Public Safety Updates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/updates.htm Department of Public Safety (c) 2016 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved FATAL BROOKLINE VEHICLE ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6553 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:16 a.m. Police and Paramedics were called to W. Liberty Avenue and Capital Avenue in Brookline for a vehicle accident. When first-responders arrived on scene, they found a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on its roof. The vehicle had also struck a building at 1811 W. Liberty Avenue.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the vehicle was heading inbound on W. Liberty when it lost control, struck a cement light pole and flipped on its roof. Three occupants were in the vehicle at the time. The 28-year-old male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 40-year-old male passenger was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was also pronounced deceased. Paramedics extricated both males from the vehicle. The third passenger, a 27-year-old female, exited the vehicle on her own and was walking around when first-responders arrived. She was transported to Mercy where she is in stable condition. The victims are all from the Spring Garden neighborhood.</p> <p>Accident Investigations is handling the investigation. At this point, speed is believed to have been a factor.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:03:56 -0400 SHOTS FIRED DURING LINCOLN PLACE BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6545 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred early this morning.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 1:47 a.m Zone 4 Officers responded to the A Plus Gas Station at 5204 Interboro Avenue for the report of a robbery. According to the investigation, the 28-year-old employee was sitting in the store when an unknown black male actor entered and demanded money. When the employee did not immediately get up from his seat, the actor walked over to the cash register and fired a round into a cigarette display case from a silver handgun. The employee then got up from his seat and began to retrieve money from the cash register. As the employee was gathering money, the actor fired another round into the cigarette case. The employee then handed the money to the actor. The actor fled the store and left the scene in a red Chevy Cruze toward Mifflin Road. There were no injuries during the incident.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; tall, weighs 300 pounds, and has a short afro. He was wearing a brown and white jacket, brown and white checkered patterned bandana, and a camp baseball cap with a black star.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:19:27 -0400 SHOTS FIRED IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6544 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:14 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the Marshall-Shadeland area for the report of shots fired. While responding to the area, Officers were informed that a gray vehicle was shooting at a black vehicle.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 22-year-old male victim and his 19-year-old male passenger were driving on Fleming Avenue in a black Jeep when they heard shots being fired. The driver fled down Richardson, struck a telephone pole and continued until he made it to Shadeland Avenue. His vehicle came to a rest at Shadeland Avenue and Complete Street. The victim&rsquo;s vehicle had multiple bullet holes in the rear of the vehicle.</p> <p>The telephone pole was sheared off with wires down. Duquesne Light was notified of the pole. There were no injuries. Multiple shell casings were found at Fleming and Antrium. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:03:28 -0400 RUNNER TREATED FOR CARDIAC ARREST DURING GREAT RACE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6538 <p>&nbsp;<span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX257993710" style="background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{41f0c16c-d06a-446f-9439-5381e2ba45ba}{71}" paraid="73944204" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">&ndash;</span>&nbsp;At approximately 10:15 a.m. a 53-year-old male runner from New Castle went into cardiac arrest and collapsed along the route for the Richard S.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Caliguiri</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh Great Race near the intersection of 5</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; background-color: inherit;">th</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Avenue and Craig Street. Paramedics &ndash; two who were runners and one on motorcycle 3 &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">were&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">at his side within moments rending CPR then utilizing a&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">defibril</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">lator</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">. Motorcycle 4 arrived on scene as backup. The patient was revived then transported to UPMC Presbyterian by Medic 33. He is expected to survive.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{41f0c16c-d06a-446f-9439-5381e2ba45ba}{71}" paraid="73944204" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{494f21f8-0312-46da-b313-400b4a5f61c8}{14}" paraid="1703228631" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor William&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Peduto</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;expressed his sincere gratitude to the paramedics for saving the life of the runner and continually providing a&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">high level</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">of care to those who live, work, and play in the City of Pittsburgh.</span><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{494f21f8-0312-46da-b313-400b4a5f61c8}{8}" paraid="1047998406" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{494f21f8-0312-46da-b313-400b4a5f61c8}{8}" paraid="1047998406" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">There were no other major incidents during the Great Race.</span><span class="EOP SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX257993710" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{5876330e-bdd7-421b-93b9-e626967c5804}{83}" paraid="1610498614" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX257993710" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:58:06 -0400 TWO MALES SHOT IN HIGHLAND PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6537 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:23 p.m., Zone 5 received a ShotSpotter notification that seven rounds had been fired in the area of the 5000 block of Stanton Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers discovered two wounded males on Samantha Way. Paramedics transported the victims, a 18-year-old from Homestead and a 17-year-old from Hazelwood, to UPMC Presbyterian where they were last reported to be in stable condition. According to the early stages of the investigation, the shots were fired near the intersection of Portland and Janero streets. Four males were seen running. Two of the four were shot. A firearm, believed to have been discarded by one of the four, was found at the scene. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:27:43 -0400 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6535 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:20 p.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Bryn Mawr Road in the Upper Hill District for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a male with multiple gun shots wounds on the porch of a residence. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. The 25-year-old victim is a resident of the Hill District. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that two black males approached the victim when the shots were fired. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:59 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING DOWNTOWN STABBING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6531 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 11:20 p.m. on September 22, Zone 2 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 400 block of Wood Street for the report of multiple stabbing victims.</p> <p>Upon arrival, three victims were located. A 29-year-old female was stabbed in the chest. A 32-year-old male was slashed on the left side of his face and stabbed in the back. A 27-year-old male was also slashed under his left eye and suffered a stab wound to the palm of his hand. All victims were transported to UPMC Mercy where they are in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, an argument started inside of the 7-11 store and spilled outside of the store. It is believed that the female victim and a female actor known to the victim started a verbal altercation. The two women came outside of the store and the female actor swung at the victim. As the two females began fighting, an unknown male actor who was with the female actor punched the female victim in the face. The 27-year-old male victim intervened and began fighting with the male actor. The male actor pulled out a pair of brass knuckles with a knife attached and punched the 27-year-old male in the face. The male actor then stabbed the female victim, then the 32-year-old male victim when he tried to intervene. The female and male actors both fled the scene down Wood Street toward 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue.</p> <p>The male actor is described as a white male, 28-35 years old, 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; and 175 pounds. He has dirty blond hair with short plaits. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans at the time of the incident.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:37:44 -0400 POLICE SEEK PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6529 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are appealing to the public for assistance in a hit and run investigation.&nbsp;</p> <p>One September 11, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m., a black, four-door Mercedes Benz CLS collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Ross Street. The driver then fled south bound on Ross Street. The car might have a sunroof. The driver is described as a white male. The vehicle has heavy driver side, front end damage.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 56-year-old female driver had two passengers in the car at the time off the collision &ndash; a 20-year-old female and a 4-year-old male. None of them were taken to the hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are encouraging the public, Mercedes dealerships, and auto body shops in the area to call 412-255-2827 with information that could lead to the identification of the driver.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/mercedes.png" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:04:03 -0400 NO MAJOR INCIDENTS DURING TRUMP VISIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6528 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department reports no major incidents during Donald Trump&rsquo;s visit to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center today.</p> <p>A group of protesters remained peaceful at 10<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;and French Streets before and during Mr. Trump&rsquo;s visit to&nbsp;the Convention Center. Mr. Trump departed the Convention Center for the Duquesne Club on Sixth Street&nbsp;at approximately 12:15 p.m. The group of protesters who were&nbsp;outside of the Convention Center joined another group of protesters in front of the Duquesne Club. Members of the protest group attempted to enter the building. A&nbsp;63-year-old male protester, <span style="color:#ff0000;">later identified as Michael Bagdes-Canning</span>, went through the revolving door of the Club and prevented its&nbsp;movement, trapping civilians who were not protesters. He refused demands to move or come out of the door. Police freed him and the other civilians, then placed him under arrest. He will face several charges including defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.</p> <p>The crowd dispersed shortly after Mr. Trump left the Duquesne Club at approximately 1:35 p.m. There were no further incidents and no injuries during the event.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department would like to thank the Public Works Department, the University of Pittsburgh Police, Allegheny County Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Port Authority Police, the Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center staff for their support in ensuring the safety of people and property during this event.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:57:25 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING NORTH SIDE RESTAURANT ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6520 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly before 8 a.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to Lillen&rsquo;s Restaurant at 535 E. Ohio Street for the report of a robbery. According to the investigation, a white male actor entered the restaurant and went behind the counter. When a store employee confronted the actor, he gestured through his sweatshirt that he had a firearm. Once the employee opened the cash register, the actor took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene on foot down Middle Street.</p> <p>No one was injured during the incident. The male is approximately 45-years-old, 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; tall and 140 pounds with wire frame glasses. He had the hood of his sweatshirt pulled up during the robbery.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:17:50 -0400 FEMALE SHOT IN ELLIOTT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6519 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:58 a.m. Zone 6 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 1100 block of Lakewood Street for the report of a female shot. First responders encountered a 43-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the mouth. She was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the female victim and a 22-year-old male victim were in the residence when <span style="color:#ff0000;">two black male </span>actor<span style="color:#ff0000;">s</span> kicked in the door. The female and male sought shelter in a closet. <span style="color:#ff0000;">One of the</span>&nbsp;actor<span style="color:#ff0000;">s</span> fired several shots which struck the woman once. The actor<span style="color:#ff0000;">s</span> fled in an unknown direction. A 6-month-old dog that was in the residence at the time of the home invasion<font color="#ff0000">&nbsp;was initially missing. The dog later returned to the residence at approximately 2:00 p.m.</font>&nbsp;It is unknown at this time if anything was taken from the residence.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at (412) 323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:16:26 -0400 3 ARRESTED IN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6517 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" paraeid="{c30b834c-b8f0-4146-bc60-98a69afbd1fe}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;"><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{83aa68ef-d089-4a1b-8549-8f09e7eca861}{77}" paraid="1794367329" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:08 p.m., a 911 caller reported that he was driving and three males who attempted to rob him at gunpoint in Manchester were in another vehicle behind him. Officers encountered the vehicles near the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Chateau Street. At that point, the actor vehicle took off and crashed at Light Hill and&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Reedsdale</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Street. Officers took the three actors in custody. None of them were injured in the crash. A stolen gun was recovered from the vehicle. The 19-year-old victim was unharmed.</span><span class="EOP SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{83aa68ef-d089-4a1b-8549-8f09e7eca861}{77}" paraid="1794367329" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{9553250c-da05-42a0-a9ce-8a89f755e650}{2}" paraid="2025758491" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Arrested were:&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">22-year-old Aaron Lyons of Swissvale, 29-yeaer-old&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">George McIntosh of East Liberty, and 24-year-old Juwan McIntosh of East Liberty. Their charges include robbery, conspiracy, and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Lyons will face additional charges to include: person not to possess a firearm, fleeing and alluding police, resisting arrest, driving without a license, and reckless driving.</span><span class="EOP SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{9553250c-da05-42a0-a9ce-8a89f755e650}{2}" paraid="2025758491" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{9553250c-da05-42a0-a9ce-8a89f755e650}{2}" paraid="2025758491" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext;">Mugshots are not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX210511737" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{3cf89ef1-64e0-4144-8b21-a688b2607e9b}{114}" paraid="1704165804" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX210511737" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:58:12 -0400 SWAT CALLED ENDS WITH ARREST AFTER TEAM WORK BY POLICE, FIRE, EMS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6511 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:54 p.m., a 911 caller reported a domestic at a residence in the 1000 block of Chelton Avenue in Brookline. Zone 6 Officers arrived on the scene and the female victim eventually came out of the residence. She was unharmed. The male, later identified as 30-year-old Shawn Redmond, refused to come out.</p> <p>Officers determined that he had two outstanding warrants &ndash; one from the county and one from the City &ndash; and that he may have had access to a firearm. SWAT was called to the scene and began arriving shortly after 5 p.m.</p> <p>With the assistance of a PA State Police helicopter, it was confirmed that Redmond was on the roof. He did not respond to hails and SWAT operators observed little movement from him. Firefighters and Tactical EMTs assisted with making contact with him on the roof and initiated a rope rescue. Redmond became alert during the rescue and was able to climb down the ladder of a fire truck.</p> <p>He was arrested at 7:37 p.m., clearing the two outstanding warrants. Due to the belief that he was under the influence of some substance, Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy. It has not been determined if he will face any additional charges.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:02:39 -0400 NO INJURIES AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN NORTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6510 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:06 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to Hemlock and Sandusky Streets for the report of shots fired and a vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Police encountered a vacant gray sedan with multiple bullet holes in it. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection. Police believe at least one male fled from the vehicle toward Fountain Street.</p> <p>Another vehicle involved in the shooting fled the scene. Zone 6 Officers spotted the vehicle in the 1200 block of Western Avenue. Officers attempted the stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled across the West End Bridge into Zone 6. Officers gave chase and pursued the vehicle outbound on Route 51. During the pursuit the actor ran several red lights and struck at least two civilian cars. The civilian cars received minor damages. The actor vehicle stopped on Midwood Avenue in Overbrook and the actor fled on foot. Officers from Zone 3, Zone 6, Port Authority and the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office set up a perimeter in the area to locate the actor. Officers located the actor in the 1900 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard and took him into custody without incident.</p> <p>There were no injuries during any of the incidents. Authorities are working to determine the actor&rsquo;s charges.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:33:55 -0400 TWO ARRESTED IN TROY HILL DRUG BUST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6508 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX228726178" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" paraeid="{b9f39a60-b0e1-4163-9593-45698def5e1e}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size:12px;">UPDATE: The original photo sent with this release of Jessica Wainwright was the incorrect image. 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Detectives recovered17,500 stamp bags of heroin with a street value of $175,000. Also recovered was a 9mm pistol and a large sum of cash.</span><span class="EOP SCX228726178" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{174c1850-86cd-48e3-9500-8f479688ccb1}{146}" paraid="1382601901" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX228726178" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bd398cec-23f8-4481-8f07-664ae3c61e95}{209}" paraid="379764156" style="font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 6pt; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Arrested was 42-year-old&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX228726178" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Sonnie</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Watts and 36-year-old Jessica Wainwright. Watts was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and person not to possess a firearm.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX228726178" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Wainright</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; 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font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bd398cec-23f8-4481-8f07-664ae3c61e95}{209}" paraid="379764156" style="font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 6pt; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bd398cec-23f8-4481-8f07-664ae3c61e95}{209}" paraid="379764156" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">SONNIE WATTS</span></font></strong></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bd398cec-23f8-4481-8f07-664ae3c61e95}{209}" paraid="379764156" style="font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; 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overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{d60c19f3-bfa7-4738-8f25-b62da4a2d78a}{138}" paraid="2064298735" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX228726178" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:13:36 -0400 4 SHOT IN CALIFORNIA-KIRKBRIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6507 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" paraeid="{ea5141c7-481f-40ed-9c72-321bf2d7421d}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;"><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{da2447fd-39e6-4abf-af19-142b6e51cdda}{44}" paraid="568782161" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating after four people were shot in California-</span><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-position: left bottom; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Kirkbride</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">.</span><span class="EOP SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{da2447fd-39e6-4abf-af19-142b6e51cdda}{44}" paraid="568782161" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{799247cb-5206-466f-a009-e1f2b3135b2c}{220}" paraid="1683060810" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 10 p.m., 911 callers reported hearing eight gun shots in the area near the 1600 block of Brighton Place. Upon arrival, Officers discovered two victims &ndash; a female who had been shot in both ankles and a male who was shot in the leg. Paramedics transported both to AGH</span><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">. The crime scene was located outside of a residence in the 1700 block.</span><span class="EOP SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{799247cb-5206-466f-a009-e1f2b3135b2c}{220}" paraid="1683060810" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{ac929b3e-4d9d-482f-b79c-ded6009bed0a}{11}" paraid="1755507647" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Two other victims fled the scene. One male was discovered in the 1500 block of Brighton Road. Paramedics also transported him to AGH. Another male was located in the 1900 block&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">of</span><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Sedgwick Street. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy. All four victims are in stable condition.</span><span class="EOP SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{ac929b3e-4d9d-482f-b79c-ded6009bed0a}{11}" paraid="1755507647" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{64799ab5-d01e-4ace-bcc2-a9999d3a5e11}{137}" paraid="1365020510" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">There is no suspect information available.</span><span class="EOP SCX244921133" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX244921133" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{64799ab5-d01e-4ace-bcc2-a9999d3a5e11}{137}" paraid="1365020510" style="margin: 0px; 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padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:11:18 -0400 FEMALE FATALLY SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6505 <p>&nbsp;<span class="TextRun SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" style="background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">F</span><span class="TextRun SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" style="background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX32152455" style="background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX32152455" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{5cb39970-9f17-44dc-a7b5-a326bfc78be0}{99}" paraid="1052193207" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:10 p.m., Zone 5 received a ShotSpotter notification that 11 shots had been fired in the 5900 block of Upland Street in Homewood. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 17-year-old female had been shot while walking near the intersection of Mount Vernon Street and Belmar Street. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene. The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.</span><span class="EOP SCX32152455" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX32152455" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{689c6f41-bad6-48a5-bbf3-06df3f759919}{255}" paraid="1189254984" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX32152455" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:10:03 -0400 NON-FATAL HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6504 <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly before 3:30 a.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">7000 block of Hamilton Avenue after a ShotSpotter notification. Upon arrival, Officers located the 22-year-old victim in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation has determined that the victim was walking when someone started shooting at him from a passing vehicle. The car, of an unknown make and model, drove inbound on Hamilton. There is no description of a shooter available. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian where he is now in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:21:28 -0400 MALE SHOT IN SHERADEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6499 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:45 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 6 Officers were dispatched to the area near Huxley and Tweed streets in Sheraden for a report that a male had been shot. The 25-year-old was taken by Paramedics to AGH with a gunshot wound in the buttocks. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is handling the investigation. At this time, it is believed there was at least one male shooter.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:04:30 -0400 UPDATE: HAZELWOOD SWAT CALL ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6494 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX254226175" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX254226175" paraeid="{6580d192-474b-479b-8310-c46cc74e48c7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX254226175" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX254226175" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{20947d99-00cc-42ff-a736-6f6decdfa183}{101}" paraid="1073281292" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 3:49 p.m</span><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">., Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 5000 block of Orinoco Street in Hazelwood for a report of a violent domestic between a husband and wife. The male, later identified as 52-year-old Bruce Avery, then threatened to blow up the house. At approximately 4 p.m., SWAT was called to the scene along with the Bomb Squad. Fire and EMS were also dispatched. Neighborhing homes were evacuated.</span><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;The Bomb Squad turned the gas off to the house and negotiators were able to talk the male into surrendering without incident at approximately 5:50 p.m. Avery&#39;s charges <span style="color:#ff0000;">are simple assault, harassment, terroristic threats, and causing or risking a catastrophe.</span></span><span class="EOP SCX254226175" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX254226175" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{05361025-c82a-4908-bb22-286c17c1cc43}{231}" paraid="841823124" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX254226175" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:46:16 -0400 TWO BUSINESS ROBBERIES BELIEVED TO BE CONNECTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6493 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" paraeid="{6580d192-474b-479b-8310-c46cc74e48c7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{20947d99-00cc-42ff-a736-6f6decdfa183}{101}" paraid="462957129" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;The Violent Crime Unit is investigating two business robberies that occurred today that are believed to have been committed by the same two actors.</span><span class="EOP SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{5df09beb-ffd4-4751-8792-d93d2949793d}{83}" paraid="355187180" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">The first occurred at 12:20 p.m.in the South Side Flats at the Radio Shack at 2000 Wharton Street. Two black males entered the store. One was approximately 5&#39;11&quot;. The other&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">was approximately 6&#39;2&quot; and had a black handgun. He approached the cash registered and removed an undisclosed amount of cash.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Sprint also operates out of the same location. No cash was removed from its register. There were six victims in the store and the actors took cellphones and wallets from them.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Both actors left the store on foot and made a right on to 21</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; background-color: inherit;">st</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Street.</span><span class="EOP SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{5df09beb-ffd4-4751-8792-d93d2949793d}{83}" paraid="355187180" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{98527de5-52d4-4179-9f4e-b7b9f0aec3b1}{107}" paraid="310094128" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">The second robbery occurred at approximately 1:27 p.m. at the Uni-Mart at 1601&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">Lowrie</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Street. The two actors&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">entered</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;the store and one displayed a black handgun while the other</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;They also took several packs of cigarettes. They left the store on foot and ran across&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">Lowrie</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Street onto Lager Street.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{98527de5-52d4-4179-9f4e-b7b9f0aec3b1}{107}" paraid="310094128" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{924c2bf6-f8f0-4161-b17b-aa1a0657a722}{149}" paraid="1073281292" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">There were no reported injuries. The actors concealed their faces in both robberies.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">The investigation is ongoing.</span><span class="EOP SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX104331449" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{05361025-c82a-4908-bb22-286c17c1cc43}{231}" paraid="841823124" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX104331449" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:06:52 -0400 UPDATE: DOWNTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6492 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX83544148" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX62854730" paraeid="{6580d192-474b-479b-8310-c46cc74e48c7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span style="font-size:14px;">UPDATE: The investigation has led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male from Northview Heights. Charges are to be determined. The victim has been upgraded to stable condition.</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX62854730" paraeid="{6580d192-474b-479b-8310-c46cc74e48c7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX62854730" paraeid="{6580d192-474b-479b-8310-c46cc74e48c7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{20947d99-00cc-42ff-a736-6f6decdfa183}{101}" paraid="1363932996" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;At approximately 4:10 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 2 police were dispatched to the intersection of 6</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; background-color: inherit;">th</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;and Wood streets in Downtown for a report that a male had been shot. Paramedics transported the 17-year-old victim to UPMC Mercy where he was last reported to be in critical condition. According to the investigation, the victim was on 6</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; background-color: inherit;">th</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;street when he was shot by a single male suspect. The victim then ran across Wood Street and collapsed from his injuries. Initially, the weapon was believed to have possibly been a&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">pellet</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;gun;&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">however</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">, the hospital determined that the victim was shot with a .22 pistol</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">While there has not been an arrest at this time, investigators are conducting interviews. The Port Authority Police is assisting the Group Violence Intervention Unit with the investigation.</span><span class="EOP SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX62854730" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{05361025-c82a-4908-bb22-286c17c1cc43}{231}" paraid="841823124" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX62854730" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:31:00 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN GARFIELD UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6489 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9 p.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Mossfield Street in Garfield for reports that shots had been fired. Officers located the 17-year-old male victim in a grassy area. Paramedic pronounced him deceased at the scene at 9:12 p.m.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim had been dropped off by a CISP van when he was shot. There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:08:29 -0400 CHIEF MCLAY RESPONDS TO FOP NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6487 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In light of today&#39;s vote of no confidence by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1, Chief Cameron McLay has issued the following statement:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">&quot;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Any time a police chief attempts significant changes to an organization&#39;s approach to policing, cultural resistance and pushback are normal and inevitable. I fully expected such resistance when I came here. Facing confidence votes is simply one of the realities faced by major city police chiefs today.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">No-confidence votes only have such meaning as assigned to them by government officials. I cannot control any of this.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The best metaphor is a car in a skid; you don&rsquo;t look in the direction the car is sliding, you look and steer where you want the car to go.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">I am focusing on keeping the Police Bureau moving in the same positive direction we have been heading. I am focusing on how to best meet the needs of my members and prepare them to meet the high standards of accountability placed upon them. It is our collective responsibility to serve this community well.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">I have great confidence in the hard-working officers who serve this community well every single day, and they will always be the focus of my efforts.&quot;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:25:38 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN FATAL SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6483 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Sept. 27, 2016 UPDATE: Investigators have arrested 26-year-old Ronald Satterwhite of the Hill District in the shooting mentioned below. He was taken into custoday without incident on Friday, September 23 by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Detectives and the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fuitive Task Force.</span></p> <p><strong>RONALD SATTERWHITE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Ronald_Satterwhite.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:35 p.m., Officers from Zones 4 and 2 were dispatched to the 2000 block of De Raud Street in West Oakland for a male who had been shot. The 20-year-old victim was transported to UPMC Mercy by private means. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 23:19:31 -0400 PERRY NORTH NON-FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6474 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 7:54 a.m. Pittsburgh School Police reported a shot fired at Baytree Street and Perrysville Avenue. Shortly after, a 17-year-old male walked into Perry Traditional High School with a gunshot wound to the hip. He was treated at the nurse&rsquo;s station until Paramedics arrived and transported him to Allegheny General Hospital in serious condition.</p> <p>Three male juveniles fled the scene on Baytree and Perrysville. Two were detained at 8:13 a.m. by Zone 1 Police. A third juvenile continued to flee but was detained shortly after. A fourth male juvenile was also detained for questioning. Several gun dogs were called to the area to assist in locating a firearm. A firearm was located on the city steps at Waldorf and Grizella. Police are working to determine if the firearm located is the same one used in the incident.</p> <p>The high school was initially placed on lockdown as police secured the scene. The full lockdown was lifted shortly after 9 a.m.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit is actively investigating this shooting.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:43:46 -0400 FATAL ONE-ALARM FIRE IN WEST OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6465 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7 a.m., Firefighters were dispatched to the 3000 block of Terrace Street for a report of a house fire. The smoke was spotted by nearby firefighters. Two residents were rescued from the residence. Paramedics transported one to UPMC Mercy where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:30 a.m. The second male was transported to UPMC Presbyterian with smoke inhalation. The one-alarm fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 12:05:42 -0400 BELTZHOOVER SHOOTER UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6464 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Chalfont Street for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 53-year-old male victim inside of a residence with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he was last reported to be critical condition.</p> <p>There was also a blood trail leading to another residence in the 100 block. Among the occupants of that residence, was a 52-year-old male identified as Shawn Stanley. He had a head injury that was not a gunshot wound, and was transported to a local hospital. The investigation determined that Stanley was in possession of a firearm but is classified as a person not to possess. He has been arrested.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing to determine the identity and whereabouts of the shooter.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 12:01:34 -0400 PERRY SOUTH CARJACKING ENDS IN TWO ARRESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6453 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:09 p.m. on August 31, Zone 1 Units were dispatched to the 2500 block of N. Charles Street for an armed carjacking that just occurred. A 47-year-old female victim was in her vehicle when two actors approached and asked for a ride. When the victim refused, the actors pulled out a gun and demanded the keys to her vehicle. She complied and fled the scene safely to call 9-1-1.</p> <p>While responding to the location, Officers were informed that the actors were still in the driveway and couldn&rsquo;t get the vehicle to start. The actors ended up fleeing the scene on foot after being unable to start the car.</p> <p>A description of the actors was broadcasted and additional responding Officers stopped two men matching the description of the actors in the 2400 block of N. Charles. They were identified as Kerrell Lee, 18, of the Hill District and Derrick Lewis, 15, of Northview Heights. Officers located the firearm believed to be used in the incident under a vehicle in the 2400 block of N. Charles Street.</p> <p>Lee&rsquo;s charges include robbery of motor vehicle, persons not to possess firearm, simple assault, possession of firearm by minor, and criminal conspiracy.</p> <p>Lewis is being charged as an adult. When Officers arrested him, he resisted and attempted to kick the Officers. Lewis&rsquo; charges include robbery of motor vehicle, persons not to possess firearm, simple assault, possession of firearm by minor, criminal conspiracy, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.</p> <p>Lee and Lewis were both transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p><strong>KERRELL LEE</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Lee.png" style="width: 200px; height: 266px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DERRICK LEWIS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Lewis.png" style="width: 200px; height: 249px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:38:59 -0400 BANKSVILLE ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6449 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:58 p.m. Zone 6 Units were dispatched to the Rite Aid at 3210 Banksville Road for a robbery. According to the investigation, a white male actor dressed in all black was kneeling down near the end of an aisle. The actor then approached the pharmacy counter, displayed a firearm and demanded narcotics. The actor obtained an unknown amount of narcotics and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.</p> <p>The actor is between 20 and 30 years old, 5&rsquo;11&rdquo; and had a thin build. He wore a black Pirates baseball cap, black Under Armour sweatshirt and black sweatpants.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:56:15 -0400 CRAFTON HEIGHTS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6448 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 7:26 p.m. Zone 6 Units responded to the 1400 block of Steuben Street for the report of a male shot. Upon arrival, they found a 25-year-old male on the front porch of a residence. He had been shot in the chest and the leg. Paramedics transported him to Allegheny General Hospital where he is in critical condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Detectives with the Violent Crime Unit are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. It is believed that the male was shot during some type of altercation at Woodlow and Cherry Court then fled to Steuben Street.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:38:41 -0400 NORTH OAKLAND SUBWAY ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6444 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:10 a.m. Zone 4 Units responded to Subway restaurant in the 4600 block of Centre Avenue for a robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the store and displayed a butcher knife. He demanded money from the cash register. The clerk handed over an undetermined amount of money and the actor fled on foot toward Melwood.</p> <p>The actor was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, black baseball cap and blue jeans. He is approximately 6&rsquo;2&rdquo; tall. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:26:56 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6443 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Knoxville.</p> <p>Shortly after 8:40 a.m. Zone 3 Units were dispatched to the 200 block of Rochelle Street for a male shot. According to the investigation, a 17-year-old male victim was sitting on a front porch when an unknown male actor walked by and fired several shots. The victim was struck in the foot at least once. Paramedics arrived and transported him to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit is actively investigating this shooting. A description of the actor is unavailable at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:54:17 -0400 MALE SHOT IN GREENFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6441 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:15 p.m., Zone 4 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the 900 block of Norfolk Street in Greenfield for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the male victim had been shot in the ankle and hand. A scene was discovered on Delevan Street near the intersection with Norfolk. Paramedics transported the 35-year-old victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:55:21 -0400 PERRY SOUTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6440 <div> <p paraeid="{b342a2d4-accb-4c0a-b6d8-76f3ddff7cdc}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>UPDATE</strong>:&nbsp;Police have charged Niko Dixon, 16, of Perry South, for the shooting on Monday, August 29. His charges include two counts of aggravated assault, possession of firearm by minor, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. He is being charged as an adult and is in the Allegheny County Jail. A mugshot is not available.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{b342a2d4-accb-4c0a-b6d8-76f3ddff7cdc}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{63a37ff8-f270-49de-9ff1-2cd661474d1a}{35}" paraid="424192622" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:45&nbsp;p.m., Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to E. Marshall Avenue in Perry South for a report that a female and male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers received info that suspects may have been in a nearby residence. The&nbsp;15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were transported to AGH in stable condition. Initially, it was unclear if the male victim had been shot or if his injury was caused when he ran from the scene. The female was shot in the arm.&nbsp;The victims were in a stolen vehicle that crashed into an unoccupied, parked vehicle after being struck by gun fire.&nbsp;Four&nbsp;adult males were removed from the residence and taken&nbsp;into custody for questioning.&nbsp;The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0c7652f8-4e49-4e2b-ad13-8152e4ce8d08}{183}" paraid="2137776348" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>###</strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:45:18 -0400 GARFIELD HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6436 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 7:42 p.m. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Kincaid Street for a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers found a 51-year-old male on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he was pronounced deceased at 8:14 p.m. A residence was also struck by the gunfire, but no one inside the residence was injured. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are investigating.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:11:39 -0400 SHOTSPOTTER ACTIVATION LEADS TO DRUG AND GUN ARREST IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6435 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; On Saturday, August 27, at 6:54 a.m., Zone 5 officers were on patrol when they responded to a ShotSpotter alert at the intersection of Idlewild and Sterret Streets in Homewood. Upon arriving in the area, Officers noticed a man sitting inside of a white Nissan sedan. The man was later identified as Richard Burch, 23, of Homewood.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Officers approached Burch and asked if he had heard any gunshots in the area.&nbsp; As they spoke with Burch, he began to adjust his waistband indicating he had a firearm. For their safety, the Officers asked Burch to step from the vehicle for a pat-down. Upon doing so, the Officers located a firearm in Burch&#39;s pants. After determining that Burch did not have a license to carry a firearm, Officers took him into custody for illegal possession of a firearm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Officers then conducted a search of Burch&#39;s vehicle and found several bags of marijuana, LSD, ammunition, an empty case for a different firearm, and drug paraphernalia.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2">Richard Burch was transported to the Allegheny County Jail and charged with felony firearm and drug offenses.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/burch_3.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:13:15 -0400 PURSUIT ENDS IN HIGHLAND PARK WHEN ACTOR CRASHES INTO TELEPHONE POLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6433 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Detectives who were taking part in a violence reduction initiative in Zone 5, attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a white Chevy Tahoe for failing use a turn signal near the intersection of Deary and Montezuma streets at approximately 11 p.m. on August 25. Detectives noticed at least two people inside and believed a warrant suspect to among the two. As the Detectives approached the vehicle on foot, it sped away.</p> <p>The detectives requested back-up and began to pursue the Tahoe. The pursuit traveled from Lincoln-Lemington into&nbsp;Homewood, and into Highland Park. While on Lake Drive in Highland Park, the driver of the vehicle collided with a telephone pole, knocking it to the ground. The driver was taken into custody without further incident.&nbsp;He has been identified as Aaron Wakefield, 22, of Lincoln-Lemington.&nbsp;He was taken to the hospital, where he refused any medical treatment. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time.</p> <p>During this incident, a police car not involved in the pursuit was struck by a civilian driver near the intersection of N. Homewood Avenue and Thomas Boulevard.</p> <p>It was later learned that the warrant suspect and another passenger were able to flee from the vehicle at some point during the pursuit. One of these passengers was subsequently stopped and identified while walking on Brushton Avenue in Homewood. The suspect with the outstanding warrant was not located.</p> <p>Wakefield was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, driving while operating privilege is suspended, and other vehicle code violations.</p> <p>The morning of August 26, Zone 5 learned that an unoccupied vehicle was struck by the Tahoe in the 500 block of N. Homewood Avenue.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/AARON_WAKEFIELD.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:23:32 -0400 MAN ARRESTED BY SEX ASSAULT/FAMILY CRISIS UNIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6432 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault and Family Crisis Unit has arrested Ralph Richard Ruprecht, 50, on multiple charges. According to the investigation, Ruprecht sexually assaulted two juvenile females numerous times in his Strip District apartment. Initial contact with the girls was via telephone. He eventually convinced them to visit him. According to the investigation, he threatened to tell their parents and physically assaulted them to gain compliance. Charges include statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, sexual exploitation of children, and aggravated indecent assault.</p> <p>The included mugshot is from 2011.</p> <p><strong>RALPH RICHARD RUPRECHT</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/RALPH_RICHARD_RUPRECHT_2011.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:51:40 -0400 RETIRED OFFICER CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6431 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Retired Police Officer David Wareham was charged today via summons with receiving stolen property. According to an investigation, it was determined that Wareham was at some point in possession of property that had been in the evidence room at Zone 2 Police Station, where he had been assigned. The property, LED motion-sensing lights, is believed to have been removed from the property room between July 19 and July 22. Warham retired on July 28.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:41:40 -0400 MALE ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF IN LEG WHILE FLEEING FROM POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6429 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 1 p.m., the SWAT team was assisting with the serving of a warrant on narcotics charges when they approached a residence on Chaucer Street in Lincoln-Lemington. Several males were outside and they all fled on foot as they saw police approaching. One male, believed to be in his 20s, was found on a set of public stairs in the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue with a gunshot wound in a leg. It is believed to have been self-inflicted. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:20:45 -0400 KNOXVILLE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6428 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Zone 3.</p> <p>At approximately 1:22 p.m. Officers received a call for shots fired in the 100 block of Rochelle Street. A male victim driving a maroon sedan was shot twice on Rochelle and drove to McDonald&rsquo;s in the 600 block of Brownsville Road. While entering the parking lot, he struck a white sedan driven by a female. The victim then rear-ended a pickup truck which contained a male eating lunch. The female and the male were both evaluated by Paramedics at the scene. The gunshot victim was transported to Mercy where he is in critical condition. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:07:33 -0400 POLICE PREPARE FOR BACK TO SCHOOL HIGHWAY SAFETY INITIATIVE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6425 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; With the start of the school year on Monday August 29, &nbsp;the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting a two-week proactive &ldquo;Back to School Highway Safety Initiative&rdquo; to help ensure our children make it to and from school in a safe manner. Motorcycle officers and traffic officers will be out in full force to help ensure motorists obey the 15 MPH school zone speed and properly stop for school buses using red flashing lights.</p> <p>Commander Ed Trapp advises that our message is simple &ndash; &ldquo;Members of the Pittsburgh Police will take the necessary measures to help protect our children. We will continuously enforce school zone violations throughout the City to ensure all students arrive at school safely. Motorists are reminded to drive with care, remain alert and obey all laws when driving through school zones or approaching a school bus that is picking up or dropping off children.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School Bus Stopping Law requires motorists to stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended. Motorists must stop when they are behind the bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety. If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. Drivers who violate the law face the following penalties: 60-day driver&rsquo;s license suspension, 5 points on your driving record and a $250.00 fine.<br /> <br /> Commander Trapp also advised that &ldquo;as children head back to school, the community will see an increased officer presence. School crossing guards, bus drivers and other school officials are also keeping an eye out for our children and will relay information regarding violators to officers accordingly.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Tips for Motorists</strong><br /> <br /> No matter if you have children in school or not, safety is everyone&rsquo;s responsibility. Motorists must pay attention to the task at hand, and that means slowing down in school zones, and watching for children and bicyclists. Younger children aren&rsquo;t able to judge speed and distance as well as adults so it&rsquo;s the responsibility of drivers to be alert.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits; pay attention to school zones.</li> <li>When a school bus is stopped and red flashers are on, drivers in both directions are required to stop before reaching the bus and remain stopped until the flashing lights are turned off.</li> <li>Watch for children walking or bicycling in the street and for youngsters gathering near bus stops.</li> <li>When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, look for children walking or biking to school</li> <li>Don&rsquo;t drive distracted (putting on makeup, texting, talking on the phone, etc.)</li> <li>Don&rsquo;t drive impaired</li> <li>Always use your seatbelt</li> </ul> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:21:55 -0400 FOUR-ALARM FIRE IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6424 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 2:41 p.m. Firefighters responded to the 5100 block of Lyle Street for three row houses on fire. Firefighters were en route at 2:43 p.m. and arrived on scene at 2:45 p.m. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival Firefighters requested a second alarm due to the size of the fire. Due to the construction of the homes, third and fourth alarms were called to contain the flames. One Firefighter was transported to Mercy by Paramedics in stable condition for smoke inhalation. Another Firefighter was bitten by a dog tied in the back yard of one of the residences but did not require medical attention. Animal Care and Control was called to the scene to remove the dog. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The fire was under control at 4:51 p.m. The three houses were occupied, leaving at least eight residents displaced. No civilians were injured. The Salvation Army was on scene to assist first responders and the community. The Red Cross will be assisting those displaced by the fire.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:13:18 -0400 FEMALE SHOT IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6420 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:38 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification for multiple shots fired near N. St. Clair and Rippey Street. While responding to the location, Officers were notified that a female had been shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, several individuals were standing on the corner when a gray vehicle pulled up and started to shoot at them. A 19-year-old female was struck in the stomach. She was listed in serious condition, but has since been treated and released from the hospital.</p> <p>The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:13:01 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6419 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1 a.m. Police were notified of a walk-in gunshot victim at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. It was quickly determined that the 41-year-old male victim had been shot in East Hills.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim stopped his vehicle in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. He stepped out of his vehicle and was standing near the wood line when he was shot in his right ankle. No pedestrians or vehicles were seen in the area at the time. The victim then got back into his vehicle and drove to seek help.</p> <p>Officers were on Park Hill Drive for another call at the time of the shooting and heard gunshots in the distance. Multiple Officers checked the area with negative results.</p> <p>The victim is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:12:31 -0400 SWAT CALLED TO HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6418 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Police were called to the 8300 block of Frankstown Avenue at appoximately 7:30 p.m. to support an operation that was conducted by the PA Office of Attorney General involving drug activity. A potentially armed suspect barricaded himself inside of a residence and refused orders to come out. This prompted a SWAT call out. The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Tyrell Griffin, who has no current address, surrendered shortly after SWAT approached the residence. He was taken into custody without incident. Charges are pending. A mug shot is not currently available.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:15:38 -0400 MAN FATALLY SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6416 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:24 p.m. on August 22, Police received notification of a gunshot victim who self-reported to UPMC Shadyside. The male was pronounced deceased upon arriving at the hospital.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 31-year-old male victim from Braddock was in a vehicle with two females when they picked up an unknown male. At some point, the victim was shot. The two females then drove the victim to the hospital.</p> <p>Investigators believe the shooting may have occurred near Frankstown and Homewood Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:38:37 -0400 ARREST LEADS TO THE RECOVERY OF A STOLEN FIREARM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6414 <p style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 21, Zone 5 Officers&nbsp;<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">observed a car run a red light at the intersection of N. Lang Avenue and Bennett Street. Before they were able to conduct a traffic stop, the driver pulled a parking lot in the 6900 block of Frankstown Avenue. As officers approached the driver, the male driver, later identified as 22-year-old Eric Triplett of East Hills,</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;fled on foot. During the foot pursuit, Officers observed</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;Triplett discard a pistol. Other Officers joined the foot pursuit and&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">Triplett was apprehended after an Officer deployed a Taser.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Triplett was charged with felony firearm violations, escape, and receiving stolen property.&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">The firearm was recovered and determined to be&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">stolen out of&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-color: inherit;">Emsworth</span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">.</span></span></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;">ERIC TRIPLETT</span></span></strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Eric_Triplett.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: inherit;"><strong>###</strong></span></span></p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:20:57 -0400 BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6412 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:50 a.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to the 6900 block of Claridge Place in Point Breeze for a report of a burglary attempt.</p> <p>Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim. The victim stated that an unknown black male attempted to gain entry into his residence through the back door. The victim yelled at the actor who fled toward Reynolds Street. Additional Officers responded to the area and observed a male matching the description of the actor in the area of N. Dallas Avenue and Bennett Street in Homewood at approximately 1:22 a.m. The male was carrying a small bag. The Officer attempted to make contact with the actor, but he discarded the bag and fled on foot. The actor was quickly taken into custody with the assistance of a K-9.</p> <p>Once detained, the actor continuously provided false information regarding his identity to authorities. He was transported to West Penn for medical clearance before being transported to the Allegheny County Jail. He was later identified as Harry Carter of East Hills. Officers recovered two black leather gloves, a flashlight, a screwdriver and crowbar from the bag he discarded before fleeing.</p> <p>Carter&rsquo;s charges include criminal attempt, possessing instruments of crime, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, flight to avoid apprehension, loitering and prowling at night, and false identification to law enforcement.</p> <p><strong>HARRY CARTER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Harry_Carter.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:33:30 -0400 BLOOMFIELD SWAT CALL ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6410 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A SWAT call ended peacefully in Bloomfield this morning. It began around 8:30 a.m. as a domestic in the 7500 block of Rosemary Street in Point Breeze when the male actor arrived at his girlfriend&rsquo;s residence, threatened her, and broke into the structure. The female victim was able to escape without injury. The male left the scene and drove to his residence in the 4600 block of Carroll Street.</p> <p>SWAT was called after the actor refused orders from Officers to come out and it was determined that he may have had access to at least one firearm. Once SWAT deployed oleoresin capsicum gas into the structure, the male surrendered without incident. He is identified as 28-year-old Aaron Hurtt. Charges included criminal mischief, burglary, and making terroristic threats. A mug shot is not yet available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:48:01 -0400 PERRY SOUTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6409 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Shortly after 11 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Hazelton Street in Perry South for a report that a male had been shot. While enroute, Officers encountered the 45-year-old male victim at the intersection of Osgood and E. Burgess streets where he had run. According to the early stages of the investigation, the male was removing items from his vehicle when an unidentified shooter opened fire. Paramedics transported him to AGH in serious condition. An unoccupied vehicle and a house were also struck in the gunfire. There were no other injuries. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:45:05 -0400 SHOTS FIRED CALL LEADS TO 1 ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6408 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:30 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Estella and Freeland streets for a report of 10 shots fired.&nbsp;A gray, four-door vehicle was seen speeding in the area. While Officers were searching the area, a gray four-door Toyota Corolla drove down Climax Street at a high rate of speed. The Officers observed the driver to be a male&nbsp;with black hair and a goatee who was wearing a black T-shirt.&nbsp;There were three other occupants of&nbsp;the vehicle, one wearing a white T-shirt.&nbsp;The suspect vehicle turned left on Curtain.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The officers suspected that the occupants of the vehicle may have been involved in an earlier robbery near Larkins Way and 19th Street. One of the suspects in that robbery was armed with a gun.&nbsp;</p> <p>Officers found the suspect vehicle crashed at the end of Eutaw Street. Two males fitting the description of the occupants were located at Shiloh Street and Southern Avenue.&nbsp;One fled, the other did not try to flee and was eventually interviewed and released. &nbsp;</p> <p>The male with the black T-shirt fled into&nbsp;a wooded area. Officers set up a perimeter and a K-9 unit&nbsp;responded. The K-9 located the suspect and bit him. The suspect was taken into custody and Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy. He was indentified as Daniel Dellenbaugh, 24, of Burgettstown. Police later transported him to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of escape, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and fleeing or attempting to elude police officers.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:48:28 -0400 1 ARREST AFTER ROBBERY OF FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6407 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; One of three suspects in an early morning South Side robbery has been arrested.</p> <p>According to the ongoing investigation, shortly before 12:35 a.m., a deliveryman was walking out of a Mamma Mia Pizzeria in the 500 block of E. Carson Street with a delivery order when he was approached by three black males&nbsp;who demanded money.&nbsp;One suspect punched the victim in the stomach. One of the suspects exposed a gun in his waistband. Two of them grabbed the food. They all fled as an Officer approached.</p> <p>They were described as one black male wearing a red shirt and blue jeans, another black male wearing a black or blue shirt and blue jeans, and another black male wearing white or a light gray shirt and blue jeans who had the gun.&nbsp;Officers located them walking near S. 9th Street and E. Carson. This time when they fled, an Officer with a K-9 pursued and found&nbsp;two of the suspects in a parking lot.&nbsp;The suspects ignored orders from the Officer and the K-9 was deployed. &nbsp;The dog caught one of the suspects on Selby Way and bit him. He was taken into custody. Additional officers continued to search for the other two suspects with negative results.&nbsp;&nbsp;While Paramedics transported the suspect in custody to UPMC Mercy, Officers learned the suspect had an active warrant out of Westmoreland County. Arrested was Duane Raymere Coleman, 20, of Arlington Heights.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:44:12 -0400 GUN ARREST IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6406 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:32 a.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification in the 7400 block of Monticello Street for a single gunshot. While checking the area, another ShotSpotter notification came in the 7300 block of Race Street at 3:37 a.m. Officers also received reports that a black male who was wearing a white t-shirt pointed a gun it at a civilian.</p> <p>An Officer then observed a man matching the description lying face-down in the middle of Idlewild Street between Collier and Sterrett streets. Believing the male may have been shot, the Officer began to exit her vehicle to render aid. The actor &ndash; later identified as William Robert Taylor, 22, of Homewood &ndash; suddenly jumped to his feet and pointed a gun directly at the Officer but did not shoot. Due to the fact that other Officers were arriving on the scene and were in the line of fire, the Officer did not fire her weapon.</p> <p>Taylor fled on foot on Idlewild Street toward Forest Way. Officers spotted him in the 7300 block of Frankstown Avenue and gave chase on foot. Officers ordered Taylor to stop but he ignored Officer&rsquo;s demands and continued to flee. During the foot pursuit, Taylor dropped a gun. He was taken into custody by multiple officers in the 7300 block of Idewild Street at 3:51 a.m. Officers recovered a firearm with three lives rounds and two spent casings. The firearm was determined to be stolen.</p> <p>Taylor was taken to UPMC Mercy for medical clearance from a Taser deployment before being transported to the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include firearms not to be carried without a license, persons not to possess a firearm, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and discharging firearm. It was also discovered that Taylor had an outstanding warrant out of Westmoreland County.</p> <p><strong>WILLIAM ROBERT TAYLOR</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/William_Robert_Taylor_22_YO.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:40:20 -0400 POINT BREEZE ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6405 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:35 p.m. on August 18, Zone 4 Units responded to the Walgreens at 7628 Penn Avenue in Point Breeze for a robbery that just occurred. According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the store and soon after approached the counter with a pound of packaged bacon. The cashier scanned the item and the actor dug around in his pockets for money. The actor then informed the cashier that he did not have enough cash on him to make the purchase, and asked if he could take the bacon and return the next day with money. When the cashier refused, the actor pulled a firearm from his pocket and shifted it to his other pocket. At that point, the cashier paid for the bacon and the actor left the store.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 27 and 33-years-old, 5&rsquo;11&rdquo;, 175 pounds with a short afro. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:55:49 -0400 MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH TWO BANK ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6403 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested and charged a man in connection with two recent bank robberies.</p> <p>Wallace Banks, 34, of Braddock was charged with two counts of robbery on August 18. Banks is believed to be responsible for the August 15 WesBanco robbery on Middle Street in the North Side, along with the August 16 Huntington Bank robbery on Smithfield Street Downtown.</p> <p>Banks was transported to the hospital yesterday prior to being arrested by police for a preexisting injury. After receiving medical treatment, he was transported to the Allegheny County Jail.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WALLACE BANKS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Wallace_Banks.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:30:38 -0400 MALE BURGLAR CAUGHT IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6402 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of Ellsworth Avenue for a call concerning a suspicious person. The male was reportedly banging on an apartment door. Upon arrival, Officers saw a male - later identified as Gerald Russell, 57, of Braddock - inside of an apartment and they observed an open window with a heavy duty trash can beneath a rear window. A screen with a bent frame was on the ground. As the Officers approached the rear door, it opened and Russell was standing there. He was holding a plastic bag of red grapes and a green bag that contained a laptop computer. The investigation determined that Russell broke into the apartment and stole the grapes and the computer. He is charged with one count of burglary.</p> <p><strong>GERALD RUSSELL</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gerald_Russell.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:03:31 -0400 MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEEKING INFORMATION ON MISSING ADULT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6401 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking information on a missing man.</p> <p>William Ramey, 49, was last seen in the East Liberty area on July 26. He is a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;6&rdquo; and 150 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Person Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>WILLIAM RAMEY</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/William_Ramey.png" style="width: 200px; height: 259px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:12:52 -0400 KNOXVILLE SWAT CALL OUT ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6397 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:19 a.m. Zone 3 Units were dispatched to the 400 block of Parklow Street for the report of shots fired. A female victim reported that a male fired a shot at her house, shattering a window. The male reportedly fled back into a residence and refused to come out when police arrived on scene. Without knowing what weapons the male had access to, SWAT was activated and called to the scene at 3:43 a.m.</p> <p>After multiple hail attempts, the individuals inside of the home exited peacefully. A 16-year-old male juvenile and another male &ndash; later identified as Tyrone Williams, 21 &ndash; were detained at 5:42 a.m. Williams was taken into custody when Officers discovered that Williams had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.</p> <p>At this time, Officers are working to determine if the juvenile was in fact the individual connected to the original call. Officer executed a search warrant on the residence and located a paintball gun. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:31:03 -0400 DRUG ARREST IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6396 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:04 a.m. Zone 5 received a Shotspotter notification for several shots fired in the 7400 block of Frankstown Avenue. An Officer on patrol was already in the area and made contact with several victims who stated a man hit their car, parked his, and left the scene. The actor&rsquo;s car was still on scene. Officers obtained a description of the actor and began to search for him.</p> <p>At approximately 2:27 a.m. the actor &ndash; later identified as Ronald Thornhill, 35, of Turtle Creek &ndash; returned and entered the vehicle. When Officers ordered Thornhill to show his hands, he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Thornhill fled from Officers until he ran into a marked police vehicle on Forest Way and N. Braddock Avenue. Thornhill fell to the ground and sustained a laceration to the head and injured ankle. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>Officers found a digital scale, a knotted baggie of suspected cocaine and two cell phones on Thornhill&rsquo;s person. An additional baggie of suspected cocaine and two additional baggies of marijuana were located in the vehicle.</p> <p>Thornhill&rsquo;s charges include possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest or other law enforcement. &nbsp;He will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail upon release from the hospital.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:10:35 -0400 HIGHLAND PARK SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6393 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 5 Police were dispatched to the 5900 block of Bryant Street in Highland Park for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was determined that the 31-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to a shoulder. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he was listed in critical condition but later upgraded to stable. The incident is being investigated as a possible attempted robbery. Three to four black males are believed to have approached the victim as he walked along Bryant.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:08:50 -0400 FATAL, MULTI-CAR COLLISION ON ROUTE 51 UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6389 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately&nbsp;5:53 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 3 Police were dispatched to the inbound lane Route 51 near I-376 for a multi-vehicle collision that involved five vehicles. A sixth vehicle was not struck. Eight people were in the vehicles and four of them were injured and transported to local hospitals. According to Paramedics, two individuals were in the vehicle believed to have started the collisions. The male driver, whose arm was severed, was transported to UPMC Mercy. The female passenger was transported to AGH and was&nbsp;later pronounced deceased. The male driver of another car was transported to AGH with minor injuries. A teenage male in a different vehicle was transported to UPMC Mercy with minor injuries.&nbsp;The inbound lane was closed for four hours. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:28:08 -0400 MALE FOUND DOA IN UPPER LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6388 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Violent Crime Unit is investigating the death of male who was discovered near a burned vehicle in Upper Lawrenceville. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Firefighters were dispatched to the area around 57<sup>th</sup> Street for a report of a possible structure fire. The source of the fire was found to be a car off in a grassy area off of Donson Way. After extinquishing the flames, firefighters discovered the body within a few feet of the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. At this point in the investigation, no further details are available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:17:46 -0400 MALE SHOT ON THE SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6387 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to t<span style="font-size: 12px;">he intersection of S. 21</span><sup>st</sup><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;Street and E. Carson Street on the South Side</span>&nbsp;at approximately 2:05 a.m. for a report that a male had been shot. The 24-year-old male victim was found to have been shot in the abdomen and left ankle. He refused to cooperate with the investigation. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he was last reported to be in stable condition.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:08:28 -0400 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN HOMEWOOD SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6386 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately&nbsp;4 a.m.,&nbsp;Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the 800 block of Brushton Avenue for a report that a male had been shot multiple times. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. According to the investigation, the victim was sitting in a chair outside of a building when he was approached by the yet to be identified shooter. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 07:54:45 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN THE HILL DISTRICT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6383 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2 a.m. Zone 2 Units and Paramedics responded to the 2100 block of Rose Street for a male down outside of a residence. A 47-year-old male was found on the front porch with at least one gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:16:30 -0400 POLICE BUREAU TO RELEASE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6382 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" paraeid="{49803a3f-30a5-4372-a2bc-872cb083d5a4}{133}" paraid="733641488" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</span><span class="EOP SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" paraeid="{49803a3f-30a5-4372-a2bc-872cb083d5a4}{133}" paraid="733641488" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{54fe7cf0-7c9c-48e8-ab7f-f2f5f1cda772}{120}" paraid="1090739865" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will hold a press conference to discuss the release of its 2015 Annual Report Friday, August 12. A highlight of the report will be the bureau&#39;s revised mission statement and core values, the result of a yearlong internal process. The report includes a new section that outlines the community outreach efforts of each zone. There is also a new, forward-looking section that details the goals for 2016. Chief McLay&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">will be the main speaker. Additional members of the command staff and bureau employees will be present.&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">As always, report will be available to the public on the bureau&#39;s website. A limited number of hard copies will be available at the press conference.</span><span class="EOP SCX205832886" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{d6a5d32b-2fed-489c-88c6-21e1be0d5746}{45}" paraid="488507839" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; 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color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">WHERE:</span><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Police Headquarters, &nbsp;1203 Western Ave., in the media conference room off of the lobby</span><span class="EOP SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{d6a5d32b-2fed-489c-88c6-21e1be0d5746}{48}" paraid="839051570" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{d6a5d32b-2fed-489c-88c6-21e1be0d5746}{226}" paraid="1678960835" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">WHEN</span><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">: 1:30 P.M.</span><span class="EOP SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX205832886" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{2ea1d68a-d8a2-4cda-82f4-c03703fe9237}{252}" paraid="1296870568" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX205832886" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:23 -0400 NON-FATAL BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6378 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX157572931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX157572931" paraeid="{c886f22d-64d8-439a-b61f-071c35cfedc7}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX157572931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX157572931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{e92a27ba-73f1-4830-90e2-33f6340e09cf}{56}" paraid="895602570" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly before 3 p.m. Paramedics and Officers were dispatched to the area&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">of the intersection of Cedarhurst Street and Curtin Avenue</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">for a report that a male had</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;been shot. According to the investigation, the victim was the sole occupant of a vehicle he was driving along Curtain. As he made a right turn on to Cedarhurst, he was struck at least two times. He turned left onto Cardiff Way and drifted into a gas meter outside of a home. He then exited the vehicle and ran to the front porch of a home in the 500 block of Curtin where he collapsed. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he is now in stable conduction.</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">investigating.</span><span class="EOP SCX157572931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX157572931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bb3b8e46-1df2-4b99-bb31-5c566e1c7eea}{234}" paraid="656264484" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; text-align: center; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX157572931" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:11:43 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6375 <div> <p paraeid="{4481aea2-e4f2-4955-99ad-8af43a343936}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>UPDATE (8/17/16 @ 11:05 a.m.):</strong>&nbsp;Police are looking for Jarrod Dolphin, 21. He is wanted for the August 10 murder that took place on Mt. Pleasant Road in Northview Heights. Dolphin may still be armed and should be considered dangerous. He is known to frequent the North Side and the Hill District.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call 9-1-1 or the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>JARROD DOLPHIN</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jarrod_Dolphin.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4481aea2-e4f2-4955-99ad-8af43a343936}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{00a9264a-62e6-4c8e-8158-ca3b71969155}{53}" paraid="100396691" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Violent Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred in Northview Heights Estates. According to the investigation, an Officer was on patrol in the area when he heard gun shots at approximately 12:48 a.m.&nbsp;911 also received reports of gun shots. In the 800 block of Mt. Pleasant Road, a 26-year-old male was discovered laying in the street with at least one gun shot wound in the chest. Paramedics transported him to AGH where he has been pronounced deceased. Two possible shooters were seen running into a nearby wooded area. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f2ba58ca-97dc-4daa-ae88-9c14835846f5}{187}" paraid="292301183" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>###</strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 03:48:22 -0400 JUVENILES FIGHTING DOWNTOWN LEADS TO ARRESTS, CITATIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6372 <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" paraeid="{c6b2fcf0-71a1-440c-9594-00c8b11e8653}{133}" paraid="738692707" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{dcad6677-2abd-4669-995f-a98e3f12a657}{40}" paraid="537109934" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police arrested</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;multiple&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">juveniles Downtown Sunday night. </span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{dcad6677-2abd-4669-995f-a98e3f12a657}{40}" paraid="537109934" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{dcad6677-2abd-4669-995f-a98e3f12a657}{40}" paraid="537109934" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">C</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">rowds of juveniles started fighting in the evening. Initial attempts to verbally encourage them to&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">disperse and stop fighting proved ineffective. As a result, a stronger police presence was put in place,&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Liberty Avenue between </span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">6</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; 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-webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;arrests were made.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{dcad6677-2abd-4669-995f-a98e3f12a657}{40}" paraid="537109934" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{3a1c9d1c-3e7e-46f2-87f7-2291102283f6}{73}" paraid="668942444" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">Hissrich</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;said police stepped up their presence Downtown&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">and will continue to do so if there are similar situations in the future.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{3a1c9d1c-3e7e-46f2-87f7-2291102283f6}{73}" paraid="668942444" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{3c2f98ec-a3bf-4879-a6de-060199d745a8}{147}" paraid="1191054933" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We are also working closely with our law enforcement partners, community organizations, and Downtown merchants to prevent these roving juveniles from causing problems,&quot; Hissrich&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">states. He met with the District Attorney&#39;s Office earlier today to discuss the matter.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{3c2f98ec-a3bf-4879-a6de-060199d745a8}{147}" paraid="1191054933" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{139}" paraid="1257967931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">Hissrich</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;also expressed gratitude to the people who called 9-1-1 to report the Downtown&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">disturbances</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{139}" paraid="1257967931" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{66}" paraid="1898101846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Some of the arrests from Sunday include:</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{66}" paraid="1898101846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 7 p.m., Officers responded to the intersection of&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="SpellingError SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; border-bottom: 1px solid transparent; background-image: url(&quot;data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhBQAEAJECAP////8AAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAFAAQAAAIIlGAXCCHrTCgAOw==&quot;); background-color: inherit; background-position: left bottom; background-repeat: repeat-x;">Stanwix</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;and Liberty. There, an adult female was pushed over by juveniles. She was treated at the scene by medics. A juvenile female was issued a non-traffic citation.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{66}" paraid="1898101846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 8 p.m., Officers responded to the Liberty Avenue corridor for a large group of juveniles who were fighting. A young female was pepper sprayed by someone in the group. Four non-traffic citations were issued to juveniles. Another male juvenile was arrested at </span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">6</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; vertical-align: super; background-color: inherit;">th</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;and Penn on charges of rioting, resisting arrest and escape. An Officer sustained a hand injury during the arrest.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{66}" paraid="1898101846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 9 p.m., several more fights were&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">occurring</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;in the Liberty Avenue corridor and one juvenile male was arrested on charges including aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and escape. An Officer suffered a leg injury during the arrest.</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></li> <li class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{17f575b9-94fa-4033-98fa-8a3d94293767}{66}" paraid="1898101846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 10 p.m., a male juvenile dislodged an Officer&#39;s canister of&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">OC spray. The canister burst upon impact with the ground and a piece of it struck the officer in the face. The juvenile then attempted to flee the scene, but was apprehended and arrested on charges of</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">disarming law enforcement, aggravated assault and escape.</span><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCX26253256" style="color: windowtext; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX26253256" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{7002027a-162e-439a-b22f-cf1a246808ef}{197}" paraid="258737535" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Paragraph SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" paraeid="{7002027a-162e-439a-b22f-cf1a246808ef}{197}" paraid="258737535" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: baseline; color: windowtext; font-size: 6pt; background-color: transparent;" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="TextRun SCX26253256" lang="EN-US" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; -webkit-user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" xml:lang="EN-US">At approximately 11:15 p.m., the juveniles had dispersed.</span></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:40:34 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN ELLIOTT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6370 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an armed robbery in Elliott. At approximately 2:04 p.m. Police responded to the Boost Mobile Store at 1001 Chartiers Avenue in Elliot. According to the investigation, two male actors entered the store with guns and demanded money from the clerk. They fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash.</p> <p>Both actors are black males approximately 25 to 30 years old. They wore white t-shirts, black shorts and bandannas over their faces at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>There were no injuries during the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:00:55 -0400 EAST HILLS NON-FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6367 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 1:55 a.m. Zone 5 Units responded to the 2300 block of Wilner Drive for a male shot. Upon arrival they found a 21-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the arm. He went to the East Hills Security Office after being shot. As Officers arrived on scene and were clearing the complex where the shooting took place, they continued to hear shots being fired. Officers cleared the complex without finding any additional victims or suspects.</p> <p>The victim was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. The actor is described as a black male wearing red pants. The circumstances of the incident remain under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:04:32 -0400 LINCOLN PLACE ROBBERY ENDS WITH SUSPECT ARRESTED DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6364 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:42 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 Zone 4 Units were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas Station at 5204 Interboro Avenue in Lincoln Place for a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the actor - Cayan Lee Thaxton, 29, of Mckeesport - walked in to the Sunoco, purchased a Snickers bar, and left. He returned a short time later and walked to the side of the counter. He reached in the rear of his waist band and lifted up a large knife. He walked behind the counter and over to the cash register, ripped the cash register off of the counter and walked out of the store.</p> <p>While responding to gas station, a description of Thaxton&rsquo;s vehicle was broadcasted on the radio. A Detective with the Mobile Crime Unit happened to be in the area and behind the vehicle matching the description on 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue.</p> <p>Additional Officers arrived in the area and initiated a traffic stop. The actor vehicle accelerated down 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue toward Downtown. The actor eventually stopped in traffic in the 600 block of Liberty Avenue with the assistance of Zone 2 Units. Police had Thaxton in custody at 6:56 p.m.</p> <p>A cash register and large knife were located in Thaxton&rsquo;s vehicle.</p> <p>Thaxton is now residing in the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include robbery, fleeing or attempting to elude police, receiving stolen property, possessing instruments of crime, reckless driving and resisting arrest or other law enforcement.</p> <p><strong>CAYAN LEE THAXTON</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/thaxton.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:05:43 -0400 LAWRENCEVILLE FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6362 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery at the Family Dollar in Lawrenceville.</p> <p>At approximately 11:49 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 Zone 2 Units responded to the Family Dollar located at 450 56<sup>th</sup> Street for an armed robbery. According to the investigation, an employee was leaving the store after closing. When the victim arrived at his car in the parking lot, two black male actors jumped out of the bushes next to the victim&rsquo;s car and pointed a gun at him. They forced the victim to open the store and went to the safe. As the victim attempted to open the safe, the actors became impatient and decided to rip the safe from the floor bolts. They attempted to force the safe open but failed. They also attempted to force entry into multiple cash registers but did not succeed. They took the victim&rsquo;s wallet and cell phone before fleeing the scene on foot.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actors were both wearing all black with masks and gloves on. They are believed to be between 18 and 25 years old. One is approximately 6&rsquo;2&rdquo; and the other 5&rsquo;11&rdquo;.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:02:34 -0400 DOMESTIC LEADS TO SWAT CALL OUT IN MT. WASHINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6355 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE</strong>: Dennis Gateley, 31, faces several charges from this incident, including aggravated assault, simple assault, persons not to possess a firearm, terrorist threats, and endangering the welfare of a child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">DENNIS GATELEY</strong></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gateley,_Dennis.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 245px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, Zone 3 Officers and SWAT were dispatched to the 100 block of Southern Avenue in Mt. Washington for a domestic in which a male pulled a gun. The female victim got out of the residence along with a 6-week old infant. The male reportedly attempted to flush the infant down a toilet. Both victims were seen by paramedics at the scene and transported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC so that the infant could be evaluated. The male initially refused to come out of the house but Police Bureau negotiators successfully convinced him to surrender at approximately 2:41 a.m. The actor was taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:48:17 -0400 UPDATE: ALLENTOWN HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6354 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Kenneth Murphy, 18, of Allentown, was arrested on Tuesday, August 2 and charged with the Monday, August 1 homicide of a 20-year-old man. His charges include criminal homicide, receiving stolen property, persons not to possess firearms, possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturers number, firearms not to be carried without a license, and tamper with/fabricate physical evidence.</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">KENNETH MURPHY</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Kenneth_Murphy.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:50 p.m. Monday, August 1, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Arlington Avenue for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, the 20-year-old victim was found inside of the residence with a gunshot wound to the face. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. According to the investigation, the victim was shot outside of the residence by a yet to be indentified male. The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:31:48 -0400 EAST HILLS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6346 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 12:13 a.m. Zone 5 received a Shot Spotter notification for the 8000 block of Bennett Street. As units responded to that location, a call came in for a male shot in front of a nearby gas station at Frankstown and Washington Blvd.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Officers arrived to find the 29-year-old male victim on the sidewalk in front of the gas station. He had been shot multiple times. It was determined that he had been shot while sitting in his car on Bennett Street. The victim got in his car to go to the hospital, but stopped at the gas station due to his injuries.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. His condition was later upgraded to stable.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shell casings were located on Bennett Street.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:08:30 -0400 UPDATE: FEMALE SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON-BELMAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6345 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Bruce Marshall, 29, of Lincoln-Lemington, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person in connection with the shooting listed below on July 31.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">BRUCE MARSHALL</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Bruce_Marshall.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 8:51 p.m. Zone 5 Units and Paramedics were dispatched to the 7100 block of Everton Street. Upon arrival, they found a 22-year-old female shot in the abdomen. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. An actor description is not available at this time.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Violent Crime Unit is working to determine the circumstances of the shooting.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:04:43 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6344 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 9:34 p.m. Zone 5 Units responded to the 1400 block of N Murtland Street for the report of a shooting. According to the investigation, two men were arguing on the front porch of the residence. One man pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the leg. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor fled the scene on foot. He is believed to be an older black male wearing dark clothing. Police are continuing to investigate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p4">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:49:04 -0400 6-ALARM FIRE IN DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6343 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 1:30 p.m. Firefighters were called to 400 Smithfield Street, formerly home to Macy&rsquo;s, in Downtown for a fire. Due to the size of the building, the high-rise plan was placed into effect and 3-alarms were called. Upon arrival on scene, Firefighters witnessed heavy black smoking emitting from the building. Workers in the building were also not accounted for upon arrival on scene. Due to the smoke and accountability of the workers, the call was upgraded to 6-alarms. All workers were located and made it safely out of the building.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Firefighters located fire in an electrical vault in a basement, which spread up an elevator shaft. The fire was contained and put out at approximately 4:30 p.m. Paramedics report no injuries to civilians or Firefighters. Damage estimates are unknown at this time.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Many thanks to Police, EMS and the Salvation Army for being on scene to assist.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:53:37 -0400 DOWNTOWN BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6341 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 3:45 PM, a white male actor entered the First Niagara Bank at 437 Grant Street and approached one of the tellers. The actor placed a note down on the teller&#39;s counter, then stated he had a gun and would &ldquo;shoot everybody.&rdquo; The actor then demanded cash. The actor took the cash and the note, and left the bank onto Forbes Avenue.&nbsp; No gun was seen and an undetermined amount of cash was taken.&nbsp; Actor is described as a white male, 40-50 years old, 5&#39;9&quot; to 5&#39;11&quot; with a thin build. He has facial scruff and very bad teeth. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with gray sweatpants at the time of the robbery.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[283_Fifth_and_Grant-Teller_3]20160729-154558.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 146px;" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[283_Fifth_and_Grant-Lobby_Door]20160729-154507.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 146px;" /></span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:49:44 -0400 FATAL EAST HILLS CAR ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6337 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:13 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 8300 block of Frankstown Avenue for a vehicular accident. Upon arrival Officers found the 28-year-old male driver in the vehicle, which had crashed into a building. Paramedics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the Jetta was traveling outbound on Frankstown Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control near Frankstown and Dornbush Street, ran over a curb and struck a telephone pole. As a result, the vehicle flipped and the passenger side of the vehicle hit a building. The driver was the lone occupant in the vehicle and was unrestrained.</p> <p>Accident Investigations is continuing to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:13:48 -0400 ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6336 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:40 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to the 1000 block of Faulkner Street for a burglary. According to the investigation, a 16-year-old female in the residence was alerted to the family&rsquo;s car alarm going off in front of the residence. She looked out the window and saw two male actors getting into the vehicle and attempting to take off. When she opened the window, the males exited the vehicle and ran toward Universal Street. The vehicle was left in front of the home.</p> <p>It is believed that the males entered the residence through an open window and took keys to the car, which were hanging near the front door. Nothing else was missing from the residence.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Zone 6 police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:51:54 -0400 THREE INJURED IN ALLEGHENY CENTER HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6334 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:18 a.m. Zone 1 Units were dispatched to the Allegheny Commons at 255 E Ohio Street for a home invasion with a victim shot multiple times.</p> <p>Upon arrival Officers found a 32-year-old male victim with two gunshot wounds outside of the residence. As Officers were on scene, a 28-year-old male victim walked into Allegheny General Hospital with one gunshot wound. Both victims are in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, three unknown black male actors broke into an apartment. There were at least six people in the apartment at the time, including a 2-year-old child. The three actors started a fight and ordered the two women in the apartment to get to the ground at gunpoint. The actors pistol whipped a 24-year-old male in the residence. Shots were fired at some point during the incident, striking the two victims. It is currently unknown if anything was taken by the actors.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 24-year-old male was treated and released from Allegheny General for his injuries sustained during the incident.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:37:28 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6333 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a shooting in Homewood North.</p> <p>At approximately 11 p.m. Zone 5 Units and Paramedics were dispatched to the 7400 block of Race Street for a shooting. According to the investigation, a 58-year-old male was in his vehicle driving on Race Street toward Brushton Avenue. As he was in the vehicle, shots were fired and struck his windshield. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</p> <p>The community is encouraged to come forward with information. Tips can be shared with the Group Violence Intervention Unit at 412-323-7151.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:20:15 -0400 SHERADEN HOME INVASION PROMPTS SWAT CALL OUT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6328 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:56 a.m. Zone 6 Officers were called to the 400 block of Stadium Street in Sheraden for a home invasion. On scene Officers met with a 55-year-old male victim who stated a male actor entered his house and robbed him at gunpoint. The victim and a female in her 30&rsquo;s escaped unharmed, but they were unsure if the male actor was still inside with a firearm. SWAT was called to the scene and cleared three houses in the area. The actor was not found to be in any of the residences. The scene was cleared at approximately 12:59 p.m.</p> <p>The actor was described as a black male wearing all black. Police are continuing to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:38:35 -0400 MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER RAMMING GATES TO FBI BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6327 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:48 a.m. a Motorcycle Officer was on patrol on E Carson Street in the South Side. The Officer noticed a dump truck traveling toward him, in his lane of traffic, at a high rate of speed. The truck narrowly missed the Officer and drove around several vehicles stopped at a red light near S 22<sup>nd</sup> Street. After the truck ran through the red light, the Officer activated his lights and attempted to stop the vehicle.</p> <p>The driver &ndash; later identified as Thomas Richard Ross, 48, of New Waterford, Ohio &ndash; went through approximately eight or nine red lights. He continued to ignore the Officer&rsquo;s orders and turned onto S 33<sup>rd</sup> Street. He stopped at the gates of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Building, located at 3311 E Carson Street. Other Officers arrived on scene and attempted to call Ross out of the vehicle. Ross was acting erratically, claiming to have a bomb. When Ross acted as if he was going to surrender, he floored on the gas and rammed the gates of the FBI.</p> <p>Officers quickly took Ross into custody. The entire incident lasted approximately 3 minutes. Ross was transported to UPMC Presbyterian with minor injuries. After he was cleared from the hospital later in the afternoon, he attempted to escape while being escorted to a cruiser by Officers. He is now at the Allegheny County Jail. No civilians or Officers were injured in this incident.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh EOD responded to the scene after Ross indicated there was a bomb. No indications of explosives were found in the truck.</p> <p>Locally, Ross faces numerous charges including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, fleeing and eluding, and various summary driving offenses.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Police are working in cooperation with the FBI on this investigation.</p> <p>A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:25:44 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6322 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Homewood.</p> <p>At approximately 11:05 p.m. on July 25, Zone 5 Units were dispatched to the 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left foot, and a 22-year-old female was grazed in the left arm. According to the investigation, the two individuals were on a porch when a silver car drove by and fired shots. Both individuals were transported to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition with minor injuries. There is no further description of the shooter.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:10:31 -0400 TWO FATALITIES IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6321 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:25 a.m. Firefighters responded to the 2400 block of Sorrell Street for a structure fire with entrapment. Upon immediate arrival on scene Firefighters upgraded the call to 2-alarms due to the size of the fire. The fire quickly escalated to 4-alarms.</p> <p>One victim, a 16-year-old male, walked out of the house. He was transported to Mercy for smoke inhalation. Two other victims, a 38-year-old female and 6-year-old male, jumped from a window on the second floor. Paramedics transported them to Mercy in critical but stable condition. Two additional victims, a 7-year-old and 12-year-old, did not make it out of the house and were pronounced deceased at the scene. &nbsp;</p> <p>Two Firefighters were also injured while on scene. One was treated for heat and the other sustained a shoulder injury. The Salvation Army was on scene to assist Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:58:40 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN MT. WASHINGTON INJURES THREE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6316 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Mt. Washington. At approximately 4:26 a.m. Zone 3 Units were dispatched to the 400 block of Norton Street for three people shot. According to the investigation, a group of individuals were on the corner of Norton and Sandwich Street arguing. A man approached the individuals and fired several shots. A 24-year-old male was shot in the hip and is in stable condition at Mercy. A 43-year-old male was shot in the stomach. He has been treated and released from Mercy. A 27-year-old female was grazed by a bullet and transported to Allegheny General Hospital. She is in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. A description of the male actor is unavailable. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:39:36 -0400 FATAL STABBING IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6315 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Monica Brown, 30, of Carrick, was arrested on Saturday, July 23 and charged with Criminal Homicide.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Brown.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a homicide in Carrick.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Zone 3 Units were called to Merritt Avenue at approximately 10:22 p.m. for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they found a 28-year-old male victim in the residence. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. Detectives are currently working to learn the circumstances surrounding the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###&nbsp;</b></span></p> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:27:42 -0400 POLICE SEEK FAMILY DOLLAR STORE ROBBER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6312 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: The US Marshall&rsquo;s Fugitive Task Force, along with police from Orange County, Florida, took James Battle, 46, of Pittsburgh into custody in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3. The arrest was made at a relative&rsquo;s home in Clermont, Florida. When Marshalls and Police arrived, Battle allegedly hid in the bathroom of the house for some time before he surrendered. Battle is being charged for the three robberies listed below. Battle is awaiting extradition from Orange County, Florida back to Pittsburgh to face the charges.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a series of Family Dollar Store robberies. All have occurred in the last week in various parts of the city: </span></p> <ul> <li class="p1">July 17 at 8:11 p.m., Family Dollar at 3300 Penn Avenue</li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">July 20 at 9:57 p.m., Family Dollar at 450 56th Street</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">July 22 at 1:19 p.m., Family Dollar at 2020 Spring Garden Avenue</span></li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is believed to be the same in each incident. He is described as a black male, believed to be between 35 and 40-years-old, 6&rsquo; tall with a very large build, wears a white hoodie and a black Pittsburgh Pirates cap with black pants. He has stubble on his chin, a thin black mustache and wears sunglasses. He ordered the clerk to open the drawer in each incident. He then reaches over and takes cash from the drawer. He has also ordered the clerk to the ground, reaches into the cigarette case and takes cigarettes. The actor has used a handgun in each incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">During the robbery today (July 22) on Spring Garden Avenue, a second actor entered the store, displayed a gun and assisted in the robbery. He is described as a light skin black male with a smaller build with a concealed face. Both actors were seen leaving the area in a small black vehicle, possibly a Chrysler 200.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information about the robberies is encouraged to contact police at (412) 323-7161.</span></p> <p class="p1">Photos below are from Spring Garden Avenue.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Screenshot2.png" style="width: 200px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Screenshot_(1).png" style="width: 200px; height: 161px;" /></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###&nbsp;</b></span></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:43:25 -0400 HOMEWOOD SWAT CALL OUT ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6310 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 8 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 7700 block of Bennett Street for an assault. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that the situation was a domestic and the male actor had assaulted a female. The female was transported to UPMC Shadyside by Paramedics with minor injuries.</p> <p>As Officers attempted to speak with the male, he refused to exit the residence. Officers received information that the actor also had access to weapons in the residence. SWAT was called to the scene to assist with the male&rsquo;s arrest. SWAT arrived on scene and the male climbed to the roof of the residence. Firefighters also arrived on scene to provide elevated assistance with a truck. After approximately an hour on the roof, police were able to use several ladders to get the male off of the roof and into custody peacefully. He was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">The male has been identified as Lavar Harris, 29, of Homewood. His charges include two counts of simple assault and one count of unlawful restraint. A mugshot is not available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:04:25 -0400 MALE ARRESTED AFTER OFFICERS ON PATROL ALERTED TO GUNSHOT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6303 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:20 a.m. Zone 5 Officers were on patrol in the area of Brushton Avenue and Kelly Street when they heard a single shot fired approximately a block away from their location. Officers then observed a dark colored pickup truck attempting to leave the area. As Officers approached the pickup truck, they observed a black male &ndash; later identified as Robert Rue Jr., 24, of Wilkinsburg &ndash; standing in the bed of the pickup truck with a gun in his hand. As soon as Rue noticed Officers approaching, he jumped out of the truck bed and began running toward Bennett Street. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit with the actor, who was still holding the gun in his hand.</p> <p>At 2:22 a.m. Rue was taken into custody with the assistance of a K-9. The firearm Rue was holding contained five live rounds and one spent round.</p> <p>The operator and passenger of the pickup truck &ndash; later identified as Hakeem Dent, 26, of Homewood and Naquon Luster, 19, of Homewood &ndash; were detained. As Officers secured the truck, they found a bag full of marijuana inside. Dent and Luster face charges for possession of marijuana and will be charged via summons.</p> <p>Rue was transported to West Penn for medical clearance before being transported to the Allegheny County Jail. Rue&rsquo;s charges include firearms not to be carried without a license, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, and discharging a firearm.</p> <p>Mugshots are not available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:13:04 -0400 HAZELWOOD SWAT CALL OUT ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6299 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 a.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to the 5000 block of Orinoco Street to serve a warrant. The warrant stemmed from a domestic call at the residence earlier in the morning. Officers received information that the 52-year-old male warrant suspect had access to firearms. Out of concern for the safety of the community and Officers, SWAT was activated to assist with serving the warrant. The male was peacefully taken into custody without incident at 9:27 a.m. He was taken to be medically evaluated.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:51:36 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN KNOXVILLE SHOOTING OF 6 YEAR OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6298 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 7/20/16 3:13 P.M.: This case is now classified as a homicide. The victim was pronounced deceased at 1:46 p.m. The charges will be amended as deemed appropriate in the near future.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in a shooting investigation that critically wounded a child in Knoxville.</p> <p>Last night at approximately 11:01 p.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the 300 block of Zara Street for a report of a fight. While en route, they were flagged down and told a 6-year-old female had been shot in the head. Paramedics transported the victim to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in critical condition where she remains.</p> <p>After collecting evidence at the scene and interviewing approximately 20 individuals, investigators determined that the victim was walking with an adult past a residence where shots were fired in the direction of a porch where multiple people were gathered.</p> <p>The shooter has been identified and arrested. He is 19-year-old Kamau Thomas, Jr. of Carrick. Charges include one count of criminal attempted homicide, 12 counts of reckless endangerment, one count of carrying a firearm without a license, and one count of aggravated assault.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>KAMAU THOMAS, JR.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Kamau_Thomas_Jr..jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" /></p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:52:19 -0400 RIVER RESCUE RECOVERS BODY NEAR RIVER FRONT PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6297 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 4:44 p.m. Police, Fire and EMS responded to the River Front Park at S 14th Street for the report of an adult male who had gone into the Monongahela River and did not surface. Individuals in the area at the time reported seeing the male walk into the water before losing sight of him. River Rescue responded and sent three divers in to search for the male. At approximately 6:23 p.m. divers recovered the body of the deceased male. Police are reviewing the circumstances of the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:50:10 -0400 CHIEF MCLAY ADDRESSES OFFICER SAFETY CONCERNS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6296 <p style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Following is a statement from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay regarding the safety of our officers:</p> <blockquote style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;" type="cite">&quot;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be exercising extreme caution to ensure the safety of our officers as the nation is reeling from yet another incident in which police have been targeted in a shooting. There will be fewer single-officer units patrolling the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh as officers will be more likely to respond in two-officer units. Calls for service will be closely monitored to ensure proper backup. Every precaution will be taken to keep our officers safe. We appreciate the community&#39;s concern and will not diminish our level of service.&quot;</blockquote> <blockquote style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;" type="cite"><strong>###</strong></blockquote> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:43:53 -0400 ARGUMENT IN SPRING HILL LEADS TO SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6294 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">At approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, July 17, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Buente Street in Spring Hill for a report that a male had been shot in the legs. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 35-year-old victim in an apartment with two wounds from one gunshot above the knee in both legs.</span></p> <p>According to the investigation, it is believed the victim got into an argument with a known male who shot him then fled the scene. The actor was only described as a tall, black male who is slender and has a medium complexion.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to AGH in serious condition. He was last reported to be in stable condition. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:50:12 -0400 NON-FATAL HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6293 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:53 a.m. Sunday, July 17, Zone 5 Officers dispatched to the 7700 block of Forest Way for a male who had been shot in the arm. At the time, Officers were approximately one block away near the intersection of Forest Way and N. Braddock Avenue due to a ShotSpotter notification that multiple shots had been fired in the area.</p> <p>According to the 50-year-old victim who is from Homewood, he was walking on Forest Way toward Brushton Avenue with a 51-year-old female when he heard several gunshots then realized that he had been. He went to a nearby home and called 911. There is no description of a shooter. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p>Paramedics transported him in serious condition to UPMC Presby.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:47:09 -0400 GARFIELD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6286 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N. Pacific Avenue and Dearborn Street at approximately&nbsp;7 p.m.&nbsp;for a report that a male had been shot. According to the investigation, it is believed the male was driving on N. Pacific when multiple shots were fired striking him multiple times. He turned right on Dearborn and drove for a few feet before stopping the vehicle and running inside of a nearby church. He was transported by private means to West Penn Hospital where he was stabilized then transported to AGH. The 29-year-old victim is believed to be from Castle Shannon. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing he investigation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:38:50 -0400 MAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY IN SHERADEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6270 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The actor has been arrested following an armed robbery in Sheraden.</p> <p>At approximately 8:51 a.m., Zone 6 Officers were dispatched to the Sheraden Mini-Mart, 649 Hillsboro St., for a report of an armed robbery.</p> <p>The actor, later identified as Maurice Davis, 31, entered the store with a gun displayed and demanded cash from the register. He made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Responding Officers received information that a male matching the description of the actor was seen walking along Hillsboro in the direction of Bergman Street and that he had discarded a weapon. He was detained by Officers on Hammond Street, positively identified, arrested and transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>The gun was located and determined to be a toy.</p> <p><b>MAURICE DAVIS</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Maurice_Davis.png" style="width: 200px; height: 269px; float: left;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:06:49 -0400 MALE SHOT IN NORTH POINT BREEZE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6269 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. in a second floor apartment of a residence in the 6800 block of Thomas Boulevard in North Point Breeze. The 53-year-old victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition with at least one gunshot wound to the head. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that a lone male shooter is responsible.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:38:53 -0400 UPDATE: BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6268 <p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>Cleo McLee, 32, of McKees Rocks was apprehended yesterday and is charged with robbing the First Niagara Bank on Wabash Street on July 8 (listed below), along with the First Niagara Bank at 300 6<sup>th</sup> Avenue on August 15 and the Dollar Bank at 537 Smithfield Street on August 16. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CLEO MCLEE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/McLee.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery at First Niagara Bank on Wabash Street in the West End at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 8. According to the investigation, a male entered the bank and approached a teller with a note demanding money. He was wearing a black shirt with possibly a white dog on the front. A baseball hat covered his face to the bridge of his nose. He could be either a black male with a light complexion or a white male with a dark complexion. No weapon was seen. He made off with an undetermined amount of cash.</p> <p>Below are three images showing the suspect.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[279_West_End-Teller_4]20160708-131742.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 214px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[279_West_End-Teller_Line_Managers_Office]20160708-131735.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 214px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[279_West_End-Teller_4]20160708-131817.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 214px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:50:11 -0400 UPDATE: MARSHALL-SHADELAND SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6267 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a double shooting in Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>At approximately 12:48 p.m. Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the 2300 block of Atmore Street. Upon arrival, they found a male in his 20&rsquo;s with at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition <span style="color:#ff0000;">and was pronounced deceased at 8:11 p.m. </span>A second male in his 20&rsquo;s was transported to Allegheny General Hospital by private means. He remains in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the two males were in a gray sedan when multiple shooters approached from Marshall Avenue. Multiple shots were fired and the shooters are believed to have fled up Atmore Street toward Halsey Place. The gray sedan and a gold sedan sustained damage from the gunfire. Detectives are currently working to determine further circumstances of the shooting. Anyone who may have witnessed this crime is encouraged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:26:08 -0400 STATEMENT CONCERNING THIS AFTERNOON'S PEOPLE'S CONVENTION MARCH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6264 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is committed to keeping people safe during this afternoon&rsquo;s planned People&rsquo;s Convention March that begins at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. There will be a visible presence of uniformed officers along with a not so visible presence of plain clothes officers. Organizers state the intent of the march is &ldquo;to protest growing inequality and a toxic atmosphere of hate.&rdquo; The march is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Officers will exercise extreme caution to ensure the safety of both our officers and the public. The Public Safety Department has been and will continue to be in communication with the FBI. The Police Bureau will work closely with law enforcement agencies on the federal, state, and local levels.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:59:21 -0400 SERIAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6262 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Detectives have recently made an arrest in relation to a number of business burglaries that occurred over the past several months in Highland Park and East Liberty.</p> <p>Vinney Ray Stevenson, 28, of Pittsburgh, has been arrested and is now in the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include 10 counts of Burglary and 1 count of Attempted Burglary for break-ins at Park Place Pub, Tazza D&rsquo;Oro coffee shop, Augie&rsquo;s Tailoring, Iezzi Auto Body, Family Vision Care, Sugary Body &amp; Brow Wax, and The Robin&rsquo;s Nest.</p> <p>The Detectives at Zone 5 would like to thank the community for providing information, tips, photos and video that helped solve these cases.</p> <p><strong>VINNEY RAY STEVENSON</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/vinney_ray_stevenson_(3).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:34:54 -0400 POST CHESNEY CITY SAYS MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT WENT WELL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6257 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE </strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Though they see room for improvement, City Officials held a Sunday morning press conference to outline the workings of Public Works and Public Safety during the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field.</p> <p>&quot;There was superb inter-agency cooperation,&quot; said Operations Chief Guy Costa. &quot;Everyone worked well together.&quot; Costa applauded the parking lot operators for their hard work in cleaning up after the crowds left. He also praised the City&#39;s Public Works employees who cleaned up outside of the privately owned lots. Those crews worked until sunrise to get everything back in order.&nbsp;</p> <p>Echoing Costa&#39;s sentiment about the intra-agency cooperation, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich expressed appreciation of the the Allegheny County Sheriff&#39;s Department and the several EMS services from throughout Allegheny County who helped. In all, paramedics saw 99 patients and transported 37 to local hospitals mostly for reasons resulting from intoxication, according to Hissrich.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Police made seven arrests, and issued four citations. &quot;I&#39;m very pleased of the work of the police officers both from Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Sheriffs and the state that assisted us with liquor control enforcement,&quot;&#39;said Police Chief Cameron McLay. &quot;I&#39;m very pleased with how the officers were able to maintain public order despite an incredible amount of alcohol being consumed by people.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:17:12 -0400 UPDATE: DOWNTOWN SHOOTING SENDS FOUR TO HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6249 <p><strong>UPDATE (9/19/16):&nbsp;</strong>Police have identified and arrested Kishawn Jackson, 16, of Garfield, in connection with Downtown shooting on July 4. Jackson turned himself in at approximately 3 p.m. today at Police Headquarters. Jackson will be charged as an adult. His charges include two counts of criminal attempt homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, causing a catastrophe, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, four counts of recklessly endangering another person, and discharging a firearm within the city. A current mugshot is not yet available.&nbsp;</p> <p>--</p> <p><strong>UPDATE (9/1/16): </strong>Detectives with the Group Violence Intervention Unit are seeking the identity of a person of interest in relation to the July 4 shooting Downtown. The person below was seen at the bus stop at Penn &amp; N. Aiken in Garfield before the shooting, and then Penn &amp; 9<sup>th</sup> Street after the shooting. Individuals with information regarding this person&rsquo;s identity or any other tips related to this incident are asked to call 412-323-7151.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/POI_July_4.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/POI_July_4_2.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 137px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/POI_July_4_3.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 137px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/POI_July_4_4.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 135px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are looking for two young black males in connection with a Downtown shooting shortly after 10:30 p.m. Four people have been shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the two individuals were arguing on 7<sup>th</sup> Street near the intersection of Liberty Avenue. The shooter is believed to have been wearing all black. The second male is believed to have been wearing a white dress shirt with a white shirt underneath.</p> <p>An adult female was shot in the head and is listed in critical but stable condition. An adult male was shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition. A juvenile male was shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition. Paramedics transported the three to UPMC Mercy. A juvenile female was shot in the leg and was transported to Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:27:25 -0400 INVESTIGATION INTO HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6248 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating after a male was driven to UPMC Mercy with what was initially reported to be a gunshot wound. &nbsp;The medical staff determined that the male suffered a graze wound. According to the investigation, shots were fired near the intersection of Reed and Elmore streets in the Hill District shortly after 7 p.m. The 25-year-old victim is currently in stable condition. There is no description of the shooter. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:14:46 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED CARJACKING IN SOUTHSIDE SLOPES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6247 <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:51 p.m. July 3, Zone 3 Officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking in the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">2100 block of Eccles Street in the South Side Slopes. According to the investigation, the actor approached the two victims, pointed a gun at them, and ordered them to the ground</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">. One victim was outside of the car and the other was inside of the car. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The actor got into the vehicle and continued pointing the gun at the victims as he drove westbound on Vermont Way. In addition to the car, he got away with</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;a 9mm handgun, a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash, and a cell phone. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The actor is described as a&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">a black male, possibly between 18 and 25 years old,&nbsp;approximately 5&#39;10&quot; and 150 pounds. He was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and had a gray shirt over his head to conceal his face. The investigation continues.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>###</strong></span></span></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 09:22:23 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN FINEVIEW UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6246 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive in Fineview. At approximately 1:20 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the area for a report of two shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a 28-year-old male who had been shot twice. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 02:55:32 -0400 CORRECTION: MALE DRIVES SELF TO HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6245 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:<span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">10 a.m., a 54 year old male drove himself to AGH with a gunshot wound to the chest. The car struck several walls as it entered the Emergency Room parking area. Belived to be a resident of Sheraden, </span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">the victim was in critical condition upon arrival. Doctors pronounced him deceased at </span></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">7:26 a.m. </span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The location where the shooting took place is not known. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Violent Crime Unit by calling 412-323-7800.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">###</span></span></p> Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:57:00 -0400 SWAT CALLED TO POSSIBLE HOSTAGE SITUATION IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6240 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:20 a.m. , Zone 4 Officers &nbsp;were dispatched to a residence near the intersection of Hazelwood Avenue and Monongahela Street for a report of a possible domestic dispute and shots fired. Officers found evidence of a struggle and shots fired in the residence, which is in the 4700 block of Monongahela Street.</p> <p>The investigation further determined that a male actor, later identified as 41-year-old Chonel Dixon, knocked on the door at approximately 4:10 a.m. and pushed his way in when the male victim answered. Dixon had a black pistol and demanded to see a female who was with the victim. A dispute followed and two shots were fired inside of the residence. &nbsp;A three-year-old and five-year-old were in the residence at the time.</p> <p>The female, along with the two children, drove to another residence in the 5100 block of Blair Street. Due to the circumstances, SWAT was called to the scene. SWAT eventual made verbal contact with Dixon and he surrendered without incident. He faces charges of aggravated assault and burglary.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:50:50 -0400 STOLEN CAR CRASHES IN HIGHLAND PARK, DRIVER NOT FOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6228 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; While driving near the intersection of N. Negley and Penn Avenues at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Zone 5 Officer observed a white Nissan Altima that had been reported stolen out of Dormont. At the intersection of Stanton and N. Highland avenues, the Officer activated lights and sirens in attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the Altima sped up Highland in the direction of the Park. Officers entered the park and found the car crashed near the top of Reservoir Drive. No one was inside. Due to the proximity, the zoo was searched with the assistance of a K-9. No one was found.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:45:45 -0400 GRAFFITI UNIT TO ARREST FORMER PITTSBURGH STEELER BARON BATCH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6227 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrested warrant has been issued today for 28-year-old Baron Batch for 30 counts of criminal mischief involving graffiti found along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, on the Hot Metal Bridge and on the Mon Wharf parking lot. Total damages are estimated at $16,200. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Unit will serve the warrant within the next few days and official arrest Batch. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:19:33 -0400 MALE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6225 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Walter Street for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was determined that the 34-year-old male had been shot multiple times. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in critical condition. There is no description of an actor. The Violent Crime Intervention Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Pittsburgh Police at 412- 323-7800.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:07:11 -0400 UPDATE: TWO SHOT ON MT. WASHINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6224 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A 17-year-old juvenile male was arrested as a result of an investigation of a shooting in Mt. Washington. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Boggs Avenue and Greenbush Street in Mt. Washington for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, a 19-year-old male was found to have been shot in the lower back. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition. A second shooting victim, a 15-year-old male, was discovered nearby on Greenbush with wounds to his knee and back. Paramedics also transported him to UPMC Mercy. The gun was also recovered.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:48:15 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN CARRICK UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6223 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:08 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to KFC in the 1100 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick for an armed robbery. According to the investigation, three black males, two with guns, entered the store and told the people inside to lay down on the floor. They demanded cash and made off with an undetermined amount. They exited the door and ran in different directions. No further detail is currently available.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:46:44 -0400 SWAT CALLED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6222 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:16 p.m., Zone 3 Officers issued a call for SWAT to be deployed to the 300 block of Clover Street in Arlington Heights. Two males were having a dispute over a female. The male who lived at the residence, later identified as 25-year-old Azad Smith, fired a gun at the other male who fled the scene in a vehicle. Assisted by a K-9, SWAT cleared the residence, but located Smith in a detached garage. Smith&rsquo;s charges include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime, persons not to possess a firearm, and discharging a firearm within city limits. No one was injured during the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:45:47 -0400 NON-FATAL FINEVIEW SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6221 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:08 a.m., Paramedics and Zone 1 police responded to a report that a male had been shot in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive in Fineview. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an 18-year-old male had been shot in the buttocks. He was transported to AGH where he has been treated and released.</p> <p>According to the investigation it is believed that there were at least three black males shooting at each other. A search of the area did not discover the shooters. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:48:00 -0400 2 INJURED IN WEST PARK SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6207 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a shooting at West Park on the North Side. At approximately 7:30 p.m., 911 callers reported multiple shots fired stemming from an argument at the basketball court near the intersection of Arch Street and W. North Avenue. A 16-year-old male was shot multiple times. Paramedics transported him to AGH in critical condition. A 16-year-old female&rsquo;s knee was grazed by a bullet. She is believed to have been caught in crossfire. Paramedics transported her to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where she was treated and released. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:06:22 -0400 2 ARRIVE AT HOSPITAL AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6198 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 7 p.m. a male and a female walked into AGH. The male had been shot in both hands and the female was injured by possible debris and/or shrapnel. According to the investigation, the two are believed to have been driving along Chautauqua Street in Perry South when someone fired multiple rounds at them. The 26-year-old male is from the North Side and the 23-year-old female is from Jefferson Hills. They are both in stable condition. There is no description of the shooter. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:45:52 -0400 UPTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6196 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Stevenson Street in Uptown at approximately 3:55 a.m. An 18-year-old male from Wilkinsburg was shot in the head. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he was last reported to be in stable condition. There is no description of the shooter.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:55:08 -0400 WARRANT SUSPECT ELUDES CAPTURE AFTER VEHICLE AND FOOT PURSUIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6195 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:50 p.m., a Zone 5 Officer on patrol along Friendship Avenue saw who he believed was a warrant suspect driving a black Pontiac Bonneville near Harriet Street. He attempted to stop the car but the vehicle sped off. The Officers pursued the vehicle along various streets in East Liberty and into Shadyside before the actor fled from the car near the intersection of Canterbury Lane and Morewood Avenue. Officers pursued the male on foot but lost him. A perimeter was established and a search was conducted; however, the actor was not caught. A Zone 5 Officer suffered a leg injury while in pursuit of the suspect.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 23:28:01 -0400 HOME INVASION LEADS TO NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6187 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:27 a.m. Zone 1 Units responded to Mitchell Street for a burglary with shots fired. The victim reported that four masked individuals kicked in the front door of his residence. The victim was on the second floor of the residence when he observed the actors coming up the steps toward him. The victim went into a room on the second floor, shut the door, and braced himself against the door. One of the actors told the victim to open the door or else he would shoot him. Two shots were fired and the actors fled the scene. One of the shots went through the door and struck the victim in his arm. The victim refused medical treatment.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:14:35 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN GARFIELD IS AVAILABLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6179 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 9:35 p.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of N. Aiken Avenue in Garfield for a report that a female had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that the adult female had been taken to West Penn Hospital. She is reported to be in stable condition. It is believed that the shooting occurred behind the residences. No further details are available. The Group Violence Initiative is investigating.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:01:54 -0400 WRAP UP: GAME 6 STANLEY CUP FINALS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6174 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Although yesterday&rsquo;s Stanley Cup Game 6 was an away game, Pittsburgh fans enthusiastically cheered the Penguins to victory. After the team reigned in its fourth Stanley Cup, fans throughout the City of Pittsburgh celebrated responsibly.</p> <p>There are no major incidents to report. Firefighters extinguished four fires&nbsp;&ndash; two couches in Mt. Washington, loose newspaper on the South Side, and a mattress in Lincoln-Lemington were set on fire but quickly contained. Police arrested a 20-year-old male in the 1200 block of E. Carson Street for taunting a Pennsylvania State Police horse and disorderly conduct. Crowds in the South Side remained orderly throughout the evening and early morning hours. EMS transported a male who sustained a facial injury due to an assault in the 1400 block of E. Carson Street. The City&rsquo;s Public Works Department provided superior service in quickly cleaning up after the crowds dispersed.</p> <p>The Public Safety Department would like to extend a sincere thanks to the local law enforcement partners and Pennsylvania State Police for their continued support in ensuring the safety of those celebrating another victory for the City of Pittsburgh. Plans for a parade are not yet available. Congratulations to the Penguins and welcome home Lord Stanley!</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:58:36 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN CARRICK UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6173 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:15 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Burger King, 2900 Brownsville Road, for a report of a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two black males entered the store. One was approximately 5&rsquo;9&rdquo; and was wearing black pants, blue rubber gloves, and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his face. He was carrying a black pistol. The second was also wearing black pants, blue rubber gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his face. &nbsp;They took an undisclosed amount of money from the safe and multiple registers. They fled out the rear door. None of the four employees were injured.</p> <p>A Baldwin K-9 Officer attempted to track the actors with negative results. The Violent Crime Unit will continue the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:41:42 -0400 DOWNTOWN AUTO ACCIDENT INJURES 7 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6171 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:30 p.m., EMS, Fire and Police responded to the scene of an accident at the intersection of 9<sup>th</sup> Street and Liberty Avenue. Many Public Safety personnel were at the scene due to a nearby concert in the street on Liberty.</p> <p>Paramedics transported seven civilians to local hospitals. Three, which included the female driver of the vehicle that initiated the incident, were taken to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. Two were taken to UPMC Presbyterian with lacerations from glass and debris. Two were taken to AGH and remain in critical condition.</p> <p>None of the injuries were life-threatening. According to the initial information available from the investigation, the female driver was in a Saturn sedan driving on 9<sup>th</sup> Street when she made a right onto Liberty and lost control of the vehicle. The car struck a Ford Explorer that was occupied by two adults and several pedestrians. A Port Authority bus shelter was wrecked. A Kia Forte occupied by one person was also struck. Another civilian was transported to a local hospital for a medical condition that was not related to the incident.</p> <p>The incident was not related to the nearby concert and did not adversely affect the start time. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:20:02 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN TROY HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6170 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 5:43 p.m. Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Goettman Street for a structure fire. Upon arrival, they found fire in the residence that was quickly spreading to the structure located directly behind it. A third alarm was called for manpower. The fire was called under control at 7:03 p.m. The initial structure where the fire originated was heavily damaged. The Salvation Army was also on scene to assist Firefighters and civilians. At this time, at least four people are displaced by the fire. No civilians were injured, but one firefighter was treated on scene by Paramedics for dehydration. The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:12:12 -0400 STREET CLOSURES ANNOUNCED FOR PITTSBURGH PRIDE WEEKEND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6168 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 4 AM, Liberty Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 9th Street and Grant Street and Smithfield Street from Liberty to 7th Avenue for Pride in the Street with Kesha.&nbsp; The hours for this event will be 6 PM-12:30 AM.&nbsp; The listed streets will close Saturday morning and remain closed through the events on June 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM.</p> <p>On Sunday, June 12, 2016, limited street closures will occur for the &quot;Equality March&quot; that will take place from noon - 1 p.m.&nbsp; The march will include the following:</p> <p>The staging area will be on the Blvd. of the Allies between Grant and Wood Street. The route will begin at the Blvd. of the Allies, turn left onto Grant Street utilizing the outbound lanes, left onto Fifth Avenue, left onto Liberty Avenue and will end at Liberty and Stanwix.</p> <p>NO PARKING signs will be posted on Saturday, June 11 indicating parking restrictions after 7 a.m., which will be in effect on Sunday, June 12 for the march at the following locations: Blvd. of the Allies (both sides) from Grant Street to Market Street. Fifth Avenue between Grant Street and Liberty Avenue and Liberty Avenue between Fifth and Seventh. Barricades will be erected in cross street areas as applicable and Officers will be posted at major intersections for the safety of the marchers, as well as citizens.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:15:20 -0400 WRAP UP: GAME 5 STANLEY CUP FINALS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6167 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As anticipated, yesterday&rsquo;s Stanley Cup Game 5 was met by enthusiastic fans. To handle the overflowing crowd at the watch party outside of the CONSOL Energy Center, the Penguins and the City of Pittsburgh arranged a second big screen location in Market Square.</p> <p>There were no major incidents to report. There were no fires. Paramedics transported five patients to local hospitals, each with non-life threatening issues. A 21-year-old female was arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest as the result of a fight in the 1000 block of 5th Avenue. Detectives are investigating three reports of theft by deception related to ticket sales. The City&rsquo;s Public Works Department also provided outstanding service in cleaning up after the crowds disperse.</p> <p>The Public Safety Department would like to thank the many local law enforcement agencies and Pennsylvania State Police for their continued support in ensuring the safety of people and property during major events.</p> <p>The Public Safety Department is continuing to communicate with the Penguins regarding plans for Sunday&rsquo;s away game.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:14:50 -0400 MALE SELF-REPORTS TO WEST PENN WITH NON-FATAL GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6162 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Larimer.</p> <p>At approximately 1:57 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 500 block of Lowell Street for a ShotSpotter alert of multiple shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers found personal items scattered in the street and a vehicle with damage from gunfire. Officers were later advised that a 23-year-old male victim walked into West Penn Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh. Investigators believe the victim was shot by two unknown male actors who fled the scene.</p> <p>The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:14:32 -0400 UMBRELLA TOTING MAN ROBS SQUIRREL HILL BANK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6158 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery in Squirrel Hill.</p> <p>At approximately 11:42 a.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the First Commonwealth Bank in the 5800 block of Forbes Avenue. According to the investigation, a male actor walked into the bank with an open navy blue umbrella. As the actor approached the tellers, he provided a plastic bag and demanded money. A weapon was not seen but the actor gestured as though he had one in his pocket. The actor fled the scene on foot on Forbes Avenue with an undetermined amount of cash.</p> <p>The actor wore multiple layers of dark clothing, including sunglasses with a mask overtop. He is believed to be a middle aged white male. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sq_Hill_Actor_2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sq_Hill_Actor_6.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sq_Hill_Actor_4.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:23:05 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN PERRY SOUTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6152 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old man in the Perry South neighborhood.</p> <p>At approximately 11:53 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics responded to a report of shots fired and a loud crash. Upon arrival in the 300 block of Kennedy Avenue, the victim was found lying in the street suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Investigators believe the victim was in a moving vehicle when the shooting occurred. The victim&rsquo;s vehicle struck four parked vehicles before coming to a stop.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:17 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Detectives are actively investigating. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 412-323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:41:48 -0400 PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES REORGANIZATION OF OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6147 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As the result of internal reviews after the April 13 Donald Trump rally in Downtown, the Public Safety Department is announcing its Office of Emergency Management will be refocused to conduct comprehensive planning for all large-scale public events and disasters to include collaborative preparation efforts among the Bureaus of Fire, Police, and EMS.</p> <p>This collaborative approach follows the <a href="http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system">National Incident Management System</a> in conjunction with the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/32230">National Response Framework</a>. This reorganization is in keeping with <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/publication/homeland-security-presidential-directive-5">Homeland Security Presidential Policy Directive 5 </a>and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.dhs.gov/presidential-policy-directive-8-national-preparedness">Homeland Security Presidential Policy Directive 8.</a></p> <p>Each bureau undertook after action reviews and met to discuss how to improve public safety services. Prior to the April 13 event, the Bureau of Police had previously initiated comprehensive training on crowd management, which is now complete and will be included in our unified approach to public events and disasters.</p> <p>&ldquo;Communications and coordination among Public Safety bureaus is a major priority as we work to develop a culture of planning and support that is based on best practices in our mission of protecting life, property, and the rights and safety of those who live, work, and visit the City of Pittsburgh,&rdquo; says Director Wendell Hissrich.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:24:51 -0400 NO INJURIES IN 4-ALARM FIRE IN GARFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6143 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A 4-alarm residential structure fire in Garfield ended with no reported injuries. At approximately 2:12 p.m., a 9-1-1 caller reported the fire at a home in the 5400 block of Kincaid Street. Fire was dispatched at 2:13 p.m. By 2:18 p.m., the first truck and engine had arrived on scene. &nbsp;The adult female resident of the home was able to get out safely and notify authorities. The fire spread to a neighboring house that was occupied by two adults who were also able to evacuate their residence safely. The other neighboring house was damaged by heat but was not on fire. The fire was called under control at 3:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:36:17 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN FAIRYWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6138 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 12:36 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to a fight in the 3400 block of W. Prospect Avenue. While responding to the location, Officers were notified that shots were fired. Upon arrival Officers found a 20-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her forearm. According to the report, the female was engaged in a physical altercation with another female when shots were fired by an unknown actor. An 18-year-old female was also injured after having bleach and pepper spray thrown in her face during the altercation.</p> <p>Both females were taken to Allegheny General Hospital and are in stable condition. Police are continuing to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:54:06 -0400 ALLENTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6135 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 3:44 a.m. Zone 3 Officers patrolling in the Allentown area responded to the 200 block of Helen Way after hearing gunshots. Upon arrival, Officers located a vehicle with damage from gunfire, shell casings and blood on the ground. Individuals in the area reported hearing several gunshots and witnessed people fleeing the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 3:59 a.m. Officers were notified that two gunshot victims arrived at Mercy Hospital by private means. The first victim, a 28-year-old male, was shot several times in the legs and is in stable condition. The second victim, a 24-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks and is in critical condition. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:23:18 -0400 THREE-ALARM FIRE IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6134 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched to the Cathedral Mansions in the 4700 block of Ellsworth Avenue for a fire. The high-rise plan was activated and three alarms were called. Upon arrival Firefighters found fire and smoke showing from an apartment on the ninth floor of the building. All occupants were evacuated from the building. The fire was contained to one apartment unit, and the incident was under control within 30 minutes. Other units in the building sustained minor smoke damage; however, at this time it is undetermined how many people may be displaced. One male resident was treated at the scene by Paramedics for light smoke inhalation.</p> <p>The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:30:41 -0400 FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 65 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6133 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:25 a.m. Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on Route 65 near Millerton Street.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male driving a Volkswagen sedan was traveling outbound on Route 65 and crossed the center line. The Volkswagen struck a Cadillac sedan traveling inbound. The Cadillac caught then caught on fire with the male driver and female passenger still inside. Two Good Samaritans extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher and pulled the occupants out of the Cadillac. The male drivers of both the Volkswagen and Cadillac were pronounced deceased at the scene by Paramedics. The female passenger was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition. She has since been upgraded to stable.</p> <p>The Accident Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:23:20 -0400 ARREST MADE IN DEATH OF MALE IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6132 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police have arrested 24-year-old Jawwaad Ali and charged him with homicide in the investigation into the death of man in the 200 block of Allen Street in Allentown earlier today. Ali is believed to have been staying at the residence with the victim.</p> <p>Fire, paramedics, and police were dispatched at approximately 11:30 a.m. for a report that a man was on fire. Upon arrival, personnel located the deceased body of the victim on the second floor of the residence.</p> <p>The investigation remains open as detectives await findings from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p>A mugshot of Ali is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:35:13 -0400 FIRE BUREAU AWARDED $1.7 M FEDERAL GRANT FOR TRAINING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6131 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is pleased to announce that it has secured a $1,737,800 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The grant will go toward driver training and ground safety training.</p> <p>Fire Chief Darryl Jones said this training is necessary to help continue the high quality of service provided by the the Bureau and to ensure that the Bureau maintains the Class One Certification for public fire protection services through the ISO, which was announced Dec. 18, 2015. Class One is the highest rating for public protection fire services. Most insurers use the program to help determine premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial property insurance. The rating will translate to lower rates for consumers.</p> <p>As a condition of the award, the Bureau is required to contribute a cost match of 10 percent of the Federal contribution or $173,780.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:21:14 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING ON ROUTE 65 UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6125 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an early morning fatal shooting.</p> <p>The 4:48 a.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to Route 65 outbound near the McKees Rocks Bridge for the report of two males shot. Upon arrival, they found two males shot in a sedan. Officers performed CPR, but Paramedics pronounced both males deceased at the scene.&nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are actively investigating this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161. Further details will be provided when available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:13:50 -0400 NORTHSIDE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6122 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Northside.</p> <p>At approximately 9:57 a.m. Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Federal and Hemlock Street for a male shot. The male victim, believed to be in his 30s, was shot multiple times. He was transported to Allegheny General Hospital by Paramedics in critical condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at least two unknown persons in a dark colored Chevy Trailblazer approached the victim, who was standing near a vehicle on the corner of the intersection. Multiple shots were fired from the passenger side of the vehicle.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">A Detective from the Violent Crime Unit and a nurse from the Allegheny Health Network building across the street were on scene within one minute of the incident. The Detective administered medical attention to the victim and used a belt from a passerby to stop the bleeding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Individuals with information regarding this shooting are encouraged to contact the Group Violence Intervention Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:45:16 -0400 ARREST MADE IN SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6120 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in a recent suspicious death investigation. On May 27, 2016, Firefighters and Zone 6 Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Harker Street in Elliott at approximately 12:35 p.m. for a report of a deceased male.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit determined that the landlord had been attempting to contact the 35-year-old victim to collect rent. A neighbor entered the residence through a window and found what appeared to be a decomposing body of a male in the front bedroom on the second floor. Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the official death call at 1:55 p.m. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner discovered the victim had been shot. Detectives determined that the victim&rsquo;s roommate, 28-year-old Robert Hunter, is the responsible person. Hunter has been arrested in the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:54:59 -0400 ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6113 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person/Sex Assault and Family Crisis Unit is investigating a report of an attempted child luring in Homewood.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 4<sup>th</sup> grade student was walking to school along the 7000 block of Bennett Street at approximately 8:50 a.m. &nbsp;when he was approached by a male in a white, older-style conversion van. The driver asked the student where he was going, if he wanted a ride to school, and where he lives. The student ran to the safety of his home.</p> <p>The driver is described as a white male in his &rsquo;50s with a blonde beard and blonde hair. He had a stocky build. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering.</p> <p>Anyone with information that could be helpful in this investigation is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 31 May 2016 16:25:06 -0400 NON-FATAL FINEVIEW SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6106 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:49 p.m. on May 30, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to Sandusky Court for reports of shots fired. Responding Officers were informed that a female had been shot and was transported to Allegheny General Hospital by private means.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 29-year-old victim was attending a cookout in the 1600 block when she heard gunfire. The victim was struck in the hand and quickly taken to the hospital by a friend. Two unoccupied vehicles also sustained damage from the gunfire. Multiple shell casings were recovered in the area of the shooting. Two black male actors were seen fleeing the scene. No further description is available. &nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:39:13 -0400 BURGLAR ARRESTED WITH ASSISTANCE FROM NEIGHBORS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6103 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:57 a.m., Zone 1 was dispatched to the 1600 block of Orchlee Street in Brighton Heights for report of a burglary in progress. According to the investigation, a 62-year-old female was home alone when a male actor entered her home. She was able to escape from the residence and notify neighbors who waited for the actor to exit the house and attempted to subdue him. At the time Officers arrived, the actor had escaped from the neighbors and had continued to flee. Officers caught the actor, identified as Joseph Ray Schrecengost, 46. He was arrested and charged with burglary. A mug shot is not currently available. Officers recovered the victim&#39;s purse and money in a dumpster on Mexico Street.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:07:33 -0400 3 SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON-BELMAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6101 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:10 p.m., ShotSpotter detected numerous shots fired in the 6400 block of Apple Avenue in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar. ShotSpotter also detected that there were multiple shooters. Inside of a residence at the location, police discovered three victims - two males and one female - who had been shot multiple times. All three victims are adults. They were conscious, alert and talking when Paramedics transported them to UPMC Presby in stable condition. At this stage of the investigation, there is no information regarding the shooters.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:29:18 -0400 VIOLENT ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT BY POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6100 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is looking for a violent robbery suspect who is believed to be armed. Laron Bonner is wanted in connection with a May 18, 2016 armed street robbery that occurred in the 700 block of Lillian Street in Betzhoover. Bonner has also threatened law enforcement offices on social media. Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts, should call 911.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LARON BONNER&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Laron_Bonner.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 19:10:42 -0400 UPDATE: NORTH SIDE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6099 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 7/26/16 @ 4:33 p.m.: Earlier this afternoon, Zone 1 Detectives spotted a warrant suspect &ndash; later identified as Tyrique Craighead, 23, of the North Side &ndash; driving on North Avenue in Manchester. Craighead was wanted for the shooting mentioned below. When Officers initiated the traffic stop, Craighead fled at a high rate of speed toward Route 65, where he became stuck in traffic. He fled on foot and Officers gave chase. Officers took him into custody at Mexico and Davis Street in Brighton Heights after deploying a Taser. He will be evaluated at Allegheny General Hospital before being transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">In addition to the original charges from the shooting, which include criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, Craighead now faces the added charges of escape and fleeing and eluding.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:30 p.m. <span style="color:#ff0000;">on May 27</span>, Zone 1 was dispatched to the 100 block of Lecky Street&nbsp;for a report that a male had been shot. According to the early stages of the investigation the 21-year-old victim from Homewood was driving in the area when he was shot by an actor believed to be in another vehicle. The bullet struck the victim in the abdomen. He was transported to AGH where he was reported to be in critical but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:34:13 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE BRIGHTON HEIGHTS HOME INVASION, NON-FATAL SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6094 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;At 4:10 a.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1800 block of Marmaduke Street for shots fired. Upon arrival Officers were met by the 38-year-old male victim who had a visible gunshot wound to his torso. According to the investigation, the victim was asleep in the living room when two unknown black males wearing black masks kicked open the front door. The first actor pointed a firearm at the victim. As the victim grabbed for the gun, it went off striking the victim in the abdomen. The victim fled to another room in the residence. Both actors fled the scene. Nothing was taken from the home during the incident.</p> <p>Paramedics arrived on scene but the victim refused treatment and refused to be transported to the hospital. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 08:29:47 -0400 NON-FATAL KNOXVILLE STABBING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6092 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:53 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the 100 block of Knox Avenue for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they found the 28-year-old male victim in a stairwell with a stab wound to his abdomen and a small cut on his hand.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim was walking near the intersection of Knox and Rochelle when two unknown men approached him from behind. One of the men asked for a cigarette and quickly rushed toward the victim. As theyapproached the victim, he was stabbed by one of the men. No description of the actors is available.</p> <p>Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to Mercy Hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 08:26:33 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE NON-FATAL SHOOTING NEAR STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6087 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Zone 2.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paramedics and Police were dispatched to Liberty Avenue and 16th Street at approximately 1:32 a.m. for a male shot. Upon arrival they found the 25-year-old victim from Perry North with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported him to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the victim cut another vehicle off while driving east on Liberty Avenue. The actor car threw something at the victim&rsquo;s vehicle. When the victim got out of his vehicle to inspect the damage, two actors exited their vehicle and fired shots at the victim. The actor vehicle was last seeing fleeing toward Downtown. No description of the actors is available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 07:02:50 -0400 BUSINESS ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6086 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:43 p.m. on May 24, Police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven at 2269 Noblestown Road for a report of a business robbery. According to the investigation, the suspect is a white male with grey hair. He was wearing jeans, a black shirt, and a black and yellow wrestling mask. He left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was seen and there were no reported injuries. The Violent Crime Unit will continue the investigation.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 02:10:45 -0400 HOME INVASION, FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6085 <p>&nbsp;<strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:09 p.m. May 24, Paramedics and Police were dispatched to a home in the 1300 block of Steuben Street for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, the 40-year-old male victim was located in the residence and Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. According to the initial stages of the investigation, it is believed that two males broke into a rear entrance to the home and fatally shot a family dog prior to shooting the victim. A description of the shooters is not available. The victim&#39;s wife and teenage son were home at the time but were not harmed. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 01:03:05 -0400 OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM CHIEF MCLAY REGARDING POLICE STAFFING FOR UPCOMING CONCERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6081 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The following is a statement from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay regarding recent comments in the media regarding police staffing of an upcoming concert at Heinz Field.</p> <p><em>&quot;Pittsburgh Police have secured sufficient volunteers using the systems already in place for scheduling secondary employment for off-duty officers to work the concert itself. There will be no on-duty officers assigned to work in the concert venue or officers forced to work that venue.</em></p> <p><em>The facilitation of the flow of traffic in the City of Pittsburgh is a foundational responsibility of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>The Police Bureau will ensure there are sufficient officers deployed to ensure citizens do not experience unreasonable traffic congestion or compromised traffic safety consistent with that responsibility.</em></p> <p><em>I will forward a detailed breakdown of the police resources devoted to traffic control during this event to City officials, and it will be a City decision what costs to absorb, and what police services to bill to Heinz Field.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>The Police will focus on keeping this community safe while others handle the billing aspects of such events. It is the City&#39;s position this manner of scheduling is consistent with the collective bargaining agreement with the FOP. As always, differences in interpretation of the contract can be disputed through the existing legal channels.&quot;</em></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 22 May 2016 22:36:55 -0400 HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6080 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:55 p.m. on May 21, Zone 5 received a ShotSpotter notification at the intersection of&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Chaucer Street and N. Lang Avenue. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a 24-year-old Homewood male had been shot twice in the leg. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">According to the initial stages of the investigation, it is believed that a black sedan, possibly with three black male occupants, pulled up and the driver shot the victim.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 22 May 2016 03:18:16 -0400 TWO SHOT IN SANDUSKY COURT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6079 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 21, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the area of the 1600 block of Sandusky Court for a report that two females had been shot.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victims, who are sisters, left<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;a party on Sandusky. As their car approached the intersection of Sandusky and Henderson Street, and unknown suspect began firing at the vehicle. Two of the three occupants were shot. They drove themselves to AGH. A 21-year-old victim was shot in the face and arm. A 30-year-old victim was shot in arm. Both are in stable condition. The third sister was not injured. There is no description of the shooter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The investigation continues.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 22 May 2016 03:09:41 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOR SOUTH SIDE STABBING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6077 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 2:30 a.m., Officers&nbsp;encountered</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;a fight in the 1400 block of E. Carson Street between a number of&nbsp;patrons leaving the local business establishments. During the fight, a 25-year-old male from McKeesport was stabbed several times in the abdomen. Paramedics transported the victim to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. Police have arrested Adam Grosse, 21, of Baldwin, and charged him with aggravated assault.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 21 May 2016 09:47:19 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING, FOOT PURSUIT IN SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6074 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:05 a.m. an Officer working a secondary detail called out for shots fired near S. 13<sup>th</sup> Street and E. Carson Street. The Officer then called out that he was engaged in a foot pursuit of an actor for discharging a firearm at another male. The Officer pursued the suspect until he lost sight of him around Bedford Square. Responding Officers located the actor in the 1100 block of Muriel Street and took him into custody without incident at 2:07 a.m. He was identified as Ramar Lamont Winbush, 30, of Mt. Washington.</p> <p>A K9 was called to the scene to search the area of the shooting for a discarded firearm. A firearm was located under a bush at Esser Park, located at S 12<sup>th</sup> Street and E Carson Street.</p> <p>At 2:25 a.m. Police were notified that the victim from the shooting was in the 1500 block of E. Carson Street. The 25-year-old male victim from Duquesne, Pennsylvania sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Paramedics transported him to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>Winbush was transported to the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, persons not to possess a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, discharging a firearm, prohibited offensive weapons, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and escape. A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 08:09:29 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST LIBERTY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6070 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in East Liberty.</p> <p>Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Zone 5 units responded to Gilford Court for a Shot Spotter alert. Responding Officers located a victim who had been shot in the foot. The 21-year-old male victim from McKeesport was transported by Paramedics to UPMC Presbyterian in good condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim was shot by an unknown actor in a blue or gray sedan. Several shell casings were located at the crime scene, and two vehicles were struck by bullets. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is handling the ongoing investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 21:34:47 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE NON-FATAL HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6067 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in the Hill District.</p> <p>At approximately 8:45 a.m. a 9-1-1 hang up call was received from the 200 block of Dinwiddie Street. Zone 2 Officers arrived on scene but located no victim. At 8:55 a.m. Police were notified that a victim walked in to Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound. The 20-year-old male victim was treated and released from Mercy, but is refusing to cooperate with the investigation.</p> <p>Police believe the victim was in a vehicle when he was shot and immediately drove himself to the hospital. The victim&rsquo;s vehicle was also struck several times with bullets. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:26:21 -0400 FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT DOWNTOWN UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6065 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:45 a.m. first responders were dispatched to the 100 block of 9<sup>th</sup> Street for a pedestrian accident. According to the investigation, a 42-year-old male from Ontario, Canada was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the street. The location where the male crossed was mid-block and did not contain a designated crosswalk. The victim was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he later died of his injuries. The 26-year-old male driver was uninjured and stayed on scene.</p> <p>The Collision Investigations Unit is handling the ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 08:04:03 -0400 FATAL NORTH SIDE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6064 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:08 a.m. first responders were dispatched to Route 65 and the West End Bridge for a vehicle and motorcycle accident. According to the investigation, a small SUV driven by a female was traveling toward the McKees Rocks Bridge. A motorcycle began to pass her at a high rate of speed as she traveled underneath the West End Bridge. The SUV and motorcycle collided. The 51-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female driver of the SUV was uninjured and stayed on scene.</p> <p>Route 65 was closed while the Collisions Investigation Unit investigated the incident. The road was reopened at approximately 3:30 a.m. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 07:54:52 -0400 OCCUPIED CAR SHOT IN HOMESTEAD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6063 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; While driving in the area of the 100 block of Imogene Street in Hazelwood, an undercover officer observed a vehicle with multiple bullet holes in it speeding in the direction of the Homestead Grays Bridge. He followed the vehicle to a parking lot in the Waterfront shopping complex. Four people were inside of the vehicle. There was an adult male driver and an adult female passenger. Two small girls were in the backseat.</p> <p>Munhall paramedics transported the 26-year-old male to UPMC Mercy where it was determined that there was only shrapnel in the victim&rsquo;s back. He has been treated and released.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Tue, 17 May 2016 22:20:59 -0400 UPDATE: BRIGHTON HEIGHTS BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6061 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery in Brighton Heights.</p> <p>At approximately 8:51 a.m. a black male actor entered the WesBanco Bank at 3300 Brighton Road. The actor approached the teller desk and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller put an undetermined amount of cash in a bag provided by the actor. No weapon was observed but the actor did threaten to harm the teller. The actor grabbed the bag back from the teller and fled the scene on foot toward Woods Run.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be approximately 6&rsquo; tall with a slim build and a full mustache. He was wearing a dark navy blue baseball cap with NY embroidered on it in white. He also wore a denim jacket with pinstripes and a fuzzy ivory collar, a button down shirt, and blue jeans. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/exit2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/exit3.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 17 May 2016 11:50:19 -0400 UPDATE: FINEVIEW SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6059 <p><font color="#ff0000"><strong>UPDATE</strong>: 20-year-old Latone Dunbar has been arrested for the shooting outlined below. His charges include criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and person not to possess a firearm. He will face an additional charge of attempt to escape for trying to kick out the window in the police vehicle when he was transported to Allegheny County Jail. The victim remains in the hospital and is now in stable condition.</font></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">LATONE DUNBAR</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/dunbar.PNG" style="width: 187px; height: 219px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:03 p.m., Paramedics and Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Belleau Drive for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 18-year-old victim had been shot multiple times while driving in the 1800 block of Belleau. Paramedics transported him to AGH in critical condition. Initial reports are that the victim was shot by an unidentified person who was on foot. The investigation continues.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 18 May 2016 08:24:29 -0400 MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN VEHICLE AFTER ATTEMPTING TO FLEE FROM POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6058 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7 p.m., Officers patrolling in the area of Brownsville Road were notified that a vehicle stolen from Brentwood had been spotted near them. The Officers&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">located the stolen vehicle and noted that, in addition to the driver, there were two passengers. The Officers followed the stolen vehicle to Boggs Avenue on Mount Washington where it parked. The driver started to get out of the vehicle but noticed the Officers approaching on foot.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The driver then sped off, almost ran over an officer, and crashed into a telephone pole.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The two passengers were released at the scene. The driver, 21-year-old Corey Singleton, was arrested. His charges will include aggravated assault. reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property, and driving without a license. A mug shot is not yet available.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Another patrol car that was also responding to the scene backed into a fire hydrant causing minor damage to the vehicle.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 15 May 2016 21:43:21 -0400 ARREST MADE IN BANKSVILLE THEFT FROM AUTO INCIDENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6050 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 6 Detectives have arrested the actor involved in numerous recent theft from vehicle incidents in the Banksville area.</p> <p>Approximately nine theft from vehicle incidents were reported between May 9 and May 12. The thefts occurred on the streets of Rosegarden, Greenboro, Oak Manor, Old Oak, Allender, and Maydell. After conducting an investigation, Detectives identified Richard Atkins, 23, of Dormont, as the actor breaking into vehicles and stealing items. The stolen items ranged from GPS devices, a laptop computer, iPods, loose change, and a firearm. Atkins was charged with theft from vehicle, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.</p> <p><strong>RICHARD ATKINS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Richard_Atkins_Jr..jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 May 2016 09:38:02 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6049 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:54 p.m. on May 12 Zone 6 Police responded to Berry Street and Allyn Way for a male who had been shot. The 18-year-old victim stated that he was walking near the intersection when an unknown black vehicle approached him and slowed down. An unknown person, possibly a black male, got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and fired a shot at him. The victim was struck in the back. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:29:53 -0400 UPDATE: NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6048 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE May 13, 2016 10:28 p.m: As a result of information gathered in the investigation of the incident referenced below, the Violent Crime Unit has arrested 34-year-old Tony Banks of Homewood.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>TONY BANKS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Banks.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 238px;" /></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:15 p.m. on May 12 Zone 5 Police responded to a ShotSpotter notification in the 800 block of Brushton Avenue. While responding to the scene, they received updates of a male shot in the area. Police located and secured a crime scene in the 800 block and located the victim nearby.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the male victim was standing outside when an unknown black male actor approached him from an unknown location and began shooting at him. The victim fled but was struck in the ankle with a bullet. Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</p> <p>Officers also discovered a vehicle parked nearby sustained damaged to the front windshield.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:28:10 -0400 FATAL ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 51 UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6047 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a fatal accident in Zone 3.</p> <p>At approximately 11:15 p.m. on May 12, first responders were dispatched to Route 51 and Woodruff Street for a two vehicle collision. According to the investigation, a male motorcyclist was traveling inbound on Route 51 near Woodruff when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a silver sedan. The motorcyclist then was ejected from the bike and struck a black sedan. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.</p> <p>The female operator of the silver sedan was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition with minor injuries. The male operator of the black sedan was not injured. Route 51 was closed at Woodruff Street in both directions while the Collision Investigation Unit investigated the accident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:22:48 -0400 2-ALARM FIRE IN VACANT OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6044 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:38 p.m. on May 11, Pittsburgh Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Hazelwood Avenue for the report of a fire. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire in the vacant office and warehouse building, prompting a second alarm. One firefighter was treated and released from UPMC Presbyterian for an eye injury. Paramedics report no additional injuries on scene. Total damage estimates to the structure are approximately $65,000. The Salvation Army was on scene to assist first responders. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 12 May 2016 11:20:06 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING OAKLAND BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6042 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Oakland.</p> <p>At approximately noon a black male actor entered the Dollar Bank in the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue. He approached a teller and demanded money. The actor did not display a weapon but did threatened the teller. He placed the undetermined amount of money in a Victoria&rsquo;s Secret shopping bag that he brought with him and fled the scene on foot.</p> <p>He is believed to be approximately 6&quot; tall and has a medium build with dark skin. He is between 35 to 45-years-old and was wearing a white hard hat at the time of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/OBR1.png" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/OBR2.png" style="width: 200px; height: 148px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/OBR3.png" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 11 May 2016 15:22:51 -0400 MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEEKING ASSISTANCE LOCATING MISSING 31-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6038 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking assistance in locating a missing male.</p> <p>Yusef Ahmed, 31, was last seen Downtown at 5 a.m. on May 9. He was last seen wearing a green plaid button-up shirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots. He is approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;, 175 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Missing Person Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>YUSEF AHMED</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Yusef_Ahmed.png" style="width: 200px; height: 292px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 May 2016 08:51:22 -0400 MARSHALL-SHADELAND NON-FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6031 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Rothpletz Street in Marshall-Shadeland for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, the 30-year-old victim from Avalon was found to have been shot multiple times in the abdomen. Paramedics transported him to AGH in critical condition.</p> <p>A 16-year-old male was taken into custody and has been arrested for the shooting.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 07 May 2016 21:23:25 -0400 UPDATE: MALE SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON-BELMAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6030 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>Shortly after 2 a.m. the Pittsburgh Bureaus of Police and EMS were dispatched to the 2400 block of Apple Street in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar for a report that a male had been shot was was lying in the street.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Paramedics transported the 25-year-old resident of North Braddock to UPMC Presby in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to stable.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At this point in the investigation, the shooter is unknown. It is believed that the victim was dropping off three females when he got into an argument with two unidentified males.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 07 May 2016 06:13:32 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN BEECHVIEW UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6029 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:10 p.m., paramedics and police were dispatched to the intersection of Crane Avenue and Banksville Road in Beechview for a report that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Paramedics transported a 19-year old male to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the preliminary investigation, the scene of the shooting was near the intersection of Crane and Gladys Avenue. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle when multiple shots were fired from a gold-colored sedan. The driver of the car that the victim was in drove down Crane to the parking lot of an automobile detail business.</p> <p>The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 06 May 2016 21:27:46 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOLLOWING 2-ALARM FIRE IN LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6025 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The individual responsible for setting a fire in Lawrenceville on Wednesday has been arrested.</p> <p>At approximately 9:44 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 Firefighters were dispatched to the 5300 block of Kent Way for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the row house fully engulfed in flames. A second-alarm was called as Firefighters battled fires in two separate locations of the residence. The fire was extinguished, and no civilians or firefighters were injured.</p> <p>Arson Investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators determined that the fires had been intentionally set. Upon further investigation, the actor was identified as JackieDaniels Stevens, 28, of Lawrenceville. A warrant was filed for his arrest on May 5, and he turned himself in to the Zone 2 Police Station at approximately 7 p.m. last evening. His charges include arson, causing or risking catastrophe, and recklessly endangering another person.</p> <p><strong>JACKIEDANIELS STEVENS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/JackieDaniels_Stevens.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 May 2016 08:58:43 -0400 CHIEF MCLAY TO MAKE STATEMENT REGARDING MAJOR EVENT PLANNING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6018 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police Chief Cameron McLay will discuss beginning stages of structural reform to improve planning for major events during a press conference <strong>Wednesday, May 4</strong> <strong>at 8 a.m. </strong>at <strong>Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Avenue</strong>.</p> <p>Media should assemble in the conference room in the lobby of headquarters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 03 May 2016 17:37:55 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HAZELWOOD UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6010 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Glenwood and Second avenues to the scene of a shooting at approximately 8:09 p.m. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Upon arrival, Officers discovered one male victim who had been shot in the buttocks. He was transported to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. Another male who was with the shooting victim suffered an ankle injury. According to the investigation, it is believed that there was one male shooter. The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:02:23 -0400 DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN PERRY SOUTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6009 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 6:50 p.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched for a report that someone had been shot near the intersection of Divinity Street and Clayton Avenue in Perry South.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 20-year-old female victim in a car. She had been shot multiple times. Paramedics transported her to AGH. Doctors pronounced her deceased at approximately 7:38 p.m. Additionally, Officers discovered a deceased male inside of an unoccupied residence. He also had been shot multiple times.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The shooter is believed to have been a black male who fled the scene on foot. The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:00:48 -0400 PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT APPLAUDS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MARATHON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6008 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department is reporting another successful Pittsburgh Marathon. A special thanks to residents of every neighborhood along the marathon route for their support of the runners who represented 50 states and 12 countries. Residents were asked to celebrate the City&#39;s bicentennial while cheering on the athletes and they did not disappoint.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to preliminary reports, Paramedics transported 31 individuals to local hospitals, four of which are believed to be non-runners. The reasons for the transports ranged from ankle injuries and cramps to chest pain. There were no major medical issues.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Various EMS and police agencies assisted with keeping the participants, visitors and residents safe during the marathon. The Bureau of Police coordinated reopening the streets with the Department of Public Works and marathon organizers.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 15:55:29 -0400 2 MALES SHOT IN THE STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6007 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Some time after 2 a.m., two males arrived by private means at UPMC Presbyterian with gun shot wounds. The 27-</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">year-old victim was shot in the shoulder and chest, and was in critical condition. The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">23-year-old victim was shot in his left, upper arm and was in stable condition. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The investigation has determined that the two&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">were shot outside in the 1600 block of Smallman Street after leaving the Room 16. The shooter is described as a male who is approximately 5&#39;5&quot;, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:18:40 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6006 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 3:56 p.m. 4/30/16: Donna L. Lee was located at a local hospital. She is not harmed. Thanks to all for their assistance in locating her. </span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE </strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting the help of the public in locating Donna L. Lee​, ​51. Donna is 5&#39;3&quot; ​and weighs 140 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Donna was last seen at approximately noon at the Shop &#39;n Save on Noblestown Road. She drives a silver 2004 Buick Rendezvous. Donna was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and wire-rimmed glasses. She could be in the West End/Crafton/Ingram area. Please call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141 if you see her.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/image.png" style="width: 200px; height: 308px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:17:31 -0400 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5999 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 9:44 p.m. on April 27, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 7200 block of Hermitage Street for a fire. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the second floor of the two-story, seven-unit unoccupied structure. Total damages to the structure are estimated to be approximately $10,000. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:04:38 -0400 UPDATE: ACTOR ARRESTED AFTER WEST END FOOT PURSUIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5994 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:45 a.m. a Detective in a marked police cruiser was at the intersection of Warrington Avenue and Route 51. A gray sedan pulled up next to him. The driver of the sedan looked at the Detective and immediately took off through a red light.</p> <p>The Detective ran the license plate and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen out of Bloomfield overnight. The Detective attempted to stop the vehicle, but the actor took off down Woodruff Street toward the West End. The Detective did not pursue the vehicle, but alerted Zone 6 Officers of the direction the stolen vehicle was headed in.</p> <p>Zone 6 Officers were in the West End Circle looking for the vehicle when the stolen vehicle approached them from behind. Upon seeing the marked units, the actor jumped out of the vehicle and ran toward the river. Officers gave chase. The actor led Officers to an auto recycling yard where they set up a perimeter. &nbsp;As Officers checked an abandoned building, they found the actor hiding behind a steel shelving unit in the basement. After giving verbal commands to see the actor&rsquo;s hands, the actor pushed the steel shelving unit on top of a Sergeant before fleeing the building. The Sergeant was not injured.</p> <p>The actor then ran on W Carson Street and down toward the train tracks. He climbed a fence and jumped in the river, attempting to swim away from Officers. The actor became stuck on a rope along the barge. River Rescue immediately responded and was able to safely take him out of the water. Once on land, he was taken into custody at 7:39 a.m. The actor was taken to AGH for injuries sustained after jumping into the river.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">While at AGH being treated for his injuries, the actor escaped from the hospital. Zone 1 Officers chased the actor on foot before he was taken into custody after jumping into a dumpster at Hemlock and Federal Street. He was not wearing any clothes when he escaped from the hospital.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">He has been identified as James Edwards Williams, 30. He faces numerous charges including reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police, criminal trespass, escape, aggravated assault, open lewdness, receiving stolen property, and false identification to law enforcement authorities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:47:50 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN SOUTH OAKLAND UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5992 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">PITTSBURGH, PA --&nbsp;</span>At approximately 10:15 p.m., Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Gorman Way in South Oakland for a report of a home invasion. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a deceased male in the doorway of the residence who had been shot multiple times. According to the investigation it is believed that the victim opened the door and three actors pushed their way inside. They fled the scene before police arrived. Two children - ages 12 and 14 - and an adult female were home at the time. They were not harmed. Marijuana and cash were found inside of the residence. The Violent Crime Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:26:00 -0400 LINCOLN-LEMINGTON SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5989 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:05 p.m.,ShotSpotter alerted Zone 5 of shots fired in the 1300 block of Paulson Avenue in Lincoln-Lemington. While canvassing the scene, Officers were alerted that a shooting victim had arrived at a residence in the 7100 block of Churchland Street. The 38-year-old female victim was shot in her arm and had a graze wound to an ear. The victim was not known to the occupant of the residence. The circumstances around the shooting remain under investigation.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:01:04 -0400 FIRE BUREAU DISPATCHED FOR SMOKE FROM VACANT DOWNTOWN BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5988 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 3 p.m., the Fire Bureau was dispatched to a vacant office building in the 600 block of Ft. Duquesne Boulevard in Downtown for reports of smoke coming from the structure. EMS and Police were also dispatched. Due to the size of the building, the call initially went to three alarms. Fire Command called a fifth alarm in order to locate the cause of the smoke as quickly as possible. Firefighters located a metal barrel on the fourth floor that was determined to be the origin of the smoke. No injuries were reported. A male was taken into custody and will be charged with trespassing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:22:53 -0400 POLICE, PARAMEDICS RESPOND TO NON-FATAL PERRY SOUTH SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5983 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Perry South.</p> <p>At approximately 10:30 a.m. Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics responded to Bark and Hazelton Streets for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found two 26-year-old male victims who had both been shot at least once. They were transported to AGH by Paramedics in stable condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victims were in a vehicle driving up Suffolk Street when an unknown occupant from a black sedan began shooting at them. The victims then crashed the vehicle into a parked car at the corner of Bark and Hazelton. The black sedan fled in an unknown direction. Multiple shell casings were found at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:41:16 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5980 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH - At approximately 10:40 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Ohio Street for a report that a male had been shot. According to the investigation, the 25-year-old male victim was driving when he was shot multiple times. The victim crashed into an unoccupied, parked vehicle before he fled and ran to another vehicle that was being driven by a private citizen who transported him to AGH where he is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. ### Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:42:51 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOR FATAL CRASH INVOLVING BICYCLIST IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5977 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is in the process of finalizing paperwork for the arrest of David Witherspoon, 49, of Brackenridge, in a fatal vehicle versus bicyclist crash in October 2015. Witherspoon, who was already in the Allegheny County Jail, will be charged with homicide by vehicle in the death of Susan Hicks, 34.</p> <p><strong>DAVID WITHERSPOON</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/David_Witherspoon.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:35:17 -0400 MALE ARRESTED AFTER FIREARMS, NARCOTICS FOUND IN HIGHLAND PARK RESIDENCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5974 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:58 a.m. on Thursday, April 21 Zone 5 Officers responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 1400 block of N. Euclid Avenue in Highland Park.</p> <p>Upon arrival they found that the domestic was verbal and there were no injuries. The male involved in the incident &ndash; Michael Furby Jr., 25, of Highland Park &ndash; appeared to be intoxicated and was asked to sit on the couch while the female involved gathered her belongings so she could leave for the night. Instead, Furby went upstairs. For the safety of the Officers and the safety of the female, an Officer followed Furby to ensure he wasn&rsquo;t going to retrieve a weapon. The Officer observed Furby remove a firearm from a night stand and place it under his mattress. Officers then detained Furby. While speaking with him, Officers noticed a jar of marijuana on the end table and a second firearm in an open dresser drawer. Furby is prohibited from possessing firearms because of his criminal history. Officers then secured a search warrant for the residence and recovered ammunition, an extended Glock magazine, and marijuana pipes.</p> <p>Furby was arrested and charged with persons not to possess firearms, marijuana: possession small amount, use or possession of paraphernalia, and possession of firearm with altered manufacturing number.</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL FURBY JR.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Michael_Furby_Jr.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:41:22 -0400 4-ALARM FIRE AT COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE IN CENTRAL LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5971 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:09 p.m. April 20, the Pittsburgh Bureaus of Fire and Paramedics responded to a fire at the Central Lawrenceville railcar products manufacturer McConway &amp; Torley at 109 48th St. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The fire went to four alarms mainly due to the size of the structure. The Hazmat team was called out because of the presence of hydraulic fluid. Fewer than 50 employees who were working at the time the fire was reported were evacuated; however,&nbsp;Paramedics transported a crane operator to West Penn Hospital in stable condition with minor injuries, including a cut on a hand. There were no other injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:36:51 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5968 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 2:49 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched to the 600 block of Thompson Street in Larimer for a structure fire.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Firefighters arrived on scene to find the structure fully involved with fire spreading to the two adjacent structures. A second alarm was called at 2:54 a.m., followed by a third alarm at 3:09 a.m. The initial structure where the fire is believed to have originated from was completely consumed. The two neighboring structures also received heavy damage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">All three structures are believed to have been unoccupied at the time of the fire. <font color="#ff0000">It was later discovered that a family of eight was in one of the homes prior to the fire and made it out safely.&nbsp;</font>The fire was under control at 4:07 a.m. The Salvation Army was called to the scene to assist first responders. Paramedics report no injuries on scene. The cause and origin of the fire are currently under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:58:12 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5964 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 2:04 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched to 110 S 15th Street in South Side Flats for the report of a fire. Upon arrival, Firefighters discovered fire in the structure on the corner of 15th and Sarah. The fire then spread from the initial structure to two adjacent structures. A third alarm was called for manpower. Two of the structures were heavily damaged by fire, while the third received damages to the roof and third floor. The fire was under control at 3:49 a.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Red Cross was called to assist four adults displaced by the fire. The Salvation Army was also on scene to assist civilians and first responders. Paramedics report no injuries. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:05:56 -0400 NON-FATAL HOMEWOOD SOUTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5959 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 1:05 p.m. Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to N Homewood Avenue and Felicia Way for a Shot Spotter notification. Upon arrival, they discovered a 56-year-old male victim who had been shot in the arm and the leg. He was conscious when Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian, and is currently in stable condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the victim was walking on N Homewood when an unknown male actor shot him. The actor fled on foot on N Homewood toward Frankstown. He is described as a black male in his 30&rsquo;s with a bald spot in the back of his head. He was wearing a black shirt at the time of the shooting.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:32:20 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE BRIGHTON HEIGHTS SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5957 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; </span>At 12:07 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics responded to Brighton Road at Kleber Street for a shooting. According to the investigation, two males were in a vehicle and one male was outside of the vehicle when shots were fired. All three males were struck.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The two males in the vehicle left the scene and drove to AGH Suburban in Bellevue, but were later transported to AGH Main. They are reported to be in stable condition. Their ages are currently unavailable.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The 32-year-old male outside of the vehicle remained at the scene. He was transported to AGH by Paramedics in critical condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:39:21 -0400 UPDATE: BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5954 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a double shooting in Beltzhoover.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 Zone 3 Officers and Paramedics responded to Red&#39;s Bar in the 300 block of E Warrington Avenue for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, two victims were discovered outside of the bar. One male victim <span style="color:#ff0000;">in his 20&#39;s&nbsp;</span>was found in the front entrance of the bar with at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to UPMC Mercy in critical condition&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">and was pronounced deceased shortly after 2 a.m</span>. Another male victim <span style="color:#ff0000;">in his 40&#39;s&nbsp;</span>sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh. He was transported to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the shooting occurred inside of the bar. No suspect description is available at this time. Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:00:51 -0400 CITY WORKER STRUCK BY VEHICLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5953 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:16 a.m. Zone 3 Officers and Paramedics responded to Fernleaf Street and Salisbury Street for the report of City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services employee struck by a vehicle. According to the investigation, the male victim was exiting the truck when he was struck by a sedan traveling down the street. The male victim landed on the hood of the vehicle and struck the windshield. The female driver of the vehicle stayed on scene. Paramedics transported the victim to Mercy in critical condition. His condition has since been upgraded. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Accident Investigations Unit is handling the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:51:55 -0400 POLICE SEEK ACTOR IN SHADYSIDE BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5952 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:58 a.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the First Niagara Bank at 810 S. Aiken. According to the investigation, a white male actor entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The actor said he had a gun but did not display one. He put the money in a reusable grocery bag and fled left on S. Aiken, then right on Ellsworth Avenue.</p> <p>The actor is a white male, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; and 160 pounds, and between 40-45 years old.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[295_Shadyside-Lobby_Desk]20160414-095144.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[295_Shadyside-Teller_3]20160414-095217.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 136px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[295_Shadyside-Teller_4]20160414-095156.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 134px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:24:49 -0400 ARRESTS MADE DURING TRUMP EVENT DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5950 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police arrested three individuals last evening during the Donald Trump event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.</p> <ul> <li>Kennon Hooper, 31, of West Oakland is charged with riot, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.</li> <li>Lisa Cuyler, 27, of Polish Hill is charged with riot and aggravated assault.</li> <li>Maxwell Yearick, 29, of Perry South is charged with riot, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.</li> </ul> <p>The arrests happened at approximately 7:46 p.m. outside of the Convention Center. According to the report, police formed a line between opposing parties to ensure the safety of those involved. One Officer was sprayed with pepper spray by a participant &ndash; later identified as Hooper &ndash; and kicked in the back of the knees and hand. As Officers moved in to arrest Hooper, Cuyler jumped on the back of one of the Officers. Cuyler was then arrested without incident.</p> <p>Another male &ndash; later identified as Yearick &ndash; attempted to fight an Officer and began grabbing his protective vest after he was sprayed with pepper spray. Another Officer attempted to arrest Yearick, but he resisted and pushed her away. She fell to the ground and received injuries to her hand.</p> <p>In total, four Officers were injured. They were all cleared by Paramedics at the scene. <span style="color:#ff0000;">Additionally, three civilians were sprayed with pepper spray by event participants. They were also treated by Paramedics at the scene. No additional injuries were reported.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Throughout the evening there were several instances where pepper spray was dispensed at Officers and citizens. Officers worked diligently throughout the evening to protect the constitutional rights of all parties at the event, while ensuring the safety of participants and spectators.</p> <p>The Public Safety Department would like to thank the Public Works Department, University of Pittsburgh Police, Allegheny County Police, Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, along with Port Authority Police for their assistance with the event.</p> <p><strong>KENNON HOOPER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Hooper,_Kennon.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LISA CUYLER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Cuyler,_Lisa.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MAXWELL YEARICK</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Yearick,_Maxwell_David.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:32:46 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST LIBERTY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5949 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Zone 5.</p> <p>At approximately 5:56 p.m. a 25-year-old male victim was driving in his vehicle at Mellon and Hays Streets when he was shot by an unknown actor. The victim drove to a business at the intersection of Stanton and N Negley Avenue to seek help. He sustained a gunshot wound to the wrist and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in good condition.</p> <p>Detectives from the Group Violence Intervention Unit are investigating the incident. At this time, no description of the actor is available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:52:16 -0400 NO INJURIES AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5948 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:40 p.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to Chartiers Avenue and Hillsboro Street for the report of shots fired. Due to the proximity of the shots fired, Langley High School was put on lockdown as a precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male and a female became engaged in a verbal argument with another male and female. The argument turned physical, and one of the males involved retrieved a firearm and fired a shot into the air.</p> <p>The lockdown was lifted at approximately 3:15 p.m. once Officers deemed the area secure.</p> <p>No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:35:15 -0400 STATEMENT FROM PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR HISSRICH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5945 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The following is a statement from Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich regarding the events happening today in Pittsburgh:</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh Police are aware of and are monitoring various social media commentary and threats regarding the Donald Trump rally today. We will continue to monitor and validate the credibility of these threats throughout the day, and will respond accordingly. As always, our first and primary concern is the safety of the City.</p> <p>We have developed a robust operational plan to ensure that we are prepared to deal with any emergency situations that might arise during the day and evening. We will be executing that plan with the same crowd management philosophy that we always use, which includes protecting constitutional rights.&nbsp;Public Safety personnel have been and will continue working with local, state, and federal partners in planning for this event, and we have contingency plans in place for additional resources if needed.</p> <p>We recognize that in addition to the two Donald Trump events, Chelsea Clinton&#39;s visit, two sporting events and rush hour traffic will also create traffic restrictions and delays. We urge people to be patient, consider the routes they&#39;re using, and strongly encourage the use of public transportation, bike lanes, and sidewalks.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:55:05 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING 15-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5939 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE: </strong>Everaneek Baker has been located. She is safe and unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank the public and local media for assisting with her safe return.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public&rsquo;s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Everaneek Baker, 15, was last leaving her residence in Perry South at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. She does not have needed prescription medication. She is approximately 5&rsquo;3&rdquo; tall, weights 100 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes and a light complexion. She was last seen wearing casual black pants with a floral print, a gray Abercrombie sweatshirt, and pink socks.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact 9-1-1 or the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>EVERANEEK BAKER</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Everaneek_Baker.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 262px;" /></strong></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:44:37 -0400 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5937 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 7:40 a.m. Zone 6 Police and Paramedics responded to Chartiers Avenue and Lorenz Avenue for a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they discovered a 20-year-old male who had been shot once. He was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in critical but stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the male was in the 1500 block of Crucible Street when he was shot. He then drove to Chartiers and Lorenz to seek assistance. A scene was located on Crucible Street. Detectives with the Violent Crime Unit are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:54:10 -0400 MALE SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5935 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N. Homewood and Hamilton avenues at approximately 8:15 p.m. for a report that a male had been shot. </span></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The 19-year-old victim was shot at least once. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he has been upgraded from critical condition to stable. According to the initial information from the investigation, it is believed the victim was walking along the 7100 block of Formosa Way when he was shot. He was able to make it to a vacant lot at N. Homewood and Hamilton avenues befoe collapsing.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">An adult male who fled the scene on foot was tasered after refusing commands from Officers to stop. He was taken to UPMC Mercy to have the prongs removed. An Officer suffered brush burns when he fell during the foot pursuit.</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Detectives from the Bureau&#39;s Violent Crime Unit also responded to the scene. The investigation continues.</span></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:00:01 -0400 UPDATE: MIFFLIN ROAD CLOSED DUE TO 2-CAR ACCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5934 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police, Fire &amp; EMS responded to the 700 block of Mifflin Road for a two vehicle accident at approximately 5 p.m. The road is currently closed as the scene is being processed by the Police Bureau&rsquo;s Accident Investigation Unit. A male driver crashed in another vehicle in a head-on collision. Paramedics transported that male to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. He was later pronounced deceased at approximately 5:45 p.m. The other driver, also a male, was walking and alert. Paramedics also transported him to Mercy to be checked by physicians.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:41:34 -0400 CONCERNED RESIDENTS PROMPT INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5933 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Following up on various complaints of open air drug transactions from concerned residents in the area of Dornestic and Vinceton streets in Observatory Hill, Zone 1 has made three arrests.</p> <p>While conducting surveillance in the 400 block of Dornestic, Officers observed the occupants bring their trash out as a garbage truck arrived. This raised suspicions prompting investigators to obtain a search warrant. On the morning of April 7, the trash was recovered with the assistance of the Department of Public Works. Recovered from the trash were five sandwich baggie used for the packaging and distribution of narcotics, six empty stamp bags and six empty brick wrappers.</p> <p>With that, a search warrant was issued for the residence. Zone 1 coordinated the visit with SWAT Team for later the same day. Upon entering the residence, they encountered Galen Harris, 33, who was sitting on the couch in the living room. A firearm was recovered from the couch cushion and arm. A 5-month-old female was also in the living room. Patti Hunt, 52, was encountered in an upstairs bedroom. Louis Hunt, 35, was in the basement.</p> <p>All three occupants were arrested. Charges include possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, receiving stolen property (firearms), and child endangerment.</p> <p>A search of the residence recovered drugs, paraphernalia, and guns that include the following:</p> <ul> <li>A black Glock 23 .40 cal handgun</li> <li>A black Smith and Wesson .32 cal revolver</li> <li>A silver Taurus model PT 945 .45 cal handgun</li> <li>A black Intertec 9mm semi-automatic pistol</li> <li>A bundle of heroin inside of a Baby food container that also contained baby food</li> <li>A plastic bag containing six Xanax pills</li> <li>11 bricks of heroin</li> <li>Several bundles of stamp bags of heroin</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;GALEN HARRIS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;PATTI HUNT &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;LOUIS HUNT</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Galen_Harris.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Patti_Hunt.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Louis_Hunt.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_3281_(1).JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:55:55 -0400 2 ARRESTED AFTER SOUTH SIDE BURGLARY, FLEEING POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5931 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:30 a.m. April 8, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Wharton Court in the South Side Flats for a home burglary. The 36-year-victim called 911 to report that he was home when heard noise in his garage and observed his white Chevy Camero being driven out of the garage. It was also discovered that money had been removed from the victim&rsquo;s wallet.</p> <p>A different police unit observed the stolen vehicle crossing the Hot Metal Bridge and followed it. From there, the suspect vehicle was driven onto 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue, turned on Bates Street, and onto the Parkway East. At this point, the police unit&rsquo;s lights were activated and the Camaro speed away taking the Squirrel Hill exit. The Camero turned onto Lilac Street and the driver fled the vehicle on foot causing it to drift into the police unit. A foot pursuit followed.</p> <p>An Allegheny County Sheriff unit observed the fleeing Camero on the Parkway and served as backup for the police unit. The County Sheriff held the passengers at gun point while the other police units arrived.</p> <p>The driver was not apprehended. He is described as a black male wearing a black jacket.</p> <p>The passengers, identified as Michael Angelo Edward Turner, 23, and Adam Franklin Lee Turner, 21, both of Uptown, were arrested. They are charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy. A firearm was recovered from inside the vehicle.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:26:43 -0400 MISSING PERSONS UNIT LOOKING FOR 58-YEAR-OLD MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5930 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public&#39;s assistance in locating 58-year-old Chester Clark. He is approximately 5&#39;11&quot; and weighs approximately 170 pounds.</p> <div>He is known to walk the streets appearing homeless in the areas of Forbes Ave, near the CVS in Oakland, 5th Ave near the Jubilee Soup Kitchen, and Downtown in Market Square.</div> <div>If you see him, call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:58:35 -0400 ONE ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE FLEES FROM POLICE SEVERAL TIMES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5928 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:03 a.m. April 8,&nbsp;Zone 5 Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop after observing a silver Lexus sedan make a right turn from Fifth Avenue on to Hamilton Avenue without using a turn signal. The driver failed to stop and sped away. The Officers recognized the vehicle to be the same one that fled from them on a previous date.&nbsp;</p> <p>This time, the car stopped in a vacant lot in the 100 block of Enterprise Street. As Officers approached the car on foot, they saw three occupants and ordered the driver to turn off the car. Instead, the driver accelerated and drove over the sidewalk, across Frankstown Avenue and onto Lowell Street going through a red light at the intersection and stop sign at Lowell and Mayflower. The Officers did not pursue the vehicle.</p> <p>A different police unit attempted to stop the vehicle at Paulson Avenue near Deary Street. The vehicle took off again, and the Officers did not pursue the vehicle.</p> <p>At approximately 2:10 a.m., the Officers who initially encountered the Lexus were driving on Somerset Street when the Lexus approached at a high rate of speed. There was no room to avoid a collision, causing the Officers to exit the vehicle. The Lexus came close to striking one officer before the driver put it in reverse and fled onto Joshua Street.</p> <p>At this point, the Officers pursued the vehicle onto Lincoln Avenue, Campagnia Street and then onto Verona Boulevard, where the pursuit was called off due to wet and slippery roads.</p> <p>A few moments later, Officers who were checking the area and observed the Lexus &nbsp;driving on Torrance Street in Penn Hills. The street has a dead end. The driver fled into the woods. The front passenger fled into a nearby house. The rear seat passenger remained in the vehicle.</p> <p>The front seat passenger, later identified as Dalemar Satchell, 23, of Penn Hills, was found in an upstairs bedroom. He was arrested and charged with burglary. A mugshot is not currently available. The search for the driver but was unsuccessful. The back seat passenger found but was not arrested. Officers will file for a warrant for the driver once a positive ID is made.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:45:18 -0400 ARMED STREET ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5927 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10 p.m., April 7, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to an armed street robbery at Brownsville Road and East Agnew Street in Carrick.</p> <p>Upon arrival, a 35-year-old male victim indicated that he was walking home. In the 100 block of East Agnew, he was approached by a male who pulled a gun and demanded money and the victim&rsquo;s cellphone. The victim refused and the actor fired a shot at the victim then fled on foot on Concordia Street.</p> <p>Responding officers located a shell casing from a .380 round at the scene, a .380 caliber pistol, a magazine, and a blue bandana nearby.</p> <p>The suspect is a black male with a light complexion who is approximately 6&#39;2&quot; and 185 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:38:55 -0400 MALE STABBED AT BUS STATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5924 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:35 p.m., April 6, Zone 2 Officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Station Downtown for a male that had been stabbed inside the terminal.&nbsp;Upon arrival, Officers located a 48-year-old male from Spring Hill who had a single stab wound to his stomach.&nbsp;</p> <p>Officers arrested Walter Williams, 25, of Detroit, Michigan. His charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a controlled substance (clonazepam/oxycodone).&nbsp;</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he is listed in good/stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:38:27 -0400 ROBBERY AT TROY HILL UNI-MART UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5923 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an armed robbery at the Uni-Mart at 1601 Lowrie Street in Troy Hill.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, the suspect entered the store and demanded money. He was approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo;. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black Under Armour baseball hat. He displayed a black handgun. After being handed an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect demanded some Newport cigarettes. He made off with five packs. He fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:32:13 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5921 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Police have arrested Leroy Morgan, 25, of Fineview for the Homicide on Shadeland Avenue on April 6. He is charged with Criminal Homicide and Criminal Conspiracy. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>LEROY MORGAN</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Leroy_Morgan.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 260px;" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a homicide in Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>At approximately 1:41 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Shadeland Avenue for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a 29-year-old male victim in a vehicle with multiple gunshots. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim was sitting in a black sedan in front of his residence when an unknown vehicle approached. The vehicle stopped and a tall black male actor exited the vehicle. The actor approached the victim, fired multiple shots, and then returned to the vehicle. The vehicle fled on toward Stayton Street. No further description of the actor or vehicle is available.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:00:52 -0400 DOWNTOWN BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5916 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:37 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to a business alarm at Fellow-Cire Apparel in the 200 block of Forbes Avenue. The store had boarded windows on the street level that had been pulled away from the frame and an unlocked front door. Officers found a suitcase filled with new baseball hats, belts, shirts, socks, and a jewelry display case filled with valuables sitting on the sidewalk across the street from the business. Several Officers and a K-9 entered the business and found a male &ndash; later identified as Christopher Gandy, 26, of Sheraden &ndash; in the rear storage area of the business. Gandy pulled the plywood from a window and exited the store. Several Officers pursued Gandy on foot on Forbes Avenue toward Market Square. Gandy was quickly apprehended on Del Ray Way with the assistance of a police K-9.</p> <p>Once in custody, Officers found a black folding knife in Gandy&rsquo;s possession.</p> <p>Gandy was transported in good condition to Mercy Hospital to be medically cleared. His charges included burglary and criminal mischief.</p> <p><strong>CHRISTOPHER GANDY</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Christopher_Gandy.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:07:31 -0400 FIVE HOUSES DAMAGED IN WILKINSBURG FOUR-ALARM FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5915 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 2:50 a.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 700 block of Pennwood Avenue in Wilkinsburg. The fire initially was called in to 9-1-1. As crews were being dispatched to the scene, a civilian knocked on the door of Fire Station 16 to report the fire as well.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Firefighters arrived to find two houses on Pennwood engulfed in flames with the potential to quickly spread to three neighboring houses. A Fourth Alarm was called for manpower and to assist with containing the fire. The two initial structures involved received extensive damage, and a neighboring house on Pennwood received exterior damage. Additionally, two houses in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue received exterior damage.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Four of the five houses involved were occupied at the time of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting 12 people displaced by the fire, and the Salvation Army was on scene to assist first responders. Three civilians were injured, including a woman who jumped from of a second floor window to escape the flames. All injuries were treated on scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The fire was under control at 4:35 a.m. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal will conduct the investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:51:58 -0400 ARMED ROBBERY IN CARRICK UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5907 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 9:50 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Brownsville Road and Crailo Avenue in Carrick for a report of an armed robbery. According to the investigation, a 43-year-old female had just gotten of the bus and was walking along Crailo when she heard a click behind her, turned around, and saw a black male with a light complexion standing behind her. In the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt was a silver pistol. The actor took the victim's money and fled on foot. He is further described as being in his mid to late 20s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, and light brown hair. He was wearing a royal blue sweatshirt and blue jeans with white tennis shoes. The investigation is ongoing. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:27:32 -0400 PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE TO BE HELD AT DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5906 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - The PA Civil Support Team will be conducting a training exercise at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Tuesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 7. As a result, there will be parking restrictions and road closures both days.</p> <p>closed will be Garrisons Place from Ft. Duquesne Blvd. to the parking lot and French Way from the hotel parking lot to 10<sup>th</sup> Street beginning at 6 a.m. both days.</p> <p>Civil Support Teams are federally funded National Guard and Army Reserves units that advise civilian emergency management responders.</p> <p>On April 5 and April 7, the public will see a lot of emergency personnel, equipment and vehicles around the Convention Center. This is merely an exercise meant to better train emergency responders.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:56:33 -0400 COMPLAINT LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF MARIJUANA GROW LAB http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5905 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Zone 4 Officers arrested Michael David Sullivan, 33, of Hazelwood, on charges that included possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, manufacturing a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Hazelwood Avenue after a complaint of a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Officers could see a male inside of the residence but he would not come to the door, and they could smell the distinct odor of live marijuana plants.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">While Officers were securing a search warrant, the male occupant exited out of a back door and was detained. A search of the residence discovered marijuana seeds along with 72 marijuana plants and a variety of other components of a home grow operation.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Department of Public Works was called to the scene to remove all remnants of the grow operation. All evidence removed by Public Works were destroyed.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Sullivan was arrested and transported to the Allegheny County Jail without incident.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/marijuana_grower_pic.png" style="width: 300px; height: 340px;" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 01:31:01 -0400 PARAMEDICS MAKING CUSTOMIZED WAGONS FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PATIENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5904 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services is asking for assistance from the public in a project that will brighten the day for children who are&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">patients at the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children&#39;s Hospital.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The bureau has partnered with the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to create wagons that are customized to resemble ambulances.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The wagons will be used to take kids to procedures and appointments within the hospital.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The City&#39;s Paramedics are encouraging the public to come to the EMS Training Center, 22nd &amp; Liberty Avenue on Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with items to be donated for resale at Goodwill. Proceeds will help customize the wagons.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;">A video and still photo of the first wagon are attached.</span></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/goodvid.mp4">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/goodvid.mp4</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/medkid1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 333px;" /></p> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:33:46 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR 12-YEAR-OLD MISSING FROM BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5903 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Patrick Engelman has been found. He was located at the Rite Aide in Brighton Heights at approximately 9:54 p.m. April 1. He is safe and unharmed.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Bureau has been looking for 12-year-old Patrick Engelman and are now requesting the public&rsquo;s assistance. Engelman did not return home from school on Friday, April 1. He should be on the North Side, specifically Brighton Heights.</p> <p>He was last seen wearing a blue and grey coat with a blue polo shirt and red shoes. He is 4&rsquo;8&rdquo;, has brown hair and hazel eyes, and weighs 80 pounds.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Patrick_Engelman.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 198px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:46:56 -0400 UPDATE: FINEVIEW SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5899 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong>Andre Branch-Samuels, 24, of the Northside, was arrested this morning at approximately 10 a.m. for the April 1st homicide in Fineview. Branch-Samuels is charged with criminal homicide, possession of a firearm without a license, persons not to possess a firearm, and tampering with evidence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/samuels.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 277px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a <span style="color:#ff0000;">fatal&nbsp;</span>shooting in Fineview.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Paramedics and Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Henderson and Fountain streets at approximately 9:47 a.m. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a vehicle had flipped over onto its roof after running over the curb and into a fence. A&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">27-year-old&nbsp;</span>male victim was inside. He had been shot multiple times. Paramedics extricated him and transported him to AGH in critical condition.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">He was pronounced deceased at approximately 3 p.m.</span></p> <p>Detectives believe a white Ford Focus that was seen fleeing the scene was involved with the shooting. The scene was cleared at approximately 11:22 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:26:48 -0400 ZONE 4 INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5896 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 8:30 p.m., Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Frazier Street in Oakland for numerous calls of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, Officers found that no one had been shot but four shell casings were located in the middle of Frazier Street. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">A group of five adults&nbsp;</span>&ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">two males &amp; three females ages 19-22&nbsp;</span>&ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">stated that they saw a small red vehicle circle the area then begin shooting in their direction near the area of Dan Marino Field, which is at the intersection of Frazier and Parkview Avenue. One bullet went through a bedroom window, struck a lamp and became lodged in the drywall above a bed. A 20-year-old male was home at the time but was not injured. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">###</span></strong></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:52:54 -0400 INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY OF SHOTS FIRED FROM MOVING VEHICLES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5895 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 is investigating an incident involving shots fired between two moving cars. Investigators are requesting the public&rsquo;s assistance. Video is being released that shows the two vehicles driving along Perrysville Avenue. Gunshots can be heard. Click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/20160330_125207.mp4">here </a>for the video.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 1:52 p.m. on March 30, Officers from Zone 1, Bellevue, and Ross Township responded to the area of Perrysville Avenue for shots fired. The call originally began in the 2600 block. People in a red car with tinted windows and a white car were shooting at each other. No injuries were reported.</p> <p>Investigators say one of the cars had a partial plate of _ _ _7869. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Zone 1 at 412-323-7201. Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:44:04 -0400 PROLIFIC GRAFFITI TAGGER ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5894 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Squad arrested tagger Jerome Charles today. Charles, 30, of Lawrenceville, turned himself in to the Municipal Courts Building shortly before noon. A mug shot is not currently available.</p> <p>Charles is charged with 65 counts of criminal mischief for his graffiti tag &ldquo;CHU&rdquo; painted throughout the City. The majority of his tagging was done in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the Strip District, resulting in over $46,000 in damages.</p> <p>The arrest was made possible from a tip in 2014 when a witness watched him tag a box truck in Troy Hill. Detectives believe Charles has been tagging the City over the last five years.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Chu1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Chu2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Chu3.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:14:34 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION BY NARCOTICS UNIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5892 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics Unit has arrested Denver Sangster, 40, of Penn Hills, on a variety of drug charges.</p> <p>Based on an investigation that initiated in the City of Pittsburgh, Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant on Wednesday, March 30 at Sangster&rsquo;s residence in Penn Hills. Recovered items include 21 pounds of marijuana, 14 ounces of crack cocaine, 7 ounces of powder cocaine, over $2,200 in cash, 3 handguns, 1 rifle, ammunition, packaging equipment, and a cell phone.</p> <p>Sangster is charged with 3 counts of possession, 3 counts of possession with intent to deliver, and 1 count of drug paraphernalia.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DENVER SANGSTER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Denver.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/NV330.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 110px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:06:17 -0400 NON-FATAL HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5889 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating a shooting in Homewood.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 10:12 p.m. a 9-1-1 call came in for a male shot, along with several ShotSpotter notifications. Officers and Paramedics located two male victims, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, in the 6800 block of Kelly Street. One juvenile was shot in the arm while the other was shot in the leg. They were both transported to Presby where they are in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Investigators could not locate a scene. Additionally, the victims will not cooperate with the investigation. Detectives are working to determine the circumstances of the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:05:33 -0400 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5883 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:27 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, Firefighters responded to the 600 block of Collins Avenue in East Liberty for a one-alarm fire.</p> <p>Crews arrived to find smoke showing from the roof of the 3-story brick structure. Unsure if anyone was inside of the residence, Firefighters immediately entered the home to search for victims. It was quickly determined that the house was unoccpied at the time of the fire. Firefighters located and extinguished fire in a third floor bedroom.</p> <p>There were no injuries during the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates to the structure and its contents are approximately $25,000.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:22:57 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR OCCUPANTS OF 2 CARS FIRING GUNS IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5878 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the early morning shooting on March 29. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">James Williams, 22, of Northview Heights was arrested today and charged with 2 counts of carrying a firearm without a license, 2 counts of persons not to possess a firearm and escape. Tyland Witherspoon, 19, of Northview Heights was also arrested today and charged with carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering another person, propulsion of missiles, and escape.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Photos of the firearms recovered from the vehicle at the scene are pictured below.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">JAMES WILLIAMS</strong></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Williams.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>TYLAND WITHERSPOON</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Witherspoon.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_3581.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 133px;" /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_3586.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 133px;" /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_3591.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 133px;" /></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;Slightly before 2:30 a.m., Officers in Zone 1 were dispatched to the 800 block of Mt. Pleasant Road in Northview Heights for a report of shots fired involving a red and a silver vehicle. A K-9 Officer who was parked in a marked police vehicle near the intersection of Brighton Road and Marshall Avenue noticed a red Oldsmobile Alero being followed by a silver Honda Accord, began to follow the suspect vehicles, and called for backup.</p> <div>While traveling up Brighton Road beyond Wood Run Road, the front seat passenger in the Honda leaned out of the window began to shoot at the Alero. The Officer activated his vehicle&#39;s lights and siren. Then the Alero continued outbound on Brighton Road and got away.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Honda made a right turn onto Termon Avenue and collided with a retaining wall in the 3700 block. All three occupants fled on foot. The driver and the back seat passenger ran up Termon Avenue and made a left onto Parviss Street. The front seat passenger continued to run up Termon. The Officer deployed his K-9 partner who began to pursue the driver, but the driver got away. None of the suspects were apprehended. They are described as black males. The driver was wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt while both of the passengers were wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Three firearms were recovered from the abandoned vehicle. The investigation continues.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:42:04 -0400 EAST ALLEGHENY SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5874 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Paramedics Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the Pascoe Way in East Allegheny at approximately 7:15 p.m. for a report of shot fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 25-year-old male who had been shot twice &ndash; once in each leg. He was able to run about one half a block before collapsing on Retail Way. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:41:27 -0400 JUVENILES ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5873 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Three juvenile males have been arrested in Zone 1 after reports that shots were fired at a home in Northview Heights.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">On Friday, March 25 at approximately 8 a.m., a 61-year-old female was in her bedroom when she heard gunshots. Also in the residence at the time was a 40-year-old female and a 7-year-old male. The child was sleeping on a couch in the living room. No one was injured.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Officers discovered a bullet hole through the living room window and casings on the sidewalk outside of the residence. During the investigation, a Smith &amp; Wesson pistol was recovered and Officers were able to develop three male suspects with the assistance of housing community&#39;s security. The three were spotted walking up Hazlett Street toward Mt. Pleasant Road. One was immediately detained. The other two ran but were detained by a K-9 Officer. &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The male are 17,16 and 14. Their charges include possession of a firearm by a minor, firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_3541_(2).JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 267px;" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong style="text-align: center;">###</strong></div> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:03:40 -0400 STATEMENT REGARDING RECENTLY PROMOTED SERGEANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5872 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Earlier today, two Pittsburgh Police Officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant. One, Thomas Mignogna, had a temporary restraining order filed against him in 2006 by his now ex-wife.</p> <p>&quot;This is something that occurred in Sgt. Mignogna&#39;s remote pass and was part of the information the Office of Municipal Investigation collected during the pre-hire process. The temporary order was withdrawn and there were no charges, no arrest, and no further court action. With that said, Mignogna has been an exemplary officer since being hired in 2007 and was properly promoted to the rank of sergeant.&quot;</p> <p>The ex-wife requested previous temporary order in 1995. That request was also withdrawn with no action taken against Mignogna.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto added, &quot;I understand&nbsp;that the&nbsp;issues raised regarding Officer Mignogna occurred prior to his being hired as a city officer and were known by the Police Bureau and vetted as part of the promotion process.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Given the seriousness of domestic violence and my life-long&nbsp;commitment to the cause of protecting its victims, I have instructed Chief McLay to engage&nbsp;with the independent Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board&nbsp;to assure that city code regarding zero tolerance for domestic violence was fully followed in this case, and to report back to me immediately,&quot; said the Mayor. &ldquo;Domestic violence in any and&nbsp;all forms will not be tolerated under my&nbsp;administration.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Chief McLay began the review process Thursday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:08:47 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN BELZTHOOVER UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5871 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:30 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Frampton Avenue in Beltzhoover for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, the male victim was discovered in a wooded area off of the roadway. He had been shot multiple times. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:56:20 -0400 JUVENILE SHOT IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5870 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:05 p.m., Paramedics and Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N. Charles Street and Canter Way for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 15-year-old male had been struck by a bullet in the left leg. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>At this stage of the investigation, it is believed that the victim exited a store near the intersection of Perrysville Avenue and N. Charles, walked onto Legion Way, and was shot in a vacant lot beside a structure in the 2900 block of N. Charles. That is where they found the food and drink the victim had purchased from the store.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:23:34 -0400 TWO POLICE OFFICERS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5869 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two Pittsburgh Police officers were promoted to the rank of Sergeant this morning at a ceremony in City Council Chambers.</p> <p>Thomas Mignogna, who previously worked in Zone 5, started with the Police Bureau on February 5, 2007. Sgt. Mignogna will be assigned to Zone 2.</p> <p>Eric Baker started with the Police Bureau on September 28, 2009. He was previously assigned to the Violent Crime Unit in Major Crimes and will now be Zone 3&rsquo;s newest Sergeant.</p> <p>For photos of the ceremony, visit the Pittsburgh Police on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice/">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/pghpolice">Twitter</a>.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:18:01 -0400 ZONE 4 DETECTIVES SEEK TO IDENTIFY BICYCLE THIEF http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5856 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking assistance in identifying an individual involved in a recent burglary.</p> <p>At approximately 3:18 a.m. on March 18, an unknown male rode up to the front entrance of Pro Bikes in the 5800 block of Forbes Avenue on his own bike. He left the area, but came back a short time later on foot and broke the front entrance glass to the store. The actor store two specialized FatBoy bicycles.</p> <p>The suspect is believed to be a black male, possibly between 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;-5&rsquo;11&rdquo;. Anyone with information is asked to contact Zone 4 Detectives at 412-422-6578.</p> <p>Click on &quot;View Photo Album&quot; to watch the video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:01:29 -0400 SWAT CALL IN LAWRENCEVILLE ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5848 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 Zone 2 Officers were dispatched for a possible burglary in progress at a residence in the 100 block 38th Street in Lawrenceville. While enroute, a suspect vehicle plate was broadcast, which turned out to be a stolen vehicle, and it was reported that at least four actors were on scene, loading property into the stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Officers encountered two actors in the rear of the residence. These actors, both juveniles, were taken into custody. At the same time, two victims exited the front of the residence and reported that two more actors were possibly still inside, and they were possibly armed with assault rifles. SWAT was called to the scene and eventually cleared the residence without finding additional actors. Recovered items included an air or paintball rifle and a Taser with 2 spent cartridges. It appears that the motive for the burglary was to take a collection of tennis shoes from the residence. At this time, paperwork is still being completed. Additional information will be provided at a later time. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:33:15 -0400 INVESTIGATION INTO RECENT CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN SHERADEN RESULTS IN 2 ARRESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5846 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two males have been arrested resulting from increased patrols in Sheraden after several reports of juvenile criminal mischief and shots fired in Sheraden.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The reported incidents occurred over a three-day period from March 15 to March 18. Zone 6 began nightly patrols intended to catch those responsible. Among the reported incidents was a call for shots fired at approximately 10:18 p.m. March 17 in the 3000 block of Zephyr Street. Officers located shell casings in the area and found bullet holes in the front wall of a residence. One of the bullets entered a room that was occupied by four children.</p> <p class="p1">After collecting some evidence, Detectives developed a main suspect. Then on March 18 at approximately 5:48 p.m., Detectives spotted the main suspect get into a vehicle on Wyncotte Street. Approximately two minutes later, the vehicle stopped in the 600 block of Hillsboro Street and the front seat passenger and the back seat passenger, both 17 years old, exited the vehicle and began walking along Hillsboro. Detectives approached them&nbsp; and could see a heavy object weighing down the front of the sweatshirt worn by one of the juveniles. As that juvenile turned toward the Detectives, a revolver could be seen in the pocket of the sweatshirt. The juvenile with the gun, who is a Sheraden resident, was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a firearm without a license. The other juvenile was not arrested.</p> <p class="p1">The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Terrance Murphy of McKees Rocks, continued driving after dropping the two juveniles off. He was stopped near the intersection of Hillsboro and Bridgely. Detectives observed a firearm protruding from between the passenger and driver&#39;s seats. Murphy was detained without incident. Murphy has a prior felony conviction and does not have a license to carry firearms. His charges include person not to possess a firearm, firearm not to be carried without a license, and various motor vehicle violations.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:23:49 -0400 MULTIPLE GUNSHOTS LEAD TO SWAT CALL IN STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5845 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:35 a.m., Zone 2 Officers who were working a directed patrol in the Strip District heard five to six shots fired but could not locate the origin of the gunfire. Another Officer who was working a detail in the area also heard the gunfire. While searching for the source, approximately seven more shots were heard prompting the Officer to take cover in an alley as a result of thinking he was being targeted. Various civilians fled the area as well. The area was searched and cleared and no shooter was located. Officers returned to service.</p> <p>Then, at approximately 2 a.m., an Officer heard more gunfire and observed the muzzle flash from the roof of a residence in the 1600 block of Penn Avenue. SWAT was called to the location and eventually made entry into the residence. They encountered a single person who said he had just moved into the residence.</p> <p>A search recovered several firearms, spent casings, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol).</p> <p>The resident, identified as 24-year-old Sean Bastin, formerly of Vandergrift, was placed in custody at approximately 4:15 a.m. His charges include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:28:39 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR GRAFFITI TAGGER WHO PAINTED PEACE SIGNS THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5844 <p>UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Task Force has identified and arrested the individual responsible for tagging Downtown Pittsburgh with blue peace signs in March.</p> <p>Myers Williams, 24, of Brentwood, was charged with 13 counts of criminal mischief for his peace sign tags throughout downtown. Williams sprayed 34 tags on 13 different buildings throughout Downtown in the early morning hours of March 18. He caused approximately $23,800 in damages. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MYERS WILLIAMS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Myers_Williams.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Unit is encouraging property owners to call 911 if they have been victimized by a graffiti tagger who sprayed a blue peace sign on numerous properties today. According to the investigation, within approximately 30 minutes between 4:20 and 4:50 a.m., a black male spray painted the symbol on at least 25 places throughout Downtown. A photo of the suspect is being released with the hope of identifying him.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/peace_sign_tager.png" style="width: 200px; height: 379px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:53:50 -0400 WOMAN MISSING FROM HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5837 <p><font color="#ff0000">UPDATE: Nina Diggs has been located. The Missing Persons Unit has been notified that she made her way to a local hospital and is safe and unharmed.</font></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is searching for Nina Diggs, 61, of Homewood. Diggs was last seen March 15 exiting a Yellow Cab in the 7400 block of Monticello Street at approximately 5 p.m. She does not have needed prescription medication.</p> <p>Diggs is described as a black female with partially grey hair and brown eyes. She is 5&rsquo;2&rdquo; and weighs 135 pounds.</p> <p>Anyone who sees Diggs or knows her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>NINA DIGGS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Nina_Diggs.png" style="width: 250px; height: 283px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:27:05 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5836 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The media is encouraged to cover this annual tradition of police officers serving the community during the Easter holiday.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault and Family Crisis Unit will team with the Fraternal Order of Police to make Easter Baskets for a Child&rsquo;s Place at Mercy Hospital, The Child Advocacy Center of Children&rsquo;s Hospital, and the Women&rsquo;s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The tradition was started by the late Detective Richard Fox. Community volunteers will assist.</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> Pittsburgh Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Avenue</p> <p><strong>WHEN: </strong>Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Media is asked to assemble in the lobby and will be escorted to the Theresa Rocco Room promptly at 6 p.m.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:09:54 -0400 PAROLEE VISIT LEADS TO ZONE 5 DRUG BUST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5835 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; During a check-in visit with a parolee in Homewood, PA State Parole Agents summoned Zone 5 Officers to the residence in the 7000 block of Mt. Vernon Street after they saw drugs.</p> <p>A subsequent search of the residence yielded several items that should not have been in the possession of the parolee, identified as Andrae Pride, 24, of Homewood. The following items were recovered: two military-style ballistic vests, a military-style gas mask, a plastic shopping bag containing approximately 19 bricks of heroin (the equivalent of approximately 950 stamp bags), a large bag of white powder, a large quantity of cash, a .50 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, and a .40 caliber pistol with an extended clip.</p> <p>Pride was arrested on charges that include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and persons not to possess firearms.</p> <p>Also present in the residence was Sherell Clausell, 23, also of Homewood. She was arrested on charges that include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, and carrying a firearm without a license.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ANDRAE PRIDE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;SHERELL CLAUSELL</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ANDRAE_PRIDE.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sherell_Clausell.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_5585.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:50:57 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENTS IN ZONE 4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5834 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is attempting to identify an individual involved in at least one recent criminal mischief incident in Zone 4.</p> <p>The photo below was taken after a witness observed the suspect key a car at Elwood and S. Negley on January 19. Since then, there have been 16 incidents where vehicles have been keyed in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland. The most recent incident took place on March 13 in the 300 block of S. Highland Avenue.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding the identity of the male below is asked to contact Zone 4 Detectives at 412-422-6578.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Zone_4_Car_Key.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:18:32 -0400 UPDATE: GARFIELD HOME INVASION PROMPTS SWAT CALLOUT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5831 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 10:30 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 300 block of N Graham Street for the report of a home invasion. According to the investigation, a male victim arrived to the residence in his vehicle when three unknown black male actors, all armed with guns and wearing ski masks, drug him out of the vehicle and into the house. Once inside, the actors robbed the victim and the five other individuals inside of the house. At some point, shots were fired inside of the residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">As Officers arrived on scene, a witness reported seeing at least two actors flee through the back of the residence. Officers were unable to determine if a third actor was still inside of the house. As a result, SWAT was activated and called to the scene at 10:54 p.m. After clearing each floor of the 3-story residence, it was determined no individuals remained inside of the house. Shell casings were recovered inside of the residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paramedics were on scene during the incident; however, there were no injuries and all victims were able to make it out safely. The investigation is ongoing. No further description of the actors is available at this point.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">One of the victims inside of the residence - Parrish Rush, 46, of Garfield - was subsequently arrested after responding detectives located a stolen gun, a bag containing pills, and a police scanner in his bedroom. He was transported to the ACJ.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:49:29 -0400 POLICE ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5830 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking public assistance in identifying an individual involved in a recent burglary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sometime between 7 p.m. on March 11 and 7:50 a.m. on March 12, an unknown black male actor broke into the Delta Foundation in the 900 block of&nbsp; Galveston Avenue. The actor entered by opening a trap door on the side of the building. Computers, iPads, and an LCD projected were taken. The actor was wearing a gray tossle cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He is believed to be approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall and weighs 200 pounds with a beard. He is believed to be between 25 and 35 years old.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual is asked to contact Zone 1 Detectives at 412-323-7201.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Delta_Foundation.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 205px;" /></span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:27:58 -0400 FEMALE CHARGED AFTER TEEN FALLS FROM VEHICLE IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5827 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:45 p.m. on February 29, Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 7400 block of Race Street for a 15-year-old male who had fallen from the trunk of a vehicle. The male was rushed to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced deceased on March 8.</p> <p>After further investigation and consultation with the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office, Pittsburgh Police have charged Nadia Goins-Samuels, 23, of Homewood with homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, and unauthorized persons or devices hanging from a vehicle. Goins-Samuels turned herself in to the Municipal Courts Building shortly before 9 a.m. today. A photo is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:35:49 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY AT OAKLAND GAS STATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5821 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 4 Officers responded to the 300 block of Craft Avenue in Oakland at approximately 2:05 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery at the Sunoco gas station.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the black male actor demanded that a store clerk put money from the register into a white grocery bag and brandished a silver hand gun. The actor then fled the store on foot toward Kennet Square. He is described as being 5&rsquo;5&rdquo; and approximately 130 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, black jeans, white gloves, and a mask covered his face. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:45:38 -0400 FATAL HOMEWOOD NORTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5819 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in the 1100 block of Wheeler Street in Homewood North.</p> <p>According to initial stages of investigation, it is believed that the male victim was visiting a neighbor when he was shot multiple times at approximately 6:20 p.m. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene at approximately 6:38 p.m. No description of the shooter is available; however, it is believed that the shooter fled on foot.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released when possible.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:56:59 -0400 EAST LIBERTY FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5815 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a one-alarm fire in the 5700 block of East Liberty Boulevard that occurred Sunday, March 13. The origin of the fire was on the third floor and the determination of the cause is pending investigation. The Arson Squad is continuing the investigation. Damage is estimated at $2,500.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:47:25 -0400 FATAL VEHICLE CRASH IN POINT BREEZE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5813 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle accident in Point Breeze.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 3:20 a.m. Police and Paramedics responded to the 6800 block of Penn Avenue for a single vehicle accident. The vehicle struck a telephone pole, and a 21-year-old female victim who was sitting in the front passenger seat was ejected from the vehicle. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Presbyterian where she was pronounced deceased. The 29-year-old male driver was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The cause of the crash is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 09:59:30 -0400 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE ATTRACTS RECORD CROWD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5812 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Another successful St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade is in the books for the City of Pittsburgh.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Downtown parade attracted more than 200,000 people, one of the largest Pittsburgh has seen. Festivities following the parade in Market Square were busy but calm. Police encountered a well-behaved crowd, which resulted in two physical arrests and two citations for public urination. One 48-year-old male was arrested following a domestic, and another 50-year-old male was arrested for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. EMS responded to 16 calls and transported 11 patients Downtown between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cleanup efforts for the parade were completed as of 6 p.m.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day participants in the South Side began celebrating early in the afternoon. Police made one arrest via summons for DUI and issued 34 citations.&nbsp;</span>Officers responded to 20 calls on the Northshore and made three arrests. EMS responded to 41 calls and transported 30 patients.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The City of Pittsburgh would like to thank residents and visitors alike for celebrating safely and responsibly.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:03:05 -0400 NO INJURIES IN DOWNTOWN HIGH-RISE FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5810 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&mdash; At approximately 7:30 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to Piatt Place at 301 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue for the report of a fire. The high-rise plan was put into place and 3-alarms were called due to the size of the building. Firefighters located the fire in the kitchen area of a residence on the 6<sup>th</sup> floor. The building&rsquo;s sprinkler system activated, which assisted in containing the fire. Crews are working to ventilate the building and assess damages. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:33:10 -0500 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN ZONE 1 UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5808 <p class="p1"><font color="#ff0000">UPDATE 11:40 a.m. 3/14/2016: The actor responsible for the shooting outlined in the press release below has been identified and arrested. With the assistance of video survaillence, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violent Intervention Unit quickly identified Gary Brock as the actor and a warrant for his arrest was issued at approximately 10 p.m. on the same day the shooting took place. Zone 1 Officers took Brock into custody at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to express appreciation for the continued support from the community to help solve crime.</font></p> <p class="p1"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">GARY BROCK</strong></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/gary_brock.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 12:32 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to a call for shots fired near Mercy and Letcshe Street in Fineview. Upon arrival Officers encountered a 25 year old male victim who had been shot in the leg.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the victim was in a building in the 1800 block of Letsche Street when he got into an argument with an unknown black male wearing tight burgundy pants and a black tank top. The victim began to walk on Mercy Street when the actor began shooting at the victim. The actor fled behind an apartment complex on Letsche Street. The victim was transported to AGH in stable condition. Detectives located spent shell casings near the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:38:50 -0500 GARFIELD FATAL FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5807 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 1:31 p.m. first responders received a 911 call for a house fire in the 5100 block of Kincaid Street. Firefighters arrived on scene at 1:36 p.m. to find the fire on the second floor of the residence. A 76-year-old male victim was also located on the second floor. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. An elderly female was also inside of the residence at the time of the fire. She received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire, which was under control by 1:55 p.m. The residence where the fire originated received moderate damage, while the adjoining duplex was not damaged.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Two first responders were also injured when they first arrived on scene. A paramedic and a police officer were received minor injuries while trying to assist the victims. They were both transported to Mercy Hospital. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:30:55 -0500 SOUTH OAKLAND BUSINESS ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5804 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred in South Oakland last evening.</p> <p>At approximately 11:44 p.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the Sunoco in the 300 block of Craft Avenue. According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the store and pulled a blue grocery bag from his pocket. The actor pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded money from the register. As the clerk placed the money in the bag, the actor reached for the loose change in the drawer. The actor fled from the store toward Kennett Square.</p> <p>The actor is between 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; and 6&rsquo; tall. He had the hood of a sweatshirt tied tight around his face along with a bandana.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:47:53 -0500 MALE GRAZED BY BULLET IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5802 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Fineview.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 4:54 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were notified that an adult male victim walked into AGH with a graze wound. According to the investigation, a van containing two adults and several juveniles was in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive when an unknown gunman fired several shots at the van. The adult male passenger was grazed in the leg by a bullet. The victim immediately self-reported to AGH. There were no additional injuries.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The victim and witnesses were unable to provide a description of the shooter. Additionally, no crime scene was found. No additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><strong><span class="s1">###</span></strong></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:03:23 -0500 NARCOTICS, FIREARMS RECOVERED IN FINEVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5795 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested two individuals in Zone 1 for various drug and firearm charges.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">On Monday, March 7 at approximately 4:44 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1600 block of Sandusky Court for a drug complaint. As Officers went to the residence, two individuals &ndash; later identified as James Lee Livingston, 20, of Perry South, and Deandre Bratcher, 26, of Perry South &ndash; exited the apartment. Bratcher had an active warrant and was immediately taken into custody. Officers located a brick of heroin and crack cocaine on his person.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While Officers took Bratcher into custody, an overpowering odor of marijuana was coming from the apartment. When Officers entered the apartment, they observed packaging equipment for narcotics and loose marijuana. After observing the contents of the apartment, Livingston was taken into custody. Three cell phones and $323.00 were found on his person.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Officers obtained a search warrant and found heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, several firearms, over $1,500 in cash, ammunition and packaging equipment. (See photo below)</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Both Livingston and Bratcher were taken to the ACJ. Their charges include 4 counts of persons not to possess a firearm, 2 counts of possession of firearm with altered mfg. number, 4 counts of possession w/ intent to deliver controlled substance, 4 counts of possession of controlled substance, and one count of paraphernalia- use or possession.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Fineview.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>JAMES LEE LIVINGSTON</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/James_Lee_Livingston_2.JPG" style="width: 194px; height: 230px;" /></strong></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>DEANDRE BRATCHER</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Deandre_Bratcher_2.JPG" style="width: 195px; height: 234px;" /></strong></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><strong><span class="s1">###</span></strong></p> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:38:14 -0500 HAZELWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5789 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a shooting in Hazelwood.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 10 p.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired in the 200 block of Winston Street. Upon arrival they located a 15-year-old male on a porch with a gunshot wound to the leg. Paramedics transported him to Mercy where he is currently in critical condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">No further information is available at this time. Detectives have located a crime scene near where the victim was found and are working to determine the circumstances of this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:16:52 -0500 GOOD SAMARITAN TACKLES PURSE THIEF IN SQUIRREL HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5785 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 4:09 p.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue. According to the investigation, the 85 year old female victim was sitting on a bench in the parking lot waiting for a ride when an unknown male in a blue ski mask grabbed her purse from the cart and ran from the parking lot. A 26 year old female witness started yelling and ran after the suspect. A 31 year old male witness heard the witness yelling and observed the actor riding on a black bicycle with the purse. The male witness chased the suspect on foot. He observed the suspect turn left onto Beacon Street off of Murray Avenue. The male witness caught up to the suspect and tackled him off of the bicycle.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The male witness then warned the suspect that he had a firearm and removed it from his holster; however, he did not point the firearm at the suspect and quickly re-holstered it. The suspect got back onto the bicycle and fled on Murray. The suspect dropped the purse and it was later returned recovered to the victim.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The male witness possessed a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is a white male who was wearing a brown coat, black hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and black boots. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact 9-1-1.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 22:06:30 -0500 TEEN GRAZED IN THE ARM IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5784 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; Shortly after 9 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Antrim Street for the report of a shooting. According to the investigation, a 13 year old male victim was in the street when a black male actor approached the victim and shot him. The victim was transported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital with a graze wound to the arm. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is currently working to determine the circumstances of the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:37:32 -0500 FATAL SHOOTING IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5783 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a fatal shooting in Perry South.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 7:49 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the 600 block of Chautauqua Street for the report of a male shot. Upon arrival, they found a 52 year old male in the middle of the street with at least one gunshot wound. Paramedics transported him to AGH in critical condition; however, he was pronounced deceased at 8:28 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:32:55 -0500 ARGUMENT LEADS TO SHOOTING IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5772 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an early morning shooting in East Hills.</p> <p>At approximately 5:13 a.m. Zone 5 Officers were called to the 2200 block of Wilner Driver for the report of a male shot. Upon arrival they encountered a 37-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim became engaged in a verbal argument with a 26-year-old male actor. The argument turned physical and the victim was shot. The actor fled the scene but later self-reported to the Zone 5 Police Station. Detectives are currently working to determine the circumstances of the incident and are interviewing all parties involved.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:25:49 -0500 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST ALLEGHENY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5768 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning.</p> <p>At approximately 1:37 a.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to JR&rsquo;s Bar at 520 East Ohio Street for the report of shots fired. When Officers arrived on scene, they learned that the victim - a 36 year-old male from McKees Rocks - sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to AGH by private means.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim attempted to break up an argument inside of the bar. An unknown black male actor became upset with the situation and left the bar. When the victim left the bar a short time later, the actor fired shots at the victim from across the street. Shell casings were recovered at the scene.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:35:34 -0500 UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEEKING HELP LOCATING 18-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5767 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE: </strong>Vance Meinhart-McBurney has been located and is safe. After a thorough search of the wooded area around Swisshelm Park, it turned out that McBurney was at a home of someone he knows in Hazelwood. Detectives working the case found a handwritten note among McBurney&#39;s belongings that eventually led to him being located. Many thanks to the the public, the media, PA State Police, Swissvale Police, and the AlleghenyMountain Rescue Group for their efforts to bring McBurney back home safely.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for assistance in locating 18-year-old Vance Meinhart-McBurney from Swisshelm Park. He was last seen today (Sunday, February 28, 2016) at 12:45 p.m. Meinhart-McBurney has the mental capacity of a 6 year old. He is described as a light skinned black male, 5&rsquo;4&rdquo;, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing tan sweat pants, a blue sweatshirt with the word Conroy written in white letters on the front, and black tennis shoe.</p> <p>Anyone who has seen Vance Meinhart-McBurney should call Pittsburgh Police at 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>VANCE MEINHART-MCBURNEY</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Meinhart-McBurney.png" style="width: 252px; height: 261px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:45:24 -0500 MAN ARRESTED AFTER ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5765 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested a male in connection with a business robbery earlier today.</p> <p>At approximately 10:30 a.m. a male actor - later identified as Charles Walker, 68, of Sheraden &ndash; entered the Sheraden Mini-Mart at 649 Hillsboro Street and robbed the female clerk at knifepoint. The actor fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Within an hour after the robbery occurred, Zone 6 Officers apprehended the actor a short distance away from the store.</p> <p>Walker was arrested and transported to the ACJ. He will be charged with robbery.</p> <p><strong>CHARLES WALKER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Charles_Walker.png" style="width: 200px; height: 227px; " /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:36:53 -0500 UPDATE: SHOOTING IN BEDFORD DWELLINGS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5764 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE (2/29/2016 4:10 p.m.) &ndash; <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Detectives along with Zone 1 Officers today arrested&nbsp;Elliott Blackwell in the Hill District.</span></span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">His charges are criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person for a shooting last week on Bedford Avenue as referenced below.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>ELLIOTT BLACKWELL</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Elliott_Blackwell.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 251px;" /></span></div> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Bedford Dwellings.</p> <p>At approximately 8:38 a.m. on Feb. 27, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 2500 block of Bedford Avenue for the report of a male shot. Upon arrival they discovered a <span style="color:#000000;">24-year-old male who had been shot twice in the chest and sustained a graze wound to the head.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">According to the investigation, the male was outside of a residence when a black male actor approached him and fired several shots. The actor fled the scene toward Junilla Street. The actor was wearing a red jacket, black tossle cap, blue jeans and black shoes at the time of the shooting.&nbsp;Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:58:36 -0500 FIGHT LEADS TO SHOOTING IN EAST ALLEGHENY BAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5760 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:59 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to Peanutz Bar, 408 E. Ohio Street, for a report that a male has been shot in the back and had driven himself to the hospital.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two males got into a fight near the rear of the bar. The 26-year-old victim was shot inside of the bar and the actor fled on foot. &nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:57:22 -0500 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN BEDFORD DWELLINGS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5759 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:51 a.m., Paramedics and Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Chauncey Drive for a shots fired report. Enroute, dispatch updated them that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 24-year-old victim had been shot in the calf. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</p> <p>No further information is currently available. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:55:06 -0500 HOMEWOOD NORTH HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5758 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:50 a.m., Paramedics and Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Stoneville Street in Homewood North for a report of an armed home invasion and the abduction of an 18 year old female.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered a male victim who had been stabbed multiple times along with two other female occupants who were not harmed. The house had been ransacked. It is believed that several males rushed into the home after the male victim answered the door.</p> <p>McKeesport Police informed dispatch that the 18 year old female had been located. It has been determined that she was not abducted.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the male victim to UPMC Presbyterian in fair condition.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:52:20 -0500 UPDATE: TWO CARS STOLEN FROM PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5757 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">After further investigation, Detectives determined a burglary/home invasion did not occur as originally reported on February 25. Police have arrested Nyla Nicopulos, 18, of Perry South via summons. She is charged with false reports to law enforcement authorities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:06 p.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to the 2600 block of Maple Avenue in Perry South for a report that two cars had been stolen. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that two actors wearing black ski mask approached the house while the female victim was exiting. When the victim saw the males approaching, she attempted to run back inside of her home, but that males were able to get inside. They pointed guns at her and grabbed the keys to the cars &ndash; a blue 2004 Volkswagen Golf and a Silver Cadillac SRX. The female was uninjured. The investigation has not yet determined if this incident was connected to an earlier incident on Marshall Avenue.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:19:23 -0500 HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5756 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:07 p.m. , Zone 1 Officers responded to the 600 block of Marshall Avenue in Perry South for a report of a home invasion.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a married couple &ndash; a 60-year-old female and a 59-year-old male &ndash; were home when they heard someone walking up the porch steps. The male opened the door and four actors rushed inside. One used a taser on the male while another pointed a gun at the female. The actors used duct tape to on the hands and eyes of both victims. The male appeared to have been beaten with a hammer. The female was punched. At least one gun was seen.</p> <p>Paramedics transported both to a local hospital. The male was in serious to critical condition and the female was in serious condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>Several items are believed to have been taken from the residence.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 22:44:02 -0500 GAS STATION ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5753 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred early this morning at the Exxon Gas Station in the 7300 block of Butler Street near the boarder of Highland Park and Morningside.</p> <p>At approximately 5:22 a.m. the store clerk was in the kitchen area preparing food when two male actors entered the store. One actor was carrying a small baseball bat and told the clerk not to move from the kitchen area. The actors took money from the register and safe, along with numerous boxes of cigarettes.</p> <p>The first male actor is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old. He is approximately 5&rsquo;6&rdquo; tall, 180 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white and blue sneakers. The second male is described as a black male in his 30&rsquo;s, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; tall, 180 pounds and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and brown boots.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:06:21 -0500 ARREST MADE AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES RESIDENCE IN POLISH HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5747 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:20 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 3300 block of Brereton Street in Polish Hill for a vehicle into an occupied structure. Upon arrival, Officers encountered the driver of the vehicle - Lorenzo Owens, 32, of Swissvale. According to the investigation, Owens was driving on 30<sup>th</sup> Street when he drove through the front yard and struck a single family structure on Brereton Street. Owens was taken to Zone 6 for field sobriety testing and was then taken into custody. His charges include DUI &ndash; highest rate of alcohol, DUI general impairment, drivers required to be licensed, recklessly endangering another person, and careless driving. A photo of Owens is not currently available.</p> <p>The occupants of the residence were asleep at the time of the accident and were uninjured.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:11:39 -0500 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN HAZELWOOD UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5746 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 2016, Paramedics and Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Monongahela Street and Hazelwood Avenue for a report that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 17-year-old male had been shot in the right forearm. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. Investigators determined that in addition to the victim, three unoccupied, parked vehicles were also struck by gunfire. No description of the shooter has been determined.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:24:02 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN HOMEWOOD WEST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5744 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:05 p.m. on February 22, Firefighters responded to the 6700 block of Frankstown Avenue for a one-alarm fire. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the first floor of the three-story vacant structure. Black smoke was also showing from the second floor windows. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The brick structure with wood siding sustained approximately $15,000 in damages.</p> <p>There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:13:46 -0500 NON-FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST HILLS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5740 <div style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></div> <div style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:14px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">At approximately 11:45 p.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the area of Singer Place in the East Hills for a call for shots fired. While enroute, they were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Sickles Street where they made contact with the 20-year-old black male victim from Perry North.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The victim had a gun shot wound to his left shoulder. He reportedly was driving along Karl Street when he heard multiple gun shots and then realized he was shot. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</font></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The Group Violence Intervention Unit is handling the investigation.</font></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>###</strong></font></span></div> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:08:42 -0500 ARREST MADE IN GARFIELD SHOTS FIRED CALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5736 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 7:48 p.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of Dearborn Street in Garfield for a report of gunfire.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Upon arrival, Officers were told that a male actor got into a verbal argument with the property owner and fired a single shot before fleeing on foot to a residence just a few doors away. Officers located the actor, identified as Joseph Fisher, Jr., and took him into custody without further incident.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Fisher&#39;s charges include being a person not to possess a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated assault, and&nbsp;terrorist&nbsp;threats.</span></div> <p><strong>JOSEPH FISHER, JR.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Joseph_Fisher.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 23:16:34 -0500 GARFIELD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5735 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 6:42 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Bureau of Fire were dispatched to the 5100 block of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Rosetta</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;Street in Garfield for an arson in progress.&nbsp;</span></p> <div><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The one-alarm fire was&nbsp;extinguished&nbsp;and there were no injuries.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The Arson Squad is handling the investigation, which is currently ongoing.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:44:50 -0500 POLICE LOOKING FOR 4 MEGAN'S LAW OFFENDERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5734 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault/Family Violence Unit would like to announce that arrest warrants have been issued for the following four individuals for failure to comply with the law requiring them to register with the sex offender registry:</p> <p><strong>DWAN WILLIAM DORSETT</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dwan_Dorsett.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 249px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>ROBERT FULMER</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Robert_Fulmer.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 157px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RUSSELL JENNINGS&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Russell_Jennings.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 310px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>JAMES WILLIAMS SANDERS&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/James_Williams_Sanders.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>Anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of these individuals is encouraged to contact the Sex Assault/Family Violence Unit by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p>For more information about Megan&rsquo;s Law, visit www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:16:35 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL STABBING IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5731 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong>Sommer Bernard, 37, of Brighton Heights has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>SOMMER BERNARD</strong></span></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sommer_Bernard.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 262px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a fatal stabbing in Brighton Heights.</p> <p>Zone 1 Officers responded to Verner Court at approximately 7:22 p.m. for the report of a domestic. Upon arrival they discovered a female who had been stabbed. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene. The female suspect fled the scene on foot and was quickly located a short distance away. The suspect has been transported to police headquarters for questioning.</p> <p>The Violent Crime Unit is working to determine the details of this incident. No further information is available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 21:10:48 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL FIRE IN HOMEWOOD UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5730 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Police have arrested a female in connection with the early morning fatal fire in Homewood. Latoya Lyerly, 42, of Homewood, is being charged with 3 counts of criminal homicide, aggravated arson, arson endangering persons, arson endangering property, and causing or risking a catastrophe.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Below is an updated photo of Lyerly.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">LATOYA LYERLY</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Latoya.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a fatal 2-alarm fire in the 1500 block of N Lang Avenue in Homewood.</p> <p>At approximately 6:21 a.m. the smoke alarm in a neighboring residence was activated. Fire crews were dispatched at approximately 6:25 a.m. While crews were responding to the scene, the 911 Emergency Call Center also received a call at 6:28 a.m. for the fire. Firefighters arrived on scene at 6:30 a.m. to find fire throughout the 3-floor structure. A second alarm was called at 6:32 a.m.</p> <p>Firefighters discovered the bodies of two male victims on the second floor. Paramedics pronounced them deceased on the scene. Crews reentered the structure a short time later for a secondary search and located a third male victim on the third floor.</p> <p>The neighboring residence was occupied and received minor smoke damage. The occupants of that home were uninjured. There were no injuries to firefighters.</p> <p>The cause and origin of the fire are currently under investigation.</p> <p>Many thanks to the Salvation Army for being on scene to assist first responders.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:16:12 -0500 UPDATE: SWAT CALLED AFTER FATAL SHOOTING IN OBSERVATORY HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5725 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:30 p.m. Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 100 block of Waldorf Street in Observatory Hill for reports that a male had been shot multiple times. Upon arrival, Officers initiated CPR until Paramedics took over.&nbsp;The 19-year-old victim was taken to AGH where he was pronounced deceased at 2:20 p.m.</p> <p>Officers located footprints in the snow from the scene of the shooting to a home in the 4000 block of Franklin Street. &nbsp;SWAT was summoned to the scene and the Pittsburgh Perry High School was placed on a temporary lockdown.</p> <p>According to the initial stages of the investigation, there is believed to have been one, male shooter. <span style="color:#ff0000;">Upon getting a search warrant, SWAT decleared that there was no actor inside of the residence at approximately 6:08 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:49:16 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5719 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE (2/18/2016 12:45 p.m.) The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit has located Eric Kunkle on the South Side. He is safe, unharmed and informed investigators that he wants to be left alone.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting assistance from the public in locating Eric Kunkle, 39. Kunkle is wheelchair bound and may be in the Oakland or Southside neighborhoods. He was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 when he left Manor Care, 550 S. Negley Ave. Kunkle is described as a white male, 5&rsquo;3&rdquo; with brown hair and brown eyes.</p> <p>Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Missing Persons Unit by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p>ERIC KUNKLE</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/EricKunkle.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 237px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:20:57 -0500 MT. WASHINGTON SWAT CALL ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5713 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 9 p.m. Pittsburgh Police were called to the 200 block of Merrimac Street in Mt. Washington for a domestic. According to the investigation, a male actor <span style="color:#ff0000;">- later identified as Dayvon Tyrie Pack, 24, of Allentown - </span>was arguing with a female victim inside of a residence. The actor gained access to a firearm and threatened to harm her. The victim and others inside of the residence were able to safely leave and flee to another location.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When the male refused to exit the residence, SWAT was activated. The actor peacefully surrendered after SWAT deployed gas canisters into the structure. He was taken into custody without further incident. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Pack is charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, and possessing instruments of crime.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:41:06 -0500 BANKSVILLE ROAD BUSINESS ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5711 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE (2/12/16): The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested 28-year-old Melissa Santoro of Banksville in connection with three recent robberies along Banksville Road. Two occurred at the Sunoco in the 1700 block, and the third was at the Rite Aid in the 3600 block. The press release below describes the most recent incident. </span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">MELISSA SANTORO</strong></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Melissa_Santoro.JPG" style="width: 188px; height: 226px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred last evening in Zone 6.</p> <p>At approximately 8:17 p.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to Sunoco in the 1700 block of Banksville Road for the report of a robbery. According to the investigation, a white female actor entered the store and walked around while holding a handkerchief to her face. The actor approached the cashier, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The cashier complied and opened the register. The actor also demanded a pack of cigarettes before placing the gun into her purse and fleeing the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. The cashier was uninjured.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 20 and 40 years old. She is approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; and 140 pounds with a thin build.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police by at&nbsp;412-323-7151.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:48:27 -0500 SWAT CALLED TO RESIDENCE IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON-BELMAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5707 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2016, Zone 5 Officers and the Group Violence Intervention Unit responded to a 9-1-1 call that a male had been shot in the hand outside of a residence in the 7100 block of Verona Boulevard in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar.</p> <p>It was learned that the victim was being transported to the hospital by his two co-workers. Paramedics intercepted them near Lincoln Avenue and Shetland Street and transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the three workers with a private company were preparing to do some minor work on the residence to prepare it for the winter. The workers expected the residence to be vacant. They opened the front door and were preparing to bring their equipment inside, when a male came out of the house firing a weapon. They dove for cover behind their work truck. Multiple shell casings were collected from inside and outside of the residence. SWAT cleared the building and did not find anyone inside. Investigators received information that an 18-year-old male who was living at the residence, may have fled in a grey SUV and a Be On the Look Out alert was issued.</p> <p>At this point, no arrest has been made and no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:40:41 -0500 JEWELRY STORY BURGLARY UNDER INVESTIGATION IN DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5706 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 responded to Yuriy&rsquo;s Jewelry Store, 643 Smithfield St. in Downtown, for a burglary at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2016.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a safe was emptied of its contents, which consisted of an assortment of jewelry, coins, and currency. A hole was in the back of the safe and another hole went through the wall and into an adjacent and vacant building.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:36:30 -0500 2-ALARM FIRE IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5703 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:49 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, Firefighters were dispatched to the 900 block of Lillian Street for a structure fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find flames in the 2 &frac12; story vacant single family home. One Firefighter was treated at the scene by Paramedics for debris stuck in his eye. He did not require transportation to the hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fire was under control at 9:59 p.m. Total damage expenses to the structure are estimated to be $10,000. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:29 -0500 MAN MISSING FROM HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5700 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">2/8/16 8 p.m. UPDATE: Micheal Williams has been located and appeared to be in good health. An employee at a Downtown business recognized him when he came into the establishment. He is looking to relocate to a different shelter.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking assistance from the public in locating 63-year-old Michael Williams, who is missing from Saint Joseph House of Hospitality in the Hill District. He was last seen on February 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. near the Allegheny County Jail. He has been without necessary medication since going missing.</p> <p>Williams is 6&rsquo;1&rdquo; and 170 pounds. He is a Black male with a dark complexion. He has brown eyes, a mustache and beard. His hair is partially gray. He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, a maroon hooded sweatshirt, and mustard-colored Dickies pants.</p> <p>Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-4171.</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL WILLIAMS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/michael_williams.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 350px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; text-align: -webkit-center;">###</span></p> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:14:27 -0500 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL MISSING FROM HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5699 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">10:05 p.m. 2/6/2016 UPDATE: Jayla Johnson has been located safe and unharmed in Wilkinsburg. Thanks to all for their assistance and concern.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is issuing the following alert for a missing 12-year-old named Jayla Johnson. A resident of Homewood, Jayla did not return home from school on Feb. 5, 2016.</p> <p>She is described as being approximately 125 pounds and is 5&rsquo;2&rdquo;. She was last seen wearing casual blue pants and a black jacket.</p> <p>Anyone who knows her whereabouts should immediately call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>JAYLA JOHNSON</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jayla_Johnson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p align="center">###</p> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:19:58 -0500 MALE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5696 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in a recent animal cruelty case.</p> <p>The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society&rsquo;s Humane Investigations Department and Pittsburgh Police were first made aware of the dog, now named Effie, when a concerned citizen took a photo of her at an apartment in Homewood. On January 21, Police located Effie and removed her from an apartment in Wilkinsburg. Effie was extremely emaciated and required extensive medical treatment.</p> <p>Upon further investigation, Effie&rsquo;s owner was identified and charged with cruelty to animals. Gerald Walker Jr., 19, turned himself in at 10 a.m. this morning at the Municipal Courts Building.</p> <p><strong>GERALD WALKER JR.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gerald_Walker_Jr..PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 239px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:16:33 -0500 FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO ALLEGHENY CENTER APARTMENT BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5695 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:15 a.m. Pittsburgh Firefighters were dispatched to Park View Apartments at 7 Allegheny Center for a fire alarm activation. An automatic third alarm was called for the high-rise building. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire in a stairwell on the 10<sup>th</sup> floor. The fire was quickly extinguished and floors in the building were ventilated. All residents were evacuated but allowed back into their apartments once firefighters cleared the scene. No apartments were damaged as a result of the fire and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:52:15 -0500 OFFICER ON PATROL SPOTS VEHICLES ON FIRE IN SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5693 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:24 a.m. a Zone 3 Police Officer was on patrol in the 2000 block of Josephine Street when he observed three vehicles on fire in a parking lot at Extra Mile Automotive at 1815 S 18<sup>th</sup> Street.&nbsp;</p> <p>As Firefighters arrived on scene to extinguish the fire, four additional vehicles were discovered to be on fire in a rear lot. A total of seven vehicles were damaged. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:22:46 -0500 JEWELRY STORE HEIST UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5691 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 is releasing the following video surveillance video to the public for the purpose of identifying the males shown. The males are responsible for a jewelry theft February 2 at Garcia Jewelers, 717 Liberty Ave., Downtown.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Zone 2 Detectives Office at 412-255-2827.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Clark2.mp4">here </a>to view video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:15:03 -0500 ROAD CLOSURES FOR PORT AUTHORITY K-9 AREN FUNERAL PROCESSION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5689 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The following is a list of road closures of which drivers should be aware of during the Thursday, February 4<sup>th</sup> funeral procession for Port Authority K-9 Aren:</p> <ul> <li>Liberty Avenue will be closed from the busway entrance to 11<sup>th</sup> Street</li> <li>11<sup>th</sup> Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard</li> <li>6<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge will be closed from Fort Duquesne Boulevard to General Robinson Street</li> <li>W General Robinson Street will be closed from Federal Street to Art Rooney Avenue</li> <li>Mazerowski Way will be closed from General Robinson Street to Reedsdale Street</li> <li>N Shore Drive will be closed from Reedsdale Street to Mazerowski Way</li> </ul> <p>Additionally, there will be no parking after 7 a.m. on Feb. 4 on North Shore Drive from Casino Drive to Mazerowski Way, along with Art Rooney Way from North Shore Drive to Reesedale Street</p> <p>Motorists can expect delays and road closures from approximately 9:30 a.m. until noon.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:39:01 -0500 SHOT SPOTTER DETECTS SHOTS FIRED IN HOMEWOOD, NO VICTIM LOCATED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5688 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:26 p.m. Shot Spotter alerted Zone 5 Officers to several shots fired in the area of Rosedale and Tioga Street. Upon arrival, Officers discovered shell casings but no victim.</p> <p>Witnesses in the area reported seeing a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt walking toward Hamilton Avenue. A beige sedan driving on Tioga Street approached the male and shots were fired from the vehicle. The male was picked up by a white vehicle that fled toward Hamilton Avenue.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s undetermined at this point if the male was injured by gunfire. After checking numerous local hospitals, detectives have not located a victim.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:13:52 -0500 UPDATE: HOMEWOOD HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5687 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2016, Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to Frankstown Avenue near N. Homewood Avenue for the report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival they discovered a 27-year-old male who had been shot multiple times. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presby where he was pronounced deceased.</p> <p>The actor fled on foot on Frankstown toward Sterrett Street. He is described as a black male in his late teens or early twenties, approximately 6&rsquo;1&rdquo; tall with a thin build and dread locks.</p> <p>Investigators with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit are aware that several innocent bystanders, including children who were getting off of school buses, were in the immediate vicinity of this homicide. Investigators are requesting the assistance of the public in indentifying and apprehending the shooter. A photo is also being released.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/H-7-16_suspect.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous. The Police Bureau also offers a voluntary Witness Protection Program.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>Updated 2/23/16 at 3 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:01:29 -0500 STATEMENT FROM CHIEF MCLAY ON SGT. STEPHEN MATAKOVICH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5685 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The following is a statement from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay:</p> <p>&ldquo;The role of the FBI in these situations is to ensure the civil rights of all are protected.&nbsp; Given what has been occurring nationally, I am not surprised the FBI would have interest in this case. I am fully confident the investigative actions of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be found to be of the highest ethical standards. &nbsp;</p> <p>Police are finders of fact. In the present case, the DA reviewed and felt there was sufficient evidence to substantiate criminal charges.&nbsp; With the facts before me, I supported that decision then, and if they decide to refile, I will support that decision as well.</p> <p>The administrative investigation has not yet been completed. I am withholding judgment until the investigation is completed before making any judgments regarding disciplinary action. Until that time, Sgt. Matakovich will remain on paid administrative leave.&quot;</p> <p><em>To view the original press release sent on December 18, click <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5503">here</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:21:23 -0500 ZONE 5 SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5683 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p2">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 2:15 a.m. Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 800 block of Brushton Avenue for the report of shots fired.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival they discovered a 38 year old male who had been shot in the foot. He was transported to Presby in stable condition. A shell casing was located in the street near the scene. At this time, investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:09:47 -0500 MALE SHOT IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5682 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; Shortly after midnight, Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to Shot Spotter notifications and 9-1-1 calls for a male shot. First responders arrived to find the 33-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds in front of a residence in the 7100 block of Upland Street.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The victim was alert and conscious when he was transported to Presby by Paramedics; however, he is now in critical condition. Investigators found multiple shell casings nearby.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 03:08:39 -0500 TWO ARRESTED AFTER EARLY MORNING BURGLARY IN SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5681 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 3:50 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Pizza Sola in the 1400 block of E Carson Street. Officers arrived to find a window of the business broken. A perimeter was set after Officers observed two males actors inside of the business.</p> <p>While on scene, a white male actor &ndash; later identified as John Goldinger, 22 &ndash; attempted to exit a rear side door with a garbage bag. When confronted by police, Goldinger fled back into the structure. &nbsp;Goldinger then attempted to exit through another door but retreated when he heard a responding K9 barking.</p> <p>Officers ordered Goldinger and another actor &ndash; a 15 year old juvenile &ndash; to surrender several times but they refused to exit the building. Officers entered the structure and encountered the two males behind a door. Both men refused multiple commands to exit the area and attempted to climb up a ramp to flee. The juvenile kicked at Officers and the K9 while refusing to exit the area. Officers were able to take him into custody. Goldinger was also taken into custody with the assistance of a police K9.</p> <p>Officers located the garbage bag Goldinger was initially seen with. Inside they discovered two bags of frozen chicken and two Gatorade bottles believed to be taken from the freezer and refrigerator. Officers also recovered money believed to be missing from the register. Both registers were damaged during the incident.</p> <p>Both Goldinger and the juvenile were both treated at Mercy Hospital for injuries. Goldinger was then transported to ACJ while the juvenile transported to the Shuman Center. Charges include burglary, criminal conspiracy and resisting arrest or other law enforcement.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:02:54 -0500 HOMEWOOD SOUTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5679 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating a shooting in Homewood South at approximately 1:15 p.m.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 19-year-old male victim was walking along Cinibar Way between N. Dunfermline and Albion streets when he was approached by one male who began shooting. It is believed a foot chase ensued as the actor ran through a vacant lot and sought refuge at a home in the 7300 block of Tioga Street.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:54:15 -0500 UPDATE - MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEEKING 13-YEAR-OLD FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5677 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Jordyn Robinson has been located by police in Zone 1 and has been reunited with her mother. </span></p> <p>F<strong>OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing 13 year old female.</p> <p>At approximately 8:10 a.m. Jordyn Robinson walked to the bus stop from her Manchester residence. At some point she went in a different direction and never got on the bus. Jordyn is approximately 5&rsquo;3&rdquo; tall and 160 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and a medium skin tone. She may be in Hazelwood or the Hill District.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1 or 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>JORDYN ROBINSON</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jordyn_Robinson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:14:22 -0500 MOST WANTED GRAFFITI TAGGER ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5676 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Squad arrest tagger Max Gonzales today at approximately 10:30 a.m. Prior to the arrest, the 22-year-old Gonzales had been number one on the Squad&rsquo;s list of most wanted offenders.</p> <p>His body of work includes 58 locations primarily in Oakland, Shadyside, East Liberty and Bloomfield, with a total damage estimate of $114,000. In addition to his main tag, &ldquo;Gem,&rdquo; Gonzales also used &ldquo;Gemonios,&rdquo; &ldquo;312&rdquo; and &ldquo;BTK&rdquo; (Born to Krush).</p> <p>The arrest was made possible from a tip after a box truck at the East End Brewing Company in Larimer was tagged.</p> <p>Gonzales, a student at a local university, is a resident of Willowbrook, Illinois. No mug shot is available.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Neville_at_centre_2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 355px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/5020_centre.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 113px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/20151223_103831.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:44:05 -0500 SMALL FIRE EXTINGUISHED BY SPRINKLERS IN DOWNTOWN OFFICE BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5673 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Sunday, January 31 at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the USX Tower, 600 Grant Street, Downtown for a water flow alarm. Upon arrival, Firefighters discovered that a small fire in a custodian room in the lower level had been extinguished by the building&rsquo;s sprinkler system. There were no injuries and only minor damage.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:42:11 -0500 FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN CARRICK UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5671 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <p style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a fatal accident in Carrick involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">At approximately 6:30 p.m., a truck struck a female as she walked into the street on Maytide near Biscayne Drive. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Mercy where she was pronounced deceased shortly after 7 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">No further information is currently available.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:18:18 -0500 POLICE LOOKING FOR LEADS IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5669 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation Unit is seeking the assistance of the public in an ongoing investigation in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.</p> <p>At approximately 8:42 p.m. December 20, 2015, Paramedics, Firefighters and Zone 1 Police Officers responded to the intersection of Federal Street Extension and Seabright Street in Perry South. 911 callers reported that a male had been struck by a vehicle. Paramedics transported the victim to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition. The actor involved in the crash did not remain at the scene. Two unoccupied, parked vehicles were also wrecked. The victim remains in the hosptial recovering from his injuries.</p> <p>Investigators interviewed several people who were nearby but no one saw the vehicle that fled. Various leads have been followed with negative results. The only clues that investigators have are pieces of the vehicle that fled the scene. Investigators believe the vehicle is a mid-90s model, grey GMC or Ford that is either a truck or SUV. A bug shield is believed to have been mounted on the vehicle.</p> <p>Anyone with information that could help investigators bring closure to this case is encouraged to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Special Deployment Division by calling 412-937-3051.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:51:31 -0500 SHERADEN GAS STATION ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5667 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:30 a.m. Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 and the Night Felony Unit responded to the Sunoco gas station at 351 Stanhope Street in Sheraden for a report of a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male entered the store, went behind the counter and demanded money from the clerk. The actor did not display a gun. He is described as a heavyset male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants, black sneakers, and white gloves. His race is unknown. The male had a black and white drawstring backpack. He left on foot toward Stafford Street.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:27:39 -0500 BOMB SQUAD DETERMINES SCHOOL GRENADE TO BE INERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5664 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Bomb Squad was dispatched to Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 at approximately 9:40 a.m. for a report that a student brought a hand grenade to school.</p> <p>The school was evacuated. The device was determined to be inert upon evaluation by the Bomb Squad. The school was deemed safe at approximately 10:35 a.m. and returned to normal operation. It has since been determined that the grenade is a family relic.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:45:09 -0500 UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEEKING 15-YEAR-OLD FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5660 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Ehethey Mada has been safely located with a family member in Columbus, Ohio. The Missing Persons Unit would like to thank the public for assisting in locating her.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking assistance in locating a missing juvenile.</p> <p>Ehethey Mada was last seen leaving her residence in Northview Heights on January 14 at 5:00 a.m. Ehethey stated she was leaving for school in Squirrel Hill, but it was later determined she never arrived.</p> <p>Ehethey is 15 years old. She has a dark skin tone, is 5&rsquo;4&rdquo; and weighs approximately 130 pounds.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><b>EHETHEY MADA</b></p> <p><b><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Ehethey_Mada.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 240px;" /></b></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:47:06 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5659 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed robbery in Zone 6.</p> <p>At approximately 8:48 p.m. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Crucible Street for an armed robbery that just occurred. According to the investigation, three female victims &ndash; ages 39, 31, and 5 &ndash; were sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot waiting to pick up a friend. While they were waiting, a male actor got into the empty back seat.</p> <p>Once in the vehicle, the actor sat a gun on his lap and demanded money. The actor grabbed the purse from one of the victims and began pistol-whipping her in the head several times. The second victim refused to give up her purse, so the actor began pistol-whipping her in the head repeatedly.</p> <p>A female actor then appeared at the driver&rsquo;s side window and asked if the victim was ok. The female actor then slammed the door shut on the victim who was trying to flee from the male. The male and female both tried to pull the victim in the driver&rsquo;s seat out of her vehicle but were unsuccessful when the victim put the car in reverse. The male and female fled the scene on foot toward the cul-de-sac on Crucible Street.</p> <p>The victims called 9-1-1 while they drove to a safe place to wait for police. Paramedics transported the 39 year old victim to AGH in stable condition. The 31 year old victim was injured but was not transported to the hospital. The 5 year old was uninjured.</p> <p>The actors got away with two purses, cash, and a tablet. The male actor is believed to be approximately 19 years old, 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;, weighs 150 pounds and has a medium build. He was wearing a black coat at the time of the incident. The female actor was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:19:08 -0500 UPDATE: CAN YOU HELP POLICE SOLVE A RECENT STREET ROBBERY? http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5656 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Thanks to the assistance of the public, the two females below have been identified. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 station would like to thank the public for their cooperation and willingness to assist in this investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking for the public&rsquo;s assistance in closing an investigation into an armed street robbery in the Southside. The actor got away with the victim&rsquo;s wallet and his credit cards has been used at several retail locations in Bloomfield and Lawrenceville.</p> <p>Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of S. 16<sup>th</sup> Street on January 18 at approximately 8:40 p.m. for the armed robbery report. According to the investigation, the 35-year-old male victim was walking home from getting food from a nearby eatery when two unknown black males approached him.</p> <p>One of the males grabbed the victim&rsquo;s left arm and demanded that he hand over his belongings. The victim saw a silver handgun in the pocket of the sweatshirt and handed over his cellphone and wallet, which contained two credit cards and a bank card. The actors then ran toward E. Carson Street.</p> <p>Both males are described as black males who were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark jeans.</p> <p>Investigators are releasing this photo of two females who are suspected of using one of the victim&rsquo;s cards. Anyone who can help identify the females on the left of this image is encouraged to call Zone 3 at 412-488-8326.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(3).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 194px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:14:53 -0500 MALE GRAZED BY BULLET IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5655 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred in Homewood North. &nbsp;</p> <p>At approximately 11:35 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a male who had been shot. According to the investigation, the 26 year old male victim was in his vehicle at Blackadore Avenue and Ferndale Street when a male actor approached his vehicle on foot and opened fire. The victim was grazed in the head by a bullet before he ran to a residence in the 1100 block of Wheeler Street for help. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presby in stable condition.</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male wearing all black clothing. Officers recovered multiple shell casings at the crime scene. The Group Violence Intervention unit asks anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:52:49 -0500 STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN CARRICK MINUTES AFTER THEFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5651 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A recent car theft was quickly solved thanks to the fast response of Zone 3 Police and the cooperation of witnesses.</p> <p>At approximately 6:50 p.m. on January 24, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched for an auto theft at the BP gas station in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road. According to the investigation, the 56 year old male victim went into the business. He left his vehicle running and the keys in the ignition. When he exited the business, his vehicle was gone. Witnesses reported seeing a male actor &ndash; later identified as Walter Breitenbach, 32, of Mt. Oliver &ndash; jump in the vehicle and drive away.</p> <p>Officers put out the stolen vehicle description over the radio. Based on the description of the male provided by witnesses, Zone 3 units spotted a vehicle and male matching the description at the Shop &#39;n Save in the 1100 block of Brownsville Road. Officers arrested Breitenbach and found that he had multiple warrants throughout Allegheny County. He was transported to ACJ where jail guards found a Suboxone strip in his sock.</p> <p>Breitenbach&rsquo;s charges include theft by unlawful taking or disposition, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, contraband, and bench warrant.</p> <p>&quot;This is just one example of how our Officers in Zone 3 proactively respond to calls for service,&quot; shared Lt. Lori McCartney, Zone 3&#39;s Acting Commander. &quot;Within minutes we were able to locate the individual responsible for this theft and return the vehicle to its owner. Without the continued help and cooperation of the community, this case may have gone unsolved.&quot;</p> <p><strong>WALTER BREITENBACH</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Walter.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:44:16 -0500 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN SOUTH OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5648 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 24 Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the Hampton Inn in the 3300 block of Hamlet Street for a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a female employee was standing behind the register when a male actor entered the business and displayed a firearm. He pointed the gun in the employee&rsquo;s face and demanded money from the register. The actor grabbed cash from the drawer and fled the scene on foot. He was last seen traveling north on Craft Avenue.</p> <p>The actor was wearing a black ski mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt with a zipper, gray sweat pants and dark sneakers at the time of the incident. He is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old and approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:39:19 -0500 ARREST MADE IN EARLY MORNING SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5646 <p style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">Charles McKinney, 41, of Penn Hills, was charged with homicide in the investigation into a fatal shooting in Homewood at approximately 1:53 a.m. Friday, January 22.</span></p> <p>Zone 5 Officers were called to the intersection of N. Lang Avenue and Upland Street after a report from ShotSpotter that detected gunfire in that area. In responding to the area, Officers encountered McKinney in a silver car and affected a traffic stop. While Officers were speaking with him, they received a dispatch that a woman had been shot near the intersection. Upon hearing that information, the driver sped off and led police on a chase through Homewood. Officers fired upon McKinney just past the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Oakwood Street. He continued driving through Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills and back into Wilkinsburg where McKinney stopped after he crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle along McNary Boulevard. He was then taken into custody.</p> <p>According to the investigation, McKinney attempted to talk with the the victim inside of a bar. She declined to speak with him and left the bar. McKinney then followed her outside and shot her.</p> <p>McKinney&rsquo;s additional charges include two counts of aggravated assault, firearms without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude police, two counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and reckless driving.</p> <p>Earlier today, Assistant Chief Thomas Stangrecki stated that there is an internal review, which the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office is overseeing, of the incident as a result of two officers discharging their firearms. Per Police Bureau protocol, both Officers have been placed on administrative leave. More information will be released upon completion of that review.</p> <p><strong>CHARLES MCKINNEY</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Mckinney2.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 206px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:41:09 -0500 MALE SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5641 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Lincoln-Lemington.</p> <p>At approximately 8:29 a.m. Zone 5 Police and Paramedics responded to the 6600 block of Lyric Street. Upon arrival, they discovered a 37 year old male victim who had been shot in the thigh. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.</p> <p>Police are working to determine the circumstances of the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:53:15 -0500 FEMALE FATALLY SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5639 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:53 a.m., Zone 5 Officers received a ShotSpotter notification in the area of Upland Street and N. Lang Avenue. A female was fatally shot in that location. As Officers were responding to the area, a suspect fled in a vehicle and was shot by Officers during the pursuit. The suspect continued driving until he crashed in the 1800 block of McNary Boulevard in Wilkinsburg. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>A media briefing is being planned for 2 p.m. at police headquarters, 1203 Western Avenue.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:54:23 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN PERRY NORTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5638 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE</strong>: Police have arrested Daron Clark, 21. He is being charged with&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">criminal homicide, robbery, burglary, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm with an altered manufacture number.</span></span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">DARON CLARK</strong></p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Daron_Clark.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:50 p.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3900 block of Vinceton Street in Perry North for a report that a male may have been shot. Upon arrival, Officers determined that the victim, a 23-year-old male, had been shot at least once in the torso and that he was deceased at the scene.</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, it is believed that the incident occurred yesterday around 4 p.m. A 911 caller reported hearing gunshots in the area. The motive is believed to be robbery. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:34:00 -0500 DOWNTOWN BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5637 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery at First Niagara Bank, 300 Sixth Ave. in Downtown.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 3:45 p.m. a black male entered the bank and handed a note that demanded money to a teller. He is described as being 5&rsquo;9&rdquo; to 6&rdquo; tall. He was wearing a black scarf that was wrapped around his face, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a black cap and a dark pea coat. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was involved and there were no injuries reported.</p> <p>Investigators received information suggesting that the actor caught a bus in Downtown and may have been in Uptown near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Watson Street. The area was searched but the actor was not located.</p> <p>A photograph is being released to the public with the hope of identifying the actor.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/01212016_first_niagara.jpg" style="width: 357px; height: 231px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:10:44 -0500 SOUTH OAKLAND HOME INVASION ENDS IN ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5634 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:30 p.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Juliet Street for a home invasion.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male actor - later identified as Aleksander Hero Wojnaroski, 18, of Fox Chapel - entered the house and pointed a gun at a 19 year old male victim. The actor went to the second floor and broke into one of the bedrooms. While in the room, Wojnaroski looked out the front window and saw responding Officers. He placed the gun on top of a dresser, exited the structure, and was taken into custody without incident.</p> <p>The gun was later determined to be an airsoft gun. Officers also discovered numerous articles of drug paraphernalia in plain view throughout the residence.</p> <p>Wojnaroski was transported to ACJ. His charges include robbery, burglary, and possessing instruments of crime.</p> <p><strong>ALEKSANDER HERO WOJNAROSKI</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Wojnaroski.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 260px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:59:44 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE ESPLEN DOUBLE HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5633 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 11:46 p.m. on January 20, Zone 6 Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired the 4000 block of Windgap Avenue in Windgap Industrial Park. Upon arrival, Officers discovered one male lying in the street and another male nearby in a vehicle. Both sustained at least one gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced both males deceased at the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Investigators are working to determine the circumstances of the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:20:07 -0500 BROWNSVILLE ROAD ARMED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5632 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; Shortly after 4 p.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the Carrick Hardware Store in the 2600 block of Brownsville Road for an armed robbery.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, a white male actor entered the store and pointed a firearm at the clerk. The actor handed the clerk a cloth bag and demanded money. He fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The male is approximately 6&rsquo;1&rdquo;, thin, and had a dark hooded sweatshirt covering his face. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:47:32 -0500 SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD LEADS TO SWAT CALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5631 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 9 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 700 block of N Lang Avenue. Upon arrival, they discovered a 40 year old male victim who had been shot once in the buttocks. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presby in serious condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Officers received information that two of the three actors believed to be involved in the shooting fled into a structure in the 700 block of N Lang Avenue. Out of safety for the Officers and the community, SWAT was activated and apprehended the two individuals without further incident. The third individual involved in the shooting is believed to have fled the scene prior to Officers&rsquo; arrival.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At this point, it appears the victim may have been shot as the result of a robbery attempt; however, the investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:37:42 -0500 ZONE 5 INVESTIGATES PIZZA DELIVERY ROBBERIES IN STANTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5630 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers in Stanton Heights.</p> <p>The first incident occurred on Saturday, January 16 at approximately 11:08 p.m. According to the investigation, the 22 year old male victim was delivering a pizza in the 900 block of Brintell Street when he was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint by three black male actors. The actors ordered the victim to the ground and proceeded to steal cash, a cell phone, and pizza from the delivery vehicle. The actors fled on foot down Schenley Manor Drive. The victim was uninjured.</p> <p>The actors in the first incident are believed to be 15-18 years old. They were wearing all black clothing at the time of the incident. Two of the actors wore black masks while the third actor wore a white mask.</p> <p>The second incident occurred on Monday, January 18 at approximately 9:20 p.m. According to the investigation, the 19 year old male victim was delivering a pizza in the 900 block of Brintell Street. As he approached the residence, five black males emerged from the doorway, grabbed the pizza and began to assault the victim. The victim was punched several times in the face and head. Two of the actors pointed firearms at the victim during the assault. The actors took the victim&rsquo;s cell phone and left in an unknown direction.</p> <p>The actors in the second incident are believed to be 16-20 years old. All five were wearing black clothing during the incident.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding these robberies is encouraged to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:57:57 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE BANK ROBBERY IN GREENFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5629 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Greenfield.</p> <p>At approximately 9:33 a.m. a white male actor walked into the First National Bank in the 500 block of Greenfield Avenue and approached the teller with a note demanding money. The actor gave the teller a plastic bag to place the money in. After the teller placed an undetermined amount of money in the bag, the actor fled the scene on foot toward Lydia Street.</p> <p>The male is believed to be in his late 50&rsquo;s. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a plaid coat with shades of light brown and green, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black hat and black gloves. He is approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; and has a pointy nose.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this bank robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FNB-GREENFIELD_Lobby_01-20-2016_09-31-24-40.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 205px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FNB-GREENFIELD_Teller_2_01-20-2016_09-31-30-14.jpg" style="width: 262px; height: 227px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:38:30 -0500 FATAL MT. WASHINGTON SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5628 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a fatal shooting of an adult male in a residence in the 100 block of Southern Avenue in Mount Washington.</p> <p>Police and Paramedic were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:45 p.m. They arrived to discover the male victim with at least two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities. He was transported to UPMC Mercy where he pronounced deceased.</p> <p>According to the investigation, an argument in the residence led to the shooting. The actor fled the scene. He is described as a black male who is in his late 20s and is 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;. He has a thin build and a medium brown complexion. He was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, and a black or blue knit cap.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:21:40 -0500 DECEASED MALE FOUND DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5626 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:38 a.m., Pittsburgh Fire, EMS, and Police were dispatched Downtown to a walkway along the Smithfield Liberty Garage for a report of a male who was down. The male was pronounced deceased upon arrival. No further information is available. The cause of death will be determined by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:11:51 -0500 MALE SHOT IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5624 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:48 a.m. Pittsburgh Police and Paramedics responded to the 90 block of Beltzhoover Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a <span style="color:#ff0000;">20 </span>year old male who had been shot twice. A crime scene was located nearby in Aztec Way. The male was transported to Mercy Hospital in serious but stable condition.</p> <p>At approximately 11:52 a.m. Police spotted the vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting driving near the West End Bridge. The actor vehicle was driving at high rates of speed through traffic and struck two civilian cars before crashing into a retention wall at 28<sup>th</sup> Street and Liberty Avenue in the Strip District at 11:59 a.m. The actor bailed from the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued across the 28<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge. Police apprehended the actor and took him into custody at 12:03 p.m.</p> <p>At least one civilian that was in a vehicle struck by the actor had minor injuries.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The actor - Darren Ramon White, 24 - also attempted to escape from Police Headquarters by jumping from the second floor. He fell 18.5 feet to the first floor lobby. Paramedics transported him to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. Charges have not yet been finalized.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DARREN RAMON WHITE</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/white.png" style="width: 200px; height: 244px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:58:34 -0500 UPDATE: ZONE 3 POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5623 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">UPDATE (2/12/16 9:04 p.m.)&nbsp; - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested 21-year-old Dominque Charles Arture of Carrick in connection with the incident outlined in the press release below. In Arture&rsquo;s possession at the time of his arrest was a black bb gun that resembled a real firearm because the orange tip had been removed.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/dominique_arture.png" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></span></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed robbery in Carrick.</p> <p>At approximately 9:36 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the Rite Aid in the 1200 block of Brownsville Road for a robbery. According to the investigation, a male actor approached the register with two snack items in his hand. He removed a gun from his pocket and demanded the cashier to open the register. He removed money from the register and left the store on foot.</p> <p>The actor is described as a light skin black male, approximately 6&rsquo; and 160 pounds, and is believed to be between 22 and 23 years old. He was wearing a green winter coat, black sneakers with white soles, light gray sweatpants and a blue scarf at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>The investigation into this robbery is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:36:13 -0500 CARRICK ARMED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5620 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred last evening.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 9 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the Pizza Hut in the 2100 block of Brownsville Road. According to the investigation, the store clerk was at the counter when a male actor walked into the store holding a gun. When the clerk saw the gun, he locked himself in the cooler and hit the hold-up alarm. After waiting a few minutes, the employee came out of the cooler and the actor was gone. Nothing was taken during the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is believed to be between 16 and 23 years old, approximately 6&rsquo;1&rdquo; and 160 pounds with a thin build. He was wearing a tan winter jacket, blue jeans, and a black ski mask at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:31:00 -0500 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5618 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Paramedics and Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Bedford Avenue in the Hill District at approximately 1:40 p.m. for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a 19-year-old male from Hazelwood had been shot in the arm. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. Investigators are working to determine the facts of the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:32:24 -0500 UPDATE: HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5617 <p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">UPDATE: The three males mentioned below &mdash;</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Martel Maurice Bryant, 24, of Larimer, Tiere Maddox, 19, of Wilkinsburg, and Shawn William Taylor, 23</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&mdash;</span>&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">have been arrested. They each face various charges including firearms not to be carried without a license and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.</span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>&nbsp;MARTEL MAURICE BRYANT &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;TIERE MADDOX &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;SHAWN WILLIAM TAYLOR</strong></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/martel_bryant.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/maddox,_tiere.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/taylor,_shawn.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Homewood.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1">At approximately 2:59 a.m. Zone 5 Officers received a Shot Spotter notification of multiple shots fired in the 6800 block of Frankstown Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers discovered an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot numerous times and crashed into a parked vehicle in the 6900 block of Frankstown Avenue. A firearm and heroin were located inside of the vehicle.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While on scene, Officers were notified that two males from the vehicle fled to the 500 block of N Murtland Street. One of the males was shot in the leg, and the second male was uninjured. Paramedics transported the 19 year old male to UPMC Presby in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While continuing to process the crime scene, Officers were notified of another male who walked into UPMC East in Monroeville with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He is listed in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:24:36 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN SQUIRREL HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5616 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:33 p.m. Firefighters responded to the 5700 block of Hobart Street for the report of smoke coming from a residence. Upon arrival, they discovered fire on the first floor in one of the duplex units. An elderly male was found deceased inside of the residence. Crews had the one-alarm fire under control by 7:58 p.m.</p> <p>The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 21:33:40 -0500 BEECHVIEW MAN ARRESTED ON MARIJUANA CHARGES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5614 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A 40-year-old male has been arrested on drug charges after being caught with a large amount of marijuana.</p> <p>On January 15, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Zone 6 Officers were on patrol in Windgap when residents informed them of a suspicious vehicle, a blue Ford F-150, near the intersection Chartiers Avenue and Mayfair Street. When Officers approached the vehicle, they observed that the engine was on and two males were inside. They could also smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.</p> <p>Officers asked both men for consent to search them due to the strong odor of marijuana and both consented. Recovered from the driver&rsquo;s rear pant pocket was a small, plastic baggie that contained marijuana. He also had $2,050 in cash in his pockets. In plain view in the open bed of the truck was a black gym bag that contained 19 large plastic bags also containing marijuana. The passenger was not arrested. The driver, Garfield Campbell , of Beechview, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance &ndash; marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance &ndash; marijuana.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_2810.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:15:37 -0500 CORRECTION:MARSHALL-SHADELAND MAN ARRESTED FOR PORNOGRAPHY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5613 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault/Family Crisis Unit has arrested James Nathan Veenstra for possession of child pornography.</p> <p>An investigation determined that Veenstra, of Marshall-Shadeland, was in possession of a total of 2,401 pictures &ndash; many of them on DVD &ndash; depicting males and females under the age of 13 in prohibited acts or simulation of such acts. Additionally, he had been marketing himself as a child talent agent. As a result, the investigation is ongoing and the Sex Assault/Family Crisis Unit is encouraging people to contact them by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>JAMES NATHAN VEENESTRA</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/veenstra.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:10:41 -0500 POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING STANTON HEIGHTS MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5612 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE:&nbsp;Elijah Walker has been safely located with a friend in Altoona. Thanks to everyone who assisted in locating him. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit would like to alert the public about their attempts to locate Elijah Walker of Stanton Heights. The 19-year-old was last seen January 15, 2016 at approximately 6 p.m. outside of Sunnyside K-8, 4801 Stanton Ave. He was wearing a tan jacket, brown boots, and a multi-color baseball hat.</p> <p>Anyone who has seen Walker should call the Missing Person Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>ELIJAH WALKER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 08:06:39 -0500 ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN BEECHVIEW UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5611 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:45 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to McDonalds in the 2500 block of West Liberty Avenue for a robbery attempt.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two male actors and a female gained entry to the dining room through an unsecure door. The male actors stood at the counter and demanded food. One of the males became highly agitated and stated it was a stickup. The male actors did not display any weapons. When the employees called 9-1-1, the actors and the female left the business and fled the scene in a dark colored sedan.</p> <p>One actor is a black male, approximately 6&rsquo;1&rdquo; with scruffy facial hair. The second actor is a black male and was wearing a black jacket and gray baseball cap. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:06:54 -0500 SOUTH SIDE BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5610 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:48 a.m. Zone 3 Police responded to the PNC Bank in the 1700 block of E Carson Street for an armed bank robbery that just occurred. According to the investigation, a male actor walked into the bank, pointed a handgun at the teller and demanded money. He fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 25 to 30 years old, was wearing a black mask, a hat with a Steelers logo, a tan jacket with a gold hoodie underneath.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:13:07 -0500 BANKSVILLE ARMED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5609 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed robbery in Banksville.</p> <p>At approximately 2:43 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to the Rite Aid in the 3200 block of Banksville Road for an armed robbery that just occurred. According to the investigation, a white female actor entered the store and walked around. She approached the front counter with various items and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the cashier went to retrieve the cigarettes, the actor brandished a firearm and demanded money. The cashier handed the actor an undisclosed amount of money. The actor put the firearm and money into her purse and fled the scene on foot.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be 5&rsquo;5&rdquo; and has long red hair. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camo sweat pants, and black gloves at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:47:53 -0500 BUSINESS ROBBERY IN SQUIRREL HILL UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5607 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 p.m. Zone 4 and the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the CVS at 5600 Wilkins Avenue in Squirrel Hill for a report of a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. He kept both hands in his pocket as though he had a gun but did not show a weapon. He is described as possibly being in his 40s, and 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was wearing a black jacket and a white hooded sweatshirt. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation in ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:57:43 -0500 STOLEN VEHICLE SPOTTED IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5606 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:30 p.m. today a Zone 5 Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen near the intersection of Meadow and Lowell streets in Larimer.</p> <p>Upon initiation of a stop, the vehicle sped away. A pursuit ensued taking a path through several streets in the immediate area. Three black males fled the vehicle on foot in the 6200 block of Auburn Street. One ran toward East Liberty Boulevard and was apprehended. Another was apprehended near Larimer Avenue. The driver was not found.</p> <p>Both passengers were juvenile males ages 16 and 17. Their parents have been notified. There were no injuries and no arrests.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:26:45 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE ARREST DRIVER AFTER STRIKING PEDESTRIAN, CARS IN SQUIRREL HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5604 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a Zone 4 Officer witnessed a black Trailblazer speed through the intersection of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill and strike a female pedestrian. The vehicle did not stop and turned left onto Murray.</p> <p>The victim, <span style="color:#ff0000;">a 78-year-old resident of Squirrel Hill,</span> was alert and conscious at the scene. <span style="color:#ff0000;">Firefighters and Paramedics arrived on scene to treat her.</span> Paramedics transported her to UPMC Presby in stable condition.</p> <p>The Trailblazer continued on Murray where it struck one vehicle that was turning onto Beacon. The sole female passenger was not injured. It then struck three unoccupied parked cars. The vehicle stopped and the driver, later identified as 31-year-old Jerome McClung, bailed in the 2800 block of Murray. A brief foot pursuit ensued. The actor was appended in the 2100 block of Tilbury Street with&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">three bundles of heroin and a small bag of marijuana in his pant pockets. An additional nine bundles of heroin were found on the ground near where he was apprehended</span><span style="color:#ff0000;">. It was also determined that McClung&#39;s license had been suspended.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">McClung, of Braddock, faces charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, accidents involving damage to attended vehicles or property, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles or property, drivers required to be licensed, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of controlled substance (heroin).</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:50:33 -0500 PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTER PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5598 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Pittsburgh Firefighter has been placed on paid administrative leave after an incident that occurred today in Reserve Township.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A 10-year veteran firefighter, George Heinlein, was arrested by Allegheny County Police early this morning. The investigation revealed he fired a hand gun in the air and intentionally fired a shot at the front window of a residence in the 2100 block of James Drive in Reserve Township. Four to six shots struck the residence. Heinlein was holding his 18 month old son while firing the weapon. No one was injured. Heinlein was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person (two counts), and criminal mischief.&nbsp;</p> <p>The <span style="color:#b22222;">Allegheny County Police and the&nbsp;Office of Municipal Investigations</span>&nbsp;will conduct an investigation into the matter.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:05:45 -0500 VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON WINDGAP WITH ENTRAPMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5597 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:52 a.m. Pittsburgh Paramedics and Police responded to an accident involving two vehicles on Windgap Avenue near Harlow Street.</p> <p>Upon arrival, first responders found a male in his 30&rsquo;s entrapped by the dashboard of his vehicle. EMS Rescue crews extricated him from the vehicle and transported him to AGH in good condition. A 6 year old boy was also in the vehicle and was uninjured. The driver of the second vehicle received minor injuries and was transported to AGH.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:39:21 -0500 EAST LIBERTY ARMED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5595 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred last evening in East Liberty.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 28 year old male victim was in his vehicle in the 300 block of N. Euclid Avenue when a black male actor tapped the barrel of a firearm on the driver side window.&nbsp; As the victim exited the vehicle, the actor and a second black male actor demanded money. When the victim disclosed that he had no money, the actors took the victim&rsquo;s cell phone. The actors also asked for the victim&rsquo;s car keys but lost interest when the victim disclosed the vehicle was a stick shift. The actors then fled on foot toward East Liberty Boulevard.</p> <p>Both actors wore black ski masks, black hooded sweatshirts and black pants. They are believed to be between 17 and 22 years old and between 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; and 5&rsquo;11&rdquo;.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Individuals with information regarding this armed robbery are asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:15:27 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY AND SHOOTING IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5593 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 10:20 p.m. on January 12 Pittsburgh Police were advised of a walk-in gunshot victim at UPMC Presbyterian. Upon arrival at the hospital, Officers encountered a 32 year old male victim who had been shot in the right thigh. The victim was in good condition. &nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim was approached by a black male actor at Grotto Street and Gladefield Street in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar around 9:15 p.m. The actor grabbed the victim and attempted to go through his pockets. During a struggle between the two, the victim heard a loud &ldquo;pop&rdquo; and realized he had been shot. The victim ran from the scene and the actor fled through an empty lot toward Lemington Avenue. &nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be 5&rsquo;11&rdquo;, 260 pounds with a stocky build, and was wearing a back hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident. As the investigation continues, anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:41:25 -0500 MAN WITH BURNS TRANSPORTED TO LOCAL HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5590 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:10 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016, Paramedics, Firefighters, and Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover for a medical alarm. The only additional information provided was that a beeping sound, similar to a fire alarm, could be heard in the background.</p> <p>Upon arrival, it was discovered that a male resident was on fire. The wheelchair-bound victim was located in the kitchen near the stove.</p> <p>Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:28:54 -0500 VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WINDGAP, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UNIT ON SCENE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5587 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Accident Investigation Unit is investigating an accident that occurred this morning in Windgap.</p> <p>At approximately 10:51 a.m. police responded to Windgap Avenue near Broadhead Fording Road for an accident involving two vehicles. Preliminary reports reveal that a male victim in his 20&rsquo;s was outside of his vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. A second vehicle then struck the victim and the victim&rsquo;s vehicle. The victim was unresponsive when Paramedics arrived. He was transported to AGH in critical condition. A passenger in the victim&rsquo;s car and the driver of the second vehicle were evaluated by Paramedics for minor injuries. Windgap Avenue is temporarily closed while the Accident Investigation Unit is on scene.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:34:41 -0500 MARSHALL-SHADELAND SUPERMARKET ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5586 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a robbery that occurred last evening in Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the Schwartz Supermarket in the 3200 block of Brighton Road at 9:55 p.m. The actor threw a black bag at the clerk working behind the counter, pointed a firearm at him and demanded money. The clerk placed an undetermined amount of money in the bag and handed it back to the actor. The actor ran out of the store and fled up Brighton Road toward the city steps.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, 5&rsquo;5&rdquo;, and weighs approximately 170 pounds with a small build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and gray gloves at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:08:20 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING BLOOMFIELD DOLLAR GENERAL ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5583 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a robbery that occurred last evening in Bloomfield.</p> <p>At approximately <span style="color:#ff0000;">8:04 p.m.</span> a black male actor entered the Dollar General Store in the 4700 block of Centre Avenue. He approached the register and paced back and forth while waiting for a cashier to assist him. Once an employee came to the register, the actor produced a small firearm and demanded money. The cashier complied and the actor fled the scene in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 30 to 40 years old, 5&rsquo;9&rdquo;, and weighs approximately 260 pounds with a heavy build. He was wearing a black jacket, black tossle cap, black pants, black shoes and white gloves at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:10:46 -0500 UPDATE: SHERADEN HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5581 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating after a 911 caller reported hearing shots fired in the 3200 block of Universal Street in Sheraden at approximately 2:35 p.m. Zone 6 Officers who were in the area at the time also heard the shots and responded to the location. While en route, dispatch informed Officers that a white Chevy Malibu was found crashed into a pole in the 3100 block of Universal. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">A male was found fatally shot inside of the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at 2:42 p.m. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Zone 6 Officers were able to locate 5 males in a vehicle that matched the description of one that was reported to have been seen fleeing the scene. Two juveniles, both 17, were arrested by the Violent Crime Unit and transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. They <span style="color:#ff0000;">were&nbsp;</span>charged with violations of the firearms code. <span style="color:#ff0000;">However, on Jan. 12, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the juveniles were charged as adults. Tremond Allston was with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, carrying a firearm wiithout a license, and possession of a firearm as a minor. Charles Williams was charged with&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, carrying a firearm wiithout a license, and person not to possess a firearm. Mugshots are not currently available.</span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">###</span></strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:03:21 -0500 3 ARRESTED AFTER ARMED STREET ROBBERY, PURSUIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5580 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Three people have been arrested following an early morning armed robbery in Zone 4.</p> <p>At approximately 12:13 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Atwood Street and Cable Place in Oakland for an armed street robbery. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the adult victim and determined that he had been walking near the intersection when he was approached by three black males, each with firearms, who had taken his wallet and cellphone. The actors got into a white Toyota that was driven by a fourth person. The vehicle had a broken rear driver window that was covered with a trash bag.</p> <p>Then, at approximately 3:32 a.m., Zone 4 Officers spotted a car matching that description in Point Breeze on S. Linden Avenue driving toward Penn Avenue. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop at the intersection of Thomas Boulevard and Fifth Avenue but the actors continued driving.</p> <p>Over approximately 16 minutes and 10 miles, the Officers pursued the vehicle on 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue, making a left onto Negley Run Boulevard. From there, a right was made onto S. Highland Avenue, a left onto Baum Boulevard, a right onto S. Whitfield, a left onto Penn Avenue, a left onto 45<sup>th</sup> Street, and a right on to Millgate Street. From there the pursuit turned left onto Main Street then onto the Bloomfield Bridge where the actors drove on the wrong side. No civilian vehicles crossed the bridge on that side during this time. The actors continued onto Blessing Street then drove left onto Webster Avenue, and made various turns throughout the Upper Hill and Middle Hill area. Finally, the actors turned right onto Burrows Street where it struck a retaining rock in a parking lot.</p> <p>The four actors fled from the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Marcus Allen from East McKeesport, was captured and arrested in the parking lot. A second actor, 18-year-old Quentin McMeans from the Hill District, was also arrested. A third actor who was arrested has not been identified. The fourth actor was not apprehended. Mug shots are not currently available.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:02:07 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN CARRICK (corrected) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5579 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick for a report of shots fired into an occupied structure.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers encountered four adult victims &ndash; three males and one female &ndash; who had been watching TV when an unknown actor knocked at the door. No one was at the door when the knock was answered. This happened two more times. On the third and final time, the female victim stepped outside to see if she could see anyone. A black male actor who was wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask put a gun to her head and pushed her toward the apartment door. The victim was able to run inside and close the door. The actor attempted to kick in the door and broke its frame then fired one shot through the door. A male victim had an air rifle and fired it through the door. The actor fled on foot to an unknown location. None of the victims were injured.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violent Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:48:02 -0500 CHILD IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY DOG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5578 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 6 Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Radcliffe Street in Esplen at approximately 11:15 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016 for a report of shots fired. En route, Officers were informed that a dog attacked a child inside of a residence and the dog had been shot.</p> <p>Officers arrived to discover a 7-year-old male child with injuries to his head. Paramedics transported him to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he is listed in stable condition. The victim&rsquo;s 14-year-old brother ran to a neighbor for help after the dog attacked the younger boy. The neighbor fatally shot the dog, a Pitbull. &nbsp;The neighbor has a license to carry a firearm. The dog belonged to a friend of the mother of the children.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 01:10:29 -0500 UPDATE: ARMED ROBBERY IN SQUIRREL HILL UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5577 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE:&nbsp;Below is a newly released image of the suspect. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:09 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016, in Squirrel Hill.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male actor entered It&rsquo;s Dogg&rsquo;n It, 1936 Murray Ave., and pointed a gun at the store clerk. He removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and took some candy before leaving the store. He is described as a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;9&rdquo;, with a goatee, who appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He wore a red knit hat and a blue jacket.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Doggn_It.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 191px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:09:00 -0500 ARREST MADE IN CARRICK STREET ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5576 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:17 a.m., Jan. 9, 2016, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Minooka Street in Carrick for a report of a street robbery. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that a thin black male who was approximately 5&#39;8&quot; wearing a hooded, tan coat approached the male victim as he walked along Minooka near the intersection with Brownsville Road, and robbed him of his iPhone and wallet that contained a small amount of cash.</p> <p>As the result of the investigation, Officers arrested Kamau Thomas, Jr., 19, also of Carrick. Thomas is charged with robbery.</p> <p><strong>KAMAU THOMAS, JR.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/kamau.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold;">###</span></p> Sat, 09 Jan 2016 18:47:42 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING INCIDENT AT CARRICK COGO'S http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5575 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating an armed robbery at the CoGo&rsquo;s at 2800 Brownsville Road in Carrick.</p> <p>According to the initial report, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, a male entered the store, pointed a black, semi-automatic pistol at the clerk, and demanded money. A customer entered and the actor ran from the store without any money. He is described as a white male, approximately 25 to 30 years old and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing dark clothing and a dark ski mask. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 22:03:44 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING STABBING IN UPTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5571 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 is investigating a stabbing in Uptown that occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. Jan. 8, 2015.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 51-year old male victim was stabbed in the right side during an altercation with another male. The altercation occurred on Wyandotte Street near the intersection with Fifth Avenue. The actor is believed to have fled on foot toward Duraud Street. Officers searched the area but did not locate the actor. Paramedics transported the victim, who is not cooperating with the investigation, to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:27:07 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING VICTIM WHO SELF-REPORTED TO LOCAL HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5570 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating after a 21-year-old male self-reported to UPMC Mercy shortly after 2:30 p.m. today with a gunshot wound in his arm. The victim is in stable condition. No further details are available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:05:29 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SMITHFIELD STREET BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5562 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a bank robbery that occurred downtown at Huntington Bank, 650 Smithfield Street.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a black male actor entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. Although the actor stated he had a gun, no weapon was displayed. The actor held a cell phone to his ear during the incident. He fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;11&rdquo;, weighs 225 pounds, and was wearing dark clothing, a knit cap and sunglasses at the time of the incident. A photo from the incident is below.&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Huntington_Bank_Smithfield.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 118px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:32:24 -0500 JUVENILE REPORTS TO HOSPITAL WITH GRAZE WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5561 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:34 a.m. Pittsburgh Police were notified that a 16-year-old male self-reported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital with a gunshot graze wound to the groin. He has since been treated and released from the hospital. The male would not cooperate with the investigation. The Group Violence Intervention Unit is trying to determine the circumstances of the incident. Investigators believe the injury may be self-inflicted.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:02:05 -0500 FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRE IN ALLENTOWN APARTMENT BUILDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5559 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 9:32 a.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to Richard S. Caliguiri Allentown Plaza apartment building in the 800 block of East Warrington Avenue for a 3-alarm fire. An automatic third alarm was called for the high-rise building. Firefighters arrived to find fire in the kitchen of a third-floor unit. The fire was quickly extinguished and firefighters worked to ventilate the third and fourth floors of the 11-story building. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:08:29 -0500 POLICE SEARCHING FOR FEMALE INVOLVED IN ARMED STREET ROBBERY IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5556 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking assistance in identifying an individual involved in a street robbery on December 27 in Beltzhoover.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two 44-year-old women were at Montooth Street and Taft Avenue at approximately 10:15 p.m. when they observed a newer model white sedan pass several times before stopping. A black male and black female exited the sedan, walked past the victims&rsquo; vehicle that was parked nearby and looked inside. The actors were armed with a hand gun and demanded the cell phone, wallet and purse from the victims&rsquo; vehicle.</p> <p>The male actor is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, 5&rsquo;11&rdquo; and has a thin build. The female actor (pictured below) is believed to be 5&rsquo;6&rdquo; with a stocky build. She was wearing a scarf around her head at the time of the incident.</p> <p>Anyone with information pertaining to this incident and the identity of the individual pictured below is asked to contact police at 412-488-8330.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_2768.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_2771.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 241px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:07:57 -0500 SOUTHSIDE FLATS STABBING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5554 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:12&nbsp;a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Sarah Street for a report that a person had been stabbed. Upon arrival, Officers found the 30-year-old male victim bleeding from a stab wound to the chest area. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he is in moderate but stable condition.</p> <p>At this point in the investigation it is believed that the victim and another male were confronted by two unknown white male actors as they left Walker&rsquo;s Pub. The actors started a physical altercation with the two men. During the fight, one of these actors stabbed the victim. The actors fled in a brown or tan SUV. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 03 Jan 2016 08:31:26 -0500 UPDATE: 1 FEMALE RESCUED, 7 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT 3-ALARM FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5552 <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">1/1/16 1:25 P.M. UPDATE: Three firefighters have been released from UPMC Mercy. Three have been admitted. Of the three, one has been admitted for burns and is stable/good condition. The other two have bone fractures.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:08 a.m., Pittsburgh Firefighters were dispatched to a fire in the 1000 block of Ross Avenue in Wilkinsburg. While in route, dispatch informed responders that a female senior citizen was trapped on the second floor of the residence.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Firefighters rescued the female from a second floor window. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Mercy where she is in stable condition. Two adult females and a female child got out of the house prior to the arrival of firefighters. They were unharmed. A neighbor opened their home to them.</p> <p>The fire spread quickly. Some firefights had to jump from second floor windows. In total, seven firefighters were injured. None of the injuries are life-threatening.</p> <p>The fire went to a second alarm at 9:14 a.m. and a third alarm was called 9:27 a.m. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating <span style="color:#800080;">with the assistance of the City of Pittsburgh Arson/Fire Prevention.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128); font-size: 12px;">The total estimated damage to the structure and contents is $68,000.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire provides firefighting services to Wilkinsburg. Transportation and assistance was provided by various Eastern and Monroeville EMS. Wilkinsburg police were also on hand. Many thanks to the Salvation Army for support and coordination of services. The Red Cross also arrived on scene to assist the family.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:51:07 -0500 SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF BROWNSVILLE ROAD UNI MART UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5551 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:18 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the Uni Mart at 1921 Brownsville Road for a report for shots fired outside of this location. There was no victim and no actor, but a scene was located in front of the store. The evidence suggested two shooters shot at one another and fled the area.</p> <p>A 24-year-old male, who is from the South Side, later self-reported to UPMC Mercy with a gunshot injury in his leg. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that the 24-year-old and an unknown white male began shooting at one another in the parking lot. The white male was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The unknown male is believed to have fled the scene on foot in the direction of Westmont Street. No other person was found shot or reported to a hospital at this time. A nearby Honda CRV that was parked and unoccupied at the time had its rear window shot out. The shooting occurred while customers coming in and out of the Uni-Mart.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 07:53:26 -0500 UPDATE: 1 ARRESTED DURING FIRST NIGHT CELEBRATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5550 <p style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Following a report that a gun was fired inside of a Downtown parking garage at 9th &amp; Penn at approximately 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, one male has been arrested. Numerous Officers, including SWAT, converged on the garage and locked it down. Each floor was searched and the stairwells were secured.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">On the fifth floor, officers encountered two female victims. <span style="font-size: 12px;">According to the investigation, there was a dispute over a parking space and a black male fired one shot in their direction, striking the cement near their feet. No one was injured. Officers found the actor, 38-year-old David Hall, in the garage and arrested him on aggravated assault charges.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">###</span></p> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:13:37 -0500 CENTRAL NORTHSIDE BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5549 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating the robbery of First National Bank, 490 E. North Ave., Central Northside.</p> <p>At approximately 2:40 p.m., the male actor entered the bank and gave the teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding money. He is described as a black male, potentially in his 30s, and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black, hooded jacket that was zipped up, a black tassel hat and blue jeans. In his left hand, he held a cellphone to his ear. The actor did not display a gun. No one was injured.</p> <p>He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and may have gotten away in a four-door black or blue sedan.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:43:19 -0500 DRUG ARREST MADE IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5548 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; After investigating complaints about drug dealing on Edmond Street in Bloomfield, Zone 5 has arrested 41-year-old Gregory Galvez</p> <p>During the investigation, Officers observed Galvez sell drugs to an individual then get into his vehicle and begin to drive away. His license was under suspension at the time. Recovered from the vehicle was the remains of a marijuana joint and two bundles of heroin. Recovered from Galvez&rsquo;s person was $230, a cell phone. Recovered from his residence was three more bricks of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.</p> <p>Galvez was then transported to the Allegheny County Jail and faces charges of driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and possession with intent to deliver.</p> <p><strong>GREGORY GALVEZ</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/GREGORY_GALVEZ.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:18:12 -0500 MALE SHOT DURING POLICE CALL IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5544 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:20 p.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to the 3500 block of California Avenue for a report that a male was in the hallway of an apartment building waiving a gun. Upon arrival, Officers observed the actor with a gun and repeatedly ordered the actor to drop the weapon and show his hands. The actor attempted to conceal the firearm behind his body. At some point, the actor raised the gun and pointed it in the direction of the two responding Officers. The Officers fired and struck the actor multiple times in his lower extremities. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.</p> <p>The involved Officers will be placed on administrative leave. The District Attorney&rsquo;s Office will oversee the investigation. More information will be release when possible.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 21:56:57 -0500 POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO IN CONNECTION WITH SOUTH SIDE ARMED ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5543 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying two people wanted in connection with a recent street robbery.</p> <p>On Dec. 13, 2015 at approximately 11:25 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to S. 19<sup>th</sup> and Sidney streets for an armed robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, the 27-year-old male victim from Mt. Washington was walking when a black female and a black male approached him. The female was armed with a black automatic pistol and demanded that he hand over his belongings.</p> <p>At the time, the female was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. She is believed to be 5&rsquo;4&rdquo; and approximately 115 pounds. The male is believed to be 6 feet tall and approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The two fled on foot on S. 21<sup>st</sup> Street toward E. Carson Street with the victim&rsquo;s wallet and cellphone.</p> <p>The two shown in the attached photos used a credit card taken in the robbery. Information about their identities and whereabouts should be shared with police by calling 412-488-8330.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(3).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 252px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(4).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 206px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:37:11 -0500 FIRST NIGHT STREET CLOSURES AND OTHER INFORMATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5542 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As we prepare for the upcoming First Night Celebration, the City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department would like wish everyone a happy new year. Following is information of which the public should be aware.</p> <p>No parking signs have already been posted Downtown along both sides Woods Street between Fifth and Liberty avenues. The signs state that parking is prohibited after 6 p.m. Dec. 31, 2015.</p> <p>Street closings will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 and will reopen at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016 unless stated otherwise.</p> <ul> <li>Stanwix Street from Liberty to Penn avenues: 9 p.m. Dec. 31 &ndash; 1a.m. Jan. 1</li> <li>Stanwix Street from Gateway Garage Entrance to Penn Avenue: 9 p.m. Dec. 31 &ndash; 1a.m. Jan. 1</li> <li>Penn Avenue from Stanwix Street up until, but not including, Tenth Street</li> <li>Fifth Avenue/CLO Way from entrance of the Highmark Garage to Fort Duquesne Boulevard</li> <li>Sixth Street from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne WILL REMAIN OPEN with the exception of from 8:15 p.m. &ndash; 8:45 p.m. to allow the parade to return to the staging area</li> <li>The parking garage on Penn at 6<sup>th</sup> Street will remain open until 3 p.m. Garage lease holders will be able to enter and exit</li> <li>Seventh Street from Liberty Avenue to the entrance of Theater Square Parking Garage</li> <li>Seventh Street &amp; Ft. Duquesne Boulevard &ndash; garage access only</li> <li>Ninth Street from Liberty Avenue to entrance of 9<sup>th</sup> Street Parking Garage near Penn Avenue</li> <li>Ninth Street &amp; Ft. Duquesne Blvd &ndash; garage access only</li> <li>All alleys leading into the footprint</li> <li>Maddock Place located next to 709 Penn Ave., which runs parallel to Seventh Street and Eighth Street will remain open for access to parking from Ft. Duquesne Boulevard (lots behind Proper Restaurant on Seventh and parking lot located off of Eighth Street)</li> <li>The 7<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge will close from 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1 for firework setup and firing</li> </ul> <p>Please note that EMS will be located at 7<sup>th</sup> and Penn as well as the lost child and information center.</p> <p>On-duty support will be provided by Intelligence, K-9, EOD, SWAT and School Crossing Guards.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:53:19 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERY OF BP GAS STATION ON EAST CARSON STREET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5541 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:08 a.m. on December 30, 2015, Zone 3 officers responded to a report of an armed robbery of the BP Gas Station at 1006 East Carson St.</p> <p>Upon arrival, officers learned one white male and one black male entered the BP store together. After walking around the store the white male actor approached the counter and demanded money. He pulled out a pistol from his hooded sweat shirt when the employee verbally resisted.</p> <p>The store employee then opened the cash register and handed the actor an undisclosed amount of money. Both actors then fled the store and ran on foot toward East Carson Street.&nbsp; Officers broadcast descriptions of the actors and searched the area with negative results. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:28:43 -0500 TWO ARRESTED IN SOUTH SIDE SLOPES HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5537 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two people have been arrested after a reported home invasion. At&nbsp;2:31 a.m. Dec. 28, 2015, Zone 3 Officers responded to the 2900 block of Harcum Way for a report that a man called 911 and stated that he had a gun to his head and was not allowed to leave this location.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered that the rear door of the residence was found to be wide open and the victims (four adults and two children)&nbsp;were still inside. The victims were unharmed. As part of the investigation, Officers learned that two armed, actors had fled the scene.</p> <p>One actor was known to the victims. The other was wearing a mask. As approximately 2:52 a.m., Officers observed two males matching the description near the intersection of Cobdon and Clover Street. Both males were detained and identified as the actors involved in the home invasion. The pair were identified as 20-year-old Tyler Booher of Arlington, and 22-year-old Shawn Siciliano of Carrick. A 9 mm firearm was recovered on Sicilian&rsquo;s person. He had a valid license to carry a firearm. A bag Booher was carrying contained a digital scale, marijuana grinder and a glass pipe. Their charges include burglary, robbery, criminal conspiracy, and possession of drug paraphernalia.</p> <p><b>TYLER BOOHER &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;SHAWN SICILIANO</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Tyler_Booher.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Shawn_Siciliano.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:43:21 -0500 SHOTS FIRED DURING DOMESTIC DISPUTE IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5533 <p style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>On Dec. 25, 2015, at approximately 4:15 p.m, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Eccles Street for shots fired.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size:10px;">According to the investigation, during an apparent domestic incident, a 23-year-old female from Allentown was driving a blue Chevy Trailblazer by the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Sterling Street when another dark colored Trailblazer with three males known to the victim started following her and began to shoot at her car. The shooting occurred from Sterling to Eccles.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size:10px;">It is believed that 15 shots were fired and the vehicle was struck four times. The victim was not injured. It is not known which one of the three males was shooting.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size:10px;">Additional property damage resulted from this incident. A Chevy Trailblazer that was parked and unoccupied was struck by a bullet in the windshield. A Dodge Grand Caravan that was parked and unoccupied was struck by a bullet in the hood. Steps to a residence were shot four times. &nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size:10px;">The investigation continues.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Sat, 26 Dec 2015 09:03:56 -0500 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION ENFORCED DURING GREENFIELD BRIDGE DEMOLITION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5532 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; During the scheduled demolition of the Greenfield Bridge, there has been a temporary flight restriction for manned and unmanned aerial systems, otherwise known as drones.</p> <p>The restriction is 2,999 feet in the air and a 0.5 nautical mile (3038 feet) radius around the demolition site. The temporary restriction is scheduled to begin Monday, Dec. 28 at 8 a.m. and will expire at 4 p.m. A map is included with this announcement to better inform the general public about the air restrictions. Click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Greenfield_Bridge_TFR_map.pdf">here</a> to view the map.</p> <p>Only relief aircraft operations under the direction of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management are authorized in the airspace. Pennsylvania State Police will patrol the air via helicopter. The public should be aware that flying drones present a safety hazard to police helicopters.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:47:48 -0500 GARFIELD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5531 12/25/15 8:35 a.m. We have recovered the car from this homicide. It located parked and unoccupied in the 1000 block of Heths Avenue in Highland Park. <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:52 a.m., Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the 4900 block of Broad Street in Garfield for a report that a male had been shot during a street fight. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 18-year-old male lying in the middle of the street with at least one gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.</p> <p>Investigators are looking for a silver BMW 325i with the license plate JWK 1239 that was seen fleeing the area.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released when possible.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:34:41 -0500 MAN ARRESTED IN SOUTH SIDE SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5530 <p><strong style="font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">On December 24 at approximately 1:59 a.m., Zone 3 Officers and a K-9 Officer were dispatched to the 1300 block of E. Carson Street for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that the victim was inside of restaurant in the 1500 block. There, Officers discovered the 23-year-old victim from Aliquippa suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg.</span></p> <p>Then,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">at S. 14</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;and E. Carson,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">a Mt. Oliver Officer reported he had stopped a male, identified as North Versailles resident Jospeh Austin Katchur, 21, who matched the description of the shooter.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">The gun used in the shooting was on his person.</span></p> <p>According to the investigation, it is believed that Katchur got into a verbal argument with a female while at Bar 12 that continued outside. Near the intersection of S. 14<sup>th</sup> and E. Carson, 3 males approached the arguing pair and words were exchanged. One of the three males punched Katchur in the face and people began to run. Katchur chased one. In the 1400 block of E. Carson, he fired his gun, striking the victim in the leg. The victim may not have been the one who punched Katchur. Katchur is c<span style="font-size: 12px;">harged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, discharging firearm or airgun, and possessing instruments of crime.</span></p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</p> <p>A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:07:26 -0500 Following is a statement from Police Chief McLay regarding the bureau's hate crime investigations policy http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5525 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>&quot;Providing equal protection and justice for all, is a fundamental role of police in a free and democratic society. The attached policy reflects the present policy of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police speaking to the investigation of hate motivated crime. This policy, last updated in 2000, is a good policy, and the Police Bureau continues to follow these guidelines.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">In the interests of staying up to date, there is always room for improvements to policies and the processes they direct. In the coming months, the Police Bureau will be evaluating this policy, like many others, to ensure it reflects the best practices of our profession.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Irrespective of the findings in any one particular criminal case, we remain committed to working closely will all those in need of our protection and our service. We look forward to continuing to forge trust based partnerships with our Muslim neighbors, and&nbsp;will continue to investigate all potential hate crimes with the same degree of vigor and professionalism&quot;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Follow this link to view the Hate Crime Investigation policy:&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/8926374.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/8926374.pdf</a>.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:56:40 -0500 SPRING GARDEN CRASH/SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5524 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:15 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Spring Garden Avenue for a report of shots fired. While in route, they were also notified that there was a vehicle accident in the 3200 block of Spring Garden that was possibly related to the shots fired.</p> <p>Officers found numerous shell casings in the street in the 2800 block. In the 3200 block, two vehicles were found wrecked. Officers located a shooting victim behind a car port. He was later determined to be the driver of the black BMW that wrecked into the front of a residence damaging the yard and front window. The front seat passenger remained in the vehicle. The other vehicle, a silver Chevy Malibu, was wrecked and unoccupied in the middle of the street. It is believed that the Malibu followed the BMW after they left Cheerleader&#39;s bar and someone inside of the Malibu started shooting at the occupants of the BMW.</p> <p>Several K-9 Units and Officers searched for the shooters in the surrounding wooded area but did not locate them.</p> <p>Paramedics transported both victims to AGH. The driver, a 28-year-old male, had a graze wound to the left side of his head. The passenger, who is 33, was treated and released with minor injuries from the crash.</p> <p>The Group Violence Intervention Unit is continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:29:10 -0500 DOWNTOWN ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5523 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Larimer man has been arrested on charges of possessing instruments of crime, burglary, criminal mischief, impersonating a public servant, and false identification of law enforcement authorities.</p> <p>At approximately 1:55 a.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the Harvard Yale Princeton Club, 619 William Penn Place, Downtown, for a burglary alarm. Dispatch informed Officers that the alarm company stated that someone inside of the building gave his name was Detective Butler and that he had one person in custody. When the alarm company asked the &ldquo;detective&rdquo; for his badge number, he could not provide one.</p> <p>Upon arrival, the Zone 2 Officers encountered a man standing inside of a side entrance to the building on Strawberry Way who identified himself as Vince Smith and who said he was working for Systems 4, a cleaning company. He said he was 28 years old then said he was 29 years old, and that another male ran from the building. Discerning Officers placed the man, later identified as Vinney Stevenson, in handcuffs and put him a police vehicle and checked the building.</p> <p>While they found no one else inside, they did find that the club office had been ransacked. Drawers were gone through, the cooler was open, and the cash register drawer was open and emptied. In the side entrance way, where the actor was initially seen, were 4 cold beers. There were pry marks on the safe. On the actor&rsquo;s person was found gloves, a bar receipt, and a small amount of cash.</p> <p>Stevenson, 29, was placed under arrest and transported to the Allegheny County Jail. The Officer located a crow bar while transporting Stevenson to jail.</p> <p><b>VINNEY STEVENSON</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(2).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:08:09 -0500 HAZELWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5521 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating a shooting in Zone 4.</p> <p>At approximately, 1 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Fire Engine House 13 on Flowers Avenue in Hazelwood for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers encountered the 21-year-old male victim who had been shot in the right foot and left shin.</p> <p>According to the information currently available, the victim was walking along Flowers when he realized he was being followed by a red or maroon sedan that possibly contained three people. Shots were fired from the car as the victim fled. He went to the firehouse for safety. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:18:38 -0500 POLICE RECRUIT PLACED ON UNPAID LEAVE (corrected) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5515 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Pittsburgh Bureau of Police recruit, in the process of completing his field training, has been arrested via summons on&nbsp;one count of <span style="color:#ff0000;">simple&nbsp;</span>assault and one count of endangering the welfare of children. Recruit James Foster&#39;s 6-year-old was seen by doctors at Children&#39;s Hospital with bruises on his thigh. An assessment of the injuries determined that the child was the victim of physical child abuse. The criminal investigation was conducted by the Bureau&#39;s Sex Assault and Child Abuse Unit in consultation with the Allegheny County District Attorney&#39;s Office. An administrative investigation was conducted by the Bureau resulting in the recruit being placed on unpaid administrative leave.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:05:17 -0500 UPDATE: BEECHVIEW BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5514 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a robbery at WesBanco, 1550 Beechview Ave., in Beechview.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 3:42 p.m., a male actor entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. He is described as a black male with a light complexion and a chunky build. He was wearing a black and white flannel jacket and a black tossel hat with a brim. He was clean shaven with a round face. He weighs 250 to 300 pounds and is approximately 6 feet tall. He left the bank with his note and an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>The actor arrived and left the scene as a passenger in a four-dour white vehicle, possibly a Nissan or a Ford. Attached are newly released images of the suspect and the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/12-23-2015_3-08-36_PM_(1).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 316px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/12-23-2015_3-12-14_PM.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 164px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:51:31 -0500 PBP GRAFFITI UNIT RELEASES VIDEO OF SUSPECTED TAGGER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5511 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Graffiti Unit is requesting assistance from the public in identifying a male wanted in connection with an investigation into a tagging incident in Oakland.</p> <p>According to the investigation, an unknown male wrote a tag on the front door of a home in the 400 block of McKee Place. The residence was equipped with a camera that captured the image of a scruffy white male possibly in his early 30s writing &ldquo;SODIUM&rdquo; on the front door of the residence.</p> <p>Investigators are releasing the video with the hope of learning the identity of the person shown. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at 412-495-6052 or 412-495-6025.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:06:50 -0500 UPDATE: TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN BLOOMFIELD UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5506 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after midnight Dec. 21, 2015, Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Mathilda Street in Bloomfield for a report that shots had been fired and a man was down.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered three individuals who were pronounced deceased on the scene by Paramedics. Inside of a first floor apartment were the bodies of a 20-year-old female and a 16-year-old male. The body of a 25-year-old male was discovered behind the apartment building.</p> <p>At this stage in the investigation, it is believed that these homicides were the result of a home invasion. The male who was found outside is believed to have entered the apartment through a bathroom window. Once inside, shots were fired between him and an uninjured victim.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 02:28:33 -0500 SHOOTING IN SHERADEN UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5505 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8 p.m., Zone 6 Police and Paramedics were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Glen Mawr Avenue in Sheraden for reports that someone had been shot during a home invasion. Upon arrival, investigators found a scene but no victim. A male was located near the intersection of Sherwood Avenue and Bergman Street with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg. Paramedics transported him to AGH in stable condition. That male has been positively identified as the actor. His arrest is pending. A gun that is believed to have been used in this incident was recovered. A second person is believed to have been shot but has not been located at this time.&nbsp;</p> <p>This investigation is developing. Information will be released as it becomes available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:59:40 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED STREET ROBBERY IN UPPER LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5504 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. in Upper Lawrenceville.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 26-year-old male victim was walking along the 5100 block of Dresden Way when a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt pointed a gun at him and demanded that he hand over his belongings. The actor was accompanied by a white female and another male. tThere is no description of the the other male. The female took the victim&rsquo;s wallet and cellphone. The trio then ran down Dresden Way toward 51<sup>st</sup> Street. The victim was not injured.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:34:58 -0500 POLICE SERGEANT TO BE ARRESTED VIA SUMMONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5503 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On November 28, 2015 at 8:45 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at Heinz Field for the WPIAL football championship game. While working the detail, Sgt. Matakovich arrested Gabriel Despres on charges of criminal trespass, public drunkenness, aggravated assault and underage drinking. The arrest was captured on the Heinz Field security video and a DVD of the incident was turned over to police Command by Heinz Field management.</p> <p>Based upon the content of the video and consultation with the Allegheny County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office, and the Police Bureau&rsquo;s Use of Force expert, a criminal investigation was conducted by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and he was placed on paid administrative leave. The City&#39;s Office of Municipal Investigations is also conducting an investigation.</p> <p>Based upon the findings of the criminal investigation, Sgt. Matakovich is being charged with one count of simple assault and one count of official oppression, both charges are misdemeanors of the second degree, and an arrest summons will be issued.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:21:38 -0500 PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN GARFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5502 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:46 p.m. on December 17 Zone 5 Officers responded to N Atlantic Avenue and Dearborn Street in Garfield for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. According to the investigation, the 40 year old female pedestrian was in the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle driving northbound on N Atlantic. She was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident. Paramedics responded and transported her to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. The male driver of the vehicle &nbsp;was uninjured.&nbsp;The Accident Investigation Unit is handling the ongoing investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:06:28 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERIES IN ZONE 3 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5500 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating four recent robberies that occurred in&nbsp;Zone 3 overnight. Three may be related. Additional investigative resources, including extra patrols and plainclothes detectives, have been deployed in the southern neighborhoods to help identify and apprehend the actor/actors. &nbsp;</p> <p>At approximately&nbsp;9:14 p.m.&nbsp;Zone 3 Officers responded to the 2100 block of Sarah Street in the&nbsp;South Side Flats&nbsp;for a robbery. According to the investigation, the two 20-year-old female victims were walking into their residence when they were approached by an unknown male actor. The actor displayed a firearm, pointed it at the victims and demanded their belongings. Both victims handed over their cell phones and wallets. The actor also took a purse from one of the victims. The actor fled toward 18th&nbsp;Street from 21st&nbsp;at Sarah. The actor is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old who was wearing a black Carhartt jacket.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The actor in three of the overnight incidents has the same appearance: a black male, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 6&rsquo;, approximately 230 to 250 pounds, and has a large build. He wears his hair in straight braids that are shoulder length and has scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a black knit cap, a black hooded sweatshirt with a dark brown jacket&nbsp;over top, and possibly black pants and black shoes.</span></p> <p>At approximately&nbsp;11:35 p.m.&nbsp;Officers responded to Bailey Avenue and Ruth Street in Mt. Washington&nbsp;for a robbery. The 51 year old female victim was walking on Ruth Street when she heard someone run up behind her. The actor put a gun to her temple. The unknown male actor patted her down and demanded &nbsp;money. The victim told the actor that she had no money and no personal belongings. The actor then instructed her to walk away from him with her hands up and threatening to shoot her if she turned around. The victim complied and went to a gas station to call 9-1-1.&nbsp;</p> <p>At approximately&nbsp;11:40 p.m.&nbsp;Officers responded to the 100 block of Haberman Avenue in&nbsp;Mt. Washington&nbsp;for a robbery. The 46-year-old female victim was walking along Haberman when she was approached by an unknown black male. The actor displayed a firearm and demanded her phone and money. The actor only took the victim&rsquo;s cell phone after she revealed she only had a dollar in her wallet. The actor fled on foot toward Haberman toward Bailey.</p> <p>At approximately&nbsp;11:47 p.m.&nbsp;Officers responded to the 200 block of Orchard Place in Knoxville&nbsp;for a robbery. The 58-year-old female victim was walking on Grimes Avenue when an unknown black male approached her. The male pulled out a firearm, put it to her head, and ordered her to walk down the street toward Charles Street. As this was happening, the male took the victim&rsquo;s purse from her shoulder containing various personal belongings. When the victim refused to walk any further with the actor, he began threatening her with the firearm. The victim screamed and the actor fled up Grimes Avenue toward Cedarhurst Street.</p> <p>None of the victims in the four robberies were physically injured. Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to call 9-1-1.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Z3_Robberies_Dec17.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Z3_Robberies_Dec17.pdf</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:36:11 -0500 PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF FIRE EARNS HIGHEST PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION RATING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5499 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has joined a select group of fire departments by achieving the Class One Certification for public fire protection services through the ISO. Class One is the highest rating for public protection fire services.</p> <p>The certification puts the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire in realm elite fire departments. Of the more than 40,000 departments throughout the nation, only 132 others have the ISO Class One Certification. Pittsburgh is now the third Pennsylvania fire department to have the certification behind Mt. Lebanon and Dubois.</p> <p>&quot;This is a proud moment for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire,&rdquo; says Fire Chief Darryl Jones, whose vision for the bureau has included attaining ISO Class One Certification. &ldquo;This is proof that the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is among the best of the best when it comes to delivering a high quality of fire protection services.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ISO&rsquo;s Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwriting of insurance policies. Most U.S. insurers use the program to help determine premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial property insurance.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:45:08 -0500 STATEMENT FROM POLICE CHIEF MCLAY REGARDING YESTERDAY'S DOWNTOWN T-STATION INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5497 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The following is a statement from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay:</p> <p>Pittsburgh Police responded to assist Port Authority Police with a large juvenile disturbance at the Wood Street T-Station at approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday. As a result of complaints received, there will be an investigation into the conduct of Police Bureau members.</p> <p>Video was released showing a chaotic scene with officers acting in an apparent attempt to clear the roadway and to disperse the crowd in order to prevent further disturbances.&nbsp;</p> <p>On first examination, the video provided shows no evidence of serious police misconduct. The matter will be investigated by Police Zone 2 command and the Office of Municipal Investigations, to address questions raised about officer conduct.</p> <p>During tense times such as these, it can be challenging for officers to maintain professional decorum, but doing so is an expectation of our profession. Training, counseling or discipline will occur as the need is indentified during these reviews.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:07:46 -0500 DOWNTOWN BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5496 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a robbery at Dollar Bank, 537 Smithfield Street, in Downtown. According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the bank at approximately 11:50 a.m. and handed a teller a note that stated he had a gun and demanded money. The actor kept a cell phone to his ear the entire time he was inside of the bank. No weapon was displayed. There were no injuries.</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male who is possibly in his mid-30s. He is 5&rsquo;9&rdquo; to 5&rsquo;11&rdquo; and weighs approximately 210 pounds. He has a patchy beard. He was wearing a light blue or gray hooded sweatshirt and plastic sunglasses with large, dark frames.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1. A photo of the actor is below.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(1).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 146px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:56:00 -0500 TWO MEN ARRESTED IN LARIMER AFTER SHOTS FIRED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5493 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&mdash; At approximately 12:48 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 500 block of Winfield Street for a Shot Spotter notification of shots fired in the area.</p> <p>Officers arrived to find multiple spent shell casings in front of a residence, along with multiple bullet holes in the front door and front window. Multiple attempts to make contact with individuals inside of the residence were unsuccessful. Out of concern for the safety and well-being of individuals inside of the residence, Officers forced entry to perform a welfare check and to ensure no one was injured.</p> <p>Once inside of the residence, a male yelled from the second floor of the structure and was ordered to come down by Officers. Due to the close proximity of shots being fired in the residence, Officers checked the male&mdash;Keith Darnell Byrd, 49, of Larimer&mdash;for weapons and detained him. Officers conducted a protective sweep and discovered a spent shell casing on the floor and two bullet fragments. Officers also observed suspected narcotics in the residence and in the adjacent duplex that shares a common wall. A bullet fragment was also observed on the living room floor of the empty adjacent residence.</p> <p>Officers obtained a search warrant for both residences. During the search of both residences, Officers recovered 30 bag corners of suspected crack cocaine, 11 bricks of heroin, 5 bundles of heroin, drug paraphernalia and manufacturing equipment, and two firearms.</p> <p>While Officers conducted the search warrant, a male&mdash;later identified as Keith Darnell Byrd Jr., 29, of Garfield&mdash;approached the structures outside and began yelling and throwing items at a television news camera operator. Officers detained Byrd Jr., who appeared to be highly intoxicated.&nbsp;</p> <p>After locating items belonging to Byrd Jr. in a bedroom, Byrd and Byrd Jr. were both placed under arrest. Their charges include persons not to possess a firearm, possession of controlled substance, and possession with intent to deliver. Byrd Jr. faces an additional charge of public drunkenness. Current mugshots are not available.&nbsp;</p> <p>Animal Care and Control responded to the scene to remove 14 dogs from the property. At this time, there are no animal related charges. The dogs were taken to the Animal Rescue League.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:30:25 -0500 HIGHLAND PARK SHOOTING/ATTEMPTED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5492 <p>&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Paramedics and Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of Wellesley Avenue in Highland Park Dec. 16 at approximately 11:47 p.m. for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the victim was walking home along Wellesley when two black actors who were wearing grey hooded sweatshirts approached him. The victim refused to hand over his belongings. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition with two gun shot wounds in the back. Investigators will be reviewing surveillance video from the area.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:08:08 -0500 POLICE SEEKING TO IDENTIFY ACTORS IN THANKSGIVING DAY BUSINESS BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5487 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is attempting to identify two individuals involved in a Thanksgiving Day business burglary in the Strip District.</p> <p>Officers responded to Two Loui&rsquo;s Market in the 1200 block of Penn Avenue at 7:45 p.m. on November 26 for a broken window and possible burglary. Officers arrived on scene to discover the front door glass broken out and a large chunk of broken concrete on the floor inside of the business. After Officers cleared the structure with negative results for actors, they discovered the business had been burglarized. Two cash registered were destroyed and various items were in disarray. Numerous boxes of cigarettes were taken as well, along with a large trash can. Officers later located a cash drawer from the register behind a business in the 1100 block of Penn Avenue.</p> <p>The male actor appears to be a middle-aged black male wearing blue jeans, a gray or green jacket with a hood, a dark winter tossle cap and sneakers with a large white stripe along the bottom.</p> <p>The female actor appears to be a light skinned black or white female with glasses, a pink or purple hooded light jacket and blue jeans, and sneakers with a white stripe along the bottom.</p> <p>Anyone with information pertaining to the identity of these individuals is asked to contact Zone 2 Detectives at 412-255-2827.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/2015-11-26T18_08.52.122-2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 143px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/2015-11-26T18_14.55.262.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 108px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/2015-11-26T18_14.56.261.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 107px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:09:15 -0500 MALE ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5486 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 5:15 a.m. on December 12, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Mt. Pleasant Road for the report of shots fired.</p> <p>Officers arrived on scene and discovered a spent shell casing in the grass. Out of concern for the safety and well-being of individuals inside of the residence, Officers began knocking on the front door and announcing themselves in an attempt to make contact with those inside of the residence. Through a window, Officers observed a black male&mdash;later identified as Brian Thomas Francis Wilson Jr., 27, of Northview Heights&mdash;standing in the hallway and holding a handgun.</p> <p>The front door of the residence opened and four occupants of the apartment came out. As Officers were clearing the residence, they located handgun cartridges, a magazine, and the handgun that Wilson was seen handling earlier. The handgun had four rounds loaded in the magazine that matched the spent shell casing in the grass outside of the residence. Officers discovered the handgun was reported stolen. Officers placed Wilson under arrest. He was charged with receiving stolen property and discharging a firearm. &nbsp;There were no injuries during the incident.</p> <p>Officers obtained a search warrant and executed it in the remainder of the residence. They located a marijuana grinder, a plastic bag full of several loose rounds, and a small amount of marijuana in the bedroom of Jerome Johnson, 21. He will be arrested via summons. No mugshot is available for Johnson.</p> <p><strong>BRIAN THOMAS FRANCIS WILSON JR.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Wilson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:16:50 -0500 MALE SHOT IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5484 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 9 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the 300 block of Millbridge Street in Allentown for the report of a male shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 19 year old male victim was walking along Freeland Street at Beltzhoover Avenue with another male when two unknown males began firing at them. The victim fled down Freeland to the 300 block of Millbridge Street after being shot once in the buttock. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. Multiple shell casings were located at the scene on Freeland and Beltzhoover.</p> <p>Two black males were seen fleeing the scene, possibly in a blue car. Detectives are working to determine the circumstances of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:38:58 -0500 MALE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5482 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:56 p.m. on December 13, Zone 3 Officers were in the area of 22<sup>nd</sup> Street and Merriman Way searching for actors from a previous armed robbery. A male got out of his vehicle and waved down a patrol car, stating he had just been robbed at gunpoint.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 33 year old victim stated that he was sitting in the passenger side of his vehicle when a male actor came from behind the vehicle, opened the door, put a gun to his chest and demanded money. The victim handed over his money to the actor, and the actor fled on foot toward Wharton Street and turned right on 21<sup>st</sup>. &nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is described as a dark skinned black male, 5&rsquo;9&rdquo; tall, approximately 180 pounds, wears his hair in a short afro and has scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:52:48 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SOUTH SIDE FLATS ARMED ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5481 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery in South Side Flats.</p> <p>At approximately 11:25 p.m. on December 13, Zone 3 Officers responded to S. 19<sup>th</sup> Street for an armed robbery that just occurred. According to the investigation, the 27 year old male victim was at S. 19<sup>th</sup> and Sidney Street when a female and male approached him on the sidewalk. The female actor displayed a firearm and demanded the victim to hand over his belongings. The victim gave the actors his wallet and cell phone. The actors fled on S. 21<sup>st</sup> Street toward E. Carson Street.</p> <p>One actor is a black female, 5&rsquo;4&rdquo;, 115 pounds and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second actor is a black male, approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo;, 170 pounds and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:48:31 -0500 FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5480 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident on Allegheny River Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Nadine Road.</p> <p>Zone 5 Officers responded to the scene at 11:02 p.m. on December 13 to find bystanders giving CPR to an unresponsive male. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him deceased at 11:08 p.m. Allegheny River Boulevard&nbsp;was closed while Accident Investigation examined the scene. The road was reopened at 2:57 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:44:01 -0500 DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN HOMEWOOD NORTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5479 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of two black males in Homewood North.&nbsp;</p> <p>At approximately 12:04 a.m., Zone 5 received a ShotSpotter notification that nine rounds had been fired in an apartment building in the 1000 block of Brushton Avenue. Police and paramedics were dispatched. Upon arrival, two male victims were discovered in a common hallway on the first floor.</p> <p>Prior to this incident, ShotSpotter detected shots fired on Bennett, Kelly and Idewild streets. No victims have been discovered. It is not known if those previous shots fired were related.</p> <p>No information is available about the possible shooter/shooters. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:58:33 -0500 SHOOTING ON SOUTHSIDE FLATS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5478 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:40 p.m., Zone 3 police and paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Jane Street and S. 21<sup>st</sup> Street in the South Side Flats for a report that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, the 64-year-old victim was discovered with two gunshot wounds &ndash; one in each leg. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in critical condition.</p> <p>According to the initial investigation, it is believed that the victim is a jitney driver and that he attempted to flee the vehicle to avoid an attempted robbery. Two black males in dark clothing fled the vehicle on foot&nbsp;toward E. Carson on S. 21<sup>st</sup>.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:15:39 -0500 INVESTIGATION ENDS WITH DRUG ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5477 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">In response to concerns expressed by residents about drug dealing, Zone 5 Violence Prevention &amp; Intelligence Officers conducted a successful investigation that led to an arrest in the 500 block of Paulson Avenue in Larimer on December 12.</span></p> <p>At approximately 6 a.m., VPI Officers served the arrest warrant with the assistance of SWAT due to information gathered during the investigation that firearms and surveillance cameras were possibly inside the residence.</p> <p>The suspect, Michael Mills-Allen, 28, was discovered inside of the residence. The following items were recovered:</p> <ul> <li>a loaded AK-47 assault rifle</li> <li>approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine</li> <li>five bricks (250 stamp bags) of heroin</li> <li>an undisclosed amount of cash</li> <li>surveillance equipment</li> </ul> <p>Mills-Allen was charged with felony drug offenses as a person not to possess firearms.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; MICHAEL MILLS-ALLEN &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Michael_Mills-Allen.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/500_Paulson_Drugs.JPG" style="width: 1152px; height: 647px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:00:27 -0500 MALE SHOT IN ANKLE IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5474 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:40 p.m., Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the 800 block of Brushton Avenue in Homewood for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 22-year-old victim had been shot above his right ankle. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presby in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the preliminary information gathered in the investigation, the male was walking through a park when he was approached by three black males. Two shots were fired by the actors. The victim was able to call 911 from a neighborhood business. The actors may have fled on foot.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 21:55:52 -0500 LAWRENCEVILLE ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5470 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 3:38 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 100 block of 43<sup>rd</sup> Street in Lawrenceville for the report of a robbery. According to the investigation, the 26 year old male victim was sitting on the front steps of his residence when he was approached by an unknown male actor. The actor demanded the victim&rsquo;s money and threatened to kill him. When the victim refused, the actor pulled out a black firearm and repeatedly hit the victim over the head while yelling at him. After striking the victim several times, the actor ran off in an unknown direction. The victim&rsquo;s cell phone was taken during the incident.</p> <p>The victim received multiple cuts and bruises to his head. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in fair condition.</p> <p>The actor is believe to be a black male, between 20-30 years old, 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, approximately 190 pounds, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up.</p> <p>Police encourage anyone with information regarding this robbery to call 9-1-1. Callers may remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:44:00 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING PIZZA DELIVERY ROBBERY IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5469 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 1:03 a.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to the intersection of Gertrude Street and Tipton Street for a robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, a 32 year old pizza delivery driver was making a delivery from a South Side pizza shop in the Hazelwood neighborhood. While at the intersection of Gertrude and Tipton, the victim stepped out of his car looking for the customer after being unable to locate the original delivery address. The victim noticed two males approaching him. One male then punched the victim on the left side of his face. The victim was then struck on his left shoulder, causing him to drop the money he had in his hand. The two actors grabbed the money, pizza, and brownie cakes from the victim and fled down Gertrude toward E. Elizabeth Street.</p> <p>Officers searched the area for the actors with negative results. Two slices of pizza and brownie cakes were found near the intersection of Gertrude and E. Elizabeth. Paramedics responded to the scene and checked the victim for minor injuries, but he did not receive any treatment.</p> <p>One actor is a black male, between 18-25 years old, 5&rsquo;6&rdquo;, 140 pounds, and wears his hair in a short afro. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and faded black jeans at the time of the robbery. The second actor is a black male, 17-18 years old, and 130 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:32:49 -0500 MALE ARRESTED IN SOUTHSIDE SLOPES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5466 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 8:17 p.m. on December 9, Zone 3 Officers responded to Pizza Hut in the 2000 block of E. Carson Street for a delivery driver who was just robbed and a firearm was involved in the incident.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the female employee and a male victim delivered an order to a residence on Windom Hill Place when the man inside of the residence&mdash;later identified as Frank Veltri, 33, of Southside Slopes&mdash;became upset with the response time of the delivery. Veltri took the delivery inside of his residence and told the delivery driver that he was not paying for it.</p> <p>After speaking with the manager via phone, Veltri refused to give the pizza back. The male victim threatened to call the police on Veltri for not giving the pizza back. Veltri walked around to the side of his vehicle that was parked outside of the residence and retrieved a firearm from the front passenger side of the vehicle. Holding the firearm in his hand, Veltri stated that he was not paying for the pizza and told the victims to leave. The female and male got into their vehicle and left the scene.</p> <p>Officers went to Veltri&rsquo;s residence where they spoke with him about the incident. When Officers inquired about any firearms he owned, Veltri retrieved a firearm that was believed to be used in the crime. The glove box in Veltri&rsquo;s vehicle was also open. Veltri was transported to the Allegheny County Jail where he faces charges of robbery, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and simple assault&mdash;attempts by physical menace. A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:32:13 -0500 POLICE LOOKING FOR ACTOR IN CONNECTION WITH NOVEMBER THEFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5460 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking assistance in identifying a female actor wanted in connection with a theft at Grand Concourse in Station Square.</p> <p>On November 1, a 63 year old female victim was dining at the restaurant with her purse on the back of her chair. She later noticed that her wallet had been stolen. Activity later appeared on her credit cards at the Waterfront in Homestead.</p> <p>Anyone who can identify this individual is asked to contact police at 412-488-8330.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Theft_1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Theft_3.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:54:47 -0500 MALE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH 2 BANK ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5454 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police have made an arrest in connection with two recent bank robberies in Mt. Washington. Police arrested Ricky Simmons, 35, of Knoxville on December 4 and charged him with multiple counts of robbery and criminal conspiracy. The charges stem from the 10/15/15 and 11/16/15 First Niagara Bank robberies at 122 Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington.</p> <p><strong>RICKY SIMMONS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Ricky_Simmons.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:21:28 -0500 FEMALE ARRESTED AFTER STABBING INCIDENT AT EAST HILLS NIGHTCLUB http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5451 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 1:24 a.m. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to Taboo Nightclub in the 8000 block of Bennett Street for the report of a stabbing.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival they discovered a 31 year old pregnant female who had been assaulted, stabbed and robbed. According to the investigation, the victim was inside of the establishment when a known female actor&mdash; later identified as Jasmine Hardin, 22, of Plum&mdash; approached her and began a verbal argument. Hardin began to assault the victim, then stabbed her in the back right shoulder. Hardin also began punching and kicking the victim&rsquo;s stomach. Once Hardin was finished assaulting the victim, she grabbed the victim&rsquo;s cell phone and cash, then fled the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The victim went to a friend&rsquo;s house to call 9-1-1. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victim to West Penn in good condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When Officers arrived back at Zone 5 after the incident, they were informed that Hardin called the station wanting to speak with Officers about the incident. Plum Borough Police responded to Hardin&rsquo;s home and placed her under arrest. She was transported to ACJ where her charges include aggravated assault, aggravated assault on unborn child, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 06 Dec 2015 09:13:50 -0500 PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5450 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 10:51 p.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to a Hazelwood pizza shop for the report of a robbery that occurred while an employee was making a delivery. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the 43 year old male victim was making a delivery in the 300 block of Winston Street. When the victim knocked on the front door, no one answered. He then felt an object placed against his back and a black male actor demanded the money and pizza. A second black male actor took the money and two pizzas from the victim. Both actors ran down Winston Avenue toward 2nd Avenue. The victim was not injured and did not see a weapon.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One actor is described as approximately 18 years old, 6&rsquo;2&rdquo;, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second actor is described as approximately 18 years old, 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, approximately 170 pounds with a large build and was wearing black coat. Both actors had their faces covered.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Pittsburgh Police.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 06 Dec 2015 09:12:58 -0500 CALIFORNIA-KIRKBRIDE SHOOTING UNDER INVESITGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5449 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; Shortly after 7 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1800 block of Brighton Place for the report of a male shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 24 year old male victim was exiting Dave&rsquo;s Barber Shop when he was shot by a black male actor. The victim was struck in the leg and was transported to AGH by Paramedics in stable condition. The actor fled the scene on foot. No further description is available. Investigators located one shell casing at the scene.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Group Violence&nbsp;Initiative&nbsp;is investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:18:28 -0500 UPDATE: JOINT COMMITMENT BETWEEN THE ISLAMIC CENTER OF PITTSBURGH AND THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5448 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><em>he following is the joint commitment between the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shared at a press conference on Saturday, December 5.&nbsp;<font color="#ff0000">Updates below include Chief Cameron McLay&#39;s remarks from the press conference announcing the commitment.&nbsp;</font></em></p> <p>We are here to announce a joint commitment between the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, to work collaboratively to improve trust and communication.</p> <p>On November 26th, there was a shooting incident in the Hazelwood area of Pittsburgh involving a Muslim immigrant cab driver. The offender was arrested and charged with this crime on December 2nd, charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault and other charges. Between those two dates, there was a great deal of speculation about the motivation of this crime and the adequacy of the response by my Bureau.</p> <p>First let me say, I am extremely proud of the quality of the investigation by the Pittsburgh Police and others that led to the arrest of that offender. Our investigation was timely, professional and thorough.&nbsp;</p> <p>What this incident highlighted to me however is we have much to do to improve the quality of the trust between police and our Muslim communities.&nbsp; I had not yet forged relationships such that, when there were questions from my Muslim community about the investigation, they did not know me to be a willing partner, and did not feel comfortable enough reach out to me, or my staff to enquire.&nbsp; Misunderstanding is common when relationships are weak or absent.</p> <p>On the day of the arrest, Executive Director Muhammad and I met, along with some of my staff and our friends from the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, to discuss how to increase trust and communications by forming stronger relationships.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Joint Commitment:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is deeply committed to collaborative partnerships with all of the communities we service, and recognize there are unfortunate shared histories that jeopardize community trust. In an effort to develop trust based relationships with our Islamic communities, the Police Bureau hereby commits to the same collaborative commitments we share with our partners from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network.&nbsp;</p> <p>Specifically, Pittsburgh Police Bureau&nbsp;is&nbsp;committed to:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;1.&nbsp;Actively combating hate and violence by consistently approaching all crimes of violence directed toward all&nbsp;members of communities of color&nbsp;with proactive efforts to detect and prosecute hate motivated crimes. Islamophobic or racially motivated&nbsp;violence&nbsp;has no place in our City.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;2. &nbsp;&nbsp;Developing and delivering cultural competency training to help investigators better understand the subtle cultural cues,&nbsp;and investigate issues related to the various&nbsp;cultures that comprise&nbsp;our Muslim communities.&nbsp; This training is in addition to the Police Bureau&#39;s existing training on procedural justice and implicit bias that is presently in development.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;3.&nbsp;Improving relationships and consistent lines of communication between Police Bureau officials and Muslim community leaders. Our goal is to increase mutual understanding and timely awareness of emergent issues for the concerns and safety of our Muslim neighbors. This communication plan will include points of contact at the Bureau, Zone command as well as the level of the Community Resource Officer, so community partners have multiple points of contact they can reach to for help in the Police Bureau.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;4. &nbsp;Working with a representative from the Mayor&#39;s staff and the Department of Public Safety who will also have liaison roles with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh to help mediate issues of concern with our Muslim community.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;5. &nbsp;&nbsp;A commitment to the hiring and maintenance of a diverse police force as to be representative of the demographics of the city, which studies show leads to public safety.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 18:20:39 -0500 MALE SELF REPORTS TO MERCY WITH STAB WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5447 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 5:45 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to Mercy Hospital for a 29 year old male victim who self-reported with a stab wound.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the victim was in the area of Strawberry Way and Liberty Avenue at approximately 2:45 a.m. when he was surrounded by 4 unknown actors.&nbsp;The actors kicked and punched the victim as they demanded his wallet. One of the actors lifted his shirt and exposed a firearm. The victim briefly passed out and woke up to find his wallet and keys gone. He realized he was stabbed and self-reported to Mercy Hospital with a stab wound to the left shoulder. He was last reported in stable condition.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">​</span>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 9-1-1.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><b style="text-align: center;">###</b></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 15:59:45 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING STABBING IN ZONE 2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5446 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 7:38 p.m. on December 4, Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the Arby&rsquo;s Restaurant in the 600 block of Wood Street for the report of a stabbing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arriving at the restaurant, no one immediately approached the responding Officers. As Officers began to look around the restaurant, a 16 year old female victim approached them with a wound on her arm. According to the investigation, the stabbing occurred several hours prior when the victim left school in the 1800 block of Centre Avenue. The victim indicated that she was attacked by an unknown number of girls as she left school when one of them stabbed her. The victim waited until later to call 9-1-1 to report the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The victim was transported by paramedics to AGH for the superficial laceration to her left arm. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 10:31:55 -0500 3-ALARM FIRE AT APARTMENT BUILDING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5445 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, Firefighters were dispatched to the 900 block of N Braddock Avenue for a structure fire. Upon arrival, Firefighters discovered fire on the roof of the multi-unit, 3-story apartment building. Due to the size of the structure, a third alarm was called. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire to the roof area; however, 4 apartments within the building were damaged as a result. Residents in 3 of the 4 damaged apartments were displaced while 1 apartment was unoccupied. All residents were able to quickly evacuate the building. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Salvation Army was on scene to provide assistance to first responders and residents. The Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire. The cause and damage estimates are currently under investigation. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 10:23:08 -0500 BOMB SQUAD SAFELY REMOVES SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5444 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Bomb Squad responded to the 3500 block of 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Oakland at the request of University of Pittsburgh Police for a suspicious package chained to a railing outside of a building. The Bomb Squad safely removed the package. Pittsburgh Police will be continuing the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:48:57 -0500 KNOXVILLE ONE-ALARM FIRES UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5443 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating two one-alarm fires in Knoxville. At approximately 2:46 a.m. Firefighters responded to the 230 block of Jucunda Street in Knoxville for a garage on fire. A vehicle was in the garage and flames caused the roof to collapse. At 2:48 a.m. a dumpster fire was reported in the 220 block of Jucunda Street. Both fires have been deemed suspicious; however, the exact cause is under investigation. Damage estimates are currently unknown.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:04:40 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING MT. WASHINGTON BANK ROBBERY INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5442 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:23 a.m., an Officer was working a secondary employment detail at the First Niagara Bank in the 100 block of Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington when a black male actor entered the bank, presented a firearm, and ordered employees and a patron to get down on the floor. <span style="color:#ff0000;">It was later determined that there was 1 round in the chamber of the actor&#39;s firearm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The Officer, in full uniform and located at the rear of the bank, announced herself as Pittsburgh Police. The actor then pointed the firearm in the direction of the Officer, the Officer fired her weapon once, and the actor was struck in the left torso. The Officer took the actor into custody, then rendered aid until Paramedics arrived. &nbsp;The actor was transported to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. <span style="color:#ff0000;">He was pronounced deceased at 4:52 p.m.</span> The Officer was uninjured.&nbsp;</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, it&rsquo;s undetermined if this incident is connected with the robberies at the same location that occurred on October 15 and November 16.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh Police are working with the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office and the FBI as the investigation continues.<span style="color:#ff0000;"> Additional information will be shared upon completion of the investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:07:21 -0500 STATEMENT FROM CHIEF MCLAY REGARDING MEETING WITH ISLAMIC CENTER OF PITTSBURGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5435 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><em>The following is a statement from Chief Cameron McLay regarding a meeting held earlier today with members of the Islamic community and other faith leaders.</em></p> <p>Members of my staff and I met with the Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network this afternoon. I was able to provide them with an update on our investigation into the Thanksgiving Day shooting in Hazelwood, the timeline for Police Bureau investigative efforts, and some details about the arrest that was announced earlier today.</p> <p>We debriefed the investigative process so both sides understood how the investigation unfolded,&nbsp;why that was necessary, and, most importantly, how the community perceived the unfortunate sequence of events.&nbsp;All agreed communication would have helped dispel misconceptions and we all have agreed to work together from this point forward.</p> <p>The rest of our discussion was centered upon how we move forward to improve communication and trust between the police and our Islamic communities. There will be a joint press conference in the near future to outline our collective plan for collaborative partnership.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:24:09 -0500 MAN ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIZING LARIMER BUSINESS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5433 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:33 a.m. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to PNC Bank in the 100 block of Bakery Square Boulevard for the report of a burglary. When Officers arrived at the scene they observed the front door was damaged and noticed a white male inside of the structure who fled into the back of the structure upon seeing Officers.</p> <p>Officers witnessed the male&mdash;Patrick Flood, 29&mdash;inside of the structure with a preexisting laceration under his left eye. Additional Officers arrived while Flood remained inside of the structure with the door secured shut. Officers used their batons to pry the door open and take Flood into custody.</p> <p>After taking Flood into custody, Officers located heroin and 6 empty stamp bags of heroin, along with PNC Bank pens on his person. Officers also found significant damage to various parts of the building, along with electronic equipment in disarray throughout the business.</p> <p>Flood was treated by Paramedics at the scene for his preexisting injury before being transported to Mercy Hospital by Police. After being medically cleared at Mercy, Flood was transported to ACJ where he faces several charges including burglary, criminal mischief, possession of controlled substance and use or possession of paraphernalia.</p> <p><strong>PATRICK FLOOD</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Patrick_Flood.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:58:12 -0500 UPDATE: LINCOLN LEMINGTON BELMAR SWAT SITUATION ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5432 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Alex Perdriel, 37, of Lincoln Lemington Belmar, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest. A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 7:00 p.m. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Paulson Avenue for a male barricaded inside of a residence. The male had a knife and was threatening to harm responding Officers.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">SWAT was activated and responded to the scene. Individuals in neighboring units within the structure were evacuated. After negotiating with the actor, SWAT took him into custody at 8:47 p.m. without further incident. The actor is being transported to a local hospital to be medically evaluated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">More details will be made available at a later date.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:51:43 -0500 COWORKERS, PARAMEDICS RESUSCITATE MAN IN CARDIAC ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5431 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 12:38 p.m. today Paramedics were dispatched to Heinz Field for the report of a 50 year old male employee in cardiac arrest. EMS arrived at 12:40 p.m. to find coworkers performing CPR on the individual. Paramedics used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the male, who went nearly 20 minutes without breathing or a pulse. After administering the AED, a pulse was regained and the man began breathing again. He was transported to AGH at 1:09 p.m. and was conscious, alert and talking before arriving at the hospital. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:03:18 -0500 ZONE 2 POLICE INVESTIGATE GRAFFITI ON DOWNTOWN BUSINESS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5429 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>12/10/15 UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong>Zone 2 Detectives have located the actor responsible in the incident detailed below. Robert Hapchuck, 60, of Export, PA will be arrested via summons on charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief. He was identified as the result of an anonymous tip.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>UPDATE</strong>: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is attempting to identify the male pictured below. He is believed to be connected to the incident at VIP Styles barbershop on November 30. Anyone with information regarding this person&#39;s identity is asked to call Zone 2 at 412-255-2827.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Smithfield_2.png" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Smithfield_1.png" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Just before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30 Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to VIP Styles barbershop in the 400 block of Smithfield Street. According to the investigation, an employee arrived to work that morning to find several racial slurs written on the front door and windows of the business. Investigators are working to determine the details surrounding the incident.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police takes all acts, including threatened acts, of hatred and&nbsp;violence very seriously,&rdquo; shared Chief Cameron McLay. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to notify police. Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:12:12 -0500 BUSINESS ROBBERY IN BANKSVILLE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5428 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:26 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to the Rite Aid in the 3200 block of Banksville Road for a robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, a white male actor came into the store, retrieved a Coke from the cooler and proceeded to the register. When the cashier opened the register drawer, the actor lunged over the counter and grabbed the drawer. A struggle ensued over the drawer between the actor and the cashier. The actor managed to grab an undetermined amount of cash and fled the store in possibly a white Honda toward Greentree Road. The cashier was not injured and the actor did not display a weapon.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; tall, 160 pounds with a small build. He was wearing a black beanie hat with a gray stripe, a black Steelers sweatshirt, and blue jeans at the time of the incident. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:51:23 -0500 SWAT CALL IN MIDDLE HILL DISTRICT ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5426 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:40 a.m., Zone 2 responded to a return call to an apartment in the 2400 block of Chauncey Drive in the Middle Hill District for a male barricade suspect. SWAT was called to the scene after the male threatened to harm officers and began sharpening knives. Zone Officers were initially called to the location at approximately 2:30 a.m. for a domestic report.</p> <p>The female victim left the building unharmed and some of the other apartments were evacuated. After 20 minutes or so of negotiation, SWAT deployed approximately 20 canisters of gas and the actor &ndash; 27-year-old Issa Luqma Abdus-Salaam &ndash; surrendered at 8:37 a.m. without further incident.</p> <p>He was transported to UPMC Mercy to be medically cleared before being delivered to the Allegheny County Jail. His charges will include simple assault/domestic violence and terroristic threats. No mug shot is currently available.</p> <p>Many thanks to the Housing Authority, Port Authority, Bureau of EMS and Bureau of Fire for their assistance.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:50:01 -0500 UPDATE: NON-FATAL BRIGHTON HEIGHTS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5425 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8 p.m., Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to 3500 block of Kalorama Way in Brighton Heights for a report that a male was shot. Upon arrival, the 19-year-old victim was found to have been shot once and was transported to AGH in critical but stable condition.</p> <p>According to the preliminary information in the investigation, the victim met Adam Jamal Abdel Jabar Ramadon, 19, in the alley and the two exchanged gunfire.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">The Group Violence Initiative will further consult with the District Attorney&#39;s Office to determine the charges Ramadon will face.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:29:40 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL CARRICK STABBING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5423 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: With the assistance of Monessen Police, Pittsburgh Police arrested Dejuan Onza Windom, 25, of Monessen this afternoon. He is being charged with criminal homicide.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>DEJUAN ONZA WINDOM</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dejuan_Onza_Windom.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:15 a.m., Paramedics Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Anthony&rsquo;s Pizza, 1820 Brownsville Road in Carrick, for a report that a female was on the sidewalk and she was bleeding. Upon arrival it was determined that the victim had been stabbed. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where she was later pronounced deceased. A male wearing dark clothing was seen walking away from the area. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:40:20 -0500 MALE SHOT IN LEG ARRIVES AT HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5422 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:20 a.m., a 43-year-old male was driven by private means to UPMC Shadyside with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim stated that he was shot while walking in Highland Park (the actual park). Investigators could not locate a scene where the male said the incident occurred.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:39:11 -0500 CARRICK HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5421 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">At approximately 4:45 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 600 block of Overbook Boulevard for a report of a h</font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">ome invasion and burglary/robbery. The victim reported t</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">hat he was sleeping when the actor&nbsp;forced open&nbsp;his door, entered the apartment, pointed a gun at his face and ordered him to open his safe. The victim states he initially refused and the actor struck him in the face with the gun and fired one round into a TV and another round into the wall. The victim then did as ordered. The actor got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and another gun.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:09:10 -0500 UPDATE: HAZELWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5420 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 12/2/15: After consultation with the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office, Pittsburgh Police have arrested <strong>Anthony Mohamed, 26, of Hazelwood</strong> and charged him with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide, and recklessly endangering another person. The investigation is still ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">ANTHONY MOHAMED</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Anthony_Mohamed.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 218px;" /></p> <p>--</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 12/1/15: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is aggressively investigating the Thanksgiving shooting of a cab driver in Hazelwood and will issue further information when it can, as long as that release of information does not jeopardize the ongoing investigation. The Police Bureau and the City of Pittsburgh take all acts -- or threatened acts -- of hatred or violence very seriously.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. in Hazelwood. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the preliminary information from the investigation, a male cab driver was driving outbound on Second Avenue when he was struck in the back by a bullet as he drove between Flowers Avenue and Tecumseh Street. The bullet also blew out the vehicle&#39;s rear window, causing investigators to believe the shooter was not inside the vehicle. The victim was able to drive a few more blocks to the intersection of Second and Mansion and flagged someone down for help. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy. He was alert and conscious in stable condition. No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:42:39 -0500 MISSING JUVENILE FROM OHIO FOUND IN PITTSBURGH, MALE CHARGED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5418 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault and Missing Persons unit has charged an 18 year old male from Maryland with various charges after he was located in Pittsburgh with a missing 16 year old female from Ohio.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Mark Thompkins traveled from Preston, Maryland to pick up a 16 year old female victim from Steubenville, Ohio. The two traveled to Pittsburgh and checked in at the Motel 6 in the 2800 block of Banksville Road. Thompkins was traveling in his father&rsquo;s vehicle, which was reported stolen. A GPS from the vehicle tracked Thompkins to Pittsburgh, and Zone 6 Officers were notified. Officers responded to the motel at 9:11 p.m. last evening where they located Thompkins and the victim. The victim was unharmed and returned to the custody of her guardians.</p> <p>Thompkins&rsquo; charges include kidnapping, interfering with custody of children, corruption of minors, and concealment of whereabouts of children.</p> <p><strong>MARK THOMPKINS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Mark_Thompkins.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:37:49 -0500 CHIEF MCLAY RELEASES OCTOBER EMAIL REGARDING DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS BY OFFICERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5416 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><em style="font-size: 12.8px;">Following is the text of an email that Police Chief Cameron McLay sent to the members of the Bureau on Saturday, October 31. The statement instructs Officers about when it is appropriate to discharge their firearm, particularly as it relates to moving vehicles.</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">As police officers, our most sacred responsibility is the preservation of life; as &nbsp;guardians of the Constitution, we have taken oath to do so. Sir Robert Peel correctly observed that &ldquo;public trust diminishes proportionally with the necessity of police use of physical force.&rdquo; In the interest of both justice and police legitimacy, we must be judicious and restrained in our use of force, especially deadly force.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Recent incidents locally and nationally have revealed &nbsp;officers may use deadly force that is objectively reasonable from the standpoint of a Graham vs. Connor analysis, only to find themselves under severe scrutiny in subsequent legal proceedings. &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Tactics placing officers in physical jeopardy, creating necessity that we then respond with force, is a source of serious legal jeopardy for police today. To respond to this legal threat, we must carefully examine our policies and practices to ensure officers are ready to meet the threats to officer physical safety, and to prevent legal jeopardy when we respond to those threats..</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">In light of recent incidents, Police Bureau staff and I have reviewed General Order 12-7 &quot;Discharge of Firearms.&quot; This policy speaks to those circumstances when an officer may appropriately discharge their duty weapon. In particular, we examined Section 4.4, which defines those circumstances when an officer may shoot at a moving motor vehicle.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><u>Police Bureau 12.7, Section 4.4 states:</u></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&quot;<b>An officer shall not discharge his or her firearm at a moving vehicle</b>&nbsp;or the occupants of a moving vehicle unless the occupants are using deadly physical force against the officer or another person present&nbsp;<b>by means other than the vehicle.</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The only exception to said policy is a situation where a&nbsp;<b>vehicle is being intentionally operated a</b>s a weapon and an officer or a third party, is faced with immediate death or serious bodily injury and&nbsp;<b>the officer has done everything reasonable necessary to avoid the use of deadly force.&quot;</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b><i><u>These are the standards upon which your actions will be evaluated.</u></i></b>&nbsp;This policy language carries the assumption officers will not shoot at moving vehicles under any but the most extreme circumstances. The driver must manifest intent to kill. This policy properly cautions officers against placing themselves into positions where they place themselves in clear and present danger; as doing so causes the necessity of using deadly force, and creates officer liability.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Our use of force policies and training are under review, and will be revised. Our present system for Officer-involved-Critical Incident Review is being overhauled; to improve the timeliness of the review and the feedback to those officers involved. You can also expect updated tactical and use of force training in the coming months as well.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><i>All of these steps are being taken to keep you safe and ensure you have the tools you need to survive both the street encounters and the subsequent legal challenges.&nbsp;</i></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>In the mean time, Be Safe; do not place yourself in harms way. Maintain distance. Use cover effectively. As a result, you will have more time and enhanced capacity for decision-making!</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">I salute your courage, and thank you all for your dedicated service.</div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:22:53 -0500 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5415 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The 2014 City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Bureau of Police Annual Report is now available. The 142-page publication is a bit more robust than it has been in the past as the result of Chief Cameron McLay&rsquo;s leadership in forging a data-driven policing approach. Three new crime analysts have been hired and have put in place systems that will enable faster completion of next year&rsquo;s product. There are also some new features in this year&rsquo;s report including:</p> <ul> <li>Color coding is integrated into the charts showing arrests for Part I and Part II crimes on page 82 and the chart showing traffic stops on page 108.</li> <li>A new chart contains data showing response times on pages 92-96.</li> <li>A graph on page 126 shows field contacts and warrantless search and seizures by race, gender, and age.</li> </ul> <p>The report has been posted online <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/2014_Annual_Report_Final_draft.pdf">here</a> and we ask that the media limit requests for printed copies to one per media outlet. The printed copies are expected to be available by Friday, Dec. 4. Please contact PIO Sonya Toler to arrange pick up if you require a printed copy.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:36:39 -0500 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN WEST END http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5414 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:28 p.m. Paramedics and Police were called to the West End Circle for the report of a pedestrian accident involving a flatbed truck. Preliminary information is that the pedestrian was walking along the ramp when he was struck. Paramedics transported the 25 year old male to Allegheny General Hospital where he is in critical condition. Accident Investigation is currently on scene investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:25:50 -0500 BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5412 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has arrested William Robert Eger, 51, on charges related to the robbery today of First Niagra Bank, 22 Wabash Street in the West End.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, a bald white male with a goatee entered the bank at approximately 10 a.m. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue or grey pants, and was approximately 5&rsquo;6&rdquo; to 5&rsquo;7&rdquo;. He held up one hand, holding it like a gun, said he had a gun while exposing his waistband, but no one reported seeing a weapon.</p> <p>His charges include robbery and fleeing the scene of an accident. He apparently wrecked a vehicle he was driving on the way to the bank.</p> <p><b>WILLIAM ROBERT EGER</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/WEGER.png" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center">###</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:53:54 -0500 Modification to General Order 40-5: Motor Vehicle Pursuits http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5409 <p>The attached is a copy of an internal General Order, issued by Chief McLay this afternoon pursuant to the bureau&rsquo;s pursuit policy. This document was not intended for public release, as there were&nbsp;internal process issues to be resolved prior to that release. A public statement was to occur&nbsp;tomorrow. However, as this document was improperly released and accepted by one news outlet, Chief McLay sharing this with all in order to neutralize unfair advantages gained by those supporting improper conduct from Bureau employees.</p> <p>To access the document, follow the &quot;Click here to view&quot; link.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:24:22 -0500 UPDATE: 5 TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS AFTER FLEEING VEHICLE CRASHES INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5406 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;">This evening, (Tuesday, Nov. 24) the driver of the a fleeing vehicle that ended in a crash along Baum Boulevard was charged with more than 30 offenses. Among the charges to be faced by Donovan Robinson, 22, are: pocessing unlawful body armor, fleeing and alluding police, four counts of aggravated assault by vehicle, four counts of accidents involving death or personal injury, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of corruption of a minor, &nbsp;and 11 counts of reckless endangerment.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Sunday, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a Zone 5 patrol unit was going to stop a vehicle for motor vehicle violations near the intersection of <span style="color:#ff0000;">Shetland Street and Larimer Avenue in Larimer</span>; however, the vehicle took off before the police unit turned its lights on to initiate the stop <span style="color:#ff0000;">as the actor&#39;s vehicle sped toward East Liberty Boulevard</span>. A pursuit ensued that lasted approximately 5 minutes and went through <span style="color:#ff0000;">East Liberty, Shadyside, and Bloomfield</span>&nbsp;before the actor vehicle crashed into a civilian vehicle on Baum Boulevard and Broughton Street.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">A ballistic vest, two ski masks, and a police scanner were found in the actor vehicle.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Paramedics transported five individuals from the scene, three from the actor vehicle and two other civilians from the vehicle that was struck. A <span style="color:#ff0000;">22-year-old&nbsp;</span>male actor who was driving, was transported to UPMC Mercy and is in stable condition. A front seat <span style="color:#ff0000;">16-year-old female</span> passenger was taken to Children&#39;s Hospital in stable condition <span style="color:#ff0000;">after being extricated from the vehicle by Firefighters</span>. A 12-year-old female passenger <span style="color:#ff0000;">in the back seat of the actor vehicle&nbsp;</span>was also taken to UPMC Mercy in critical condition.&nbsp;The civilians in the other vehicle are from Wexford.&nbsp; They were traveling to Bloomfield to visit their daughter at the time of the incident.&nbsp; Both were taken to UPMC Presbyterian with minor injuries.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">###</span></strong></div> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:15:04 -0500 SHOTS FIRED IN OAK HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5402 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 7:54 p.m., an Officer working an approved security detail in the Oak Hill housing complex was on a foot patrol with a security officer when they heard three gunshots and initially thought they were being fired upon as they walked along the 100 block of Oak Hill Drive. They observed three black males running from the scene, chased the males on foot, but did not catch them them. It was determined that shots were not fired at the officers, but an occupied structure. A mother and her three children were inside. No one was injured.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A 911 caller reported that a black male with a gun in his hand was seen running inside an apartment in the 200 block of Burrows Street. Officers checked the residence with negative results.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The investigation is ongoing.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:32:19 -0500 NON-FATAL PERRY NORTH SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5401 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>At approximately 7 p.m., Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to the 4000 block of Vinceton Street in Perry North for a report that a 16-year-old juvenile male shot was shot. Upon in arrival, it was determined by Paramedics that the victim had been shot in the left arm. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Vinceton was blocked to traffic while the scene was being processed and was reopened at approximately 7:50 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:02:56 -0500 HAZELWOOD HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5400 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:11 p.m., Zone 4 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to a residence in the 5000 block of Ampere Street in Hazelwood for a call that a male who had been shot at least one time. The male was determined to be dead on arrival and the Violent Crime Unit took over the investigation. At this point, it is believed that the male was shot in the kitchen and collapsed near the front door, where an acquaintance found him and notified authorities. There is no description of suspect. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:10:55 -0500 MALE ARRESTED AFTER ROBBING DOWNTOWN CONVENIENCE STORE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5398 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:20 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 600 block of Penn Avenue for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.</p> <p>Upon arrival Officers spoke with the employee who stated that a white male&mdash;later identified as Jeffrey Maier, 27, of Mt. Washington&mdash;entered the store and walked around for a few minutes. He then placed a note on the counter demanding money from the register and threatened to use a gun. Maier did not display a weapon.&nbsp;</p> <p>After a verbal dispute with the employee, Maier left the store. He was apprehended a short time later at 6<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Coffey Way. Maier informed Officers that he sustained a heady injury from a fall on the sidewalk that occurred before Officers encountered him. He was transported to UPMC Mercy for medical clearance.</p> <p>While at the hospital, Maier became agitated and began yelling profanities at Officers. Officers told Maier to lower the volume of his voice due to a small child being two rooms away, but Maier continued to yell. After receiving medical clearance, Maier was transported to ACJ. &nbsp;His charges include disorderly conduct and robbery.</p> <p><strong>JEFFREY MAIER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Maier.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:15:16 -0500 TWO-ALARM FIRE IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5397 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 5:38 p.m. on November 18, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 500 block of Paulson Avenue in Larimer for a structure fire.</p> <p>Upon arrival, firefighters discovered fire on the first floor of the 2-story brick, 5-unit row house, with heavy smoke showing from the 2<sup>nd</sup> floor windows and roof area. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it spread down the row of houses.</p> <p>There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. Damages to the structure and its contents are estimated to be approximately $50,000.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:34:10 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5396 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 2:00 p.m. on November 18, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 300 block of Pennwood Avenue in Wilkinsburg for the report of a structure fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find the single family home, which was under construction, with light smoke showing from the 3<sup>rd</sup> floor and roof area. Fire was discovered in the attic area of the residence. One firefighter was injured when debris fell into his eye. He was transported to UPMC Presbyterian and later released.</p> <p>Allegheny County Fire Investigators are looking into the cause and origin of the fire. Total damage estimates to the structure and its contents are estimated to be approximately $5,000.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:33:37 -0500 BODY FOUND ALONG TRAIL IN STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5395 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a suspicious death in the Strip District.</p> <p>At approximately 6:42 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to the trail along the Allegheny River between the 16<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge and Veterans Bridge for a man lying on the ground and not breathing. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him deceased at the scene. He is believed to be in his late 30&rsquo;s or early 40&rsquo;s.</p> <p>River Rescue searched the shoreline near the scene for any potential evidence. The Violent Crime Unit along with the Mobile Crime Unit processed the scene. Police are currently awaiting the findings of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:39:43 -0500 BUSINESS BURGLARY IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5392 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a business burglary in South Side Flats.</p> <p>At 5:25 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to Crazy Mocha in the 2800 block of E Carson Street. Upon arrival, Officers met with an employee who had reported to work and discovered the business had been burglarized. The cash register and electronic equipment were taken during the incident.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:16:05 -0500 SWAT CALLED TO PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5387 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 9 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Ellis Street in Perry South for a report of shots fired. According to the investigations, two female victims reported that a male fired several shots from a third-floor window at their car. The car was not struck and no one was injured. SWAT was called to safely clear the residence. The shooter was not located, but the gun used in the incident was recovered along with shell casings near the window. Investigators are following various leads as this investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:45:19 -0500 MALE FATALLY SHOT IN NORTH VIEW HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5383 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a fatal shooting inside of a residence in the 1400 block of Chicago Street in North View Heights. At approximately 9:15 p.m., Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to scene. The<span style="color:#ff0000;"> 23-year-old</span> victim was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 9:53 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:49:04 -0500 MALE JOGGER ROBBED ALONG SOUTH SIDE RIVERFRONT TRAIL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5382 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating after a male jogger reported being robbed and pistol whipped along South Side Riverfront Trail near South 18th Street.</p> <p>The 30-year-old male from Coraopolis stated he was jogging at approximately 8 p.m. when two black males stepped from the bushes. One asked for a cigarette. When the victim said he didn&rsquo;t have any cigarettes, the actor asked for $1. At that point, the victim said he pulled out his wallet and one actor pulled out a gun, pistol whipped him and stole his wallet. One actor is described as being approximately 6&rsquo;3&rdquo; and the other approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;. The victim refused to be transported to the hospital. The incident remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:47:51 -0500 MT. WASHINGTON BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5381 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating the robbery of First Niagara Bank, 122 Shiloh St., Mt. Washington, at approximately 3:20 p.m.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male wearing a blue bandana over his face entered the bank holding a firearm, ordered everyone to get on the ground, and demanded money from the tellers. The actor put the money in a black shoulder bag and exited the bank. He crossed the street and ran down Sycamore toward Wyoming Street.</p> <p>A cream colored Chrysler 300, believed to have been the getaway vehicle, was discovered by Zone 3 Officers in the 100 block of St. Joseph&rsquo;s Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:25:31 -0500 SCHOOL BUS STRUCK BY BULLET IN NORTH POINT BREEZE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5380 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Oakwood and Tioga streets for a report that a school bus was struck by gunfire. Upon arrival, Officers were informed by the female bus driver that the incident occurred while she was driving through the 7100 block of McPherson Boulevard. Five teenage males were on the bus. No one on the bus was injured. The closest student was sitting approximately three seats away from where the bullet struck the bus. The matter remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:05:29 -0500 UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT LOOKING FOR 14-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5379 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Jamal has been located. Thank you to those who assisted with providing information regarding his whereabouts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is requesting assistance in locating a missing 14 year old juvenile.</p> <p>Jamal Hardy was last seen leaving University Prep at 12:10 p.m. today. Jamal is 5&rsquo;3&rdquo;, 120 pounds and was wearing beige pants. &nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone with information about Jamal&#39;s whereabouts to call 9-1-1 or the Pittsburgh Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>JAMAL HARDY</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jamal_Hardy.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 260px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:07:05 -0500 ZONE 3 INVESTIGATING BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5373 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:40 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the Cogo&#39;s at 304 Virginia Avenue in Mt. Washington for a business robbery. According to the information collected at this point in the investigation, a white male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt entered the store and demanded that money from both cash registers be placed in a bag that he supplied. The employees placed an undisclosed amount of cash into the bag and the actor fled on foot toward Sycamore Street. He grabbed a carton of cigarettes before exiting the store. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:43:52 -0500 MAN ARRESTED AFTER ARGUING WITH & SHOOTING HIS NEIGHBOR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5372 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 2 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Zara Street for a report that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 45-year-old male victim who was talking and alert. Paramedics transported him to the UPMC Mercy in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.</p> <p>Upon further investigation, it has been determined that the victim was arguing about the Steeler football game with a neighbor, identified as 58-year-old Earl Dunbar. Dunbar has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. A mugshot is not available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 15:12:05 -0500 KNOXVILLE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5371 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a non-fatal shooting in Knoxville. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, at approximately 2 p.m. an adult male believed to be in his late 20s was shot in the leg while he was near the intersection of Marland Street and Ibis Way. Paramedics report that the victim was conscious and alert, and transported him to UPMC Mercy in serious condition. Investigators are following various leads at this time.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:43:52 -0500 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN FINEVIEW UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5370 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed business robbery in Fineview.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 11:15 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the Mercy Market convenience store on Mercy Street for a robbery in progress.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Upon arrival of the Officers, the actor had fled on foot up Letsche Street. The actor is described as a black male who wore a green bandana over his face, a light grey&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">He was armed with what appeared to be a rifle.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">An employee and a customer were in the store at time of the incident. Both were unharmed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:59:27 -0500 INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF 3 MALES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5368 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As a result of joint investigation of the Group Violence Initative and the Narcotics Unit into a home invasion that occurred in October of this year, there have been three arrests. At approximately 4:30 p.m., detectives located Clayton Sowell, 22; Troy Smith, 19; and Kendre Cain, 17 (who will be charged as an adult) in the 1200 block of Mohler Street in North Homewood. Two guns were also recovered.&nbsp;</p> <p>SWAT was initially called, but was deactivated once detectives had the scene under control.</p> <p>No mug shots are available at this time as the actors have not been processed.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:21:54 -0500 UPDATE: MALE SHOT IN THE HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5367 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in the Hill District.</p> <p>At approximately 4:17 p.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 600 block of Duff Street for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Paramedics discovered a 36 year old male with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was transported to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, a black male wearing all black was seen fleeing on foot. Additionally, several shell casings were located at the scene.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 4:30 p.m., a male walked into UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to the foot. He claimed to have been shot while walking along a street in Zone 3 when he passed a group of people who were arguing. The investigation could not confirm this account. Both incidents could be related. </span>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:58:54 -0500 BOMB SQUAD CALLED TO WOODS RUN TO REMOVE 2 SUSPICIOUS DEVICES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5362 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Shortly after 10:30 p.m. arson investigators and police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Woods Run for two suspicious devices found in the street. They appeared to be perscription pill bottles containing wicks. One detonated and the other did not. No one was injured.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The roadway was closed and buildings in the immediate were evacuated so that the devices could be safely removed by the Bomb Squad.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At this point in the investigation, it has been determined that the two devices were thrown from a red Ford that was occupied by two black males.</span></p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">###</span></strong></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:58:45 -0500 UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT LOOKING FOR 11-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5361 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE: </strong>Jayshon Martin has been located and is unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit would like to thank those who assisted in locating him.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is looking for a missing 11-year-old male who was last seen at 4:15 p.m. today when he left his residence on California Avenue in Brighton Heights. Jayshon Martin is 4&#39;11&quot; and weights approximately 70 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, which he wears in a box cut. He was last seen wearing his school uniform consisting of navy blue pants, a long-sleeved white shirt with a collar, and white tennis shoes with blue and black soles. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1 or by calling the Missing Persons Unit directly at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>JAYSHON MARTIN</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(3).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 265px;" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:25:44 -0500 POLICE & FIRE RESPOND TO SHOTS FIRED, VEHICLE FIRE IN LINCOLN LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5358 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 11:48 p.m. on November 11, Zone 5 Officers received a Shot Spotter notification for shots fired in the 6400 block of Deary Street. As Officers were responding to call for shots fired, they were informed of a vehicle fire on Saxon Way, located behind Deary Street. As Pittsburgh Firefighters extinguished the flames, Officers were informed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of a neighboring&nbsp;municipality. &nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:58:50 -0500 HOME INVASION IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5355 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a home invasion in South Side Flats.</p> <p>At approximately 4:37 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the 1900 block of Wrights Way. According to the investigation, three residents were inside of the home when three males forced their way into the residence. At least one actor brandished a firearm. The actors robbed the victims of electronic equipment and fled the scene.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:49:17 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5348 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">11/10/15 UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crimes Unit located Markese Reese at approximately 7:20 p.m. at the home of a female acquaintance of his in the 8000 block of Chaske Street in Penn Hills. He was taken into custody. It is expected that he will be charged in the investigation referenced below.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:57 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 2200 block of Wilner Drive in East Hills for what was initally dispatched as a call for unknown trouble.</p> <p>Upon arriving at the residence, Officers encountered firefighters who were treating a female victim believed to be in her late 20s. The victim had been shot at least one time. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene at approximately 1:17 p.m. &nbsp;</p> <p>A person of interest was seen fleeing the scene on foot. Investigators searched for the male, identified as 20-year-old Markese Reese of Verona, at two locations in Penn Hills and North Versailles with the assistance of SWAT. He has not yet been located.&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p><strong>MARKESE REESE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(11).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 239px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:58:57 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE STABBING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5342 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a stabbing in Zone 5.</p> <p>At approximately 12:52 a.m. Officers were dispatched to DJ&rsquo;s Bar and Grill in the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers found a 34 year old male victim with a stab wound to the abdomen.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim and a male actor were in a dispute that initially started inside and spilled outside. The actor stabbed the victim then fled the scene in a van. The actor is a black male who was wearing a red hat and brown jacket at the time of the incident. He is believed to be in his 60&rsquo;s. &nbsp;</p> <p>Paramedics arrived and transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:11:04 -0500 TWO-ALARM FIRE IN ARLINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5341 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 6:49 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 2400 block of Spring Street in Arlington for a two-alarm fire.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the exterior of the two-story residential duplex. Crews were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes of the initial call. Damages to the structure and its contents are estimated to be $60,000. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries; however, a cat perished in the fire. Occupants of the home were assisted by the Red Cross. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:54:56 -0500 HOME INVASION IN SOUTH SIDE SLOPES UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5340 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At 10:03 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Gregory Street for a home invasion that had just occurred.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, a female actor and two unknown male actors forced their way into the 31 year old victim&rsquo;s apartment and all produced firearms. A male actor struck the victim in the face and head several times, causing lacerations. The three actors then robbed the victim of electronic equipment, firearm, wallet, cell phone and car keys before fleeing the scene on foot.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The female actor is described as a black female between 23-27 years old, approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, 130 pounds with a thin build and short black hair. One male actor is a black male, believed to be between 22-27 years old, approximately 6&rsquo;1&rdquo;, weighs 220 pounds, and wears his hair in long braids. The second actor is described as a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;11&rdquo; and weighs 150 pounds.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paramedics arrived and evaluated the victim for injuries. The victim refused to be transported to the hospital by Paramedics and later self-reported. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:12:13 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5339 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a homicide in the Hill District.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 4:53 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 200 block of Devilliers Street for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival they discovered a 43 year old male victim had received fatal injuries during a physical altercation inside of a residence. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:55:43 -0500 STABBING IN ALLENTOWN UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5338 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 10:49 p.m. on November 7, Zone 3 Officers responded to the 800 block of Climax Street in Allentown for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the male victim had been stabbed in the head by a female actor. The victim was conscious and alert when taken to UPMC Mercy by Paramedics.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Further details will be released when available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 00:55:02 -0500 DOUBLE SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5337 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA &mdash; At approximately 7:13 p.m. on November 7, Zone 5 Officers received a Shot Spotter notification for shots fired in the 7400 block of Race Street. Upon arrival of the location, Officers were unable to locate any victims.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At 7:36 p.m. Officers were notified that two victims with gunshot wounds had self-reported to UPMC Shadyside. The victims&mdash; a 47 year old male and a 24 year old male&mdash; were in stable condition and transported to UPMC Presbyterian.&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">Officers were able to locate the crime scene in the 7400 block of Race Street.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police.</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 00:42:03 -0500 SWAT SITUATION IN CHARTIERS CITY ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5332 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Just before 1:30 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police was called to a residence in the 1400 block of Isoline Street in Chartiers City for a male threating to harm himself. Having no way of being certain if anyone was inside of the residence and out of concern for the safety of both the community and Officers, SWAT was called to the scene. Less than lethal rounds were used to detain the male, who is now being medically evaluated. As a result of the SWAT activation, nearby schools were placed on lockdown which, was lifted as soon as SWAT had control of the situation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:16:41 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5322 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred in Northview Heights.</p> <p>At approximately 5:58 a.m. Paramedics responded to the 300 block of Penfort Street for the report of a woman bleeding from the leg. Upon arrival, the injury was determined to be a gunshot wound. The 18 year old victim is in stable condition but is not cooperating with investigators.</p> <p>Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:07:49 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE ON FRANKSTOWN AVENUE IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5321 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:43 p.m. on November 3, Pittsburgh Firefighters responded to a business in the 6600 block of Frankstown Avenue for a one-alarm fire.</p> <p>Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire on the first floor of the business and smoke showing from the second floor. Damage to the contents inside of the building is estimated to be approximately $5,000. &nbsp;No firefighters or civilians were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:41:30 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE ON BENNETT STREET IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5320 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:48 p.m. on November 3, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 7300 block of Bennett Street for a one-alarm fire.</p> <p>Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke showing on the first and second floors of the 3-story single family dwelling, which had been converted to apartments. All occupants made it out safely.</p> <p>Total damage estimate to the structure and its contents is estimated to be approximately $15,000. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. No firefighters were injured during the fire.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:43:59 -0500 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5319 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:30 a.m. on November 3, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 1100 block of Larimer Avenue for a one-alarm fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished fire in the 2 story single family occupied dwelling. Police, EMS, and the Red Cross were also on scene to assist. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Damages to the structure and its contents are estimated to be approximately $20,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:38:44 -0500 DRUGS AND STOLEN GUNS RECOVERED IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5307 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:13 a.m. Zone 5 units were dispatched to Lincoln Avenue and Apple Street for the report of a vehicle accident.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered the vehicle had struck a utility pole. The passenger was out of the vehicle while the driver was still inside of the vehicle. Also inside of the vehicle were drugs and a gun. A second gun was also located at the scene. Both guns were reported stolen.</p> <p>Paramedics transported both vehicle occupants to a local hospital where they will be treated for their injuries prior to being booked for their offenses.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:01:31 -0500 WOMAN ARRESTED IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5306 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:44 a.m. Zone 5 units responded to N. Homewood Avenue and Monticello Street for a child abduction.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the actor&mdash;Latoya Lyerly, 42, of McKeesport&mdash;took the 5 year old female child from its legal guardian. Officers located Lyerly in the area of Sterrett Street and Frankstown Avenue with the child. Lyerly was taken into custody without incident at approximately 1:49 a.m. and the child was reunited with her guardian.</p> <p>Lyerly was transported to ACJ. Her charges include endangering the welfare of children and interference with custody of children. A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:14:14 -0500 PIZZA SHOP DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5305 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">At approximately 10:55 p.m., Zone 3 officers responded to the area of Waite Street and Weber Way in Arlington for a report of a male who had been robbed at gunpoint. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the 27-year-old male victim who identified himself as a delivery driver for a Southside pizza shop. The victim stated that he was making a delivery near that intersection when he was approached by two black males. One was approximately 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans a black hooded sweatshirt and a black coat. He also displayed a revolver. The other actor was approximately 5&#39;8&quot; tall and weighed approximately 165 pounds. He also wore a black coat and a black hooded sweatshirt. Both males had their hoods covering their heads. They fled on foot down Weber with the victim&#39;s wallet and a small amount of money. The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:07:48 -0500 UPDATE: TWO SHOT IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5304 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Marvin Porter turned himself in this morning at aproximately 8:00 a.m. at the Municipl Courts Building.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">MARVIN PORTER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Marvin_Porter.png" style="width: 200px; height: 231px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;At approximately 3:03 p.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to reports that two men had been shot in 2300 block of Brighton Road in Marshall-Shadeland. Upon arrival, officers discovered two adult males who had been shot while standing in front of Oliver Citywide Academy. A 66-year-old male collapsed immediately upon being shot. The other. a 41-year-old male, ran a few yards on Brighton before collapsing. One vehicle also was struck by gun fire. Paramedics transported both victims to AGH. Investigators believe the shooting is unrelated to midget league football games that were taking place nearby, and are looking for a red, newer-model Cadillac that was seen leaving the area.</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>###</b></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:58:40 -0500 LARIMER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5302 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3 a.m., four Zone 5 Officers on patrol in the area of the 6500 block of Hamilton Avenue heard shots fired.&nbsp; As the Officers approached Hamilton, multiple shots were still being fired and a silver Mercedes Benz was speeding toward them.&nbsp; The Officers gave several verbal commands for the driver to stop that went unheeded. The car continued driving toward the Officers. One Officer fired three rounds at the driver. The vehicle continued to flee and was not located.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are no reports of gunshot victims self-reporting to a local hospital related to this incident.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Officers involved in this incident were not injured. Per protocol, the Officer who fired his weapon will be placed on administrative leave as per protocol.</p> <p>This investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:01:06 -0400 POLICE PREPARE FOR "GET STUFFED WITH LOVE" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5300 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Rotary Club of Bethel-St. Clair are gearing up for &ldquo;Get Stuffed with Love&rdquo;, an annual Community-Police effort aimed to brighten Thanksgiving for neighbors across the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;Get Stuffed with Love&rdquo; provides free, hot and delicious traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to people who really need them. Community members prepare the food and Pittsburgh Police deliver the meals on Thanksgiving morning. In 2014, over 3,000 Thanksgiving Day meals were served to households across the city.</p> <p>This year, meal requests must be made by November 19, 2015. Individuals can request meals by contacting the Pittsburgh Police Community Relations Officer in the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/police/zones">Zone they reside in</a>:</p> <ul> <li>Zone 1: Officers Larry Crawford and Kim Stanley, 412-323-7201</li> <li>Zone 2: Officers Dave Warham and Antoine Davis, 412-255-2827</li> <li>Zone 3: Officers Christine Luffey and Richard Oddi, 412-488-8326</li> <li>Zone 4: Officers Shannon Leshen and Thomas Pauley, 412-422-6520</li> <li>Zone 5: Officers Michael Gay and Karen McNeil, 412-665-3770</li> <li>Zone 6: Officers Kenneth Stevwing and Julie Ott, 412-937-3051</li> </ul> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:41:25 -0400 SEARCH ON FOR MAN WHO BURGLARIZED LOCAL RESTAURANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5299 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 3 Detectives are requesting the assistance of the public in solving a burglary investigation. On October 11, Alla&nbsp;Familia&nbsp;restaurant, 804 East Warrington Ave. in Allentown, was burglarized. Video footage shows the male in the course of committing this crime, but investigators need the help of the public in identifying and locating the actor. Anyone with information regarding this crime should call Zone 3 at 412-488-8326. Click the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link to view the video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:12:28 -0400 OFFICER ASSAULTED IN HOMEWOOD SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5294 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 3 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 7000 block of Kelly Street in Homewood for a criminal mischief report.</p> <p>Officers arrived to find the 28 year old male victim&rsquo;s vehicle had been damaged by an actor known to the victim. The actor&mdash;Candance Bey, 41, of McKees Rocks&mdash;returned to the scene as Officers were investigating and confronted the victim. When the Officer attempted to detain Bey, a struggle ensued. Bey struck the Officer twice in the face and ripped his microphone off of his uniform. Bey was then taken into custody. Her charges include criminal mischief, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and simple assault. A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p>The Officer received cuts to his face. Paramedics evaluated him at the scene but did not transport him to the hospital.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:35:48 -0400 UPDATE: UPTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5290 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is requesting assistance in identifying and locating the person pictured in the photograph below. Individuals with information as to the identity of this person of interest are asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 412-323-7161.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Person_of_Interest_1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;Shortly after midnight, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 1400 block of 5th Avenue in Uptown for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim laying on the sidewalk, his wheelchair nearby. Paramedics pronounced him deceased on the scene. At this point in the investigation, it is believed there may have been one shooter who may have fled on foot.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:58:43 -0500 MORNINGSIDE SWAT CALL ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5289 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:47 p.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to a call for a domestic in the 1200 block of Jancey Street in Morningside. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that a male, later identified as 67-year old Paul Ryms was held up inside of the residence where he had access to guns. SWAT was called to ensure the safety of the parties involved. After the deployment of gas, Ryms surrendered peacefully. He was in custody at 7:17 p.m. He will be charged with simple assault. A mugshot is not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:44:15 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN SQUIRREL HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5284 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 3-alarm fire in the 5700 block of 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Firefighters arrived to find the three-story, 16-unit residential structure with heavy fire showing through the roof and heavy smoke conditions showing on the third floor. &nbsp;Paramedics report there were no injuries.</p> <p>The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation. Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $500,000. All residents were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross. &nbsp;The Salvation Army was also on scene to assist residents and first responders.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:24:36 -0400 SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5283 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to a business in the 8500 block of Frankstown Avenue for the report of shots fired. Several people were seen fleeing into the business and the woods behind the business. The individuals that fled into the business were uncooperative with investigators. &nbsp;The individuals in the woods were determined to be inside of the business and fled upon hearing gunshots. Several shell casings were located in the parking lot and one vehicle was damaged by gunfire. There were no injuries. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:53:09 -0400 MALE STABBED IN UPPER HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5280 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Upper Hill early Wednesday morning.</p> <p>At approximately 12:45 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 3300 block of Iowa Street for the report of a male who had been stabbed. Upon arrival, Officers found blood but no victim.</p> <p>Later at 2:32 a.m. Officers were notified that a male self-reported to UPMC Presbyterian with a stab wound. According to the investigation, the 48 year old male was approaching his residence on Iowa Street when an unknown actor approached him and displayed a knife. The actor lunged toward the victim and stabbed him in the left forearm. The actor fled on foot toward Iowa Street.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be a black male between 18 to 30 years old, approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall and 155 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:14:32 -0400 OFFICER STRUCK BY VEHICLE, FEMALE DRIVER IN CUSTODY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5279 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Pittsburgh Police Officer working an off duty detail was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Washington Place.</p> <p>According to the information available at this point in the investigation, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, a woman, later identified as 27-year-old Samantha Lee Reabe of Delmont, PA, was driving a silver Subaru Impreza outbound on Centre when she failed to navigate a right turn onto Washington.</p> <p>She struck a utility pole at the intersection. The pole fell and struck a vehicle that was driving on Washington Place toward Centre bringing down live electrical wires and trapping two people inside of their vehicles. Two officers who were working a detail as a result of a hockey game heard the commotion and rushed to the scene. Reabe continued driving, struck three vehicles and one of the detail officers. The other officer fired one shot at the vehicle before Reabe ran into a second pole and stopped. She was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. She was not injured.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the Officer to UPMC Mercy where he was treated and released. The Officer who fired his weapon will be placed on a 48-hour administrative leave.</p> <p>Reabe will face multiple charges including DUI, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.</p> <p><strong>SAMANTHA LEE REABE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Samantha_Reabe.png" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 01:08:43 -0400 UPDATE: DOWNTOWN BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5278 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: The US Marshall&#39;s Western PA Fugitive Task Force today apprehended 40-year-old Jason Encrapera of Bloomfield who was wanted for the Saturday, October 17 robbery of Wilson&#39;s Pharmacy on Penn Avenue. As a result of the ongoing investigation by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit, Encrapera has also been charged in&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">the October 20 bank robbery described below and</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;the following business robberies:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Subway sandwhich shop, 4778 Liberty Ave., on September 2, 2015</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Sunoco Gas Station, 4068 Penn Ave., on October 15, 2015</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">BP Gas Station, 1006 E. Carson St., on October 22, 2015</span></li> </ul> <p><b>JASON ENCRAPERA</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/encrapera_arrest.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 231px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, Pa &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery at First Commonwealth Bank,&nbsp;501 Grant Street, in Downtown. According to the investigation, a white male entered the branch at approximately 3:45 p.m.&nbsp;and gave a noted to a teller that demanded that he be given cash.&nbsp;No weapon was seen and no one was injured. He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash that he placed in a paper bag. The actor is&nbsp;believed to be in his 40s. He had a beard that is described as scruffy and graying. He was wearing a blue and white plaid baseball cap, a light gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans that were faded in the front. He wore shoes or boots that were light or tan colored.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong>.</p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:35:51 -0400 UPDATE: TWO-ALARM FIRE IN HOMEWOOD LEADS TO ARRESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5274 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two arrests have been made in a two-alarm fire that occurred in Homewood on Sunday, October 18.</p> <p>At 1:00 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 7600 block of Tioga Street for the report of a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire coming from the front door of the abandoned single family structure.</p> <p>Three females were seen fleeing from the structure when the fire started. Police quickly located the females and determined one of the females was a victim. The victim received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Paramedics. The other two females&mdash;Quianna Robinson, 31, Homeless and Tiffany Mitchell Fields, 24, Homeless&mdash;were arrested and charged with arson, causing or risking catastrophe, and criminal conspiracy.&nbsp;</p> <p>One firefighter was injured while extinguishing the fire. He was treated and released at UPMC Mercy. Damages from the fire are estimated to be approximately $13,800. The Salvation Army was also on scene to support first responders. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>QUIANNA ROBINSON</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Quinna_Robinson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>TIFFANY MITCHELL FIELDS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Tiffany_Mitchell_Fields.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:17:07 -0400 MALE ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5272 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9 p.m., Zone 2 Officers responded a call of shots fired at Art&rsquo;s Tavern, 2852 Penn Ave., Strip District.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers were informed that a fight had occurred inside of the facility and that security removed several of those involved. According to the investigation, one of those individuals, identified as 26-year-old Paul Anthony Durham of Bloomfield, drove his vehicle to the front of Arts Tavern and fired several shots at the building. Two patrons were grazed by bullets. Their injuries were minor and they declined to be transported to the hospital.</p> <p>Durham was apprehended after Zone 2 Officers spotted his vehicle near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place and affected a traffic stop along Bluff Street, where the actor was taken into custody.</p> <p>A mug shot is not currently available as the actor has not been processed. His charges will include aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:43:59 -0400 OVERBROOK SHOOTING INJURES ONE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5271 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:43 p.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Almont Street in Overbrook for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 19-year-old victim who had been sitting on a porch when shots were fired from a vehicle. The victim was struck in the left hip and was grazed on his right forearm. He was taken to a local hospital in good condition. Detectives from the Group Violence Initiative will continue the investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 17:52:08 -0400 UPDATE: 2 MALES SHOT ON SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5270 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to a call that two people had been shot in the area of Wharton Avenue and 22<sup>nd</sup> Street in the South Side Flats.</p> <p>One <span style="color:#ff0000;">29-year-old&nbsp;</span>male victim was located in the 2000 block of Wharton Street with a gunshot wound in an ankle. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. The second victim, <span style="color:#ff0000;">a 24-year-old male</span>, was located in the 2000 block of E. Carson Street with a gunshot wound in the groin. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in critical condition.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Both victims are&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">from Beechview.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Both have been treated and released from the hospitals.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">According to the investigation, the shooting occurred during a fight outside in the 2000 block of E. Carson.&nbsp;</span>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 02:44:43 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE GAS STATION ROBBERY IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5264 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:45 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the Sunoco Gas Station in the 4000 block of Penn Avenue in Bloomfield for the report of a robbery.</p> <p>According to the investigation, an unknown actor entered the gas station and engaged in conversation with the attendant. The actor then stated he was robbing the business and demanded money. The actor fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money.</p> <p>The actor is described as a white male, between 40-50 years old, 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; with a heavy build, and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the time of the robbery. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:43:04 -0400 BANK ROBBERY IN MT. WASHINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5263 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:50 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to a bank robbery in progress at the First Niagara Bank at 122 Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington. According to the investigation, an actor entered the bank and displayed a firearm. He ordered individuals in the bank to get down on the floor while the teller handed over an undetermined amount of cash. The actor then fled toward E. Sycamore Street.</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male with a light complexion, approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; tall with a stocky build, was wearing a dark pea coat, dark pants, a tan and dark Panama hat and a tan scarf around his face.&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who can identify this individiual is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/first_niagara_2.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 143px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:28:43 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE BUSINESS BURGLARY IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5262 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE 10/18/15 &ndash; Zone 5 Officers have arrested Tacey R. McCoy, 44, of Penn Hills as a result of the investigation into the crime originally reported below. His charges include burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property. </span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The actor was discovered with one of the stolen bicycles on Thursday, October 15. At this point, two of the three bicycles have been recovered. The third bike is a black and gold Specialized Epic Expert. Anyone with information regarding its whereabouts are encouraged to call Zone 5 at 412-665-3605.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">TACEY R. McCOY</span></strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Tacey_McCoy.jpg" style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:53 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to Banker Supply Company in the 5800 block of Baum Boulevard for a burglary. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the front door glass was shattered and three bicycles had been taken. Later at approximately 10:37 a.m., one of the stolen bicycles was located in the front of a building in the 200 block of S. Euclid Avenue.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be a black male with a thin build, between 40-45 years old, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black coat, black jeans and a gray tossel cap at the time of the burglary.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:13:28 -0400 MT. WASHINGTON HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5254 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed home invasion at approximately 10:05 p.m. in the 300 block of Kambach Street in Mt. Washington. At this point in the investigation, it appears as if three black males entered a residence there and a struggle followed. Three people were inside of the residence at the time of the incident. One of the actors was shot multiple times. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:37:51 -0400 MALE SHOT IN SHERADEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5253 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:38 p.m., Zone 6 Officers responded to 511 Wyncotte Street in Sheraden for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers encountered a 14-year-old male victim who appeared to have a single gun shot wound to his top left shoulder. Paramedics transported the victim to Children&#39;s Hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:27:27 -0400 PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED IN UPPER HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5252 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:11 p.m. Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to Shawnee and Lyon streets in the Upper Hill District for a robbery of a pizza delivery driver. According to the investigation, two black male juveniles approached the male driver. One of the juveniles was wearing a brown hooded sweat shirt. The victim was pushed, punched, and kicked by both juveniles. A passerby yelled at the juveniles and they fled on foot on Lyon Street toward Cherokee. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and two hoagies. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:25:10 -0400 MALE IN CUSTODY AFTER BRIEF PURSUIT IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5246 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; One man is in custody following a brief pursuit in Lincoln-Lemington early this morning.</p> <p>At approximately 1:10 a.m. Zone 5 Officers on patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop for two stop signs in the area of Stanton Avenue and Meadow Street. Upon activating emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop, the black Honda Civic continued to run stop signs while eluding police. The vehicle turned into a parking lot in the 7000 block of Lemington Avenue and the driver&mdash;later identified as Jajuan Martin, 22, of the Hill District&mdash; fled the vehicle on foot. Martin failed to put the vehicle in park, causing it to collide with a metal pole.</p> <p>Martin fled into a wooded area but was located with the assistance of a police K9. He surrendered to Officers and was taken into custody without further incident. He was uninjured. A 22 year old female passenger in the car was uninjured and was not charged.</p> <p>Martin&rsquo;s charges include fleeing or attempting to elude police, possession of a small amount of marijuana, use or possession of paraphernalia, escape, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, stop signs and yield signs, drivers required to be licensed, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:00:40 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN ARLINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5245 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATED: Twenty-year-old Lucas Guggenheimer from Carnegie has been charged in the homicide of Justin Granda, 28, of Mt. Oliver. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit investigated the incident and the original media release is below. The Western PA US Marshall&#39;s Fugitive Task Force arrested Guggenheimer in Carnegie on an Allegheny County Police Department warrant on October 29.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">LUCAS GUGGENHEIMER</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/guggenheimer.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 248px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Cologne Street in Arlington. The male victim, possibly in his 20s, was shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 01:37:35 -0400 FEMALE ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING POLICE FROM ZOO PARKING LOT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5244 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Pittsburgh Zoo at approximately 10:34 p.m. to provide support to security who reported a driver who was causing a disturbance.</p> <p>The driver, identified as Brittany Alcorn, 22, from Greensburg, struck at least two vehicles in the parking lot, and refused commands from police officers to get out of the vehicle. She almost struck several officers as she attempted to drive out of the parking lot. One officer fired his weapon in an attempt to stop the vehicle as it was being driven toward him. The driver was not shot. She fled inbound on Butler Street driving at least 80 miles per hour as officers pursued.</p> <p>Alcorn stopped her vehicle near the intersection of Butler and 57<sup>th</sup> Street and was taken into custody. Her charges will include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, public intoxication, DUI, and fleeing and eluding.</p> <p>A second female who arrived at the parking lot with Alcorn will not be charged as she did not participate in the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 01:36:09 -0400 RAPPER CITED FOR PUBLIC URINATION ON SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5243 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police issued a non-traffic citation to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Cameron Jibril Thomaz, aka Wiz Khalifa, for public urination at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">approximately 2:30 a.m. October 10. The offense occurred behind The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Flats on Carson, 1500 E. Carson St., South Side.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:07:28 -0400 FATAL NORTH POINT BREEZE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5242 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Shortly after 3 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was dispatched for a structure fire in the 7400 block of Penn Avenue in North Point Breeze. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Paramedics and police were also dispatched. The fire went to two alarms. Firefighters were able to rescue a 57-year-old female occupant from the front-room on the first floor of a unit. Paramedics transported her to West Penn Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:40 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The cause of the fire is under investigation. Total damage to the four-unit, two-story structure is estimated at $20,000.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:56:53 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5237 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Terrik Bowser has been located and is unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank those for their immediate attention to this matter.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking assistance in locating Terrik Bowser, a 12-year-old black male last seen in the 3100 block of Landis Street in&nbsp;Sheraden&nbsp;on Tuesday, October 6. He was last seen wearing a black and white leather hooded sweatshirt. He is 5&rsquo;5&rdquo; tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the&nbsp;Sheraden&nbsp;area.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding Terrik Bowser&rsquo;s whereabouts should contact police at 911. Callers may also call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>TERRIK BOWSER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Terrik_Bowser.png" style="width: 200px; height: 187px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:59:27 -0400 CORRECTION: POLICE SEEKING TO IDENTIFY SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5235 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sex Assault Unit is asking for assistance in identifying the male in the sketch provided.</p> <p>On August 1, 2015&nbsp;a female victim was walking into her apartment building in the <span style="color:#ff0000;">5600 block</span> of Forbes Avenue with groceries when an unknown black male approached her and offered to assist. After the male actor got into the apartment, he pulled out a firearm and proceeded to sexually assault the victim. Before fleeing the scene he also took several items from the apartment.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be 5&rsquo;8&quot; to 5&rsquo;9&quot; tall with a dark complexion, and had red, blood-shot eyes. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans, black tee shirt and a black baseball cap.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Pittsburgh Police Sex Assault Unit at (412) 323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/sexassaultsuspect.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 301px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING CARJACKING IN EAST ALLEGHENY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5234 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a carjacking that occurred last evening.</p> <p>At approximately 5:38 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to E Ohio Street and Moravian Way for a carjacking that had just occurred. According to the investigation, the 40 year old male victim was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot on Foreland Street when an unknown actor wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt approached his vehicle. The actor asked the victim for his vehicle and stated that he had a weapon. The victim exited his vehicle, and the actor entered the vehicle with an unknown male and attempted to flee the scene. In doing so, the victim was struck by the driver side door that was left open by the actor as he put the car in reverse. Five vehicles were struck before both actors exited the vehicle and fled on foot.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor in the yellow hooded sweatshirt is believed to be approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; with a thin build and short blonde hair. He appeared to be limping while running away from the scene.&nbsp;Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:22:27 -0400 SHOOTING IN POINT BREEZE NORTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5226 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Point Breeze North.</p> <p>At approximately 3:24 a.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to Penn Avenue and N Braddock Avenue for reports of shots fired in the area. &nbsp;Officers located shell casings on Penn Avenue, but no victims or actors.</p> <p>At approximately 4:00 a.m. a 28 year old male victim self-reported to Allegheny General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and graze wound to the back. The victim was uncooperative. Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of the incident. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:20:32 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING BOMB THREAT IN SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5225 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bomb threat early this morning.</p> <p>At approximately 3:11 a.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the GetGo store in the 3200 block of E. Carson Street. According to the investigation, the store received a call stating that there was C-4 around the building and set to explode. Officers shut down the street and evacuated the store. Fire and EMS also responded as a precaution. A police K9 unit cleared the structure after finding no explosives at the scene.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:36:23 -0400 ATTEMPTED CARJACKING IN TROY HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5224 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 11:30 p.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1800 block of Ley Street in Troy Hill for an armed carjacking in progress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, a 27-year-old female from Oakmont was driving on Ley when she observed a black Cadillac Escalade with its headlights off driving toward her. Two unknown black males dressed in all black clothing were outside of the Cadillac and two were inside. The Cadillac stopped and its high beams were activated while another vehicle of an unknown make and model pulled behind the victim&#39;s red Mercedes Benz C300. At that time, the victim called 911. One actor approached her car and pointed a pistol at her demanding that she exit the vehicle. He is described as a dark skinned black male who is approximately 5&#39;8&quot; with a medium build. At the sound of the police sirens, the actors fled. The victim was not physically harmed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 03:06:48 -0400 UPDATE: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY POLICE VEHICLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5220 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:30 a.m., a Zone 5 Officer was returning to the Zone 5 station on Washington Boulevard when he struck a pedestrian as the officer turned left from East Liberty Boulevard onto Negley Run Boulevard. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The victim, a 37 year-old male from East Liberty, was dressed in all black clothing. He was conscious and talking when Paramedics arrived and transported him to UPMC Presbyterian. He had a cut on his head and was in stable condition. There was no significant damage to the police car.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to Accident Investigation, the officer was alone in the police cruiser driving at approximately 25 miles per hour. It was dark and raining at the time of the incident. Accident Investigation cleared the roadway at approximately 8 a.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">No further details will be available until there has been a review of this incident.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:26:43 -0400 BUSINESS ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5219 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:56 p.m Oct. 2., Zone 3 Officers responded to Wings Over Pittsburgh at 2525 E. Carson Street for a report of a robbery.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, a black male entered the restaurant and took an undisclosed amount of money that had been meant for employee tips. The male was approximately 35 to 45 years old, 5&#39;7&quot; and 150 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweat shirt with the hood tied around his face. He fled on foot toward S. 24th Street.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Violent Crime Unit is investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call investigators at 412-323-7800.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:52:43 -0400 PERRY SOUTH CRIME ALERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5218 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Four incidents earlier this week has Zone 1 wishing to inform residents, particularly those in Perry South, to take extra precautions and to lock their doors and windows.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">On October 2 at approximately 1:43 a.m., Zone one Officers were dispatched to a home on Magnet Street. The 62-year-old victim was awakened to find an unknown white male standing over her. He fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The male was approximately 6 feet tall, he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and gray pants. The actor managed to get away with a television and a vacuum cleaner. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Approximately two blocks away on the same street, Officers discovered a home with a kicked in front door. At appears that a deadbolt prevented the actor from getting inside of that residence.<br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>At approximately 3:19 a.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a home on Kenwood Avenue. The 91 year-old resident heard someone attempting to open her window. Fortunately, no one got inside of the residence.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Then at approximately 4:12 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were called to a home on Ellzey Street. There, the 78-year-old victim unlocked the screen door to let out the actor, identified as a black male, when the actor snatched the keys and fled the scene on foot.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Zone 1 is encouraging neighbors to look out for one another and to immediately call 911 to report suspicious activity.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:21:43 -0400 TWO ARRESTED IN SOUTH SIDE FOR PROMOTING PROSTITUTION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5217 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As a result of yesterday&#39;s&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">abduction</span>&nbsp;from a residence on S. 22 Street, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made two arrests in a separate investigation that began back in July of this year. Arrested were two individuals who are charged with promoting prostitution, among various other charges.</p> <p>Davin Gartley, 38, and Samantha James, 24, both of the South Side, were detained on October 1 after shots were fired and a woman was abducted from their residence in the 100 block of S. 22nd Street.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, Gartley and James used locations on S. 22<sup>nd</sup> Street and the 100 block of Kirk Street to carry out an illegal enterprise that involved drugs and prostitution. Gartley and James would solicit females via the Internet and supply them with drugs in exchange for sexual services.</p> <p>Gartley and James both face charges of promoting prostitution, transporting for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, permitting place to be regularly used for prostitution, receiving benefit from prostitution, criminal conspiracy, and criminal use of communication. They are currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p><strong>DAVIN GARTLEY</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Davin_Gartley.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 260px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>SAMANTHA JAMES</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Samantha_James.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 271px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:16:32 -0400 POLICE ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY MAN IN THEFT FROM VEHICLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5210 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is releasing video of a man believed to be connected to a theft from vehicle incident on August 23.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 52 year old victim&rsquo;s vehicle was parked in the area of Lacock and Sandusky Street during a baseball game. When he arrived back at his vehicle later that evening, the passenger side front window was shattered. The victim then discovered that his wallet had been stolen from the center console, and his credit and debit cards had been used to complete several fraudulent transactions.</p> <p>The actor believed to be connected this this incident is seen wearing green t-shirt. Click &quot;View Photo Album&quot; to view the video. Anyone with information regarding this person&rsquo;s identity is asked to call Zone 1 at 412-323-7251.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:52:57 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING HILL DISTRICT HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5208 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">William Coffey, 15, of the Hill District, was arrested early this morning. He is being charged as an adult and faces charges of robbery, criminal conspiracy, persons not to possess a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of firearm by a minor, and unlawful restraint.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">WILLIAM COFFEY</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Coffey.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a possible home invasion shortly before 2 p.m. in the 2400 block of Chauncey Drive in the Hill District in which a male was shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two black males broke into a residence and a gun fight broke out between them and the four people inside. A 22-year-old male from the North Side was shot and fled the scene on foot. He was picked up by Paramedics about one block away near the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Somers Street. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian with multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:29:00 -0400 ZONE 1 INVESTIGATING ROBBERY IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5205 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday, September 28.</p> <p>At approximately 11:47 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1100 block of Highwood Street. Upon arrival, they discovered a victim who had just been robbed. According to the investigation, the 55 year old male victim agreed to give three unknown males a ride from downtown to Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>Upon arriving at the passengers&rsquo; destination on Highwood Street at approximately 11:30 p.m., the actor sitting behind the victim in the vehicle struck the victim in the back of the head with an unknown object and demanded money. The victim exited the vehicle and ran on Highwood Street toward Brighton Road, but slipped and fell to the ground. Another actor caught up with the victim, demanded money and threatened to shoot him. No firearm was seen during the incident. The victim gave the actor the money, and the actors fled the scene on foot toward Woodland Avenue.</p> <p>The three actors are described as black males between 15 and 20 years old. One male had a large/heavy build with a dark complexion and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. Another male had a medium complexion with a thin build and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with light blue jeans. The third actor was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark blue jeans.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:16:47 -0400 UPDATE: PHOTOS RELEASED OF OAKLAND BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5203 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Police arrested Calvin Leavy, 61, on September 29 for Monday&#39;s bank robbery at the Citizens Bank in Oakland.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>CALVIN LEAVY</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Calvin.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit is investigating a robbery at Citizens Bank in the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue in Oakland. According to the investigation, at approximately 4:50 p.m. a black male believed to be in his 50s entered the branch and handed a note to the teller.&nbsp; He stated he had a gun but did not show a weapon. He fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of money.</p> <p>The man is approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;. He was wearing a black T-shirt, pants, white tennis shoes and a dark baseball cap with the numbers &ldquo;804&rdquo; displayed across the front. He had a scruffy beard that is turning gray and was wearing glasses.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this crime, is encouraged to contact police by calling 412-323-7800.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Citizens_bank_3.PNG" style="width: 333px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Citizens_bank_4.PNG" style="width: 256px; height: 213px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:15:49 -0400 PERRY NORTH STABBING LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5195 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, Zone 1 Officers responded to the 4000 block of Franklin Road for the report of a stabbing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival, Officers discovered the male&mdash; Daemaur Griffin, 18, of Sheraden&mdash; laying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his neck. He was alert and conscious.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, Griffin got into an argument with his girlfriend, later identified as Cayla Combs, 20, of Perry North, inside of a residence. Griffin assaulted Combs, then Combs grabbed a piece of glass out of an already broken window and stabbed Griffin in the neck. Griffin left the residence and called 9-1-1.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Both were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and simple assault. Combs was taken to Mercy to be treated for injuries, and Griffin was transported to AGH for injuries prior to being taken to ACJ. Photos are not currently available.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:47:48 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5194 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At 9:00 p.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the 300 block of Millbridge Street in Allentown for the report of a male who had been shot.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival, they discovered the 19 year old male with two gunshot wounds to the buttocks and leg. The shooting is believed to have occurred at Warrington Avenue and Allen Street; however, Officers searched the area for a crime scene with negative results. The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:27:04 -0400 UPDATE: MALE STABBED ON SMITHFIELD BRIDGE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5192 <p class="p1"><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: James Malone, 22, of McKees Rocks, turned himself in yesterday to the Zone 3 Police Station.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/James_Malone.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Friday, September 25 Zone 3 Officers responded to the Smithfield Street Bridge and Fort Pitt Boulevard for the report of a stabbing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, two victims&mdash; a male and female in their early 20&rsquo;s&mdash; were walking along the Smithfield Bridge when a white male actor on a skateboard was blocking the sidewalk. After the victims asked the actor to move, the actor yelled at the victims and threw the male victim&rsquo;s bicycle in the river. The actor then pulled out a knife and stabbed the male victim in the forearm. The actor chased the female victim with the knife, but she was uninjured.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A bystander witnessed the incident and called 9-1-1 providing a description to dispatchers. The male actor fled toward Boulevard of the Allies. He is described as having blond hair, between 20-30 years old, and has a black skateboard.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paramedics transported the male victim to Mercy Hospital in good condition. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:07:06 -0400 TWO ARRESTED IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5191 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Friday, September 25 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics Unit arrested two actors on a variety of charges.</p> <p>Detectives received information of drug activity and sales occurring at a residence in the 2800 block of Mary Street in South Side. After a month long investigation, detectives executed a search warrant and recovered heroin, suboxone strips, digital scales, three firearms, and over $300 in cash from the residence. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>John Hancock, 34, and Meaghan McBride, 25, are now in Allegheny County Jail and face a variety of charges including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, prohibited offense weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.</p> <p><strong>JOHN HANCOCK</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/John_Hancock.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p><strong>MEAGHAN MCBRIDE</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Meaghan_McBride.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:26:06 -0400 ONE-ALARM FIRE IN LINCOLN LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5190 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:58 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 1300 block of Olivant Street in Lincoln-Lemington for the report of a structure fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the first and second floor windows of the single family wood frame structure. The one-alarm fire caused an estimated $3,000 in damage to the structure and its contents. The Red Cross was notified to assist five occupants displaced by the fire. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:00:11 -0400 POLICE, PARAMEDICS RESPOND TO GUNSHOT VICTIM IN ESPLEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5188 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:46 a.m. Pittsburgh Police and Paramedics responded to the 2800 block of W Carson Street for the report of a male with a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the victim, who has since been pronounced deceased.</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, Pittsburgh Police are working with Allegheny County Police to determine the circumstances of the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:24:30 -0400 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5187 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 5:45 p.m. Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 Officers responded to the intersection of Baum Blvd and S Beatty Street for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the 39 year old female victim was crossing the street in a wheelchair within the designated crosswalk when a motorist ran a stop sign and struck the woman. The driver temporarily left the scene of the accident, but returned once police arrived. The woman was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in serious but stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The driver of the vehicle-- Clint Edelman, 34, of Swisshelm Park --faces charges of accidents involving personal injury, along with failure to stop for a stop sign, reckless driving, DUI - General Impairment, and aggravated assault while DUI.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:37:30 -0400 ARREST MADE IN SPRING GARDEN PURSUIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5184 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:52 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, Zone 1 Officers were on patrol in the Spring Garden searching for a felony warrant suspect. They noticed a white pickup truck on Spring Garden Avenue driving at a high rate of speed as the officers drew closer. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens.</p> <p>The wanted suspect&mdash;Gerald Sanders, 30, of Troy Hill&mdash;then led Officers on a pursuit through Spring Garden until he crashed through a fenced off construction site at Evergreen Road and Ivory Avenue in Summer Hill. Sanders fled on foot into a wooded area behind the construction site. Sanders was apprehended with the assistance of a police K9.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was discovered that the truck was stolen prior to the pursuit.&nbsp;Sanders&rsquo; charges include theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and valid driver&rsquo;s license required. His arrest also clears two city bench warrants.&nbsp;Sanders was treated at the scene by Pittsburgh Paramedics and later transported to AGH for evaluation.&nbsp;</p> <p>While at AGH, Saunders attempted to escape. While attempting to escape, he assaulted two AGH workers and two Police Officers. The AGH workers received minor injuries and were evaluated at the hospital. One Police Officer received injuries to his face, while the other Police Officer received injuries to his hand and face. They will be off work for an undetermined period of time. &nbsp;</p> <p>Sanders now resides in Allegheny County Jail and faces the additional charges of aggravated assault, escape, and resisting arrest or other law enforcement.</p> <p><strong>GERALD SANDERS</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gerald_Sanders.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 252px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:59:38 -0400 ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5182 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:45 a.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to Brighton Heights for the report of an attempted child luring.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the mother of the teenage victim was waiting in her vehicle across the street until the school bus picked her daughter up at the intersection of California and Davis Avenue. While waiting, the mother noticed a vehicle driven by an unknown white male had pulled up to the victim and rolled the window down. The male stared at the victim for over a minute while sitting through numerous green lights.</p> <p>When the mother got out of her vehicle to approach the male, he drove away at a high rate of speed toward Brighton Heights Blvd. The actor is believed to be driving a white sedan, possibly a Kia or Nissan, with Pennsylvania plates. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:19:59 -0400 ZONE 3 INVESTIGATING ALLENTOWN ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5180 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery in Allentown.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 22 year old male victim was at his residence in the 900 block of&nbsp;Brosville St&nbsp;at 10:30 p.m. when he noticed an unknown male approaching the rear door with a pizza box. The victim opened the door and told the male that he didn&rsquo;t order a pizza. Upon closing the door, the male holding the pizza box pushed the door open and pointed a gun at the victim. Two additional male actors came into the residence, one of which also had a firearm.</p> <p>The victim was forced onto the floor while the actors took various electronics and valuables from the residence. The actors fled the scene in a vehicle.</p> <p>Two of the actors are described as black males between 20-23 years old. One was approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall, 170 pounds with a medium build and has long dread locks. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper and black jeans. The second suspect is described as approximately 5&rsquo;6&rdquo;, 150 pounds with a medium build, wears his hear in a short afro, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. No description is available for the third actor.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:36:05 -0400 ZONE 4 INVESTIGATING OAKLAND ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5173 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 10:35 p.m. on September 22 Zone 4 Officers responded to the 300 block of McKee Place for the report of a robbery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the 20 year old victim was in his residence when an unknown actor entered through the front door. The actor displayed a firearm and demanded the victim&rsquo;s valuables.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor then went through the house taking various items from each room. He forced the victim into the basement before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction with various electronics. The victim called 911 after hearing the actor leave through the front door.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;-5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, 140 pounds, medium complexion, and was wearing a white bandana across his face with a gray sweatshirt with blue sleeves and ripped blue jeans at the time of the robbery.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:04:21 -0400 SHOTS FIRED IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5172 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 11:51 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 Zone 4 Officers responded to the 300 block of N Craig Street for the reports of shots fired.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arrival, Officers discovered multiple shell casings and blood in the area, but no actor or victim. Individuals in the area at the time reported hearing several gunshots. A black male was also seen bleeding from the hand after the shots were fired, but left before police arrived.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Two black males between 30-40 years old were also seen fleeing the scene. One male is described as thin, 6&rsquo;0&rdquo;, wearing a blue button down shirt with short hair. The second male is described as thin, 6&rsquo;3&rdquo;, wearing a red crew shirt with his hair in long braids.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At this point, no gunshot victims have arrived at any of the local hospitals.&nbsp;</span>A vehicle parked nearby was also shot.</p> <p class="p1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:02:10 -0400 FOUR ARRESTED IN CRAFTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5170 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:37 p.m. on Monday, September 21 Zone 6 Officers responded to the 900 block of Woodlow Street for the report of an argument between two females. Upon arrival, the victim stated that a female at the residence was fighting with an unknown female. Both females involved in the argument left the scene.</p> <p>Just after 7:30 p.m. Officers responded again to the residence for a home invasion. According to the investigation, a female from the earlier dispute returned with additional people, forced their way inside of a residence and began assaulting the victims inside of the residence. One male sustained injuries to his face but declined medical treatment by Paramedics.</p> <p>Upon arrival of police, a vehicle was seen fleeing the area was identified by Officers as having the actors inside. Officers located the vehicle in the 1600 block of Crucible Street. Officers detained a female&mdash;Michelle Portor of Crafton Heights&mdash;involved in the fight and assault. Portor faces charges of burglary, resisting arrest, and criminal conspiracy.&nbsp;Officers also detained a male&mdash;Rodney Copeland of Crafton Heights&mdash;matching the description of one of the individuals who forced his way inside of the apartment. Copeland faces charges of burglary and criminal conspiracy.</p> <p>As Officers were attempting to arrest the Portor and Copeland, a large crowd began to gather around the Officers. Based on the size of the crowd, and for the concern of the safety of bystanders and Officers, multiple units from various Zones throughout the City responded to assist and disperse the crowd.</p> <p>Two individuals who refused to disperse, despite being asked to leave several times by Officers, were also arrested. Shatanya Thomas of Crafton Heights, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure of disorderly persons to disperse, and obstructing administration of law.&nbsp;Another female in her 20&rsquo;s was also arrested and faces the same charges, but she refused to provide identification and has yet to be identified. Mugshots are not available for either of these individuals.</p> <p><strong>MICHELLE PORTOR</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Michelle_Portor.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RODNEY COPELAND</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Copeland.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:57:51 -0400 ARREST MADE AFTER SHOTS FIRED NEAR OFFICERS ON PATROL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5164 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - On Sunday, September 20 at 1:10 a.m., Zone 5 Officers were on patrol along Frankstown Avenue when they heard a gunshot near at Frankstown and N. Lang. The Officers called for back-up and stopped to investigate, at which point they heard another shot which sounded much closer than the first. The second shot struck a vehicle that was parked just a few feet from their marked police car.</p> <p>The Officers saw two men in the area where the shots came from and approached them to investigate. One of the men, Tyrell Anthony Curges, 22, of the North Side, took off running. Officers gave chase while the other man, Theodore Leo Harris, 27, of McKees Rocks, was detained by Officers and taken into custody a short distance away. Heroin and a firearm were recovered underneath a nearby car, which were discarded during the chase.</p> <p>Shot Spotter also detected that the shots were fired at the same location where Curges and Harris were initially spotted by Officers.</p> <p>Curges was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, felony firearms violations, and felony drug offenses. Harris was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant.</p> <p><strong>TYRELL CURGES</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Tyrell_Curges.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:21:48 -0400 VEHICLE STOLEN WITH INFANT INSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5160 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:09 p.m. on September 20, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 600 block of Liberty Avenue for a stolen vehicle with an infant still inside of the vehicle.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male victim was driving a silver GMC Envoy with a 2 year old female in the back seat when he parked in front of a business and went inside. When the victim came back outside, the vehicle and the infant were gone.&nbsp;</p> <p>While responding to the scene, Officers received information that the infant victim was sitting in her car seat at Stanwix Street and Liberty Avenue. Paramedics arrived at the scene to examine the infant and determined she was uninjured.</p> <p>The victim&rsquo;s vehicle has not been recovered. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:53:30 -0400 ZONE 6 HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5158 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 2:16 a.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to the 3900 block of Windgap Avenue for the report of a home invasion.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, two female victims were inside of the residence when 3-5 males came forced their way inside of the home. One actor pointed a gun at the victims and told them to cover their faces to avoid seeing anything. The actor then took the victims&rsquo; cell phones. The cell phones were later recovered in another room inside of the residence. At this time, nothing appears to have been taken from the residence. No description of the actors is available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:06:06 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5156 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a homicide in Allentown.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 7 a.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Allen Street for the report of a male lying face down in the street. He had received a gunshot wound and was deceased.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At this point, the investigation is ongoing and no other information is available. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911 or contact the Homicide office at 412-323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:56:22 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5155 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Nirayah Wilson has been located and is unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit would like to thank those who assisted in locating her.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">PITTSBURGH, PA -&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 13 year old Nirayah Wilson. She was la</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">st seen on September 17 wearing a black top and blue&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">sweat</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;shor</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">ts. She is 4&#39;9&quot;, with black hair and brown eyes, and weights approximately 140 pounds.&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Nirayah may possibly be in the East Liberty or Garfield neighborhoods.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">NIRAYAH WILSON</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/image.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 156px;" /></strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:09:13 -0400 UPDATE: SWAT CALL OUT ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5147 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - A SWAT call out ended without incident on Thursday night in Homewood.</p> <p>Just after 8 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 7000 block of Mt. Vernon Street. According to the investigation, a male actor assaulted a 29 year old female victim at the residence. The victim fled the scene to seek help, and was taken to UPMC Shadyside by Paramedics where she is in stable condition.</p> <p>While at the scene, Officers received information that the actor involved in the assault had gone back inside of the residence. Officers were also informed that the actor may have a weapon inside. Having no way of being certain if anyone was inside of the residence and out of concern for the safety of both the community and Officers, SWAT was called to the scene. SWAT cleared the house and did not find the actor inside of the residence.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor was identified as Gregory Mitchell, 32, of Homewood. He was located and arrested on September 18, and charged with aggravated assault.</p> <p><strong>GREGORY MITCHELL</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gregory_Mitchell.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 255px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:24:10 -0400 FATAL STABBING IN BEECHVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5142 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At 7:16 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, Zone 6 Police were called to the 1500 block of Rockland Avenue for the report of a male who had been stabbed. Upon arrival, they discovered the 30 year old victim on a sidewalk in front of a residence, unconscious, with a stab wound to the back. The male was transported to Mercy Hospital, but was pronounced deceased at 10:17 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, an argument between the victim and the actor ensued, and the actor&mdash; Ashanna Tanisha Green, 29, of Beechview&mdash; stabbed the victim in the back. Green was arrested and charged with criminal homicide. A mugshot is not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:19:15 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5141 <p class="p1"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Tiawan Harper, 31, has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license, and&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">persons not to possess a firearm.</span></span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong>TIAWAN HARPER</strong></span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Tiawan_Harper.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 1 a.m. on September 17, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 3300 block of Webster Avenue for the report of a male shot. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the male deceased inside of a residence.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, the male was believed to be struck outside of the residence before running inside.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 911.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:15:36 -0400 HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5140 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - Shortly after 9 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to N Lang Avenue and Monticello Street in Homewood North for the report of a shooting.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, a gathering was taking place at a nearby residence when two actors wearing dark clothing opened fire from across the street. Two victims &mdash; a 12 year old and a 49 year old &mdash; were struck, and a 3 year old victim was grazed. The 3 and 12 year olds were taken to Children&rsquo;s Hospital and are in stable condition. The 49 year old female victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and is in stable condition. Several vehicles were also struck by gunfire.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call police by dialing 9-1-1.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:06:22 -0400 POLICE ATTEMPTING TO ID MAN IN CONNECTION WITH BLOOMFIELD BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5128 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Detectives are releasing a photo of a man involved in a robbery earlier this month.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">On September 2 at approximately 11:14 a.m., a male actor entered the Subway store in the 4700 block of Liberty Avenue and ordered a sandwich. The actor handed the clerk a $10.00 bill to pay for the sandwich. When the clerk opened the register for change, the actor said &ldquo;this is a hold up&rdquo;, and reached over and took the cash from the register. No weapon was displayed. The actor fled the store toward West Penn Hospital with an undetermined amount of cash.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old, wearing a long sleeve white shirt and tan baseball cap. Anyone with information as to the identify of this individual is encouraged to call police at 412-323-7151.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/SUBWAY_ROBBERY.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 268px;" /></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:17:03 -0400 CAR TAKEN DURING HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5122 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a home invasion that occurred earlier today in Marshall-Shadeland.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The female victim reported that she was in her residence in the 1300 block of Halsey Place at approximately 9:00 a.m. when she heard a knock at the front door. When she answered, a black male actor pushed his way into her residence, pointed a gun in her face, and demanded her phone and keys to her vehicle. The victim complied and the actor fled the scene in the victim&rsquo;s black Jeep Commander.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The actor is believed to be approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall and has medium length dread locks. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 20:34:08 -0400 TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5120 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested two individuals following several armed robberies late Saturday evening.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 10:30 p.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to Arsenal Park for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, the three victims were in Arsenal Park when two actors approached them, pointed a gun at them and demanded them to empty their pockets. The actors fled with the victims&rsquo; cell phones and cash toward 39th Street. The actors were described as two black males in their late teens to early 20&rsquo;s. One was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a dark colored sweatshirt.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 11:00 p.m., two victims were in the 300 block of S. Mathilda when two actors approached them and pointed a gun at them. The victims turned and ran to a nearby hospital where they called 9-1-1.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 11:04 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to the 300 block of Gross Street for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim was approached by two actors, one in a black hooded sweatshirt and the other in a red hooded sweatshirt, who pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet and phone. The actors then fled up Gross Street towards Friendship Avenue.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That evening, Officers located the two actors &mdash; Dramell Robinson, 19, of Garfield and Hassann Jackson, 16, of East Liberty. Jackson is being charged as an adult and faces charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy. Robinson&rsquo;s charges include robbery, criminal conspiracy, and firearms not to be carried without a license. Mugshots are not currently available.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:07:33 -0400 MAN FALLS FROM ROOFTOP IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5118 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 5:47 a.m. Paramedics and Zone 3 Officers responded to the 1100 block of Mary Ann Street for the report of a man that had fallen from the rooftop of a three story building. Upon arrival first responders discovered the 27 year old victim lying in the street, who was conscious and alert. Paramedics transported the victim to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:52:21 -0400 SHOTS FIRED IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5117 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 9:18 p.m. on Friday, September 11 Zone 3 Officers were on patrol near S 10th Street and E Carson Street when they heard multiple shots fired. Upon responding to the area where the shots were heard, Officers discovered a vehicle near S 9th Street and McArdle that had been damaged by gunfire. There were no injuries, and no one was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. A silver van was seen fleeing the scene. The investigation is ongoing. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:30:47 -0400 3 SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5115 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an early morning shooting in Homewood.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Just after midnight, Zone 5 Officers responded to a Shot Spotter notification of shots fired in the 7300 block of Race Street. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a male victim in his early 20&rsquo;s who had been shot. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Another male victim, also in his early 20&rsquo;s, self reported to Shadyside Hospital and was later transported to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition, and a 19 year old female victim self reported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Several vehicles were also damaged by gunfire along Race Street. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:45:54 -0400 UPDATE: MARSHALL-SHADELAND SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5114 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>UPDATE:</strong> On November 18, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m., members of the Pittsburgh Police and U.S. Marshall&rsquo;s Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested John Williams, 22, of Homewood, in connection with the double fatal shooting at Brighton Road and Ingham Street on September 11. Williams will be charged with criminal homicide, robbery, possession of a firearm, and firearms not to be carried without a license.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>JOHN WILLIAMS</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/John_Williams.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a fatal shooting in Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.</p> <p>At approximately 2:52 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to the intersection of Ingham Street and Brighton Road. Upon arrival, Officers discovered two males who had been shot. One victim was transported by paramedics to AGH in critical condition, where he later was pronounced deceased. The other victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. &nbsp;</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, it is believed the victims and the actor were inside a vehicle and parked at the intersection when the shooting occurred. The actor was seen fleeing the scene down Ingham Street. He is believed to be a black male in his 20&rsquo;s, between 5&rsquo;5&rdquo; and 5&rsquo;9&rdquo; with a heavy build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and gray shoes with a green stripe.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 412-323-7161 or 911.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:00:05 -0500 POLICE TRYING TO ID 2 MALES IN CONNECTION WITH SOUTH SIDE ARMED ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5111 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Detectives are releasing video of two males to the public with the hope of learning their identities. The two males shown in the video used a credit card belonging to the victim of a Sept. 4 strong arm robbery near the intersection of E. Carson and S. 17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Streets on the South Side to purchase items from the Monroeville Mall Foot Locker.</p> <p>Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of the individuals in the video are encouraged to contact Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 by calling 412-488-8326.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link or visit us on Facebook and Twitter to see the video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:59:49 -0400 UPDATE: THREE SHOT IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5110 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><b>UPDATE:&nbsp;</b>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Violent Crime Unit has made three arrests in the September 10th shooting in Knoxville: </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Daquan Moore, 20, of Brookline</span></li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Romier Nevels, 17 of Dormont (charged as an adult)</span></li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Antwan Martinez, 17 of Beltzhoover (charged as an adult)</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Their charges include criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12.8px;">DAQUAN MOORE</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12.8px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Daquan_Moore.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ROMIER NEVELS</strong></span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Romier_Nevels.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12.8px;">ANTWAN MARTINEZ</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12.8px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Antwan_Martinez.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:30<a>&nbsp;p.m.on</a>&nbsp;Sept. 10, Zone 3 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 500 block of Brownsville Road in Knoxville&nbsp;for a report of three people who had been shot. A 43-year-old male and a 15-year-old male were both grazed by bullets. Paramedics transported the two males to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. A third victim, a 15-year-old male from Mt. Washington, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Bullets struck two unoccupied, parked vehicles and a business. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:53:39 -0400 FEMALE SHOT ON NORTHSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5108 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">8:45 p.m.</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">, Zone 1 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 600 block of Redknap Street in Central Northside for a report of an adult female who had been shot multiple times. Paramedics transported the 33-year-old victim who is from McKees Rocks to AGH in critical condition. The crime scene was located approximately two blocks away on O&#39;Hern Street. The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:50:45 -0400 UPDATE: CHILD SHOT IN HAND IN BEDFORD DWELLINGS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5103 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 Officers responded to the 2400 block of Chauncy Street in Bedford Dwellings shortly after 9 p.m. for a report that a juvenile had been shot in the left hand. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 6-year-old male victim who had been playing outside at the time of the incident. Paramedics transported him to Children&rsquo;s Hospital in good condition. People in the area reported hearing four to five gunshots but did not see a shooter. According to the investigation, shell casings were found in the 2400 block of Chauncy. The Violent Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 22:18:33 -0400 MALE SHOT IN FOOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5102 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:20 p.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 7300 block of Kelly Street in Homewood. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 23-year-old male who had been shot in the foot. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in good condition. At this point in the investigation, there is no description of an actor available. A grey sedan was seen fleeing the area. Major Crimes is investigating.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 22:18:17 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5099 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is investigating after Zone 1 responded to the Family Dollar store on Spring Garden Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. A black female robbed the store at gunpoint. She appeared to be approximately 5&#39;6&quot; with a heavy build. She was wearing gray sweatpants, a black Pittsburgh Steelers tank top, a blue hooded jacket, and a black Steelers ball cap.</span></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling the detective desk at 412-323-7800.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/image.png" style="width: 395px; height: 342px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 22:05:06 -0400 TWO ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT AND ROBBERY IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5096 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:00 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to the 1300 block of E Carson Street for the report of an assault and robbery that had just occurred. According to the investigation, the 26 year old female victim was struck several times in the head by three black males. The victim was able to get away from the actors after giving them the money she had, and the actors fled the scene on bicycles. The victim was transported to Mercy in good condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>A short time later, Port Authority Police witnessed the three males on bicycles at S 9<sup>th</sup> Street. Officers later arrested Isaac Peek, 18, of Hollidaysburg, and a 17 year old juvenile. Their charges include aggravated assault, robbery, and criminal conspiracy.</p> <p><strong>ISAAC PEEK</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Isaac_Peek.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:35:18 -0400 PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5095 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH PA &ndash; At approximately 1:40 a.m. on September 8, Zone 5 Officers responded to Nolan Court and Mohler Street in Homewood North for the report of a pizza delivery driver who had been robbed.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim, a 51 year old man who was delivering pizza from a restaurant in North Oakland, arrived at a residence 1200 block of Mohler Street. As the victim exited his vehicle a black male actor approached him and revealed a gun, demanding money and keys to the victim&rsquo;s vehicle. The actor drove on Mohler Street toward Frankstown Avenue in the victim&rsquo;s black Suzuki SX2 with an undetermined amount of cash.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 10:20:25 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR FEMALE MISSING FROM NORTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5092 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Monica Lee was located on September 19 in Philadelphia. She was unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to extend its gratitude to the Philadelphia Police Department for assisting and to those who called in with information regarding her whereabouts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting the public&rsquo;s assistance in locating a missing adult female.</p> <p>Monica Lee, 41, left her North Side home on August 31 and has not returned. She is 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall, weighs 295 pounds, has brown eyes, and black hair. It is unknown what clothing she was wearing when she went missing. Lee is known to frequent the Bellevue area.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or the Missing Persons Units at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><b>MONICA LEE</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Monica_Lee.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 226px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:09:35 -0400 SHOTS FIRED IN OAK HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5091 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:27 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to a call for shots fired on Oak Hill Drive in Oak Hill.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The initial investigation did not find anyone who had been shot nor any suspected shooter. Paramedics did; however, transport a pregnant juvenile who was injured as she sought cover from the gunfire. The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:28:56 -0400 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5090 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10 p.m. September 6, a Zone 2 Officer on patrol in the Upper Hill heard shots fired. Upon responding to the area where the shots were heard, the Officer discovered an adult black male lying in the street on McNeil Place near the intersection with Webster Avenue.&nbsp; The victim had been shot at least one time. The Officer began CPR until paramedics arrived; however, Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at 10:08 p.m. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad by calling 911 or 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 01:18:32 -0400 ARMED STREET ROBBERY IN LAWRENCVILLE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5083 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 2 is investigating an armed robbery near the intersection of 45th Street and Garwood Way in Lawrencville at approximately 10:20 p.m. According to the investigation, two 25-year-old males were walking when they were approached by two black males estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 26 and a third male of an unknown race. One of the actors drew a handgun. They made off with two cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash. The actors may have been in a gold Mitsubishi Gallant. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:48:38 -0400 3 ARRESTED AFTER SOUTH SIDE HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5082 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 3 a.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the 100 block of S. 21st Street in the South Side Flats for a call that three actors were attempting to break into a residence. One male was reported to have a handgun. They all had shirts covering their faces. The trio had exited a sliver Cadillac parked outside of the house with its engine running.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Upon arrival, Officers pulled their vehicle in front of the Cadillac. A female, later identified as&nbsp;Priscilla Russell, 20, of Arlington,&nbsp;was in the driver&#39;s seat. A male, later identified as&nbsp;Matthew Lambert, 18, also of Arlington, was standing next to the Cadillac. The Officers observed Lambert discard a black T-shirt and a gold towel inside of the vehicle, discard a firearm under the Cadillac, then run toward E. Carson Street. As he ran, a holster feel from his waistband. Several Officers joined the pursuit and Lambert was taken into custody and arrested.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Back at the scene of the home invasion, Russell was arrested. A 15-year-old juvenile male walked back on the scene and was recognized to have been among the actors. He was also arrested. The third male actor was not located.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, there were four people inside of the home &ndash;&nbsp;a 46 year old male, a&nbsp;41 year old female, a 21 year old male, and a 19 year old female &ndash;&nbsp;when the three males forced their way inside.&nbsp; <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Charges include robbery, burglary, criminal conspiracy, and possessing instruments of crime. Mugshots are not currently available.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:35:28 -0400 2015 LABOR DAY PARADE ROUTE, STREET CLOSURES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5081 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>The 2015 Labor Day Parade will begin on Monday, September 7 at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Liberty Avenue and 11th Street then continues inbound on Liberty Avenue to Grant Street. It then bares left on Grant and right on the Blvd. of the Allies. It ends at the USW Building at Stanwix Street and will disperse at the Blvd. of the Allies and Commonwealth Place. The reviewing stand will be on the Blvd. of the Allies at the U.S. Steel Workers Building.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As a result, the street will be closed at Liberty and 11th beginning at midnight Monday. There will be no parking along the following streets:</div> <ul> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Liberty Ave. &amp; 28th - 11th</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along Liberty Avenue from 27th to 12th</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along Spring Street from 27th to 11th</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">10th &amp; Liberty</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along Grant from 7th Ave. to Blvd. of the Allies</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along Ross Street from 6th Ave. to Court Place</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along William Penn Way from 7th to 5th</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along 3rd Ave. from cherry to Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">4th &amp; Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">at every street along First Ave. from Blvd. of the Allies to Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Ft. Pitt &amp; Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Commonwealth &amp; Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Grant St. from Forbest Ave. to Blvd. of the Allies - both sides</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Blvd. of the Allies from Grant to Stanwix</li> <li style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Stanwix St. from the Blvd. of the Allies to Third Ave.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:25:14 -0400 5-ALARM FIRE IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5080 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Around 4 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in a residence in the 400 block of Zara Street. As a result of the heat index, the fire quickly went to 5 alarms. It also spread to a second residence. All of the occupants were out of both homes when firefighters arrived and none were injured. However, two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. Paramedics transported both to a local hospital. (Note to reporters: The second firefighter was transported after the fire was under control.)</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The cause of the fire is under investigation. Many thanks to the Salvation Army and the Red Cross for their continued support.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:21:23 -0400 TWO MALES ARRESTED, ONE GUN REMOVED FROM STREETS IN FINEVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5079 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 1:30 a.m. today, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Belleau Drive in Fineview for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, security officers had detained Scott Cutler, 38, of Spring Garden. Police Officers were informed that the security officers observed another male give Cutler a handgun. Cutler then pointed the gun at a building and fired several shots at the wall. One of the bullets ricocheted and struck the other male in his leg. As the security officers approached, the injured male ran away. Cutler surrendered. The injured man was later found. He was identified as Gene Livingston, 40, of Marshall/Shadeland. Both were arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. &nbsp;Their charges include reckless endangerment, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, persons not to possess a firearm, and firearms not to be carried without a license.</span></p> <p><strong>SCOTT CUTLER &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; GENE LIVINGSTON</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Scott_Cutler_Goehring_Street.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gene_Livingston_Thelma_Street.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:32:20 -0400 ZONE 5 INVESTIGATING EAST HILLS SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5076 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 3 a.m. Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to Simmie&#39;s Restaurant &amp; Lounge at 8500 Frankstown Avenue in East Hills for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a security guard had been shot while sitting outside of the establishment. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he was last reported to be in stable condition. A dark sedan was seen fleeing the area. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 05 Sep 2015 04:58:10 -0400 ZONE 5 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5075 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in East Liberty.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 4:38 p.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to Ipswich Court. Upon arrival they discovered a 14 year old male who had been shot. According to the investigation, the male was standing outside in between housing units when he was shot. Paramedics transported him to Children&rsquo;s Hospital in critical condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:12:57 -0400 POLICE RESPOND TO BICYCLIST HIT BY TRUCK IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5071 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:38 a.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to Harbison Street near Shadeland Avenue for the report of a truck hitting a 16 year old bicyclist. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the truck had also crashed over a hillside. Paramedics transported the bicyclist and another individual with minor injuries to a local hospital where they are both in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:02:19 -0400 MALE ARRESTED IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5069 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>At approximately 12:15 a.m., Zone 5 Officers patrolling near the 2100 block of Park Hill Drive in East Hills heard shots fired. Upon exiting their vehicle, they were approached by the victim, a 31-year-old male from Wilkinsburg, who had been grazed by a bullet.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Officers observed a black male who was wearing a black T-shirt fleeing the scene on foot. The male was eventually located near some bushes in the 1800 block of Calistoga Street. On the ground near him was a handgun wrapped in a black T-shirt. The male was identified as Michael Owens, 40, of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar. His charges include aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, reckless endangerment, criminal attempt, and persons not to possess a firearm.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:27:51 -0400 ACTOR ARRESTED AFTER HOME INVASION IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5066 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 4 Pittsburgh Police have made an arrest in an armed home invasion in Hazelwood.</p> <p>At approximately 8:35 a.m. this morning, Officers responded to a business in the 4900 block of 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue to meet with the victim of a home invasion. According to the investigation, the female victim reported she was sleeping in her residence in the 4900 block of Gertrude Street with her infant son when she was awakened by a black male pointing a firearm at them. After demanding money, the actor forced the victim and her son to walk to an ATM with him to withdraw more money. While walking, the actor took the victim&rsquo;s cell phone from her. Once they arrived at the ATM, the victim managed to break free from the actor and run across the street with her son to a business to seek help. The victim witnessed the actor board a Port Authority bus then called 911.</p> <p>While speaking with the victim, Officers were notified that Port Authority Police were able to detain the actor on the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge after exiting the bus.</p> <p>The 17 year old actor&rsquo;s charges include robbery, burglary, criminal trespassing, kidnapping, and firearms not to be carried without a license among others. The actor was known to the victim.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:29:46 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR 14 YEAR OLD FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5065 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The missing person referenced below has returned home and is unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit would like to thank everyone for their concern and assistance. (Sept. 4, 8:40 a.m.)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting the assistance of the public in locating Ashlee Hemphill, 14, who was last seen September 2 at approximately&nbsp;10:30 p.m.&nbsp;in Overbrook. Ashlee is 5&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall, weighs 105 pounds, and (unlike in the supplied photo) wears her hair dyed blonde with purple streaks in front. She was wearing powder blue shorts and a black hooded top.</p> <p>Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call 911 or the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>ASHLEE HEMPHILL</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Ashlee_Hemphill.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 245px;" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:12:11 -0400 HAZMAT TEAM CALLED TO CARRICK HOME TO REMOVE MATERIAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5061 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:55 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a home in the 2300 block of Almont Street in Carrick where residents were cleaning out a room and discovered materials that appeared to be for the making of methamphetamine along with instructions. Police called in the Bureau of Emergency Services&rsquo; Hazmat Team to remove the materials. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:57:04 -0400 MAN GRAZED BY BULLET IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5060 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:37 a.m. ShotSpotter detected shots fired in the 500 block of Lowell Street and in the 6500 block of Shetland Avenue in Larimer. While responding to the call, Zone 5 Officers were also dispatched to the 6400 block of Winslow Street for the report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, they discovered the 29 year old male who had been grazed in the face by a bullet. The victim would not cooperate with the investigation. Paramedics arrived on scene but the victim refused to be treated. He later self-reported to UPMC Shadyside.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:27:00 -0400 SHOTS FIRED INTO OCCUPIED RESIDENCE IN OAK HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5056 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred in Oak Hill last evening.</p> <p>At approximately 11:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1 Zone 2 Officers responded to the 200 block of Burrows Street for a residence that had been struck by gunfire. The female victim stated she was sleeping when she heard shots fired and glass breaking. &nbsp;Officers discovered a shattered window on the second floor in the residence. Investigators also discovered a crime scene located across the street.</p> <p>There were no injuries and no description of suspects. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:31:11 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING IN SHERADAN</titl