CLAIRTON, Pa. — A Clairton family is searching for answers after their step-father was trying to deliver pizza Saturday night.
Steve Lynn, 64, is in the hospital after being beaten. His step-son Keith says he was helping out and was taking a while to get back to the pizza shop. So they tried to call him and eventually they got a call back from first responders saying there was a crime scene on North Third in Clairton.
Keith rushed over, and after seeing his dad, he’s convinced this wasn’t just a robbery.
A San Diego station reported the C-4 disappeared during a long training exercise two weeks earlier and may have been stolen
The explosives, identified as C-4, were being stored at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, KGTV-TV of San Diego first reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.
“Out of respect for the investigative process, NCIS does not comment on or confirm details relating to ongoing investigations,” Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) spokesman Jeff Houston told Fox News in an email early Friday.
The C-4 disappeared during a long training exercise two weeks earlier and may have been stolen. A reward was being offered for its safe return, the San Diego station reported.
C-4 is a high-powered explosive and one-tenth of the amount stolen could blow up a car, a former bomb technician told KGTV.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SHADE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police are investigating after more than $20,000 worth of equipment was stolen from storage sheds in Somerset County.
The Pennsylvania State Police say a backhoe, two ATVs and a generator were among the things stolen from the sheds on Coffee Hill Road in Shade Township.
The burglary happened in November, police say. No word on any suspects.
ROCHESTER (KDKA) — Police in Rochester Borough are investigating a robbery that took place at a Subway restaurant.Police say that they were dispatched to Adams Street around 5 p.m. on Monday for a robbery that had just occurred.
Video footage from the restaurant showed a suspect who appeared to be a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.An employee from the restaurant appeared to fight back with the suspect.
The Rochester Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information is pleased asked to contact the Rochester Borough Police Department at 724-775-1100.
It happened recently at Osteria Pasqualino in Murrysville.
Police said they’re still trying to identify the thief and that the owners of the restaurant covered the lost tips for their staff.
A Derry Borough man was hospitalized after police said he was hit in the head with a tire iron during a robbery at his home Friday.
The man told borough police that five people broke into his Hays Street home around 7 p.m. but the only one he could identify was Robert E. Coffren, 29, of Derry.
Coffren is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, theft, burglary, receiving stolen property and related offenses. He was jailed Saturday on $100,000 bail.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are investigating two separate robberies that happened at businesses early Friday.
According to investigators, the first incident was around 2 a.m. in North Oakland. Police said a man entered a store in the 100 block of North Craig Street, went behind the counter and smashed the register — stealing less than $100.
About three hours later in Banksville, police said a man went behind the counter at a store in the 2900 block of Banksville Road, grabbed a pair of scissors and demanded the store clerk give him money from the registers.
That man stole an “undetermined amount” of cash before running out of the store, police said.No one was hurt, and there is also surveillance footage being reviewed during the investigation.
These incidents are not related, and no information was released about possible suspects in each case.
A Westmoreland County carpet installer is charged with stealing a Rostraver customer’s coin collection valued at more than $1,000 while working in her home last month.
Curtis Burkholder, 51, of Hempfield, is charged with theft and receiving stolen property by township police in connection with the theft that allegedly occurred when he was installing carpeting in a residence on the 1100 block of Willowbrook Drive on Oct. 2.
The female victim told Rostraver police Sgt. Kerry August that she had been saving spare coins for years in two “large animal cracker containers” stored in her walk-in closet. She told August the containers held more than $1,000 in coins.
She noticed both containers were empty after the carpet was replaced and repeatedly telephoned Burkholder. She said Burkholder did not return her telephone calls.
The victim then telephoned a co-worker of Burkholder’s who admitted seeing him with a large amount of coins at his residence shortly after completing the work. August reported that the co-worker said he would have Burkholder return the currency.
According to August, a short time after making the complaint, the victim received $20 in coins in a small plastic bag.
August reported in court documents that Burkholder has not responded to repeated telephone inquiries about the theft.
According to court dockets, in 2008 a complaint of theft by unlawful taking filed by Greensburg police was dismissed against Burkholder after an agreement was reached that he would pay $1,600 restitution. Court records indicate that Burkholder made only one $200 payment and still owes $1,400 that is more than 11 years overdue.
MILLVALE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police in Millvale are investigating after a beloved hobby store was robbed twice last week.
Esther’s Hobby Shop has stood proudly on North Avenue in Millvale for over 80 years. Bob Mehler’s mother opened Esther’s Hobby Shop as a variety store.“She opened this store in 1937,” the 90-year-old man said. “I was 7 years old.”
Model trains now line every inch of the store’s walls and fill its cabinets. But after two robberies in as many days, the shelves and cabinets have glaring empty spaces. Police say the suspect robbed the store on Nov. 3 and Nov.4.
“He kept moving boxes closer to the door,” said Mehler of the suspect.
Between both robberies, the suspect got away with around $5,000 worth of merchandise.
Mehler says he was by himself during the first robbery, and the store’s layout can make it difficult to keep track of everyone inside.
“When I would disappear, either go back at my desk or somewhere else, he’d run out to his car and come back,” Mehler said.
When the man allegedly came back the next day, Mehler says an employee was working the counter and didn’t immediately recognize the suspect.
Though Millvale police believe the suspect is not from Pennsylvania, he is also wanted in a robbery in Heidelberg.
While the robberies are a financial burden and have caused some heartbreak, Mehler says he won’t be walking away from his lifelong passion anytime soon.
“I’m too trustworthy of human beings, but I still enjoy the business,” he said.
The suspect drove a gray truck and was armed with a gun, which he fired during at least two of the incidents.
The suspect has mostly taken cellphones, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The neighborhoods where the robberies occurred include Mar Vista, West Adams, Picfair Village, Westchester, Mid-Wilshire, Carthay Circle, Beverly Grove, Fairfax, Crestview, Faircrest Heights, and Palms, police said.
Police warned residents in the area to consider the following: • Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you; • Try to stay in well-lit areas; • Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people; • Be careful when people stop you for directions, always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car; • If you feel you’re being followed, walk to a well-populated area; • Don’t resist. Give up your property, don’t give up your life; • Report the crime to the police, try to describe the attacker accurately.
A detailed description of the suspect was not disclosed.
A stolen calligraphy scroll said to be worth millions has been found in Hong Kong, after it was cut in half.
Thieves had stolen the scroll by Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong from an art collector’s home in a burglary last month.
They then sold it at a fraction of its value. It was apparently cut up as the 2.8m-long (9ft) scroll was deemed too long to display, said Hong Kong police.
The original owner says the artwork’s value has been “definitely affected”.
The scroll contains stanzas of poetry handwritten by the founder of the People’s Republic of China. Its owner has claimed it is estimated to be worth around $300m (£230m), though it is not known how the valuation was obtained.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery at the Cold Stone Creamery on Forbes Avenue.
The incident took place around 10:15 on Monday evening.
The suspect allegedly took a bus to Homestead.
Police took one person into custody in Rankin.
Police have not said if they have made any arrests in connection with the robbery.
IN OTHER NEWS
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Mt. Oliver Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 700 block of Brownsville Road around 6:30 p.m. May 11, 2020.
Officers found a male with gunshot wounds to his torso and leg outside a parked vehicle. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.
Per the initial investigation: The victim was driving his vehicle out of a parking lot on Brownsville Road when another vehicle entered the lot. The drivers had verbal confrontation, and an occupant in the second vehicle fired multiple shots at the victim. The second vehicle then fled the area.
Police are investigating.
UPDATE (8:54 a.m., May 12, 2020) — The shooting victim died overnight in a local hospital. Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The victim’s identity, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help to find two suspects wanted in connection to the robbery and assault of a 59-year-old woman on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
The suspects, a male and a female, are accused of assaulting the woman at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Isabella Street, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Maurice Matthews said.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in the robbery and assault of a 59-year-old woman in the 200 block of Isabella Street on May 2 at 5:45 a.m.
The male was wearing all black clothing with distinctly copper-colored shoes. The female suspect was wearing a puma sweatshirt during the robbery, but then changed into a Baltimore Ravens sweatshirt.
Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects, is asked to contact Pittsburgh Police Zone 1 Detectives Lang and Pascucci at (412) 323-7201.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are trying to find the person they say shoplifted $8,000 worth of merchandise from Tractor Supply.
According to state police, a burglar cut the chain to a fenced lot at the Tractor Supply in Mount Pleasant early Tuesday morning.The suspect allegedly took a $4,000 zero-turn mower, a $2,100 mower and a $2,100 utility trailer.
Police say the suspect then fled the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Greensburg.
The first robbery happened about 2:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on Brookline Boulevard in Brookline.
Investigators said two men walked into the store wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and had their faces covered. A gun was displayed and they got away with cigarettes.You can customize your WPXI News App to receive alerts to breaking news. CLICK HERE to find out how.
Shortly after 3 a.m., the second robbery was reported at the Speedway on Browns Hill Road in Greenfield.
Police were told two men in dark hooded sweatshirts went into the store with their faces covered. They took an undetermined amount of cash and fled toward Beechwood Boulevard.
No one was hurt in either robbery.
Police are investigating to determine whether the robberies are related.
Police in Mount Oliver and Allegheny County are looking for two males they say used an AR-15-style rifle to rob a convenience store and its customers early Wednesday on Brownsville Road.
The men robbed the Sunoco gas station and convenience store around 5:30 a.m. in Mount Oliver, county police said.
The two suspects demanded cash from the clerk and robbed the other customers who were in the store.
No one was injured.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.