3 teens jailed for Glassport break-in
Three teens are charged in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion in Glassport.
Dion Crawford, 19, of McKeesport, Larry Jackson, 18, of North Versailles Township, and Kahlil Burch, 19, of McKeesport, were taken to the Allegheny County Jail for an incident around 1:22 a.m. along the 800 block of Hemlock Way, police Chief Cliff LaFever reported.
All are charged with robbery, burglary, conspiracy, firearms violations, theft by unlawful taking and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.
They were arraigned by Glassport Magisterial District Judge Armand A. Martin. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.
A married couple inside the Hemlock Way residence told police three men with at least two guns came in through the back door and held them at gunpoint, LaFever said.
Suspects stole money, a Playstation 4 and a purse.
The victims were able to give police a description of the suspects and their vehicle, a white four-door Buick sedan.
LaFever said officers attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of Monongahela Avenue and Ninth Street, but it took off heading toward McKeesport.
Elizabeth Township and city police were notified.
The vehicle stopped near Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services along Ninth Street in McKeesport.
One man attempted to flee on foot, but was captured after a brief chase.
LaFever said the Playstation and approximately two bricks of heroin were thrown from the vehicle and later recovered.
The purse, some money and a loaded black revolver were recovered inside the vehicle. Police are searching for the other reported handgun.
Charges are pending against a female driver, whose identity was not released, and additional drug charges may be filed against each individual.
“It's been an ongoing investigation,” LaFever said.
“There was good communication between our department, Elizabeth Township and McKeesport, and no one was injured.”
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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