#Pittsburgh Police Make Arrest in Northview Heights Shooting

Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Northview Heights over the past weeks

Police arrested the man earlier this week on suspicion of attempted murder, for his part in an altercation and shooting. The 35 year-old suspect was allegedly found unconscious at about 11:30 pm on Saturday, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg and bleeding from his mouth. According to the criminal complaint, the suspect and three other men were involved in a fight which was broken up by a security guard.

The suspect then allegedly pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued. Police believe that both the suspect and the victim were shot during the struggle, and the suspect may have accidentally shot himself in the leg. The victim was also found on the scène with a gunshot wound to the groin.

The suspect is being charged with various counts, including attempted murder, forgery, and possession with intent to deliver. The latter charges are as a result of counterfeit money and heroin which were found on the suspect during 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.

30 Arrested and Indicted in Major #HeroinBust #Pittsburgh

In a major bust, authorities have dismantled an alleged gang which is said to have sold millions of dollars worth of heroin in Pennsylvania.

Various members of the alleged gang, which authorities say called itself “Bricks-R-Us” (B.R.U.), were arrested this week in Monroeville. According to U.S. Attorney David Hickton, the group sold vast quantities of the drug from Newark, N.J. to Pittsburgh, and also in Armstrong and Cambria counties.

Agents arrested 30 people in an early morning and afternoon sweep on Thursday, and are continuing to seek 14 additional individuals. The raids involved over 200 police and law enforcement agents representing dozens of local, state, and federal agencies. Several of the defendants are said to be minors under the age of 18.

The recent explosion of deaths of people who have used heroin laced with fentanyl, a powerful and extremely dangerous narcotic, has resulted in increasing crackdowns by Pennsylvania authorities.

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.

55th Annual #Pittsburgh #ArtsFestival Opens Tomorrow. View and Download Event Schedule

A sure sign that Summer is on its way to Pittsburgh is the opening day of the Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park and throughout downtown Pittsburgh.

Artists from around the world will flock to Pittsburgh to show their masterpiece work or sell a few items to the Festival Faithful.  The Festival will also include many food vendors, music, theater, poetry and much more.

The festival is said to draw more than 400,000 visitors to the Pittsburgh area to view the sites, purchase artwork or just to enjoy the scenery of beautiful downtown Pittsburgh from the vantage point of the Point.

Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the 55th Annual Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival:

About the Arts Festival

Artist List

Event List

Event Schedule 

Environmental Responsibility 

Festival Map

Vendors (Food & More)

Whether you are visiting the Arts Festival after work or making the Festival a family weekend outing, please have fun and enjoy yourself throughout the event.

Security and Police Officers will have an increased presence at the festival and all around downtown to assist with crowd control, traffic and to ensure a stress free and safe festival. Officers will also be on the lookout for minors using fake ids, underage drinking and DUI offenders.

Additionally, officers will immediately identify offenders with open containers or those whom are visibly intoxicated in public.

Let’s help make the Festival a safe and family friendly event by enjoying ourselves responsibly.

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.

Lawrenceville Marijuana Grow-house Burglary Bust Leads to Three Arrests. #Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police allegedly discovered a large marijuana grow in the city this week, in a bust which resulted in three arrests.

Pittsburgh police allege that a marijuana grow operation, containing over 300 plants, was discovered in Lawrenceville. Police say that the grow was located in a commercial building, at the intersection of Davison Street and Urbana Way, on the second floor. Apparently police were led to the grow as a result of an early morning 911 call on Thursday, which reported a burglary in process at the location.

Upon arrival police allegedly encountered two suspects, ages 30 and 31, burglarizing bags of marijuana from the building, and a third suspect, age 34, waiting in the area as the getaway driver.

The men face various charges, including possession with intent to distribute, burglary, and possessing instruments of crime.

Police say that an investigation is ongoing to determine who was growing the marijuana.

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.

#Pittsburgh Area Teen Arrested After Allegedly Bringing Loaded Gun onto School Bus

An area teenager was charged this week with having brought a loaded handgun onto a school bus.

The 17 year-old suspect was charged with having brought a loaded handgun onto an area school bus on Wednesday. The Bethel Park High School student allegedly showed the .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol to at least one other student, who then notified school officials.

According to the report the student told police that he found the gun, and it was later determined that the gun had been stolen from a home in Peters Township. Police allegedly found the gun at the student’s home after his parents agreed to allow them to conduct a search.

According to Bethel Park police Chief John Mackey, the teen is being charged as a juvenile with gun related charges, and is being held at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.

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.

#Pittsburgh Police Make Four Arrests in Alleged Beaver Co. #MethLab Case

Police in Beaver County took part in the raid of an alleged meth lab in the county this week, leading to four arrests.

Franklin Township police, working with Pennsylvania State Police, arrested four suspects Wednesday who are alleged to have been running a meth lab out of an area home. According to a local resident, the raid involved SWAT vehicles and approximately 30 to 35 officers. The raid, which was conducted at 123 South Hazen Avenue, allegedly netted three men and one woman, all in their 20s and 30s.

The neighbor says that he found the house suspicious due to high levels of activity at all times of the day and night.

Police have not released the names of the accused or the charges they face. Most likely, some, if not all, will face felony charges of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

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.

 

Superintendent of Local School District Gets Probation after DUI

The superintendent of local school district has agreed to enter into a rehabilitation program after being charged with drunken driving in February.

The superintendent for the Trinity Area School District was admitted into an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program , which is meant to help first time DUI offenders get back on the right track. The superintendent was pulled over by Ohio Township police on February 2, as a result of having crossed the centerline on Mount Nebo Road. After a sobriety test, the man was charged with driving under the influence, and released to his friend, who drove him home. According to police the man’s toxicology test showed that he had been driving with a blood alcohol content which was twice the legal limit.

After completing the ARD program the man must serve one year’s probation, and then will be eligible to have his record expunged. As a result of his arrest he was suspended from his job position with pay.

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.

Carnegie Man to Serve 7 to 14 Years for Third Degree Murder of Step-Father

A Pittsburgh area man pled guilty to killing his stepfather last year, in an incident which saw the man shoot his stepfather following a fight.

The 20 year-old Carnegie man will spend 7 to 14 years behind bars as a result of a plea agreement in which he pled guilty to third-degree murder. The incident in question reportedly began when the suspect’s mother was involved in a domestic dispute on July 27, and asked her son to come over to change the locks. The suspect complied, but when his stepfather arrived at the home and found he had been locked out, he allegedly entered through an unsecured window.

Upon entering the home the stepfather realized that a television, which had been placed in a location on the first floor, was gone – not knowing that it had been taken upstairs. He called the suspect, who then went to the home to check what his mother. The two engaged in a heated argument which became physical, but the fight was broken up. Suddenly the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and fired, hitting the victim in the chest and killing him.

At the time of this writing, no Appeal had been filed.

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.