Saturday, April 6, 2013
Four men from Washington County face drug charges after Bridgeville police said they caught one of them urinating in a borough parking lot. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Bridgeville police blotter.
Four Washington County men face drug charges after Bridgeville police said they caught one of them urinating in a borough parking lot. Police said they were patrolling the area around Castaway’s Bar in the early hours of March 24 when officers saw a man urinating in a nearby parking lot. While investigating, police said they found marijuana and suspected cocaine in and around the car. Police said they arrested Kevin Brooks, 39, of Eighty Four, Geoffrey Brown, 29, of Washington, Homer Thomas Jr., 34, of Canonsburg, and Frankie Yarbrough, 38, of Canonsburg. Each of them faces one charge of possession of a controlled substance. Brooks faces additional charges of drug possession with intent to deliver and disorderly conduct. The four men were …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Police and federal agents raided a Bridgeville spa believed to be at the center of a prostitution and human trafficking ring. Three women were arrested following the Tuesday afternoon raid at 88 Spa.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 6
Police and federal agents on Tuesday afternoon raided a Bridgeville spa accused of being at the center of a prostitution and human trafficking ring. Three women were arrested and $2,733 in cash was seized from the 88 Spa on Route 50, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said. Police officers from Bridgeville, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, and federal agents from the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided the business shortly after noon Tuesday. The spa located at the center of the borough’s business district across from the main parking lot was suspected almost immediately of being involved in prostitution when it opened in October 2011, King said. “Pretty much right away we heard something was going on,” King said. …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Bridgeville-area churches are looking for the community’s help as it tries to supply residents in need of clothes, food, baby diapers and other emergency items.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mike Jones
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Bridgeville area churches are looking for the community’s helps as it tries to supply residents in desperate need of clothes, food, baby diapers and other emergency items. In response, the Bridgeville Ministerium is opening up a new support center that will serve as a central location for the community. The new Bridgeville Community Outreach Center at 715 Washington Ave. across from the U.S. Post Office will be operated and sponsored by local churches. The Rev. Bryan Thiessen of Journey Church said this is an opportunity for the community and its churches to support those who need food, clothing and supplies before the winter. “(We) have witnessed a large increase in the volume of those in need in our community realizing that currently …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
“Help Yourself to a Blue Banana” by Michael Adams is being sold at the Carnegie Museum, Smithsonian Institution and more.
Self-published author Michael Adams is excited to have his book, “Help Yourself to a Blue Banana, Awakening Your Eyes to Art, Design, and Visual Living” gaining national distribution in widely know places including the Smithsonian Institution, the Tate Museum of Modern Art in London, and the Strand Bookstore in New York City. He is even more excited about his recent success since the book has been available for sale at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. Adams was born in Canonsburg and lived as a child in Bridgeville later traveling with his military family throughout the country and overseas. All the while he loved art and stayed true to his south Pittsburgh roots. His dad was an Air Force Pilot from Washington and his mom was a …
Monday, April 23, 2012
We'll be at the restaurant and bar near Bridgeville on Thursday night to meet with readers and discuss NFL Draft. Join us at the pub to win great prizes or discuss the draft with us online!
The NFL Draft this Thursday night couldn’t be happening at a better time for Pittsburghers after the elimination of the Penguins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So to welcome the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, Patch.com is throwing a first-round draft party at the Pittsburgh Bottle Shop Cafe near Bridgeville… and you’re invited! We’ll be hanging out at the restaurant and pub in Collier Town Square along Route 50 all night Thursday as top picks Andrew Luck, RG3 and others go off the board. We’ll be chatting football and watching as the players are drafted before the Steelers select their new superstar with the 24th overall pick. And if you sign up to receive our morning e-mail newsletter, you’ll be entered to win Patch swag or …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Police said a thief stole car keys and valuables from five lockers at LA Fitness.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Five unlocked gym lockers at LA Fitness became a treasure trove of stolen goods for a thief on Jan. 9. Collier police said five people had car keys or valuables stolen from their lockers because they didn’t secure them at the gym located inside Great Southern Shopping Center. One person told police that he left his keys in his locker, and returned to his car to find $300 missing with the keys sitting inside. Another person told police a black backpack was taken with his keys, although nothing was missing from his car. Police said another man told them that his Nike “Jordan” jacket and shirt were taken from his locker. Another victim said someone used his keys to steal an amp and speakers from the car’s trunk, although the keys were …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A Bridgeville company is producing shirts to help the family of a slain East Washington police officer.
In what is becoming an all-too-familiar ritual, workers at a Bridgeville company are once again rolling off thousands of T-shirts memorializing a fallen police officer. X-Deco, a screen printing and embroidery company on Union Street, is producing thousands of shirts to honor East Washington police Officer John “David” Dryer after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Dec. 18. The black T-shirts have Dryer’s full name on the back beneath an East Washington patrolman’s badge, where he worked part-time, and a Pennsylvania Game Commission badge. At the very bottom, the shirt reads: “Remembered with pride for his commitment to his family and his community.” Most recently, X-Deco produced more than 10,000 T-shirts to help the family …
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Criminal Complaint: Man Threatened to Kill Wife; Himself Armed Man Robs Parkvale Bank at Caste Village Brookline Cars Shot by BB Guns on Christmas T-Shirt Sales to Benefit Fallen Officer's Family Ft. Couch 'Reaches Out,' Raises $11K for Charities Tote Drive Exudes True Holiday Meaning
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Jim Slack of Bridgeville went missing early Wednesday morning after a concert at Stage "AE" in Pittsburgh.
Police are searching for a 25-year-old Bridgeville man who went missing early Wednesday morning after a concert in Pittsburgh. Jim Slack was last seen at Stage “AE” when he was separated from a friend while they were at a concert inside the North Side venue. His sister, Maureen Shields, said his family is desperately searching for him and asking the public for help. They’ve already had radio stations alert the public, and friends on Facebook are making others aware of his description. “It sure is awesome everyone is getting the word out and trying to help,” Shields said. “This is very scary and we just want to find him.” Bridgeville police said Slack is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, has blond hair and a light beard. He …
Friday, October 21, 2011
All proceeds from the T-shirts will go to the family of Lower Burrell police Officer Derek Kotecki.
A Bridgeville company is producing thousands of T-shirts to memorialize the slain Lower Burrell police officer and raise money for his family. Workers at X-Deco spent the past few days printing more than 7,000 shirts to benefit the Derek Kotecki Memorial T-Shirt Fund and will continue to roll more off the presses. Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer in Lower Burrell, was shot to death on Oct. 12 as he attempted to arrest a wanted man. All of the proceeds from the shirts will be donated to the fund, and some of the workers have volunteered their time so more money goes to the family. “We like helping them out,” said Perry Smith, a Bridgeville resident, as he placed shirts on a drying conveyor belt. “I have a few friends who are officers and would …