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, January 15, 2013
And four other stories in these borough police notes.
10-Year-Old Burglar Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said that a 10-year-old boy is to blame for burglarizing an apartment in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in Whitehall Borough's Wallace (Prospect) Park area. Police went to that residence at around 9:39 p.m. on Friday to find glass from a broken window on the apartment's floor and its tenant complaining that some Xbox gaming equipment had been stolen. Police investigated the theft in that immediate area, conducted interviews and determined that the 10-year-old, who lives on nearby Parkline Drive, was to blame. The stolen items were returned to their owner that same night, and because of the boy's age, Danko said, no juvenile allegations will be filed against him. Teen …
Monday, January 14, 2013
'No one knows what goes on in your neighborhood better than you. If you see something suspicious taking place, report it.' - State police Commissioner Frank Noonan
A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism. The new "See Something, Send Something" app—DOWNLOAD HERE—allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or a written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC). "This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," State police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "The 'See Something, Send Something' mobile app, developed by My Mobile Witness, sends terrorism-related tips directly to PaCIC where tips are evaluated by analysts and assigned for investigation as warranted," Noonan said. The application, which is …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Now, you can take Patch with you while you're on the go.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
We try not to toot our own horn too much at Patch, but this one's too good to keep to ourselves. The tech elves at the company have been working their magic, and the mobile Baldwin-Whitehall Patch app is finally here, which means that you can now easily take us everywhere. The free iPhone app, which went live Thursday morning, is in Apple's App Store and features a variety of ways for you to stay connected and keep up to date about what's going on in your community. The app will consist of all of the things that you get on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch website, including community news, weather, local business listings and events in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough. You can read the latest articles on community events…