Wednesday, May 22, 2013
DUIs, drug charges, child endangerment in this week's Robinson Township police blotter.
Brian Kyle Napierski, 32, of Aliquippa faces charges of retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after Robinson Township police accused him of stealing steaks and lobsters valued at $156.84 from the Giant Eagle Market District on Settlers Ridge Drive on May 8. A loss prevention officer at the store detained Napierski, who, according to a police report, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Napierski told police a syringe for heroin was in his vehicle. He faces a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. July 9 before District Judge Carla M. Swearingen. DUIs Drug Violations Counterfeit Bills Child Endangerment Retail theft Trespassing Theft
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The stores are undergoing a complete home department renovation.
JC Penney's is revamping the home good section of 500 of its 1,100 stores, including its Mall at Robinson location. Designers such as Jonathan Adler and Michael Graves will anchor Penney’s new home goods section, which will have 20 shops by the time the renovations are complete. The new home section is part of the company's plan to remake Penney's larger stores into collections of boutiques-within-a-store, reported Reuters.com. A store employee at the Robinson Mall said the home section is currently under construction and won't be ready for a few weeks. Home products are a magnet for department store shoppers. After years of neglect and uninspired, deeply discounted goods, as well as a focus on improving its fashion selection, many Penney…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The mall will reopen for normal business hours on Monday.
The Mall at Robinson was evacuated after a bomb threat was found in a changing room at Sears on Sunday afternoon. WPXI-TV is reporting that a "typed and neatly folded" note stated there were multiple explosive devices in the mall set to simultaneously detonate. The bomb squad was called to the scene, according to KDKA-TV. The mall remained closed after police cleared the scene about 5:30 p.m. Sunday and will reopen Monday, operating under normal business hours. On its Facebook page, the mall issued this statement: "Following the incident at Mall at Robinson earlier today, we have been working with, and will continue to work closely with, local authorities to help them with their investigation. The safety of our guests, employees and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A woman attempted to walk out of JC Penney with more than a dozen hockey jerseys.
Robinson Township Police said a woman attempted to steal Pittsburgh Penguins game jerseys worth more than $2,200 from the Mall at Robinson. Roberta Obenauer, 41, of Pittsburgh, was charged with retail theft of more than $200 on March 17 following an attempted theft at the JC Penney department store. Police said loss prevention officers at the store saw Obenauer walking out of the store with 17 Penguins game jerseys, valued at $2,210, according to a criminal complaint. Obenauer, who has been convicted of retail theft four times, was taken to the Allegheny County Jail following the incident. ___ Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A Robinson Township pizza shop is no longer under a consumer alert for bug infestation, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.
The Allegheny County Health Department has removed a consumer alert for a Mall at Robinson pizza shop. Health inspectors on March 5 placed Villa Pizza, located in the mall's food court, under a "consumer alert" after evidence of a roach infestation was discovered. On March 11, the health department lifted the alert. Earlier this month, inspectors placed the pizza shop under alert after several German roaches, both living and dead, where found in the restaurant's kitchen. Dr. Ronald Voorhees, interim director of the Allegheny Count Health Department, said the company no longer poses a health risk to consumers. "They took steps to alleviate the problem," Voorhees said. "Upon re-inspection, the conditions no longer warranted the alert."
Monday, March 11, 2013
The woman fought loss prevention employees who tried to stop her, police allege.
Police said an Ohio woman fought loss prevention control workers at the Mall at Robinson after she was accused of theft. Judi Lynn Hollp, 24, is charged with stealing $756-worth of items from Macy's at the mall on March 2. Store employees said Hollp was seen carrying several items into the department store's dressing room. Minutes later, she attempted to take merchandise, including clothing and cosmetics, out of the store, according to a criminal complaint. When loss prevention staff members at the mall attempted to stop Hollp she began "kicking her arms and swinging" as the staff members attempted to handcuff her, police said. Police said Hollp was carrying wire cutters during the time of her arrest. Robinson Police charged Hollp with …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Allegheny County Health Department has issued an alert for Villa Pizza at the mall.
Evidence of a roach infestation has led the Allegheny County Health Department to place a restaurant at the Mall at Robinson under alert. Villa Pizza, located in the mall's food court, was issued a "consumer alert" by the health department after inspectors found living and dead German roaches in the restaurant. View the full health department report by clicking in the media of this article. The department issued the alert Tuesday. Under a consumer alert, a food facility is allowed to operate for a period of up to 10 days. A health permit can be revoked after that period if the violations are not corrected, according to the department's policies. Following an inspection, health department officials said "two live roaches were observed …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The health care provider will host an informational event today at the Mall at Robinson.
The Heritage Valley Health System will host its regular health fair at the Mall at Robinson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. During the event, the health care provider will introduce its new da Vinci surgical system—a robotic system that translates a physician's hands into smaller, more precise movements during surgery. The system allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with just a few, tiny incisions, according to an announcement from Heritage Valley. The health fair will include free health screenings and information on Heritage Valley services.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Robinson Township Police blotter for Jan. 29.
Robinson 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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
District officials and mall owners reach an agreement on the Mall at Robinson's assessed value.
Montour School District officials have moved to settle a long-running tax dispute with the Mall at Robinson. The Post-Gazette reports that mall owner Forest City Enterprises will increase the mall's assessed value, from $76 million to $108 million. The developer also agreed to retroactively increase its assessment from $93.5 million to $100 million for years 2010 to 2012, the newspaper reports. Superintendent Donald Boyer said bonds for the mall could be paid off by November 2015, enabling the district to to free up funding for its planned consolidated elementary building. Under the tax finance agreement, Montour, Robinson Township and Allegheny County have diverted portions of tax revenue toward paying of bonds for the mall. Read the …