Monday, January 14, 2013
State police in Moon say a Washington woman will be charged with drug possession in connection to the incident.
Pennsylvania State Police in Moon charged a woman with drug possession after a hit-and-run crash near Pittsburgh International Airport. State troopers received a complaint of a two-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Sunday near the McClaren Road exit on Interstate 376 westbound, but both vehicles had left the area before police arrived, according to a police report. Troopers traced one of the involved vehicle's license plate numbers to the Pittsburgh International Avis Rent-a-Car location, where they found driver Martha Svetik, 33, of Washington. Svetik said she was involved in the crash, but the other driver had left the scene. Avis staff members told police they found what they believed to be marijuana residue in the woman's rental vehicle. …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
One driver is treated for minor injuries following the crash.
Moon Police said two commercial truck crashes that occured in recent days at the intersection of Stoops Ferry Road and University Boulevard are likely not related. A dump truck carrying mulch overturned yesterday at 2 p.m. in the intersection. The truck's driver was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital and treated for minor injuries, said police Capt. Greg Seamon. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which left heaps of mulch on the side of the road. The crash marked the second in a month in the intersection. On May 1, a tractor trailer carrying scap metal crashed on its side in the intersection, injuring the driver and spilling scrap metal and diesel fuel on the roadway. "I can't see any common denominator between them," said …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Moon Township police blotter for Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Moon Police made the following recent arrests and responded to the following incidents in the township. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Police say he stole his girlfriend's car after an argument.
A Moon Township man has been charged with stealing his girlfriend's car at a New Year's Eve party and crashing it into a yard on Oak Drive. Joshua Stephen Dacunzo, 28, was charged with theft, two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property at 3 a.m. Jan. 1. Moon Police said Dacunzo took his girlfriend's car after an argument at a New Year's Eve party in the 200 block of Oak Drive. Dacunzo drove the car over a nearby sidewalk and into a gas meter owned by Columbia Gas, shearing the meter and damaging the front and rear ends of the car, according to a police report. Dacunzo's …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The district is providing counseling for students and faculty members following a teacher's death.
A Moon Area Middle School teacher was killed Sunday in an Ohio car crash. Michael Walter, 34, an eighth-grade science teacher at Moon, and his passenger, Carie Ann Harris, 33, were killed at 11 a.m. Sunday after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 45 and Route 165 in Salem, according to WYTV in Youngstown. The Ohio State Patrol said that as the pair's minivan proceeded from a stop sign on Route 165 it was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer. Both Walter and Harris were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Walter was a resident of Beaver Falls. The Moon Area School District has posted a message of condolence to Walter's family on its website. Counseling is available for students and faculty members.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
PennDOT stats show most deer-related crashes occur during the fall.
Pity the poor deer. Hormones so scramble its brain during the October-January rutting season that it does not look where it is going and will step right into the path of a moving vehicle. Then pity the poor motorist. A deer will step, jump, run, dart right in front of a vehicle so quickly that even the most powerful brakes on earth cannot stop the car in time. "PennDOT statistics show nearly half of all reportable crashes in the past five years involving deer occurred in October and November, with nearly 77 percent taking place between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.," PennDOT said. Deer are most active between dusk and dawn and are particularly busy during mating season. Hunting season doesn't make things easier; deer are on the run then also. More …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The child was not injured in the crash on Stoops Ferry Road.
Moon Police said a Beaver Falls man drove while intoxicated and caused a three-vehicle crash as his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter sat in the back seat of his car. Kristian Blake Bradley, 28, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and endangering the welfare of children at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 after police said his vehicle struck a stopped car from behind on Stoops Ferry Road near the Elks Lodge. The impact from the crash caused the second vehicle to strike a third vehicle from behind. No one was injured. Bradley was transporting his girlfriend's child at the time of the incident. Police said Bradley was found to be driving with an expired license and had a bench warrant for his arrest from the Beaver …
Monday, October 24, 2011
No injuries are reported in the incident.
Moon Police said a backhoe slipped off the back of a truck early this morning on Beaver Grade Road, causing traffic delays at the University Boulevard intersection. Officer James Kazmierczak said no one was injured in the accident, which slowed traffic in the intersection for more than an hour. He said the backhoe came loose from the truck shortly after 8 a.m., as the vehicle attempted to turn right from University Boulevard onto Beaver Grade Road. Police and road crews closed off a portion of the intersection while the scene was cleared. The truck and equipment are owned by a private company, Kazmierczak said. No utility or structural damage was reported. The intersection is now open to motorists.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Moon Police say the officer is treated for minor injuries after crash earlier today.
A Moon Police officer suffered minor injuries after a four-vehicle crash today at the intersection of Forest Green Drive and Beaver Grade Road. Officer Steven Pletcher was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital following the crash today and "treated for minor bumps and bruises," said Moon Police Capt. Greg Seamon. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. when a westbound vehicle stopped on Beaver Grade Road while the driver waited to make a left-hand turn to Forest Green Drive. A second westbound vehicle also stopped behind the first car. Seamon said a third westbound vehicle failed to stop, striking the vehicles in front of it from behind. That caused the first vehicle to veer into the eastbound lane, hitting the Moon Police car head-on. No other…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Police blotter for Thursday, Aug. 18.
An Allison Park man was charged with drunken driving and aggravated assault with a vehicle after crashing his motorcycle off Interstate 376 East. Joshua Shoff, 32, earlier this month was charged with three counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, accidents involving death or injury of another and aggravated assault with a vehicle. Moon Police said Shoff crashed his motorcycle near the Interstate 376 Montour Run Road exit, critically injuring his passenger. Police said Shoff was driving eastbound at about 10 p.m. May 28 on the interstate when his motorcycle hit a pile of debris, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Shoff's passenger, Candace Pisarksi, 26, of Gibsonia, was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured …