Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Pennsylvania voters elect their first woman and first Democrat to be the state's attorney general.
Kathleen Kane achieved two firsts in her Pennsylvania attorney general election victory: She defeated Republican David Freed 56 to 41 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's voting. Kane won the support of Lehigh Valley voters on her way to statewide success: Lehigh County Northampton County Kane, 46, is a former Lackawanna County prosecutor who will now oversee an office with a staff of about 700 and subject to legislative battles over a budget that now stands at $81 million, according to a Philly.com report. Kane had a slight fundraising edge in the race. Both candidates pledged a review of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case and its handling by former Attorney General Tom Corbett, now the state's governor.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Former Moon resident Pamela Smallis appeared Tuesday in Coraopolis District Court.
A former Moon woman who police said used her children to sell drugs from her Stocker Drive home and on two occasions in Sewickley waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Pamela Smallis, 48, of Oakdale is slated to face a formal arraignment Sept. 13 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. She was scheduled to attend a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Coraopolis District Court. Smallis is charged with child endangerment, corruption of minors and drug possession after police said she met with informants to sell them drugs and narcotics on five different occassions in 2011. Authorities said she frequently brought her children along when she made drug sales. Smallis, who formerly worked for the Children's Palace daycare …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Jamal Gloster of Sewickley appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
An 18-year-old Quaker Valley High School senior accused of selling marijuana from his Sewickley home pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Leetsdale District Court. Jamal Gloster of Nevin Avenue, appeared before District Judge Robert Ford to answer charges stemming from an undercover operation led by Sewickley Police and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. According to a criminal complaint, Gloster, who lives with his grandmother in the 900 block of Nevin Avenue, was selling marijuana out of the home resulting in his arrest on April 29. He is charged with four counts each of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver; and one count each of possession with intent to use drug …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Moon Police said a Moon Township woman and her son sold prescriptions and marijuana to undercover police informants.
Moon Police today arrested a former childcare worker for using her children to sell drugs from her Stocker Drive home and on two occasions in Sewickley. Police said 48-year-old Pamela Smallis met with police informants on five separate occasions in 2011 to sell them marijuana and narcotics, frequently bringing her children along with her to drug sales. Her son, Richard Smallis, 19, of Moon, has also been charged in connection to the incident. Smallis, who formerly worked for the Children's Palace daycare center in Monaca, on Dec. 16 arranged for undercover informants to come to her home in the 300 block of Stocker Drive where one of her children, who is a minor, sold them prescription drugs and marijuana. On Jan. 3, police seized …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Public is invited to April 18 workshop.
The Internet can be very useful and informative, but safety and precaution are necessary—especially when it comes to knowing to whom you're talking and what information is shared online. The Office of U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire and Plum Borough School District will conduct an Internet Safety Workshop at 7 p.m. April 18. The workshop, which is open to the public, will take place in the Oblock Junior High School Auditorium, 440 Presque Isle Drive in Plum. Representatives from Facebook and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office will present information about responsible social networking, privacy settings, online safety and related topics. Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo will discuss Internet privacy and related topics. …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The program is open to all community members.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Youth Connect invites the community to attend an upcoming presentation about drug awareness and teens. The Sewickley Police Department is sponsoring the evening with Richard Shaheen, senior supervisory special agent from the Pennsylvania office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Investigative Services. The drug awareness event will begin at 6 p.m. Feb 28, at Osborne Elementary School, 1414 Beaver St, and and will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. According to Shaheen, the evening is appropriate for students in seventh grade through high school, as well as their parents and other interested community members. Shaheen has presented at Quaker Valley School District functions in the past, and Youth Connect joins with the Sewickley Police Department …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Matthew Castle of Sewickley is facing marijuana-related charges.
A Sewickley man who was arrested last month in a drug roundup led by Pennsylvania Attorney General's office investigators appeared Tuesday in court to face charges. Matthew Castle, 31, of Chestnut Street waived his right to a preliminary hearing shortly after appearing with an attorney before Magisterial District Judge Robert Ford in Leetsdale. He faces one count of unlawful delivery of marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of possession of marijuana and one count of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Castle was charged Dec. 21 following a joint investigation between Sewickley police and the attorney general’s office. Sewickley Police Sgt. Dave Mazza said authorities served a …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office filed charges Wednesday against suspects in Sewickley and Leetsdale as part of an investigation in Beaver and Allegheny counties.
A Sewickley resident and a Leetsdale resident are among the 25 facing drug charges in a roundup led by investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that stretched from Beaver to Allegheny counties. Agents from the attorney general's office and local police filed criminal charges Wednesday against the suspected mid-level and street-level drug dealers. The busts came following an investigation of illegal drugs flowing into the greater Pittsburgh area, the attorney general's office said. According to investigators, those charged were obtaining heroin, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs largely from the North Side and supplying dealers in Beaver County communities that stretched from Beaver Falls to Ambridge, and from …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
John Duzicky ordered to serve six to 12 years in a state penitentiary.
John Duzicky’s voice cracked as he apologized to a Beaver County Court judge for leaving the state and failing to return for his sentencing on drug charges in January. “I was scared. I was backed into a corner and did not know where to go,” Duzicky, 39, formerly of Aleppo, said Wednesday before his sentencing. But Beaver County Common Pleas Judge John P. Dohanich told Duzicky that he should also be apologizing to his family members, friends, attorney and the prosecution. All of them showed up that day, only to be disappointed by his absence, the judge said. “You let them down . . . you let me down,” Dohanich said. “I let you out on bond . . . and then you didn’t show up. That’s not right, Mr. Duzicky . . . and because you didn’t show up, …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Authorities extradite John Duzicky to Pennsylvania last month after fleeing the state.
An Aleppo man who is the former owner of the Infamous Choppers motorcycle shop remains lodged in the Beaver County Jail while he awaits sentencing on drug charges. John Duzicky, 39, of Timber Lane, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to charges of maintaining a corrupt organization and two counts of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office. While on bond and awaiting sentencing, however, he fled to Arizona until authorities located and extradited him. Duzicky was one of 12 suspected drug dealers linked to a drug-trafficking organization that agents with the state Attorney General's office said shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana from Arizona into Western Pennsylvania. According …