Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Cranberry resident was taken into custody Wednesday.
Police have arrested a Cranberry Township resident in connection with an attempted robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Route 19 Monday night. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said officers took Matthew Jeffery Macher, 34, of Fox Run Road, into custody Wednesday afternoon. Police were called the pharmacy at about 9:25 p.m. Monday after a man with a bandana partially covering his face claimed to have a bomb. He then demanded drugs from the pharmacist. According to the criminal complaint filed by Cranberry Police, Macher threatened to detonate the device unless pharmacy employees gave him a supply of oxycodone and opana. When one of the three employees ran from the store, Macher did the same, exiting through the front doors of the building and running …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is the third bomb threat at the school since February.
Mars Area High School in Adams Township was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat. Adams Township Police Chief Bill Westerman said the threat was discovered inside a boys bathroom at the school at about 11 a.m. All students, faculty and staff were sent across Route 228 to Mars Area Middle School while bomb sniffing dogs from Allegheny County and a private firm hired by the district searched the school, Westerman said. The high school students were housed in the middle school gym before being transported by school buses back to the high school. Students were dismissed at the regular time from the high school. Westerman said police did not discover anything inside the building. They cleared the school at about 2:15 p.m. This is the …
Cranberry Police release surveillance photos of the suspect.
Cranberry Township Police are looking for more information after a man who said he was carrying a bomb attempted to rob the Rite-Aid pharmacy in Cranberry Monday Night. Police were called the pharmacy on Route 19 at about 9:25 p.m., Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said in a news release. The man fled the store prior to officer arriving on the scene. “The male suspect reportedly had a bomb in his possession and was demanding drugs from the pharmacist,” Mascellino said. Police were unable to locate the suspect after searching the area. A K-9 officer also assisted in the search. Mascellino said the four employees in the store at the time of the incident were uninjured. There were no customers in the pharmacy. The man is described as white, with a thin …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The high school was evacuated Monday after the district learned of the threat.
There will be increased security at Mars Area High School when students head back to class Tuesday after Monday's bomb scare. The high school on Route 228 was evacuated Monday afternoon after the district learned of a bomb threat to the building. “Upon notification of the threat, the district immediately contacted Adams Township Police Department and is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff members,” Superintendent Dr. William Pettigrew said in a note to parents on the district's website. All students were sent to Mars Area Middle School while police and district staff members conducted a sweep of the building. The high school students were dismissed at the end of the school day from the middle …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
There was a partial evacuation at the building after an employee suffering an adverse reaction to medication thought she heard a bomb.
Things are back normal Wednesday at McKesson Automation after a bomb threat caused a partial evacuation of its building in the Cranberry Woods Business Park Tuesday evening. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said Cranberry police were called to the business, which produces health care automation technologies, at about 8 p.m. after a female employee said she heard a bomb in the building. Upon arrival, police discovered the woman, whose name is not being released, was suffering an adverse reaction to medication she had taken. “She was hallucinating,” Mascellino said. After an investigation around the building, police cleared employees to return to work at about 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Mall officials announced through their Facebook page at about 10:45 a.m. that mall employees could return to work.
No threat was discovered this morning at the Ross Park Mall after Ross Township Police and Allegheny County Police spent several hours investigating a bomb threat. The mall was evacuated and access to it was blocked off by police and security personnel for several hours this morning after the threat was discovered at about 5:50 a.m. The mall is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. Employees were told to return to work at about 10:45 am. "We want to assure customers and employees that every precaution was taken, the situation was addressed and Ross Township Police have determined there was never any danger or device at the mall," Ross Park Mall spokesman Saul Markowitz said in an emailed statement. The evacuation began after a mall employee …
Friday, March 11, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Friday, March 11.
Here are today's top stories from the Patch sites in your region: Bomb Threat Investigated as Middle School, Nothing Found Zoning Hearing Board Denies Appeal on Greanlea Group Residence Private Investigator Find No Record Tampering in Leetsdale Township, Police Plan Benefits for Recovering Officer