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Three Teens Arrested in Connection to Carjacking

An update on a June 11 incident in south Baldwin Borough.

police have arrested three teenagers in connection with a  in south Baldwin.

The teens—a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl from Keeport Drive in Baldwin's , and another 16-year-old boy from Homestead Borough—were found later that same Monday traveling in the victim's vehicle—a red 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage, according to  Chief Michael Scott.

A Baldwin police officer spotted the red Mirage near the intersection of Streets Run and Brentwood roads on the border of Baldwin and West Mifflin boroughs at around 10:58 p.m. and followed the car until it reached a  portion of Prospect Road, where the teens were taken into custody.

According to the victim, his car was stolen at gunpoint at around 12:30 a.m. on June 11 in the 400 block of Macassar by three black males wearing white shirts. One of the males was wearing a black hat.

Two of the three teens arrested could be charged with either stealing the car or receiving stolen property, pending an investigation by the Allegheny County Police Department, Scott said. The girl could be charged with receiving stolen property.

A third male remains at large.

Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates.

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Robb Michel June 18, 2012 at 07:26 PM
whoever "Frank" is called this the day it happened
Truth hurts June 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM
But they put new signs up and everything, you mean it hasn't changed anything in "Green Ghettos"? Just like Lipstick on a pig folks!
Sasafras Jackson June 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM
This is such a shame. These childrens should be getting ready for summer and preparing for Whitehall Community Day on August 24th. Now they will be preparing to go to juvenile hall. Hypo question on SATs: When is it a good time to consider carjacking? Correct Answer: Never. I hope there are no more of these police logs this summer.
Sasafras Jackson June 18, 2012 at 07:49 PM
agreed
10-4GB June 18, 2012 at 08:05 PM
yes, a sad situation.
Robert Edward Healy, III June 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
No charges have yet been filed regarding the car theft.
Joan N. June 18, 2012 at 10:11 PM
What? Getting ready for summer and Whitehall Community Day? You are kidding, right? These kids that have the gall to commit crimes such as carjacking and robbery are not making plans to attend Whitehall Community Day. And, if they are, no one wants thugs around those types of events. And, I highly doubt that they are taking the SATs either. Bad news .... I am sure as the summer heats up we will be seeing/hearing more of what goes on in the newly named Residences aka Green Ghetto. They can call it anything they want .... there is still a bad element in that area and, until they are all out of there, it is not a safe place for any law abiding black or white person.
JustMe June 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM
They should arrest these kids parents along with the juvenile and stick them all in jail. 14-16 year old kids do not belong out on the street at 12:30 am. The kids on our street usually go in when the street lights turn on or they are at each others homes. They aren't running the streets. I know my 16 year old has to be home and in the house 10 at night, unless they are at a movie or bowling or staying over a friends home. I know when my daughter has her friends here, if their parent don't pick them up by a certain time, then I will drive them home.
Common Sense June 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Justme, why would you punish the parents? Obviously they have no control. Send them away to boot camp or Shuman Center for a while. Maybe they would get the message then.
Sasafras Jackson June 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
As a community we need to rise up against villainous activity. I do not condone any of this. There is so much good going on in the community right now (i.e. Millage rates being reasonable, McNeilly Beer and Hot Dog Shop Opening, Readers Choice Voting, Pools are open, Community Day is right around the corner, it is summer, etc.) Let’s focus on the good and put the bad to bed!
cc June 19, 2012 at 09:48 PM
If your child is truant from school they can put a parent in jail as you are responsible for your child education. A parent is held responsible if a child does damaged to your property in a court of law. A 14 year old child should not be running the streets at midnight and I agree they should hold the parent responsible. Children learn their behavior as a young child from his parents.
JustMe June 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Common Sense, have you seen the statistic of a child coming out of boot camp or Shuman Center. It isn't they serve their time once and they never do anything bad again. Talk to a juvenile probation officer and see how many children are rehabilitated and don't end up back in the system.
cc June 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Joan don't forget the teens that robbed GBWAA Concession Stand 2 years in a row, that were from the local neighborhood and didn't come from Green Meadows or The Residence of South Hills. Or the teens that robbed South Hills Country Club, who's parents owe 250,000 or better homes in Baldwin-Whitehall. Are these kids thugs too and no one wants them around also? Bad News Common Sense, you are going to see RICH and POOR children doing the same things, and I highly doubt the RICH kids are going to be taking SATs either. Crime is everywhere, and comes from all walks of life not just this one area in the community.
10-4GB June 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
yes, I have noticed that among locals the BW patch is really a lot of times used as a tool to see who got arrested for DUI that past weekend. Sometimes I wonder if reporting all of that is a good idea or not, I mean the people break the law, but they did make a mistake and are going to be punished for it. I just feel bad if for example their kid's friends see the parent's name in the patch. Back 20 years ago everyone would look in the South Hills Record for the same info, but it was not as readily available. I guess you do the crime, you do the time, and get your name on the patch. Just more incentive not to break the law.
cc June 21, 2012 at 02:26 AM
You can go the the Pennsylvania Judiciary Web Portal http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/ and search your friends, neighbors and who you choose to see if they got a record or not. They use to have this information in the Post Gazette years ago and it is still in the Tribune Review. Someone getting arrested for DUI is public knowledge. Just as selling your home, when someone dies. It falls under First Amendment. Do I think it is fair or not is a different matter. Personally I don't care who gets arrested for DUI's, as I don't go into bars nor drink. But I do know that I don't want my child in a car if another teen or Adult is drinking.
10-4GB June 21, 2012 at 02:32 PM
CC I am aware of the county site. I personally have child and criminal clearances, and before my children get involved in any community sport I check the coaches and board members for felonies. That however is different than a DUI popping up in the news feed of the patch. I agree, do not break the law and you won't have to worry, I guess I am overly sympathetic to the kids who's mom or dad may appear in the police blotter. Also, surprisingly felonies apparently do not stop you from getting involved in local sports anyway, I guess people can change, and do change. I am all for second chances, but it would be nice to know ahead of time without hitting up the county site.
cc August 31, 2012 at 04:02 PM
RM, I also have clearance and I do run back ground checks on Teachers, Community Sports Coaches also before I would allow my child on a team. I also have emailed to me from the State and Megas Law website Preditors who move into Baldwin/Whitehall and make sure I show this person to my child. I don't have any sympathy for someone that gets busted for DUI, yes it is an embarassment but no one but themslves made them drink and drive.

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