Two men and a woman are charged in connection with a burglary spree in Westmoreland County.
Investigators found out that thousands of dollars in gift cards were stolen from Heritage United Methodist Church. They were able to trace it back to the same suspects after they allegedly used them at the GetGo just a block away from the church.
But a third suspect was still on the run.
Police said Joseph Minno was essentially the ringleader, seen on surveillance video behind a handful of burglaries.
Officers found him within two days hiding inside a business on Main Street and surrounded by stolen goods and cash.
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Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man with a knife before armed police were seen approaching a man on the ground. Reem Yousef, who was at the scene, told Metro.co.uk she was directly below the bridge when she heard a fight break out at around 2pm between several people. She then heard someone shout ‘move back’ before hearing two gunshots, after which she ran away. She says police arrived within a minute and blocked off the area.
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An Ellwood City man is facing charges after a domestic incident.
According to the release from Pennsylvania State Police, the incident happened on November 12th around 8:40 p.m. on Hogue Road in Slippery Rock Township.
State Police listed strangulation as the nature of the incident.
Reports say the male suspect fled on foot when police arrived.
Officers found the suspect on November 13th and charges were filed.
An unnamed informant tipped state police about a cocaine operation in the Pittsburgh area that resulted in the arrests of five people at a parking garage in the area, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
Authorities found 14 kilogram-sized bricks of suspected cocaine in hidden compartments in the rear wheel wells of a GMC Acadia SUV they searched, according to FBI Agent Darcos Cruz, who is assigned to the state police task force.
The exact location of the Wednesday bust wasn’t detailed in court records.
According to Weirton PD, police arrested Katie A. Smith, 44, after Weirton PD executed a search warrant at North 12th St.
Police say they were able to find a small amount of methamphetamine and items indicative of the distribution of illegal controlled substances.
Smith was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of a controlled substance.
Also, at the residence was Gary Swiger, 34, who was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
SOMERSET BOROUGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two people have been charged after making illegal drug deliveries in Somerset Borough November 15.
Police say they were called to assist the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations in the investigation of a car that was traveling into Somerset Borough to make an illegal drug delivery.
According to police, officers saw the vehicle stopped at the Laundry Arena on Plank Road and they obtained surveillance, which showed a drug delivery.
A K9 officer from the City of Johnstown was called in for a full search and found drug paraphernalia, cash, and 6.3 grams of methamphetamine, police say.
The vehicle’s driver, Stephen Andrew Walter, 50, of Stoystown, and the passenger, Paige Elizabeth Beal, 23, of Meyersdale, are being charged with Prohibited Acts Controlled Substance/Possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Beal was placed in the Somserset County Jail on a $50,000 secured bond and Walter was placed in the Somerset County Jail on a $75,000 secured bond.
PITTSBURGH – A 17-year-old girl who was wanted in connection with a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood that led to a man’s death was arrested Tuesday in Homewood, police said.
According to investigators, Shayla Johnson was involved in the July 2 shooting of 24-year-old Julian Carpenter, who died Nov. 4.
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Johnson lured Carpenter to an apartment building on Rhine Street, police said. Carpenter was then robbed and shot.Johnson was previously charged with criminal conspiracy, but she is now also charged with homicide, police said.Onaje Dickinson pulled the trigger, according to police. He died two weeks later after an officer-involved shooting in Penn Hills.
An Illinois teen has been arrested for a hate crime for allegedly placing a racist ad on Craigslist that included a photo of an African American classmate.
The teen, who is a student at Naperville High School, appeared in court on Wednesday morning on two counts of felony hate crime and one count of disorderly conduct, police said in a news release.
Authorities in Colorado investigating a possible killing at an apartment in a Denver neighborhood made a grisly discovery on Friday when they located the body of an adult male encased in concrete in the basement, according to officials.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that detectives had obtained a search warrant for an apartment on York Street in unincorporated Adams County after receiving information from the Arvada Police Department regarding a possible shooting that took place at the location on Nov. 8.
A SWAT team served the search warrant at the apartment on Thursday afternoon and arrested 38-year-old Russell Montoya Jr. inside.
“A search of the residence and multiple interviews have confirmed that a shooting and homicide occurred inside the apartment,” the sheriff’s office said.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is facing several charges after police found a large amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, and a loaded weapon during a traffic stop in Bellevue.
Police pulled over Christian Nichols and Amanda Berry on California Avenue and during the process of the traffic stop, police say the two made furtive movements in an effort to hide items in the center console.
Police responded to the Wendy’s on Sunset Boulevard for a juvenile who employees say regularly sits in the dining room during the day. Employees told police they thought he may have been repeatedly skipping school.
According to police reports, when an officer arrived at the restaurant and saw the male juvenile he determined he had a warrant out of Mahoning County.
When police searched his backpack they found a pistol loaded with two live cartridges and more ammunition was found in a medicine bottle.
The juvenile is being held in juvenile detention without bond.
Police said argument led to deadly gunfire
WILKINSBURG, Pa. —
A man was arrested after a deadly shooting in Wilkinsburg.
Allegheny County Police charged 32-year-old Dilon Bartifay with criminal homicide.
Police were called to Center Street around 10:30 P.M. Saturday.
Officers found a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound.
He died at the hospital.
Officers said the victim and Bartifay got into an argument.
During the argument, Bartify allegedly shot the victim and then walked away.
The victim has not been identified.
With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.
By Saturday evening, Paris police said 147 people had been arrested across the capital.
The nationwide protests were intended to send a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, whose government has been accused of ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.
Joshua Aaron Dowell-Miller, 26, is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Police were called to a Harrison Avenue apartment Friday morning after a resident reported three rounds had been fired into his home, according to court papers. Two rounds hit walls in the bedroom and kitchen and the third shattered the door of the oven.
Two bullet holes were found in the siding of another home. Police said no one was hurt.
It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the crash.
Nicholas Najeski, 33, of West Mifflin, was charged with multiple offenses after the crash including driving under the influence.
AMBRIDGE — A Pittsburgh-based activist is facing more than a dozen charges after police say she pepper-sprayed a family outside of their Ambridge home.
Dena Stanley, 35, of 252 Butler St. in Pittsburgh, is facing 14 charges, including several counts of felony aggravated assault, following an Oct. 29 incident.
According to a criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to 1027 Beaver Road in response to reports of an assault late last month.
Cecilia Melvin said she and her two children, 15 and 7 years old, were pepper-sprayed and assaulted by Stanley — someone she claims to have never met — following an argument between Stanley’s niece and Melvin’s family.
A man believed to be an accomplice to a homicide in North Carolina was arrested in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Caverce Williams, 24, was wanted for his alleged role in a fatal shooting in Burlington on Sept. 30.The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office said they developed information that Williams was staying at a home in Sheraden.
Members of the sheriff’s office went to the home on Wednesday night and said while Williams initially ignored their commands to open the door he did open it a few moments later and was taken into custody without incident
A suspect was arrested near the Arizona border with Mexico in connection with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens – six children and three women – Monday who were living in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz., investigators said early Wednesday.
The victims’ convoy came under fire during the day in an ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.
A criminal complaint names 24-year-old Roneese Davis as one of the employees who attacked Marc Conn and his companion, Billie Jo Goldsworthy.
Jonathan L. Brown, 30, no fixed address, was charged with robbery Friday.
The victim told police someone had hit him in the side of the face and knocked him to the ground, then took his wallet which contained his identification card and $2 in cash. He gave police a description of his assailant, including the clothes he was wearing.
Police believe the man was wearing the same clothes when they spotted him Friday.
Court officials say a Harmony Township man waived his preliminary hearing Friday on charges he threatened to shoot two women during a road-rage incident last month. It allegedly started near Tenth Avenue and Seventh Street in New Brighton with Natralia Matthews threatening to fight Kasey Mooney for something that happened on the road. Matthews left the scene only to return with Desmond Council, who reportedly had a handgun in his waistband when he threatened to slap the victims and said several times he would shoot them. Council has a trial date set for March 2nd in Beaver County Court.Source: Man Charged with Threatening to Shoot Two Women in New Brighton – Beaver County Radio
MONROEVILLE, Pa. —
A car crashed through the front door of a jewelry store in Monroeville and the driver was taken into custody Friday evening.
Surveillance cameras outside of James Douglas Jewelers captured the dark colored sedan smashing into the front of the building and then backing up.
Police received a 911 call at around 1:50 a.m. over reports of a man with “severe trauma to the head” discovered on Bowery Street, The New York Times reported citing an NYPD spokesperson.
Not long after, a second man was found with similar head injuries. He was immediately transported to the hospital. Three additional men were found dead on Broadway and East Broadway.
A 24-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the attack not far from the crime scenes. Police also found a 3-foot-long metal object that resembled a pipe.
Officials have not released the identities of the victims but said they were all believed to be homeless.
The suspect – also believed to be homeless – has not been charged yet.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two men have been arrested after police busted a large outdoor marijuana growing operation.
The Franklin Township Police Department shared photos on Facebook of the marijuana seized by them, the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics and North Sewickley Police Department.
The post says they made a very “sizable” seizure of marijuana.
As of right now, two men have been arrested.
QUEMAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — State police in Somerset County say 3 people were arrested this afternoon after receiving credible information of drug activity in a house along Kennedy Road in Quemahoning Township.
According to state police, troopers executed a search warrant and found drug paraphernalia and a stolen dirt bike.
The suspects include a 52-year-old man from Stoystown, a 39-year-old man from Friedens, and a 30-year-old woman from Friedens.
In a release, state police say the drug paraphernalia and the stolen dirt bike were taken as evidence.
One person was taken into custody Thursday after a brief standoff when Jeannette police and agents from the state Attorney General’s Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant, police said.
Police searched and found two guns, heroin, cocaine and about $800, Binda said. The man’s identity was not released.