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William Murphy III Charged with Burglary, Other Offenses

Murphy was detained by police on Blossom Drive on Friday.

Officers from multiple police departments detained William Joseph Murphy III at a Blossom Drive home on Friday as part of a burglary investigation in the south Baldwin Borough area, according to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott.

Upon questioning, Allegheny County police brought charges against Murphy of one count each of burglary, criminal trespassing and the illegal sale or transfer of firearms, and two counts of receiving stolen property, according to an online court document.

Murphy turns 28 on Monday.

Police entered 620 Blossom after Murphy's mother, the homeowner, granted permission to do so.

Eyewitness accounts show at least the Baldwin Borough, Bethel Park, Pleasant HillsBrentwood Borough and Whitehall police departments on Blossom at the time of Murphy's detainment—approximately 5:21 p.m.

Murphy is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at District Magistrate John N. Bova's Wallace Building office on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (UPDATE: continued to Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.).

Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.

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1043 January 18, 2013 at 09:12 PM
oops 2012 William Joseph Murphy III William Jose Murphy III Both born 1-7-85 Whats the odds of that being 2 different people burglarizing 2 communities that close together?
Robert Edward Healy, III January 18, 2013 at 09:24 PM
The docket sheets that I am reading recognize "William Joseph Murphy III" as an alias for "William Jose Murphy III."
1043 January 18, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Yeah thats what I'm seeing. I think that the Police departments or the Boroughs themselfs should make more of an effort to keep residents informed of crime in their neighborhoods.Not sure how, but there has to be away.
Robert Edward Healy, III January 23, 2013 at 03:15 PM
"William Murphy Back in Jail, Charged with 8 Baldwin Burglaries": http://patch.com/A-1sCY
Robert Edward Healy, III April 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM
"Baldwin's William Murphy III to Have Pretrial Conference This Month": http://patch.com/A-3D0j

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