Monday, November 12, 2012
The Federal Bureau of Investigation releases its uniform crime report for communities across the country, including Robinson, Moon and the surrounding area.
The number of violent crimes reported in Moon and Robinson increased from 2010 to 2011, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's newly released uniform crime report. The FBI has released its annual report for 2011—providing a glimpse at the crimes reported to local law enforcement for that year. The FBI and U.S. Department of Justice publish the annual crime report annually, which features statistics gathered from communities from across the country. The number of violent crimes reported to police nationally fell for the fifth year in a row, according to the report's findings. View our list of figures below, as provided by the report. You can also visit the FBI's website for more on its Annual Crime in the U.S. report, or …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Robinson Township Police blotter for Thursday, July 26.
Robinson Police were assisted by police from Coraopolis, Moon and Kennedy Townships on July 21 when they were searching for another man involved in a domestic dispute. Police responded to a call for assistance and were searching a man at Henry J. Lavrich’s residence when Lavrich pulled out a gun. Robinson Police requested and received assistance from the neighboring police departments. Lavrich, 53, of Coraopolis, was charged with weapons possession and recklessly endangering another person. Robinson Police also responded to the following recent incidents and made the following recent arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A Moon Township man alleges in a lawsuit that he was falsely accused of selling drugs in Coraopolis.
A Scottsdale Drive man has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was falsely arrested and jailed by Coraopolis Police on drug charges. Moon resident Jason Cercone, 29, names Coraopolis Police, its Chief Alan DeRusso and Officer Albert Marxs; Moon Police and its Detective Brian Buydasz; as well as Moon Township and Coraopolis Borough in the lawsuit filed on Thursday. Cercone alleges that police confused him with another man when they arrested him for selling drugs on April 10. The charges were withdrawn days after his arrest. In the suit, Cercone said he was approached by Chief DeRusso and Officer Marx in the parking lot of the Sewickley Heights Police station, where he has worked as a dispatcher for six years. Police placed him …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Three people accused of funneling cocaine into Pittsburgh have been convicted in federal court.
Three people accused of funneling cocaine from Mexico through Texas and into the Pittsburgh area have been convicted in federal court on the charges. Emilio Carmona-Cepeda, an illegal immigrant from Mexico and Mario Soto of Texas, were convicted on federal drug trafficking charges and each sentenced to spend 10 years in a federal prison. The third person, Marquetta Mitchell of Penn Hills, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in August. Federal drug enforcement agents and Pennsylvania State Police, whose local barracks are located on McCormick Road in Moon, said they disrupted the large Tex-Mex cocaine pipeline that included 25,000 packets of crack cocaine with a street value of more than $500,000. The investigation also included five other…
Friday, June 3, 2011
No injuries are reported in the house fire.
Area firefighters extinguished a large house fire that broke out in downtown Coraopolis Friday afternoon. Coraopolis Police said multiple people were safely removed from the home at 618 Locust St. No one was hurt. Police said the fire's cause has not been determined.