Thursday, March 7, 2013
Jeffrey DAlessandro of Canonsburg entered the plea Monday afternoon.
A former Pennsylvania State Trooper who worked from the Moon Township Troop B barracks has pleaded no contest to homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence and driving under the influence. Jeffrey Dalessandro, 35, was originally charged Feb. 8, 2012 by state police in Corry, PA, with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of DUI, involuntary manslaughter and other offenses following a crash that killed an Edinboro man. GoErie.com reported that police said Dalessandro was off duty and driving impaired "when his eastbound truck crossed the center line on Route 6 in Union Township at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday and struck a westbound Chevrolet Blazer driven by 21-year-old Daryl L. Nunemaker. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The safety effort focuses on seat belt use, impaired driving and aggressive driving.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the busiest holidays when it comes to traveling, so the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and police are teaming up to enforce safe travels. PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. According to a PennDOT press release, the operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police also will use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The bar has been issued a citation for failure to pay liquor taxes.
Pennsylvania State Police say a Moon Township bar owes more than $17,000 in unpaid beverage taxes. Viola's Pasta & More, located on Brodhead Road, has not paid beverage taxes since 2010, according to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control, which issued the sports bar a citation in recent days. The bar is no longer in operation. Despite its closure, the bar owes $17,834 in back taxes, according to state police. The citation includes unpaid taxes from Aug. 1, 2010 to June, 30 of this year. A judge can levy a penality ranging from $50 to $5,000 for the offense.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Police from six states will be out on DUI patrols this weekend looking for drunk drivers who are getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday.
Police from six states will be out on DUI patrols this weekend looking for drunk drivers who are getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday. Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Ohio Highway Patrol and West Virginia State Police held a press conference Friday morning so travelers know officers will be putting up a combine effort to target intoxicated drivers. Maj. Tim Mercer of the Pennsylvania State Police they are trying to network with other agencies to have a broader effort against drinking and driving he said while standing at the I-79 rest stop near Bridgeville. “Driving under the influence continues to be a danger for Pennsylvania motorists,” Mercer said, “and it’s a threat we take very seriously. Mercer said …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A motorist was killed in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred near Grant Street in Pittsburgh.
A 19-year-old Moon Township woman was injured in an Interstate 376 West crash early today that left one motorist dead. Pennsylvania State Police said a 2004 Volkswagon Jetta traveling the wrong way on the westbound Grant Street exit off Interstate 376 collided at 2 a.m. with a 2010 Hyundai Sonata traveling westbound on the interstate. State troopers said the vehicles collided head-on. A Moon Township woman, who was a passenger in the Hyundai, sustained moderate injuries in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured but will survive, according to a statement from state police. The driver of the Volkswagon was pronounced dead after the crash at UMPC Mercy Hospital. Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained moderate …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The trooper is stationed out of the state police's McCormick Road barracks.
A Moon-based state trooper was charged Wednesday by state police in Corry, PA, with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of DUI, involuntary manslaughter and other offenses following a crash that killed an Edinboro man. Online court records state that Jeffrey M. Dalessandro, 35, of Canonsburg, was arraigned Wednesday and briefly remanded to jail on a $25,000 bond. Dalessandro works out of the Troop D state police barracks on McCormick Road in Moon. GoErie.com reported that police said Dallesandro was driving impaired "when his eastbound truck crossed the center line on Route 6 in Union Township at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday and struck a westbound Chevrolet Blazer driven by 21-year-old Daryl L. Nunemaker. …
Friday, January 13, 2012
State police say owner of kennel in McKees Rocks overcharged the state by seeking reimbursement for housing and putting down stray dogs that didn't exist.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
State police have charged a Kennedy man with theft and tampering with public records, saying he overcharged the state by more than $37,000 for housing and destroying stray dogs at his kennel in McKees Rocks. Berard Dudash, of Mary Street, is charged with overcharging the state Department of Agriculture for dog-handling services between July 2007 and April at Triangle Pet Services. State police said Triangle Pet Control Services picked up, housed and sometimes destroyed dogs picked up in numerous municipalities around Western Pennsylvania. Triangle billed municipalities for every dog it handled and put down. Those municipalities, in turn, sought and obtained $30 per dog in reimbursement from the Department of Agriculture, according to state…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Troopers train critical eyes on nearly 1,700 buses to ensure that they can safely transport children.
It didn’t matter to Trooper Brian Davies that the school bus he was inspecting Wednesday morning was brand new. Pennsylvania State Police troopers out of the Moon Township barracks inspected nearly 1,700 buses this summer, but Davies was taking no chances with the 2012 International bus right off the assembly line. “I try to look at every bus the same, whether it’s brand new or 10 years old,” Davis said, noting a recent inspection revealed a new bus had a broken brake line. “It can be brand new and have problems or be 10 years old and in perfect condition.” Five troopers at the barracks inspected 1,687 buses from across Allegheny County this summer and found 445 violations, mostly malfunctioning light bulbs or other minor problems that are…
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police in Beaver County said the severity of the man's injuries was unknown.
A Moon Township man was injured this afternoon after his motorcycle skidded 120 feet across a road in Beaver County. Pennsylvania State Police said John K. Nixon, 58, was traveling east around 4 p.m. on Anderson Hozak Road in Hanover Township when he hit a large pile of gravel, causing him to lose control of his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The vehicle slid 120 feet before coming to rest, according to state police. The road surface had recently been tarred and chipped by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Nixon, who was wearing a helmet when he crashed, was transported to Allegheny County Hospital in the North Side. The severity of his injuries is not known. Check back with …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
State Police report two fatalities, 196 injuries in highway accidents across state.
Pennsylvania State Police reported two fatalities and 196 injuries in highway accidents across the state during the Easter weekend. State police issued 3,463 speeding tickets, 386 citations for not wearing seat belts and 43 citations for not securing children in car seats. Police reported 251 drunk-driving arrests on state roads. There were eight traffic fatalities recorded during the Easter 2010 weekend.