Man Arrested in #Pittsburgh – Wanted for #AlabamaMurder

A man, who was arrested in Pittsburgh on charges of murder, is being processed for extradition to Alabama – where the crime allegedly took place.

A 19 year-old man, who was wanted for capital murder in connection with a December 21, 2013 robbery and murder in Alabama, was recently arrested in Pittsburgh.  The man was identified by Pittsburgh police after Zone 1 officers responded to reports of an assault in the 500 block of W. North Ave.  There they encountered a man who had suffered a head laceration, and assisted in transporting him to Allegheny General Hospital.  Upon running the victim’s information through the National Crime Information Center database, it was discovered that he had an open warrant in the state of Alabama.  Police arrested the suspect after he received medical treatment, and booked him at Allegheny County Jail.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is now processing man for extradition to Alabama.

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Man Charged with Defiant Trespass after Entering Pirates’ Field

A man has been charged with defiant trespass after running across the field at PNC Park during a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

The 29 year-old suspect ran across the field at PNC Park during the fifth inning pierogi race, which features mascots racing across the field.  The Chambersburg man was pursued by five members of the park’s staff, who were unable to capture him on the field.  But after hopping over a railing, the man was finally subdued and promptly arrested by police.

The man is being charged with defiant trespass according to Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

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Suspect still in custody after Stabbing Up to 20 at Area High School

In the latest act of school violence to shock the nation, a 16 year-old teen was arrested after allegedly stabbing and cutting up to 20 people at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. At the time of this post, the suspect was still incarcerated pending trial.

News reports indicated that as many as 20 people had been stabbed and cut at a Murrysville high school when one of its students ran through the hallway wielding two kitchen knives.  Though authorities have not released the exact number of victims who were injured directly by the attacker, some of the injuries are thought to have been sustained as people fled the commotion.  Four of the victims who sustained serious injuries were taken to local hospitals by helicopter, and doctors say there are 7 victims which suffered serious injuries in total.  All victims are expected to survive.

The incident, which occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, caused classes to be canceled.  Now, with the suspect in custody, the legal battle will begin to determine if he will be charged and tried as an adult, or as a juvenile.  Additionally, the suspect’s mental status will come into play, as he was described as being confused and depressed in the minutes following his arrest.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

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Western Pennsylvania Sweep Nets 5 Arrests for Child Porn

Five men were recently arrested in Western Pennsylvania as a result of an ongoing crackdown against child pornography in the state.

The five men, ages 67, 60, 41, 30, and 32, were all arrested as a result of a sweep conducted by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit last week.  Despite being arrested in rapid succession, the men were nevertheless not connected to one another.  Three Philadelphia men were also arrested on child pornography charges during the same time period.

The arrests come as part of a continuing crackdown in Pennsylvania against those who download, share, produce, and distribute child pornography.  Authorities are often able to locate those suspected of crimes involving child pornography by infiltrating and otherwise gaining access to Internet based networks where people trade and distribute the material. Each of the men will be charged and tried in his respective county by state prosecutors.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

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#Pittsburgh Cops Found Guilty of Improperly Arresting Teen

A jury in the case of an art student vs. the Pittsburgh Police Department found that three white Pittsburgh police officers falsely arrested him in January 2010, as he was walking to his grandmother’s house to spend the night.  The case made national headlines after the boy was beaten by police, who claimed that they believed he had a gun.

As a result of the beating and imprisonment the victim, now 22 years-old, filed a civil lawsuit against the officers who were involved in the incident.  After hearing arguments from both sides, a jury found that the officers had acted “maliciously and wantonly,” and awarded the victim $101,000 in compensatory damages and a total of $18,000 in punitive damages, $6,000 from each of the officers.

In his lawsuit, the victim also claimed that the officers had used excessive force when arresting him.  But after deliberating, the jury was not able to agree on this charge.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Former Head of #Munhall Borough Charged with $230,000 Theft

The former manager of the borough of Munhall was recently arrested on suspicion of theft.

The 44 year-old former manager of Munhall suddenly quit his job in June 2013, leaving the borough’s government in a state of deep financial uncertainty.  At the time, it had been three years since the borough had undergone mandatory audits.  Now, the borough’s former manager is being charged with having overpaid himself more than $230,000.

In order to execute the alleged theft police say that the suspect manipulated the borough’s payroll records by omitting payroll reports and falsifying records, and hence was able to disguise the fraud.  In covering up his alleged crimes, the suspect is accused of also having avoided doing payroll altogether at times, and in one situation failed to pay emergency responders for six weeks.

In a complaint filed with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, police are charging suspect with four counts of theft by deception.  He is currently in Allegheny County Jail, being held on $100,000 bond.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Couple Behind Bars after Burglarizing Springdale Home #Pittsburgh

A man is lucky to be alive after fighting two people who broke into his home in Springdale.  And now, a couple is in jail as a result of the incident.

A man and woman allegedly broke into a home on Zang Way in in Springdale in late March.  As the couple entered the home the owner was able to call 911, but police did not arrive in time to save the man from a frightening ordeal.  After the couple entered his home, which the man says was locked at the time, he was attacked.  According to his version of events the man and woman used a Taser on him, shocking him approximately 20 times.  The homeowner says that he is acquainted with the male burglar.

After burglarizing the victim’s home, the couple left the man and attempted to flee. But as they exited the home, they were spotted and arrested by police. The 33 and 30 year-old suspects are currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges including burglary, robbery, and making terroristic threats.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.