TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gun Monroeville boy brought to Ramsey School not registered to his mother

Daily Photo Galleries

By Kyle Lawson
Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
 

A loaded .45-caliber handgun found in a 6-year-old's book bag this week was not registered to the boy's mother, Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole said on Friday.

Police are searching firearm registration databases to determine who owns the gun, which was not reported stolen. They also might enlist forensic investigators to lift DNA evidence and fingerprints from the weapon.

The boy notified his teacher when he discovered the gun in his bag on Wednesday morning at Ramsey Elementary School. His mother, Stephanie Lynn Marie Roth, 32, of Cambridge Square Apartments, told police that “several associates” known to deal drugs were sitting at a table next to the boy's backpack on Tuesday.

Roth is charged with endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Court documents did not list an attorney for her on Friday.

Police also are investigating whether the incident is related to gunshots reported Tuesday night at the apartment complex. Officers responded to the call but didn't find the source of the shots.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or klawson@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. NFL coaches weigh in on Polamalu’s legacy
  2. Simple question: What has Hillary accomplished?
  3. Penguins notebook: Five defensemen dress against San Jose
  4. West Virginia continues WNIT run, advances to semifinals
  5. Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program
  6. Duke returns to Final Four with win over Gonzaga
  7. From sticks to pucks, Mt. Pleasant collector wields power of the Pens
  8. More Parkway West closures planned this week
  9. Pirates notebook: Decker leaves game with calf injury
  10. Mt. Lebanon native, Iraq war hero’s action goes unrewarded
  11. LaBar: WWE’s Hall of Fame show drags — and knows it