Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Were you on the trail or near Summit Park Drive Friday morning? County homicide detectives want to hear from anyone who saw this man.
Allegheny County homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a man's death Friday morning along the Montour Trail in Findlay Township. The man's body was found at 9:54 a.m. Friday on the trail, below the overpass carrying Summit Park Drive, according to Lt. Andrew Schurman. Investigators believe the man fell or jumped to his death between 9:20 and 9:54 a.m. Police are not identifying the man but said he was 43 years old and was white. He had dark hair, a slender build and was wearing a black jeans and a black Steelers t-shirt over a purple button-down shirt. Anyone who saw this man while traveling on Summit Park Drive or on the Montour Trail is asked to call the County Police Homicide unit at 412-473-…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour, through their attorney, have repeatedly denied the charges filed by Allegheny County Police.
The preliminary hearing for a Franklin Park couple accused of physically abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia in March has been postponed again. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Wexford, are charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement after the couple's arrest Oct. 4. The couple was to have appeared Tuesday before Leetsdale District Court Judge Robert Ford, but that hearing has been postponed…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour face a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Police have charged them with assaulting two Ethiopian-born chlldren they adopted in March.
UPDATE: A Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General and his wife have been arraigned on charges that they assaulted and abused two adopted children in their care. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Franklin Park, posted 10 percent of $25,000 percentage bonds after their arraignments Friday morning. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement. Allegheny County and Franklin Park Police on Thursday charged the couple with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. The couple adopted the children from Ethiopia in March, …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Allegheny County Police at (412) 473-1251 or 911.
Allegheny County Police are seeking information about an assault on a female jogger in North Park about 5:30 p.m. Monday. The incident was reported on Lake Shore Drive in the vicinity of J.C. Stone Field in North Park, police said. "The report is of a young female jogging in the area when an unknown assailant put a bag over her head and carried her a short distance into a wooded area where she was able to get free and flee," according to a statement from Allegheny County Police. Anyone with information or if anyone was in the area at the time of the incident is encouraged to contact Allegheny County Police at (412) 473-1251 or 911. "The public is advised that there is no need to be alarmed, but as always should be aware of your …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Allegheny County detectives say Laura Kuzma, 25, of Raccoon Township, was involved in a February theft targeting a vacant home.
A Raccoon Township woman is accused of breaking into a Leetsdale home back in February and stealing copper piping the night before the house was to be sold. Laura Kuzma, 25, waived a single charge of burglary Tuesday to Allegheny County Court. District Judge Robert Ford modified Kuzma's $10,000 bond allowing her to be released from Allegheny County Jail on a promise to return for court. Allegheny County police were called Feb. 9 to investigate the burglary on Valley Lane after the crime was reported to the Leetsdale police department. According to a criminal complaint, a woman stopped by her father’s vacant house the morning of Feb. 9 but couldn't get the garage opener to work so she went in the back door. That's when she discovered that …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Mark Lee Krangle, 65, of Hudson, NY, was charged with harassment and making terroristic threats. He says person behind bomb threats is 'someone I have known.'
A New York man was arrested at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday for allegedly threatening University of Pittsburgh professors via email. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Mark Lee Krangle, 65, of Hudson, NY, was charged with harassment and making terroristic threats. According to the newspaper, Krangle sent emails to four current and retired Pitt professors, giving them PDF copies of his book Revolution or Extinction. He stated he was coming to Pittsburgh to get his story covered and that the bomb threats were an attempt to support his cause. The book's description is as follows: True story about New York Mafia child grown up and inserted into the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign while teaching at the University of…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Allegheny County police detectives say Johnathan Michael Jaquay of Moon burglarized Herbst Automotive twice and stole four cars from Herbst's parking lot.
A Moon Township man is accused of burglarizing Herbst Automotive in Sewickley twice and stealing four cars from the service station's lot. Allegheny County Police filed charges against Johnathan Michael Jaquay, 19, of Colony West Drive, including two counts each of burglary and criminal trespass, six counts of theft, four counts of receiving stolen property, and three counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said Jaquay forced his way into Herbst Automotive through a window sometime overnight on Nov. 22 and stole a Toshiba laptop, $20 in cash and seven keys belonging to vehicles parked in the lot. Police said three of the vehicles – a 2001 Toyota Highlander, a 2007 Lincoln MKZ and 1996 Saab 900 -- were later reported stolen …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Charles Buswell of Sewickley committed suicide.
Allegheny County police and a county SWAT team were summoned early today to the home of a Sewickley man who later was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Charles Buswell, 19, was pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m. of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. The medical examiner's office has ruled Buswell's death a suicide. Hours before his death, Buswell wrote a letter to family and friends and posted the note on his Facebook page. Sewickley police said a friend of Buswell's, who saw the posting and was worried, contacted them about midnight. Police also fielded a second call regarding the posting and went to check on Buswell at his Railroad Street home. Police said Buswell fired …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Authorities say Joann Angel may be driving a dark-blue Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black roof.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Allegheny County and Etna police are seeking information and help in locating Joann Angel, 51, who has been missing for days. Angel is white, has blonde hair, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 115 pounds, and has a thin build. Police said she was last seen in Etna on Dec. 17, although she may have been in North Huntingdon on Wednesday. Angel may be driving a late-model dark-blue Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black convertible top and bearing Pennsylvania license HMW-8034. Anyone with information about Angel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police general investigations unit at 412-473-3000 or Det. William Newman at 412-473-1276.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Charles Buswell pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.
A Sewickley man who denied sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female acquaintance in May has pleaded no contest to one count of simple assault. In exchange for the plea bargain, Allegheny Common Pleas Court Judge Jill Rangos sentenced Charles Buswell, 19, of Railroad Street, to one year of probation and ordered him to have no contact with the girl. Buswell's Pittsburgh defense attorney, Kevin Abramovitz, said the case ended up being a negotiated agreement with prosecutors. Pleading no contest is the same as a guilty plea, only the person isn’t admitting guilt, he said. “You’re simply saying you don’t want to fight or contest this charge,” Abramovitz explained. Buswell remained in jail for nearly six months from late May until November. He …