Pittsburgh police cruiser involved in crash on city’s North Side

Crash happened Sunday evening

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.

Source: Pittsburgh police cruiser involved in crash on city’s North Side

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Man Runs From Cops, Throws Weed Into The Woods – CBS Pittsburgh

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday after fleeing police and attempting to throw away a bag of marijuana.

Penn Hills Police originally tried to stop Davaughn Jones for not using his turn signal while turning into the Penn Hills Shopping Center from Rodi Road.

The report from an officer states that he was in a marked police car and uniform during the incident and that the Jones was looking at him through the rear view mirror. Another patrol car also pursued Jones after he sped away from the first officer on Universal Road.

Jones then got out of his car on Collins Drive and ran from the Penn Hill officers, which was when he threw a “large bag” of marijuana in a wooded creek bed.

The officers were able to catch up with Jones and arrested him. They found then that Jones had a small bag of cocaine in his possession.

Jones had a warrant for a probation violation for robbery.

Source: Man Runs From Cops, Throws Weed Into The Woods – CBS Pittsburgh

Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

An accidental alert about a hijacking causes disruption at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

A false report of an airline hijacking sparked a large police response on board a plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening.

Dutch police tweeted at about 19:30 (18:30 GMT) that they were investigating a “suspicious situation”.

Part of the airport, which is one of Europe’s busiest, was closed to passengers as officials investigated.

But after people were evacuated from the plane, Air Europa announced a pilot had accidentally set off an alert.

“False alarm. In the flight Amsterdam-Madrid this afternoon was activated, by mistake, a warning that triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport,” the airline tweeted.

“Nothing has happened, all passengers are safe and sound waiting to fly soon. We deeply apologize.”

Shortly before their announcement, Dutch military police confirmed all passengers and staff had been safely evacuated from the Madrid-bound flight.

Images posted on social media showed parts of the airport’s D-pier cordoned off to the public, with passengers waiting around for information.

Source: Schiphol airport: False alarm causes Amsterdam security alert – BBC News

FAKE MONEY: Police investigating replica dollar bills circulating in the Pittsburgh area | WPXI

DUQUESNE, Pa. – A string of fake dollar bills is circulating in the Pittsburgh area and they’re being passed as real money, according to police.

Investigators with the City of Duquesne Police Department are asking area business owners to check their money closely.

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In pictures posted to their social media, police point out fine print on the bills with the word “replica.”

Police said the money can be bought legally online and it only becomes a crime when someone tries to pass it off as real.

Source: FAKE MONEY: Police investigating replica dollar bills circulating in the Pittsburgh area | WPXI

Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home

A Penn Hills man was found shot to death inside his home Wednesday evening after a report of a home invasion, police said.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner as 35-year-old Aaron Evans, was found dead when police responded to the 7200 block of Lawton Street a little after 6:15 p.m.

“We’re not sure exactly what happened inside the home, but we know he was forced back inside the home. At some point, he was shot,” county police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

The house had been ransacked, and police said robbery appears to be a motive for the shooting.

“That’s something we’re trying to determine more definitively — what the motive was, and why he was selected,” Schurman said. “At this point, we have no reason to think he was randomly selected. There was something in his life that caused these men to show up and ransack his home.”

No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call county police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Anonymous calls will be accepted.

Source: Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home

2 men hospitalized after shooting in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Two men were hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in Pittsburgh on Friday morning.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter report of gunfire around 10 a.m. along the 800 block of Georgia Avenue in the city’s Knoxville neighborhood.

Authorities said police observed a vehicle speeding away from the area and were able to stop it.

Inside were two men who had been shot in their lower body.

Authorities said they were transported by medics to a local hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

Source: 2 men hospitalized after shooting in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Police: Man barricaded in house for hours in Rostraver taken for mental evaluation | TribLIVE.com

A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Rostraver for hours Thursday was taken to Pittsburgh for a mental health evaluation, police said.

Rostraver police did not identify the person who was taken from the house by ambulance.

A Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher said the incident began around 2:20 p.m. Thursday along the 500 block of West Spring Grove Boulevard.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Police: Man barricaded in house for hours in Rostraver taken for mental evaluation | TribLIVE.com

Family of five found dead by relative picking children up for school – New York Daily News

family of five, including 9-year-old twins and an 11-year-old girl, has been found dead in a two-story condominium in Massachusetts, police said.

A member of the family called 911 regarding a “medical emergency” at 135 Center Ave. in Abington, Plymouth County, around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a news conference.

The relative had gone to the house to help get the three children to school, he said.

“This is just a horrible, horrible event here for the town of Abington and for the children and the schools,” Cruz said.

Source: Family of five found dead by relative picking children up for school – New York Daily News

Heavy police presence, road shut down in Derry Township

There is a heavy police presence and a road is shut down following an incident in Derry Township Thursday evening.

W. 4th Avenue (Route 217) is closed due to the incident. Police have not released information on the incident they are responding to.

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Source: Heavy police presence, road shut down in Derry Township

2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

 

 

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.

The investigation continues.

Source: 2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Woman Accused Of Theft In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

 

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police in Westmoreland County are asking the public for help identifying a woman accused of theft.

The Allegheny Township Police Department posted a photo of the suspect on Monday.

 

They say the woman wanted for theft was caught on security footage on Sept. 21.

Police would not say what was stolen or where it was stolen from, but the photo shows Walmart advertisements in the background.

(Photo Credit: Allegheny Township Police Department/Facebook)

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Patrolman Brant at 814-695-3333 or rbrant@alleghenytownship.us.

Source: Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Woman Accused Of Theft In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

Troop A Public Information Officers on Twitter: “We have reason to believe the below pictured in mate escapee Christopher Clemente is in the area of the Westmoreland Mall. If seen please contact 911. Keep doors locked and make sure not to leave keys in vehicles. See attached news release from Gallia County… https://t.co/WpFStOw0rW”

Sheriff: 4 inmates escape county jail in Ohio

A sheriff says four inmates have overpowered two corrections officers with a homemade weapon and escaped from a county jail in Ohio.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says the four men forced open a secured door at the jail in Gallipolis, along the Ohio River in southeast Ohio, early Sunday. A sheriff’s release says they had help from at least one person outside the jail.

Authorities say the inmates should be considered dangerous. They’re asking anyone who sees them or knows their location to call 911.

The sheriff’s office says the inmates are 40-year-old Brynn Martin, 24-year-old Christopher Clemente, 30-year-old Troy McDaniel Jr. and 29-year-old Lawrence Lee III. The charges they were being held on weren’t immediately available.

A dispatcher had no information about whether the officers were injured.

Source: Sheriff: 4 inmates escape county jail in Ohio

6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six people were shot in downtown Indianapolis late Saturday night.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has confirmed that it’s investigating a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of West Maryland Street.

IMPD officers in the area of Illinois and Maryland Streets heard gunshots coming from nearby at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Officers were able to find 6 victims at multiple locations near the Steak N Shake restaurant on Maryland Street.

Source: 6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

MISSING: Wilkinsburg police searching for missing woman

SHANIKA HAWKINS

Shanika Hawkins, 39, of Wilkinsburg, is also known to frequent Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, according to police.

Hawkins (pictured above) is described by police as African-American, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 200 pounds.

Anyone who sees the woman or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Wilkinsburg police at 412-244-2913.

https://www.wtae.com/article/missing-woman-wilkinsburg/29095013

Part of Route 380 shut down due to police investigation

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Emergency officials told Channel 11 the Westmoreland County Coroner was called to the scene of an investigation. 

The initial call to 911 was shortly after 9 p.m. officials said.

PART OF A MAJOR ROAD IS SHUTDOWN FOR A POLICE INVESTIGATION. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PART OF ROUTE 380 IN MURRYSVILLE, WESTMORELAND COUNTY.

PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 REPORTER KATELYN SYKES IS ON SCENE . >>

POLICE ARE NOT RELEASING MANY DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THIS INVESTIGATION ENTAILS. WE DO KNOW THAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES IS A BODY THAT WAS FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WAY.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE CALLED OUT HERE JUST AFTER 9:30 THIS EVENING AND THEY SAY THEY PLAN TO BE OUT HERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

Source: Part of Route 380 shut down due to police investigation

Police: Drugs, guns seized in raids at 2 Jeannette homes | TribLIVE.com

Charges were filed Friday against five adults in connection with the raids on Pine and Good streets. Officials said a 16-year-old boy also is facing charges.

Arrested at the Pine Street home were Stefon Wilson, 21, of Pittsburgh; Takeya Shantail Woods, 24, of Jeannette; Maurice Patrick Williams, 24, of Jeannette; Jonah M. Raymaley, 28, of Penn Township; and the teen.

Source: Police: Drugs, guns seized in raids at 2 Jeannette homes | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg Police Searching For Truck Involved In Hit And Run – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg Police are looking for a truck pulling a car trailer that was part of a hit and run.

According to the police, the accident occurred at the intersection of Union Cemetery Road and Route 119 (New Alexandria Road). The truck is a white Dodge.

They are asking anyone that recognizes the truck to call the City Of Greensburg Police Department at 724-834-3800.

Source: Greensburg Police Searching For Truck Involved In Hit And Run – CBS Pittsburgh