Friday, March 22, 2013
A grand jury indicted former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper on Friday.
Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper was indicted by a grand jury Friday, WPXI reports. According to WPXI, Harper faces five charges, including four counts of failure to properly file income tax returns and one count of conspiracy to commit theft from an agency receiving federal funds. The federal grand jury reports that Harper illegally diverted more than $70,000 that was received by the police bureau's special events office and he spent more than $31,000 of that on himself. A judge reportedly signed an arrest warrant following the announcement of the indictment. To read the full report from WPXI, click here.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Post-Gazette reports that Ravenstahl received information from the FBI that led him to fire Harper. To read the full report from the Post-Gazette, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Gerald Gibson is a narcotics officer in Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia news website is reporting that Gov. Tom Corbett’s son-in-aw is being investigated in a criminal matter. According to the website myfoxphilly.com, Gerald Gibson—who is married to Corbett’s daughter, Katie—is a narcotics officer and is being investigated in an undercover sting. Although Philadelphia police told the news organization that an officer has been placed on administrative duty until the investigation is complete, the name of that officer was not being released. The officer in question, the department indicated, had not yet been charged or arrested. A search of online court records shows no recent charges against Gibson. The news website further reports that while Corbett was scheduled to do an interview with the news…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fear of gun control measures and safety concerns after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings have triggered gun sales.
As some people push for gun control, more stringent background checks on gun buyers or reinstituting the assault weapons ban, others are doing just the opposite—buying guns for the first time, adding more guns to their arsenals or at least stocking up on ammunition. Since 2008, when Barack Obama was first elected president, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States, according to the Kansas City Star—more than were sold in almost seven years before his first election. Nationwide, more than 2.7 million of those checks were recorded for December 2012, according to statistics kept by the FBI. Since late 1998, when federal law began mandating checks for prospective gun buyers, the only other month that exceeded …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wilkinsburg Police Department, assisted by the FBI, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment of Lamont Crosby.
Lamont Crosby, 43, of 219 W. 10th Avenue, Homestead, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearm laws. U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced the one-count indictment against Crosby on Tuesday. The Wilkinsburg Police Department, assisted by the FBI, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. According to the indictment, on Sept. 16, Crosby, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Allegheny County, was found in possession of a firearm. A convicted felon cannot lawfully possess a firearm under federal law. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The FBI warns that internet fraud is especially prevalent during the holiday shopping season.
The following information is provided by the FBI: At this time of year, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reminds consumers to be wary of Internet fraud during the holiday shopping season. Here are a few of the scams to look out for: The FBI's No. 1 tip to avoid being a victim of cyber scams: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Click here to read more from the FBI about the newest E-Scams & warnings. Click here to see which retailers are offering Cyber Monday specials. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating 16 bomb threats made on Pitt's campus in the past month.
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is asking for the public’s help as investigators try to find who is initiating the numerous bomb threats on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus over the past month. David Hickton, who is the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said the safety of students, staff and faculty at Pitt are “a top priority” and investigators are working aggressively to stop the multiple bomb threats that are becoming a daily occurrence. He said the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Pitt police are “actively pursuing the source or sources of (the) threats,” but he would not expand on any leads investigators might have. The campus in Oakland has received at least 16 bomb threats in multiple buildings on …