Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Also DUIs, huffing, thefts and other items from the Moon Township police blotter.
Two men from Moon Township are charged in a burglary that took place at a Juniper Drive residence on Aug. 22, 2011. Anthony James Terry, 21, and Alexander Rashad Turner, 23, both of Moon are charged with criminal trespass, burglary, criminal conspiracy and theft by unlawful taking. Additionally, Terry is charged with receiving stolen property. A plasma TV, HDMI cable, laptop computer, smartphone, Tracphone, women's clothing and prescription medication were stolen from the home, according to a police report. Physical evidence from the burglary was sent to the Northern Regional Police AFIS Crime Lab for analysis. A palm print at the scene was identified as Turner's and a warrant for his arrest was served on May 8. He was taken to Allegheny …
Police in Moon, Robinson, Crescent and other surrounding communities will be out for Memorial Day weekend.
The West Hills DUI Task Force will be conducting enforcement operations over Memorial Day weekend. These operations will be in the form of sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols between May 24 and 26. Taking part in the operations are officers from Moon, Robinson and Crescent townships. Also part of the effort are officers from Avalon, Bellevue, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Sewickley boroughs; and Findlay, Kennedy, North Fayette, Ohio and Stowe townships. To find out how much alcohol you can safely consume, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
An officer on patrol spots a passenger shooting up heroin while in traffic on Steubenville Pike.
Three men face charges after a Robinson Township police officer on patrol observed one of them shooting up heroin while traveling on Steubenville Pike at about 7:30 p.m. May 13. Robinson Township police filed charges of prohibited acts against Zachary B. Buday, 27, and Edward Michael Dubielak, 24, both of of California, PA; and Brenen Casey Greer, 25, of Cecil Township, all of whom were in the car. Greer faces an additional charge of prohibited acts–possession in connection with the incident. They each face preliminary hearings at 10 a.m. July 9 before District Judge Carla M. Swearingen. According to a police report, an officer patroling Steubenville Pike saw a male passenger shooting up heroin. He followed the vehicle into the Kings …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Three suspects are seen on tape as alarm sounds.
Moon Township Police Special Investigations Unit is processing forensic evidence located at the scene of a burglary last week at the H. Snyder Steel Corp. at 100 Montour Rd. According to a news release issued by police Chief Leo McCarthy, at 12:17 a.m. May 9, shock sensors tripped an alarm at the company. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the main gates locked and secured. The owner arrived and unlocked the gate for police. The business is located adjacent to the Montour Trail. An in-house video showed three young white males with backpacks at the scene. One attempted to disable a security camera, while another tried to pry open a window. The chief reported the sound of the alarm caused them to flee. Moon police called the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Also burglaries and an assault incident in police blotter.
Moon Township police filed charges in three recent DUI cases: Assault Burglaries Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Those charged face hearings before District Judge Carla Swearingen in district court.
Robinson Township police filed charges against four people for driving under the influence in late April: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Many citations, warnings also issued last weekend.
The West Hills DUI Task Force officers made seven arrests for driving under the influence while conducting a DUI roving patrol on May 4. The operation ran from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. During that time, officers also stopped 58 cars, and issued 16 citations and 45 warnings. Officers from Robinson, Moon, Findlay, North Fayette and Ohio townships; and Bellevue and Coraopolis boroughs took part in the operation. Last month, the task force made eight arrests on a variety of charges—and issued 15 citations and 43 warnings—while conducting a DUI roving patrol on April 12-13. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Robinson Township handle several retail theft cases.
Tara Marie Duffy, 35, of Mount Washington faces a charge of felony retail theft after she was accused of attempting to steal $230 in merchandise from the Kohl's Department Store on Steubenville Pike on April 26. The store's loss prevention officer had Duffy in custody when Robinson police arrived at the scene. Duffy is accused of placing a pair of shoes into a baby stroller she was pushing and putting several clothing items in a diaper bag, which she placed on top of the shoes. Because she had several prior convictions for retail theft, she was taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail. While at the jail, Duffy complained of stomach pains and cramps—and she went into labor. Police advised her that there would be a …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
More than 3/4 of a ton of metal taken from railroad property near Groveton Boat Club.
A special agent for CSX Corp. is expected to file charges against the persons involved in stealing more than 1,900 pounds of scrap metal from railroad property in the vicinity of the Groveton Boat Club on Royal Avenue. On April 23 at about 10:58 p.m., Robinson Township police responded to a report of people in a tan minivan possible stealing scrap metal from a pile on the site near the Ohio River. When the van passed the police car en route to the scene, the officer initiated a traffic stop. According to a police report, the officer found several hundred pounds of steel plate on the floor of the van. The driver, a 41-year-old woman from Ambridge, admitted to just taking the metal. A CXS agent who arrived on the scene agreed to file charges…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Deno Berardi and Calvin Taylor face a variety of charges after incident at America's Best Value Inn on April 12.
Two local men face a number of charges after they tried to retrieve a gun left in a room at the America's Best Value Inn on University Boulevard in Moon. Moon Township police charged Deno Alfred Berardi, 19, of Coraopolis with two counts of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms; and one count each of criminal conspiracy, delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver, escape, possession, possession of paraphernalia and drivers required to be licensed. Calvin Marquis Taylor, 20, of Stowe Township faces charges of persons not to possess, use manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms; conspiracy-possession of firearm prohibited; and escape, filed by Moon police. According to a police report…