Crime Watch Report for January 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
1-10-17. A drone was reported to be flying near a residence on S. Grandview Ave. and the resident believes that it may have been watching them.
1-25-17. An unlocked vehicle on Promenade St. was entered overnight and a few dollars were stolen.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson
1-04-17. A hit and run was reported on Grace St. The suspect vehicle was believed to be white in color.
1-12-17. A brick wall in the rear of a residence/business was damaged by an unknown vehicle in the 100 block of Noble Ave.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
1-03-17. A hit and run accident was reported to have occurred overnight on Stotz Ave. near the borough parking lot.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant
1-18-17. An unlocked vehicle on N. Emily St. was entered and a laptop computer was stolen overnight.
1-18-17. A vehicle on Parke St. had multiple tires slashed overnight.
1-23-17. An apartment was burglarized on Warren St. and 2 flat screen TVs were stolen along with a gaming system.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
1-16-17. A vehicle in the 1500 block of Barr Ave. was entered overnight and a small amount of loose change was stolen along with a plastic cup.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center
1-13-17. A vehicle was struck and damaged while parked in the middle of the shopping center overnight.

Tips/advice:
Please remember to lock your vehicles and residences.

Make sure to follow the Crafton Police Department on Facebook for the most up to date information

Crafton Borough Military Banner Program

Crafton Borough takes great pride in the men and women who have served our country in times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family from Crafton who have served our great country.

The Military Banner Program salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited in Crafton between Memorial Day and Veterans Day for years to come.

For more information please click on the Military Banner order form, or contact the Borough Administrative Office at (412) 921-0752 x 10.

www.troopbanners.com/Crafton  

Trash Collection Payments

Jordan Tax Service will be at Crafton Municipal Building on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1pm to 4 pm to collect Annual Refuse Collection Payments.

 The Annual Fee for refuse collection is $212 per year, a 5% discount will be applied if paid by February 28.    Further details can be found in Section 188-6 (C) of the Crafton Borough Code.

 

Alert: 1-23-2017

The Crafton Police Department took a burglary report today in which unknown actor(s) pried open a secured basement door to an apartment building on Warren St.  The actor(s) made entry in the apartment building and then removed the door pins to gain entry into the victim’s apartment.  Two large flat screen televisions were stolen along with a gaming system.  This occurred between the hours of 7:30AM-2:30PM.  If you observed anyone in this area removing television and attempting to gain access to the building please contact the Crafton Police Department.

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2017 Summer Employment Opportunities

The Borough of Crafton is accepting applications for the following seasonal positions:

Pool Manager, Assistant Pool Manager, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguards, Cashiers, Attendants, Concession Stand Workers, Aqua-robics Instructor, and Parks and Street Laborers. Applications may be obtained in the Borough Manager’s Office, 2nd Floor Municipal Building, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or online by clicking here.  All applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Alert: 1-10-2017

The Crafton Police Department took a report today regarding a drone flying near a residence on S. Grandview Ave. The resident believed that the drone may have been watching them however it is unknown who was flying the drone or if it was recording or watching the resident who made the report. Residents are encouraged to contact the police department if they observe a drone flying near their residence as there are certain regulations relating to drones, especially if you feel that you are being watched. Please contact the police department immediately if this happens to you and do not wait to call.

January Community Calendar

Crafton Residents

Waste Management Information

A mailer was sent to each household within the Borough, from Waste Management. This flyer included any new and/or updated information regarding trash removal, as well as the new 2017 Trash Calendar. If you did not receive this in the mail, you may pick up a copy from the Borough office or click here.  Also, this information will be included in the 2017 Trash Bill that will be mailed out by Jordan Tax Service.

Leaf Pick-up

Bagged leaves can be picked up by the Public Works Department.  Contact the Crafton Borough Office to make arrangements at 412.921.0752 ext. 10.

Crafton Public Library

Community Potluck Saturday January 7, 2017.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! 1pm-3pm in the Community Room.  For more information contact Holly at 412.979.2381 or email CraftonCommunityPotluck@gmail.com.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Between December 26, 2016 and January 16, 2017 – Christmas Trees free of all ornaments, lights, decorations and or tinsel can be taken to Settlers Cabin Park (Wave Pool Parking Lot) during normal hours of operation for recycling. For a list of all participating parks or any additional information contact the Allegheny County Department of Parks at 412.350.3711

Borough and Meeting Information

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Borough Council will meet Monday, January 9 and January 23 at 7:15pm in the Council Chambers.  Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)

ALCOSAN will launch its Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay the ALCOSAN portion of their sewage bill.  The program will serve low-income residential customers in 83 municipalities.  Ratepayers who qualify will receive a $30 credit on their bill, every three months.  Dollar Energy will manage the program for ALCOSAN, you may contact them at 1.800.375.1388.

Comprehensive Plan

A summary of the Comprehensive Plan is available on www.crafton.org homepage or click here.  A meeting will be held on January 23, at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers to discuss the Plan before adopting in early spring.

Crafton Celebrates Committee

The committee will meet Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm.

Trash Removal

Recycle dates for January are the 3rd, 17th and the 31st. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @1.800.866.4460
Questions regarding the E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1-800-449-7587 or email  AtYourDoor@WM.com

Crime Watch Report for December 2016

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio

Area 2 – Sandy Gibson
12-16-16. An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through overnight in the 100 block of Union Ave. Nothing was reported to be stolen.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
12-06-16. An attempted burglary was reported in the 1700 block of Crafton Blvd. A window was broken out of an apartment building and it is not believed that entry was made by the actor(s).
12-17-16. A vehicle was struck overnight on Maplewood Ave.
12-18-16. Unlocked vehicles parked on Division St., Mildred St. and Dinsmore Ave. were reported to have been rummaged through.
12-20-16. A piece of cement was thrown through a window to a residence in the 1600 block of Crafton Blvd. It did not appear that entry was made into this residence.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant
12-05-16. A brick was thrown through a window of a business on Crennell Ave.
12-08-16. An apartment in the 1900 block of Crafton Blvd. was entered and items were moved around however nothing was reported to have been stolen. A suspect has been developed.
12-09-16. Cash was stolen from a vehicle parked on N. Emily St. The owner was not sure if the vehicle was locked.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
12-10-16. A Christmas light projector was stolen from the front yard of a residence on Josephine St.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
12-02-16. Items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Afton Ave. in Crafton Park
12-10-16. A forced entry burglary was reported in the 200 block of W. Steuben St. Cash and pills were stolen.
12-16-16. A vehicle parked in the Crafton Towers lot was vandalized.
12-17-16. A vehicle was reported to have been stolen from the 100 block of W. Steuben St. The vehicle was left running and unattended with the keys inside of it while it was warming up.
12-18-16. An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through and loose change was stolen from a vehicle on Duncan Ave.

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Alert: 12-19-2016

The Crafton Police Department took several reports over the weekend of vehicles being entered and rummaged through. In most cases, nothing was stolen with the exception of loose change. Each of the vehicles were left unlocked overnight. One vehicle was stolen over the weekend and recovered in the city of Pittsburgh after it was involved in a hit and run accident in which the driver fled the area on foot. He was described as light skinned black male. One resident from Dinsmore Ave. observed a black male inside of a vehicle that did not belong to him. The male fled the area and was not located. A short time later, Crafton officers assisted Ingram PD with arresting a male who was driving a vehicle and had several items believed to be stolen from vehicles in his possession. Some evidence was collected in the Crafton incidents and will be submitted to the crime lab for processing.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND REMOVE VALUABLES FROM THEM.

With the colder weather here thieves also target vehicles that are left running and unattended while they are warming up. That was the case in the stolen vehicle from W. Steuben St. Please keep a constant watch on your vehicle while it is warming up or lock it and use a spare key to gain entry back into it. You could also look into obtaining a remote start.

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Alert: 12-13-2016

The Crafton Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Barr Ave. at 8:40 AM for a shooting between neighbors. Officers arrived on scene and took one male into custody. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. The Allegheny County Police Department responded to assist with the investigation. The actor was transferred into the custody of the Allegheny County PD who charged the actor and transported him to the Allegheny County Jail.

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