Friday, December 21, 2012
Sgt. Chuck Mascellino says investigators are working on several leads after three men entered a townhouse and tied up its occupants.
Cranberry Township Police continue to investigate a robbery where three armed men broke into a residence in the Laurelwood Apartment complex off Rochester Road and demanded drugs and money from the occupants. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said investigators are working on a few different leads in the incident. “We’re following up on it,” he said. Last Thursday, the suspects, who were carrying at least one long gun and a handgun, ransacked the townshouse after tying up the five people who were living there. All five of the occupants are construction workers temporarily living in the area, police said. Within 15 minutes of the break-in, two other occupants of the apartments arrived home and surprised the suspects, according to police. The robbers …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Police are searching for three men who forced their way into a residence and tied up five of the occupants.
Current and former residents of the Village of Laurelwood apartment complex in Cranberry normally consider the neighborhood a safe place to live, according to comments made on the Cranberry Patch Facebook page. “We feel or felt safe here until the incident last night, especially because we have a lot of kids in the complex,” commented reader Erika De Guzman. On Thursday, three armed men forced their way into a townhouse in the apartment community and demanded drugs and money from the five occupants. After tying up the occupants, all construction workers temporarily living in the Pittsburgh area, the suspects ransacked the townhouse. Within 15 minutes of the break in, two other occupants arriving home and surprised the suspects, who were …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Three men break into a residence at the Laurelwood Apartment complex demanding money and drugs.
Cranberry Police are investigating after three armed men broke into a residence at the Laurelwood Apartment complex off Rochester Road in Cranberry Thursday night and demanded drugs and money. According to police, the men entered the townhouse, which is occupied by five construction workers temporarily working in the Pittsburgh area, at about 8:05 p.m. The suspects, who were carrying at least one long gun and a handgun, bound the men while they ransacked the apartment, police said. Within 15 minutes of the break-in, two other occupants of the apartments arrived home and surprised the suspects, according to police. The robbers ordered those men into the apartment, but they fled and called 911. “They actually ran back to their vehicles and …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Police said the five suspects, working together, grabbed pricey handbags off the displays and were gone in less than a minute.
Ross Township police have released photos of the five people suspected of a coordinated-shoplifting hit on the Louis Vuitton store in the Ross Park Mall Thursday night. Police said the five walked into the store around 8 p.m., and working together, grabbed the pricey handbags off the displays. They were gone in about 30 seconds, according to police. By the time employees realized what was going on it was too late. "The employees did attempt to confront the actors when they fled the store," said Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "No one was injured and no customers were ever in danger." Kohlhepp said the group left the mall in a car, but there is not a good description of the vehicle. "The group appears to be a mix of male and females all in their …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fidelity Bank in Ross Township robbed.
Following a chase and crash late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 79, police arrested two men who are suspected in a bank robbery in Ross Township. Police chased the suspects through Ross Township and into Franklin Park, where their vehicle crashed on I-79 near the Mingo Road overpass. The suspects ran from the crash scene, but police arrested them a short time later. One was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State police and officers from Ross, Ohio Twp., Evans City, Cranberry and Franklin Park are now combing the woods, looking for weapons they believe the suspects threw into the brush, KDKA-TV reports. Evans City Police said investigators called the station's K-9 officer, Sgt. Don Myers, to the scene with his dog. Ross …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Mercer County man turns himself in after holding up the Citizens Bank on Main Street at about 2:15 p.m.
After a two-hour hunt, a Mercer County man suspected of robbing the Citizens Bank on Main Street in Zelienople Monday is in police custody. Zelienople Police Chief Jim Miller said Matthew Chestnut, 35, of Brent Road in Grove City, turned himself in at about 4 p.m. after state police went to his parents' home in Liberty Township. He is charged with robbery, receiving stolen property, attempting to elude police and driving with a suspended license. Miller said Chestnut, who was wearing dark sunglasses, entered the bank about 2:15 p.m. and slipped a note to a teller demanding money. He was not carrying a weapon, Miller said. After leaving the bank with the money that the teller gave him, a red dye-pack inside the money exploded in Chestnut's…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The woman told police a man demanded her wallet Dec. 29.
Cranberry police continue to investigate an incident on Dec. 29 in which a woman said a man she didn't know pointed a gun at her in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle on Route 19 and demanded her wallet. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said Tuesday that police are waiting on surveillance footage from the grocer chain to aid the investigation. “We’re just waiting for video to hopefully have some more information,” he said. He said police have received no reports of similar incidents around the area. According to police, the 48-year-old Cranberry woman was returning to her car about 11 p.m. Thursday when a man in the car parked next to her vehicle shouted for her to give him her wallet. The woman told police she believed the white man, who she …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Cranberry Township police are investigating.
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