Sunday, May 5, 2013
Police said the man was clearing trees on a hillside when the worst happened.
A Leetsdale man in his 40s was transported to Allegheny General Hospital Saturday night after being struck by a falling tree. Leetsdale police said Rick Slaughter of 392 Beaver St. had been working to clear trees from a steep hillside at his home when the accident happened. Leetsdale police Patrolman Ian Ging was flagged down around 8:20 p.m. after someone heard screams for help at the Beaver Street home, not far from the borough police department. Ging, with the help of a Leet Township officer, found Slaughter way up on a steep hillside where he had been pulling down trees using straps. Slaughter ran as one of the trees was about to fall on him and was struck in the back. Leetsdale and Cochran Hose fire departments responded for a high…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Times reports one driver fell asleep at the wheel, triggering the crash.
Three people were taken by ambulance to local hospitals after a rear-end collision Tuesday morning on Route 65 in Leetsdale. According to the Times, the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. after the driver of car, whom police did not identify, fell asleep at the wheel; his car struck a pickup at full speed.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Police used sales records at local pawn and gold exchange shops to track down an Imperial man.
Leetsdale Police said a 19-year-old man attempted to sell off thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry at a borough gold exchange shop. Kenneth Harrell, of Imperial, faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Magisterial Judge Robert L. Ford on a charge of receiving stolen property. Police in a complaint said Harrell attempted to sell off several pieces of stolen jewelry and silver coins at the gold exchange shops Atlantic Precious Metals in Leetsdale and Coraopolis Gold and Coin in Coraopolis. Leetsdale Police were investigating a February theft of more than $20,000 in jewelry and $2,000-worth of silver coins from a borough home, when they tracked down the valuables at the local gold exchange shops. Harrell provided staff members …
Friday, March 15, 2013
If you insist on driving after a few drinks to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system—and your criminal record.
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? PA State Police along with Sewickley, Edgeworth and Leetsdale police under the West Hills DUI Task Force are always on the lookout for drunk drivers, particularly over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. Check out the charts in the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Police said Corey Ordons served as a look out in exchange for cash and drugs.
A Leetsdale man is facing charges after conspiring to break into an impounded vehicle at a borough auto lot. Corey Ordons, 27, of Beaver Street, recently waived charges during a preliminary hearing of criminal mischief, defiant trespass, loitering and prowling at night, theft, and three counts of criminal conspiracy. Leetsdale police said Ordons admitted to helping a friend early Feb. 8 break in and retrieve money out of a minivan that police impounded two days prior at Joe Reilsono's, Leet Street and Monroe Way. Ordons told police he served as a lookout while Devin Stewart, 23, of Mt. Oliver, smashed the back window, climbed inside and retrieved two bricks of heroin in a paper bag. In exchange, Ordons received $100 and one bundle of …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Chad Myers faces numerous charges including endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault against police officers.
A Leetsdale man is facing charges after police said he assaulted a woman and 2-year-old child then fought with officers, kneeing one in the head, while in police custody. Chad Myers, 28, of Valley Lane, is charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault against a police officer. He is also charged with one count each of simple assault, harassment, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief. According to a Leetsdale police report, officers went to Myers’ home shortly before 1 a.m. Monday after receiving a domestic violence report. Police spoke to a woman, who said Myers physically assaulted her and tried to take her phone as she called police…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The 51-year-old man was trapped for nearly an hour after a forklift ran over him.
A Greensburg man was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after being run over by a forklift Wednesday morning at a Leetsdale industrial plant. Leetsdale Police Chief James Santucci said Mark Bolen, 51, was in good condition Wednesday evening at Allegheny General Hospital following the accident. Bolen was working about 8:25 a.m at Almatis, the former Alcoa plant, when another employee operating a forklift backed up and ran over his foot, breaking his leg in several places, officials said. “His foot was entrapped under the forklift,” said Leetsdale Fire Chief Ernie Logan. It took about 42 minutes for rescue crews to get the machine off Bolen’s leg. Cochran Hose Co. and Moon Fire Rescue assisted with removing the forklift off the man. He was …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police say the pair took nearly $1,000 in scrap.
Leetsdale police recently charged an Ambridge pair with theft and receiving stolen property after catching them taking scrap metal worth nearly $1,000. Charges were filed Jan. 2 against Adam Lattieri, 30, of Ambridge, and Michelle L. Stead, 33, of Ambridge. Police were called Nov. 1 for a burglary in progress and arrived at 114 Ohio River Boulevard to find Lattieri and Stead on the property belonging to William Cymbalak. According to a criminal complaint, Lattieri and Stead were arrested and taken to the Leetsdale police station. They admitted to being at the business for the last three days and taking $857 worth of scrap from what they said they thought was an abandoned property, police said. Police said Lattieri and Stead also admitted …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A roundup of preliminary hearing results from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford.
A Leetsdale man accused of hitting a woman in the face waived the charges to Allegheny County Court. David Eiler, 30, of Broad Street, recently appeared in Leetsdale District Court on charges of simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person. According to Leetsdale police, Eiler argued with a woman on Nov. 26 before striking her in the face. Police said the woman was bleeding from her face and hand, and was transported by Valley Ambulance to Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital. Officers checked the home for Eiler, but he fled, police said. Police seized a sword belonging to Eiler, who is prohibited from possessing a weapon due to an active protection-from-abuse order on another person. The following people were also …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Police said the man and woman walked out with nearly $100 in pork chops from the Leetsdale supermarket.
Leetsdale police cited the pair accused of stealing $77 worth of pork chops from the Giant Eagle in Leetsdale. Leetsdale police said James A. Cook, 33, and Patricia Williams, 38, both of Beaver Street, were cited with retail theft. Police responded around 5 p.m. Dec. 14 to a report of a male who walked out of Giant Eagle pushing a cart full of unbagged groceries. Police said witnesses last saw the couple walking northbound on Route 65. Police located Cook and Williams on the north end of Broad Street in Leetsdale. Police said Cook had attempted to conceal the pork chops by wrapping them between newspaper. Police said Williams had the merchandise, and both were cited as a first offense. Edgeworth and Sewickley police assisted with the …