Police Log: Feb. 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • Not all arrest records 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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Police Seek Leads in Bowman Ave. Shooting

February 14, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two people are hospitalized --- one in critical condition --- after a shooting early Tuesday morning in an apartment on Bowman Avenue in the city's Highland Grove neighborhood.

Allegheny County police said in a statement that McKeesport police were dispatched to the 2600 block a6 12:02 a.m. after 9-1-1 callers reported a shooting in the apartment above D & T Country Corral.

Police found two men --- one 34, the other 37 --- suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, but police did not release their names.

Anyone with information is asked to call McKeesport police at (412) 675-5015 or the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

Area Police Warn of Telephone 'Can You Hear Me' Scam

February 06, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Wilkins Twp. police are warning area residents about another possible telephone-based marketing scam.

In a release over the weekend, police warned that some telemarketers are reportedly calling people and asking them "Can you hear me?" When the person being called responds "yes," the telemarketer records that as proof that the person they called has agreed to purchase a product or service, and then bills or charges the person.

The Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania reports that they have also received reports of the scam dating back to October, in which the callers identified themselves as being from a home security agency, a cruise line or associated with Social Security.

(However, a writer for the non-profit Snopes.com website, which tracks misinformation and hoaxes that circulate on the Internet, was unable to confirm whether anyone has actually been scammed in this manner. Meaning that the hoax itself may be a hoax.)

 
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Arrest Made in Versailles Shooting Death

February 01, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 28-year-old man died after being shot this morning inside a home in Versailles, Allegheny County police said.

An Elizabeth man has been charged in connection with the shooting and is currently awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania from a small town just south of Columbus, Ohio.

Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said Versailles police and an ambulance responded to a house in the 4600 block of Third Street at 3:47 a.m. today when a 9-1-1 caller reported that someone had been shot.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Andrew McGee of McKeesport was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

A charge of criminal homicide was filed this afternoon against John R. Sethman III. Schurman said police believe Sethman is responsible for the shooting and said he fled to Ohio after the incident.

No motive was disclosed by police, who said the investigation is continuing.

 
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Two Found Dead in Craig Street Home

February 01, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

McKeesport police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a home in the 1100 block of Craig Street.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Frederick Brown, 43, and Tracey Fry, 49, were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:42 p.m. Saturday.

No further details were released. A cause and manner of death are pending autopsies and toxicology tests, said a spokesperson for the medical examiner's office.

 

Police Log: Jan. 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • Not all arrest records 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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Pittsburgh Man Charged in Century Square Gun Theft

January 18, 2017 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 19-year-old man from Pittsburgh's Knoxville section has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he stole five rifles and ammunition from a West Mifflin sporting goods store.

Marquis Trammel, 19, is charged with stealing firearms from a licensed dealer and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, said a spokeswoman for acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song in Pittsburgh.

He also faces charged from West Mifflin police in connection with the Dec. 20 incident at Dunham's Discount Sports in Century Square shopping center off Lebanon Church Road.

According to Allegheny County court records, borough police arrested Trammel on Dec. 22 and burglary, five counts of theft by unlawful taking, unlawful possession of a firearm, criminal mischief, conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license.

 
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County Police Seek Wilmerding Bank Robber

December 29, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police are looking for the man who robbed Compass Bank in Wilmerding Thursday afternoon.

A county spokeswoman said the suspect ran into the bank on Westinghouse Avenue at 3:15 p.m., jumped over the teller's counter and tried to take money from a drawer. When he was unable to get that drawer open, he turned to the next teller's window, grabbed approximately $2,600 in cash, jumped back over the counter and ran out of the bank.

Police said he was last seen fleeing on foot up Commerce Street.

The suspect was described as a white male with blue eyes, a medium build, and 5-feet-10-inches tall. He was wearing a dark gray jacket, gray workout pants and brown hilking boots. He wore gloves on his hands and his face was covered with a black or dark blue mask or scarf.

 
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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Charges for Pittsburgh Man

December 29, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Lawrenceville man faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 27 after McKeesport police said they found 451 stamp bags of suspected heroin in his possession during a traffic stop.

Jason R. Galley, 41, also faces unrelated narcotics charges in Wilkins Twp. and the city of Pittsburgh, according to court records. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of bond on the Pittsburgh charges, court officials said.

A stamp bag of heroin typically contains around 1/10th of a gram of heroin.

McKeesport police said officers on patrol just before 11 p.m. Dec. 2 saw a dark-colored SUV driving the wrong way on Sumac Street. They followed the vehicle and stopped it near the intersection of Versailles and Patterson avenues, police said.

 
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Man Faces Charges in Two November Break-Ins

December 29, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Clairton man is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of bond after McKeesport police charged him with burglarizing two houses in the 2900 block of Versailles Avenue.

David D. Foster, 43, is charged by McKeesport police with burglary, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief and possessing instruments of crime. He faces formal arraignment at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 before Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning.

Police said officers responded to a burglary report on Nov. 6 at a house in the 2900 block of Versailles. As they searched the area, they spotted an open window at a neighboring house, and went inside, where they found two stolen TV sets, with remote controls, along with a screwdriver and a pair of gloves.

 
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