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(Theft by Deception)
Armstrong County, Pa. – Investigating Tpr. T Geibel responded to an incident of Theft by Deception at the Kittanning Cemetery, Rayburn Twp., in Armstrong County. The incident occurred sometime between January 1, 2011 and November 19, 2014 between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
Two unnamed victims from Kittanning reported to state police that in the year 2011 they had purchased Kittanning Cemetery pre-arrangements from a known 46 y/o white male suspect. The cemetery was offering deals at the time of the incident. The victims were told to pay in cash because the price was cheaper. The suspect hand wrote a receipt and gave it to the victims. The victims never received a deed or official receipts from the cemetery for the purchases.
Tpr. Geibel said there are potentially more victims in the Kittanning area that had made cash purchases from the suspect. If anyone thinks they could be a victim of this scam, please contact the Kittanning Cemetery at 724-548-2194 This investigation is continuing.
Armstrong County, Pa. – Tpr. Robert V. Gambone Jr. reports an incident of Aggravated Assault that took place in Manor Twp., Armstrong County. The assault occurred on November 19, 2014. at approximately 11:30pm.
James White, a 52 y/o male of Kittanning, Pa. is accused of engaging in a physical altercation in which a knife was used by White to threaten the known victim from Kittanning. Charges were filed through MDJ J. Gary Decomo’s office.
Armstrong County, Pa. – Tpr. Ritrosky reported an incident of harassment in the 300 block of SR. 66 Gilpin Twp. at approximately 2:30am Tuesday morning.
On the above day and time the accused, a known 29 y/o white male of Vandergrift, Pa arrived at the victims house in Leechburg, Pa. and used the telephone. The accused subsequently shoved the victim. Charges were filed at District Court 33-3-03
Armstrong County, Pa. – Tpr. Eric D. Church reported an incident of Burglary and Criminal Mischief in the 1000 block of SR. 268 Sugar Creek Twp. on Tuesday afternoon, November 18/2014 between the times 12pm-6pm. On the above date and time, an unknown suspect stole Miller/Cleveland welding equipment from the above location and fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with new information is asked to contact PSP Kittanning at 724-543-2011
Allegheny County, Pa. – PSP Kittanning Investigator Jerry Zundel, responded to a 3 vehicle crash on SR. 28 in O’Hara Township Wednesday morning at approximately 6:43 am.
Driver Daniel Boyle age 22 of Valencia, Pa was driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 with a passenger, Emily Nagel age 23 of Mars traveling southbound on SR. 28 in the left hand passing lane. The second driver, Kaley Bowman age 27 of Arnold, was driving a 2010 Mercury Mountaineer, and a third driver Maria Saxman, age 26 of Lower Burrell, was driving a 2010 Honda Civic. Both lead vehicles (Saxman and Bowman) were stopped for traffic ahead of them when Boyle’s vehicle failed to stop and impacted Bowman’s Mercury which in turn hit Saxman’s vehicle.
The Pontiac and the Mercury then impacted the concrete barrier along the shoulder of the bridge. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and the Honda Civic was driven from the scene.
Boyle, Nagel and Bowman were all transported to the hospital. Daniel Boyle was charged with vehicle Code 3361 (too fast for conditions).
State Police were assisted at the scene by Etna and Sharpsburg EMS.