Friday, May 24, 2013
Upper St. Clair police accuse the woman of colliding with two vehicles.
The preliminary hearing for a Mt. Lebanon woman accused of hitting two vehicles in the Trader Joe's parking lot and taking off was continued on Monday. Jennifer Lynne Santiago, 41, is charged with one count of accident involving damage to attended vehicle and failing to remain at scene; one count of accident involving damage to unattended vehicle; one count careless driving and one count meeting vehicle proceeding in opposite direction. Santiago is accused of backing her vehicle into a SUV, and then driving into the front corner of another vehicle in the parking lot on April 10 after dropping off a Trader Joe's employee. According to the police, Santiago did not stop to check the damage, but took off. After an Upper St. Clair police …
The trip is the conclusion of a fundraiser for a late art teacher who always loved animals.
Pilots and board members of the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, created by Upper St. Clair volunteer firefighter Brad Childs and Upper St. Clair officer Robert McMaster, will provide an educational tour of the Allegheny County Airport and their hangar to a group of elementary students from Pittsburgh’s Roosevelt Elementary School on June 3. The trip will be the conclusion of a school fundraising event in the honor of the school’s late art teacher Kathryn Mueller, who loved animals. The school wanted to do something to honor Mrs. Mueller and Anne McMaster, PAART board member and teacher at Roosevelt, initiated a fundraising drive on May 13 to collect money to donate to PAART. Students were asked to bring in coins to support the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The vehicle a drunk driver died in is also sitting outside of Upper St. Clair High School this week.
There was complete silence amongst the normally chatty students on Monday at Upper St. Clair High School as they witnessed a mock, yet powerful, fatal DUI crash. It's the first time in 20 years the high school organized the event for the students around prom season. This year, students will be eating dinner at the site of the prom—the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe—and officials expect more kids will be driving to the event instead of taking a limo for a short time. "We're hoping that this sends the seniors a message and that it's well received," said Dr. Bill Rullo, guidance counselor. If Monday's simulation doesn't do the trick, the school bells will be switched to tolling bells on Tuesday, representing the actual amount of people who die…
Friday, May 17, 2013
An update on police happenings was given during a recent Youth Steering Committee meeting.
Upper St. Clair police are "keeping an eye out" for bath salts and synthetic marijuana use as these kind of drugs becomes more prevalent in other areas. Lt. James Englert said an adult motorist passing through Upper St. Clair recently had to be rushed to the hospital because he had taken K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, and was hallucinating and hyperventilating. He also said a young student had gotten ahold of the drug a few weeks ago. Englert addressed the state of the township with the Upper St. Clair Youth Steering Committee last week and overall, he said, he's very pleased with how things are going. Heroin usage has not been a recent problem in Upper St. Clair, according to Englert. "The senior class has been exemplary. Last year's…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Upper St. Clair police, Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department and Tri-Community EMS will be participating.
A dramatic, mock drunk-driving crash will be staged for Upper St. Clair High School students on Monday, May 20 as a pre-prom activity. The crash is designed to encourage students to think about their decisions and consequences to help them make the right choices for themselves. The event is organized by the Natural Helpers Program, a peer-to-peer support based program that has been at the high school for the past 28 years. Upper St. Clair police, Upper St. Clair volunteer firefighters and Tri-Community EMS will be participating, along with several high school students to create a “real-life” scenario of an alcohol-related crash. If it rains on May 20, the mock crash will be rescheduled for May 21. In addition, another wrecked vehicle …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.
Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda heard two Upper St. Clair DUI cases this week. In the first case, Ian Vaughn Hambelton, 34, of Upper St. Clair, waived his DUI-related charges to court. Upper St. Clair police stated in the criminal complaint that Hembelton was pulled over at Berkshire and Maryland drives after an officer spotted him driving with the vehicle's high beams on and running a stop sign at the intersection of Hastings Mill and Old Washington roads. Police arrested Hambelton shortly after 3 a.m. on March 23. According to court documents, Hambelton's blood alchohol content measured at .152 percent, nearly twice Pennsylvania's legal limit of .08 percent. Patrick Ray Miller, 27, of Washington, PA, is also facing DUI charges. …
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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Clean our your medicine cabinet Saturday, April 27.
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 …