Thursday, November 22, 2012
The suspect showed a gun and demanded money from the Sunoco on Wednesday afternoon.
A white male in a black hoodie tried to rob the Sunoco on the corner of Washington and North Highland roads at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon—one of the busiest travel days of the year. The man behind the register had only been on the job for two days when the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded money, so he didn't know how to open the register without a customer buying something. According to an employee at the gas station, the victim struggled with the register, then ran to a back room and locked himself in. The suspect ran off from the gas station without any money. The Bethel Park police were unable to provide Patch with any details about the attempted robbery until the chief returned to the office. Officers did visit Louis …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A former Chicken Now manager is also charged with theft.
A former manager for Chicken Now in the South Hills Village food court was held for trial Monday on charges he assaulted his 16-year-old employee. Steven Russell Halzhauser, 35, of Finleyville is charged with one count of dissemination to minor; one count of corruption of minors; one count unlawful contact with a minor; one count of disseminating explicit, pornographic material to a juvenile; and two counts indecent assault. Bethel Park police started investigating after the 16-year-old went to regional management to complain of sexual harassment. Halzhauser was also arraigned by district Judge Robert Wyda Monday on a separate count of theft by unlawful taking. According to the criminal complaint, a Chicken Now employee said more than $1,…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Crews in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park restored power by 1:25 p.m. Friday.
All power is back on in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park after a fallen tree caused a major outage late Friday morning. The outage began at 10:51 a.m. and affected 650 customers, according to West Penn Power. Bethel Park police told Patch the outage affected the "whole north end of Bethel Park." A number of traffic lights were out along Washington and Fort Couch roads, causing for some confusion amongst motorists. Businesses in Norman Centre II were without power. South Hills Village was also affected by the outage; its Internet was not working. All power was restored at 1:25 p.m. Were you affected by this power outage? Tell us in the comments. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A Peters Township mother and her boyfriend are charged with child endangerment.
A Peters Township mother and her boyfriend were held for court Monday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Monica Moskal and David Grant Weaver, of 290 Scott Ln., Venetia, are both facing the felony to the third degree charge after Moskal's 3-year-old boy was found wandering at South Hills Village twice in one day. District Judge Robert Wyda dropped a simple assault charge against Weaver during his preliminary hearing Monday. A security manager testified during the hearing that one of his officers saw the little boy unattended on the escalator on April 4. He reunited the boy with Moskal and asked her to watch the child, according to testimony. About one hour later, when Weaver came to the mall to meet Moskal and the boy, a …
Monday, January 9, 2012
A woman is accused of punching another woman in the Giant Eagle Market District Pharmacy drive-thru.
A Brookside Farms resident is charged with punching another woman in the face in the Giant Eagle Market District Pharmacy drive-thru. On Monday, Constance O'Ferrell, 52, of 3204 Arapahoe Road, agreed to take anger management classes in exchange for the simple assault charge against her to be dropped. The victim, Kala Gatalski, told district Judge Robert Wyda at a preliminary hearing that on Oct. 4, 2011, she honked the horn while sitting in the pharmacy drive-thru in an attempt to see if the driver ahead of her was done or if the pharmacy window was closed. Gatalski said she had been waiting behind the driver for about 20 minutes. A short time later, O'Ferrell drove a short distance, parked her vehicle and walked to Gatalski's vehicle. …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Louis Anthony Jewelers' outdoor trees were stolen late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, according to Bethel Park police.
When Louis Anthony Jewelers employees went to work Wednesday morning, they found two outdoor Christmas trees stolen from their planters. Louis Guarino, owner of Louis Anthony Jewelers, said he filed a police report with Bethel Park police and is reviewing surveillance video. He suspects at least two people were in on the theft. Each artificial Christmas tree was cemented into the planter with 20 pounds of concrete, totaling about 40-50 pounds each tree. "It's just ironic because more customers than ever before have commented on how beautiful the trees are this year," Guarino said. Some customers have even brought their children to the storefront to take their Christmas card pictures with the trees. Jeff Donati, of Pete Donati & Sons …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Bethel Park police responded to a dispute the woman was having with a neighbor Monday night.
A 75-year-old woman in Bethel Park was involuntarily committed to a hospital this morning after police said she pulled a gun on an officer Monday night and barricaded herself in her home. Chief John Mackey of the Bethel Park police department said an officer was first called to the 6100 block of Collie Drive at 9:30 p.m. on Monday. Neighbors accused Rhoda Hughes of having some "bright spotlights" shining on their house. When the officer was speaking to Hughes, he said she pulled a gun on him. As other officers arrived, Hughes barricaded herself inside her home through the night. After the standoff ended, police found a unloaded gun inside the home. It's not clear if the gun was loaded or not when it was allegedly pulled on the officer. …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Pit Boss Shorty Rossi joined a lineup of other speakers and demonstrators at Peterswood Park, to promote pit bull and canine awareness and benefit the Officer James Kuzak Benefit Fund and a new police support foundation.
Celebrities, vendors, demonstrators and volunteers collected at the amphitheater in Peterswood Park on Saturday for a day-long event which benefited two exceptional causes and promoted education about a third exceptional cause. Three causes at one event may seem like a lot of causes, but it’s nothing compared to the number of paws that were there! The event was Paws for the Cause, and it was organized to promote pit bull and canine awareness and to benefit both the Officer James Kuzak Benefit Fund and the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation. Officer Andrew Volchko, of the Bethel Park Police Department, was largely responsible for organizing the event. Over the past few months, Volchko has been instrumental in a number of …