Forward burglary suspects ID'd from video footage
Two people have been identified from pictures taken by a Forward Township homeowner's security camera during an attempted break-in.
Gregory Holden Crouch, 22, of Forward's Bunola neighborhood, was arraigned on Sept. 24 in connection with the break-in.
On Tuesday, he and Shannon Christine Kosh, 18, of Buena Vista in Elizabeth Township were arraigned on drug charges that were an outgrowth of the investigation into the attempted break-in.
They were released on their own recognizance by Forward Magisterial District Judge Beth S. Mills.
Township police released the homeowner's pictures to The Daily News, which published a photo on Sept. 13, and to other media.
“Both were identified by the public,” police Chief Mark Holtzman said. “We thank the public and the news media for their cooperation.”
Crouch was arraigned before Mills last month on felony counts of criminal trespass, criminal attempt-burglary, criminal solicitation-burglary and intimidation of witnesses or victims.
He was charged with misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, propulsion of missiles and terroristic threats in the break-in try at the home along Bunola River Road.
“They never made entry,” Holtzman said. “After they were caught on camera they ran like hell.”
A search warrant led to Tuesday's arraignment for Crouch on a felony count of prohibited acts-possession with intent to deliver, one misdemeanor count of prohibited acts-possession and 10 additional misdemeanor counts listed as prohibited acts under a law dealing with drug paraphernalia.
Kosh was arraigned on one count under the drug paraphernalia section.
Kosh and Crouch will have a preliminary hearing on the drug charges on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. before Mills. Crouch's hearing on the attempted burglary charges was continued until Nov. 18.
Forward officer Travis A. Stoffer was the arresting officer in both cases.
Holtzman said the arrests will help bring closure the thefts of yard equipment and tools in the Bunola area. He said those with information can call his department at 412-384-2134.
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.
- 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
- County investigators determine fatal McKeesport fire started in living room
- Pitt students clean up Mon Valley neighborhoods for annual service day
- North Versailles Township commissioner opposes closing Green Valley Primary School
- ReClaim McKeesport ambassadors transform vacant lot
- Chinese opera troupe performs at Penn State Greater Allegheny
- Indonesian visitors explore learning methods at Steel Valley
- Duquesne, county housing authority OK Orchard Park development
- McKeesport babies, mom OK after home birth