Friday, March 29, 2013
Sean Overton was being held in jail without bond for the death of 61-year-old Isaiah Dent.
Charges against a Coraopolis man wrongly accused in the January beating death of a McKees Rocks activist will be dropped, according to the Allegheny County district attorney's office. Sean Overton, 20, was arrested earlier this year in connection with the death of 61-year-old Isaiah Dent. He appeared in court last month and homicide charges were held for trial. According to the Post Gazette, Londele Cox, 21, of Elliot, told police they had arrested the wrong man. He was arraigned Thursday on charges of homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence, court records show. Dent was found dead Jan. 28 in his apartment with blunt trauma to his head and puncture wounds on his face. Allegheny County Police received a tip on Overton and found him …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police find a man wanted for the slaying of a peace activist in Moon Township's Mooncrest neighborhood.
Allegheny County Police today found a 19-year-old man wanted on homicide charges in Moon Township's Mooncrest neighborhood. Sean Overton, who has ties to both the West End and McKees Rocks, was taken into custody just before 11 a.m. today after police located him at his mother's Cedar Drive home. The teen is charged with the slaying of McKees Rocks artist and peace activist Isaiah Dent, according to a county police statement. Dent, 61, was found dead Monday morning in his McKees Rocks apartment after family members requested that police conduct a welfare check at his residence. He was found with blunt trauma to his head and puncture wounds on his face. Overton, who is accused of beating Dent to death, is lodged at the Allegheny County …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Robinson police detective's routine inspection of jewelry exchange sales leads to the arrest of a McKees Rocks man.
A McKees Rocks man has been charged with selling thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry at the Atlantic Gold Exchange on Campbells Run Road. Michael King, 30, of McKees Rocks, was charged yesterday by borough police with receiving stolen property, burglary and drug possession with intent to deliver, according to court records. Robinson Detective Dan Dugan said he became suspicious of King after performing a routine scan of the Robinson shop's sales transactions. Sales records from the store indicated that King sold several high-priced women's jewelry items, including rings, bracelets and chains, Dugan said. The gold exchange store paid $4,012.87 for the items, Dugan said. "I thought that it was a pretty considerable amount of women…
Friday, February 10, 2012
He was 59.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011
Columnist Gab Bonesso is very thankful for local business: this holiday it's Ricci's Italian Sausage.
One of the stars of my family’s Thanksgiving feast had nothing to do with poultry. I suspect Italian sausage is not necessarily a staple of your holiday meals, but you might want to rethink that, particularly if you can make it out to Ricci’s Italian Sausage on Steubenville Pike. My grandparents began shopping at Ricci’s back in the late 1940s. Back then it was located on Island Avenue in McKees Rocks. Before that Ernest and Stella Ricci were making their sausage out of the basement of their McKees Rocks home. How old-school/awesome is that? My grandmother always said, “Ernie Ricci’s sausage is the best in the world and it’s made right here in the 'Rocks! We only buy Ricci’s!” My grandmother had a temper and a powerful right hook. You didn…