Thursday, January 10, 2013
Pittsburgh police found Krull in the Oakland area.
Pittsburgh police have arrested a woman wanted for committing fraud and thefts in the South Hills. Amanda Krull, 23, was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in the city's Oakland area, interviewed by Pittsburgh police Zone 6 detectives and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. Krull, who had been known to frequent Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs and the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Carrick, Brookline and Sheraden, was wanted by the Pittsburgh police, West Mifflin Borough police and the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office. Krull was charged with theft and writing bad checks. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 17. While a Brentwood resident in April, Krull was charged by Whitehall police with one count each of theft by deception, prohibited…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Scheuermann, a south Baldwin native, could change the world.
Jan Scheuermann has killed more than 250 people—and gotten away with it. But that's not what makes her extraordinary. No, it's Scheuermann's ability to move objects by using only her mind that makes her life so incredible. OK, so neither of those statements are entirely true, but Scheuermann, 53—a south Baldwin Borough native, one-time Californian and current Whitehall Borough resident—is well on her way, at least with the mental capabilities. Though, she'd love to get back to killing soon. You see: It used to be Scheuermann's ability as a fiction writer and murder-mystery-parties host that was her claim to fame, first in south Baldwin and then later in California. And she'd like to write some more. But whether she's ready or not, this …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
He's been missing from Pittsburgh since March 1993; though, he was reported in New York City and possibly San Francisco a few weeks after he disappeared.
Pittsburgh's Oakland area is teeming with young people on any given day as students from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University cross back and forth between traffic going to and from their classes. Andrew Karis was a student at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh in 1993 when he disappeared on a March day. Karis was last seen on March 1. Then, suddenly, he was missing from among those crowds of students. Also known by the nicknames Andy, Drew and Sparky, he was last seen on campus on March 1, that year. When he was reported missing, authorities tracked his credit card and telephone records and determined that he might have purchased a Greyhound bus ticket to New York City. Karis was 19 years old at the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
In July 1979, Carol Jursik picked up some groceries on her way home from jogging but vanished just 10 houses from her front porch.
Life seemed like it was on the right path for Carol Jursik on a July evening in 1979 as she jogged with a housemate. A nationally ranked college fencer and a possible contender for a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympics team, Jursik, 24, was a Penn State University graduate student working during the summer through a cooperative job program at a U.S. Steel facility in Monroeville. Jursik and a friend, Michael Pierce, had jogged 15 miles together the night of July 30 before they separated at roughly 9:15 about one mile from the home in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill North neighborhood that they shared with four other friends. The home, which had been converted into apartments, was found on Murrayhill Avenue (also spelled Murray Hill). Jursik …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We will reveal the answer on Monday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has partnered with the Baldwin Historical Society to bring you a weekly trivia question that delves into our area's colorful past. Pat Lombardi and Patty Woehler, co-presidents of the society, generously write the questions and provide the pictures. BY THE WAY, the first Baldwin-Whitehall Patch trivia question came on Oct. 15, 2011—just over one year ago. Thank you to Pat and Patty for these gifts to the community! Here is this week's question: This picture was taken around 1920. It shows the Monongahela River between Pittsburgh's Oakland area and East Carson Street/River Road. Notice the oil tanks toward the front of the picture. They contained much of the area's oil, including heating oil. What is the name of …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The 'Fats'/'Pat' incident is now believed to have happened in Carrick.
UPDATE: The owner of Shawn Ryan's Pub said that he has reviewed security tapes from the night of the incident and that no one fitting the description of the alleged attacker was in his bar. Baldwin Borough police Chief Michael Scott said that a case involving a local stabbing this past Tuesday has moved in a different direction—specifically, away from Baldwin Borough. Initially, Baldwin police had been told that a man known as either "Fats" or "Pat" had stabbed a Whitehall Borough resident as the victim and the victim's girlfriend were leaving Hog's Bar & Grill on Prospect Road in Baldwin. "(The victim's) girlfriend I guess got into an argument with (the attacker) in the bar," Scott said on Oct. 9. "Over what? We don't know." But the story…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
'Fats' (or 'Pat') is wanted for questioning in the stabbing of a Whitehall man outside of a bar on Prospect Road.
IMPORTANT UPDATE (Oct. 15): Baldwin Stabbing Case Takes Very Strange Turn—Away from Baldwin Baldwin Borough police are looking for a man known as either "Fats" or "Pat." The man is a suspect wanted for questioning for his involvement in a stabbing incident outside of a bar on Prospect Road early on Tuesday morning, Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott said. Scott said that Baldwin police learned of the stabbing shortly before 2 a.m. when an Allegheny County police dispatcher relayed that information to them via workers at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh's Oakland area. The victim, a Whitehall Borough resident, claims to have been stabbed shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Scott said, when he and his girlfriend left Hog's Bar & Grill…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The boy was found safe in downtown Pittsburgh.
UPDATE: The boy has been found. Law enforcement authorities around western Pennsylvania are searching for a 3-day-old boy who was abducted on Thursday from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh's Oakland area, according to Pittsburgh police and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Police are questioning a woman from Wilkinsburg Borough in connection with the abduction, according to the Post-Gazette and KDKA. A woman took the 3-day-old black infant from Magee at about 2:30 p.m., according to an Amber Alert notice. Investigators said that the young woman who took the baby is black, weighs about 180 pounds, wore her hair in a ponytail and was dressed in medical scrubs, according to the Amber Alert. The woman is not believed to be a UPMC …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Judge Bova's jurisdiction includes Baldwin Borough.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The shooting occurred on Thursday afternoon.
Several people were shot on Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh's Oakland area after a gunman went into the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Police were dispatched to the scene at around 2 p.m. In a press conference at 6 p.m., Mayor Luke Ravenstahl confirmed that two people are dead and that seven people were rushed to UPMC Presbyterian's emergency room. Ravenstahl said that one of the deceased men—30-year-old John Shick, of Oakland, according to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette—is the shooter. The other deceased man is Michael Schaab, 25, of Edgewood Borough, the Post-Gazette said. Pittsburgh police believe that Shick entered the building with two semiautomatic handguns, he said. "It's still an active scene," Ravenstahl said. "…