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 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Henderson, who is representing himself, said the videos do not prove anything. He is charged with raping and robbing three women.
The prosecution in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson on Thursday used surveillance camera videos to show his alleged whereabouts on the day he is accused of raping a woman in Ross Township, according to local media reports. But Henderson, who is representing himself, countered that the videos do not prove anything, KDKA reports. The 39-year-old North Side man is charged with raping and robbing two women in Ross and one in Hopewell in January 2012. One video shows a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt walking down a hallway leading to a Citizens Bank ATM in Manchester where police say the man tried to use three credit cards belonging to a Ross Township woman who had just been raped, according to KDKA. Henderson cross-examined detectives and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Arthur Lamont Henderson has been in the Allegheny County Jail since his arrest a year ago.
Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson, who is charged with raping and robbing women in Ross and Hopewell a year ago. Henderson, 39, of the North Side, has been in the Allegheny County Jail since his arrest Jan. 20, 2012. The charges against Henderson stem from two 2012 attacks on Ross Township women—one reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and the other Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades Apartment complex off Cemetery Lane. In both cases, women in their mid-20s were attacked early in the morning after returning from walking their dogs, police said. Hopewell Township Police also filed charges against Henderson for a sexual assault that occurred Jan. 7—the same …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Ross Police are looking for two suspects.
Ross Township police are investigating a burglary early Friday morning at Kretzler's Tavern at 2240 Babcock Boulevard. Two white men broke through the rear door of the restaurant shortly before 3 a.m., according to Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "They removed a small floor safe with an undetermined amount of money," Kohlhepp said. "They then fled the area in a non-descript four-door car." The crime was caught on tape by a surveillance camera. Anyone with any information about the break-in is asked to call Ross police at 412-931-9070. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brian James Flesher, of Pittsburgh, also is charged in a burglary in Moon Township.
A 26-year-old Pittsburgh man charged with burglarizing a McCandless home and stealing jewelry worth thousands of dollars waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner. Brian James Flesher is charged with felony counts of burglary and theft for the Nov. 26 burglary at a Perrymont Road home. The residents returned home that afternoon to find their rear kitchen door kicked open, according to the criminal complaint. They reported a jewelry box with $3,385 in jewelry was missing, police said. Detectives from Ross Township, Franklin Park Borough and Ohio Township questioned Flesher about a string of burglaries that included crimes in their respective jurisdictions, Lt. Donald J. O'Connor of the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Police said the break-in occurred sometime after the store closed on Wednesday.
Ross Township police say a burglar or burglars smashed a front window and broke into the Community Thrift Store at 3255 Babcock Boulevard sometime after the store closed Wednesday evening. "They tried working on the store's safe for quite a while, but were unable to open it," said Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "It does not appear anything was taken." Kohlhepp said the safe was an older model, free standing, very sturdy and very heavy, too heavy to carry out of the store. “The safe was cut with a chop saw or some kind of power tool. There were multiple attempted cuts through the safe," he said. “I don’t know the high yield they were expecting from a thrift store. This was odd." Police ask that anyone with any information call them at 412-931-…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Police said the five suspects, working together, grabbed pricey handbags off the displays and were gone in less than a minute.
Ross Township police have released photos of the five people suspected of a coordinated-shoplifting hit on the Louis Vuitton store in the Ross Park Mall. Police said the five walked into the store around 8 p.m. Thursday, and working together, grabbed the pricey handbags off the displays and were gone in about 30 seconds. By the time employees realized what was going on it was too late. "The employees did attempt to confront the actors when they fled the store," said Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "No one was injured and no customers were ever in danger." Kohlhepp said the group left the mall in a car, but there is not a good description of the vehicle. "The group appears to be a mix of males and females all in their 20s or early 30s and all …