CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Child Endangerment and Assault-Robbery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Two incidents occurred in Latrobe, Pennsylvania this week. In the first incident, a 21-year-old woman was charged with child endangerment after a 2-year-old boy tested positive for marijuana ingestion. The second incident involved an assault and robbery near Hempfield Cemetery, where a 20-year-old man was charged.
Police looking for 2 teens who escaped from juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County
Police are looking for two teens they say escaped from a juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County.
Man accused of stabbing neighbor after argument in Westmoreland County
A man is facing charges after police say he stabbed his neighbor following an argument in Westmoreland County.
Reports of shots fired in City of Latrobe unfounded, police chief says
Reports of shot fired prompted a large investigation in Latrobe on Friday.
Derry man charged with rape, bail denied
A Derry Borough man is accused of raping a woman over four hours in November. Richard C. McElheny, 55, was arraigned Wednesday and was being held without bail. The woman reported the situation to borough police on Nov. 8. She told an officer that she was sexually assaulted in the basement of a borough home overnight after McElheny bound her hands and ankles, according to court papers. He is accused of threatening her with a knife.
Greensburg man charged in North Huntingdon man’s overdose death, Westmoreland County DA says
A Greensburg man is facing charges over accusations he delivered a deadly dose of drugs to a North Huntingdon man in July.
2 more charged in Unity stabbing incident
Two more people have been charged in connection with a stabbing and robbery in Unity this week. Troopers filed charges Thursday against Michael J. Hafner, 22, of North Versailles, and Antonio James McMahon, 20, of McKeesport. Hafner was arraigned Thursday night and denied bail. An arrest warrant was issued for McMahon.
Authorities respond to Route 30 crash in Ligonier Township
Route 30 reopened Friday evening following a single-vehicle crash, authorities said. It had been restricted to one westbound lane after the wreck was reported at 4:22 p.m. about a quarter mile past Quarry Lane in Ligonier Township. At least one individual was being transported for medical care, according to 911...
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Robbery, and Fraud Cases Unfold in Unity Township, Pennsylvania
Two incidents occurred in Unity Township, Pennsylvania this week. In the first incident, a man was stabbed during a gathering among friends. The assailants took his guns and $5,000. Two suspects have been identified and charged with robbery, aggravated assault, theft, and related offenses. The second incident involves a man on trial for allegedly defrauding vendors hired for his daughter's wedding reception. He is accused of forging checks to pay for services totaling over $20,000.
Woman accused by Lower Burrell police of selling crack ordered to stand trial
A woman accused of selling drugs after authorities said she let a Lower Burrell officer search her vehicle when she was pulled over has been ordered to stand trial in Westmoreland County Court. Michelle Lynn Dzugan, 45, of the 1500 block of Horne Boulevard in Arnold was charged Nov. 13...
Hempfield man charged with aggravated assault by vehicle
A Hempfield man was denied bail Thursday after state police said he drove recklessly around his neighborhood, nearly hitting a pedestrian. Troopers said Tyler Cecconello, 20, had a 2-year-old girl in his SUV at the time. They were called to Menock Manor near Swede Hill Park at 4:40 p.m. after...
Munhall police officer arrested after standoff in Shaler
A Munhall police officer was arrested Friday after a standoff at his Shaler home during a domestic incident, investigators said. James Williams, a sergeant and detective, is charged with simple assault and harassment after an argument between he and his wife escalated, according to a criminal complaint. Police responded to...
Mom charged after alleged confrontation with school bus driver says she was defending her kids
She said several kids were eating on the bus but the driver only yelled at her daughter.
Weekly Safety Report: Incidents of Confrontation, Theft, Investigation, and Fire in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
This week in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for safety in the community. These incidents include a woman being charged after berating a school bus driver, thefts from multiple storage units, an ongoing investigation into an incident at a local elementary school, and a large house fire that required the response of multiple fire departments.
Hunter accidentally shoots another hunter in Westmoreland County
SOUTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA) -- An investigation is underway after a hunter shot another hunter in Westmoreland County, the Game Commission said.Around 5 p.m. Friday near State Hill Road in South Huntingdon Township, a hunter using a high-powered rifle from several hundred years away misidentified a target and shot, Warden Seth Mesoras said. Another hunter was shot in the upper torso. At least check, he was in stable condition. No other details were released, but the shooting is under investigation. Mesoras said hunting accidents have decreased over the years and hunting is safer now more than ever because of hunter education. Last year,...
Hunter Mistakenly Shoots Fellow Hunter in Westmoreland County
In a shocking incident in South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, a hunter mistakenly shoots another, mistaking them for a coyote. The injured hunter is now in stable condition. This adds to the growing number of shooting incidents involving hunters statewide.
CRASH INVOLVING INDIANA BASKETBALL BUS LEAVES NONE INJURED
No one was hurt in a crash involving a local school bus yesterday. Indiana Area school officials confirmed the crash happened outside of Latrobe late Tuesday afternoon as it was transporting the girls’ varsity basketball team to their game against Greater Latrobe. Eyewitnesses say the driver of the bus veered off the road and the team had to wait 45 minutes while Greater Latrobe School District sent a bus to retrieve them.
Pennsylvania hunter shot man after mistaking him for a coyote
State officials in western Pennsylvania are investigating the shooting of a man mistaken for a coyote by a fellow hunter. A Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the victim was shot in the shoulder Friday evening in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, and taken to a local hospital.
New Kensington slaying co-defendant testifies shooting victim was feared
One of the seven people charged with robbery and murder of a man last year in New Kensington told a Westmoreland County jury that the shooting victim was a known drug user and thief who was feared in the community. Raquan Carpenter, 20, of Pittsburgh, testified Wednesday for the prosecution...
State Police searching for two people accused of stealing from storage units
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- State Police are searching for two people accused of cutting the locks of self-storage units and stealing items from inside them in Westmoreland County.The break-ins happened at Larch's Self Storage on Willow Crossing in Hempfield Township between November 19 and November 20 and a Kia vehicle is believed to be involved.Police say the stolen items include paintball guns, an XBox controller, and jewelry. The estimated value of what was stolen is around $5,000, according to police.Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to call State Police at the Greensburg barracks at 724-832-3288 and ask for Trooper Moffa.