Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here are the Verona police reports for April.
The Verona Police Department is investigating a late-night shooting that injured one person a little over a week ago. On April 27 at about 3:43 a.m. police were called to the Marina Pub on Arch Street after reports that a man had been shot. According to police, a 22-year-old had a gunshot wound in his leg. He told police he was leaving the bar with a friend when a black man in a black hooded sweatshirt sprayed him with pepper spray. According to the report, the suspect then shot the man in the leg and ran off. He has not been identified, and county police have taken over the investigation. Burglary The Beer Nutz on Allegheny River Boulevard was broken into on April 23. According to police, two black males threw a large rock through the …
Monday, April 1, 2013
These cases went before Plum District Magistrate Linda Zucco last week.
Plum District Justice Linda Zucco heard the following cases on March 27: Charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct against Micah Spencer, 31, of Oakmont, were withdrawn. Oakmont police had filed the charges after a March 13 incident along Hulton Road. Ritchie Delvon Benjamin, 21, of Penn Hills waived a preliminary hearing on charges of possession of marijuana, driving without a license, careless driving, no rear lights, no use of low beams and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Plum police filed the charges after an Oct. 19, 2012 incident on Unity Center Road. Christopher Fdiek Ibrahim, 27, of Penn Hills waived a preliminary hearing on charges of …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here are some local court cases.
The following cases were heard by local district magistrates. Penn Hills District Justice Leonard HRomyak heard the following case on March 18: Plum District Justice Linda Zucco heard the following cases on May 20: ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Crews will be working on tree removal as part of the borough's revitalization efforts.
If you're traveling through Verona on Sunday, be prepared for some delays. Allegheny River Boulevard will be closed to traffic on Sunday morning, March 24, weather permitting. Crews will be removing trees along the roadway between Center and South avenues as part of Verona Borough’s revitalization effort. As part of the borough's plans, new trees will be planted in the business district. However, existing trees must be removed. Allegheny River Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Traffic will be detoured using East Railroad Avenue. Verona police will assist with control traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. For more …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's a look at some local court cases.
Plum District Justice Linda Zucco heard the following cases on March 5 and March 13: Verona's District Justice Leonard HRomyak heard the following case on March 11: ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here are the Feb. 4 and 11 district court rulings for Verona.
Penn Hills/Verona District Justice Leonard Hromyak heard the following cases this month: Feb. 4 Feb. 11 _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Verona emergency officials responded to an accident on Wildwood Avenue early Sunday morning.
An early-morning vehicle accident in Verona left some residents without power Sunday. At about 2:30 a.m., borough police and firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue—by the Verona Motor Sales—for an accident. According to Ray Suchevich, Verona fire chief, the driver of a vehicle traveling on the road hit a parked car into an electric pole, knocking down some wires. The lines were sparking, and that caused a small fire in the wooded area near the scene, Suchevich said. Officials then had to wait for Duquesne Light to respond. Some residents in the area experienced "on and off" power outages, according to Suchevich. One person was transported to an area hospital with injuries. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sewer repairs, the Riverview Superintendent transition and computer updates were among the items discussed during a meeting on Tuesday, June 26.
Ambulance Co. Tells Verona It Shouldn’t Get Axed After hearing a presentation from Guardian Angel Ambulance staff, Verona Council is in the process of deciding whether or not it will retain the company’s service. Staff from Guardian Angel Ambulance spoke to council at a meeting Tuesday, addressing criticism about the company’s response time that led council to consider switching companies. Council brought in staff from Lower Valley Ambulance last month, and President Dom Conte said he expects a decision will come within a two- to three-week period. Read the full story here. Sewer Repair Order Causes Stink During Tuesday’s meeting, a resident sought repayment for tree removal she said resulted from a borough letter ordering her to repair …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Both events will be held Saturday, June 2.
Verona Borough is hosting two events June 2 that will cater to children and adults. Verona 5K Registration for the Verona Chamber of Commerce's first ever 5K will begin at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. Runners will begin at the Verona borough park gazebo on East Railroad Avenue and follow a course throughout the borough. The cost is $20 to register the morning of the 5K. The first 100 participants to register will receive a T-Shirt. The event benefits the Verona Streetscape Revitalization Project. For an application, click here. The form also can be found in the media section of this article. Bike derby The bike safety derby for children will be held at the police department parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, which is …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A unit in the Verona Gardens apartment complex on West Railroad Avenue caught fire Tuesday evening.
A mother and her son have been displaced after their Verona apartment caught fire Tuesday evening. Verona and Penn Hills No. 224 fire departments responded to a call at the Verona Gardens apartments along West Railroad Avenue at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. According to Verona Fire Chief Ray Suchevich, a lot of smoke was coming from the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. He said firefighters encountered a kitchen fire in one of the upstairs apartment units—something might have been left on the stove. Everyone was safely evacuated from the building. However, temporary living arrangements will have to be made for a mother and her son. "No one was hurt, and that is a good thing," Suchevich said. Jen Mitcheltree, who was outside with …