Thursday, April 25, 2013
Heidelberg police filed charges against three men in connection with a burglary in the borough in December.
Three men accused of burglarizing a Heidelberg home in December will go to trial on most of the charges following their preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary Zyra. Charges of burglary, conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property, possessing an instrument of crime and criminal use of a communications facility against David Barton, 26, of Scott Township, were waived to court during his preliminary hearing on April 11. James Comley, 30, of Heidelberg, waived to court charges of conspiring to commit burglary, false swearing to police, conspiring to commit theft and possessing an instrument of crime. A felony charge of criminal use of communication facility was withdrawn during his preliminary hearing on the same day. Benjamin Jury, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Heidelberg presented one of its police officers with a commendation for his investigation and arrest of three people accused of burglarizing a borough home in December. Read about that and other news from the council’s Tuesday night voting meeting.
Heidelberg Borough Council presented one of its police officers with a commendation for his investigation and arrest of three people accused of burglarizing a home in December. Heidelberg Patrolman Adam Nida received the Letter of Commendation from Mayor Kenneth LaSota for the arrests following a break-in at 243 Hogan’s Way on Dec. 11, 2012. LaSota said during the borough’s Tuesday night voting meeting that Nida spent a month-and-a-half working on the case and used searching warrants, phone records and surveillance footage from Heidelberg Park to identify the suspects. Heidelberg police also worked with officers from Pittsburgh, Robinson and Houston to solve the case. “He was able to piece this puzzle together and make the necessary …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Heidelberg police are warning borough residents to be alert after a Lincoln Avenue home was burglarized Tuesday night.
Heidelberg police are warning borough residents to be alert after a home was burglarized Tuesday night. Police said a home in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue was entered through a rear window some time between 3 and 9:30 p.m., and investigators are asking for witnesses to come forward with information. Investigators said jewelry, cash and other valuables were taken from the residence during the break-in. Anyone with information about the burglary who might have been in the area of Lincoln Avenue or Virgin Way are asked to call Heidelberg police at 412-276-0513. Police are also asking people to be vigilant by keeping their doors locked and watching for suspicious activity in the borough. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Two men are accused of burglarizing a Scott Township building and stealing copper to sell for scrap. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Scott Township police blotter.
Two men are accused of burglarizing a Scott Township building and stealing copper to sell for scrap. Scott Township police said they charged Charles Grodes, 36, of Upper St. Clair, and Dale Brannan, 48, of Carnegie, with burglary, theft and other offenses related to the incident. Police say they entered the building in the 200 block of Noblestown Road on Jan. 25 and took an undisclosed amount of copper. Both men were arraigned on the charges by District Judge Gary Zyra. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Scott Township Trespassing charge: Valerie Arturi, 57, of Bridgeville, was charged with trespassing after Scott Township police said she entered a home in the 1300 block of Raven …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Heidelberg police have filed charges against three people in connection with a burglary in the borough last month.
Heidelberg police have filed charges against three people in connection with a burglary in the borough last month. Police said a home in the 200 block of Hogans Way was burglarized on Dec. 11 and various items inside were taken. Police spent the next few weeks investigating, following leads into Pittsburgh, Robinson Township and Houston, PA. They eventually filed charges on Jan. 25 against James Comley, 29, of Heidelberg, Benjamin Jury, 29, of Houston, and David Barton, 26, of Scott Township. The charges include conspiracy, burglary, theft receiving stolen property and possession instruments of crime, among other allegations, police said. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Scott Township police said a Raven Drive homewas burglarized while the resident was on vacation earlier this month. Read more about that and other crime in the weekly Scott police blotter.
Scott Township police are investigating another burglary in the Birdland neighborhood. Police said a resident returned home from vacation on Jan. 10 to find their home in the 1400 block of Raven Drive was burglarized. It is not know when the burglary happened, police said, because the resident apparently was away from New Year’s Day until Jan. 10. Police did not say what, if anything, was taken from the home. Investigators are not sure if the break-in is related to two burglaries on Meadowlark Drive last week. Grant Goeckeler, 29, of Scott, and Brian Butt, 27, of Bridgeville, were charged in connection with those burglaries. Bridgeville police also arrested them men recently in connection with the theft of a generator worth $300 from a …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Someone broke into a home under construction in the new Summit Ridge Estates development of Collier Township.
Someone broke into a new home under construction in Collier and stole a garbage disposal, township police said. Collier Township police said someone broke into the home in the 1200 block of Crest Drive in the new Summit Ridge Estates on the weekend of Jan. 5. The break-in was reported on Jan. 7. They broke in through a rear widow and also damaged the front door lock while trying to enter the home, police said. The burglar took a garbage disposal worth $60, but apparently nothing else, police said. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Two men were arrested for allegedly burglarizing two homes in the Scott Township neighborhood this week. Find out where in St. Clair Heights the burglaries occurred.
Two men were arrested after Scott Township police said they burglarized two homes in the Birdland neighborhood this week. Police said a resident returned to their home in the 1300 block of Meadowlark Drive shortly after noon on Jan. 8 and found the door open and markings on a rear door. Officers responding to the scene found Grant Goeckeler, 29, of Scott, and Brian Butt, 27, of Bridgeville, in the area with evidence that investigators say linked them to the burglary. "They were in custody minutes after officers arrived on scene," Scott Township police Sgt. Steve Fury said. Police said they later admitted to being involved in a burglary at another home in the same St. Clair Heights neighborhood. All the items were returned to the homeowners…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Scott Township police said some unusual items were stolen during a burglary at Carriage Park Apartments last month. Find out what was taken in the weekly Scott Township police blotter.
Scott Township police said some unusual items were stolen during a burglary at Carriage Park Apartments last month. A resident at the Greentree Road apartment complex told Scott Township police they came home to find their unit was burglarized and a DVD player, bus pass and various food items. Police said they think the burglary happened in the evening hours of Nov. 26. Police did not have more details on the incident or whether they have any suspects in the case. Scott Township Assault and theft charges: Scott Township police say a McDonald man tried to steal items from Walmart and assaulted employees as they tried to stop him on Nov. 30. Police said they charged 19-year-old Alexander Sinclair with robbery, assault and retail theft …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A handyman apparently got comfortable in his new work boots when he allegedly stole the footwear from one store and went shopping for hardware in them a few minutes later. Read about that and more in the weekly Collier police blotter.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A handyman got comfortable in his new work boots when he allegedly stole the footwear from one store and went shopping for hardware in them a few minutes later. Collier Township police said Billy Joe Holland, 29, of Imperial, stole a pair of work boots worth $50 from Kmart on Nov. 13 and immediately left the store to go shopping at nearby Home Depot. Police said they received a description of him and went searching for the man. Officers said they found him shopping at Home Depot wearing the boots. Holland faces a charge of retail theft. Collier Township A Noblestown Road home was burglarized on Nov. 16 and a $500 laptop and $150 worth of Wii video games were stolen, Collier police said.