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Major crimes drop since 2010 in Baldwin

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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Reports of major crimes dropped by more than 20 percent in Baldwin Borough since 2010.

Police Chief Michael Scott told council members at their Jan. 15 meeting that Part 1 crimes — homicide, rape, burglaries and criminal mischiefs of $500 or more — declined two years in a row in the municipality with nearly 20,000 residents.

From 2011 to 2012, reports of violent crime were down by 4 percent, Scott said. Between 2010 and 2011, the crimes had dropped by nearly 19 percent.

Sewer relocation

Baldwin Borough will pay for half of a sanitary sewer relocation along Glass Run Road, costing the municipality $64,455.

Council members last month approved a cost-sharing agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the project. PennDOT also will be responsible to pay for half of the project, Baldwin engineer Larry Souleret said.

Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or

Fire/EMS grants

Two Baldwin Borough fire companies and the Baldwin Emergency Medical Services received funding through the state Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service award program for 2012-13.

Baldwin Emergency Medical Services received $26,419 in grants, Option Independent Volunteer Fire Company received $11,500 and South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company received $12,793, Councilman Larry Brown said last week.

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