Monday, January 21, 2013
Forest Hills police also investigate theft from a vehicle and a report of loud children in this week's blotter.
Two people pushed a large shopping cart full of groceries out of the Aldi in Forest Hills Shopping Center about 4:23 p.m. on Jan. 16. The assistant store manager told Forest Hills police that he was alerted to the possible theft by a customer who saw a man and woman push the buggy out through the "in" door as another customer entered the store. The assistant manager immediately exited the store and approached the couple as they were loading the groceries into a vehicle. He asked if they had a receipt for the items, and both the man and woman turned, got into the red Chevrolet Cavalier and drove out of the parking lot. The car was last seen heading up Yost Boulevard toward Braddock Hills. The suspects are described as a white male, medium …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The message references the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
A parent of a student at East Catholic School (formerly St. Maurice) in Forest Hills received a threatening text message or email Dec. 18 that referenced the shootings last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Jackie Fazio, assistant principal, called Forest Hills police after the parent received a note that read: "Enjoy the next few days with your family for it will be your last. I will kill your kids like the boy did at that school. The time is hear." Police discovered that the parent who received the message is married to someone who works in the mental health field. Police are investigating the possibility that the person behind the message might be a patient or former employee of the parent's spouse. Dec. 19 Dec. 18 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Also, deer accident, pit bull incident and retail theft in this week's Forest Hills police news.
Maybe the Grinch left Whoville and is residing in Forest Hills this holiday season. On Dec. 1, a resident of the 500 block of Braddock Road reported to Forest Hills police that someone had knocked over and unplugged some of his decorations. A pumpkin that was in the yard was thrown into the road. According to a police report, a resident of a neighboring house also reported that someone took Christmas decorations from his yard as well as a pink flamingo. The owner found the light in the next yard but the flamingo is still missing. "It's not a very seasonal attitude to have," said police Chief Chuck Williams, who noted the incidents appear to happen at night. In other police news from the last week: Dec. 5 Dec. 3 Dec. 2 Dec. 1 Nov. 30
Monday, October 1, 2012
The free bus program serves Forest Hills residents who still value the freedom to go 'Aht.'
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bob Pajich
Monday, October 1, 2012
The phone call tone shines brightly through the bus’ speakers and after two rings, volunteer driver Don Newcomer cheerfully answers with a sing-song: “It’s a great day to ride the Flivver.” Over the speakers, a woman known as Taco Mary says she’s at Aldi’s, and please come get her. Newcomer jots down the destination in a notebook on his right, throws the bus into gear and there goes the green-and-white Flivver through the streets of Forest Hills. Wave if you see it. The drivers will surely wave back. Mary Cesa lives in the “alphabet streets” part of town. She’s cheerful and wants to know how everyone is doing. She’s used the Flivver for about seven years. She has a great laugh. She doesn’t go to Taco Bell as much as people think. “I used …
Pharmacy celebrates its 50th anniversary with 50 random acts of wellness.
More than 100 dedicated men and women make up the corps of the Pittsburgh School crossing guards, assigned to busy street corners in all weather conditions to ensure that children walking to school or riding buses arrive there safely. They know the kids and the communities—often serving as the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. The Rite Aid RA50 Team will greet several of these Ambassadors of Safety at their posts with packages of personal care and wellness items to help them stay healthy through the fall and winter months. Some of the contents in the packages will include hand sanitizer, lip balm, pain relievers and even gel shoe inserts to make those long hours on their feet more comfortable. Every crossing guard in the City of …