SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Police arrested Pedro Rosa, 30, of Yonkers, New York after finding $480,000 worth of heroin in a hidden compartment of his van.
Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, Troopers pulled over Rosa for going 81 mph in a 70 mph area.
Rosa, who was driving a Chrysler Town and Country van registered in Philadelphia, stated he was on his way to Pittsburgh to do some fishing in one of the lakes. He reportedly didn’t know who the van belonged to.
After agreeing to let Troopers conduct a search, they found an aftermarket hidden compartment under the carpet in the rear of the van.
When the compartment was opened, approximately 960 brick (48,000 stamp bags) of heroin were found and taken.
Rosa gave no information to the Troopers. He was charged and taken to Somerset County Jail.
FORT HILL, Pa. – The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh confirmed to Channel 11 that a 15-year-old boy died after a fall at a wilderness camp in Somerset County.
YMCA officials said early Monday afternoon, the teen boy was attending Teen Wilderness Camp through YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer in Beaver County. Campers from that location were on an outing near YMCA Deer Valley Camp in Fort Hill, which is in Somerset County. It was near the Deer Valley Camp where the teen was critically injured.
He was airlifted to Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center where he died.
Here’s a map showing the location of the camp in Somerset County:
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One person is dead after an ATV crash Saturday night. State police in Somerset County said 33-year-old Joseph Cole of Mill Run was pronounced dead at the scene after his Polaris Razr rolled over and pinned him underneath. Police said Cole was driving on Sculton Road near Whipkey Dam Road a little after 10 p. m. when he left the roadway for unknown reasons. According to the police report, Cole’s vehicle hit a ditch and rolled over.
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. – A woman is facing charges after being caught on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with $2 million worth of heroin hidden in her SUV.
Ana Rodriguez Gonzalez was arrested along a stretch of the road in Somerset County. She is in the Somerset County jail.
The bust is the largest by the State Police TACET Team.