Thursday, May 9, 2013
Crime update from Bridgeville police, April 26 and 28.
Two Bridgeville residents face charges after an incident on Baldwin Street on April 26. Bridgeville police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Baldwin Street at 2:47 p.m. for a report of an assault. Yvonne Fiumara, 45, of Bridgeville was arrested and charged her with simple assault, criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct. Police also arrested Wayne Carelli, 28, of Bridgeville and charged him with disorderly conduct and harassment. Also in the blotter: Police responded to a fight outside of a house in the 800 block of Mill Street on April 28 at 4:48 a.m. Police charged Robert Gallocher, 31, and Donna Emling, 32, both of Bridgeville, were charged with disorderly conduct. Join Patch for more community news or join us on…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in the Bridgeville, Collier, Scott, Heidelberg areas? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Chartiers Valley area still offers many …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Bridgeville approved a contract to pave Baldwin Street and also is beginning to solicit bids for plans to repave Bower Hill Road.
Bridgeville approved a contract to pave Baldwin Street and also is beginning to solicit bids for plans to repave Bower Hill Road. Borough Council voted Monday night to spend $76,300 for Youngblood Paving to begin work on Baldwin Street. The borough also plans to pave Bower Hill Road from McLaughlin Run Road to Darby Way. Borough Manager Lori Collins said that project could cost around $200,000. Sidewalks along the Bower Hill will also be replaced between McLaughin Run and Union Street. Borough Council also approved a plan for the sanitary sewer point repair project with a bid of $364,223 from Insight Pipe Contracting.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Police say a man burglarized a Bridgeville home and brought his 7-year-old nephew during the heist.
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. – Local police say a man burglarized a vacant Bridgeville home Tuesday afternoon and brought his 7-year-old nephew to help with the heist. A witness told police he saw William Gregory, 21, of Carnegie, “loafing around” with a young boy near a vacant home on Baldwin Street and watched them walk around the back. The man followed the two around and noticed the back door was forced open. The witness told investigators he heard rattling in the basement and created a commotion that startled them. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said that’s when Gregory smashed a window in the side of the house and “hoisted” the boy out through the shattered glass. Gregory suffered a gash, but ran from police officers before they quickly …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Unattended food cooking on a kitchen stove led to the ferocious fire that left five families homeless.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Unattended food cooking on an apartment stove led to Sunday morning’s fierce apartment fire in Bridgeville, investigators have determined. Allegheny County Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Don Brucker told Chartiers Valley Patch that a man visiting a woman in the rear first floor apartment apparently left oil and food cooking on top of the stove and accidentally fell asleep. Desiree King told WPXI-TV that the fire appeared to have started in her unit. She told the television station that she awoke to smoke and saw a fire in her kitchen. Bridgeville fire officials previously said the blaze appeared to start in the back corner of the building. Brucker said no criminal charges would be filed. “There’s nothing to support anything except it being an …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
One couple living in the apartment complex is scheduled to get married this weekend.
The American Red Cross is helping at least four people displaced by Sunday morning’s apartment fire in Bridgeville. Red Cross spokeswoman Lauren Chapman said they are helping one adult and another couple with a child by providing them with food, shelter and clothing for the next the days. “We help with people’s immediate needs,” Chapman said. “The first few days of a disaster, we’re able to help them with temporary shelter and clothing.” Chapman said she could not identify who the Red Cross is helping, but added that the family of three lived in the severely damaged house next to the destroyed apartment building. She said they will be able to help them over the next three days, but is unsure if any local organizations or donation funds …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
No one was injured in the early Sunday morning blaze on Baldwin Street.
A ferocious fire destroyed a four-unit apartment building in Bridgeville and severely damaged a neighboring home early Sunday morning, although no one was injured in the blaze. Bridgeville firefighters were called to the building at 667 Baldwin St. around 3:30 a.m. and worked to control the fire from spreading to the house next door. Fire Chief Bill Chilleo said everyone inside the apartment building escaped uninjured, but the building and much of the residents’ contents were destroyed. He said Bridgeville police are working with the American Red Cross to take care of the residents. “There’s nothing left of the back of the house,” Chilleo said. By 10 a.m., firefighters were still locating hot spots and waiting for crews to demolish the …