Saturday, December 29, 2012
Coins were taken in burglary on Wallace Road, according to KDKA.
Three men were charged with burglarizing a Wallace Road home twice in one week, according to a KDKA report. Coins were taken the first time the Pine Township home was burglarized, KDKA reported. The second time, a man was home and called police, KDKA said. Northern Regional police arrested the men after following their footprints in the snow, the report stated. According to court documents: All three are in the Allegheny County Jail. Their preliminary hearings are set for Jan. 2. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cranberry Police will increase patrols on Routes 19 and 228 as part of Operation Safe Holiday.
Looking forward to being with loved ones during the holidays? Then drive safely and soberly. That was the message Tuesday at a press conference to announce Operation Safe Holiday, a regional effort to crack down on aggressive and impaired driving. The effort includes PennDOT, Northern Regional and Cranberry police departments. "PennDOT wants people to focus on what's important during the holidays," said Deborah Casadei, press officer for PennDOT. The operation will last through New Year's, she said. People are getting on the roads to travel to see loved ones at this time of year and Operation Safe Holiday's goal is to make sure they get to their destinations safely, said Officer Scott Rick of Northern Regional Police Department. "We want …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
No one is seriously injured, although an employee said she had to dive out of the way of the oncoming van.
Sales staff member Dee Zokaites had just walked over to the coffee machine located near the window of the Casa D’Oro Jewelers shop inside the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Marshall Township when she glanced up and saw a van heading to the building. Sure the vehicle would stop, she was shocked when it jumped a median, knocked over a flagpole and then headed straight for the window she was standing in front of. That’s when she and a customer dove out of the way. "To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't freeze," she said. Driven by an elderly woman, the handicap-accessible van smashed through the jewelry shop at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, according to owner Reza Liaghat. Liaghat said there were about 100 people in the store, including 13 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Court records show Matthew McDonald, 19, was released from jail after posting bond in October. He is awaiting trial for an April case in which he is charged with simple assault and harassment in Washington County.
The Washington County man charged with robbing the BP gas station and convenience store at T-Bones plaza in Wexford and a Chartiers Township gas station Nov. 13 was free on bond at the time of the robberies, according to court documents. Matthew Clark McDonald, 19, now is back in the Washington County Jail, unable to post $100,000 bond. He is one of four men named Tuesday as suspects in the BP holdup and in holdups in other communities around Allegheny and Washington counties. "These individuals are also involved in robberies in Washington, Chartiers Township, Upper St. Clair and Castle Shannon," Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann said. McDonald posted bond in October while awaiting trial in an April case in which he is charged…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Warrants have been issued for three other suspects. Northern Regional Police say the four are sought for robberies in Washington, PA; Chartiers Township; Upper St. Clair and Castle Shannon.
A 19-year-old Washington area man has been arrested and charged with the Nov. 13 armed robbery of a BP station in Wexford. Warrants also have been issued for three other suspects, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. "These individuals are also involved in robberies in Washington, Chartiers Township, Upper St. Clair and Castle Shannon," Amann said. Matthew McDonald was arrested Nov. 21 in Chartiers Township and charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and theft in the BP case, the chief said. McDonald is being held in the Washington County Jail. Amann said police have obtained warrants for three others—Travis Hallam, 19; David Piatt, 21; and Charles Clark Jr., 21. All three are from the Washington, PA, area. They …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police say this man, armed with a gun, held up the BP Gas station and convenience store in Wexford Tuesday morning.
Northern Regional Police have released surveillance photos of a man they say is responsible for the armed robbery at the BP Gas station and convenience store located in the T-Bones shopping plaza on Route 910 near the I-79 interchange in Wexford on Tuesday morning. Police Chief T. Robert Amann said a white man, about 6 feet tall and wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans, held up the convenience store between the gas pumps at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday. Amann said the man did show a handgun to store workers. After the robbery, police said the suspect ran across route 910 and jumped into a car, which was parked at Soergel's market. The vehicle was described as a grey small vehicle, possibly a Dodge Avenger, which drove off on southbound…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
No one is hurt, although police say the suspect did display a handgun.
Northern Regional Police are investigating an armed robbery at the BP Gas station and convenience store located in the T-Bones shopping plaza on Route 910 near the I-79 interchange in Wexford. Police Chief T. Robert Amann said a white man, about 6 feet tall and wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans, held up the convenience store between the gas pumps at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday. Amann said the man did show a handgun to store workers. After the robbery, police said the suspect ran across route 910 and jumped into a car, which was parked at Soergel's market. The vehicle was described as a grey small vehicle, possibly a Dodge Avenger, which drove off on southbound Brandt School Road. No one was hurt. Amann would not say how much money …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Matthew Lohr has been charged in Allegheny and Butler counties.
Matthew Lohr shuffled into the magistrate's courtroom Wednesday wearing the gray striped prison uniform issued by Butler County Prison, his ankles and wrists cuffed. The 29-year-old Mars man waived his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner on three felony charges of burglarizing a Pine Township home. Then he returned to Butler County where he faces 75 charges in that county's court system. No Stranger to the Court System This 5-foot-10 man with a slight build is no stranger to the court system. His history of court appearances dates back to 2003 when Zelienople police charged then-19-year-old Lohr with burglary, receiving stolen property, theft, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and conspiracy, …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Leo James Nealon is charged with burglary and conspiracy.
A Middlesex teen charged with burglary in a Richland Township home invasion waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Suzanne Blaschak. Leo James Nealon, 18, is charged with felony counts of burglary and conspiracy. The commonwealth withdrew a misdemeanor count of possessing instruments of crime. Northern Regional Police arrested Nealon and a 17-year-old on Sept. 17 after a break-in at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Nealon's next step in the legal process is a Nov. 20 formal arraignment. ________ Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Latest arrest comes hours after Northern Regional Police officers arrest a 17-year-old at a home on Sandy Hill Road.
Northern Regional Police arrested a second suspect about 7:15 p.m. Monday in a home-invasion burglary in Richland Township. Leo Nealon, 18, turned himself in at his Middlesex Township home after police contacted and spoke with him by cell phone, Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann said. He is charged with burglary, Amann said. Police arrested a 17-year-old earlier Monday afternoon at a home on Sandy Hill Road in northeastern Richland Township. Northern Regional police were called to the home about 3:45 p.m. by a 17-year-old resident who was home alone when he heard someone trying to break into the home, Amann said. The teen called police after he fled out the back door and into the woods, staying on the phone to keep police …