Thursday, April 11, 2013
The women said they were working from a hotel in Moon Township.
A detective in Moon Township charged four women with conspiring to commit prostitution following a sting at the Super 8 Motel on University Boulevard. Police Detective Charles Carr wrote in a criminal complaint that the women, each of whom reside outside of Pennsylvania, appeared in a prostitution advertisement on the classifieds website BackPage.com, and arranged to meet with a client on the evening of April 1 at the Moon hotel. Pittsburgh Vice Detective Joseph Ryzacj contacted Moon Police after a woman appearing in a series of escort advertisements said she was working from a hotel in Moon Township. Carr said a woman going by the name of "Pebbles," later identified as 22-year-old Lindsay Walker, of Cincinnati, met him in a second-floor …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Joshua DeNinno, of Moon Township, is accused of taking money from a Pittsburgh-based charity.
A man from Moon Township accused of stealing more than $61,000 from the charity Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will face a trial on charges of theft and misapplication of trust. Joshua DeNinno, 34, of Fernvue Drive, is accused of stealing the money from the charity, which "promotes charitable estate planning," beginning in 2009. The Allegheny District Attorney's office has charged DeNinno with moving money from the charity's bank account to his own, according to court records. The charity discovered discrepancies in its accounting in 2011, and reported the fraud to police. DeNinno worked as a volunteer treasurer for the organization and was using funding from the organization to pay for personal expenses. DeNinno, who appeared in …
Moon Township Police said thieves broke into cars parked along the Montour Trail this month.
Moon Police said vandals smashed the windows of two vehicles parked along the Montour Trail. Motorists returned from the trail to find their windows broken and items missing. A man told police that on March 18 he returned to his car, parked near the Groveton Bridge, to find his car's window broken and his wallet and other items stolen. A woman, whose vehicle was parked along Route 51, reported that day that her driver's side window had been smashed, and her debit card and several gift cards were missing. Moon Township Police responded to the following recent incidents and made the following arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Police found a man passed out in a Mooncrest home, neglecting a 4-year-old in his care, according to court records.
A Moon Township man discovered drunk and sleeping while a four-year-old girl in his care was unattended in a bathtub will stand trial on charges of child endangerment. Peter Weaver, 31, is accused of neglecting the child on March 21, when a bus driver reported to police that he could not drop off a 7-year-old girl at the home because no one answered the door. The bus driver said he could see a small child running in the home, but no one answered the door. When police arrived at the Oak Drive home, they found the 4-year-old, crying, naked and soiled, sitting inside an empty bathtub. Weaver was sleeping in his underwear in another room. It took police several attempts to wake him. The children's mother left them in Weaver's care that day, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Police charged a motorist with drunken driving after a one-vehicle crash.
A man was thrown 50 feet from his car after an early morning crash on Coraopolis Heights Road. Police said a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Daniel Sullivan, of Moon Township, skidded off the the road near the Montour Heights Country Club at about 2:30 p.m. March 2. Police found Sullivan's Toyota Tacoma flipped on its roof and Sullivan laying in the snow, more than 50 feet from the vehicle. The man was traveling southbound on Coraopolis Heights before he lost control of the vehicle, which crashed onto its roof and ejected him. Sullivan was concious and complaining of leg pain when police arrived. He said he was on his way back from the Skylark Lounge in Moon Township, where he consumed more than five drinks. Officer James Kazmierczak …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Moon Township Police blotter for Feb. 26, 2013.
Moon Township Police 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:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Kennedy Township man is accused of possessing hundreds of pornographic images of pre-teen girls.
A Kennedy Township man will face a trial on charges he stored and shared hundreds of pornographic photos and videos depicting pre-teen girls on his personal computer. Jeffrey Guzzo, 47, was charged by Moon Township Police in January with disseminating child pornography, possession of child pornography and possession of obscene and other sexual materials, according to court records. Guzzo appeared Tuesday in Coraopolis District Court and waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges. A formal arraignment is scheduled for March 28. Police were conducting an investigation into the dissemination of child pornography, when they traced an Internet protocol address back to Guzzo. Investigators said the IP was sharing lewd files via …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Moon Township Police blotter for Tuesday Feb. 5.
A man was charged with drug possession following a one-vehicle crash on Maple Street Extension in Moon Township. Lucas McCormick, 31, of Moon Township, was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving, according to police. Police said McCormick's Ford F-350 crashed into several metal mailbox poles just after 9 a.m. Jan. 29. No one was hurt in the crash. Moon Township Police 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. Police said Geiser, who is a contractor, secured a $2,500 deposit for roof work …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Moon Township Police blotter for Monday, Jan. 21.
Contractors working at the 911 Airlift Wing in Moon Township were detained by Air Force security forces and charged with drug possession. The men, 48-year-old Emil Provident, of Pittsburgh and 37-year-old Robert McGrail, of Versailles, were charged by Moon Police with prohibited acts after Air Force security said the men tried to bring marijuana paraphernalia onto the base. Provident and McGrail, who are employed by a roofing contractor working for the base, were stopped at the gate on Jan. 7 after security smelled an odor marijuana emanating from their van. Security then searched the vehicle and found bags smelling like marijuana and a pipe. All persons are subject to search on a military installation. Moon Township Police made the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brian James Flesher, of Pittsburgh, also is charged in a Moon Township burglary.
A 26-year-old Pittsburgh man charged with burglarizing a McCandless home and stealing jewelry worth thousands of dollars waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Brian James Flesher is charged with felony counts of burglary and theft for the Nov. 26 burglary at a Perrymont Road home. The residents returned home that afternoon to find their rear kitchen door kicked open, according to the criminal complaint. They reported a jewelry box with $3,385 in jewelry was missing, police said. Detectives from Ross Township, Franklin Park Borough and Ohio Township questioned Flesher about a string of burglaries that included crimes in their respective jurisdictions, Lt. Donald J. O'Connor of the …