Greensburg police trying to identify truck that caused $12K damage in hit and run | TribLIVE

Greensburg police are looking for help identifying a truck that pulled down a decorative light pole Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Chad Zucco said the truck had a long flatbed trailer and appeared to be hauling gas drilling equipment through the city at 8:44 a.m. Something on the truck hit a pole on South Main Street in front of First Commonwealth Bank and the driver did not stop, he said.

The pole is valued at about $12,000, Zucco said.

Police don’t know the name of the company or business that owns the truck. A surveillance image shows that it has a red cab with dark lettering on the passenger side door.

Anyone who recognizes the truck is asked to call police at 724-834-3800.

Source: Greensburg police trying to identify truck that caused $12K damage in hit and run | TribLIVE

Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

It’s time to dust off your jingle bells.

The City of Greensburg’s Holiday Parade returns for its 27th year Nov. 17, and organizers are looking for participants.

Bands and organizations that want to be part of the parade can call the city recreation department at (724) 834-4880 or find an application form on the city website.

The parade marks the start of the Christmas season in Greensburg, and draws up to 8,000 attendees a year.

Source: Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

Man in custody following brief standoff in Greensburg

By Patrick Varine

A man was taken into custody following a brief standoff with Greensburg police on Tuesday night.

Police were called to a home on the 300 block of Alexander Avenue around 5:30 p.m., where armed officers surrounded the house.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

UPDATE

By PAUL PEIRCE

Jason W. Baughman was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and fabricating evidence in connection with the incident that lasted about one hour Tuesday at Baughman’s home on the 300 block of Alexander Avenue.

Source: Man in custody following brief standoff in Greensburg

Stage Right marks 20th anniversary with gala, awards Heart of the Arts | TribLIVE

Stage Right of Greensburg will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a gala Friday at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree and the awarding of the sixth annual Heart of the Arts Award.

The Oct. 5 event will be a “ Mamma Mia “-themed wedding celebration including a buffet, entertainment by the Stage Right Sensations and DJ Dean Baker for those “dancing queens” and kings attending.

Source: Stage Right marks 20th anniversary with gala, awards Heart of the Arts | TribLIVE

Cops: Greensburg woman beaten, robbed over unpaid debt | TribLIVE

City police charged Penny Davis, 59, and Charlene A. Leak, 50, both of Greensburg, with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property in connection with the incident at the victim’s Euclid Avenue residence. Both were arraigned Tuesday.

The victim, Juanita Newhouse, required medical treatment at Excela Health Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg following the assault, Patrolman Justin Scalzo reported in court documents.

Source: Cops: Greensburg woman beaten, robbed over unpaid debt | TribLIVE

Red Cross helps Greensburg homeowners with free smoke detectors | TribLIVE

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually an American Red Cross volunteer not far behind.

On Friday, volunteers hoped to avoid future fires by offering to install free smoke detectors to homeowners in and around Greensburg.

Volunteers had previously canvassed the neighborhood by leaving door hangers explaining the free program.

Source: Red Cross helps Greensburg homeowners with free smoke detectors | TribLIVE