Friday, February 22, 2013
The Sewickley Bridge again will serve as the designated detour while the other bridge is being repaired.
When the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge shuts down March 4 for lengthy repairs, Moon Township Police plan to maintain a presence on the Route 51 side of the Sewickley Bridge. The Sewickley Bridge is again designated as the official detour during the closure. PennDOT has authorized to pay for the extra manpower on both ends of the bridge. Moon Township Manager Jeanne Creese said coordinated efforts are planned between Moon and Sewickley police to assist with traffic control during the first five days of the bridge closure. Both departments will be in radio contact, she said. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to remain closed until October as part of a two-year $16.6-million repair project. Crews are performing steel repairs under the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Facebook post sparks quarrel between couple, according to Moon Police.
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Thursday, February 21
Moon Township Police blotter for Feb. 20, 2013.
Moon Township Police made the following recent arrests and responded to the following incidents. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Friday, February 15, 2013
In 2012, a Mercer County man was charged with prowling outside of women's apartment windows in Moon Township.
A Mercer County man arrested last year for lurking outside of apartments in Moon Township to watch women in states of undress will be registered as a sex offender. Brian Williams, 37, of Greenville, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of invasion of privacy and six counts of loitering and prowling at nighttime, said Michael Manko, spokesman for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala. Police said in a complaint Williams acted as a peeping tom, targeting young women’s ground-level apartments in the township, and watching them in various states of undress “for the purpose of sexual gratification.” Other charges facing Williams, including stalking and defiant trespass, were withdrawn. Eight women were named as victims in the …
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 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 4 and 8, police said.
The Moon Township Police Department will now offer a child safety seat lending program for families in need of secure, properly installed seats. Police Chief Leo McCarthy said the department received a shipment of 126 child safety seats through a grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the American Academy of Pediatrics. "Any parent or mother can show up here if they can't afford a seat and we'll put the seat in," McCarthy said. "This isn't a seat giveaway. When they're done with the seat, when the child outgrows it, they can return it, and we'll clean it and hopefully lend it out again." McCarthy, who estimates the shipment of child safety seats is valued at more than $7,000, said seats in the department's …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A former Moon Township woman's non-jury trial has been postponed until May.
Update: Smallis' non-jury trial has been rescheduled for May 6. A woman is slated to go to non-jury trial today on charges she used her children to help her sell drugs from her Moon Township home. Pamela Smallis, 49, who formerly resided in Moon but now lives in Oakdale, is charged with dozens of counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and endangering the welfare of children, stemming from a series of drug sales monitored by Moon Police in 2011. In a criminal complaint, police said Smallis met with police informants to sell them marijuana and narcotics on five occasions in 2011. They said she frequently brought her children along with her while she made drug sales. Smallis arranged for informants to come to her home on …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Brian Flesher is accused of committing a string of local burglaries, including one in Moon Township.
Ross Township police have charged Brian James Flesher, 26, and Garrett William Lucas, 24, both of Pittsburgh, in three separate burglaries late last year. Flesher, who is on parole in connection to a Lawrence County burglary, has been charged with committing a string of Pittsburgh-area burglaries, including one on Shafer Road in Moon Township. Moon Township Police said a woman and her 13-year-old daughter on December 5 arrived to their township home and saw Flesher's car parked in their driveway. Flesher ran from the house carrying a jewelry box and drove off in the car, according to a criminal complaint. Police caught Flesher later that day in Pittsburgh with the help of the teen, who snapped a photo of the man's car. He has since been …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Police in Moon Township respond to a two-vehicle crash.
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One person was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital following a two-vehicle crash off University Boulevard. Moon Police Officer David Stitch said two vehicles sustained front-end damage following a collision just before 5 p.m. Wednesay at the intersection of Brodhead Road and University Boulevard. One motorist was transported to the hospital after complaining of leg pain, Stitch said.