Thursday, March 14, 2013
Valencia resident Lynn Tomlinson is charged with stealing upwards of $250,000 in a six-year-period from the private Catholic school in Middlesex Township.
Lynn Tomlinson, a former secretary and bookkeeper at Holy Sepulcher School in Middlesex Township was formally arraigned today on charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the private Catholic school, a statement from the Diocese of Pittsburgh said. According to forensic audits from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the amount involved in the theft could exceed $250,000 over a six-year period. State Police at Butler have charged 43-year-old Tomlinson, of Valencia, with three felony counts of thefts in the incident. She also faces charges of access device fraud and record tampering. In a letter to parishioners and school parents sent Thursday, Father John Gizler, pastor at Holy Sepulcher, said the parish business manager discovered the first …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Renfrew resident Justin Enslen was involved in the collision after leaving the Discovery House in Cranberry, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports.
State police and government officials are investigating Discovery House in Cranberry after a patient at the methadone clinic was involved in a fatal car accident in Connoquenessing Township last month, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports. State police charged Renfrew resident Justin Enslen, 25, with vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide while driving on a suspended license after a head-on collision Feb. 18 on Route 68 that killed 52-year-old Butler resident Mark Bishop. Bishop’s sister, Holly Merkner, 41, of Lyndora, also suffered minor injuries in the crash. Enslen was coming from the Discovery House in Cranberry when he crossed the center lane of the highway in Connoquenessing and slammed into the car Bishop was driving, the Trib …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Troopers execute a search warrant at Mayor Ed Bayne’s home.
State police are investigating child pornography found on a computer in the home of Seven Fields Mayor Ed Bayne, according to a search warrant. Troopers on Jan. 16 served a warrant to search the home on Graywyck Drive, according to the warrant issued by District Justice David Kovach. Occupants of the home include Bayne, his wife, Macrina Bayne, and two sons. The investigators have not filed court documents detailing what they seized from the home. But in an affidavit filed to obtain the warrant, state police computer-crimes investigators said they located a computer address that shared and downloaded child pornography in October. Investigators said they obtained a court order and traced that computer to the Graywyck Drive home, according …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The photos are similar to the Winchester .30-30 rifle missing from Bob's Truck & Auto Repair service after someone shot and killed Robert Gaurrich there.
State police at Butler have released photos of a Winchester .30-30 rifle similar to one missing from the Forward Township garage where owner Robert Gaurrich was found shot to death Friday night. Troopers said the rifle, similar to a Canadian Centennial made in 1967 was owned by Gaurrich and was known to be at Bob’s Truck & Auto Repair Service on Evans City Road prior to the 45-year-old Evan City man’s death. Police could not find the rifle during their investigation of the building. Whether the weapon was used to kill Gaurrich is not known at this time. However, Trooper Daniel Herr said a .30-30 caliber shell casing was found near a door to the garage. Herr said it did not appear anything else was taken from the building. There also were …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Anyone with information is urged to contact state police. Evans City residents express sorrow and shock after auto repair shop owner Robert Gaurrich is shot to death.
State police at Butler are asking for the public’s help after Evans City resident Robert Gaurrich was shot to death at his auto repair shop over the weekend. Troopers said Gaurrich, 45, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest sometime between 4 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday. An acquaintance discovered his body late Friday evening at Bob's Trucks & Auto Repair on Evans City Road in Forward Township, just outside Evans City. State police spokesman Trooper Dan Kesten said the friend became worried about Gaurrich after he was unable to get in contact with him Friday. When he got to the shop, he found Gaurrich’s body and called police, Kesten said. “People were expecting him to return home,” Kesten said of Gaurrich. Cpl. Daniel Herr said …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
An acquaintance finds Robert Gaurrich's body at his garage in Forward Township, just outside Evans City.
State police have determined the death of an Evans City man was found inside an auto-repair shop in Forward Township late Friday evening was homicide. Troopers said an acquaintance discovered the body of 45-year-old Robert Charles Gaurrich, of Brownsdale Road, at Bob's Trucks & Auto Repair Inc., located at 1657 Evans City Road, at about 11:20 p.m. Gaurrich, the owner of the auto body repair shop, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to an autopsy performed by the Butler County coroner Saturday afternoon. The coroner's office has ruled the death to be a homicide. State police spokesman Trooper Dan Kesten said the friend who stopped by the auto repair shop was worried about Gaurrich after he was unable to get in contact with him …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
State Route 422 East in Summit Township has reopened in both directions after a vehicle crash between Heist and Carbon Center roads. Route 422 West also has reopened between Route 8 and Route 356.
Third Update: As of 3:30 p.m. Route 422 West open. SECOND UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. Route 422 West is closed between Route 8 and Route 356 due to an overturned tractor-trailer. UPDATE: As of 1 p.m., state Route 422 East in Summit Township is reopen in both directions between Heist and Carbon Center roads. The highway was closed earlier because of a multi-vehicle crash. Earlier story: After a number of car accidents throughout Butler County, state police are asking motorists to stay off the roads. “Roadways throughout Butler County are very treacherous due to ice/freezing rain,” Lt. Steve Ignatz said in a release. The National Weather Service also has issued a special weather statement calling for icy road conditions in Allegheny, Butler and…
Monday, December 10, 2012
One man is taken to Allegheny General Hospital with a “major injury.”
Two men were injured in a vehicle crash Saturday evening on Evans City Road in Connoquenessing Township. State police at Butler said William M. Baxter, 24, of Callery, was driving on Route 68 near the intersection of Orchard Drive at about 11:40 p.m. when he collided with the car being driven by Cody J. Turner, 21, of Butler. Although both men were hurt, Turner sustained “major injury,” according to police. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side. No charges were filed in the incident.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Effort focuses on seat belt use, impaired and aggressive driving.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “If we all take the simple steps to buckle up, take our …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Former police officer and "Knight Rider" safety lecturer Glenn Young drove students living within the Seneca Valley School District to St. Alphonsus School in Pine.
AJ Myers and Sons has suspended a part-time bus driver charged with bilking Amish families living in Mercer and Lawrence counties out of thousands of dollars by claiming he was investigating damage to an Amish schoolhouse in Mercer County. Kurt Scheidemantle, manager for the Myers school bus terminal in Harmony, said Glenn Young Jr. was pulled Wednesday from his usual morning route transporting students living within the Seneca Valley School District to St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Pine Township. Although the students do not attend Seneca Valley, the district is responsible for their transportation because they live within Seneca Valley's borders. Young will not be paid during the suspension, Scheidemantle said. Young, 63, of New …