District Hires State Trooper As 1st Police Chief

December 06, 2019 |

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

A Pennsylvania state trooper has been named the first chief of McKeesport Area School District’s new police force.

Bob Boyle of White Oak, currently assigned to the Gibsonia barracks, will start in January 2020. An official start date is pending his formal retirement from the state police, Boyle said.

At the school board’s reorganizational meeting on Wednesday, school directors voted 8-1 to hire Boyle. School Director David Donato cast the only dissenting vote.

The chief’s job has been budgeted at $55,000 per year. The school district also will be advertising for three police officers at $25 per hour, School Board President Joe Lopretto said.

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Duquesne Police Post Monthly Report

December 02, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Duquesne police Chief Thomas Dunlevy said during the month of October, police responded to 961 incidents and handled 85 criminal investigations resulting in the arrest of 53 adults and three juveniles. A total of 471 citations and warnings were issued. Police Officer Andy Carter submitted his resignation, effective Dec. 1, to accept a position with the Allegheny County Housing Authority Police.

Dunlevy said Duquesne police will hold a full active shooter drill at Duquesne Elementary Center in January 2020.


Wilmerding Man Charged After Shooting

November 26, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Wilmerding man was charged following a shooting Friday morning in the borough.

Darrell Pettis, 37, is charged by Allegheny County police with unlawful possession of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence. He is free in lieu of $20,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing Dec. 5 before Magisterial District Judge Roxanne Sakoian Eichler.

County police and Eastern Area Ambulance were dispatched just before 9 a.m. Monday to a residence on Watkins Avenue when callers reported a 28-year-old male had been shot on the front porch.

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Police Departments Post October Reports

November 26, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News, White Oak News

White Oak

In October, White Oak police made 14 total arrests, 13 adult and one juvenile: three assaults, two criminal mischief, two criminal trespasses, one DUI, one flight to avoid apprehension, one hindering apprehension/prosecution, two theft, one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 63 traffic violations, and 823 total incidents. -- Christy Walters

North Versailles Twp.

During October, North Versailles Twp. police department received 763 calls, made 19 arrests and housed six inmates from Turtle Creek and six inmates from East McKeesport, according to township Commissioner Russell Saula. --- Richard Finch Jr.


Woman Charged After Incident that Mobilized SWAT Teams

November 14, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A city woman has been charged following an incident late Tuesday night that involved police from multiple jurisdictions, including Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh special weapons and tactics teams.

McKeesport police Chief Adam Alfer said Thursday that despite initial media reports, no police officers were fired upon. No injuries were reported in the incident that stretched into Wednesday morning.

Jasmine A. Mosby, 29, is charged by McKeesport police with recklessly endangering another person and receiving stolen property in connection with the incident. She is being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

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Shooting, Crash Leaves One Dead,
Several Others Injured

October 29, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

Two people have been charged after a car chase and shooting in North Versailles Twp. that left a Pittsburgh man dead and closed Route 30 for nearly 12 hours.

Several people were injured during the incident, which ended with a three-car crash Sunday night between Great Valley Shopping Center and the George Westinghouse Bridge.

Richard N. Littlejohn Jr., 32, of Pittsburgh's Hill District was pronounced dead at the scene, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

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Pedestrian Killed in NVT Crash;
Police Seek Car That Fled Scene

October 23, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, North Versailles Twp. News

A pedestrian died Wednesday morning after being struck by at least two cars on Route 30 in North Versailles Twp.

One of the vehicles fled the scene, police said.

Allegheny County police Sgt. Venerando Costa said 63-year-old Ritchie Holmes of North Versailles was struck near the intersection of Route 30 and Taylor Street at around 7 a.m.

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Norwin High Locked Down
After Threats Received

October 22, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Schools in North Huntingdon Twp. and Jeannette were locked-down and some students were sent home early on Tuesday after police received what they regarded as credible threats of violence.

Police allege that a man from the Dayton, Ohio, area made the threats, apparently to create a diversion as he robbed a bank in the Circleville area of the township.

No injuries were reported, but Clay Pike and Robbins Station Road were closed for several hours while the investigation took place.

Police said the suspect, Luke J. Dell, 35, of Beavercreek, Ohio, was taken into custody before he got to the bank. Dell is being held without bond in the Westmoreland County Prison pending a preliminary hearing Nov. 6, court officials said.

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Four Wounded in Duquesne Shooting;
Police Seek Suspects

October 21, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

Duquesne and Allegheny County police are looking for three men involved in a shooting Saturday evening on Priscilla Street that injured four people.

Police said three of the victims were sitting on the front porch of a house in the 600 block at around 5 p.m. when a blue Ford Fusion approached and someone inside the car opened fire.

The car then continued down the street where another person was shot, police said.

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NV Twp. Man Dead Following
Tri-Boro Expressway Crash

October 21, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A North Versailles Twp. man died Sunday night following a one-car crash on the Tri-Boro Expressway in Turtle Creek.

William "Boo" Guyaux, 55, died at a hospital about a half-hour after the wreck, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Monday.

The office said the accident happened just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of the Tri-Boro and Monroeville Avenue.

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