Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Police responded to the following recent calls.
Two Sewickley Valley YMCA patrons recently reported wallets stolen from their lockers while they were working out. Police said a 54-year-old Moon Township woman reported at 3:15 p.m. May 7 that her wallet was taken from an unlocked locker near the swimming pool area. A staff member later called to notify her that the wallet was found in the trash. Police said $12 was missing. Police said the victim was worried about identifty theft because her wallet also contained credit cards and a driver’s license. Shortly after 3 p.m. the same day, a61-year-old Moon Township woman also reported a theft from her locker. Police said the woman secured her locker only to come back and discover the padlock opened and her wallet missing from her purse. She…
Friday, March 22, 2013
A man said someone drove off with his car while he stopped into Starbucks on Beaver Street.
A man said his 2003 gold Ford Taurus was stolen while he was grabbing coffee at Starbucks on Beaver Street. Sewickley Police said a man reported that he parked his vehicle at 7:30 a.m. March 12 in front of Shafer's Flowers at 420 Beaver Street, and walked into the nearby Starbucks location. When he returned to the street 15 minutes later, the vehicle was gone, Sewickley Police said in a complaint. Officers searched the area but did not find the car, which is valued at $5,000. Sewickley Police also responded to the following recent incidents and made the following recent arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sewickley police responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.
Disturbance report Police were called at 3:12 a.m. Saturday to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital for an argument outside the emergency room. Police said the arguing was over when officers arrived. One of the people had been assaulted in Ambridge and had already reported the matter to the Ambridge police. Tree hazard Traffic was closed off at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to Davis Lane in Glen Osborne after a large tree fell across the road, causing a hazard. Police taped off the road and firefighters secured the area until Duquesne Light Co. workers arrived. Missing phone Police said someone reported a cell phone that was either lost or stolen Thursday, March 7 from Starbucks. The phone is described as a black iPhone 4S with a black waterproof case. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Three people are cited in less than a week.
Sewickley police have been cracking down on retail thefts from Rite Aid. Police said an officer in plain clothes saw a woman take two items totaling $8 from the cosmetics section on Feb. 20. Police cited Amanda Phillips of McDonald Street with taking a hair coloring stick and a lash kit. On Feb. 21, a manager saw a woman remove a calculator notebook worth $8.50 from its wrapper and walk out of the store with it. Police said Emily Lowen of Hazel Lane was located at the library with the new calculator. She was cited with retail theft. On Feb. 24, police said an officer cited Robert Supra of Thorn Street after he was seen pocketing two candy bars worth $3. Police said Supra proceeded to pay for other items. Sewickley Police responded to the…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Police said the injured 26-year-old was shot in the back.
Sewickley police were summoned early Sunday morning to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital after being alerted to a gunshot wound victim who had arrived in the emergency room. Police responded at 2:42 a.m. and spoke to Tywan Willis, 26, of Aliquippa, who told officers he was shot in the back near the Quippian bar in Aliquippa. Sewickley officers forwarded information onto the Aliquippa police department in Beaver County. Willis was stabilized and transported by Valley Ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Sewickley police also responded to the following incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt: Threats alleged Police were called to the SporTrak facility on Chadwick Street about 10:…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sewickley Police say someone withdraws more than $1,500 from the victim's bank account after tricking him into twice providing bank account numbers.
A Sewickley resident was bilked out of $1,588 in a telephone scam that tricked him into giving his bank account number, borough police reported. Sewickley Police received a report Jan. 9 about a scam that involved a telephone call to the victim—who police described as a foreign refugee—from someone claiming his computer was infected by a virus. Police said the con artist told the victim in October that he would fix his computer but first needed $10 and a bank account number. The victim gave the information and on Oct. 15, police said $768 was taken from the victim’s bank account without his permission. The victim closed the account and informed the bank of the situation, police said. Police said the con artist called back to apologize for …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Robert Timbers of Ambridge was taken from the hospital waiting room to police lock up, according to police.
An Ambridge man started off the New Year with a citation from police after he began yelling at another man in police custody at Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital. Sewickley police said officers were at the hospital at 12:03 a.m. Jan. 1 processing a DUI arrest when a hospital staff member advised officers about another intoxicated person sitting in the waiting room, causing problems, police said. Police said Robert Timbers, 59, of Duss Avenue, jumped out of his seat as officers were attempting to leave the hospital with the other arrest. Police said he approached them yelling threats about fighting the prisoner and told the man in custody to "get a job." Police took Timbers from the area and, after a brief struggle, placed him into …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A Sewickley patrolman assists Ambridge officers in the search for suspects who shot and wounded a man on Christmas Eve.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Harry Funk
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A Sewickley patrolman assisted at the scene of a Christmas Eve shooting in Ambridge in which a man was shot in the abdomen. Patrolman Thomas Cross was among those who responded to a call at 7:48 p.m. Monday as police investigated a home invasion and shooting at 115 Park Road. Ambridge police requested that all available officers in the area set up a perimeter to be on the lookout for three men armed with semi-automatic handguns. The officers assisted but did not locate those men, according to a Sewickley police report. According to KDKA-TV, police found and confiscated drugs and weapons inside the house. Three people face charges, including Chad Lee Gray, 29, the man who was shot. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The 81-year-old woman with no shoes was reportedly confused about where she lived.
Sewickley police responded early Monday to a report of a woman with no shoes who was nearly struck by a truck walking in the middle of Route 65 at the Boundary Street intersection. Police located the 81-year-old woman shortly before 1:45 a.m. and offered to give her a ride home. She directed officers to a residence in Ambridge, but after arriving, police were told she lived in Leetsdale. Once in Leetsdale, police were directed to a vacant home in Leet Township, police said. Due to her confusion, officers took the woman to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital and placed her in the care of medical personnel. Police were working to locate a possible son in Sewickley. Sewickley Police responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police responded to the following recent incidents. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt.
Sewickley police were dispatched Sunday to a Dickson Road residence after a neighbor reported running water in the basement exiting through a drain. A Sewickley Water Authority employee arrived to the 900 block and discovered that somebody had ripped off the water meter to the house and water was flowing through the line. The employee found the water main to the house and shut off the water, police said. Police said officers learned the previous resident and owner, Sandy Cook, had been evicted due to sheriff's sale and that various items were damaged at the house, including numerous shattered windows and a ripped-out electrical meter. On Wednesday afternoon, Cook called police to complain that the water meter had been stolen from her house…