Cops: Export man revived from overdose had stolen handgun

November 9, 2018

Emergency responders reported finding a handgun -- that later was discovered to have been stolen -- tucked inside the waistband of an Export man they resuscitated from an overdose in Hempfield early Sunday, according to state police.

Nicholas M. Colamarino, 23, is charged with receiving stolen property, possessing a firearm without a license and theft from a motor vehicle following the 1:41 a.m. incident in a parking lot near the corner of Lowery Avenue and Route 30.

Hempfield fire officials and ambulance personnel resuscitated Colamarino from an alleged overdose of heroin and prescribed Xanax, Trooper Zachary Ochap reported in court documents. Emergency workers reported finding a handgun on Colamarino and turned it over to troopers before taking Colamarino to Excela Health Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg, Ochap reported.

A Jeannette woman acquainted with Colamarino owns the gun. She told troopers that she did not know the weapon was in his possession, Ochap said.

When Colamarino was released from the hospital Sunday, he was arraigned before acting District Judge Wayne Gongaware of North Huntingdon and ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison after failing to post $5,000 bail. A hearing is scheduled Oct. 31 before Jeannette District Judge Joseph DeMarchis.

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