Monday, April 22, 2013
More classes might be available to residents in the future.
More than 30 Collier Township residents attended a Gun Safety and Familiarization class on April 13 taught by Collier police officers Kris Sabin and Bill Oslick, according to The Almanac. The officers stressed the importance of locking away guns and installing safety locks on guns. Free safety cable locks were given to all participants, according to the newspaper. Officers also went over the different types of guns, the difficulty of distinguishing real and toys guns and stressed how children should be taught not to touch guns if they see them, according to the report. Officers said they hope to teach more gun classes in the future.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Police news from Collier Township.
Police are investigating a theft from a Collier Township business. According to police, someone broke into a locked building and stolen $600 worth of tools from Collier Stone Co. on Noblestown Road during the night of April 12, or early morning of April 13. Police said it appeared as thought the person also tried to steal copper pipe, but left it behind. Those with information are asked to contact Collier Township police. Also in this week’s blotter: Joseph Orszulak, 46, of Dormont, was charged with public drunkenness after an incident at Pittsburgh Bottleshop Café. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The man who claimed he had taken a woman hostage in his Collier Township residence, prompting a massive police response last December, is going to trial on numerous reckless endangerment charges.
The man who claimed he had taken a woman hostage in his Collier Township residence, prompting a massive police response last December, is going to trial on numerous reckless endangerment charges. Investigators said Ronald Harrison, 34, called 911 in the early hours of Dec. 23 to say he had a hostage at his apartment on Dog Leg Drive near Nevillewood. That brought police officers from Collier, Heidelberg, Scott and the Allegheny County SWAT team. Police said the man told dispatchers he had a handgun and officers apparently heard a gunshot when they arrived. Police said they found a handgun in the bedroom and numerous rounds of ammunition. Harrison waived to court four charges of reckless endangerment and one count of false reports to police…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Police officers were called to Chuck E Cheese on Sunday night for an irate woman who was allegedly shouting obscenities around young children. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Collier Township police blotter. Break Up
Numerous police officers were called to Chuck E Cheese on Sunday night for a fight in which an irate woman was allegedly shouting obscenities around young children. Collier police said they were dispatched to the restaurant in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center around 8 p.m. after receiving reports of a fight inside. The fight apparently had ended by the time police arrived, but officers did find a woman shouting obscenities. Police said they charged Timeia Thompson, 22, of Carnegie, with disorderly conduct. They did not say what triggered the incident or if anyone was involved. However, some local people took to Twitter to say that a fight broke out and nearly turned into a riot before nearly a dozen police officers from surrounding …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Collier Township police Officer Dan Elway saved a man's life while vacationing in Florida this summer.
Collier Township police Officer Dan Elway was just minding his own business enjoying the last day of his vacation by the swimming pool in Florida earlier this summer when he heard a woman start to scream nearby. Elway immediately jumped into action and helped pull the woman's fiancé out of the water at the pool in Key Largo. The man wasn't breathing, so Elway did what he was trained to do: He started administering CPR. It was the first time he'd used that training in 10 years of being a police officer. "He was blueish-grey, no breathing, no pulse,” Elway said. “I checked him for about 10 seconds and he didn't have a pulse so I began CPR. I did it for about two minutes and it didn't look good, so I just kept going until the paramedics …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Through Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit charity, the force is helping connect military personnel with their families.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Collier police and other agencies participate in live shooting drills.
MOON–It's all about being ready for the worst, Findlay Township Police Capt. Mark Joyce said. Police from Findlay, Moon and other local law enforcement agencies yesterday trained to respond to a gunman opening fire in a building or public space. "What would you do if you were a high school student or a college student and a shooter entered a building?" said RMU Police Chief Randy Mink. "You'd probably want to run. This is going to teach law enforcement to handle that situation." The active-shooter training exercise at Robert Morris University included police from more than a dozen different agencies as well as personnel from the United States Air Marshals, 911th Airlift Wing and 171st Refueling Wing. "This also includes the military and …