Sunday, March 17, 2013
Seven years after his father's death in the line of duty, Joseph J. Pokorny addresses fellow cadets as they join the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Seven years after his trooper father lost his life in a shooting outside a Carnegie hotel, Joseph J. Pokorny of Moon Township spoke Friday on behalf of his class of Pennsylvania State Police cadets at graduation ceremonies in Hershey, PA. Pokorny joined state police Commissioner Frank Noonan and U.S. Sen Robert P. Casey Jr. in presenting remarks during a ceremony at Central Dauphin High School, according to state police officials. The class of 73 men and women is the 135th to graduate since the State Police Academy opened in 1960. In his remarks, Noonan noted that Pokorny is the first state police cadet to have lost a parent in the line of duty, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Pokorny has been assigned to the Troop B station in …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The man's death was ruled a homicide.
An Avella resident was hitchhiking on Old Route 40 in Donegal Township, Washington County, about 9:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 1972 when he spotted the badly decomposed body of a man. The man was down an embankment, about 65 feet south of the roadway. His skeletal remains were found in a briar thicket, near a small trash dump, about two miles west of Claysville. It was estimated that he had been there for about 8 to 10 weeks. The man's death was ruled a homicide, according to the Pennsylvania Missing Persons website. The man had gunshot wounds in his left torso, possibly from a .22-caliber weapon. While details about the man's appearance and clothing are many, there are no clues as to who he was, where he came from or why he died. The man …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If the snow can't keep you at home, read and heed these reminders from Pennsylvania State Police in Moon before getting behind the wheel.
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- Cindi Lash
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Not letting the snow keep you cooped up at home? Planning a driving trip today or before the New Year? Pennsylvania State Police in Moon Township offer these tips and suggestions for safe highway travel during this holiday week, when traffic traditionally is heavier than usual: Troopers also remind motorists who are involved in a fender-bender crash to merge safely to the right berm, exchange information there and proceed to their destinations. If a vehicle cannot be driven or someone requires medical attention after a crash, please dial “911” for assistance.
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police warn Apple users to safeguard their login and user information.
Pennsylvania State Police warn Apple users to safeguard their login and user information after a series of reported phishing scams. Police said Apple users have been targeted in the scam, which involves receiving emails informing them that their Apple ID has been suspended, and directing them to a remote site that requests their account and password information. The scam appears to be an effort to collect personal information from Apple users, according to a police statement. The typical message reads: Your Apple ID has been temporarily suspended! Somebody else just tried to sing [sic] in into [sic] your Apple account from another IP address. Please re-confirm your identity today or your account will be suspended due to concerns we have…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The longtime account executive strikes truck near Wexford exit, according to state police.
A Cranberry Township man who was a WTAE employee died this morning after the car he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer cab truck, went off the road and crashed on Interstate 79 near the Wexford exit to Route 910, state police said. Hector Damian Davila, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene after the 12:57 a.m. crash, troopers said. The truck driver, identified by police as Christopher E. Shipp, 44, of Mercersburg, Franklin County, suffered minor injuries. Troopers said Davila was driving a BMW and was speeding while traveling north on I-79 in the center lane. Shipp's truck was northbound in the center lane of Interstate 279, police said. Beyond the merge point of the two highways, Davila's car was behind Shipp's truck but Davila…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
State police and PennDOT monitorI-79 near Southpointe in an effort to curb aggressive driving.
State Trooper Joe Christy made no bones about police officers stopping speeding motorists on Interstate 79. With two “radar speed trailers” set up in both directions near the Southpointe exit, Christy noted speeding motorists were given fair warning to slow down. “They’re given the opportunity to slow down," Christy said of Wednesday’s aggressive driving sting with state police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. "[If they don’t], then we have a trooper for enforcement since you didn’t get it on the first two opportunities.” State troopers from Allegheny and Washington counties were actively patrolling a stretch of Interstate 79 between Bridgeville and Southpointe in an effort to get drivers to slow down. The operation …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Christopher Uplinger, 23, was apprehended on Sunday.
State police have apprehended the man who walked out of the Riverside Community Correction facility on Beaver Avenue in Pittsburgh earlier this month after being placed on restriction. State police found Christopher Uplinger, 23, on Sunday in East Liberty after recieving a tip on the location where he was hiding. When two troopers arrived there, he attempted to escape by jumping from a second-story window, according to Trooper Robin Mungo, a state police spokeswomen. He was treated for a broken nose at a local hospital before troopers took him to Allegheny County Jail. Uplinhger, whose last known address is 1804 Chislett St. in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood, escaped Jan. 13 from the corrections facility, where he was serving time …