Monday, March 18, 2013
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone.
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said officers arrived at the house at 169 Union St., shortly before 8 a.m. Friday to check on the children ages 5 and 8 after they said they couldn’t find their mother. When police came into the house, they said they found a large baggie of marijuana, a digital scale, a 40-caliber handgun with the serial numbers removed and $800 cash. Police said they found 21-year-old Shelby Casper sleeping in her bedroom on the third floor. She faces charges of firearms possession, altering a firearm, marijuana possession with …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
An Imperial woman has been taken into police custody in connection to a Steubenville Pike bar homicide.
An Imperial woman has been arrested in connection to a Monday morning homicide at the Fort Pitt Inn in North Fayette. Gloria Mazzocco, 60, is the mother off alleged gunman David Mazzocco, who police say opened fire in the Steubenville Pike bar, killing a 29-year-old man and injuring others. Gloria Mazzocco was taken into custody at her residence today. Her son, angered by a text message while at the Fort Pitt Inn, exited the bar and re-entered with a gun—opening fire and killing James Adams, of Imperial, and injuring at least two other patrons, police said. The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday. Patrons at the bar attempted to subdue David before North Fayette Police took him into custody. David was prohibited from possessing…
Monday, March 11, 2013
An Imperial man is suspected in an early morning homicide on Steubenville Pike.
A man enraged by a text message opened fire early this morning inside the Fort Pitt Inn on Steubenville Pike, injuring three and killing one, according to police David Mazzocco, 25, of Imperial, is suspected in the shooting, Allegheny County Police said. Mazzocco opened fire in the bar just before 1 a.m., as about nine people drank inside the establishment. Police believe the man became angry while reading text messages on his phone, then left the bar, returning with three weapons, including a rifle. He then ordered two people to leave the bar, and opened fire on the remaining patrons, police said. It is not known whether the shooting was planned. Police believe Mazzocco was having an altercation with his girlfriend. James Adams, 29, …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Coraopolis man is accused of trespassing and making threats after Heidelberg police found him sleeping in a home a day after the resident kicked him out.
A Coraopolis man is accused of trespassing and making threats after Heidelberg police found him sleeping in a borough home a day after the resident kicked him out. Police said Ronald Goins, 42, returned to the residence in the 1600 block of West Railroad Street on March 6 and began fighting with the person. Police said he was told on “several occasions” to never return. He was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. Sign up for the Robinson-Moon Patch daily email newsletter
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sewickley police said someone reportedly attacked the youth and took his cash.
Sewickley police are investigating an assault and robbery that reportedly occurred Monday night on a public sidewalk in the borough. Police Chief James Ersher said a 15-year-old told officers he was walking around 7:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Beaver Street, near the front of Bruegger’s Bagels, when someone punched him in the stomach, took cash from him and threw his wallet to the ground. Ersher said the suspect then ran from the area. The victim walked to Rite Aid before police were notified. He was taken by private vehicle to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital for an evaluation, Ersher said. The suspect is only described as a male between 18 and 20 wearing a green or gray hooded sweatshirt. Ersher said police still have questions …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A Crafton area woman accused of assault, terroristic threats and illegally carrying a firearm will stand trial on most of the charges. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet.
A Crafton area woman accused of assault, terroristic threats and illegally carrying a firearm will stand trial on most of the charges. Mary E. Carnahan, 52, was held for court on a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor counts of weapons possession, simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. A felony aggravated assault charge was withdrawn during her preliminary court hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on Feb. 11. Bridgeville police arrested Carnahan following an incident on Sept. 21. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Since the crash of the plane on Jan. 31, 1956, the plane's fate has been the source of speculation and legend. What do you think?
In the 57 years since a B-25 Mitchell bomber ditched in the Monongahela River near Homestead, its fate has been a tale filled with mystery, suspicion and intrigue. The plane was over New Alexandria when it began experiencing problems with the level of fuel. The pilot shifted course and began heading for Greater Pittsburgh Airport—and as more fuel seemed to disappear, targeted Allegheny County Airport instead. When the engines ceased operating near the populated area approaching Pittsburgh, the pilot advised the crew that they would ditch in the river. At 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 31, 1956, the World War II relic, which was refitted as a trainer, touched down with the wing flaps down and landing gear up in the river between the Homestead High Level…
Police follow leads in Robinson Township that lead to an arrest.
Heidelberg police have filed charges against three people in connection with a burglary in the borough last month. Police said a home in the 200 block of Hogans Way was burglarized on Dec. 11 and various items inside were taken. Police spent the next few weeks investigating, following leads into Pittsburgh, Robinson Township and Houston, PA. They eventually filed charges on Jan. 25 against James Comley, 29, of Heidelberg, Benjamin Jury, 29, of Houston, and David Barton, 26, of Scott Township. The charges include conspiracy, burglary, theft receiving stolen property and possession instruments of crime, among other allegations, police said. Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Laurie "Larry" McDonald, the Bridgeville man went missing Thursday night.
The missing Bridgeville man who vanished Thursday night has been found dead in Edgewood, according to authorities. The body of Laurie “Larry” McDonald, 81, was found in a wooded area not far from the Parkway East, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said. WPXI-TV reported McDonald’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. King said McDonald left for a doctor’s appointment in Homewood on Thursday and apparently got lost on his way home. He somehow ended up on an access road, King said, and either crashed his car or got stuck in the mud. McDonald then called his wife around 9 p.m. Thursday to say he saw a gas station and planned to walk through a wooded area to get assistance. Wilkinsburg police found the car around 9:30 p.m. and had it towed…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bridgeville police are searching for an 81-year-old Larry McDonald after he went missing Thursday.
Police are searching for an 81-year-old Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday night. Laurie “Larry” McDonald last spoke to his family by phone around 9 p.m. Thursday. His car was found on Ardmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg. Police are asking people in the Wilkinsburg area to be on the look out for the missing Bridgeville man. Police said they are searching in the surrounding neighborhoods and wooded areas. McDonald is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, and wears eyeglasses. It’s not known what McDonald was wearing when he went missing. Anyone with information on McDonald’s location should contact Bridgeville police at 412-221-6052, Wilkinsburg police at 412-244-2915 or emergency dispatchers at 911. -- Like…