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.
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.
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.
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.
According to police, Jerome Garrett is in custody. He is facing robbery charges and other offenses.An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect identified as Tywone McClain. He is also facing robbery charges and is known to frequent the New Kensington area.
Police say he is also known to carry firearms.
Investigators say four individuals walked into the Sheetz around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Two of them — McClain and Garret — allegedly went up to the counter.
McClain allegedly told the clerk, “I need you to do me a favor. I need all the 20s and 10s” and “I’m loaded and I’ll hurt you if I have to.”
They were seen with two other males who police say have been identified, but are not being charged at this time.
GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jonathan Kostial in connection to a robbery.
According to the police, Kostial is being charged with robbery and other offensives after they say he and another man robbed a victim and then pushed them out of a motor vehicle.
Police are also trying to locate the second man involved in the robbery who is described as a tall, thin, white male with balding hair, a goatee, and a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
They believe the man’s name is “Nick” and he is believed to be from the Latrobe area and driving a white Dodge Durango.
Anyone with information regarding the second suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call City of Greensburg Police at 724-834-3800.
Greensburg police are asking the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary Saturday in the city’s Northmont area.
An unknown suspect reportedly burglarized a residence during the morning hours and fled in a Subaru SUV.
Police described the burglar as a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build.
Police reported he has a beard and was wearing a dark, winter hat.
A neighbor took a photograph of a light blue or gray Subaru the man was believed traveling in that was released by police.
Anyone with information should telephone police at 724-834-3800.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, email@example.com or via Twitter .
BALDWIN (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police say the man shot and killed last night in Baldwin was armed and allegedly trying to break into a family’s apartment.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has now identified the alleged intruder as 22-year-old Joshua Brandon Long of West Mifflin.
According to police, Long was shot and killed just after 7 p.m. Sunday while attempting an alleged armed robbery at an apartment on Rosewood Court.
Police say the 25-year-old man living in the apartment retrieved his own gun during the incident and shot the suspect. The man was at home with his 24-year-old fiancée and their 10-month-old child.
Officers took a 19-year-old man into custody nearby shortly after arriving at the scene. He is facing drug charges.
Allegheny County Police detectives continue to investigate the incident.
They will be working with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether any charges will be filed in the incident.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).
A man took a cash register from a market during a robbery Saturday night, according to Pittsburgh police.
Officers were called to the Brighton Road store around 8:15 p.m. in the city’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. Police said the suspect went inside the store, grabbed the cash register and fled on foot.
No one was hurt. Neither the suspect nor the cash register were found by police who searched the area.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New details have emerged in the murder of Samuel Rende, including possible motives and bizarre details about the suspect himself.
90-year-old Samuel Rende succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the head by 27-year-old Anthony Miller yesterday. He died at 12:59 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Medics transported him there from his pickup truck after having been found in critical condition.
Samuel Rende was among those charged in 1981 in the murder-for-hire slaying of Norman McGregor. He pleaded no contest in 1985 to conspiracy.
In a bygone era when guys involved in questionable business dealings sported memorable monikers such as “Egghead,” “Codfish,” “Monster” and “Snooky,” Samuel Rende was just plain Sam.
The 90-year-old Mr. Rende — who was shot to death Saturday near the same Hazelwood streets where he grew up, in what police said was a targeted killing — never had a nickname. He was a man who had long stayed out of the public eye after doing time in the 1980s for his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An Uber driver fired a shot in self-defense when he said four of his passengers assaulted him.
Pittsburgh Police say they responded to a report of an assault on the 300 block of Crafton Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
When they arrived, they met an Uber driver who told police he was assaulted by four men who were passengers in the car.
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Police say the driver claimed he shot in self-defense, with his shot grazing a suspect in the head. That suspect was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The other passengers ran, but police say they were later arrested on robbery charges.
Uber says its firearms policy prohibits “riders and their guests, as well as driver and delivery partners, from carrying firearms of any kind while using our app.”
Police are investigating.
Police did not say exactly when the burglary occurred in Northmont but posted images and surveillance video on Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to call 724-834-3800.
PITTSBURGH – A woman was pistol-whipped during a robbery Sunday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.
The robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m. at a business in the 400 block of the Boulevard of the Allies.
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