Sharon police investigating armed robbery in alley



SHARON — A man was robbed at gunpoint at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in an alley in the 700 block of Baldwin Avenue, police said.

A 22-year-old Sharon man told police he was walking when four men wearing blue bandanas over their faces stopped him, police said.

One man pointed what appeared to be a black shotgun at the victim and ordered him to the ground, police said.

Police said one man held the gun on the victim while the others went through his pockets and emptied them. They took a couple wallets and a flip phone, police said, and the victim said he didn’t have any cash.

The robbers fled north and the victim ran south, police said.

No one was hurt in the incident, police said.

Police described the robbers as black, ages 14 to 17 or maybe older. Three were about 5 feet 7 inches tall and one was taller, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 724-983-3232.

Tots' mom charged with endangerment



SHARON — The mother of two boys police found wandering the streets of Sharon on Friday morning has been charged.

Beth Blauser, 25, of 394 New Castle Ave., Sharon, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, the same charge her husband, Adam J. Blauser, 27, same address, was charged with on Friday, police said.

Police said the Blausers were at home when their sons, ages 3 and 4, were found at 8:35 a.m. at Liberty Street and Alderman Avenue. The boys weren’t wearing shoes, were dirty and had overflowing diapers and scratches on their legs, police said.

Mrs. Blauser told police she was sleeping and her husband was awake and she had no idea the boys weren’t inside the home.

A summons was filed against Ms. Blauser on Monday at District Judge James E. McMahon’s office and she is scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 15. Mr. Blauser’s hearing is set for Tuesday.

Buckle Up campaign nets 105 citations



SHARON — Police pulled over 82 vehicles during a recent Buckle Up Pennsylvania campaign in Sharon.

The program ran from May 20 to June 8, and the following violations were reported: 39 seat belt violations, 1 child safety seat violation, 33 moving violations, 9 people driving under suspension, 23 other citations and one felony arrest, police said.

The next mobilization will be a Smooth Operator program June 23 to July 6 in the city, police said. Aggressive drivers on main roads and side streets will be targeted.

Extra patrols will be out during this time, police said.

The Buckle Up and Smooth Operator programs are funded by the state.