State police in Somerset are investigating a burglary that occurred Thursday afternoon in Somerset Township, according to a news release. Troopers say the unknown individual(s) broke into a trailer along the 100 block of East Arlington Drive, around 4:45 p. m. Thursday, and stole multiple hunting rifles. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Somerset state police at 814-445-4104.
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.
Jeannette police tried to avoid arresting a group of girls who were yelling about a fight in the street Sunday, but took one into custody after several residents started exiting their homes, according to court papers.
Four to five females were walking in and out of traffic at the intersection of South Fourth Street and Chambers Avenue at 5:30 p.m., screaming and attempting to re-start a fight that had ended, police said.
Police were trying to get the group to disperse in an effort to not burden an already-limited local justice system because of the coronavirus pandemic, Patrolman Bryan DeFelice said in court papers. The officers asked the group to go home at least 15 times, police said.
Members of the group started yelling obscenities at a female resident and authorities said several people starting coming outside on Cuyler Avenue and from Jeannette Manor. Police chased Sheradin Brittany Rose Hazen, 18, around a few blocks before taking her into custody at the intersection of Cuyler and Chambers avenues.
Homestead Police originally responded to a call of a shooting in the 300 block of West 12th Avenue just after 5:00 p.m.
When they arrived, they found a juvenile male shot in the arm. He was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.
Allegheny County Police were also requested at the scene and they learned shots were fired from a silver, two-door car with tinted windows.
The boy was struck by a gunshot and fled the scene, which they believe took place on Sylvan Avenue.
According to witnesses, the shooter was described as a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a black and gray shirt with white markings.
Anyone with information is asked to call the County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.
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 man who crashed into a tree in South Union Township Wednesday night told police he was trying to buy drugs when he was chased, shot at, assaulted and robbed.
By Tim Stelloh
An Oklahoma man who tried to blow up a bank in what authorities described as an anti-government plot was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Monday.
In a statement, the U.S. attorney for western Oklahoma, Timothy Downing, said the prosecution of Jerry Drake Varnell, 26, held him accountable for an effort to copy the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.
A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the chest in Pittsburgh.
City police said officers responded to a call for a man being driven to a local hospital after being shoot around 2:15 p.m. Monday.
Police found the vehicle and victim along the 6300 block of Penn Avenue.
The man was then taken to an area hospital for treatment of at least one gunshot wound.
He was safer at Rikers.
A man was robbed at gunpoint in Greenwich Village early Saturday — just hours after he was released from the notorious jail complex due to coronavirus concerns, according to law enforcement sources.
The hapless victim, 36, was walking on West 4th Street near the intersection of Jones Street at around 2 a.m. when two men wearing face masks and hoodies drew a gun and robbed him of his wallet and cellphone, sources said.
No injuries were reported and the suspects remain at large, police said.
The victim is a defendant awaiting trial for an October assault case and told police he was among the incarcerated who was sprung from Rikers on Friday, sources said.
Corrections officials approved the release of a handful of people incarcerated at Rikers Island while awaiting court dates in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus in the facility.
A 45-year-old Hempfield man turned himself in to Allegheny County detectives Wednesday on charges he stole about $31,000 from two area school districts last year, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.
John Trageser is accused of theft, forgery and other crimes for allegedly devising a scheme where two school districts wrote checks for new wrestling mats to WTL, which authorities determined was the Westmoreland Travel League, a baseball organization led by Trageser.
Checks totalling just over $31,000 were issued to the league by Chartiers Valley and West Jefferson Hills school districts for new wrestling mats that were sold to them by Trageser, who worked for S&S Flooring of Ambridge, the company that sold and installed the mats.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police made a major bust on Friday, according to their Twitter feed.
A combined taskforce of detectives, narcotics specialists and state police special emergency response team conducted a search warrant in the 500 block of Guylin Drive in Penn Hills. They discovered money as well as 30 pounds of marijuana and four firearms.
Police arrested suspects Victoria Anderson-Pettigrew and Daimere Wilmer who both live in Penn Hills for alleged involvement.
Zone 5 detectives, Narcotics and Vice, DEA and PSP S.E.R.T, conducted a search warrant in the 500 block of Guylin Drive in Penn Hills on 3/13/20, turning up approx. 30 llbs. of marijuana,$$, and 4 firearms.
Victoria Anderson-Pettigrew & Daimere Wilmer of Penn Hills were arrested. pic.twitter.com/xEQNWGCVHu
— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) March 14, 2020
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in a New York City courtroom after his February conviction on charges of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, according to multiple reports.
Under the law, the judge could have imposed a sentence of up to 29 years. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum while Weinstein’s defense attorneys argued for the minimum sentence of five years.
In February, jurors acquitted Weinstein, 67, of three other charges including the most severe charge, predatory sexual assault, which would have carried a sentence of 10 years to life in prison, The Washington Post reports.
Zachery Hyde, 27, pleaded guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and other related charges.
Investigators say Hyde obtained large quantities of methamphetamine in a variety of ways, including ordering the drug over the internet and having it shipped to the Pittsburgh area from out of the country.
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — A man is wanted for the armed robbery of a convenience store early Monday morning in Ellwood City, according to police.
The man, described as being in his mid-20s, having a thin build and standing about 5 feet, 9 inches tall walked into the Uni-Mart around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Sixth Street and Beaver/Factory Avenue in Ellwood City. Police said the man demanded the clerk open the cash register. He ran off after taking out the cash.
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The manager of the store said a regional team is looking into inventory and what could be done, if anything, to help the business stay afloat.
A neighboring business said extra cameras and a policy of no backpacks and no more than two kids in the store at a time have helped cracked down on the petty theft.
A Pittsburgh woman is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing her brother during a domestic dispute late Saturday in Knoxville.
Pittsburgh police were called shortly before midnight to the scene in the 200 block of Wilbur Street, where they arrested Jaquelia Stevens, 25.
According to police, her brother had stab wounds to the head but was alert and talking. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Federal investigators found a loaded gun Thursday that had been smuggled into the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself last summer, following a weeklong lockdown that turned up other contraband and led to a criminal probe into guard misconduct, the federal Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press.
The handgun was located by Bureau of Prisons officers inside a housing unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, prison officials said in a statement to the AP. It marked a massive breach of protocol and raised serious questions about the security practices in place at the Bureau of Prisons, which is responsible for more than 175,000 federal inmates, and specifically at the jail, which had been billed as one of the most secure in America. Officials have not said where specifically the gun had been found, or how it had been smuggled inside the jail.
No one was injured during a shots’ fired incident on Thursday afternoon in Steubenville.
It happened at the North End public housing.
Several officers responded and the scene was taped off.
Steubenville City Manager Jim Movromatis said a white car was hit by a round of bullets, but no other information was given because he said they are receiving conflicting stories.
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