Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Career day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Point Park University.
Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Pennsylvania State Police with Point State University's Criminal Justice Program and Career Development, will host a "Law Enforcement Career Day" today, March 27 at the university. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh. Troopers who perform the job daily and a recruiter will be available to talk to interested individuals about career opportunities available within the state police. The application period is currently open for the trooper position. All majors and fields of study may apply. The deadline is Tuesday, April 2. Other police departments and law enforcement agencies also will be recruiting at the event. Like us on …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Seven years after his father's death in the line of duty, Joseph J. Pokorny of Moon Township addresses fellow cadets as they join the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Seven years after his trooper father lost his life in a shooting outside a Carnegie hotel, Joseph J. Pokorny of Moon Township spoke Friday on behalf of his class of Pennsylvania State Police cadets at graduation ceremonies in Hershey, PA. Pokorny joined state police Commissioner Frank Noonan and U.S. Sen Robert P. Casey Jr. in presenting remarks during a ceremony at Central Dauphin High School, according to state police officials. The class of 73 men and women is the 135th to graduate since the State Police Academy opened in 1960. In his remarks, Noonan noted that Pokorny is the first state police cadet to have lost a parent in the line of duty, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Pokorny has been assigned to the Troop B station in …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The state senator said his office has received a number of inquiries from organizations with questions and concerns about the new requirements.
State Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Shaler) is holding an informational seminar about recent changes to the small games of chance law. The seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the A.W. Beattie Career Center at 9600 Babcock Boulevard in Allison Park. Seating is limited, so the senator's office is asking groups to send only one or two people to the seminar and to RSVP to Sen. Vulakovich at 412-487-6600 by Monday, March 11. A representative from the Pennsylvania State Police's Bureau of Liquor Enforcement will be in attendance to discuss the changes to the law and how it will be enforced. Vulakovich said in a news release that his office has received a number of inquiries from organizations with questions and concerns …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The man's death was ruled a homicide.
An Avella resident was hitchhiking on Old Route 40 in Donegal Township, Washington County, about 9:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 1972 when he spotted the badly decomposed body of a man. The man was down an embankment, about 65 feet south of the roadway. His skeletal remains were found in a briar thicket, near a small trash dump, about two miles west of Claysville. It was estimated that he had been there for about 8 to 10 weeks. The man's death was ruled a homicide, according to the Pennsylvania Missing Persons website. The man had gunshot wounds in his left torso, possibly from a .22-caliber weapon. While details about the man's appearance and clothing are many, there are no clues as to who he was, where he came from or why he died. The man …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If the snow can't keep you at home, read and heed these reminders from Pennsylvania State Police in Moon before getting behind the wheel.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Not letting the snow keep you cooped up at home? Planning a driving trip today or before the New Year? Pennsylvania State Police in Moon Township offer these tips and suggestions for safe highway travel during this holiday week, when traffic traditionally is heavier than usual: Troopers also remind motorists who are involved in a fender-bender crash to merge safely to the right berm, exchange information there and proceed to their destinations. If a vehicle cannot be driven or someone requires medical attention after a crash, please dial “911” for assistance.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Police said Bellevue resident Richard Moore, also known as Charles Smith, failed to return to Gateway Braddock Community Corrections.
Pennsylvania State Police are looking for an inmate who failed to return Wednesday to Gateway Braddock Community Corrections after receiving an authorized pass to the PennDOT and Department of Welfare offices. State police said Richard Moore, 42, of 245 North Balph Ave., Apartment 2, Bellevue, also known as "Charles Smith," is currently serving time for fleeing or attempting to elude officers. Police said Moore has an extensive criminal history that includes making terroristic threats, assault, and reckless endangerment. State police have a warrant for escape out for Moore. He is described as 6 foot 2, and weighing 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to please contact state police at 412-787-2000.
Monday, December 10, 2012
William Peake's termination letter cited "lack of solid job knowledge and basic police skills." His lawsuit alleges his firing was due to racial discrimination.
A Sewickley man has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania alleging that he was fired from his job as a state police trooper because of racial discrimination. William C. Peake, 29, of Walnut Street, also alleges in the civil suit filed in U.S. District Court on Dec. 4, that he was falsely accused of using “Ebonics” in his incident reports. According to the lawsuit, Peake graduated from the police academy in May 2009, and was one of four African-American graduates in the class of 75. Peake began an 18-month probationary period and was assigned to the Uniontown barracks, which is headquartered in Washington, PA, according to the suit. His probationary period was to expire on Nov. 3, 2010, and according to the suit, Peake …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Warrants have been issued for three co-conspirators; the four are believed to be responsible for robberies in Washington, PA; Chartiers Township; Upper St. Clair and Castle Shannon, according to police chief.
Updated at 2:20 p.m. with information from Upper St. Clair Patch (see paragraph at end) A 19-year-old Washington area man has been arrested and charged with the Nov. 13 armed robbery of a BP station in Wexford, and warrants have been issued for three co-conspirators, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. "These individuals are also involved in robberies in Washington, Chartiers Township, Upper St. Clair and Castle Shannon," Amann said. Matthew McDonald was arrested Nov. 21 in Chartiers Township and charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and theft in the BP case, the chief said. McDonald is being held in the Washington County Jail. Amann said police have obtained warrants for three others—Travis Hallam, 19; David …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
State police say Gregory Omlor also fought with Pittsburgh Police at Allegheny General Hospital, where he was treated after crashing his car on Ohio River Boulevard.
State police said they charged a Sewickley man with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and other offenses Sunday morning after he led troopers on a high-speed chase and crashed a car on Ohio River Boulevard on Pittsburgh's North Side. Troopers in Moon said Gregory Omlor, 23, fought with and tried to injure Tpr. Andrew Reith and Pittsburgh Police Officers Daniel Stangrecki and Mark Pisano after his arrest early Sunday on Route 65, south of the intersection with Interstate 279. He is awaiting arraignment in Municipal Court in Pittsburgh. Omlor led police on a chase that began at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and ended when he crashed on Route 65, according to a report filed by state police. They did not say what prompted the chase. Omlor's encounter…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police say Apple users are the target of a phishing scam.
Pennsylvania State Police are warning Apple users to safeguard their login and user information after a series of reported phishing scams. Police said Apple users have been targeted in the scam, which involves receiving emails informing them that their Apple ID has been suspended, and directing them to a remote site that requests their account and password information. The scam appears to be an effort to collect personal information from Apple users, according to a police statement. The typical message reads: Your Apple ID has been temporarily suspended! Somebody else just tried to sing [sic] in into [sic] your Apple account from another IP address. Please re-confirm your identity today or your account will be suspended due to concerns …