4 charged in Lower Burrell home invasion shooting
Four men are accused of committing a Nov. 27 Lower Burrell home robbery in which one of the home's occupants was wounded.
Joshua Louis Holiday, 27, of 125½ Center Street, Braddock Hills; Colin M. Suierveld, 20, of 317 Young Drive, Washington Township; Troy W. Fulton Jr., 20, of 670 Bell Point Road, Bell; and Benjamin J. Crutchman, 24, of 4101 Route 819, Bell, were arraigned on Tuesday after surrendering to Lower Burrell police and a Westmoreland County detective.
Police allege Holiday, Suierveld and Fulton were looking for drugs and money when they kicked in a door at 164 Westbrook Drive, off Leechburg Road, just before 4 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
Crutchman allegedly waited behind the wheel in the get-a-way car.
Police said there were three men inside the rental house. Two of them resisted the home invasion while a third occupant fled. During the melee, one of the occupants was shot once in his left forearm by a handgun that police say Holiday was holding when he fell to the floor.
The wounded man was treated at Allegheny General Hospital and may require future surgery.Holiday, Suierveld, Fulton and Crutchman are accused of robbery, burglary, theft, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime, and criminal mischief.
Holiday is also charged with carrying a concealed handgun without a license.
District Judge Cheryl Peck Yakopec ordered each man to take part in a pre-trial program, including drug testing. She tentatively set a preliminary hearing for Jan. 14. All are out of jail on bond pending the hearing.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Man found dead in Lower Burrell
- Arnold, New Kensington drug busts net 2 arrests, heroin, cocaine, cash
- New Kensington-Arnold to revisit superintendent’s fate
- Springdale library rejects utility agreement
- Indiana Township couple face illegal prescription charges
- Leechburg man held for trial in fatal wreck
- Springdale family lifted ‘from embers to embrace’
- Allegheny Valley board candidates hold Colfax Elementary fate
- Freeport High School students rise to the challenge
- Traffic to tighten with closure of Freeport Road lane for crossing Hulton Bridge
- Late Springdale Township couple’s donation will create 2nd public hunting land in Allegheny County