Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Three women accused of running a prostitution ring out of a Bridgeville massage parlor are going to trial on misdemeanor prostitution charges.
Three women accused of running a prostitution ring out of a Bridgeville massage parlor are going to trial on misdemeanor prostitution charges. Felony charges of prostitution and conspiracy were withdrawn by Allegheny County police during the preliminary hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on Monday. However, the three women, Ok Ja Ko, 52, Chong Hee Kil, 57, and Heemae Jong, 58, waived their misdemeanor prostitution charges and are now awaiting trial. The women arrived at district court on Monday afternoon wearing surgical masks, rushing past cameras and television reporters to get into the courtroom. The three women are free on $5,000 cash bond each and awaiting their formal arraignment on May 3. Bridgeville police Chief Chad…
Bridgeville officials are asking families who wanted to attend the borough’s Easter Egg Hunt to instead go to Journey Church for their event this weekend.
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- Mike Jones
Wednesday, March 27
Bridgeville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled, although borough officials say families can instead attend a similar event this weekend at Journey Church on Prestley Road. Borough officials said the Bridgeville Community Association, which is not directly affiliated with the local government or volunteer fire department, did not make the proper plans in time. The event typically has been at the Bridgeville fire hall. Any area residents who were looking forward to the event can attend the Community Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Journey Church. The event organizers said they plan to have 2,000 Easter eggs to hunt and will also have food, inflatable “bounce houses” and obstacle courses for the kids. The church is also …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A tractor worth more than $18,000 was stolen from a storage area in Collier Township. Read more in the weekly Collier Township and Bridgeville police blotters.
A tractor worth more than $18,000 was stolen from a storage area in Collier Township. Workers at Independent Enterprises reported to Collier police on March 21 that the Kubota tractor with an attached “brush hog” was stolen from their staging area on Gregg Station Road. The tractor hadn’t been used since October, so investigators aren’t sure when it was stolen. A fence where the tractor and other equipment were being stored was damaged. Bridgeville Disorderly conduct charges: A mother and her son face disorderly conduct charges after Bridgeville police said they were fighting and using loud profanity in the street. Bridgeville police were called to the 300 block of St. Clair Street shortly after 10 p.m. on March 19 for a man yelling …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
An Aldi’s low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79.
An Aldi’s low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79. The eight acres of land directly behind the former Exxon gas station is expected to be built into a shopping center called The Crossings at South Fayette with Aldi’s becoming the anchor tenant, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. A bank, restaurant, drive-thru coffee and other businesses also might move into the proposed shopping center, the newspaper reported. The Bridgeville Fuel Stop gas station next to McDonald’s would be demolished to build an entrance to the shopping center that connects to the Route 50 and Washington Pike intersection. Two other entrances would be built on Daniell Drive near the GetGo gas station. …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Heidelberg woman accused of alerting police to a false emergency is heading to trial on most of the charges.
A Heidelberg woman accused of alerting police to a false emergency is heading to trial on most of the charges. Heidelberg police said Heather Dickson, 27, called officers to her borough home last month for a report of an argument with another person. But police said there was never an emergency and she lied to them about the incident. Police charged her on March 4 after investigating. Dickson waived to court charges of false information to police, false reports and false alarms to emergency responders. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter District Judge Gary Zyra – 3/ 14 Charges held for court Charges waived to court Charges reduced or withdrawn District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bridgeville police said a man, whose girlfriend was allegedly stealing items inside Rite Aid, left her behind to face the music when officers arrived. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Bridgeville police blotter.
Bridgeville police said a man, whose girlfriend was allegedly stealing items inside a Chartiers Street business, left her behind when officers arrived. Police said they were alerted to a woman being stopped for retail theft by store employees inside the Rite Aid on March 1. Officers said they arrested Jonna Swisher, 33, of Canonsburg, and charged her with retail theft and criminal conspiracy. But her boyfriend, Joshua Patragas, 32, of Washington, who police said was supposed to be the getaway driver, left the parking lot when officers arrived. Police said he left Swisher alone to be arrested. However, investigators eventually found Patragas and charged him with retail theft and criminal conspiracy. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Are you looking for work? Check out these 5 job opportunities in the Bridgeville area.
Looking for work? Check out these local job opportunities in our area. 1. Customer Service Representative Key Personnel Services in Bridgeville is seeking a full-time customer service respresentative. The customer service representative is responsible for ensuring customer and vendor satisfaction through strong phone and email communication, according to the job description. The person in this position will field all incoming calls, provide customers with order status updates when necessary and assist vendor partners with order completion questions when necessary. The rate of pay is $11.50 to $12 an hour, with quarterly bonuses paid out. The successful candidate will be flexible between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., as shifts rotate every two weeks…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Chartiers Valley School District sent letters to parents on Friday warning of two possible child-luring incidents in Bridgeville.
The Chartiers Valley School District sent a letter to parents on Friday about two possible threats to students in neighboring Bridgeville. The Chartiers Valley School District said Bridgeville police are investigating a case where a threatening letter was left in front of a Bridgeville home on March 11. The letter indicated the author was watching the daughter of the resident and threatened to abduct the daughter. On March 12 around 2:50 p.m., two Chartiers Valley students were apparently followed by a multi-brown colored panel van after they got off their bus in Bridgeville, according to the school district. The van reportedly stayed approximately 5-to-10 feet behind the two girls as they walked towards their home. When the girls became …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone.
Bridgeville police seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $800 cash from a borough home after checking on the welfare of two young children whose mother apparently left them alone. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said officers arrived at the house at 169 Union St., shortly before 8 a.m. Friday to check on the children ages 5 and 8 after they said they couldn’t find their mother. When police came into the house, they said they found a large baggie of marijuana, a digital scale, a 40-caliber handgun with the serial numbers removed and $800 cash. Police said they found 21-year-old Shelby Casper sleeping in her bedroom on the third floor. She faces charges of firearms possession, altering a firearm, marijuana possession with intent…
This week's local business spotlight is Tambellini's Bridgeville Restaurant located on Railroad Street in Bridgeville. There are lots of Chartiers Valley area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Tambellini's Bridgeville Restaurant located on Railroad Street in Bridgeville. Tambellini's was founded in 1984 and has several restaurant locations throughout the city, including one in Downtown Pittsburgh. The restaurant offers a menu of classic Italian dishes, as well as sandwiches and other favorites. Have you been there? Review this restaurant on the Tambellini's Bridgeville Restaurant directory listing. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter!