A Canonsburg police cruiser was damaged in the chase.
Canonsburg police Chief Al Coghill said he felt frustrated that his officers don’t have enough protective gear.
The pastor of Lousiana megachurch was arrested on misdemeanor charges for holding Sunday services for hundreds of followers in the face of a state-wide coronavirus large gathering ban.
The criminal action against Pastor Tony Spell comes a day after Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of another megachurch, River at Tampa Bay Church in Florida, was arrested and charged with violating a local coronavirus stay-at-home order when he held services over the weekend that drew large crowds.
Spell’s service Sunday drew an estimated 500 people of all ages to Life Tabernacle Church in Central.
On Tuesday Central police charged Spell with six counts of violating the Louisiana governor’s ban on large gatherings that was enacted to contain the sometimes-deadly coronavirus.
In October of 2019, an arrest warrant was issued for Herbert Lee Walker III, 25, of Penn Hills, after Allegheny County Police found nearly 7,000 stamp bags of heroin and a handgun at Walker’s residence in Penn Hills during the execution of a search warrant.
On February 13, 2020, Pittsburgh Police officers, aware of Walker’s status as a fugitive, saw him in the 5700 block of Baum Boulevard in the East End. When officers attempted to take him into custody, Walker fled in a white Dodge pickup truck, striking two city police cars in his effort to escape. An additional arrest warrant was obtained by Pittsburgh Police officers stemming from this incident. Walker was charged with Aggravated Assault (3 counts), Reckless Endangerment (3 counts), Fleeing & Eluding, and Flight to Avoid Apprehension.
This Saturday, March 28, 2020, detectives from the Pittsburgh Police Narcotics & Vice Unit were able to obtain a cell phone number for Herbert Lee Walker III. An undercover Narcotics detective was able to establish telephone contact with Walker, who subsequently agreed to meet the undercover detective for the purposes of selling heroin to the detective. Assisted by Pittsburgh SWAT and detectives from the Pittsburgh Police Intelligence Unit, Narcotics detectives formulated plans to take Walker into custody when he arrived at the deal location. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Walker arrived at the deal location along with another male, Dwayne Nelson, 22, of McKeesport. The men gave (50) stamp bags of heroin to the undercover detective in exchange for $340.00 cash. Immediately following the deal, SWAT officers moved in and took both men into custody without incident. During a search incident to arrest, Walker was found to be in possession of an additional quantity of heroin, as well as over $1,200.00 cash.
Both men were charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance stemming from this incident. Walker was also arrested on his outstanding warrants stemming from the Penn Hills incident in 2019 and the Pittsburgh Police incident on February 13.
Herbert Lee Walker III
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An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for a Uniontown man who allegedly crashed his pickup truck into a pole intentionally during an argument with his girlfriend.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police in Johnstown have arrested two individuals involved in an incident at a Johnstown Sheetz where shots were fired.
Dispatch says the call went out just before noon at the Sheetz on Broad Street in Johnstown.
Police say the incident began as a verbal altercation caught on surveillance between Guillermo Alverez and William Sauro, when the situation escalated. Police say during the verbal altercation, Sauro entered his vehicle and attempted to hit Alverez with the vehicle.
Then, police say Alverez pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the vehicle.
As a result of the full incident, police have charged Sauro with one count of aggravated assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.
Police say Alverez is also being charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.
Both are in custody awaiting arraignment.
A Pittsburgh woman was charged Saturday after police say she was involved in a home invasion, which led to a police chase that ended in a crash.
Eboni Clancy, 20, is facing 25 charges including burglary, robbery, terroristic threats and false imprisonment.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a shooting that happened during a fight over a cigarette in McKees Rocks.
Allegheny County Police say the juvenile was charged and taken to the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday.
The shooting happened on the 100 block of Munson Avenue last Saturday afternoon. McKees Rocks Police arrived to the scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds to the hand and upper body.
NEW CASTLE — Police arrested five people after they raided a house in New Castle on Friday, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA.
The New Castle City Police Department and Lawrence County District Attorney’s Special Investigative Unit executed a search warrant at 1705 Highland Avenue.
After a search of the residence, detectives recovered five loaded handguns, ammunition, over 40 grams of suspected heroin, over 30 grams of suspected marijuana, and over $1,700 cash.
According to police, the five suspects in custody are facing numerous charges.
Multiple law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on a suspected drug dealer in the Windber area Friday morning.
Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas said the Windber Borough police, state attorney general’s office, Cambria County CERT team, and Somerset and Cambria district attorney’s offices served the warrant around 7 a.m.
“One individual was taken into custody at the time and the investigation is ongoing,” Thomas said.
State police said Jesse Hassinger, 38, attacked the woman when an argument over a pet cat turned physical.
Hassinger was charged with a felony count of strangulation, and misdemeanor charge of simple assault and a summary harassment offense
.Hassinger’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to be heard by Youngwood District Justice Anthony Bompiani on Tuesday.
Hassinger, according to court records served a 15-to-30 month prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2017
According to police, Jerome Garrett is in custody. He is facing robbery charges and other offenses.An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect identified as Tywone McClain. He is also facing robbery charges and is known to frequent the New Kensington area.
Police say he is also known to carry firearms.
Investigators say four individuals walked into the Sheetz around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Two of them — McClain and Garret — allegedly went up to the counter.
McClain allegedly told the clerk, “I need you to do me a favor. I need all the 20s and 10s” and “I’m loaded and I’ll hurt you if I have to.”
They were seen with two other males who police say have been identified, but are not being charged at this time.
Police in Australia have arrested and charged two dozen people they say deliberately lit blazes during the wildfire season that has so far killed at least 18 people, destroyed thousands of homes and ravaged over 10 million acres of land.
New South Wales police said that since the beginning of November, 24 people have been charged over allegedly deliberately lighting fires as officers continue to investigate the role that arson has played in the devastation. Starting a wildfire can result in a jail sentence of up to 21 years.
“Investigations into the cause, origin and overall impact of fires are continuing and since the latest State of Emergency was declared…Strike Force Tronto has provided expertise to six police area commands and eight police districts,” NSW police said in a statement.
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One man was taken into custody yesterday after the shots fired call in Mingo Junction.
Dennis Bernardi Jr. , 20 of Mingo Junction was arrested with charges pending and public intoxication.
The call came in around 1 am in Mingo on Grandview Avenue.
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According to Jefferson County 911 police were called to Grandville Avenue in Mingo Junction after getting reports of shots fired.
Police arrived at the scene and found no activity.
7News will update this story if more details become available