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Greensburg police ask for help identifying burglary suspect | TribLIVE.com

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, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Source: Greensburg police ask for help identifying burglary suspect | TribLIVE.com

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Police: Alleged Armed Intruder Shot, Killed At Baldwin Apartment – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

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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).

Source: Police: Alleged Armed Intruder Shot, Killed At Baldwin Apartment – CBS Pittsburgh

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Police: Man steals cash register in Pittsburgh robbery | TribLIVE.com

A man took a cash register from a market during a robbery Saturday night, according to Pittsburgh police.

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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.

Source: Police: Man steals cash register in Pittsburgh robbery | TribLIVE.com

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Rockford man charged with armed robbery after hours-long standoff

Nicholas August, 39, is in jail on a $2 million bond. His charges include armed robbery, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated unlawful restraint.

Source: Rockford man charged with armed robbery after hours-long standoff

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Man Who Murdered 90-Year-Old Was Walking His Dog, Stole Victim’s Wedding Ring – CBS Pittsburgh

 

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.

Source: Man Who Murdered 90-Year-Old Was Walking His Dog, Stole Victim’s Wedding Ring – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

Source: 90-year-old homicide victim was once linked to contract killing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Pittsburgh Police: Uber Driver Shoots After Being Assaulted By 4 Male Passengers – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

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.

Source: Pittsburgh Police: Uber Driver Shoots After Being Assaulted By 4 Male Passengers – CBS Pittsburgh

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Western Pa. business the latest victim of man at center of nationwide manhunt

A nationwide manhunt is on for a man accused of more than a dozen robberies in eight states, including Pennsylvania.

Source: Western Pa. business the latest victim of man at center of nationwide manhunt

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Daylight burglary: Police in Greensburg searching for suspect

Police asking for the public’s help

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.

Source: Daylight burglary: Police in Greensburg searching for suspect

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McKees Rocks Community Fearful After Second Robbery Of Corner Store

Officials are looking for two men who jumped the counter at a local corner store and held the clerk at gunpoint.

Source: href=”https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/11/29/mckees-rocks-corner-store-robbery/”>McKees Rocks Community Fearful After Second Robbery Of Corner Store

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Dresden museum heist thieves steal $1.1 billion in ‘priceless’ jewels | Fox News

Police in Germany were investigating Monday after professional thieves staged a daring early morning $1.1 billion heist at one of the world’s oldest museums.

Source: Dresden museum heist thieves steal $1.1 billion in ‘priceless’ jewels | Fox News

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DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

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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Source: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

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Cameras capture burglar stealing $2,000 in quarters; victim and police believe suspect may be wanted for installing fake water heater

Summer Mancini said her boyfriend, Steve Shinkle, was visiting her in Florida when he got an alert that the cameras inside his apartment were activated.

Mancini said they believe the man captured on the video is a man Shinkle hired recently to do electrical work, Michael Lucosh Jr. Police also said they also have information indicating the same.

Lucosh Jr. and his father were recently charged with installing a fake water heater inside a customer’s home, then stealing checks and a credit card. Lucosh’s father was taken to jail, but police could not find Lucosh Jr.

They believe the man captured on video may provide proof that he is still in the area, committing crimes.

There are several warrants for the arrest of Michael Lucosh Jr.

Source: Cameras capture burglar stealing $2,000 in quarters; victim and police believe suspect may be wanted for installing fake water heater

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McKeesport Police Looking To Identify Alleged Armed Robbery Suspect – CBS Pittsburgh

McKeesport Police are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted for armed robbery.

Source: McKeesport Police Looking To Identify Alleged Armed Robbery Suspect – CBS Pittsburgh

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BRADDOCK MAN ROBBED: Man followed home from bank, robbed of $2,000 after offering help | WPXI

Police are looking for a man who allegedly followed another man from a bank before robbing him of $2,000 inside his home.

Source: BRADDOCK MAN ROBBED: Man followed home from bank, robbed of $2,000 after offering help | WPXI

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91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

The 91-year-old man was hit with a rock and then robbed during a visit to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

Source: 91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

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Couple faces charges after $120K accidentally deposited in account

A Pennsylvania couple is accused of theft after going on a shopping spree with $120,000 that was mistakenly deposited into their bank account.

Robert Williams and his wife, Tiffany Williams, appeared in court Tuesday after they spent two and a half weeks blowing through most of their accidental windfall on expenses such as cars, bills and a camper, news station WNEP reported.

Both Robert, 36, and his 35-year-old wife were arraigned on charges for theft and receiving stolen property.

Source: Couple faces charges after $120K accidentally deposited in account

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School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.

The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.

Source: School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

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Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

Douglas Allen Bartrug, 33, of Bloomfield, was charged last week with inmate possessing a weapon and prohibited offensive weapons.

Bartrug, previously of Hempfield, has been held at the jail since Feb. 15 on $100,000 bail on theft and related charges. He was arrested after residents in the Fort Allen neighborhood reported a suspicious man riding a bicycle at 3:50 a.m., according to police.

Source: Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

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Scottdale Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspect In Dollar General Break-In – CBS Pittsburgh

SCOTTDALE, Pa. (KDKA) — Authorities are asking for help after a Dollar General was broken into.

The Scottdale Police Department announced Wednesday that it needs help identifying the suspect who entered the store in Westmoreland County on Aug. 7.

Police said the suspect wore something over his face to blue his identity.

Source: Scottdale Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspect In Dollar General Break-In – CBS Pittsburgh

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Nearly $100K missing from Washington County Clerk of Courts office | WPXI

Nearly $100,000 is missing from the Washington County Clerk of Courts office.

An audit showed the office took in more than $4.2 million in 2018 and showed that $96,000 of that was accepted but never deposited in the bank.


Source: Nearly $100K missing from Washington County Clerk of Courts office | WPXI

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