Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Police are asking for help in identifying a woman in relation to the thefts, which occurred in the parking lot of the Baierl YMCA.
Franklin Park Police are investigating thefts from numerous vehicles in the parking lot of the Baierl Family YMCA. Police said thieves targeted unlocked vehicles and took credit cards from purses from cars parked in the lot at 2565 Nicholson Road. Stolen credit cards were then used to purchase expensive items at local stores including Macy’s and several Best Buys, police said. Police have released a surveillance photo of a woman and need help identifying the person. Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklin Park Police at (412) 473-3056. Police are also reminding motorists to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of view. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Break-ins occurred in McCandless, Franklin Park, Ross, Pine, Ohio and Moon townships.
When Brian Flesher met with police at the beginning of December, he told them he wanted to get everything out in the open so he could begin to get help for his drug addiction, according to a criminal complaint. "Everything" included burglaries at homes and a business in McCandless, Franklin Park, Ross, Pine, and Ohio townships, court documents state. The 26-year-old Pittsburgh man now sits in the Allegheny County Jail, unable to post bail, facing a multitude of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy charges. Flesher also is charged in Moon Township with stealing jewelry from a Shafer Road home. In nearly every burglary, Flesher kicked in a side or rear door to gain entry into the home; he told police he …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police said there have been four break-ins in three weeks.
Franklin Park police are warning residents that a series of daylight burglaries have been taking place in the area. According to the police department website, there have been four break-ins since Nov. 12. All of them occurred during the day. Click here for an interactive map show the approximate locations of the break-ins. In the most recent burglary on McAleer Road near Mt. Nebo road, police said a family returning from vacation found thousands of dollars of jewelry missing. "For anyone it's traumatic when their home is broken into," Franklin Park Police Chief Don Dorsch told WPXI-TV. "They're getting in quickly by forcibly entering the homes. They're going after mainly jewelry." Dorsch said the break-ins are all random and have all …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour, through their attorney, have repeatedly denied the charges filed by Allegheny County Police.
The preliminary hearing for a Franklin Park couple accused of physically abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia in March has been postponed again. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Wexford, are charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement after the couple's arrest Oct. 4. The couple was to have appeared Tuesday before Leetsdale District Court Judge Robert Ford, but that hearing has been postponed…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour, through their attorney, deny the charges.
A Franklin Park couple accused of physically abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia in March will be permitted supervised visitation with their two biological children, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Wexford, are charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement after the couple's arrest Oct. 4. The Barbours were in court to ask for visitation and also to have …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
One of the suspects is a deputy state attorney general, according to KDKA TV.
Allegheny County and Franklin Park Police have arrested and charged a couple with abusing two adopted children in their care. County Police on Thursday said they have charged Douglas and Kristen Barbour with endangering the welfare of children, aggravated assault and simple assault. An investigation began after the children—a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old boy—were treated at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, authorities said. Douglas Barbour is a deputy state attorney general. He has been suspended without pay, KDKA-TV reports. The couple adopted the children from Ethiopia in March. Since that time, sources tell KDKA TV the couple did not feed the 6-year-old boy for an extended period of time and that abuse was discovered by …