Police Log: Sept. 8, 2016

September 08, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • Not all arrests are published.
  • A report of 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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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Dravosburg Crash

September 04, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Friends and colleagues of a Duquesne police officer who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Dravosburg are setting up a memorial fund for his son.

Duquesne police Officer Robert Gogo Jr., 40, was pronounced dead at the emergency room of UPMC McKeesport hospital about an hour after the crash, said a spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Allegheny County police said Gogo was off-duty and was traveling south on Richland Avenue on his motorcycle, toward the Mansfield Bridge, when the bike collided with a car headed northbound, toward Dravosburg Hill.

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Driver Charged in Crash That Injured Five

September 02, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Turtle Creek man has been charged by McKeesport police in connection with a four car accident last week in the city's East End that injured him as well as four other people.

Henry J. Robinson Jr., 63, faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 17 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr. on charges of causing an accident involving personal injury and driving with a suspended license.

McKeesport police said officers were dispatched on Aug. 24 during the afternoon rush hour for a report of a multiple vehicle accident on East Fifth Avenue at Hartman Street.

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McKeesport Man Killed in Route 30 Crash

August 27, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man was killed early Saturday morning in a crash on the Westinghouse Bridge, Allegheny County police said.

Olin Simpson, 44, was driving a vehicle that collided with another car just before 3:30 a.m., police said. Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the other car were taken to local hospitals. Their names and conditions were not released.

Route 30 was closed for several hours between Center Street and Clyde Avenue during the investigation, but reopened just after 7 a.m., police said. County and East Pittsburgh police are investigating.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Simpson died of multiple traumatic injuries.


Port Vue Resident Robbed in Home Invasion

August 23, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Police are looking for two men who forced their way into a house in Port Vue and robbed an unidentified victim of jewelry and other valuables.

Port Vue police said the robbery happened early Monday morning --- just after midnight --- at a home in the 1300 block of Coronado Drive, not far from Sacred Heart Cemetery. The victim was not injured, borough police said.

Allegheny County police detectives are assisting Port Vue police with the investigation. A county police spokeswoman said the robbers, described as two white males, forced open a door while the victim was asleep in bed. The robbers then went into the bedroom and threatened the victim with harm, police said.

No further description was released by police.

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Reward Offered in Connection With Unsolved Homestead Murder

August 23, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Police are asking for the public's help as they work to solve the murder of a 20-year-old man at a playground in Homestead.

Homestead police responded to the area near McLean Park on Sarah Street just before 2 a.m. March 1 when callers reported hearing multiple gunshots. When they arrived, police said, they found the body of Tyrell Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homestead police and the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit are investigating. Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual responsible for Jones' death.

Anyone with information should call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at (412) 255-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.


Teens Charged After Police Chase Ends in Crash

August 22, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 16-year-old from Clairton faces multiple charges after McKeesport police said he led them on a brief chase with a stolen car that ended when he tried to ram another car out of his way.

The teen-ager is charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude police, carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering other persons, obstruction of law enforcement, possession of instruments of crime, carrying a prohibited offensive weapon, reckless driving and driving without a license.

McKeesport police said the driver was remanded to the custody of Allegheny County juvenile authorities following his arrest.

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County Police Seek Suspect in Forward Twp. Shooting

August 07, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 21-year-old man is wanted by Allegheny County police in connection with a triple shooting in Forward Twp. that left one man dead and two women hospitalized.

Joshua Wardlaw, who according to court records is out on bail while awaiting trial for drug arrests in Charleroi and Monessen, is charged by Allegheny County Police with criminal homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Court records indicate that Wardlaw has addresses in McKeesport as well as Donora and Carroll Twp., Washington County.

Police said that just before 2 a.m. Saturday, a man drove into the parking lot of Saloon 136, on Route 136 just north of the junction with Route 906, and opened fire. Forward Twp. police responded and found three victims --- a 27-year-old man and two 27-year-old women --- at the scene.

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Police Investigate Possible Abduction Attempt in Rankin

August 02, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Rankin and Allegheny County police are investigating a possible attempt by a man to lure a young girl into a car in that borough.

Police said the incident happened at 10 p.m. July 28 while the victim, who is 8 years old, was out with older family members. The girl told police that as she was walking toward a family member's home from Oak Alley to Fifth Street, she was approached by a silver sedan with tinted windows.

The car may have been a Cadillac --- or similar to a Cadillac --- and the license plate contained the letters "LX," the girl told police.

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Port Vue Police Seek Suspected Scammers

July 29, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Port Vue police are warning residents to beware of two suspected con artists who are going from door-to-door, claiming that they're selling memberships to an Elizabeth Twp. area fitness club. Police say it's a scam.

The suspects were described by police as a white man in his 30s, 5-feet-10, 180 pounds, with short dark hair, and a white woman in her 20s, 5-feet-3, 115 pounds, with a thin build and brown hair in a pony tail.

Anyone with information may call Port Vue police (non-emergency only) at (412) 672-2255 or in case of an emergency via 9-1-1.


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