Jefferson Hills police issue citations to discourage teens' 'Assassins' hijinks
Authorities in the West Jefferson Hills School District hope they have poured cold water on this year's “Assassins” craze.
“We issued citations early on for reckless driving,” Jefferson Hills police Chief Gene Roach said after Monday's council meeting.
Jefferson Hills and Pleasant Hills police said they have zero tolerance for the game, which in their communities was marked by Thomas Jefferson High School seniors staging mock fights with squirt guns and Nerf guns.
“It was a calm weekend,” Roach continued. “It seems like things have settled down a little bit.”
Roach said Thomas Jefferson officials stepped in to dissuade students from taking part in activities that alarmed neighbors in two of the three West Jefferson Hills boroughs.
Activity began a week ago and included chasing other teen-operated vehicles at high speeds, blocking traffic and driving through yards.
One resident along Willem Avenue in Jefferson Hills told Trib Total Media news exchange partner WPXI-11 that he saw three teens speeding past his home and through a neighbor's front yard.
“The car that was behind him flew down the street. The other one flew up the street,” he said. “If I caught my kid doing it, let's just say it would end his days of playing.”
By midweek, police were handing out citations.
At Monday's Jefferson Hills council meeting, Roseanne L. Moore was hired to fill a vacancy for school crossing guard.
Council approved a memorandum of understanding for police services at Mon Valley School.
The borough said it will pay $7,275 for a 36-month license for a mobile speed display from All Traffic Solutions. The money will come from the borough's drug forfeiture fund.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, 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.
- Teen’s family turns tragedy into lesson for McKeesport students
- Shelter’s spat with YCC is delayed
- Ramp dedicated to slain McKeesport officer’s memory
- Holocaust survivor shares his story again
- County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room
- White Oak moves forward on community center
- Liberty hires 2 part-time police officers, honors another
- McKeesport Area first-grader brings toy gun on school bus
- Propel Homestead playground plans revealed
- McKeesport babies, mom OK after home birth
- Pitt students clean up Mon Valley neighborhoods for annual service day