Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Police Chief R.T. Bell said the incident is under investigation.
Editor's Note: The time of the incident was corrected at 9:38 a.m. and additional information added. It was also updated at 8:09 p.m. There was a shooting incident in Canonsburg late Tuesday night, police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed. The department received a phone call from a resident on Euclid Avenue around 11:12 p.m. regarding several shots being fired. "After going to several doors in the neighborhood, the shots were verified," police officials said in a release. That's when officers received a call that there was a victim of a possible gunshot wound admitted to the emergency room of The Washington Hospital. The man, who police did not name Wednesday, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Bell said interviews are being …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Sean Jordan was jailed on $100,000 bond Thursday.
The owner of Big Fella's Pizza and McGrogan's Tap Room in Canonsburg was jailed Thursday after police said he threatened the mayor, other borough officials and his brother, Chief R.T. Bell confirmed. Sean Jordan, 42, was arraigned on two counts of making terroristic threats and five counts of harassment before district Judge Ethan Ward Thursday and was remanded to the Washington County Jail after failing to post $100,000 bond, according to court records. He remained in jail as of Thursday evening. Jordan is awaiting a preliminary hearing. Meanwhile, a sign painted on the Big Fella's window indicates that the restaurant is closed, and asks patrons to eat next door at McGrogan's Tap Room.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed that the female driver will likely be charged with driving under the influence.
A suspected drunk driver will likely be charged after she reportedly slammed her vehicle into a Canonsburg police cruiser early Thursday morning, causing significant damage to one of the department's new vehicles. "It was really damaged," police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed. The crash happened while police were on a call around 1 a.m., and Bell said the lights were flashing when the woman's car careened into the cruiser. No further information was immediately available Thursday morning. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more details as they become available.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A possible mail fraud incident in the borough has police asking residents to be careful who they give their information to.
Canonsburg police are urging borough residents to be careful when called, emailed or mailed for personal information—especially when those inquiries involve a suggested exchange of money. “If you get something in the mail, throw it away or bring it to the police station,” Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell said. “The bottom line is, if you do not know who it is, do not give them your personal information.” The warning stems from a possible mail fraud incident borough police are investigating. Linda Russell, of Arlington Drive, told police she signed for a letter Wednesday from a company called Asset Warehouse. The letter indicated that Russell was entitled to $623,962—and that she needed to send a check to the New Jersey-based company in …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Canonsburg police, state police and members of the county's drug task force were all on scene—and a member of the district attorney's office said it was one of 'many' warrants being executed Wednesday.
Members of the Canonsburg Police Department, state police and the county drug taskforce converged on a Canonsburg business Wednesday morning. Detectives walked in and out of the Cricket store on West Pike Street, one of them carrying an evidence box. Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed a search warrant was being executed, but declined to comment further. A member of the district attorney’s office who was on scene said the Canonsburg store is one of “many” businesses across the county that will be served with search warrants Wednesday. The official said more information would be issued by state police later today—and that the effort was part of a further-reaching investigation. The Observer-Reporter on its website reported that the …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mayor David H. Rhome and members of the Canonsburg Police Department announced plans for the program Monday—and received council's blessing to proceed with fundraising efforts.
Officer safety. Narcotics detection. Tracking. “A dog can do what human eyes can’t and what human hands can’t,” Det. Al Coghill told Canonsburg Council Monday—when Mayor David H. Rhome and the police department announced it was seeking to implement a K9 program in the borough. They attended council’s meeting to seek its blessing in proceeding with plans for the program, a blessing that council granted. Members of the police department were clear: The price to implement the program is steep, and the only way to pay for the $55,000 to $60,000 upstart costs would be through the support of local businesses willing to donate to what officers called an asset to the department and community. Those initial costs include the price of the dog, as …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ashley Lynn Price and Thomas Emmanuel O’Rourke, a new part-time patrolman, took the oath of office at Monday's council meeting where police were also commended for their handling of the South Central Avenue home invasion.
At the regular Canonsburg council meeting last night, two newly hired, part-time police officers were sworn in by Mayor David T. Rhome and police Chief R.T. Bell. Thomas Emmanuel O’Rourke and Ashley Lynn Price took the oath of office, solemnly swearing to “perform their duties in a dedicated and honorable manner” as well as “protect and defend the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that of the United States of America”. Price is the first female officer to be hired in the borough. She is from Canonsburg and a recent graduate of the Police Academy. O’Rourke is a veteran of the Air Force and also serves as an officer for Baldwin Township and Oakdale Borough Police. He is from Cecil Township. The newly sworn in officers were welcomed by a …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
One of them—Ashley Price—is the borough's first female officer.
Canonsburg Council voted 8-0 Monday to hire two new part-time police officers—one of whom will be the first woman to hold that position in the borough. Council hired Ashley Price, of Canonsburg, and Thomas O'Rourke, of Cecil Township. Both are expected to start within the next month, police Chief R.T. Bell said. Price and O'Rourke were selected from a pool of 11 "very talented" applicants, he said. Both will earn $17 per hour. "It's a positive move," Bell said, adding that the part-time officers will help complement the department's 15 full-time officers. Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome, who oversees the police department, has said the two new members will help with scheduling and also "bolster manpower."
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Four Coins and others will play for a show that benefits the FOP Lodge 22 in Canonsburg.
Are you ready for some oldies? Then get your tickets for the annual oldies show April 15 sponsored by the FOP Lodge 22 in Canonsburg! The show will be held at Canon-McMillan High School. This year’s lineup includes Canonsburg’s own The Four Coins, as well as The Shades of Blue, who sang "Oh, How Happy," and The Edsels, who sang the hit "Rama Lama Ding Dong." “We’re lucky to get the Four Coins,” Canonsburg Police Chief and FOP member R.T. Bell said, adding it would be a great night of music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Canonsburg Police Department, at the Shop ‘n Save in Canonsburg and Grande Italian Restaurant in McMurray. Food and beverages will be available. The venerable annual show benefits the FOP and goes toward its …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A motion to hire the two additional officers was approved by a 9-0 vote Monday.
Canonsburg Council on Monday unanimously voted to hire two part-time police officers. Councilman Rich Russo made the motion, which was seconded by Councilman Joe Graff. It passed by a 9-0 vote. This is the first time in borough history that part-time officers are being hired in the department—and police Chief R.T. Bell said it was a positive move that will help improve public safety in the community. The two new police officers will help supplement the 15 full-time members of the force. Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome, who oversees the police department, said the two new members will likely be in place by April 1, which will help with scheduling and also "bolster manpower." "It's going to allow the police department to move forward with …