Thursday, September 13, 2012
Moon detectives arrest an apartment employee during a sting.
Moon Police say a Waterford Landing maintenance man used his keys to enter tenants' apartments and steal prescription pills. Richard M. Jugovich, 57, who also resides in the apartment complex, is accused of waiting for tenants to leave and then entering their apartments to steal Vicodin and other prescriptions, according to a police report. Moon Police detectives arrested the man Wednesday following a sting. Click the media above for footage of the arrest. Waterford Landing residents reported coming home to repeatedly find pills missing and bottles rearranged, but found no signs of forced entry into their homes. Police said a woman who lives alone at Waterford Landing found pills for Vicodin and clonezepam missing, but was baffled that…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Three people were taken to an area hospital after suffering minor injuries.
Three people were injured just before noon today after a two-vehicle crash on International Drive. One man sustained a minor head injury after his Hyundai Sonata collided with a Honda Civic as the vehicles exited westbound off International Drive onto Interstate 376 West. The man was transported to Heritage Valley Sewickley following the crash. Two women in the Honda were also taken to Heritage Valley after complaining of chest pains. Moon Police Cpl. Ray Gallagher said emergency officials at first thought they would have to extricate a female passenger from the Honda, but instead were able to slide her out of a door. The intersection is now open to motorists.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Two young children and their father call for help after getting lost on hiking trip.
The Moon Township Fire Department today rescued a father and his two young sons from the rocky hillside overlooking the Sewickley Bridge. Fire Chief John Scott said Mark Koeppen, of Virginia, and his two sons, ages 6 and 8, were hiking on trails off Lee Drive when they became disoriented and called authorities for help using a cell phone. Moon Police Sgt. Doug Busch said in a statement that Koeppen was able to give authorities his GPS location and a description of visual landmarks. "It was getting dark, and they were having some trouble getting back," Scott said. "The father was in contact with police the entire time." Rescue workers responded shortly after 4 p.m. They used ropes and harnesses to remove the father and boys from the …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Store employee says he was not injured in the attack.
Moon Police are continuing their search for the unidentified man with a gun who Thursday robbed the Uni-Mart convenience store on Coraopolis Heights Road. A witness told police that at 9 p.m. a man wearing a black hoodie held a handgun to the head of a store employee and then fled with cash. Police said the witness attempted to tackle the suspect, but the man ran away toward Rhema Christian Academy. No one has been charged in the incident. Police have obtained store surveillance video footage that documents the incident. Store manager Asghar Rashid said no customers were in the store when the man walked in and pointed a gun at his head, demanding cash from the store's register. "It all took about 30 seconds," he said. "He came in and…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Suspects flee with money from the store's cash drawer. No one is injured in the holdup.
Moon Police said two men carrying guns robbed Family Video on Fifth Avenue late Monday night. Police said the men, wearing black hoodies with black bandanas covering their faces, pointed a semi-automatic gun at a store employee's face and demanded all of the money in the store's cash register. Two store employees were the only people present during the incident. No injuries were reported. Store manager Rich Rodi said he and a fellow employee were getting ready to close the store when the men walked in through the front entrance and pointed a gun at him. "Your first reaction is to put your hands up," Rodi said. "But they were really calm. They said, 'Just don't yell, don't call anyone and it will be fine.' "The whole thing lasted less …