Thursday, February 14, 2013
The combined work of four police departments and the FBI was critical in getting the convicted rapist off of the streets.
Arthur Henderson sits in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting sentencing on March 26 for raping and robbing two women in Ross Township and one in Hopewell during a three-day period in January of last year. His conviction Monday was the culmination of hundreds of hours of investigative work, primarily by Ross and Hopewell police. "This is a case that exemplifies the importance of cooperation in the criminal justice system," said Ross Detective Brian Kohlhepp, who was one of the witnesses for the prosecution. "The investigation was completed seamlessly with the assistance of the detectives from Ohio Township and Hopewell." Kohlhepp said the office of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner played a key role in getting Henderson in custody just …
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The FBI warns that internet fraud is especially prevalent during the holiday shopping season.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
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. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The free FBI application is available on both the iTunes and Android systems.
Information provided by the FBI. Local police departments are spreading the word about the FBI's Child ID App. The application can be downloaded for free from the Android Apps section of Google Play or through iTunes. The Child ID App for iPhones provides parents with an easy way to electronically store pictures and vital information about their children in case they go missing—whether it’s a toddler wandering away at the mall or a teen who has been snatched by a stranger. Using the app, you can show pictures of your kids and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. You can also quickly and easily email the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app also includes tips on …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Hopewell Township Police filed charges against Arthur Lamont Henderson, 38, of the North Side, in a rape that occurred Jan. 7—the same morning as one of the two that occurred in Ross Township.
The man facing charges in Ross Township for the rapes of two women earlier this month is now being charged with the rape of a third victim in Beaver County. Hopewell Township Police filed charges Friday in Magisterial District Court 36-3-04 against Arthur Lamont Henderson, 38, of the North Side, in a rape that occurred Jan. 7—the same morning as one of the two that occurred in Ross Township, said Hopewell Township Police Detective Greg Durkos. The third victim is the only other known sexual assault victim at this time in Beaver or Allegheny counties, officials said. Bob Huston, director of the lab at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, said the lab has requested a review of local cases to determine if there are any other …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Police arrested Arthur L. Henderson, 38, of the North Side, early Thursday morning. Henderson is the suspect in the two sexual attacks on Ross Township women earlier this month.
Ross Township Police, with the help of other agencies, including the FBI and the Pittsburgh Police Department, arrested Arthur L. Henderson, 38, of the North Side, early Thursday morning in connection with the two recent sexual assaults of women outside their apartment complexes. Henderson was apprehended in the Hill District neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh, police said. Judge Richard Opiela of Magisterial District Court 05-2-02 issued an arrest warrant for Henderson late Wednesday afternoon. The FBI had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. It was not immediately clear how police discovered Henderson's whereabouts. Ross police have charged Henderson with two counts each of rape, aggravated indecent …