3 arrested after home invasion, police chase in Munhall
Three men are in custody in connection with a home invasion in Munhall.
Two were arrested Thursday morning when a vehicle in which they were traveling crashed in West Homestead. A third suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon in Penn Hills, along with a woman who was wanted on an unrelated warrant.
Munhall police Chief Pat Campbell said Darius Hunter, 19; Isiah Brown, 18; and Donald Parker, 18, all with ties to the Steel Valley area, will be charged with robbery, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of another person.
The home invasion occurred around 3 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Eleventh Avenue.
Campbell said a woman in her 80s reported she was awakened by a noise and got up to investigate while her husband remained asleep. In the couple’s hallway, the woman encountered an armed man who demanded money, the chief said.
The robber took several hundred dollars from the couple and left with their car, a Ford sedan, police said.
The couple called police about 10 minutes after the man left.
An Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputy saw a car matching the description on Route 837 and tried to pull it over.
The driver led police on a chase that went onto secondary roads in West Mifflin, Duquesne, Homestead and West Homestead.
Police said Parker jumped out of the car and fled in the area of Sixteenth Avenue and West Street in Homestead. The other two men fled when the car went over a hillside at the end of Walnut Street in West Homestead.
Campbell said Baldwin police captured Brown nearby on Route 837 and Hunter was caught near the Monongahela River by Costco in the Waterfront.
Police spent the morning searching Munhall and Homestead for Parker.
“We know him and know where he frequents and we hit those houses,” Campbell said.
Parker was apprehended by Penn Hills police when investigators received information regarding his whereabouts.
Dalyn McKinney, 18, of Penn Hills was arrested with Parker. Police don’t believe McKinney was involved in the home invasion.
Campbell said the robbery victims were not injured.
Hunter was treated for an injury at UPMC Mercy. He was arrested he was released, Campbell said.
Police from Homestead, West Mifflin, West Homestead, Duquesne and the county responded to the call.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1966, or [email protected].