A North Huntingdon woman spent much of Saturday on the hunt for the driver who crashed into her home and then drove away. By the evening, she said she was notified by township police that they had identified the driver in the 1 a.m. incident.
New Kensington Police are trying to find out what caused the detached rig of a tractor-trailer to slam into the beer and wine section of the New Kensington Giant Eagle on Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the Giant Eagle plaza off Tarentum Bridge Road around 6:45 p.m.
Police at the scene said the truck driver was getting food at the nearby Asian Kitchen restaurant, which is located in a small strip shopping center at the top of the parking lot, when his unoccupied truck drifted backward the depth of the parking lot.
It struck one vehicle before slamming into the store backward.
Only the rear portion of the rig, the double set of wheels behind the cab, smashed through the storefront. The cab remained on the porch outside the building.
A large beer cooler inside the store was pushed out of position.
Acting Pittsburgh police chief Tom Stangrecki issued an order this week advising officers to return to the practice of enforcing minor traffic violations, such as broken headlights or expired inspection stickers.
The police bureau banned officers from enforcing those secondary traffic offenses after Pittsburgh City Council passed legislation last year barring officers from engaging in that practice.
Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess sponsored the legislation that he said disproportionally targeted African American drivers.
Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle spoke with Councilman Burgess, who said he was unaware of the reversal and he had no idea why Police changed the policy.
EARLE: Do you think they are almost slapping this back in your face?
Rev. Ricky Burgess: I don’t take this personally, but again I just think they should reconsider it because I think it will actually have the reverse effect and make us less safe.
Burgess said he stands by the ordinance and the data supports it.
“We have shown through data that when you do these secondary stops it targets disproportionately African Americans and African American communities,” said Councilman Burgess.
Pittsburgh police are investigating a reported robbery of a pizza delivery driver who told police he was then forced into the trunk of his own car and driven an unknown distance before being left in the back of the vehicle.
According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, the delivery driver told police he stopped his vehicle around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the 900 block of Phoenix Street when three armed men approached him and stole money, his car keys, wallet, cell phone and shoes.
Just before two a.m, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3, Pittsburgh Fire and EMS were dispatched for a single vehicle crash into a structure in the 4100 block of East Carson.
When they arrived on scene the vehicle was almost fully engulfed in flames, which PBF Engine 24 extinguished. The building and Duquesne Light poles had also sustained damage.
The male driver of the vehicle was located with a serious injury to his wrist and transported in stable condition to the hospital by medics.
There was an initial concern that there were other people inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, but Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and family members of the victim were able to confirm the driver had been the sole occupant of the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and the cause of the crash will be investigated.
PRT bus strikes light pole this morning in Braddock Hills
Emergency crews are on the scene of a PRT bus that struck a light pole standard in the lot of Braddock Hills Shopping Center in Allegheny County currently. The front of the bus hit the light standard causing severe damage to the front of the bus and windshield. Allegheny County 911 confirms there was one person transported to a local medical facility from the scene.
Stay with WTAE for updates and more on this story.
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Two men were arrested by Pittsburgh Police after a chase ended in a crash downtown Wednesday evening.
Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz reported plainclothes detectives saw a man wanted on a federal drug warrant in the parking lot of a gas station at Beechwood Boulevard and Browns Hill Road shortly before 5 p.m.
Another man got out of a vehicle and got into one with the warrant suspect.
Cruz said the men fled as detectives began approaching them, with the suspects taking off onto the Parkway, nearly hitting one of the detectives.
A chase ensued. The suspects’ vehicle struck at least two and possibly three vehicles before exiting the Parkway and crashing at Fort Pitt Boulevard and Stanwix Street Downtown, Cruz said.
No injuries were reported.
The men were identified as James Montgomery and Darryl Lewis, both of Hazelwood.
Kiski Township police accused a woman of driving drunk with her three young children in the vehicle when she failed three field sobriety tests after jumping the curb. Officers responding to a report of a single-vehicle crash shortly after 8 p.m. Dec. 1 said they found a Nissan Juke SUV up on the curb in front of a used car lot in the 2100 block of River Road in North Apollo, according to a criminal complaint.
Jocelyn Alalah Riley, 24, of the 100 block of Ivy Lane in Parks Township was charged with three felony counts of endangering the welfare of children along with three counts of reckless endangerment and counts of driving under the influence, careless driving and ignoring a traffic signal.
WORTHINGTON — Human remains were found Monday morning in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, according to a press release issued by the office of Armstrong County Coroner Brian K. Myers.
Hunters found a motorcycle over a hillside along Nichola Road in the township. The license was registered to a missing person out of Allegheny County, according the release.
Allegheny County Police posted late Monday afternoon that the license plate was registered to 59-year-old Darlene Harbison, who has been missing from Frazier Township, Allegheny County, since September.
Pennsylvania State Police were called and, on arrival, human remains were found, the release states.
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people were killed in a car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County late Friday.
According to our news partners at the Trib, Pennsylvania State police were investigating the crash that happened in Jefferson Township near the border of Westmoreland and Somerset counties just after 9 p.m. Friday night.
Dustin Brant, 27, from Latrobe, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brant was traveling in a pickup truck that was found on the eastbound side of the turnpike.
An autopsy was being planned to determine the cause and manner of death, but it appeared to be accidental, Lichty added.
Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said the other individual, a Berks County man, was flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he succumbed from his injuries.