Aliquippa man jailed following July 4th assault on his grandson

Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published July 8, 2024 12:23 P.M.

(Aliquippa, Pa) Aliquippa Police were dispatched at approximately 4:30pm to respond to a disturbance at Valley Terrace Apartments, 200 Superior Avenue on July 4, 2024. Upon arrival, according to the report, 67 year old James Gilbert wouldn’t answer the door when police knocked and police forced entry into the apartment. Officers found Gilbert was highly intoxicated, and according to the victim and his guardian, Gilbert  struck the juvenile and kicked him. Officers reviewed video footage that was partially captured of the incident. Police took Gilbert into custody, and CYS was notified along with the child’s mother.

Police took Gilbert into custody and took him to the police department where he was charged with 3 misdemeanors, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and terroristic threats. He was charged with a summary offense of harassment.
Gilbert is lodged in the Beaver County Jail.

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