Two Dead After Possible Murder-Suicide in Turtle Creek

March 07, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two people are dead following a shooting this morning in Turtle Creek. Police believe it may have been a murder-suicide.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County police said Turtle Creek police and paramedics were dispatched to the Electric Heights Housing Association complex off of Harper Drive at 5:10 a.m. when a caller to 9-1-1 reported two people had been shot.

Emergency workers found a man and woman inside a residence in the 100 block of Watson Drive, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victims as Sarah Villarreal, 34, and Daniel Connelly, 43.

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Medical Examiner, Police Probe Child's Death

March 05, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police homicide detectives and the medical examiner's office are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl at a home on Evans Avenue in the city.

However, officials said there were no signs of foul play or neglect.

A spokeswoman said in a prepared statement that McKeesport police and McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service were dispatched at 7:20 a.m. Sunday to a house in the 500 block of Evans Avenue when a 9-1-1 caller reported the little girl was not moving or breathing. The child was pronounced dead at the scene by McKeesport paramedics, the spokeswoman said.

Homicide detectives were requested to assist and conducted several interviews. The investigation continues and cause and manner of death will be released pending an autopsy, the spokeswoman said.


Two Local Postal Workers Indicted in Mail Theft Cases

March 02, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two Mon Valley postal workers were indicted by federal grand juries in Pittsburgh this week on charges they stole from envelopes they were supposed to be delivering.

In the first case, federal prosecutors have accused former U.S. Postal Service employee Gregory M. Schur, 36, of 211 Harden Ave., Duquesne, of stealing prescription medication that was sent to customers of the VA Healthcare System, as well as first-class letters containing U.S. currency.

The alleged thefts occured between May and August 2016, said a spokeswoman for Soo C. Song, acting U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh.

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City Man Dead in Mansfield Bridge Crash

February 26, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man died early Sunday morning after an automobile accident on the Glassport side of the Mansfield Bridge.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said John Ross, 60, was pronounced dead at 1:21 a.m. Sunday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following the 12:52 a.m. crash.

Glassport police are investigating, the medical examiner's office said. No further details were released.


Body Found is That of Man Missing Since 2012

February 25, 2017 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(KDKA-TV photo)

The "skeletal remains" found Thursday night off of Washington Street in the East End are those of a Penn Hills man who has been missing for almost five years.

A spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the remains have been identified as belonging to Dominick Brown-Hill, who was 21 when he disappeared.

Police said the remains were found in a small, wooded area behind the 900 block of Washington Street.

Brown-Hill was last seen March 22, 2012, when police said he took a jitney cab from his home on Althea Drive in Penn Hills to McKeesport. According to published reports, Brown-Hill asked the driver to drop him off at an apartment building.

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Police Seek Leads in January Slaying

February 24, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

McKeesport and Allegheny County police are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of 21-year-old Jesi Jefferson.

Jefferson's body was discovered on the morning of Jan. 11 in the 1300 block of Hilty Alley by sanitation crews making their rounds, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police were called to the area on the night of Jan. 10 for a report of "shots fired," but didn't locate any victims, and speculate Jefferson may have been shot at that time.

Anyone with information concerning is asked to call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at (412) 255-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals wanted for featured crimes. Callers may remain anonymous.


'Skeletal Remains' Found in City's East End

February 24, 2017 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Police and the Allegheny County medical examiner are investigating the discovery of what were described as "skeletal remains" on Washington Street in McKeesport's East End.

A county spokeswoman said McKeesport police responded just after 7 p.m. Thursday when a caller to 9-1-1 emergency dispatch reported that "a body" had been found in the 900 block.

No other details were released Thursday night.


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 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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