Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sewickley police said someone reportedly attacked the youth and took his cash.
Sewickley police are investigating an assault and robbery that reportedly occurred Monday night on a public sidewalk in the borough. Police Chief James Ersher said a 15-year-old told officers he was walking around 7:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Beaver Street, near the front of Bruegger’s Bagels, when someone punched him in the stomach, took cash from him and threw his wallet to the ground. Ersher said the suspect then ran from the area. The victim walked to Rite Aid before police were notified. He was taken by private vehicle to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital for an evaluation, Ersher said. The suspect is only described as a male between 18 and 20 wearing a green or gray hooded sweatshirt. Ersher said police still have questions …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Police say a Moon Township man was taken to the hospital after being assaulted.
Sewickley police are investigating the assault of a Moon Township man who was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for injuries he suffered from a possible attack in Sewickley. Police were advised at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 by Allegheny County dispatch that a 40-year-old man was possibly assaulted at the American Legion on Chadwick Street. Valley Ambulance medics advised Moon police that the man appeared to have been assaulted. Police said both of the man’s eyes were swollen and he complained that his face hurt. Moon police couldn’t determine if the man drove home or was dropped off at his house. He was taken to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital, where police said the man was “very confused” about where he had been …
Friday, October 5, 2012
According to a complaint filed by Leetsdale police, Angus Peterkin kicked at Richard Grabowski and punched him outside the Leetsdale Mexican restaurant.
A Leetsdale restaurant owner is facing assault charges after police said he punched a former employee in the face and grabbed his neck. Angus K. Peterkin, 55, of Buhlmont Drive, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of providing false reports to law enforcement and reckless endangerment. According to a criminal complaint, Peterkin, owner of Azul Bar y Cantina, fired Richard Grabowski and told him not to return after they argued inside the restaurant. The following day on Sept. 13, Grabowski told police he stopped by to leave his telephone number on a former co-worker's car. Peterkin confronted him, yelled at Grabowski to get out of there, and accused him of trying to slash his tires and break into his garage…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
After being attacked in the Strip District, a Regent Square man was left with a fractured jaw, loose teeth, astronomical bills—and a throng of neighbors lending their help.
When William Reed Wingo went out one Saturday, he figured on it being a wild night—“wild” by his standards, anyway. He finished work (he’s the catering manager at Square Café in Regent Square), went for a six-mile run (he’s also the founder of the Square Run Club), and headed to the Strip District to go dancing. “A wild Saturday night for me is dancing at 11 and being home by 1 and in bed,” Wingo said. The night got crazier than he anticipated—before it even began. According to Wingo, he was walking along Smallman Street past the Heinz History Center around 11 p.m. A group of five men were in front of him. One turned around and “sucker-punched” him in the face, Wingo said, knocking his head back into a wall. Wingo heard his jaw crack, then…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jury selection had been scheduled to begin today for Arthur Lamont Henderson.
A change in defense counsel has delayed the trial of a 38-year-old North Side man charged with raping and robbing two women in Ross, and another in Hopewell, within a four-day period in Ross Township. Arthur Lamont Henderson, who has been in the Allegheny County Jail on a $2.5 million bond since his arrest January 20, had been scheduled to go on trial today. A new trial date is expected to be set today. He has pleaded not guilty. The charges against Henderson stem from two attacks on Ross Township women—one reported Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and the other Monday, Jan. 9 at the Cascades Apartment complex off Cemetery Lane. In both cases, the women, who are in their mid-20s, were attacked in …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Seventeen women testify against the Wexford rheumatologist during the trial in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
After spending the morning testifying that he would never touch a patient inappropriately, Dr. Thomas Tyma was found guilty Monday of indecent assault on 17 women who were his rheumatology patients. Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel found Tyma guilty of 17 counts on indecent assault and 16 counts of harassment on women who were examined at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford and Jameson South in New Castle, Lawrence County. She ordered a pre-sentencing report that includes an examination by the Mercy Behavioral Health agency before his sentencing May 24. She also ordered Tyma to have no contact with any of the victims. When McDaniel announced her decision, a short cheer went up in the courtroom from victims who had …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dr. Thomas Tyma of Sewickley arraigned for third time and charged with indecent assault and harassment.
Dr. Thomas Tyma of Sewickley was formally charged with seven counts of indecent assault and seven counts of harassment today at an arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Regis Welsh. That brings to 24 the number of charges against Tyma in cases where women have alleged that he touched them inappropriately, according to police and court documents. Bail was set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb 11. Tyma, who practiced at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford, was arrested Jan. 11 at his office at 150 Lake Drive after a 31-year-old Butler woman went to the Northern Regional Police Department with accusations about the doctor. As of yesterday, 11 more women have contacted police, said Northern …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Accusations against Dr. Thomas Tyma of Sewickley were made after a female patient's examination in his Wexford office.
A Sewickley doctor with a Wexford practice has been charged with indecent assault after a female patient accused him of touching her inappropriately, according to police. Dr. Thomas Tyma, of Allegheny North Arthritis Center, is scheduled for a Feb. 11 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Regis Welsh. Tyma, 53, was arrested Jan. 11 at his office at 150 Lake Drive after a 31-year-old Butler woman went to the Northern Regional Police Department with the accusation. She is not identified because she is an alleged victim of sexual assault. Tyma was released on a non-monetary bond, ordered to have no contact with the woman and ordered to undergo an evaluation at the county's behaviorial clinic, according to the police report. …