Monday, February 25, 2013
Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section!
Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter! Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section! We’re traveling around Bridgeville, Carnegie, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott and South Fayette looking for the interesting places and features that make this area so special. So if you know where this landmark is, offer your guesses or upload your own photos or discuss some of your other favorite places around town.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Heidelberg police said Cory Losekamp punched the 16-year-old boy in the head repeatedly.
A Scott Township man was arrested last week after police accused him of beating a 16-year-old boy. Heidelberg police said Cory Losekamp, 23, punched the boy in the head repeatedly at a Grant Street home shortly after 6 p.m. on Feb. 20. Losekamp was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was taken to Allegheny County Jail and arraigned. Police did not say how badly the boy was injured or what prompted the fight. Investigators also did not identify him because of his age or say how he knew Losekamp. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
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…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Click on this interactive map to report the latest road craters in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Scott and South Fayette.
It is pothole season. The freeze-thaw cycles are creating bone crunching, kidney punching potholes on many roads throughout the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Click on "report an issue" directly below the map above to report where the worst potholes are located. You can also zoom in or out on the map to see more specific locations. Chartiers Valley Patch will then share the link to this story with PennDOT, Allegheny County and the local public works departments so they know where repairs are needed most.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Police officers in Scott Township and Heidelberg had a busy weekend with DUI patrols. Police arrested three drivers on DUI charges and said a Scott Township man was caught urinating beside Greentree Road.
Police in Scott Township and Heidelberg had a busy weekend with their DUI patrols. Three drivers were arrested on Friday and Saturday in those two towns during the dedicated roving patrols in the South Hills. In fact, Scott Township police said their two DUI arrests involved crashes. Scott Township police said they charged Zachary Gleason, 25, of Collier, with drunken driving following a crash on Washington Avenue on Feb. 15. The following day, police said they arrested Gary Broyles, 51, of Heidelberg, with drunken driving after a crash on Superior Street. On Feb. 16, Heidelberg police said the arrested Raymond Peters, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, for drunken driving and careless driving, A passenger in his car was wanted on active warrants in …
'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks' Map lets you see the median income for Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette and surrounding communities. Click to check out this interactive map.
An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette or anywhere in the country. Take, for instance, the two Census tracts that include Bridgevlle. The eastern side of the borough has a median income level of about $42,000, while the neighborhood to the west of Route 50 has a median income level of $29,000. Scott Township has a median income level that ranges from $35,000 to $67,000. Most of Collier Township is has a median income level of about $65,000. In comparison, South Fayette’s median income level varies from $57,000 to $92,000 depending on which side of Interstate 79 you live. In comparison, the statewide…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols this weekend.
Numerous police departments from across the South Hills are planning to participate in roving DUI patrols Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police officers from Bridgeville, Scott, Heidelberg, Collier, South Fayette, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Baldwin Township, Dormont and Green Tree will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers. However, there will not be any stationary checkpoints on any roads throughout the night, police said. This event is in conjunction with the Mt Lebanon Area DUI Task Force and funded through the Pennsylvania DUI Association with grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Washington County man accused of driving drunk in Heidelberg with his young daughter in the car waived the most serious charges to court. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Gary Zyra.
A Washington County man accused of driving drunk in Heidelberg with his young daughter in the car waived the most serious charges to court. John Bonacci, 43, of Washington, waived to court charges of drunken driving, child endangerment, careless driving, reckless driving and several traffic citations before his preliminary hearing with District Judge Gary M. Zyra on Feb. 7. Three counts of reckless endangerment were withdrawn by Heidelberg police. Police said they stopped Bonacci on Dec. 4 and found him to be impaired while driving with the young girl in the vehicle. Like our Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter District Judge Gary M. Zyra – 2/7 Charges held for court Charges waived to court Charges reduced or …
Heidelberg police welcomed Antonino “Nino” Balsamo as a new part-time police officer.
Antonino “Nino” Balsamo was sworn-in as a new Heidelberg police officer Tuesday night. Balsamo was hired as a part-time patrolman and replaces outgoing officers Scott Kercher and Rachael Anderson. Balsamo is currently a police officer in Oakdale and a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps. “Patrolman Balsamo will be a great addition to our police force and with his experience in community oriented policing, he will be an amazing attribute to our community,” Mayor Kenneth LaSota said during the borough's council meeting. Heidelberg police Chief Vernon Barkley said that Balsamo will begin field-training with the department next week. The hiring brings the police department staffing to four full-time officers, five part-time officers and one K-9 unit…