom on Monday. His bond was set at $25,000. Judge Wyda reduced the bond on Piatt and McDonald from $250,000 to $25,000. Upper St. Clair police stated in a criminal complaint that the Pennsylvania State Police in Washington, PA received information that linked the three men to the Upper St. Clair robbery and other thefts.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two of the men spent New Year's Eve in the Allegheny County Jail.
Upper St. Clair police have filed charges against three young men suspected of robbing the St. Clair Mini Market in November. David A. Piatt and Matthew C. McDonald, both from Washington, PA, spent New Year's Eve in the Allegheny County Jail on $250,000 bond. Both men are charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person and possessing a handgun. A third man, Charles Clark, is also a suspect, but was not yet arraigned as of Monday, Dec. 31. Piatt and McDonald's preliminary hearings are scheduled with district Judge Robert Wyda on Jan. 7. The victim, who is a father from Bethel Park, was held at gunpoint in the St. Clair Mini Market on Route 19 on Nov. 5. The suspects got away with about $650. The suspects are…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The man is accused of threatening a Sunoco clerk with a gun.
Bethel Park police say they nabbed the man who tried to rob the Sunoco on Route 19 at gunpoint right before Thanksgiving. The detective on the case also believes the suspect is connected to the Subway robbery in Castle Shannon, along with robberies in Coraopolis, Bellevue and Ben Avon. At this time, Dean Pletz, 44, of Bethel Park, is charged with one count of robbery and one count of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office is expected to file more charges against Pletz. During the attempted robbery investigation, information was received from other police agencies and video evidence generated Pletz as the suspect, according to the criminal complaint filed…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The robbery might be linked to the Sunoco attempted robbery on Route 19.
Bethel Park police are searching for the man who robbed the Dairy Queen on Route 88. Police are investigating whether it was the same man who robbed a Subway in Castle Shannon and attempted to rob the Sunoco on Route 19 in Bethel Park last Wednesday, according to WPXI. A Dairy Queen employee told WPXI that the man walked up to the counter with a grocery bag and demanded money. He was wearing a black hoodie, sunglasses, a face mask and showed a gun. The Sunoco near the Upper St. Clair Township border was robbed last Wednesday afternoon. The new employee didn't know how to open the register and ran and locked himself in a back room, so the man didn't get away with any money when he showed a gun. A Dairy Queen on Route 88 in Union Township …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The suspect showed a gun and demanded money from the Sunoco on Wednesday afternoon.
A white male in a black hoodie tried to rob the Sunoco on the corner of Washington and North Highland roads at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon—one of the busiest travel days of the year. The man behind the register had only been on the job for two days when the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded money, so he didn't know how to open the register without a customer buying something. According to an employee at the gas station, the victim struggled with the register, then ran to a back room and locked himself in. The suspect ran off from the gas station without any money. The Bethel Park police were unable to provide Patch with any details about the attempted robbery until the chief returned to the office. Officers did visit Louis …