Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A suspect has been arrested.
Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman told WPXI that Baldwin Borough police found a 24-year-old man who was shot in the head at a home in the 3400 block of Brickley Drive in north Baldwin early on Tuesday morning. The man is expected to survive the shooting, and Schurman told the TV news station that police arrested a suspect in the incident at the same house where the shooting occurred. The suspect's identity has not been released, however. Brickley Drive sits near Elm Leaf Park and below Pleasantvue Drive. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Reports of suspicious activity in the greater area have nearly doubled since the Boston Marathon bombing.
Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Alvin Henderson Jr. and Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt urge residents to continue to remain vigilant in their communities, and if they see something, say something. With efforts by the Pennsylvania State police, residents can now send something, too. "With the recent explosions in Boston, we are reminded once again that we must remain vigilant and aware of what is going on around us in our communities," Henderson said. "Federal, state and local officials continue to work together with first responders and the private sector to protect our communities, but the residents are really our eyes and ears." While many reports are for harmless items that were left behind or …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meantime, a suspect involved in the February incident remains in jail.
The suspect who allegedly shut a door on Baldwin Borough police officers, leading to one officer's rifle going off and firing two shots into a police sergeant's back, remains in the Allegheny County Jail after waiving his preliminary hearing last week, according to an online docket sheet. Meantime, Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. is reviewing an internal investigation of the incident that included a firearms review, interviews with police officers and an Allegheny County police investigation, to determine if any action should be taken on his part, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. The county police's investigation determined that there was no criminal negligence by Baldwin police, the newspaper reported. Police were …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Joseph Manning faces the charge after his wife was found dead inside of their home by police.
UPDATE (April 25, 2013): Manning's plea hearing has been continued to Sept. 23. UPDATE: Manning is scheduled for a plea hearing at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 25, 2013, according to an online court document. UPDATE: Manning is scheduled for a pretrial conference at the county courthouse on March 15, 2013, according to an online court document. ... Joseph R. Manning, 75, of 1146 Brant Dr. in Whitehall Borough, is facing a criminal homicide charge after an incident at Manning's home on March 31, 2012. Whitehall police were called to Manning's residence along Brant Drive at around 3:30 p.m. that day, WPXI reported. Brant Drive sits just off of Teal Drive near Streets Run Road and the Route 51 Eat'n Park. That's where officers …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bryan Lijewski faces one felony charge and nine misdemeanors.
Baldwin Borough police have charged Bryan Robert Lijewski, 30, with one felony and nine misdemeanors stemming from their appearance at Lijewski's home on Elmwood Drive in central Baldwin on Feb. 10, according to an online docket sheet. Police went to Lijewski's home at 5147 Elmwood at around 4 a.m. that day in response to a domestic disturbance involving a female resident who told police that her boyfriend, who also lives at the home, was holding a gun and was threatening to harm himself, Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said at a news conference later that day. The incident resulted in the injury of Baldwin Borough police Sgt. Ralph Miller, who was shot twice in the hip/lower back area by a fellow Baldwin officer …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
While it is widely believed that serial killer Edward Surratt is responsible for their deaths, he never admitted to the slayings nor was he ever charged in their deaths.
Richard Hyde, the principal of Fern Hollow Elementary School in Moon Township, was talking with a friend on the phone in the bedroom of the home that he shared with his wife, Donna, and two daughters. That was at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1977. During the conversation, he heard glass break in a window on the other end of his ranch home. After hanging up, he walked past a nightstand that contained a loaded gun and proceeded to the hallway, according to a story in the Beaver County Times. A 12-gauge shotgun blast ripped through his chest/abdomen area. He staggered to the kitchen, past his wife who was in a bathroom off of the hallway, and died in a pool of blood on the linoleum floor of the kitchen. Donna, a beautician who had a shop…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Public Safety Chair Larry Brown says that the council will not intervene with Chief Scott's investigation of a Sunday morning shooting. Scott reveals more details of the incident.
The start of Tuesday night's Baldwin Borough Council meeting was delayed by about 10 minutes to allow the Baldwin Council to finish another meeting with borough police Chief Michael Scott. The chief's private meeting with Baldwin's elected officials was to discuss personnel, borough Manager John Barrett said. The meeting comes less than three days after a Sunday morning shooting at a home on Elmwood Drive in the central part of the borough left one Baldwin police officer—Sgt. Ralph Miller—with gunshot wounds in his hip/lower back area. Miller was shot twice by a fellow Baldwin officer, Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said at news conference on Sunday following the incident. A third Baldwin officer, also responding to…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The shooting occurred at around 4 a.m. on Sunday at a home on Elmwood Drive.
A Baldwin Borough police sergeant remains in stable condition at a Pittsburgh-area hospital, where he is being treated for gunshot wounds in his hip/lower back area, according to Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt. Baldwin Council Vice President Michael Stelmasczyk confirmed that the injured officer is Sgt. Ralph Miller. Miller was injured by two rifle blasts from another Baldwin police officer while they and a third Baldwin officer were responding to a domestic disturbance at 5147 Elmwood Dr. in Baldwin (near the Wallace Building) at around 4 Sunday morning. The other two officers are not being identified and have been placed on administrative leave, Baldwin Police Chief Michael Scott said. "We want to make sure that …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The trial is expected to begin on April 22.
UPDATE (Friday, Feb. 1, 2:09 p.m.): Nothing of major significance in this case changed with today's status hearing, according to an available docket sheet. Conway Jr. remains in the Allegheny County Jail. UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 4, 11:50 a.m.): Conway Jr. will have a status hearing at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 1, followed by a jury trial to begin on April 22. UPDATE (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:59 p.m.): Conway Jr. will have a pretrial conference at the county courthouse on Jan. 4. UPDATE (Friday, Nov. 16, 11:15 p.m.): Conway Jr.'s homicide charge has been held for court, and he faces a formal arraignment at the county courthouse on Dec. 18. ... Police are charging Benjamin Conway Jr. with criminal homicide in the killing of his wife…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Details emerge from Jan. 4 incident on Blossom Drive in south Baldwin.
William Joseph Murphy III has admitted to trying to burglarize a house in south Baldwin Borough, according to a criminal complaint filed at District Magistrate John N. Bova's Wallace Building office. Officers from multiple police departments detained Murphy at a Blossom Drive home on Jan. 4 as part of a burglary investigation in south Baldwin, according to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott. The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch captured the detainment on video. The Baldwin police received a 911 call that day from a woman reporting that a suspicious male was knocking on the front door of a home in the 500 block of Elaine Drive. When there was no answer at the door, the caller advised the 911 operator that the male was now going around to the back of…