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Suspect in Kidnapping of WV Girl Apprehended in Baldwin

The girl reportedly was found in Washington County.

A suspect in the kidnapping of a 2-year-old girl from Preston County, WV, was taken into custody by police on Friday in a parking lot outside of Italian Village Pizza in Baldwin Borough, not far from the Route 51 cloverleaf.

The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills Borough police officer after police pursued his vehicle on Route 51 North.

According to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott, police units from Baldwin, Pleasant Hills and West Mifflin Borough were able to box the suspect in the parking lot. Baldwin police also deployed "spike strips" (tire deflation devices) about 300 yards farther north on Route 51, but the suspect turned into the parking lot before ever reaching those strips.

"We also took the crash report for Pleasant Hills since the actor's vehicle drifted into a Pleasant Hills police vehicle, causing minor damage," Scott said.

Soon after, Pennsylvania State police arrested the suspect—Timothy Adam White, 23.

According to state police in Washington County (PSP Washington), troopers were dispatched to the area of Interstate 79 for a report of a disabled vehicle at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Shortly thereafter, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation workers found the vehicle parked near the Lone Pine Shed on Interstate 79 North.

The trooper who responded ran the vehicle's registration, and at the time, it had not been reported stolen. But, about an hour later, PSP Washington received a delayed hit on the registration of that vehicle and learned that it was stolen and involved in the kidnapping of a 2-year old female from West Virginia.

State police said that the motive for the kidnapping "is still unclear at this time and is currently under investigation."

PSP Washington then got in contact with Preston County 911 in West Virginia and received information that the suspect was in the area of Richeyville, Washington County.

Troopers then received information that the suspect had stolen an Atlantic Broadband vehicle and had fled that area.

Police encountered the stolen Atlantic vehicle on Route 43 northbound and attempted a vehicle stop, and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit ended in the area of Route 51, south of Century III Mall, and the suspect was taken into custody after resisting arrest.

The 2-year-old female was found unharmed at a residence on Oak Street in Richeyville. Child & Youth Services case officials took custody of the child with plans to reunite her with her mother.

State police are seeking information from anyone who may have picked up the suspect and transported him from the Lone Pine area to Richeyville, or had any contact with him.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact 412-787-2000.

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PITT#983 February 09, 2013 at 04:17 AM
A little reminder to criminals... you can't out run radio communications between agencies and you will be caught. Great job by all agencies involved in the reuniting of this child with her parents. I guess Baldwin was taking a break from DUI's huh cc but I am sure you will put your usual absurd comment on this story as well!
Shannon February 09, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Do we have any idea if the chase went down Prospect Rd? About the same time (3:30ish), police went flying down my road. At least 4 of them.
Robert Edward Healy, III February 09, 2013 at 04:36 AM
I'm only speculating, Shannon, but perhaps that was backup.
Earth Rocker February 09, 2013 at 06:11 AM
The chase did not go on Prospect Rd. It came off of Rt.43 in Jefferson and continued 51 north where the suspect was boxed in by Police at Norwood Realty at Irwin Dr.
20 Year Resident of Baldwin/Whitehall February 09, 2013 at 11:13 AM
The kidnapping of a 2 year old with unclear motive is disturbing! I'm glad she was found unharmed and is going home to her mother.
cc February 09, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Yes it was Pleasant Hills Police that made the ARREST, not Baldwin Borough. "The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills Borough police officer after police pursued his his vehicle on Route 51" While Pleasant Hills Police made the arrest Baldwin Borough Police were doing what they do best busting DUI's
NE12Ukid February 09, 2013 at 01:09 PM
PITT#983 11:17 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013 A little reminder to criminals... you can't out run radio communications between agencies and you will be caught. Great job by all agencies involved in the reuniting of this child with her parents... ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````` I agree, PITT, great job by all law enforcement involved all the way from WVa to Baldwin Borough! Tragedy averted!
Suz February 09, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Good job by all law enforcement agencies. And PLEASE continue with DUI check points. For those of us affected by druck drivers we truely appreciate your efforts to keep them off the streets. I hope you never have to live with the absolute horror of what a single drunk driver can do to the lives of so many innocent people.
The Visigoth February 09, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Wrong AGAIN cc. No, it was The State Police who made the ARREST, not Pleasant Hills Borough. "The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills Borough police officer after police pursued his vehicle on Route 51". You should learn the difference before you comment.
cc February 10, 2013 at 01:58 AM
The Visigoth, You then need to TELL Bob, who wrote the article that he is incorrect in who arrested the suspect. According to his articles second paragraph "The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills Borough police officer after police pursued his vehicle on Route 51."
cc February 10, 2013 at 02:00 AM
To bad Baldwin Police didn't take a break from busting dui's
PghFan February 10, 2013 at 02:41 AM
I am pretty surprised that an Amber alert was not sent for the kidnapping. The kidnapping happened in WV, which is closer than the kidnapping in Philadelphia a few months ago.
Robert Edward Healy, III February 10, 2013 at 04:57 AM
More updates added to this story.
The Visigoth February 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM
cc, Please read s l o w l y, concentrate, and try to understand. Bob has it correct, you are the one who does not. Again...A Pleasant Hill Officer caught him. The State Police made the arrest. You do not seem to understand the difference
NE12Ukid February 10, 2013 at 01:23 PM
Bob knows. :-) ..."police units from BALDWIN, Pleasant Hills and West Mifflin Borough were able to box the suspect in the parking lot. BALDWIN POLICE also deployed "spike strips" (tire deflation devices) ... also took the crash report for Pleasant Hills since the actor's vehicle drifted into a Pleasant Hills police vehicle, causing minor damage... Soon after, Pennsylvania State police ARRESTED the suspect"
NE12Ukid February 10, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Your efforts are apprieciated, as are those of the Baldwin Borough Police Department and the other fine law enforcement personnel of our area.
Robert Edward Healy, III February 10, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Yes, that information was added to this story last night.
Tyrion Lannister February 10, 2013 at 04:13 PM
More importantly: Is Italian Village Pizza any good? I've never had it.
cc February 10, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Well "The Visigoth", since I made the comment before Bob made the changes to the article you cannot say that I was wrong. I was posting according to the article that was written on this website prior to changes. Good thing to that "The suspect was caught by a Pleasant Hills Borough police officer after police pursued his vehicle on Route 51 North." (Second Paragraph), as this still hasn't changed. It was the State Police that read him his rights and took him off to jail but it was the Pleasant Hills Borough Police that actually caught the suspect.
cc February 10, 2013 at 04:47 PM
ne12ukid you should of posted the rest of the paragraph "According to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott, police units from Baldwin, Pleasant Hills and West Mifflin Borough were able to box the suspect in the parking lot. Baldwin police also deployed "spike strips" (tire deflation devices) about 300 yards further north on Route 51, but the suspect turned into the parking lot before ever reaching those strips." Those strips were not needed at all as he pulled in the parking lot before the strips.": We all know you love posting half paragraphs.
cc February 10, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I'm also glad this little girl made it home to both parents safe.
cc February 10, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Tyrion, depends on who is making the sauce that day, sometimes the sauce is good, some days it is to sweet or to bitter.
Margaret French February 10, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I like it but some of my kids don't. I got delivery from them MANY times and only one time was I dissatisfied. They said I could have a free pizza sometime. Only problem with that was that I had ordered three and all three were soggy, toppings all slid to one side, etc.

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