Police: Man wanted to kill doctor
A Ligonier man accused of threatening to kill a borough doctor has been charged with attempted homicide.
Ligonier Township police said Paul R. Sieminkewicz, 54, came to David Anto's home at about 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and asked a woman where he could find the doctor.
The woman told police that Sieminkewicz got out of his vehicle “in an aggressive manner” and had his hand in his front pocket, “appearing to conceal a weapon,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.
When the woman told Sieminkewicz that Anto was not home, Sieminkewicz told her he was going to find and kill Anto.
Police pulled Sieminkewicz over on Route 711 near the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center and he told police he had a gun in his glove box. Officers found a Taurus handgun with a loaded magazine and 11 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle.
Police said Sieminkewicz was headed in the direction of Anto's West Main Street office in Ligonier.
Sieminkewicz has been released from Westmoreland County Prison after posting a $25,000 cash bond. In addition, he was charged with terroristic threats and harassment.
He will face a preliminary hearing before Ligonier District Judge Denise Snyder Thiel set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9.
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.
- Ligonier’s Eastwood Inn changes hands
- Fort Ligonier Days offers robust festival schedule
- Cherokee chief is back at Fort Ligonier
- Council approves change to Ligonier Diamond’s corners
- Wine-tasting venue returns to Fort Ligonier Days
- Burning ordinance sent to Ligonier Township supervisors
- Community remembers Saturdays in Ligonier