Texas Man Jailed Following Chase, Crash

October 21, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Texas man remains in Allegheny County Jail on charges that he led officers on a chase through McKeesport, then bailed out of his vehicle following a crash in Dravosburg.

City police used an aerial drone and a tracking dog to help locate Kendall L. Mikell, 33, of Fort Worth, who remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 23 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

City and Allegheny County police were working a crime suppression detail on Walnut Street, Downtown, on the evening of Sept. 18 when a black Toyota sedan with Texas license plates turned onto Shaw Avenue, traveling at a high rate of speed.

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Deputies, Walmart Donate to McKeesport Schools

October 18, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Submitted photos)

Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies and the North Versailles Twp. Walmart teamed up Friday to donate nearly $5,000 of school supplies to McKeesport Area School District.

“Our agency is once again extremely grateful to support local families in need during this challenging time when community support is needed most,” said Tony Griffith, communications director for the sheriff’s office.


City Detective Recovering After Motorcycle Crash

October 08, 2020 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News, McKeesport and Region News, White Oak News

A longtime city police officer is recovering at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland, after being injured in a serious motorcycle crash on Route 48.

McKeesport police Chief Adam Alfer said Detective Joseph Osinski was southbound at Ripple Road at around 3 p.m. Monday when his motorcycle collided with a car pulling out onto the highway.

White Oak police are investigating. Chief Mark Sargent could not be reached for comment.

Osinski and his wife, Brenda, are the owners of Puzzlers’ Restaurant & Lounge in Christy Park and founders of the Joey-O Foundation for Autism Awareness, and are frequent contributors to charitable causes around the region.

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Pittsburgh Man Charged in April Homicide

September 25, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A nearly five-month investigation by Allegheny County detectives led to charges being filed this week in connection with the April shooting death of a McKeesport woman.

Gerald Lamar Walker, 37, of Penn Hills is being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond on charges of criminal homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license.

Walker is charged in connection with the April 26 shooting death of Amber Rose Dolby, 38, also known as Amber Bailey. Walker was arraigned Monday and faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 16 before Magisterial District Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.

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Beaver County Woman Arrested in Abduction

September 17, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Beaver County woman accused of luring a 15-year-old boy from northern Illinois last month was arrested Wednesday night at a home on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport.

Lilandra L. Redman, 20, of Rochester was arrested by the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant from McHenry County, Ill., said Tony Griffith, spokesman for Sheriff William Mullen.

Police in Illinois allege that Redman met the teen-ager on social media and carried on a relationship for more than a year, at times using a disposable cell phone that she bought for him.

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Two Charged With Falsifying Inspections

September 14, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

An Allegheny County plumbing inspector assigned to the Mon-Yough area approved work that police allege he couldn’t possibly have seen, according to a criminal complaint.

Now, Allegheny County police are attempting to determine whether Timothy R. Chelosky, 53, of McKeesport and Michael K. O’Toole, 57, of Pittsburgh’s North Side accepted bribes from plumbing contractors.

County police last week executed a search warrant at the offices of Matt Mertz Plumbing Inc. in Ross Township.

In criminal complaints filed with Magisterial District Judge Richard Opiela in Ross Twp., police said that the “overwhelming majority” of the inspection jobs that Chelosky and O’Toole are accused of skipping were work being done by Mertz.

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City Man Indicted on Gun, Drug Charges

August 26, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A man arrested by McKeesport police in December on weapons and drug charges has now been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said the four-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, charges Jermaine Pawlik-Curry Sr., 35, with violating federal weapons and drug trafficking laws.

McKeesport police and Allegheny County probation officers went to Pawlik-Curry’s home on Dec. 18 to confirm that he was complying with the terms of his parole.

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Teen Faces Drugs, Weapons Charges After Chase

August 22, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Clairton teen-ager faces a long list of charges — including for weapon and drug violations — after police said he crashed into a McKeesport patrol car, then led officers on a chase through Duquesne, West Mifflin, Dravosburg and Glassport.

McKeesport police said the car driven by the 15-year-old boy traveled down Route 837 at speeds well in excess of the posted limit, going airborne on several occasions, and causing officers to stop pursuing for safety reasons.

According to police reports, officers on routine patrol near Crawford Village on the night of Aug. 11 noticed a vehicle with darkly tinted windows in a parking lot. When the officers approached the vehicle, it drove away, police said.

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Police Log: Four Face Charges Following Stop

August 14, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

• Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
• Not all arrest records are published.
• An arrest does not mean the person identified has been convicted of a crime.
• All people arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Teen Held in Robbery-Murder,
Second Suspect Sought

July 24, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police allege that Master Thornton, 18, of McKeesport is one of the two men shown here in surveillance video taken from the Family Dollar store on Versailles Avenue. The second has not yet been identified. (Photo courtesy Allegheny County police)

A McKeesport teen-ager is being held without bail in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with a 2019 robbery and murder at the Family Dollar store on Versailles Avenue.

Master W. Thornton, 18, is charged by Allegheny County police with homicide, robbery, possession of a firearm by a minor and criminal conspiracy in the death of Dwayne Fuller, 24, of Homestead.

Police allege that Thornton and another man got into an altercation with Fuller inside the store last Oct. 17.

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