Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A West Virginia man whom state police say was driving erratically on Interstate 79 before running from troopers will stand trial on DUI and other charges.
A West Virginia man whom state police say was driving erratically on Interstate 79 before running from troopers will stand trial on DUI and other charges. Daniel P. Baker, 33, of Fairmont, W.Va., was held for court on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, fleeing police, careless driving and reckless driving during his preliminary hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on April 1. State police said they tried to stop Baker along I-79 in Collier Township on Dec. 19 when he refused to pull over. Police did not say how long the chase lasted or which direction he was heading. Baker is free on $10,000 bond. District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet – 4/1
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Three drivers arrested for DUI in South Fayette and Collier Township waived their charges to court before their preliminary hearings with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet.
Three drivers arrested for DUI in South Fayette and Collier Township waived their charges to court before their preliminary hearings with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on March 4. Look below to see all of the preliminary court decisions from this past week. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet – 3/4 Charges waived to court Charges held for court Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Mt. Lebanon teen police say was high on drugs when he crashed into a minivan on Vanadium Road in Kirawn Heights is heading to trial on DUI charges. The most serious charges, however, were withdrawn.
A Mt. Lebanon teen accused of being high when police say he crashed into a minivan on Vanadium Road in Kirawn Heights is heading to trial on DUI charges. Nathan L. McGuire, 19, waived to court charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, reckless driving and other traffic citations. However, two counts of reckless endangerment were withdrawn before his preliminary hearing with District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet on Jan. 7. McGuire was driving up Vanadium Road on Sept. 9 when Collier Township police said he lost control at the railroad tracks in Kirwan Heights and crashed into a minivan going the other way. The woman driving the van had to be cut out of the vehicle and was taken to a Pittsburgh area hospital. Her son …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Patch wants to help Chartiers Valley parents keep their kids safe this Halloween season.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Map information from the Pennsylvania State police Megan's Law website. Patch wants to help Chartiers Valley parents keep their kids safe this Halloween season. And as your little ones and not-so-little ones prepare to go door to door for trick-or-treating this coming Wednesday, Patch offers a map of our community's registered sex offenders whose residential addresses are listed on the Pennsylvania State police Megan's Law website. The Megan's Law site provides information only for the individuals currently registered with the Pennsylvania State police as sexual offenders. State police say that the website does not list information for every individual ever arrested or convicted of a sex-related offense. According to the website, state …
Monday, June 25, 2012
State police said a halfway house inmate convicted of aggravated assault escaped when he claimed to be going to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment.
Pennsylvania State Police said a man serving time for aggravated assault checked himself out of a Pittsburgh hospital to escape custody. Kenneth Gray, 24, of Pittsburgh, was serving a sentence at the Pittsburgh-based Renewal Corrections Center when he was taken to an unspecified UPMC hospital for medical treatment, said state police spokeswoman Trooper Robin Mungo. Mungo said Gray signed himself out of the hospital and is now considered missing. Those with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact authorities at 412.787.2000. Gray is described as a black male standing 5-feet, 8-inches and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, according to police.
Friday, June 1, 2012
State police said the contracted school bus company didn't have insurance when its drivers made 160 bus runs for Chartiers Valley from December to April.
The owner of a company contracted to do substitute bus driving for Chartiers Valley School District faces numerous charges after state police said he didn’t have insurance while driving students for nearly five months. Michael N. Krawec, 25, of Pittsburgh, did not have proper insurance when troopers say his company made 160 bus runs for Chartiers Valley from Dec. 7 to April 25. According to a Pennsylvania State Police press release, an anonymous caller alerted troopers at the Moon Township barracks to the situation on April 9. Later that month, investigators went to the company’s bus depot in Baldwin and found an insurance card that was supposed to cover all Chartiers Valley buses that expired on Oct. 5. Troopers said they later learned …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Five people arrested for drunken driving waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary Zyra and will head to trial on the charges. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions in this week’s district court round-up.
Five people arrested for drunken driving waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Gary Zyra and will head to trial on the charges. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions in this week’s district court round-up. District Judge Gary Zyra – 5/24 Charges waived to court Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
State police think the driver was racing another car Monday before he crashed on the Parkway West.
A motorist who may have been racing another vehicle on the Parkway West escaped serious injury after his car rolled over and it burst into flames. State police said Jared J. Juristy, 19, of Munhall, was speeding shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday when he hit an embankment and rolled over near the Campbells Run Road exit in Collier Township. Juristy, who was wearing a seatbelt, escaped from the Pontiac sedan before it caught fire, state police said. Firefighters from Rennerdale and Presto responded to the crash and quickly extinguished the vehicle fire. “We were dispatched to a vehicle rollover and while en route state police said the car was on fire,” Rennerdale fire Chief Dave Brown said. “Nobody was hurt.” Investigators think Juristy, who …