Several people managed to get out safely when fire broke out in a home in Greensburg on Wednesday night.
The fire broke out a little after 11:30 p.m. at a house on Mount Pleasant Street.A person in the home called 911 before everyone managed to get out safely.
Fire crews were on the scene for more than an hour, tackling hot spots.
It is believed the fire was electrical in nature.
Greensburg City Police say 31-year-old Patrick Davis of New Alexandria was arraigned on Monday on two counts of child endangerment along with single counts of flight to avoid apprehension, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and other crimes. Police were trying to pull him over around 5:45 PM in the 600 block of Greenmont Street when he ran from the car. Police continued their pursuit on foot and subdued him in a yard on Fairmont Street.
Davis told police that he knew he had an outstanding warrant for attempted robbery and panicked. Davis was the suspect in the attempted theft of soft drinks from the Shop n Save on East Pittsburgh Street and when he got into a fight with loss prevention personnel, he dropped his cell phone.
Davis is now in Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Greensburg Police say that they have issued a warrant for 31-year-old Patrick Dominique Davis of Greensburg, as he now faces charges of trying to steal 14 cases of soda from the Greensburg Shop n Save. A member of the store’s loss prevention personnel confronted Davis around 8:00 PM and during the fight, Davis dropped his cell phone.
Davis got away without the soda he tried to steal, and the phone was turned over to police.
Greensburg woman will serve up to 20 years in prison for selling sexual encounters with a 3-year-old girl.
Rebecca Shadle was sentenced Thursday after she pleaded guilty in September to trafficking of a minor for sexual purposes, child endangerment, aggravated indecent assault and conspiracy.
Prosecutors said Shadle allowed men to pay her to have sexual contact with the girl. Two men paid Shadle $60 to kiss and touch the child in a sexual manner, according to police.
Prosecutors said the incidents occurred between 2013 and January 2017 at Shadle’s Greensburg apartment in Eastmont Estates. Shadle’s then-estranged husband, Scott Shadle, pleaded guilty in February with promoting prostitution and was sentenced to serve two to 23 months in jail. He has since been paroled.
Authorities say that a suspect wearing a ski mask broke into multiple vehicles in the Saybrook Village neighborhood of Greensburg on Christmas Eve. Police believe two people were involved in the incident that led to multiple vehicles being broke into overnight.
Volunteers boxed up full dinners of ham, cheese potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, stuffing and gravy and fruit salad and made deliveries to 135 shut-ins.
“The Office of District Attorney received a Childline Report of Suspected Child Abuse from the Diocese of Greensburg regarding Rev. Joseph E. Bonafed on August 28, 2018. The report was made by the victim’s mother and set forth a single alleged incident of inappropriate contact with a minor in 1991-1992. (The exact date of the incident is not clear). This Office conducted an investigation and determined the alleged offense was barred by the statue of limitations in effect at the time of the alleged offense which required that a criminal complaint be filed within two (2) years of the victim’s 18th birthday or before 2002.
“The victim, the sole witness to the event, was interviewed by an investigator. The victim’s memory of the incident was unclear and inconsistent, making a successful prosecution of the alleged incident doubtful.
Kyle B. Schaller was arraigned Thursday on charges of possessing instruments of crime, making terroristic threats, simple assault, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. He was ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison by District Judge Chris Flanigan after failing to post $10,000 bail.
One suspect was seen on surveillance footage in a white car.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call police at 724-834-3800
Four students have been suspended and cited after a fight broke out Monday at Greensburg-Salem High School.
According to the police report, four girls, ages 17, 16, 14 and 14, were cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct.According to the Greensburg Salem superintendent, the incident started over the weekend with students communicating over social media, it then escalated and a fight broke out at breakfast in the cafeteria Monday.
The fight was followed by a second, related incident.
All four students have been suspended.
By Renatta Signorini
A Greensburg woman allegedly stole $52,625 over six months from a Southwest Greensburg chiropractor’s office she managed, according to police.
Cynthia Bisignani-Hill, 44, is charged with numerous counts of theft, receiving stolen property and forgery.
Charges were sent by summons this week. A Feb. 19 preliminary hearing is set.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @byrenatta.
Solevo opens its Greensburg location Thursday.
The state-licensed dispensary, owned by Keystone Integrated Care of Pittsburgh and operated by Solevo Wellness, will make it more convenient for her get cannabis to prevent the migraines, Alexis Briggs said.
Solevo Wellness’ Greensburg dispensary will surely attract people like Briggs and other qualified Westmoreland County patients. Currently, about 1,000 county residents make the trek to the Squirrel Hill dispensary for medical marijuana, said Samuel Britz, chief operating officer for Solevo Wellness of Pittsburgh.
Greensburg City Council has passed a budget that keeps taxes flat for 2019.
The biggest change in this year’s budget is a jump in police pension costs, up almost $400,000 to $1.3 million, a new record high.
These costs increased because of a change in the way actuaries evaluated the fund, according to City Administrator Kelsye Milliron.
Other than that, Greensburg’s spending is pretty much business as usual.
The $12.7 million budget is funded primarily by real estate taxes, which are set at 25.05 mills as they have been since 2009.
A steady stream of visitors left the state health department’s Greensburg office on Thursday with an item that could help save a life.
Beverly Lancaster of Jeannette thinks naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug, is important to have after a neighbor who had a kit saved her grandson’s life about a year ago.
“Any life, if there’s a chance to save it, should be saved,” Lancaster said.
Dozens of people took advantage locally of a free statewide distribution of more than 5,100 kits of naloxone, each of which contains two doses of the potentially life-saving drug. The Greensburg site and another in Monessen were among 80 locations statewide that dispersed kits and information on how to use them. Both Westmoreland County locations ran out by 3 p.m.
A Greensburg chiropractor and fitness center operator charged with inappropriately touching a female client and harassing another woman has been accused by two teenage girls of groping and harassing them while receiving chiropractic treatments, according to court documents.
Moses M. Jevicky, 36, was charged by Westmoreland County Detective Nicholas Caesar with two counts each of harassment, indecent assault and indecent assault on a person under the age of 16 in connection with the alleged incidents that occurred on multiple occasion since 2015.
Greensburg council is preparing to vote on a $12.7 million budget that would hold the line on taxes for the 11th year in a row.
The 2019 budget is mostly the same as the previous year’s, except for a large increase in police pension costs.
On paper, tractor-trailers are prohibited on Main Street in Greensburg. In practice, large trucks trundle through the city daily.
One flatbed truck knocked over a light pole this month, causing $12,000 in damage. The driver has not been located.
City code prohibits trucks over 6 tons from driving on Main Street and most other city roads, except when making local deliveries. However, city police said they didn’t even know this rule existed, and that it would be essentially impossible to enforce.
According to state police, 17-year-old Brenna Lynn Upholster, of Greensburg, was last seen at her home on Thanksgiving Day.
State police say Upholster is believed to be with 20-year-old Noah Loughner, who lives in Plum Borough.
Loughner is believed to be driving a silver Honda Odyssey with a Pennsylvania license plate reading KSS9695.
Anyone who sees Upholster or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call State Police in Greensburg at (724) 832-3288.
Greensburg’s planned medical marijuana dispensary is under new management, although it remains under construction and nine months behind schedule.