BEAVER FALLS, Pa. —
Beaver Falls police sad a drug bust that followed a week-long narcotics trafficking investigation ended with two arrests.
Robert Carpenter, 37, and another person, were both taken into custody on Monday, according to police.
Police said they seized crack cocaine, oxycodone pills, three firearms, marijuana and hundreds of dollars in cash, among other items.
Carpenter is facing several charges and is being held in the Beaver County Prison.
Online court dockets have not listed complete details for the second person arrested.
BEAVER COUNTY — A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning.
According to Pennsylvania State Police Beaver, the crash happened at the intersection of state Route 18 (Big Beaver Boulevard) and Fairlane Boulevard in Koppel.
Jacob Watts, 29, was traveling north on state Route 18 when Michelle Stevens, 51, made a left turn onto Fairlane Boulevard and didn’t have clearance, police said.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A standoff in Shaler has come to an end.
Police were called to a home on Middle Road around 4 p.m. for reports of a woman barricaded inside.
They spent nearly four hours talking to her and thought she was going to leave the home, but then the police said she took her own life.
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
State police say 30-year-old Devin Glace from Pittsburgh was walking in the right lane of the westbound turnpike in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County. The driver of a tractor-trailer could not stop in time and hit Glace head-on. He landed in the right driving lane, where he was hit by two more tractor-trailer drivers.
The fatal crash shut down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Crash happened on Monday afternoonHARMONY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A crash involving a car and a motorcycle sent the operator of the motorcycle to the hospital on Monday afternoon.
The crash happened on Duss Avenue in Harmony Township, Beaver County, in front of the Shop ‘n Save.The Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Department said the car was pulling out of the parking lot when the crash happened.
Duss Avenue was shut down for a short time while emergency responders were on scene.
CHIPPEWA, Pa. — Police in Beaver County are on the lookout for a man they consider to be dangerous.
Chippewa police are searching for Mike Giles. He was confined to his house with an ankle monitor while awaiting trial, authorities said.
He is believed to have been involved in a burglary in North Sewickley on Saturday, police said.
Officers went to Giles’ home Sunday to serve an arrest warrant. Police said he had cut off the monitor and run off.
Chippewa police said you should not approach him. If you know where he is, you’re asked to call 911.
- Fayette County woman who needed new liver, kidneys after Arizona hike dies
- Gunman in Florida ‘rampage’ that killed 4, including infant, IDd as former Marine sharpshooter
- Original Pittsburgh Taco Festival has a new location, same authentic fare
- VIDEO: National art exhibit collects photos in Pittsburgh to spark immigration and citizenship debate
- DOWNLOAD the Channel 11 News app for breaking news alerts
PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Fire crews spent about two hours at the scene after a two-alarm fire broke out inside an auto body shop in Pulaski Township, Beaver County.
The fire was reported early Wednesday morning on the 3300 block of Sunflower Road.
There were no reports of any injuries.
One person is in custody after leading police on a car chase through Beaver County.
Duquesne Light said all customers should expect to have power back by 11 p.m. Thursday.
About 28000 were without power Wednesday after storms hit the Pittsburgh area.
BEAVER, Pa. —
Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday announced charges against a trooper in Beaver County who investigators said tried to withdraw a traffic citation that was issued by another trooper.
Trooper Trask Alexander, 29, is charged with tampering with records or identification, tampering with public records or information and obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, state police said.“Trooper Alexander is accused of attempting to withdraw a traffic citation that had been issued by another trooper to an acquaintance of Alexander’s in November 2020,” police said in a statement.
According to court papers, Alexander filled out a Request For Withdrawal form, three days after his friend was cited. Investigators say Alexander used his friend’s last name and partial citation number, then listed the reason for the withdrawal as “wrong defendant was selected for citation” before faxing it to the court. According to court papers, court officials noticed that the signature did not match the issuing trooper, and notified him of the request.
State police said Alexander is suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the case and an internal investigation.
Alexander is assigned to the patrol section of Troop D in Beaver.
A garbage truck crashed into a home in Beaver County early Thursday morning.
BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. —
Beaver County police are currently searching for a man who escaped from the Beaver County Jail Thursday afternoon.
Broman is charged with burglary and criminal trespass. Police describe him as a white man, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown hair.He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.If seen, police ask that you do not approach him and call 911.
From midnight and through the day Tuesday, we will have snow showers leaving many with 1-2″ and areas north of I-80 and along the ridges picking up around 3″ of snow.
Our highs will struggle to make it to 40 degrees on Tuesday.
For the rest of the week, it’ll be cold with lows in the upper 20’s and highs in the low 40’s.
Our next round of rain and snow is possible late Thursday and through the day Friday.
One person died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Franklin Township, Beaver County.The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on Route 288 near Hilltop Drive.
Police said the driver of one of the vehicles died. The coroner identified the victim as James Cunningham, 38, of the Butler area.
Three people were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, and a fourth person was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital, police said.
No information about the conditions of the patients was available and the lawyers were determining who’s at fault in a car accident but the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.
A 25-minute police chase in Beaver County started in Aliquippa and traveled through several communities before ending in Center Township.
The chase began around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday and ended around 6:45 a.m. when the suspect’s vehicle hit a Center Township police vehicle.A woman was taken into custody.
A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed into two police vehicles following a chase in Beaver County, authorities said.
“She definitely posed a threat the several times she went through areas. There were people moving on the side of the streets that I could see while we were chasing her,” Aliquippa police Sgt. Steven Roberts said.
The woman arrested was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the county, police said, and she appeared to be intoxicated. Officials said she refused to take a blood test or Breathalyzer.
And here’s the suspect’s SUV. Aliquippa Police tell me she had a strong smell of alcohol on her breath when they finally got her to stop. She had multiple prior warrants out for her arrest. It all started as a call for a road rage incident, turned into police pursuit. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/1PrwT1tp3k
— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) April 30, 2019
After the woman’s SUV hit the police vehicles — one from Center Township and the other from Aliquippa — additional police vehicles helped block her in, officials said.
The woman is facing charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.
No injuries were reported.
The Beaver County woman also hit this Aliquippa cruiser. She will be charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. 1 count for the Aliquippa car, 1 count for Center car.@WPXI pic.twitter.com/yiiyqtnfkJ
— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) April 30, 2019
2-vehicle crash happened late Sunday night