Monday, March 18, 2013
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone.
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said officers arrived at the house at 169 Union St., shortly before 8 a.m. Friday to check on the children ages 5 and 8 after they said they couldn’t find their mother. When police came into the house, they said they found a large baggie of marijuana, a digital scale, a 40-caliber handgun with the serial numbers removed and $800 cash. Police said they found 21-year-old Shelby Casper sleeping in her bedroom on the third floor. She faces charges of firearms possession, altering a firearm, marijuana possession with …
Friday, March 15, 2013
A Moon Township man said Coraopolis Police erred when they took him into custody.
Moon Township and Coraopolis borough have settled a lawsuit with a man who said he was mistakenly arrested on drug charges. Jason A. Cercone, 30, of Moon Township, sued both Moon and Coraopolis, claiming borough police wrongfully arrested him on drug charges based on statements made by a Moon Township Police officer, according to court records. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Moon has agreed to pay the man $12,500 to settle the federal suit; Coraopolis will pay $25,000. Cercone alleged in the suit, filed in July 2012, that police confused him with another man when they arrested him for selling drugs on April 10, 2012. The charges were withdrawn days after the arrest in Coraopolis District Court. Cercone said police in …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A Scott Township man and chef at an exclusive country club is being accused of molesting a young boy over several years.
A Scott Township man and chef at an exclusive country club in Robinson Township is being accused of molesting a young boy over several years. Scott Township police arrested Garry Burgess, 44, last week and charged him with felony charges of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor. Investigators said the molestation began about five years ago when the boy was in second grade. The boy told investigators that the sexual abuse occurred five to seven times at Burgess’ Glendale home until he was 10 years old. Police said the abuse stopped after Burgess bought the boy an XBOX game system and then demanded he be allowed to perform sex acts …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The woman fought loss prevention employees who tried to stop her, police allege.
Police said an Ohio woman fought loss prevention control workers at the Mall at Robinson after she was accused of theft. Judi Lynn Hollp, 24, is charged with stealing $756-worth of items from Macy's at the mall on March 2. Store employees said Hollp was seen carrying several items into the department store's dressing room. Minutes later, she attempted to take merchandise, including clothing and cosmetics, out of the store, according to a criminal complaint. When loss prevention staff members at the mall attempted to stop Hollp she began "kicking her arms and swinging" as the staff members attempted to handcuff her, police said. Police said Hollp was carrying wire cutters during the time of her arrest. Robinson Police charged Hollp with …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Moon Township Police blotter for Feb. 20, 2013.
Moon Township Police made the following recent arrests and responded to the following incidents. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A Crafton area woman accused of assault, terroristic threats and illegally carrying a firearm will stand trial on most of the charges. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet.
A Crafton area woman accused of assault, terroristic threats and illegally carrying a firearm will stand trial on most of the charges. Mary E. Carnahan, 52, was held for court on a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor counts of weapons possession, simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. A felony aggravated assault charge was withdrawn during her preliminary court hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on Feb. 11. Bridgeville police arrested Carnahan following an incident on Sept. 21. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Friday, January 18, 2013
The coach has been suspended from the nearby district, according to reports.
Update: A Coraopolis man and wresting coach for West Allegheny High School has been charged by Allegheny County Police with sexual assault of a minor. William James Morosetti, 28, was charged Wednesday with six counts of institutional sexual assault of a minor, according to court records. He faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 29 in Robinson. Morosetti is also charged with furnishing alcohol to minors. The charges stem from an April 2012 incident. The Post-Gazette reports that Morosetti, who also works as a math teacher at West Allegheny, has been suspended from work in the district. The incident did not involve a current West Allegheny student. Morosetti is accused of having sex with a girl more than a dozen times at his residence, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Moon Township Police blotter for Monday, Jan. 7.
A New Year's Day domestic fight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moon Township lead to a couple's arrest on drug charges, police said. Staff members at the Thorn Run Road hotel called police when a woman, later identified as 19-year-old Phalonda Pollard, of Pittsburgh, came to the front desk and said her boyfriend held a gun to her head during a fight in their hotel room. After police arrived, Pollard warned officers that her boyfriend, 30-year-old William Richard Jackson Bosley, of Penn Hills, was armed and could be coming to the lobby. When Bosley came to the lobby, police found no weapons on him. Pollard then recanted her story, claiming she "made up the story about the gun," according to a complaint filed by Officer James Kazmierczak. …
Monday, December 24, 2012
A former Moon Township mechanic faces a preliminary hearing on Jan.
The former head mechanic at a Moon Township auto repair shop has been charged with theft by unlawful taking after police said he retained cash from the business for personal use. Keith Michael Alberts, 53, of Pittsburgh, turned himself into Moon Police on a warrant earlier this month after police charged him with stealing $4,546.27 from the Moon Service Center on Beaver Grade Road. Alberts had been employed as the lead mechanic at the shop and was overseeing day-to-day business transactions. Beginning in 2011, Alberts retained cash paid to the garage by a waste oil company as well as additional payments related to vehicle repairs and inspections performed at the service center, wrote Moon Officer Judith DeAngelis in a complaint. The …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The state attorney general's office charges a Moon Township man with insurance fraud.
Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office said a Moon Township man fraudulently obtained more than 1,200 prescription painkilling pills, sometimes forging his mother's name to pass the scripts at pharmacies in Moon and Robinson. Ryan Blumling, 32, of Brodhead Road, told investigators he would sometimes obtain legitimate scripts from doctors and then "wash" the script—wiping it blank with acetone so he could add the drug and quantity he desired. Blumling is charged with forgery, insurance fraud and drug possession in connection to the incident. A physician in Monaca contacted investigators in April after learning that a man identified as Blumling passed several fraudulent prescriptions in the Beaver County area using his …