Friday, April 5, 2013
There are have been scams reported in several north Pittsburgh suburbs.
With the arrival of warmer weather, road crews will be busy repairing damage from the salt and snow of winter. Police departments are once again warning residents who might want to have their asphalt driveways patched or resealed to be careful about who they hire. "We've gotten reports of paving scam incidents in Ross, Avalon, and Bellevue," said Ross police Detective Brian Kohlhepp. One of the more recent incidents in the area involved Sieb's Pub on Babcock Boulevard in Ross. "A contractor doing some paving nearby offered to patch a few potholes at the bottom of the restaurant's driveway for $200," said Kohlhepp. "The owners told us the patching job they did was much larger than first offered, and the contractor wanted $3,000. That's …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kathryn Joyce, 30, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine or both.
Wednesday, February 27
A North Hills woman pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating the federal narcotics laws, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced Monday. Kathryn Joyce, 30, of 404 Sunset Road, McCandless Township, pleaded guilty to one count before U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Joyce unlawfully possessed with intent to distribute 334 oxycodone 30 mg tablets on Jan. 11, 2012, when stopped by the Ross Township Police. Cercone scheduled sentencing for July 2, 2013. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1 million, or both. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the…
Monday, February 11, 2013
After representing himself during his trial, the convicted rapist is scheduled to be sentenced in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
Convicted rapist Arthur Lamont Henderson is scheduled to be sentenced March 26 after a jury found him guilty of raping three women in Ross and Hopewell townships. Jurors deliberated for less than four hours before returning a verdict, ending an unusual trial in which Henderson acted as his own attorney and cross-examined his victims as well as the police officers who arrested him, according to thePittsburgh Post-Gazette. During closing arguments in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Henderson claimed he was framed while the prosecution said it had proven its case beyond any doubt. The Ross Township rapes were reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The assaults took place at two different Ross Township apartment complexes and the home of a Hopewell woman.
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson, who is charged with raping and robbing women in Ross and Hopewell a year ago. Among the first to testify was a Hopewell nurse, who told jurors she pleaded with Henderson not to rape her as he held a gun to her head early on the morning of Jan. 7, 2012. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported the woman testified with tears in her eyes. “I kept telling him don't do this to me. Please don't to this to me,” she said. “I knew what my eyes were seeing, but my mind was not believing it.” The woman, 50, was stoic when she took the stand and relayed to the jury what occurred, the Tribune-Review reported. She choked up when describing how Henderson raped her twice and barely winced when…
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 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Ross Police are looking for two suspects.
Ross Township police are investigating an burglary early Friday morning at Kretzler's Tavern at 2240 Babcock Boulevard. Two white men broke through the rear door of the restaurant shortly before 3 a.m., according to Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "They removed a small floor safe with an undetermined amount of money," Kohlhepp said. "They then fled the area in a non-descript four-door car." The crime was caught on tape by a surveillance camera. Anyone with any information about the break-in is asked to call Ross police at 412-931-9070. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Friday, July 20, 2012
A witness said she saw the victim, a man in his 20's, dragged a quarter of a mile.
An unidentified man dragged through afternoon rush hour traffic on McKnight Road Wednesday remains in the hospital, as Ross Township police continue to interview witnesses and seek surveillance video. Police have good information that the incident between the victim and two white men in possibly a dark green SUV began around 5:30 p.m. in the Ross Park Mall parking lot and somehow the victim became entangled with the vehicle just down the road, KDKA-TV reported. The man fell from the vehicle in front of the Mattress World store, 7203 McKnight Road. A woman, who did not want to be identified was on a cell phone to her husband while she was stopped at the light on Patrick Place at the entrance to Ross Park Mall. “And I noticed there was a …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Victim said she was assaulted in parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory in nearby North Hills Village.
Ross Township police are investigated a report of an attempted carjacking Tuesday evening in the North Hills Village parking lot in the 4800 block of McKnight Road. Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman told police she was putting her child in her car near the Burlington Coat factory when a man grabbed her from behind and said he wanted her car. The woman told police she screamed and said that her baby was in the car. She said the man refused to let her go, struck her in the face, and then eventually ran off. Police say she was not seriously hurt. The suspect is black, in his mid-20s, approximately 6-foot- tall with an average build, and spoke with a deep voice. The victim said he had dark complexion, low cropped hair that was neatly trimmed in …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Ross Police Detective Brian Kohlhepp will be among local law enforcement officials featured on the Lifetime Channel's 'America's Most Wanted' at 9 tonight.
Ross Police Detective Brian Kohlhepp will be among local law enforcement officials featured on the Lifetime Channel's "America's Most Wanted" at 9 p.m. tonight. The officials will be interviewed about Kenneth Konias Jr., the Dravosburg man who is being sought as a suspect in the Feb. 28 homicide of a Garda armored truck employee and the subsequent robbery of more than $2 million in Pittsburgh. The investigation in this case is ongoing. Police believe one of the last people to have seen Konias' partner at Garda was an employee at the Crate and Barrel at the Ross Park Mall. Police also are investigating accounts of a gunshot heard about an hour later in the parking lot of the Ross Home Depot . Police are featuring Konias on electronic …
Monday, February 20, 2012
A 7-year-old boy tells police a stranger tried to lead him from the Goodwill Store on Saturday.
Ross Township Police are searching for a man who approached and attempted to kidnap a 7-year-old boy Saturday. According to police, officers were called to the Goodwill store in the Ross Towne Center on McKnight Road around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday after the boy told his mother a man he didn't know grabbed him by the coat and said, "Let's go." The boy ran away and alerted his mother, who called police, according to a news release. The man already left the area before officers arrived at the store. Police describe the man as white, in his mid-to-late 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a heavy build and a goatee. He was wearing a red cap with a black stripe and a red coat with black stripes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ross …