Random n@.

1. The Homestead Grays bridge was clear and gorgeous this morning. I whipped to work in all of 35 minutes. I know you were all worried about this, so that’s why I’m careful to keep you updated on it. Rest easy now. Rest easy.

2. And …… DRINK!

The status quo is unacceptable. We need to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to move this city forward and move this city in the right direction. This is part of the process,” he said.

Media folks reading, please tell me when Lukey now says “moving forward” during press conferences, are there any little knowing glances being exchanged between the reporters? Please say it is so.

3. For no reason other than YUMMY!:

Ladies, gaze on the hotness that is Daniel Sepulveda and say it with me: [Sigh.]

4. Wow. Lukey and Nate Harper’s pick for commander is all that with french fries on top:

In July 1997, police charged then-Sgt. Trosky with simple assault for breaking the nose of his wife, Cheryl. The charge was dismissed at a preliminary hearing because she failed to appear. The couple divorced in 1998.

He was also charged with driving drunk after the alleged assault. That charge was dropped when a blood alcohol test was deemed inadmissible in court.

As a result of the arrest, he was demoted from sergeant to patrolman.

In April 1989, he punched a Grateful Dead fan he had taken into custody. The incident was caught on videotape, and the clip was shown on national television. Detective Trosky was charged with using excessive force but was cleared by a trial board.

Over his 28-year career, Chief Harper has said, the detective has kept his focus on the job. The chief hailed Det. Trosky’s character, leadership and competence on the homicide squad.

Hey, who knew that good character, leadership and competence were manifested in wife-beating, drunk driving, and rage?

Mistick over at the Trib tries to make it seem all better with:

You can disagree with Trosky or fault his tactics or parts of his past but when you call 911 because someone is breaking into your house in the middle of the night, you want what Jerry Garcia wanted.

You want to see George Trosky come rushing through your door.

Yes, but when he comes rushing through my door will he be drunk, wearing a wife-beater, and then proceed to punch my face in? No thanks.


    June 18, 2007 10:40 am

    LOL – is it just me, or are there some “convenient” turns of events in this guys behalf? Wonder who he’s related to…

  2. dwight
    June 18, 2007 12:48 pm

    Oh, and Trosky! SCARY that Lukey and Natty are pushing for a wife-beating, brutality-prone, drunk driver.

  3. SteelerWatch
    June 19, 2007 11:35 am

    Meaningful content? Come back, PittGirl, come back! You’ve gone too deep!

  4. Marie
    June 19, 2007 4:15 pm

    Why don’t you post anything about the good stuff that Detective Now Commander Trosky has done? Or how he has risked his life so many times to protect us? Like these!
    Wednesday, January 04, 2006
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pittsburgh homicide detectives yesterday arrested the son-in-law of an Overbrook woman slain in her car in a remote area in New Homestead last month and charged him with criminal homicide.
    Christopher Mbewe, 28, who lived with his wife, 3-year-old daughter and mother-in-law, Carol Tollan, 61, in the 100 block of Provost Road, was charged with shooting Ms. Tollan in the face at about 12:20 p.m. on Dec. 15 as she sat in the driver’s seat of her Chevy Tracker, said Detective George Trosky, of the city homicide division.
    Quick arrest in drug-related homicide
    Tuesday, September 27, 2005
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pittsburgh homicide detectives made quick work of a slaying in Homewood yesterday, arresting an 18-year-old woman four hours after she allegedly gunned a man down in the street.
    Dwayne Rankin, 42, of East Liberty was shot in the 7600 block of Tioga Street about 9 a.m. Port Authority police officers in the area found him lying in the street, shot in the head.
    At 1 p.m., Karena Dorsey, of Homewood, was taken into custody Downtown by detectives George Trosky and James McGee. Police said she was picked up at Liberty Avenue and Stanwix Street, where she was preparing to get into a vehicle. She was charged with criminal homicide, possession of a concealed weapon and robbery. Police said she held up Rankin at gunpoint and shot him.
    Rankin’s death was the city’s 49th homicide of the year. The swift arrest was welcome news for a squad that has been taxed in recent weeks with a string of killings, several of which remain unsolved.
    Police said they learned early on that Rankin’s killer was a woman and that she fled in a vehicle with other females. Detectives recovered the suspect vehicle from the 7000 block of Forest Way, where Dorsey lives.
    Police said the homicide was drug-related.
    Fortuitous timing of a lunch break allowed Pittsburgh homicide detectives to nab a suspect wanted in a New Year’s Day murder.
    At about 1:45 p.m. yesterday, detectives Steve Hitchings, James McGee and George Trosky stopped to eat at Georgio’s Restaurant at 908 Western Ave. Coincidentally, so did Ronald Eberhardt.
    Eberhardt, 26, of Ames Street, who was wanted in the Jan. 1 shooting death of Jarreau Lane, stopped at the restaurant to pick up a take-out order. He was immediately recognized by the detectives and arrested.
    When police went to Eberhardt’s vehicle, which was parked and running outside, they found Michael Hairston, 24, of the North Side, sitting in the passenger’s seat and in possession of six suspected bags of heroin and a bag of marijuana.
    Eberhardt will be charged with one count of criminal homicide. Hairston was charged with possession and delivery of heroin and possession of marijuana.

  5. Marie
    June 19, 2007 4:20 pm

    Here are more, and this is only a sample of what he has done. Do a simple search for his name and the list of positive things Tremendously out weighs the two incidents that you keep harping on!

    A Sheraden man was charged last night with robbing a National City Bank on Monday, according to city police Detective George Trosky.
    On July 23 at 3 p.m., Marcus Meredith, 31, walked up to a drive-through teller window at the bank, at 2918 Chartiers Ave. in Sheraden, pointed a gun at the teller and asked for $1,000, Trosky said. Using pictures taken from the teller window, Trosky and Detective J.R. Smith were able to identify Meredith and track him down. He was arrested at his house last night.
    Tuesday, October 17, 2000
    By M. Ferguson Tinsley, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
    Twice wasn’t nice for a 35-year-old Mount Oliver man accused of robbing the Bell Federal Savings and Loan on Sixth Avenue, Downtown.
    Detectives arrested Robert Fichter yesterday when he tried to flee what police believe was his second robbery at Bell Federal in less than a week. Fichter was scheduled for arraignment on two counts of robbery last night.
    City Detective George Trosky said at 2:13 p.m. Fichter, who had lost his job at a local paint company a month ago, walked up to the same teller he confronted last Wednesday with a note.
    This time, however, he simply told her: “This is a robbery. Hand over the money.”
    Trosky said the woman passed Fichter a stack of bills. He stuffed them down his shirt then walked out of the bank toward Lazarus.
    Outside one of the department store’s doors, a loaded dye pack hidden inside the packet of cash exploded, spraying Fichter’s shirt with red ink.
    He dropped the money and took off through the store to the Fifth Avene exit. Police say Fichter then boarded a Port Authority bus, jumped off at Duquesne University, headed over the hill and down the stairs on the other side of campus. He then started across the 10th Street Bridge toward the South Side.
    He was in the middle of the bridge when police caught him around 2:30 p.m., Trosky said.

  6. RE
    June 20, 2007 10:36 am

    Daniel Sepulveda makes everything seem just right sigh!!


    Danny is so flexable I wonder if he can make moves like that in bed?

    Damn, he is the perfect man!!

    June 20, 2007 11:40 am

    Marie, it IS his job to do those types of things you know. Now if he could conduct himself in a more appopriate manner when he is not on duty, people might respect him more. These negative comments aren’t about what he does as an officer, they are about what he does when he is off duty. When you are in a position of leadership in a community, you must be conscientious about your conduct at ALL times.

    June 20, 2007 11:44 am

    Whoops, appRopriate – God, I’m taking after you S.K.!

  9. Marie
    June 20, 2007 4:31 pm

    The issue for me is that what the media and this blog keep talking about happened a very long time ago. We live in a society where we believe that people can change and mistakes that individuals make can be overcome by doing good. Right? So the issue is that even though Commander Trosky may have made a few mistakes in the past, it has been over ten years now, and he is a different person than he was then. Has anyone talked to his friends and/or family about how he has acted in his private life over the past ten years? NO!!! The other issue is that so many people take the media as truth and I do not think that people should be so quick to judge knowing that the messages reported by the media are not accurate. Although Commander Trosky made some bad choices in the past, the accounts of the two incidents so often discussed are not accurate. The media has given a very one sided story and I do not think that it is fair to judge a person on that.

    June 21, 2007 3:22 pm

    Of course they have – it’s the MEDIA. Honestly, people don’t just assume ALL that you read in the media is accurate. Besides, most of this type of information is a matter of public record at the courthouse, so if there is any question, one can go there for some clarification.