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Teen Held in Robbery-Murder,
Second Suspect Sought

July 24, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Allegheny County police allege that Master Thornton, 18, of McKeesport is one of the two men shown here in surveillance video taken from the Family Dollar store on Versailles Avenue. The second has not yet been identified. (Photo courtesy Allegheny County police)


A McKeesport teen-ager is being held without bail in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with a 2019 robbery and murder at the Family Dollar store on Versailles Avenue.

Master W. Thornton, 18, is charged by Allegheny County police with homicide, robbery, possession of a firearm by a minor and criminal conspiracy in the death of Dwayne Fuller, 24, of Homestead.

Police allege that Thornton and another man got into an altercation with Fuller inside the store last Oct. 17.

 
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One Dead, One Hurt in Soles Street Shooting

July 24, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 31-year-old man died at UPMC McKeesport hospital after a shooting late Wednesday night on Soles Street.

Niko Dawson was pronounced dead in the emergency room early Thursday morning, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He had been shot multiple times.

McKeesport police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Soles Street just before midnight for a report of “shots fired.”

According to Allegheny County police, when officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old woman had been injured by a grazing gunshot wound to the leg.

 
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Suspect in June Homicide Arrested in Chicago

July 23, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport woman wanted in connection with a fatal shooting was arrested Wednesday in Chicago.

Gabrielle Parker, 33, was taken into custody without incident, said Michael Baughman of the U.S. Marshals Service in Pittsburgh.

Parker is charged by Allegheny County police with criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in connection with the June 18 shooting death of Ericka J. Stevens, 29, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin.

 
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Police Log: Three Charged After Custody Dispute

July 22, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

• Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
• Not all arrest records are published.
• 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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City Man, 20, Dead in Shooting

July 17, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 20-year-old McKeesport man was found dead Thursday night in an alley just off of Dinsmore Street.

Keith Jones Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene just after 10 p.m., the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said.

In a prepared statement, county police said McKeesport police and paramedics were dispatched after a caller to 9-1-1 reported that a man was lying in Spear Alley.

Jones had been shot multiple times, county police said.

 
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Duquesne Man, 20, Sought in
Connection With Homicide

July 10, 2020 |

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

Calvonte Moore, 20, of Duquesne has been charged in connection with a shooting Wednesday in North Versailles Twp. (Photo courtesy Allegheny County police)


A Duquesne man is wanted by Allegheny County police in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday morning in North Versailles Twp.

Calvonte Moore, 20, shown above, is charged by Allegheny County police with criminal homicide and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the death of Jamey Green, 29, of West Mifflin, at the Green Valley Flats Apartments.

County police Lt. Venerando Costa said Friday that township police and paramedics were dispatched at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday to the apartment complex after a caller reported a man had been shot.

 
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Police Allege Driver Struck Child, Fled Scene

June 23, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Wilmerding woman is accused of leaving the scene of an accident in which a child suffered minor injuries.

McKeesport police have charged Siddioah L. Sands, 28, with failing to stop and render aid, driving with a suspended license, careless driving and causing an accident while not properly licensed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 24 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

Police said two girls were walking home from the store on the evening of June 7 and were attempting to cross Soles Street near Bailie Avenue when a black Ford Explorer drove by, striking one of the children.

 
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Suspect Held in NV Twp. Bank Robbery

June 23, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Photo courtesy Allegheny County sheriff’s office)


A North Braddock man was arrested Tuesday in Clairton in connection with the November 2019 robbery of the Huntington Bank branch in Great Valley Shopping Center, North Versailles Twp.

D’el Lamar Mackey, 38, is charged by North Versailles police with robbery and is being questioned by the FBI in Pittsburgh, said a spokesman for the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office. A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.

Mackey also was indicted June 3 by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh and has been charged with one count of bank robbery, court records indicate. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday.

 
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One Wounded in Evans Ave. Incident

June 22, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

(Updated June 22, 11:30 a.m.)

An unidentified 41-year-old woman is in critical condition at a local hospital following a shooting Sunday night on Evans Avenue.

Allegheny County police said McKeesport police responded to a report of a shooting just after 10:30 p.m. to the 700 block. The victim was suffering from gunshot wounds to the back, arm and leg, a county police spokesperson said, and was hospitalized.

On Monday, county police homicide detectives said the victim was sitting on her porch with other individuals when a man with a mask covering his face walked towards the residence and opened fire, striking the victim.

 
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Police Seek City Woman in Slaying

June 21, 2020 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport woman is being sought by Allegheny County police in connection with a fatal shooting early Thursday morning.

It was the second homicide in the city in less than four days.

Gabrielle Parker (above), 33, is charged by county police with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license.

 
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