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Police, Emergency, and Courts

Read police and emergency services reports here on The Indiana Gazette Online. Find daily police blotters, accident reports, and roundups of emergencies handled by Indiana County area fire departments. Follow the cases through the legal system from the district court dockets through the sentencing reports from Indiana County Common Pleas Court.

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Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say Homicides fueled by drug deal gone bad, police say
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Authorities took three people into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with a drug-related double homicide early that morning that occurred just outside of Clymer. [Read More]

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Case may move to federal court
5 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The case against a man accused of having started a Pittsburgh blaze that killed three firefighters two decades ago may be moving to federal court. [Read More]
Officer fired over feces sandwich
5 weeks ago -
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer has been fired after an internal investigation determined he tried to give a homeless man a sandwich with feces inside it. [Read More]
Suspect in South Carolina captivity case was troubled teen Suspect in South Carolina captivity case was troubled teen
5 weeks ago -
When he was 15 and facing charges he raped a neighbor after forcing her into his home at gunpoint and tying her up, Todd Christopher Kohlhepp’s father told court officials the only emotion the teen was capable of showing was anger and a neighbor called him a “devil on a chain." [Read More]
Vehicle wrecks on Route 954 Vehicle wrecks on Route 954
5 weeks ago -
A car wrecked shortly before 3 p.m. Friday on a bridge over Yellow Creek on Route 954 in Center Township. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
5 weeks ago -
Indiana Borough police reported Timothy Tyger, of Johnstown, was lodged at Indiana County Jail early today following an incident in the 100 block of North Ninth Street. [Read More]
Details about suspect emerge after woman's rescue Details about suspect emerge after woman's rescue
5 weeks ago -
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The man accused of chaining a woman in a storage container for weeks had a violent past and was “preoccupied with sexual content” from a young age, according to details emerging as investigators search his rural property for bodies. [Read More]
One NYPD sergeant killed, another wounded in gunfight One NYPD sergeant killed, another wounded in gunfight
5 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — A police sergeant was shot and killed and a second one was wounded Friday in a gunfight on a street with an armed man who had broken into his estranged wife’s home, officials said. [Read More]
Pittsburgh police chief resigns
5 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s police chief resigned Friday, weeks after a no-confidence vote by the police union and months after angering some officers by addressing the Democratic National Convention while in uniform. [Read More]
Police: Suspect shot co-worker over threats
5 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — The suspect in a shooting at a Walmart store told police he opened fire on his co-worker because the employee was offended he was changing his gender to female and had threatened him, police say. [Read More]
Dad who got video of lifeless son charged Dad who got video of lifeless son charged
5 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on child endangerment charges because he didn’t call 911 after the mother of his two children threatened to kill them and sent him videos of his son’s lifeless body during two hours’ worth of angry text messages, police said. [Read More]
Court adjourns for week after jury sees video of shooting Court adjourns for week after jury sees video of shooting
5 weeks ago -
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A fired police officer's defense team couldn't keep jurors from seeing a cellphone video Friday that shows him killing an unarmed man who was running away, so they spent much of the day trying to discredit the man who recorded it. [Read More]
Fire destroys home, garage Fire destroys home, garage
5 weeks ago -
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP — A fire started in a detached garage along Peles Road then jumped to an adjacent house and destroyed both, a fire official said. [Read More]
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