Braddock Man Indicted for Bank Robberies

October 13, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 34-year-old Braddock man was indicted by a federal grand jury this week in connection with two bank robberies.

Wallace Banks was arrested Aug. 19 by Pittsburgh police and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bond pending formal arraignment.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton said prosecutors allege that Banks robbed a WesBanco Bank branch on Pittsburgh's North Side on Aug. 15, and that he then robbed a Huntington Bank branch on Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh the following day.

 
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Police Log: Oct. 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
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UPDATE: Suspect Sought in Maple Street Shooting

October 04, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Updated: Oct. 5 with suspect's name and arrest warrant.)

A 22-year-old Pittsburgh man currently on probation after pleading guilty to drug charges is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on McKeesport's Maple Street.

Derrick Means (above) is considered armed and dangerous, McKeesport police said Wednesday, and Allegheny County police have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Means is wanted in connection with the death of Ronald Means, 29, of Pittsburgh's West End. McKeesport police responding to a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired just after 9 p.m. Monday found Carter lying on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Maple St. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Means is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, with his hair in dreadlocks. McKeesport police said he was last seen driving a dark colored Dodge Magnum with Pennsylvania license plate number KDE-1979. The vehicle also has an "Uber" sticker in the front windshield, police said.

 
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Four Children Safe After Parents Found Dead in Home

October 04, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two people were found dead inside an Evans Avenue house after their 7-year-old daughter told school officials she was unable to wake her parents.

The girl and her three siblings --- ages 9 months, 3, and 5 --- are now in the custody of Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family Services, Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.

McKeesport police and MARS paramedics responded to the home at 917 Evans at 5 p.m. Monday after the girl told a school employee that she had been unable to wake her parents that day.

Police entered the home and found Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, inside. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no evidence of foul play, Schurman said, but there evidence of drug use in the home.

 
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West Mifflin Man Charged in Rape Case

September 21, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A West Mifflin man is in Allegheny County Jail after being arrested for what police described as "multiple sex offenses against children."

Andrew Demeri, 24, formerly of Pitcairn, is charged by Allegheny County Police with two counts each of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with minors, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and indecent exposure.

Demeri was arraigned Tuesday, according to court records. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 before Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning.

 
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Health Care Aide Charged in Dravosburg Thefts

September 16, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A home health care aide is in jail, pending a preliminary hearing, after being charged with stealing jewelry valued at thousands of dollars from an elderly Dravosburg woman of whom she was taking care.

Tamika Hill, 31, of Monroeville was arrested Tuesday by McKeesport police on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and dealing in the proceeds of illegal activity.

Police said the total value of the missing items is nearly $36,000.

Court records indicate that Hill is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Richard D. Olasz Jr. in Dravosburg.

 
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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.
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  • A report of an arrest does not mean the person identified has been convicted of a crime.
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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.

 

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