Public Safety Updates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/updates.htm Department of Public Safety (c) 2016 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved 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 FATAL SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5921 <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> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:35:28 -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 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5055 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred in Sheraden late last night.</p> <p>At approximately 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 3100 block of Ashlyn Street. Upon arrival Officers discovered a 22 year old male victim who had been shot in the arm. He would not cooperate with investigators.&nbsp;Paramedics transported the victim to Mercy in stable condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, the shooters may have been in a white sedan. A stray bullet entered a nearby home on Ashlyn Street. No one inside the home was injured.&nbsp;</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:28:52 -0400 INFANT FATALLY SHOT IN FINEVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5054 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sandusky Court in Fineview for a report of an infant who had been shot. Officers arrived on the scene at 5:03 p.m. followed immediately by Paramedics. The 2-year-old infant had been shot in the torso and was transported to AGH where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:20 p.m. Harrison Marshman, Jr. 30, was arrested and charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. Mr. Marshman is the infant&#39;s stepfather.</p> <p>Major Crimes Cmdr. Larry Scirotto stated that Mr. Marshman&rsquo;s &ldquo;actions were reckless and negligent and caused the death of the child.&rdquo; Mr. Marshman&rsquo;s charges will include criminal homicide and child endangerment.</p> <p><b>HARRISON MARSHMAN JR.</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(1).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:05:47 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE STABBING IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5050 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Allentown earlier this afternoon.</p> <p>Zone 3 Officers responded to the 700 block of Excelsior Street just after 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a 41 year old female victim lying in the street with multiple stab wounds. According to the investigation, the victim ran outside and collapsed after being stabbed inside of a residence. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor, Leroy Kent, 48, of Knoxville, fled the scene. He was taken into custody shortly after in the South Side. He has since been transported to UPMC Mercy for injuries sustained from a fall while fleeing police. His charges include criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, and reackless endangerment.</p> <p><strong>LEROY KENT</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Leroy_Kent.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 273px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:40:49 -0400 KNOXVILLE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5044 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:20 p.m., Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Bausman Street in Knoxville for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, the 49-year-old victim was found inside of a residence. He had been shot three times, including once in the chest. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. According to the investigation, the victim went outside and returned shortly upon being shot. Two juveniles have been detained for questioning by Homicide Detectives as this investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:20:46 -0400 ROBBERY ARREST MADE IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5043 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">One man was arrested after a robbery in East Liberty. According to the investigation, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stewart Townsend, 25 of Highland Park, approached a male after he left a gas station in the 500 block of N. Highland Avenue and pulled a knife on the victim. After a brief struggle, the actor made off with the victim&#39;s licensed handgun and some cash. He fled on a bicycle with another black male who was also on a bicycle. Zone 5 Officers were able to apprehend Townsend at approximately 11 p.m. The other male got away. During the pursuit, Townsend discarded the stolen property, but Officers were able to recover the items. The 52-year-old victim was unharmed.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">NOTE TO REPORTERS: I am &nbsp;unable to provide a mug shot of the actor at this time. Additionally, several of you are under the impression the gas station was robbed. That is not true. Only the male victim was robbed.</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> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:02:57 -0400 STRIP DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5042 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:54 a.m., an Officer working an off-duty detail in the Strip District reported multiple shots fired in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue near the Grown &amp; Sexy II bar &amp; grill. Responding Officers from Zone 2 discovered two victims, both shot in the arms and shoulder. The victims were taken to AGH and UPMC Mercy and are both in stable condition. A house was damaged by gunfire as were several vehicles. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:22:47 -0400 RIVERVIEW PARK SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5041 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 is investigating after a male victim walked into AGH with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived at the hospital around 11:15 p.m. and discovered that the 39-year-old victim from Perry South actually arrived about two hours prior. According to the investigation, he was shot in Riverview Park. A crime scene was located in that area. Initially in critical condition, the victim is now in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:21:47 -0400 SOUTH SIDE STREET ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5040 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:10 p.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the area near 17<sup>th</sup> and Wharton Streets on the South Side for a report of a male and female who were robbed at gunpoint by three black males. &nbsp;The actors are believed to have fled on foot with a purse, wallet and cell phone. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:19:58 -0400 INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DRUG ARREST BY NARCOTICS UNIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5037 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Thursday, August 27, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics Unit arrested Daniel Suppers, 58, of McKees Rocks on a variety of drug charges.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Detectives received information that Suppers was receiving large sums of controlled prescription drugs and marijuana at his residence in McKees Rocks. Suppers would then supply the narcotics to others, who would traffic them in and around the City of Pittsburgh. After a two month long investigation, Detectives executed a search warrant at Suppers&rsquo; residence. Recovered items include hydrocodone tablets, oxycodone tablets, phentermine tablets, suboxone strips, marijuana, a digital scale, and more than $17,000 in cash. Suppers was taken into custody and transported to Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>Charges include five counts of possession with intent to deliver (oxycodone, hydrocodone, phentermine, suboxone, and marijuana), five counts of possession of controlled substance (oxycodone, hydrocodone, phentermine, suboxone, and marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DANIEL SUPPERS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Daniel_Suppers.png" style="width: 200px; height: 251px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Daniel_Suppers_2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:57:06 -0400 GLEN HAZEL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5035 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 4 is investigating after a report of a male who had been grazed in the arm in the 700 block of Johnston Avenue in Glen Hazel at approximately 4:10 p.m. The victim is believed to be 16 years old and was taken from the scene to UPMC Mercy in a private vehicle. The victim has not cooperated with the investigation.</p> <p>Zone 4 Officers, assisted by River Rescue, a K-9 from Zone 5, and Homestead Police, searched the area of Duck Hollow near the Glenwood Bridge for a vehicle with 5 male occupants seen fleeing the area of the shooting. The vehicle was located &nbsp;after the actors drove it into the river and fled on foot. Four of the occupants, all juveniles, were captured. At this point in the investigation, there have been no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:28:53 -0400 4 ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CRAFTON HEIGHTS BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5032 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Four males are in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary, and criminal conspiracy after being caught with items stolen from a senior citizen&rsquo;s home.</p> <p>On August 26 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Zone 6 Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Dubois Street in Crafton Heights for a burglary report. Upon arrival, Officers encountered the 96 year old female victim who had an injured hand. Paramedics transported her to Ohio Valley Hospital in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim answered a knock at her door to discover the four black males outside. She reached for the alarm remote that was attached to the walker she uses but she was knocked to the floor before she could activate it. One of the males snatched the alarm away from the victim. The males went through the home and took various items before fleeing. The victim then crawled into her kitchen and called 911.</p> <p>Officers who were nearby made a traffic stop near Chartiers Avenue and Greenway School Drive. Inside were four black males and items that were had been stolen from the victim&rsquo;s home. All of the stolen items, including the alarm remote, were recovered. Arrested were Denzelle Tyrone Kendrick, 18, of Sheraden; Douglas Meggett, 20, of Sheraden; Malik Eugene Boyd, 19, of Braddock; and Gregory Alexander McKeithen, 20, of Castle Shannon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>GREGORY ALEXANDER MCKEITHEN &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;DENZELLE TYRONE KENDRICK &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;MALIK EUGENE BOYD</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/McKeithen_mugshot.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/kendrick_mugshot.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Boyd_mugshot.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>Meggett&#39;s mugshot was not available at this time.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:31:03 -0400 1-ALARM FIRE IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5031 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 1-alarm fire at approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26 in the 500 block of Rosedale Street in Homewood.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from all three floors and heavy fire on the first floor of the vacant single family home.&nbsp; A firefighter sustained a minor injury and was transported by Pittsburgh Paramedics to UPMC Mercy in good condition. Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $7,500. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:33:03 -0400 POLICE URGE TROY HILL RESIDENTS TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5027 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 is issuing a community alert around the area of Cowley Park in Troy Hill where a suspicious male has been spotted. Investigators say a black male driving a Yellow Cab van has been visiting the park for the past several days asking juveniles to dance for him and to go for a ride with him. Police are told that the male exposed himself at least once. Anyone spotting this suspicious male should get a good description of him and immediately call 911.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:25:44 -0400 UPDATE: JUVENILE SHOT IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS RESIDENCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5020 <p>UPDATE: Joseph Cleckley, 18, has been arrested for the shooting incident referenced below. He was taken into custody 11:30 a.m. today at police headquarters. His charges include a<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">ggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. According to the investigation, t</span>he victim was visiting Cleckley at the Chicago Street residence.</p> <p><b>JOSEPH CLECKLEY</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/cleckley.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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 3 a.m., Paramedics and Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1400 block of Chicago Street in Northview Heights for a report that someone had been shot. En route, they were flagged down by people in a private car who were attempting to transport the 16-year-old female victim to the hospital. The victim is from the Old Allegheny section of the North Side. Paramedics transported her to AGH in critical condition. She 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;">Media reports have incorrectly stated that the victim was shot while in the vehicle and that she was shot after knocking on the door of a residence. On the contrary, the victim was shot while in the basement of a residence in the 1400 block of Chicago Street. 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> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:04:25 -0400 MAN ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF FOOT PURSUIT IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5019 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 25, two Zone 2 Officers were walking a beat near the shopping center at 1860 Centre Avenue when a male who was wanted for harassing a store clerk walked in their direction. An Officer asked the man, Troy Terrell Reed, 34, of Verona, to stop and he complied. When asked if he had any weapons, Reed fled on foot up Centre Avenue toward Dinwiddie Street. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As the Officers pursued Reed, they observed him removing items from his pockets and dropping them to the ground. Reed turned right to run down Dinwiddie. Other Officers had joined the pursuit by this time. Reed ran left on Reed Street and stopped at a concrete wall. He removed and cigarette and lighter from his pocket and lit the cigarette and refused to allow himself to be handcuffed. He was forcibly handcuffed and taken into custody. He was first transported to UPMC Mercy for medical clearance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The arrest clears two bench warrants out of Cambria County and third from Allegheny County Family Division. Reed&#39;s additional charges include escape, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">During the foot pursuit, an Officer fell over a collapsed retaining wall in the 300 block of Dinwiddie Street and injured his arm. He will be off work for an undetermined period of time.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:01:25 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN PERRY SOUTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5013 <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 Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting in the 200 block of Chester Avenue in Perry South. According to the investigation, shortly before 1:30 a.m., three black males attempted to force their way into the home. A male occupant came outside with a gun. There were shots fired between him and the group of males. Three cars were struck as was the male resident. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">It is against the policies of the Public Safety Department and its bureaus to release the names of victims.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:42:51 -0400 CORRECTION: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATING AFTER SHOT MALE IS DRIVEN TO HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5012 <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">UPDATE: Eietyoung Kemp,19, turned himself in on Thursday, August 27 at 5:45 p.m. at police headquarters. He was transported to Allegheny County Jail and faces charges of criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license, reckless endangerment, and tampering with physical evidence.</span></p> <p><strong>EIETYOUNG KEMP</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_2311.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating after a male was driven to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC with a gunshot wound to the chest. This occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The vehicle that he was driven in had a bullet hole in the right front passenger seat. He was pronounced deceased at 11:49 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;">###</strong></p> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:04:41 -0400 MALE STRUCK BY TRAIN IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5011 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 10:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Pittsburgh Police and Paramedics responded to the area of S. 19th Street in the South Side Flats near the Monongahela River for a call that a male had been struck by a westbound train. Police report that the victim was riding a bicycle when he was struck by the train. The 32-year-old male suffered amputations. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he is in critical condition. The victim&#39;s place of residence is currently unknown. It is against the policies of the Public Safety Department and its bureaus to release the names of victims.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 01:57:44 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING MALE WHO SELF REPORTS TO HOSPITAL WITH GUN SHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5010 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 22, Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to UPMC Mercy for a male gunshot victim who had arrived by private means. The 42-year-old victim had been shot in the right leg and back. At this point in the investigation, the shooting is believed to have been the result of an argument between the victim and an unknown male that occurred inside of a residence in the 1900 block of 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Avenue in Uptown. The victim is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:15:17 -0400 ARREST MADE IN HAZELWOOD SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5009 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:10 a.m., Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Flowers Avenue in Hazelwood. Firefighters in a nearby firehouse reported that a man had been shot and firefighters were rendering aid until Paramedics could arrive on the scene. The male victim is believed to be approximately 20 years old. He was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a group of people was standing on the sidewalk when a vehicle, possibly a greyish green sedan, drove by and an occupant began shooting toward the crowd. Individuals scattered.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor, 21-year-old Giante Hilliard, arrived to the hospital by private means, with a gunshot wound to his right hand. He was taken into custody at the hospital and will be charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, and carrying a concealed firearm without a license.</p> <p><strong>GIANTE HILLIARD</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Giante_Hilliard.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:33:46 -0400 SEARCH CONTINUES FOR EAST HILLS SHOOTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5008 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Acting on an anonymous tip, Zone 5 Officers and SWAT responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Maplewood Avenue in East Hills. The information was that the male wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in the same neighborhood on Wednesday was at the residence. The wanted male, DeShawn Hall, 23, was not located at the residence.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:05:23 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5005 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Zone 5. Officers responded to the 7000 block of Bennett Street in Homewood South at approximately 2:42 p.m. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 24 year old victim who had been shot. The victim was conscious and alert while being transported by Pittsburgh Paramedics to UPMC Presbyterian and is in stable condition. The victim would not cooperate with the investigation, but police believe there was one black male shooter who may have been wearing a white t-shirt. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:56:22 -0400 WOMAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN ELLIOTT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5000 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 5:40 p.m., Zone 6 Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Crucible Street in Elliott for a female who had been stabbed multiple times. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 32-year-old victim in a third floor bedroom. She had lacerations on her left leg and left hand.&nbsp;Paramedics arrived to treat the&nbsp;victim.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, the victim got into a verbal argument with her boyfriend who was at the address with another female, who was identified as 23-year-old Stephanie Marshall. Marshall and the victim began to argue and Marshall pulled out a pocket knife. Marshall left the residence. Officers located her near Valonia Street and Parnassus Way and took her into custody without incident at 6:10 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">T</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">he victim was transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital in stable condition.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Marshall faces a charge of aggravated assault.</span></p> <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, 20 Aug 2015 22:05:48 -0400 KNOXVILLE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4995 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 3 Officers responded to the 200 block of Moore Avenue in Knoxville at approximately 3:20 a.m. for a report that a male had been shot in the leg. According the investigation, the scene was in the 200 block of Marland Way. Preliminarily, two black male actors are believed to have fled in a black vehicle toward Brownsville Road. Paramedics transported the 19-year-old victim to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:23:17 -0400 ARREST MADE IN FATAL EAST HILLS SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4994 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Homicide Squad has arrested Raymon Harris, 22,&nbsp;in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in East Hills yesterday. Additionally, a warrant has been issued for Deshawn Hall, 23.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>RAYMON HARRIS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;DESHAWN HALL</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Raymon_Harris.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ShowArrestImage.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, Hall shot the 22 year old male victim from Sharpsville, PA, multiple times during a failed robbery attempt in the 600 block of Fahnestock Street. Then fled the scene.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 5:30 p.m., Officers arrived and found the victim in the street outside of a residence and began performing CPR until Paramedics arrived. However, the victim was pronounced deceased at UPMC Presbyterian.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">While at the scene, Officers received information that the males involved in the incident had run back inside of the residence. Officers then surrounded the house and began calling the occupants out. Four males exited the house. Officers were informed that there were possible weapons inside and had no way of being certain if there were more people inside. Out of that concern for the safety of both the community and the Officers, SWAT was called the scene.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The four males who exited were interviewed by Detectives - one was a victim, two were released, and one was Harris. SWAT cleared the house and found no other individuals inside. A search of the residence recovered two firearms and drug evidence including heroin, marijuana, and paraphernalia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The investigation remains open.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:20:08 -0400 SHOTS FIRED, VICTIM GRAZED IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4993 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:30 p.m. Zone 1 Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Perrysville Avenue and North Charles Street.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a group of five male juveniles was standing in front of the Perry Market in the 2600 block of Perrysville Avenue. A silver sedan with tinted windows pulled up to the intersection and began firing shots at the group. The group quickly dispersed and ran into the business to seek shelter.</p> <p>A male juvenile was grazed in the leg by a bullet. Pittsburgh Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:29:07 -0400 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE REPORTED IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4989 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:32 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to a Bloomfield residence to take a report after a suspicious vehicle was seen driving in the area.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 3:00 p.m. two juveniles were playing in the front yard of a residence in the 200 block of S. Pacific Avenue. The juveniles witnessed a white van drive down the street and a white male actor throw a paper airplane out the window toward them. The juveniles picked up the airplane, which landed in front of the residence. It was then discovered that the paper airplane was created from the pages of a pornographic magazine.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 18 and 25 years of age with brown hair. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:29:43 -0400 APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE IN SPRING HILL UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4977 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A fire at an 18-unit apartment building in the 2100 block of Rhine Street in Spring Hill is under investigation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The call came in at approximately 11:41 p.m. Sunday, August 16. Firefighters had the fire under control at at approximately 11:56 p.m. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Paramedics transported two infants and one adult male to UPMC Mercy. An 18-month old female was pronounced deceased at UPMC Mercy at 12:27 a.m. A second infant male remains in critical condition. An adult male was transported in serious condition. Six others were transported to AGH with minor injuries from smoke inhalation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The fire was contained to one unit from which firefighters extricated two adults and the two infants. There was extensive smoke damage to the remainder of the building. The Red Cross assisted several of the displaced residents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:36:43 -0400 UPDATE: 3 MALES ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL POLICE PROPERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4976 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 4:20 p.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Headquarters at 1203 Western Avenue for a theft in progress. Upon arrival, Officers observed three shirtless males standing next to a tan Chevrolet Colorado truck. As Officers questioned the men about why they were in a private lot and to who the hitch on the back of the truck belonged, the men began to yell obscenities at the Officers. According to the investigation, the tow hitch had been removed from the Flood Response Unit truck. It appeared as though the males were making the boat and trailer readily accessible to be placed on the back of their truck.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Arrested were Luke Miller, 24; Lowell Gloecki, 52; and Devin Gloecki, 23, all from West Mifflin. Their charges include theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal tresspass, and public drunkeness.</span></p> <p><strong>LUKE MILLER</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Luke_Miller.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LOWELL GLOECKI</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Lowell_Gloeckl.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DEVIN GLOECKI</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Devin_Gloeckl.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:43:08 -0400 4 SHOT IN ZONE 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4975 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><font face="Arial, Verdana, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Homicide Squad is investigation after four men were shot a</span></font>t approximately 10 p.m., in the 400 block of West Prospect Avenue in Fairywood. Upon arrival, Officers discovered one male who had been shot in the head and left shoulder. Paramedics pronounced the 19-year-old victim deceased at the scene. A second male, a 22-year-old from Fairywood, had a minor gunshot wound to a hand. A third male was transported to AGH by private means. The 20-year-old male from the Hill District was shot in the legs and side. A fourth male victim was transported to Ohio Valley General by private means and has since been transferred to AGH. That 20-year-old victim from Sheraden had a minor gunshot wound to his leg. All surviving&nbsp;victims&nbsp;are currently in stable condition.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, the victims were outside playing dice when two vehicles&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&ndash;</span>&nbsp;a gold&nbsp;minivan and a silver car&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&ndash; drove down the street northbound. At least two actors exited the vehicles and fired multiple shots at the group that had been playing dice. The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 22:36:37 -0400 MALE REPORTS TO POLICE STATION WITH GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4974 <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, 6:30 a.m., a male walked into Zone 3 and stated he had been shot while in the area of Knox Avenue and Lillian Way. Paramedics encountered the victim outside of the station smoking a cigarette. He had been shot in the left arm and the bullet appeared to have entered his side. He was transported to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. Officers could find no scene in the area where the victim said the incident occurred. 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;"><b>###</b></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:23:33 -0400 ATTEMPTED ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4973 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 11:10 p.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the Perry Market at 2601 Perrysville Ave., for a report of an attempted robbery. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, two black juveniles ran into the store at approximately 9:50 p.m. Their faces were hidden. A customer stopped and held one who was wearing a black backpack with white and red strips on the straps. The other one went behind the counter and demanded money from the cashier. He brandished a large silver knife that was more than one foot long. The cashier pulled out a sword prompting the juvenile to run away. As he ran around the counter, the juvenile grabbed several T-shirts. He dropped them as he ran into the other juvenile then they both fled the store.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The one who was held by the customer is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He wore a hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his face and black pants. He also had a large silver knife.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The second actor wore a red ski cap that had a white stripe around the hat, black spandex type shirt, and black pants.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><b>###</b></div> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:21:25 -0400 COMMUNITY ALERT: COPPER DOWNSPOUT THEFTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4970 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 4 Police Commander Daniel Herrmann has issued a notice to residents. Since the beginning of June, there have been more than 25 incidents of copper downspout thefts in his zone.</p> <p>While there have been a low number of similar reports in other zones, Zone 4 has the most and they appear to be concentrated in Shadyside, Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill because of the type of housing prevalent in those neighborhoods.</p> <p>&ldquo;Wherever there are copper downspouts, they are a target,&rdquo; Cmdr. Herrmann noted.</p> <p>Investigators have found no patterns in the thefts at this point.&nbsp;&nbsp;A green pickup truck was seen near one incident; a gold pickup truck was seen at another. Surveillance video captured a middle-aged white male removing a downspout within 12 seconds and a black male was seen near another incident. Cmdr. Herrmann is urging the public to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The best burglar alarm is a watchful neighbor. If you don&rsquo;t think that that contractor&rsquo;s truck should be there call 911. Don&rsquo;t Tweet at us. Don&rsquo;t send us a message on Facebook,&rdquo; said Cmdr. Herrmann. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll check it out and see if the guy&rsquo;s legitimate.&rdquo;</p> <p>How to protect your copper downspouts from being stolen:</p> <ul> <li>Use pin bolts, clamps and brackets to fasten downspouts to homes to make them more difficult to remove.</li> <li>Keep shrubs and bushes trimmed near your home or yard so thieves cannot hide behind them.</li> <li>Ensure your property has adequate lighting at night so the thieves cannot hide in the darkness.</li> <li>Incorporate motion sensors so that lights will illuminate if someone approaches your home.</li> <li>Check the perimeter fencing of your home to make sure there are no easy access points.</li> <li>Check the roof on a regular basis to make sure downspouts haven&rsquo;t been tampered with.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:14 -0400 2-ALARM FIRE IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4969 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 2-alarm fire at approximately 6:43 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 in the 4500 block of Centre Avenue in Oakland.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from the top floor of the multi-family, three-story brick structure. Paramedics report there were no injuries. Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $50,000. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:31:53 -0400 MALE SHOT IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4965 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 6:20 p.m. Zone 1 units responded to area of the intersection of Perrysville and Wilson avenues in Perry South for a call of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers learned a male had been driven to AGH with a gunshot wound to his lower left calf. He is in stable condition and did not provide many details. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:36:43 -0400 MAN ON DIRT BIKE ARRESTED IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4964 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 Officers arrested Jeffrey Byron Guyton Jr., 30, of the Southside Flats after he fled from an Officer. Guyton was driving an unlicensed dirt bike on city streets.</p> <p>At approximately 5 p.m., an Officer on patrol in Marshall-Shadeland spotted a red dirt bike and attempted to pull it over. The driver instead sped down Stayton Street. During the brief pursuit, the driver disregarded stop signs, failed to stop at intersections, drove on sidewalks and through backyards.</p> <p>He wiped out on Tupelo Way and was taken into custody. He was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared. He will face several charges.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:52:52 -0400 1-ALARM FIRE ON CYPRESS STREET IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4959 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 5000 block of Cypress Street in Bloomfield for a structure fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find fire coming from the roof, along with smoke coming from the third floor of the multi-family structure. Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $25,000. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:27:56 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN HILL DISTRICT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4957 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Shortly after midnight August 12, Zone 2 responded to the 2400 block of Bedford&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Avenue for a report that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim inside of an apartment building on the stairs. The 26-year-old victim from Garfield was&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">pronounced deceased at the scene by Paramedics at approximately 12:12 a.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, two black males&nbsp;</span>&ndash;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;one wearing all black with a hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing light jeans and a hooded sweatshirt&nbsp;</span>&ndash;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;were seen leaving the scene on foot. They made a left onto Bedford and ran toward Chauncey. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:47:09 -0400 MALE SHOT IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4956 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly before 5 p.m. Pittsburgh Police responded to the 500 block of Oakwood Street for the report of a male shot in the leg. Upon arrival, officers discovered a group of people arguing and the 26 year old victim was located in the basement of a residence. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ### &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:16:56 -0400 3 MALES ARRESTED, 3 GUNS RECOVERED IN FINEVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4953 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 12:50 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were conducting a traffic stop in the area of Sandusky Court in Fineview when they heard approximately 12 to 15 gunshots in close proximity to where they were standing. With them were three private security guards and a tow truck driver. They all ducked for cover initially believing they were taking gunfire.The officers soon realized they were not the intended targets and began running toward the sound of gunfire.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Officers observed three black males with guns and gave chase. The foot pursuit ascended city steps to Belleau Drive. Other Officers arrived and began to set up a perimeter. An additional two to three gunshots were heard coming from a wooded area behind the basketball courts. In the 1600 block of Meadville Street, Officers, with the help of a K-9, arrested Denzel Tomlin, 18 of Fineview. Paramedics transported him to AGH for treatment after he was bitten by the police K-9.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A second actor, Damon Johnson, 18, of Fineview, was apprehended without incident in the yard of a home in the 1600 block of Myler Street. A third actor, Lance Rucker, 18, of Fineview, was apprehended without incident on the city steps. Their charges include recklessly endangering another person, loitering and prowling at night, criminal conspiracy, discharging a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, and tampering with physical evidence.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A search of the area recovered three handguns. A check through firearm tracking showed the guns were not stolen.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>DENZEL TOMLIN</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Denzel_Tomlin.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 264px;" /></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>LANCE RUCKER</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Lance_Rucker.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 258px;" /></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>DAMON JOHNSON</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Damon_Johnson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 255px;" /></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;">###</div> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:55:17 -0400 VACANT STRUCTURE FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4949 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a one-alarm fire in the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue in Wilkinsburg. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing throughout the top floor of the vacant single family home. The fire caused an estimated $6,400 of damage to the structure. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:20:47 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE PURSUIT THROUGH VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS ENDS ALONG ROUTE 28 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4948 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4 p.m., Zone 2 police attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Wylie and Heron avenues in the Hill District that led to a pursuit through various neighborhoods before coming to an end along Route 28.</p> <p>The fleeing vehicle, a silver Dodge Stratus, had a malfunctioning center brake light and repeatedly drifted toward the curb.&nbsp;From the Hill District, the pursuit spanned a course that went across the Liberty Bridge, travelled outbound on the Parkway East and into Squirrel Hill, through Schenley Park, onto the Boulevard of the Allies, onto Crosstown Boulevard and outbound on Route 28. The fleeing car rolled to a stop past the 31<span style="font-size: 10px;">st&nbsp;</span>Street Bridge for an unknown reason. The speed is estimated to have reached 70 mph and at least four vehicles were struck by the fleeing vehicle. The female back seat passenger could be seen pounding on the rear windowing while appearing to yell for help. The pursuit lasted for 19 minutes and covered approximately 15 miles.</p> <p>Once the vehicle came to a stop, the male driver surrendered without incident. Officers observed him swaying while he walked and he had slurred speech. The male front seat passenger initially resisted arrest and had to be forcibly removed from the vehicle and handcuffed. Paramedics transported both to UPMC Mercy to be medically evaluated before they were taken to the Allegheny County Jail. The female back seat passenger is believed to be an unwilling participant and is considered a victim. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police not to identify victims.</p> <p>A search of the vehicle recovered a syringe, a crack pipe, and a prescription bottle that contained 30 pills prescribed for pain. The fleeing vehicle was reported stolen out of police Zone 6.</p> <p>The driver was identified as Matthew Battelle, 35, of Ross Township. His charges include recklessly endangering another person, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or attempting to elude police, DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, kidnapping and various motor vehicle violations. The front seat passenger was identified as James Cunnard, 32, of Boulder, CO. Charges against him include possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His arrest also clears a warrant from North Fayette Township.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:50:27 -0400 UPDATE: ACCIDENT ON WEST END BRIDGE LEADS TO DETOUR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4947 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">As of 4:25 p.m. the detour has been lifted and the West End Bridge is now open.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is currently investigating a vehicle accident on the West End Bridge. Due to the investigation, a detour is currently in place. Motorists coming from the North Shore will be required to turn right at the West End Circle in order to access Route 51. Traffic coming from W. Carson Street will be diverted across the West End Bridge to get onto the detour to 51.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a female driver and three juveniles were involved in a head on collision on the West End Bridge with a tow truck. The children sustained mild injuries; however the woman is in critical condition at a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:29:44 -0400 UPDATE: UPTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4946 <p>Today the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad has arrested Clayvon Jones, 30, whose last known address was in Garfield, in connection with the incident below. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of criminal attempt of homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and firearms not to be carried without a license.</p> <p><strong>CLAYVON JONES</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Clayvon_Jones.png" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:15 p.m., Officers responded to reports of shots fired and a male struck by gunfire in the 2100 block of Watson Street in Uptown, which borders both Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zones 2 and 4. Upon arrival, it was determined that the shooting occurred in Zone 4.</p> <p>A male who is believed to be in his late 20s was standing in a vacant lot along Watson when he was shot at least one time. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male who was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt was seen fleeing the scene on foot. The investigation is on going.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:41:44 -0400 ZONE 1 INVESTIGATING SHOOTING OF 71-YEAR-OLD FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4944 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Zone 1 is investigating after a 71-year-old female was shot while she was inside her home. At approximately 8:54 p.m., Officers responded to the 400 block of Cedar Avenue for a call of a female who was shot in the leg.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, the victim was sitting in a chair knitting when she heard her front window explode and felt a pain in her left leg. Paramedics took her to AGH where she is in stable condition with a non-life threatening injury.</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: 12.8000001907349px;">Officers discovered five shell casings across the street near a basketball court. Currently, there is no information concerning the circumstances that led to the shots being fired. The investigation is ongoing. &nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:36:49 -0400 VEHICLE INTO OCCUPIED STRUCTURE IN ZONE 2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4940 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:54 a.m. Zone 2 Officers responded to the 2800 block of Centre Avenue for a vehicle into an occupied structure.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered the vehicle had crashed into the first floor hallway of a three-story apartment building, damaging the staircase. No occupants inside the building were injured, but residents on the upper floors of the building were evacuated by firefighters. Pittsburgh EMS transported the driver and passenger of the vehicle to a local hospital in fair condition.</p> <p>The Departments of Public Works and Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections were notified. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents with temporary housing. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:07:18 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4939 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed business robbery in South Side Flats.</p> <p>At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9 Zone 3 Officers responded to the CoGo Store in the 900 block of Carson Street for an armed robbery that had just occurred.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a white male actor entered the store and approached the cashier. The actor pulled out a gun and demanded money. The actor fled the scene toward Station Square with an undisclosed amount of cash.</p> <p>The actor is described as being between 25 and 35 years old, approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with a medium build, and had dark scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a large gray emblem on the front, a black long sleeved t-shirt, and black gym shorts at the time of the robbery.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police by dialing 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:15:31 -0400 MALE SHOT IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4938 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">An early morning shooting is currently under investigation by Zone 3. At approximately 2:05 a.m., a male from Washington, Pa. was shot once while in the 1900 block of Merriman Way in the South Side Flats. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he is currently in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:47:26 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4937 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Robert Amend turned himself in at approximately 11:50 a.m. today at the Municipal Court Building.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the 900 block of Woodlow Street in Crafton Heights. A female victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot multiple times.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is her estranged boyfriend Robert Amend, 49, who fled in a vehicle and was later spotted in Butler County. He was able to elude PA State Police who attempted to stop him by utilzing a spike strip. A witness reported seeing Amend flee into a wooded area in Oakland Township. Pittsburgh SWAT and the State Police Tactical Team have set up a primeter and are searching for Amend.</p> <p>Additional information will be released when possible.</p> <p><strong>ROBERT AMEND</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/RobertAmend.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:49:10 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4936 <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit would like to thank all for their tips that led to the successful location of the juvenile mentioned below. She was located in the Hill District this evening and was unharmed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Missing Persons Unit is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 12-year-old Jordyn Robinson. She was last seen at approximately 10 p.m. August 7 in Manchester. Robinson was wearing a black tank top, black and yellow shorts with a Steelers emblem and white Nike Jordan tennis shoes. She is 5&rsquo;2&rdquo; with dark hair worn in two French braids, and she weighs approximately 140 pounds.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>JORDYN ROBINSON</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jordyn_Robinson.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 271px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:41:45 -0400 MALE CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4929 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police arrested Rosendo Homelio Perez Scott, 33, of Apollo, for an indecent assault incident that occurred on at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 in the 300 block of McKee Place in Oakland.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the actor assisted the female victim with carrying a heavy box into her residence. Once inside the apartment, Scott sexually assaulted the victim.</p> <p>Scott faces multiple charges including indecent assault without consent, criminal trespass, and harassment. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:15:11 -0400 MAN CAPTURED AFTER ELUDING POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4928 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:03 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police had in custody an actor who had eluded them earlier today.</p> <p>At 7:52 a.m., William Thompson, 33, fled from Narcotics and Vice Squad Detectives in Zone 2 after ramming an unmarked police SUV on the front passenger side. The Detectives were uninjured and pursued the actor as he entered Zone 1 and travelled outbound on Route 28. The actor struck three moving vehicles as he fled. All vehicles were drivable and none of the occupants were harmed. The vehicle pursuit came to an end when Thompson crashed at the end of the 40<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge ramp to Millvale. He then fled on foot into the hillside. A significant amount of heroin with a street value of $376,000 was recovered from his vehicle. Thompson was not found in a search of the hillside.</p> <p>He was later spotted in Millvale. After a brief search, he was apprehended by a K-9 Officer at approximately 1:03 p.m. After being treated at a local hospital for bites sustained during his apprehension, Thompson will be arrested and charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, and possession with intent to deliver. A photo is not currently available.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank the various police agencies who assisted in this search and capture, including State, Shaler, Millvale, and Ross.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:12:28 -0400 2-ALARM FIRE IN MIDDLE HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4915 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the 500 block of Francis Street for a structure fire.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find dark smoke and fire coming from the rear first and second floors of the four-unit, two-story brick duplex. A juvenile male was injured and transported to the hospital by Pittsburgh Paramedics. The Salvation Army was also on scene to assist firefighters and families displaced by the fire.</p> <p>Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $65,000. Smoke detectors were installed and activated. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:47:24 -0400 PITTSBURGH POLICE PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL STOP ON RED WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4910 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will pay special attention to drivers running red lights during National Stop on Red Week, August 2 - 8.</p> <p>This week long campaign aims to reduce the&nbsp;dangerous&nbsp;behavior by educating motorists about the hazards of running red lighs. In 2014, 214 crashes in the City of Pittsburgh were caused by drivers running red lights, resulting in 192 injuries and 1 fatality.</p> <p>In Pennsylvania, a red light citation will cost motorists up to $123.50 and add 3 points onto the driver&rsquo;s record. Running a red light puts drivers at multiple other risks including damage to vehicles, higher insurance costs, a potential stay in the hospital, and irreversible consequences if someone is injured or killed.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police encourages all drivers to observe proper speed limits, stay alert, and always abide by traffic signs and signals. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can also protect themselves by looking in all directions for red-light runners before proceeding on the roadway.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:41:39 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT INVOLVING BICYCLIST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4905 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a hit and run involving a bicyclist that occurred on Sunday, August 2 at approximately 7 p.m.</p> <p>According to the investigation, several witnesses observed the 16-year-old male victim ride through a red light at the intersection of N. Highland Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard. He was struck by a dark blue BMW that was traveling on East Liberty Boulevard. The driver did not stop and is believed to have turned right on N. Beatty Avenue.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian with facial cuts and a possible concussion. He was last listed in stable condition.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:01 -0400 ARREST MADE IN LARIMER SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4900 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">An arrest has been made in a shooting in the 6500 block Hamilton Avenue in Larimer this morning. Zone 5 Officers were patrolling in the area at approximately 2:30 a.m. when they heard multiple gun shots and observed a male running from the scene. Zone 4 Officers provided back up and apprehended the actor, 24-year-old Jesse Hunt Jr. of East Liberty, near Bakery Square.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Paramedics transported the 26-year-old male victim to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:12:44 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4899 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">This missing person was located on the South Side at approximately 4:45 a.m. He was unharmed. We would like to express thanks to those who called to share information with us.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR 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 Pedro Strawser, a 17-year-old Hispanic male last seen on the North Side. Strawser is deaf and has a form of autism. He is 5&rsquo;7&rdquo;, weighs 130 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.&nbsp; He may be wearing an Under Armour Superman hooded sweatshirt and black boots, and carrying an Ed Hardy backpack.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call 911. Callers may also call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>PEDRO STRAWSER</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Pedro_Strawser.png" style="width: 200px; height: 209px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:00:57 -0400 3 ARRESTED IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4898 <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> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">On Friday, July 31 at approximately 7:20 a.m., the U.S. Marshal Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force assisted the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in the apprehension of Tywan Saunders-David, 18, a suspect in a homicide investigation a 2014. </span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, Saunders-David was frequenting the Northview Heights public housing complex.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">While conducting that search, two other males assumed that law enforcement had come for them and they barricaded themselves inside of a residence in the 300 block of Penfort Street along with three unwilling female residents. SWAT was activated. Four males surrendered to SWAT without incident. Among them were Saunders-David, Michael David, 18, and Edward Phillips, 19, who were all arrested. A fourth male was not arrested.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">A search of the residence recovered a handgun and a small amount of marijuana among other items. Charges include persons not to possess firearms, firearms not to be carried without a license, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Mugshots are not currently available.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:23:48 -0400 MOTOCYCLE OFFICER INJURED IN CRASH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4897 <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-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A Pittsburgh Police Motorcycle Officer was involved in an accident with a vehicle at approximately 7:45 a.m. near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Craig Street in Oakland. When Paramedics arrived to the scene, the Officer was unresponsive. He was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition and has since been upgraded to serious. The driver remained on scene. Accident Investigations is investigating.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:28:37 -0400 2nd AVENUE CLOSED AFTER FATAL ACCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4896 <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-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Fire, EMS and Police bureaus responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident along 2nd Avenue at approximately 2:15 a.m. The single-vehicle accident involved a newer model orange Dodge Charger that was going out bound on 2nd. The vehicle lost control as it passed an underpass and hit the bridge support and burst into flames. The driver and passenger have not been identified. Accident Investigation is investigating. The Department of Public Works has reopened the roadway.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:14:59 -0400 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4895 <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;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 12:15 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to the 2400 block of Bedford Avenue in the Hill District for a call that two males had been shot. Officers encountered the victims on the scene. They both were alert and conscious. According to the investigation, both men were standing outside in the courtyard when shots rang out from a gold or silver vehicle driving outbound on Bedford Avenue. Both men ran for cover. An unoccupied parked vehicle was struck twice by bullets. The men were transported to UPMC Mercy where they are both in stable condition. This incident remains under investigation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:12:39 -0400 FOOT PURSUIT ENDS IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4894 <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; At approximately 6:09 p.m., an Officer on patrol near the intersection of Westmoreland Avenue and Joshua Street in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar spotted a known actor suspected in several home burglaries in the area. The actor, an 18-year-old black male, was walking along Westmoreland Avenue and ran when he saw the Officer. He ran across Joshua and in between two houses, causing the Officer to lose sight of him. The Officer heard one gun shot and called that out over the radio. The actor was found on the ground with a handgun. This is being investigated as an accidental shooting by the suspect. The suspect&nbsp;was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is now in stable condition.<o:p></o:p></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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:03:21 -0400 ATTEMPTED ROBBERY LEADS TO SHOOTING IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4885 <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 Marshall Shadeland. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 11:40 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Central Avenue. According to the investigation, a male fired shots at two actors attempting to rob him. One of the actors sustained a gunshot wound to the throat, while the second actor fled the scene on foot. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The injured actor was transported to a local hospital by paramedics where he is in critical condition. After searching the area, Officers quickly located the second actor involved in the incident.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation continues.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><strong><span class="s1">###</span></strong></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:45:42 -0400 ZONE 5 INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4884 <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 Homewood North.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At approximately 10:30 p.m. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Brushton Avenue. According to the investigation, a black male actor wearing black clothing approached a group of individuals and fired multiple rounds. Several individuals were struck, including a 12-year-old who is in critical condition at Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A female victim also sustained a gunshot wound, while two other victims were grazed. The actor fled the scene on foot.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The investigation continues.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">###</span></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:31:50 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN CRAFTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4883 <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 Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting in Crafton Heights. At approximately 8:52 p.m. Zone 6 Officers responded to the 700 block of Woodlow Street for multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, they found an unknown male laying on the pavement. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">###</span></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:57:28 -0400 FIRE AND EMS RESPOND TO 1-ALARM FIRE IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4882 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 4:56 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 200 block of Stanwix Street at Saint Mary of Mercy Parish. Firefighters arrived to find fire on the roof of the building. The fire was under control by 5:10 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Two workers were injured during the fire. Pittsburgh EMS treated one worker at the scene and transported a second worker to a local hospital. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:01:49 -0400 ZONE 1 INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN CALIFORNIA-KIRKBRIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4881 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 11:30 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to California-Kirkbride for a report of shots fired. Officers located the scene in the 1800 block of Brighton Place. The victim stated that his vehicle was parked in a parking lot while he patronized a local business. Upon leaving the business, he discovered a bullet hole in his vehicle&rsquo;s passenger side front door.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">There were no reported injuries. No description is available of the people involved. The incident is under investigation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:25:55 -0400 UPDATE: MALE REPORTS TO HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4875 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 1 Police are investigating after a 23-year-old male arrived at AGH after 7 p.m. with a gunshot wound. The victim and a parent were incooperative with investigators prior to surgery. He was struck multiple times and is in serious condition.</span></p> <p><font face="arial, sans-serif" size="2">Investigators believe the victim was in the area of Brighton Road and Flocker Street with a group of people when a black male began firing at the group.</font></p> <p><font face="arial, sans-serif" size="2">Investigators encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact Zone 1 by calling 412-323-7201.</font></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:22:23 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING MAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4874 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for William LePree, a 39-year-old white male. He was last seen in the 700 block of Hazelwood Avenue in Greenfield on July 27 at 4 p.m. and is considered an endangered person, having not had his prescription medications since Monday. He was last seen wearing a dark grey T-shirt and blue jeans. He is 6 feet tall, has black hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 230 pounds. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WILLIAM LEPREE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/William_LePRee.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:10:15 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING GIRL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4873 <p>The Missing Persons Unit located the missing juvenile referenced below on Tuesday, August 4. She was unharmed.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for 13-year-old Victoria Harris who is believed to have run away. The bi-racial female was last seen June 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the area of Estella Street in Beltzhoover. She is approximately 5&rsquo;6&rdquo; and weighs 100 pounds. She currently has her hair dyed brown. She is known to frequent the neighborhoods of Northside, Allentown and Mt. Oliver. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>VICTORIA HARRIS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/20150729_152226.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:30:09 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERIES IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4869 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested a 14-year-old male and a 17-year-old male in connection with the two armed Shadyside robberies on July 28. Their charges include robbery, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 10:25 p.m. on July 28, Zone 4 Officers responded to the 700 block of College Avenue. A female victim reported that she was approached by three black male actors at the intersection of Walnut Street and College Avenue. One actor displayed a firearm and ordered the victim to the ground. The actors took her bag containing a cell phone, keys and credit card, then fled on Elwood Street toward S. Aiken Avenue.</p> <p>At approximately 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of Maryland Avenue. According to the investigation, the male and female victims were walking along Maryland Avenue when they were approached by three black male actors. One actor displayed a firearm and demanded the victims&rsquo; keys, cell phones and wallets. The actors fled the scene on Elwood Street toward College Avenue. The victims went to a nearby residence&nbsp;and called 9-1-1.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:34:16 -0400 MALE SHOT IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4865 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 12:57 a.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the 800 block of Lilian Street in Allentown for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim, a 28-year-old male from Knoxville, located on the front porch of residence with multiple gun shot wounds to both legs. He would not cooperate with the investigation. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he is now in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:29:35 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4864 <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 Homicide Squad is investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old pregnant female in Brighton Heights. According to the investigation, Zone 1 Officers responded to the intersection of Fleming and Richards avenues and Antrim Street where they found the victim laying on the sidewalk. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Mercy where she was later pronounced deceased. The investigation remains ongoing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:09:56 -0400 ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4863 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:24 p.m. on Monday, July 27 Zone 3 officers responded to an attempted child luring call at the intersection of West Woodford Avenue and Brownsville Road in Carrick.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 16 year old female victim was walking along Brownsville Road when she was approached by a male in a silver pickup truck who offered to drive her home. The victim fled to catch up with family members ahead and the actor drove away toward Brentwood.</p> <p>The actor is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old with white hair and a white beard.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:19:37 -0400 THEFT FROM AUTO ARREST IN GREENFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4859 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Sunday, July 26 at approximately 2:17 a.m., Zone 4 Officers observed a male, later identified as Cameron Halloran, 27, of Greenfield, leaning inside of a vehicle in the 4000 block of Winterburn Avenue. As Officers approached Halloran, he fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued and additional Officers responded, including a K9 unit from Baldwin Borough that tracked Halloran until he was located and apprehended.</p> <p>Halloran was found to have money, a change purse, various giftcards, and heroin on his person.&nbsp;</p> <p>An Officer received minor injures when he attempted to apprehend Halloran and was struck by the actor.</p> <p>Halloran&rsquo;s charges include escape, theft from vehicle, disorderly conduct, loitering and prowling at night, receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substance, and aggravated assault.</p> <p><strong>CAMERON HALLORAN</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Halloran.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:21:21 -0400 UPDATE: NORTHSIDE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4851 <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; At approximately 8:09 p.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to the 1300 block of W. North Avenue in Manchester for a call of shots fired. Shell casings from a rifle were found at that location but no victim was discovered. At approximately 8:30 p.m., a 22-year-old black male walked into Ohio Valley Hospital in Kennedy Township with a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators believe he is the victim for which they were looking. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, the victim was on Paulsey Way near Fontella Street when a masked actor began shooting. The victim got into a white Mercedes and drove away. The vehicle, which was located on a McKees Rocks street, was also struck by several bullets. It is unclear how the victim traveled from where the vehicle was located to the hospital, which is slightly more than three miles. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The investigation is ongoing. <o:p></o:p></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, 26 Jul 2015 22:07:29 -0400 CRAFTON HEIGHTS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4849 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 6 Officers were dispatched at approximately 2:25 a.m. to the 900 block of Woodlow Street in Crafton Heights for a call for shots fired.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, an argument occurred between two females. The victim, a 31-year-old male from Crafton Heights, came to assist one of the females. Two black males came to assist the other female. The two black males pulled out guns and began shooting, according to the victim, striking him one time in the back. Paramedics transported the victim to AGH where he is in stable condition. There has been no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.</div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:36:32 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4848 <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 class="p1"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The second and final suspect in the July 25 fatal shooting of Lamar Thomas on Stayton Street in Marshall-Shadeland has turned himself.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">On July 29, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police announced that Javahn Devonte Griffin, 22, had been arrested and that a warrant had been issued for </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Keith Payne,19. Now Payne has been transported to the Allegheny County Jail. Both men are from the Hill District. According to the investigation, the homicide was the result of a robbery attempt.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">They are both charged with criminal homicide, robbery and criminal conspiracy.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><strong>JAVAHN GRIFFIN</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/852EBDEF-8587-4307-BDAB-B5BB7FA4E820.png" style="width: 200px; height: 251px;" /></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;"><strong>KEITH PAYNE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ECC12341-EF16-4725-964F-7237574765B2.png" style="width: 200px; height: 246px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:44:42 -0400 SUBJECT IN CUSTODY AFTER OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING WITHOUT INJURY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4847 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:55 a.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Reifert Street for a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, Officers encountered a black male actor &ndash; Charles Smith, 34 &ndash; that had been involved in an overnight burglary at the victim&rsquo;s home. Officers attempted to take Smith into custody, but he resisted arrest and escaped. At that point, Officers deployed a Taser without success.</p> <p>At approximately 11:36 a.m. Officer Juan Terry observed Smith walking on Roll Way and enter a different residence in the 200 block of Reifert Street. Officer Terry entered the home and observed the individual packaging narcotics inside the residence. &nbsp;Officer Terry confronted Smith and deployed his Taser, which proved to be ineffective and defeated by Smith when he pulled the Taser prongs out of his back.</p> <p>Officer Terry transitioned to his firearm and ordered Smith several times to get on the ground. Smith did not comply with Officer Terry and began taking several lunging steps toward the Officer and his firearm. Officer Terry retracted his firearm and gave several more commands for Smith to surrender. Without compliance and fearing that Smith would disarm him, Officer Terry fired one shot. The shot hit the floor, and Smith immediately surrendered, complied and was taken into custody. There were no injuries.</p> <p>Smith faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, disarming a law enforcement officer, burglary, escape, possession with intent to deliver, and multiple misdemeanor charges.</p> <p>A mug shot is not available at this time. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:13:09 -0400 IDLEWILD STREET SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4844 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Police are investigating a shooting in the 7300 block of Idlewild Street in Homewood. At approximately 3:43 p.m., Shotspotter detected gun shots in the area and Officers were dispatched.</p> <p>While Officers were enroute, friends of the 19-year-old male victim put him in a vehicle with the intent to take him to a hospital; however, that vehicle was shot at near the intersection of Kelly and Collier streets. They then drove to LifeCare Hospital in Wilkinsburg, where a medic unit then transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian. He is currently in stable condition having been shot in the arm, thigh and lower back area.</p> <p>A home on the block was also struck by gun fire. One woman was getting out of her vehicle with her family and ran into their home to avoid getting shot. They are unharmed, but the vehicle was struck at least once.</p> <p>Investigators believe the shooter is possibly a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; with a medium build, and no more than 200 pounds. He has a dark complexion and wears his hair in a short afro. He was wearing a dark shirt and dark shorts. He is believed to have fled the immediate area of the shooting on foot.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:43:00 -0400 ZONE 3 RESPONDS TO ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4835 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is investigating an armed robbery in Carrick.</p> <p>At approximately 2 a.m., Officers responded to the Burger King restaurant in the 2900 block of Brownsville Road. According to the investigation, two black male actors entered the restaurant and jumped over the front counter divider. One actor pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money from the safe, while the second actor ordered other employees to get down on the floor. The actors fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money toward Stewart Street.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both actors are approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; and between 18 and 30 years old. One actor wore a red hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants at the time of the robbery, while the other actor wore a white shirt, black jeans and red shoes.</p> <p>The investigation remains open. Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of those involved in this crime is encouraged to contact the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p>Images of the actors are not currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:47:38 -0400 UPDATE: DRIVER CONFRONTS BICYCLIST ALONG BUTLER STREET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4832 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 3:47 p.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to a Lawrencville residence to take a report from two bicyclists after a confrontation with a driver on Butler Street. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, at approximately 1:25 p.m., the bicyclists were riding next to one another but along the curb going outbound on Butler. They had to move into the street to navigate around parked vehicles. Then a blue Dodge Charger approached from behind. The driver began honking the horn and yelling obscenities. After the bicyclists got around the parked vehicles, the driver approached the two bicyclists - a male and a female - on foot. The driver pushed the female to the ground and shouted more obscenities. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As a result of photographs obtained by the victims, police were able to identify the driver, 36-year-old Fehmi Abdullah, who lives in Wilkinsburg. Harassment by physical contact charges have been filed.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:07:48 -0400 1-ALARM FIRE IN DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY DORMITORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4830 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:54 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a dormitory fire at Brottier Hall in the 700 block of Forbes Avenue at Duquesne University.</p> <p>All occupants were able to safely evacuate the building, and the fire was extinguished prior to firefighters arriving on scene. Estimated damage to the structure and its contents is approximately $2,000. Smoke detectors were installed and activated. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:49:51 -0400 2-ALARM FIRE IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4829 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 2000 block of Osgood Street in Perry South.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the roof of the three-story single family home. The structure was vacant; however two men were working on the structure. The fire caused an estimated $20,000 of damage to the structure. Paramedics report there were no injuries.</p> <p>The cause is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:49:24 -0400 GIRL MISSING FROM NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4827 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">This missing juvenile has been located with a relative. She went there on her own will. She was safe and unharmed. Thanks to all for their concern with this matter.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 12-year-old Aujinae Sherrell who was last seen at 6 p.m. today riding her pink mountain bike in Northview Heights. She was wearing a grey T-shirt. Aujinae is black, 5&#39;4&quot;, weighs approximately 105 pounds, has black hair, and brown eyes.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Anyone with information about her whereabout is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit 412-323-7141.</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;"><strong>AUJINAE SHERRELL</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/AUJINAE_SHERRELL.png" style="width: 271px; height: 422px;" /></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, 22 Jul 2015 23:45:21 -0400 ZONE 5 ARRESTS 3, REMOVE MORE ILLEGAL GUNS FROM STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4822 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 6:56 p.m., Zone 5, assisted by SWAT, attempted to serve a search warrant for stolen property at a residence in the 7400 block of Race Street in Homewood North.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As Officers approached the residence, several individuals fled on foot. Three males were apprehended and arrested on charges that include being persons not eligible to possess firearms. Three guns were also recovered. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Arrested were Thomas Howard-Goins, 19, and Aqeel Daniels, 23, both of Race Street, and Terrell Scott, 25, of Verona. Mug shots are not available at this time; however, a photo of the confiscated firearms is below.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_2168.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:09:50 -0400 SURVEILLANCE LEADS TO ARRESTS IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4821 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:17 p.m. on Monday, July 20 Zone 1 Officers were conducting surveillance in the Marshall-Shadeland area of the North Side due to recent shootings and homicides.</p> <p>Officers noticed a male &ndash;&nbsp;Damon Johnson, 18, of Allegheny Commons&nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;standing in the parking lot of a business in the 2000 block of Brighton Road with two unidentified males. A male actor &ndash;&nbsp;Tameron Turner, 18, of Marshall Shadeland &ndash; walked toward the front of the business. Turner reached into his waistband and pulled out a small pistol. He proceeded to point the pistol in the direction of Johnson when one of the Officers alerted the individuals in the parking lot of the gun. Turner, Johnson and the other individuals quickly scattered.</p> <p>Officers pursued Turner on foot and quickly took him into custody without further incident. Turner discarded .40 caliber pistol during the pursuit, which was later recovered and determined to be stolen out of Rochester, Pa. Johnson was also arrested after Officers recovered two firearms on his person. Their charges include receiving stolen property, carrying without a license, and possession of a firearm with altered manufacturing number.</p> <p><strong>DAMON JOHNSON</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/DAMON_JOHNSON.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>TAMERON TURNER</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/TAMERON_TURNER.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:29:27 -0400 HILL DISTRICT SWAT CALL ENDS WITH NO INJURIES, ONE IN CUSTODY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4818 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:06 p.m., Zone 2 Police received reports that three black males were exchanging gun fire in the area of the 300 block of Roberts Street in the Hill District. No one is believed to have been injured, but a house at the intersection of Roberts and Centre Avenue was struck by gunfire.</p> <p>One of the three males was believed to have entered a home on Roberts and SWAT was called to the scene. Four adult occupants of the second floor of the residents were evacuated; however, no actor was located. Intelligence gathered at the scene suggested that the actor may have been in a neighboring residence where he lived with his girlfriend and infant child. After entering the residence, the actor was located in the basement.</p> <p>The actor, Anthony Carter, 28, was taken into custody at approximately 11:10 p.m. without further incident. A firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was found under the baby in the couch.</p> <p>A mugshot is not yet available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:08:27 -0400 ROAD CLOSURES DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PITTSBURGH VISIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4817 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Street closures for President Barack Obama&rsquo;s visit tomorrow are as follows from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m.:</p> <ul> <li>11<sup>th</sup> Street will be closed from Smallman Street to the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bypass/Ft. Duquesne Boulevard</li> <li>10<sup>th</sup> Street will be closed between Penn Avenue and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard (except for VFW Convention buses and access to David L. Lawrence Convention Center garage entrance on 10<sup>th</sup> near Penn Avenue. There will be no through traffic under the convention center.</li> <li>French Street from 10<sup>th</sup> Street to Garrison Place</li> <li>Garrison Place from French Street to Ft. Duquesne Boulevard</li> <li>Ft. Duquesne Boulevard from 9<sup>th</sup> Street to the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bypass</li> </ul> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:41:49 -0400 UPDATE: FEMALE SHOT IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4812 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Raymon Brown, 19, of Knoxville, has been arrested in connection to the July 20 shooting. His charges include aggravated assault, criminal attempt, carrying a firearm without a license, and criminal conspiracy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>RAYMON BROWN</strong></p> <div><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Raymon_Brown.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 251px;" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is releasing video that shows two individuals who are believed to be the actors in a shooting that occurred on July 20 in Knoxville. Anyone who knows their identity is encouraged to contact Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at 412-255-8477. Click &quot;View Photo Album&quot; to access the video.&nbsp;</p> <p>Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Brownsville Road in Knoxville at approximately 12:37 a.m. for a call that a female had been shot multiple times in the chest. According to the investigation, two black males were seen fleeing the scene on foot and may have ran down Reifert Street. Paramedics transported the 47-year-old victim from Carrick to a local hospital in critical condition.&nbsp;</p> <p>A Dodge Caravan was also struck twice by gunfire. &nbsp;This investigation is on going.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:45:34 -0400 UPDATE: SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4811 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Pittsburgh Police are investigating a shooting of a male near the intersection of Minott and Sorrento streets in Marshall-Shadeland at approximately 10 p.m. Paramedics transported the male victim to Allegheny General Hospital after a police officer spotted him laying on the street. The 17-year-old victim had been shot at least once in the head. He is from the North Side. Earlier reports incorrectly stated that the victim was prounounced deseaced at the hospital. The victim is still alive.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:04:57 -0400 UPDATE: FATAL SHOOTING IN BROOKLINE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4810 <p>UPDATE: Daniel Rehll, 25,&nbsp;was charged with criminal homicide&nbsp;on August 3&nbsp;in connection with this homicide.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/rehll.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 254px;" /></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting of a 25-year-old female in Brookline. &nbsp;Zone 6 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 900 block of Fordham Street at approximately 6 a.m. and located the victim on the ground near a pool in the rear of the house. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene at approximately 6:09 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:39:09 -0400 FATAL TRAIN ACCIDENT ON SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4809 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH,&nbsp; PA &ndash; At approximately 4 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the CSX train track located behind the Wharton Square Giant Eagle on the South Side. Paramedics transported the victim, a 23-year-old male from Beaver Falls, to UPMC Mercy Hospital in critical condition. The victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:30 a.m.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:51:28 -0400 UPDATE: MALE FATALLY SHOT IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4808 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 3:20 a.m., Zone 5 received a ShotSpotter notification that several shots had been fired at 6481 Frankstown Avenue in Larimer - the location of a Sunoco gas station. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 31-year-old male on the ground in the parking lot. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. He was from Duquesne, PA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Investigators encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to call 911.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:29:53 -0400 UPDATE: MARSHALL-SHADELAND SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4807 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police have arrested 22-year-old Christian Rash in connection with the July 17 shooting of two males in the&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">900 block of Smithton Street in Marshall-Shadeland. Most recently, Rash was resident of Marshall-Shadeland.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CHRISTIAN RASH</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Christian_Rash.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" /></span></p> <p>He now resides in Allegheny County Jail and faces charges that include two counts of criminal attempt homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and person<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;not to possess a firearm.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, Officers discovered two male victims who were shot and laying on the ground on Smithton Street. Paramedics transported both to Allegheny General Hospital. One victim, a 21-year-old male from Perry North, was shot in the head. He was initially listed in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to serious but stable. The other victim, a 26-year-old male from Bon Air, was shot in the back and is in stable condition.T</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">he victims had been inside a home in the 900 block of Smithton when an argument occurred that spilled outside.</span></p> <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;">&nbsp;</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:19:58 -0400 SWAT CALL OUT ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4803 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:30 p.m. Zone 5 responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Sullivan Street in Garfield for a 62-year-old suicidal male who had access to weapons. SWAT was activated. The victim did not cause any harm to himself and was transported by Paramedics to a local hospital.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:03:39 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING 2 SHOT IN CRAWFORD ROBERTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4795 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE 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 12:46 a.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Lombard Street for a report of two males who were shot. According to the investigation, the victims were getting into a vehicle when an unidentified male approached on foot and began shooting. After being struck multiple times, the driver, a 20-year-old male ran and collapsed in the street approximately 30 feet from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Paramedics transported the 18-year-old passenger to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound in the head.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">It has been determined that the victims were visiting a home in that block. The victims are from the East End of the city. The investigation remains open.</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, 16 Jul 2015 07:01:51 -0400 MAN GRAZED IN FOOT IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4794 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:50 p.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Davis Avenue in Brighton Heights where a man had been slightly grazed in the foot by a bullet. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene. Conflicting accounts of what occurred were provided to officers. Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of the incident.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 06:58:46 -0400 ARRESTS MADE IN HIGHLAND PARK ASSAULT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4791 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Officers arrested two males in connection with the July 13 robbery and assault in Highland Park.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 11 p.m., a 25-year-old female victim reported that she was walking home when two black males approached her and pushed her to ground at gunpoint. The actors fled on foot with the victim&rsquo;s iPhone.</p> <p>That evening, Officers located the two actors &ndash; Javon Jordan, 18, of Larimer, and Antonio Maxon, 17, of East Liberty&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and recovered the victim&rsquo;s property. The weapon used was determined to be a paintball gun. Maxon is being charged as an adult. Their charges include robbery, criminal conspiracy and assault.</p> <p><strong>JAVON JORDAN</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/JAVON_JORDAN.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ANTONIO MAXON</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ANTONIO_MAXON.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:47:29 -0400 FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO 1-ALARM FIRE IN SOUTH SIDE SLOPES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4788 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 1-alarm fire at approximately 8:52 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 in the 1600 block of Arlington Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke throughout the two-story structure, along with fire on the first floor.</p> <p>One firefighter was injured when a foreign object became lodged in her eye. No other injuries were reported.</p> <p>Damages to the single family home are estimated to be $3,000. Smoke detectors were not present within the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:58:10 -0400 POLICE SPOT STOLEN VEHICLE, ACTORS ELUDE ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4786 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after noon near the intersection of Crucible and Woodlow streets in Crafton Heights, Pittsburgh Zone 6 passed a red Jeep Wrangler that had been reported stolen. Officers began to follow the vehicle but it sped off. The pursuit was terminated at approximately 12:21 p.m. as a result of concerns for the public&rsquo;s safety. At approximately 12:28, it was reported that the vehicle went over a hillside at the end of Rocky Hill Street near Hunt Street. The actors fled on foot. A search of the area was not successful.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:09:39 -0400 2-ALARM LAWRENCEVILLE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4782 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 2-alarm fire at approximately 1:30 a.m. in a vacant structure in the 200 block of 45<sup>th</sup> Street in Lawrenceville.</p> <p>Zone 2 Police evacuated the surrounding houses with the assistance of a resident. Paramedics report there were no injuries.</p> <p>The fire was under control at approximately 2:23 a.m. The cause is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:17:14 -0400 POLICE, FIRE & EMS RESPOND TO VEHICLE INTO STRUCTURE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4781 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh Police, Fire and EMS responded to a business in the 2800 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard for a vehicle into a structure.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to the investigation, a 60-year-old male was driving outbound on Rt. 51 when he drove through a bush and into the parking lot of the Advanced Auto Parts store. The vehicle then struck two parked cars before colliding with the building and stopping approximately 30 feet inside of the store.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One victim in the store at the time of the collision was injured and taken to a local hospital. Another victim was struck while exiting the store. Both are in stable condition. The driver was uninjured.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Hazardous Materials Spill Response Unit also responded and cleared the scene shortly after the incident occurred.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b>###</b></span></p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:52:43 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4774 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed robbery in Zone 5.</p> <p>At approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 Officers responded to the 4000 block of Penn Avenue at the Marathon gas station. According to the investigation, a black male actor pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employee, demanding money. The actor fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash toward 40<sup>th</sup> Street. At the time of the robbery, the actor was wearing a black ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt. He is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police by dialing 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:11:49 -0400 UPDATE: ZONE 1 OFFICERS INVESTIGATING ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4773 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed business robbery in Zone 1.</p> <p>At approximately 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 Officers responded to the 3900 block of Perrysville Avenue at Mandy&rsquo;s Pizza. According to the investigation, a black male actor entered the business and pointed a gun at the cashier. The actor fired one shot, which struck a wall within the business. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. The employee was uninjured.</p> <p>The actor is described as a thin black male wearing blue jeans, a black ski mask, and multicolored shoes. He is believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; and 175 pounds.&nbsp;Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a video.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:06:53 -0400 MALE SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4771 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:30 p.m., Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 7000 block of Hermitage Street in Homewood for a report of a male shot.&nbsp; Upon arrival, they discovered a 40-year-old male who had been shot multiple times. A small amount of bagged marijuana was found near him along with a small handgun that is believed to belong to him. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. A black male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt was seen fleeing the area on foot.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:27:06 -0400 EAST LIBERTY SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4770 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:50 p.m., Zone 5 Officers and Paramedics responded to the 6200 block of East Liberty Boulevard in East Liberty for a male shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a male believed to be in his 20s who had been shot multiple times. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. A black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt was seen fleeing the area on foot.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:24:04 -0400 MAN GRAZED BY BULLET IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4769 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:40 a.m., Pittsburgh Zone 1 Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the 2400 block of Bedford Avenue for a report of a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a 24-year-old male from the Hill District who had been grazed in the left buttocks and right thigh by a bullet.</p> <p>The victim had been outside but ran into a residence after shots rang out. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in good condition.</p> <p>Three black males were seen fleeing the scene. The investigation remains open.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:10:05 -0400 JUVENILE REPORTS TO HOSPITAL WITH POSSIBLE SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4768 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 12:22 a.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to AGH where a 17-year-old juvenile male arrived by private means with a gunshot wound to his left inner thigh. The male was uncooperative. Investigators believe the injury may be self-inflicted.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:20:08 -0400 MALE SHOT IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4767 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 11:15 p.m., Zone 3 Officers and Paramedics responded to a call for a male shot in the 1100 block of Amanda Street in Carrick. Upon arrival, they discovered a 22-year-old male laying in the street who had been shot three times&nbsp;</span>&ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">in the left hip, left arm and right hand. Paramedics transported to victim to UPMC Mercy where he was last in stable condition. There is no description of the actor or actors available. 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, 12 Jul 2015 07:11:32 -0400 TWO CONCERNED CITIZENS COME TO BOY'S AID AFTER HIS TABLET IS SNATCHED FROM HIS HANDS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4766 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Day Way in Old Allegheny at approximately 5:20 p.m. for a robbery in progress. According to the investigation, a 14-year-old boy was approached by a 45-year-old man as he was standing at a bus stop near the intersection of Brighton Road and Armendale Street.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The man, later identified as James Edmonds of Central Northside, snatched the juvenile&#39;s tablet (computer) and ran. The juvenile, screaming for help, began to chase Edmonds as he ran down Armendale. Two adult males came running to assist him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">On Day Way, the foot pursuit ended when one of the adult males displayed a gun for which he had a permit to carry. Edmonds was detained until police arrived and took him into custody without incident. The juvenile&#39;s tablet was not retrieved. Investigators believe Edmonds discarded it during the foot pursuit. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Edmunds was charged with robbery. A mug shot is not available at this time.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:36:23 -0400 SHERADEN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4765 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:30 p.m., Zone 6 Police responded to the 400 block of Stadium Street in Sheraden for a report of a female shot in the left calf. Paramedics transported the victim to Allegheny General Hospital in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:13:37 -0400 HAZELWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4759 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 is investigating a shooting at approximately 2:15 p.m. near the intersection of Masion Street and Johnston Avenue in Hazelwood.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the investigation, an 19-year-old male was walking through a City park while talking on his cellphone when he heard gunshots. He discovered that he had been grazed along the back of his neck. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy in stable condition.</p> <p>The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:13:26 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR 91-YEAR-OLD FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4755 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Mrs. Rosenberg has been located in Downtown. She was unharmed and has been returned to the safety of home.&nbsp;</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 Missing Persons Squad is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 91-year-old Shoshana Rosenberg. Mrs. Rosenberg was last heard from at approximately 11:45 a.m. today after which she was supposed to get on a Port Authority bus and go to Oakland. Mrs. Rosenberg is 5&#39;4&quot;, 124 pounds, has hazel eyes and gray hair. She wears glasses. She is known to frequent the areas of Shadyside, Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh. Anyone who has seen her should contact the Missing Persons Squad by calling 412-323-7141.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>SHOSHANA ROSENBERG</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/S_Rosenberg.png" style="width: 200px; height: 239px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b>###</b></p> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:21:26 -0400 SPRING GARDEN MAN ARRESTED FOR SIMPLE ASSAULT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4743 <p>&nbsp;<strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers arrested Robert Rave, 31 of Spring Garden, after a violent domestic in the 1200 block of High Street.</p> <p>At approximately 4:10 p.m., Officers responded to the location to find the 32-year-old female victim sitting on the steps and crying. It was thought that Rave had left the scene, but he was discovered on the third floor. Rave stated that he had pulled the gas line. As a result, neighboring homes were evacuated; however, Rave&rsquo;s threat was later determined to be false.</p> <p>Rave surrendered without incident and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail . He will face charges of simple assault. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:18:05 -0400 ROBBERY SQUAD SEARCHING FOR MEN IN CONNECTION WITH SHERADEN BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4740 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing surveillance photos from a recent business robbery in Sheraden. &nbsp;</p> <p>At approximately 3 p.m. on June 14, two black male actors walked into the Sheraden Market, located in the 600 block of Hillsboro Street. One of the actors stood guard at the entrance while the other actor robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The actors fled the store on foot with cigarettes and an undetermined amount of cash. &nbsp;</p> <p>The first actor is described as a black male with a dark complexion, between 5&rsquo;3&rdquo; to 5&rsquo;5&rdquo;, approximately 110 pounds, with a skinny build. He is believed to be between 18 and 22 years old. He was wearing stonewashed jeans, a gray T-shirt, and a red bandanna covered his face.</p> <p>The second actor is described as a black male with a dark complexion, between 5&rsquo;7&rsquo; and 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; with short hair. He is between 18 and 22 years old. He wore black jeans, a black t-shirt, and a black bandanna over his mouth. He was also holding a small black handgun.</p> <p>The investigation remains open. Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of those involved in this crime is encouraged to contact the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/sheraden_market_robber.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 292px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/sheraden_market_robber_2.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 319px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/aaaa.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 218px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/aaaaaaa.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 339px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:15:54 -0400 ZONE 3 RESPONDS TO ARMED ROBBERY IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4739 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:59 p.m. on July 6, Zone 3 Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery in the 800 block of Ashdale Street. According to the investigation, a 23-year-old male from Carnegie was robbed at gunpoint of his cell phone and wallet by a group of six males. There is only a description of two of the actors - one a white male with a buzz cut and blonde hair, wearing jeans and a tank top, and the other was a bi-racial male. Both are believed to be in their 20s. One of the actors struck the victim with a pistol, causing minor injuries to his head and eye. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy. The investigation remains open.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:06:52 -0400 6 ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, GUN CHARGES OVER WEEKEND IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4737 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In four separate incidents over the weekend, Zone 5 Officers recovered six hand guns and a large amount of drugs including nearly 1,100 stamp bags of heroin, cocaine, crack, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills. Six individuals were arrested.</p> <p>The first incident occurred on July 3 when detectives observed an occupied vehicle parked in the lot of the Target store in East Liberty. The detectives smelled a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the vehicle. The driver, later identified as&nbsp;Elizabeth Stout, 27, from Hampton Township, had her 1-year old daughter in the vehicle with her. A search of the vehicle recovered 50 stamp bags of heroin, a bag of powdered cocaine, a bag of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana, 14 Oxycodone pills, and a digital scale. Stout faces charges of&nbsp;felony drug offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment.</p> <p><b>ELIZABETH STOUT</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ELIZABETH_STOUT.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On July 15, Officers patrolling East Liberty observed a vehicle with a suspended registration plate in the area of Broad Street and Centre Avenue at approximately 12:20 a.m. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it turned into East Liberty Gardens. As soon as the vehicle came to a stop, the passenger fled on foot. One officer gave chase. The male who fled discarded a .380 caliber pistol as he ran. He was not captured. A search of the car recovered a bag of pure heroin, numerous stamp bags of heroin, and an undisclosed amount of cash. The driver, identified as&nbsp;Carlos M. Harris, 42, of Homewood,&nbsp;was charged with felony drug offenses, felony firearm violations, criminal conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, and vehicle code violations.</p> <p><strong>CARLOS M. HARRIS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/CARLOS_HARRIS.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 244px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Then on July 5 at approximately 3:09 a.m.,&nbsp;Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Enterprise Street. The driver and passenger were making movements consistent with a person either trying to hide or retrieve something. Officers identified the driver as&nbsp;Justen Chaney, 29, from Allentown.&nbsp;The passenger was identified as&nbsp;Felicia Thomas, 21, of New Kensington.&nbsp;Officers asked Chaney to exit the vehicle and he complied. When officers asked Thomas to exit, she refused prompting the Officers to physically remove her. As they did, a .380 caliber pistol fell from her waistband.&nbsp;Chaney was charged with felony firearms violations, receiving stolen property, and multiple vehicle code violations. Thomas was charged with felony firearms violations and receiving stolen property.</p> <p><strong>JUSTEN CHANEY &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; FELICIA THOMAS</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/JUSTEN_CHANEY.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FELICIA_THOMAS.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, on July 6,&nbsp;Officers conducted a traffic stop at East Liberty Boulevard and Frankstown Avenue. Officers could see a firearm laying on the back seat of the vehicle and detained both occupants, identified as Lemar Mebane, 32, of McKees Rocks and Marcus V. Davis, 27, of Duquesne. Officers recovered a .357 revolver, .40 caliber pistol, a 10mm pistol, a Mac-10-style pistol, 20 stamp bags of heroin, 1 chunk of suspected methamphetamine, 20 bricks of heroin, a large sandwich bag of heroin, and an undisclosed amount of cash.&nbsp;Neither male had a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Both were arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy, felony drug offenses, and felony gun offenses. Additionally, Mebane was charged with vehicle code violations.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MARCUS V. DAVIS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; LAMAR MEBANE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/MARCUS_V_DAVIS.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/LAMAR_MEBANE.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:45:51 -0400 TWO ARRESTED AT POINT STATE PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4733 <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">An adult male approached an Officer at the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, Downtown, at approximately 6:25 p.m. stating that a juvenile had a gun in his waist band. As he attempted to point out the juvenile to the officer, a group of juveniles ran off.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The juvenile male in question from earlier attempted re-enter Point State Park along with two other juvenile males, but an Officer told him he could not enter without an adult.The other two walked away but the juvenile in question attempted to walk past the Officer and began yelling obscenities. The Officer detained the juvenile and asked for contact information for his parents. He was co-operative. It was determined that the juvenile lives in the West End. The Officer contacted a parent and the parent sent the juvenile&#39;s 18-year-old sister, who arrived at approximately 9:04 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">When the juvenile saw his sister, he kneed one officer twice in the thigh and kicked two other Officers in the shins. The sister then approached throwing punches and yelling.Officers attempted to handcuff her but she resisted. She was tazed and then became compliant. Both were arrested. The sister was transported to Mercy to be medically cleared before she was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. The juvenile was transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. Both are charged with aggravated assault, disorderly ocnduct and resisting arrest or other law enforcement.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:04:42 -0400 VACANT STRUCTURE FIRE IN HOMEWOOD NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4732 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 900 block of Blackadore Street in Homewood North. Firefighters arrived to find garbage burning in the basement of the three-story, vacant structure. The fire caused minor structural damage. There were no injuries.&nbsp;</p> <p>The cause is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:57:45 -0400 1-ALARM FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4731 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 1000 block of Glenn Avenue in Wilkinsburg. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in the rear porch of two single family homes. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:57:01 -0400 MINOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ON W. CARSON STREET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4727 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 10:45 p.m. Pittsburgh Paramedics, Firefighters, and Police responded to W. Carson Street for a vehicle/pedestrian accident. A 33-year-old male was carrying a 2-year-old child as he attempted to cross the street near the base of the Duquesne Incline. He stepped in front of oncoming traffic, according to the investigation. The driver stayed at the scene and there were several witnesses. The child received minor cuts and bruises and was treated at Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The male had pain in a shoulder and in his face. He was transported to UPMC Mercy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">###</span></p> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:05:51 -0400 UPDATE: 75-YEAR-OLD MALE MISSING AGAIN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4726 <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;"><font color="#ff0000">UPDATE: Earl Clifford was found at 10:12 a.m. in Garfield near a childhood home. He was unharmed. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to express gratitude to all concerned citizens who assisted in &nbsp;his safe return.</font></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for 75-year-old Earl Clifford who has been missing since 11:30 a.m. today. He was last seen wearing a blue and white button down shirt, black pants, and slippers. He should be wearing glasses. Clifford has blue eyes, is approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is known to frequent Oakland, Westview, Avalon, Bellevue and Millvale.&nbsp;</p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5em;">EARL CLIFFORD</strong></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/CLIFFORD_EARL.png" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:20:38 -0400 ZONE 5 RESPONDS TO SHOT SPOTTER NOTIFICATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4725 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">At approximately 2:50 a.m., Zone 5 responded to the area of East Liberty Gardens for a Shot Spotter notification of 10 rounds being fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a shattered rear glass sliding door and a shattered window to a second floor bedroom in a residence on Blanford Court. A 23 year old male and an infant were home at the time and were unharmed. Due to the proximity of an earlier fatal shooting, the Homicide Squad was notified. The investigation continues.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:39:35 -0400 WOMAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4724 <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 2:25 a.m., Zone 5 Officers were flagged down while driving along Frankstown Avenue Homewood West. They were informed that a female had been stabbed. Upon arrival to a residence in the 6800 block, Officers discovered that a 29-year-old female had a minor stab wound to the upper left forehead. Paramedics transported her to West Penn Hospital in stable condition.</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, a small group of people were drinking and playing cards at the residence when an argument broke out. Arrested on charges of aggravated assualt was Kalynn Foster, 29, of Homewood West. A mug shot is not currently available.</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, 04 Jul 2015 07:37:00 -0400 EAST LIBERTY HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4723 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:27 p.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to a call for a male shot in Hendon Court, a public housing community off of Broad Street in East Liberty. Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old male who had been shot in the head. The victim was transported to UPMC Presbyterian where he has been pronounced deceased. The Homicide Squad has assumed the lead in this investigation.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:17:56 -0400 POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION WITH SHERADEN BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4722 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing surveillance video from a business robbery this morning in Sheraden.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">At approximately 8:50 a.m., a male enters t</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">he Sheraden Mini-Mart Market in the 600 block of Hillsboro Street. He reveals a gun, grabs a female patron from behind and forces her to the floor. He proceeds to point the gun at the clerk and demands the money from the drawer.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The actor fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The actor is described as a black male, medium complexion, between 17 and 25 years old, weighing 170 pounds, 5&#39;8&quot; with a medium build. His hair is styled in short dreadlocks. He&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">was wearing a gray pull over and black jeans. He wore gloves on his hands and a red bandanna covered his face.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Click the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link to view the video.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:44:09 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER MAM SELF REPORTS TO HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4717 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 is investigating after a<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;male victim drove himself to AGH with a gunshot wound to the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">back in the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">shoulder area. The victim, who arrived at the hospital shortly before 5:30 a.m., is believed to have been</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;stopped at a red light on Beaver Avenue when someone in a vehicle pulled up alongside of his vehicle and began shooting. The victim is currently in stable condition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong>&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:30:18 -0400 2 MALES INJURED IN CRASH AFTER FLEEING POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4716 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 6:10 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were driving on Salisbury Street in the South Side Slopes when they approached a vehicle driving in the opposite direction. Inside that vehicle, the Officers observed a known 23-year-old actor and another male occupant who was later determined to be 25. Officers knew from previous incidents that the driver did not possess a valid drivers license. Officers also believed there were warrants for the driver&#39;s arrest.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">As the Officers turned their vehicle around to initiate a traffic stop, the actor&#39;s vehicle accelerated away. The driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front porch of a residence in the 2400 block Salisbury. The collision caused the porch roof to collapse. No one was on the porch at the time of the incident.</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The driver and the passenger fled the vehicle on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, both were caught. One of the actors was armed with a firearm.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Both were transported to UPMC Mercy with injuries sustained as result of the crash. Their charges will include persons not to possess a firearm, fleeing and eluding police, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and forgery. Counterfiet money was found in the possession of the passenger.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Note: Both actors have not yet been processed; therefore, names and mugshots are not available.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:01:47 -0400 ZONE 1 INVESTIGATING AFTER MALE SELF REPORTS TO AGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4712 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 12:44 a.m., a 19 year old male reported to Allegheny&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">General Hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">abdomen. The investigation has determined that the victim and two juvenile</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">friends had been on Canter Way in Perry South prior to reporting to</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">the hospital. Objects, including a white athletic shoe belonging to</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;one of the victim&#39;s friends,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">were found at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">that location. The victim is in stable condition. The investigation&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">remains open.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:29:46 -0400 FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND ROAD/RIVER CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4710 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Many activities are planned during this holiday weekend. With activities along our rivers, Downtown and on the North Shore, the City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department would like to inform the public of various road, river and parking restrictions.</p> <p align="center"><strong>July 4th Street Closures &amp; Parking Restrictions</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Street Closures</strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Name</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">From</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">To</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Hours</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth Place</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Ft. Duquesne Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>New Penn</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 10 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Clemente Bridge</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Ft. Duquesne Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Federal Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 10 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Federal Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>General Robinson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Clemente Bridge</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 10 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Grandview</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>McArdle</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wyoming</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>At 6:30 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:638px;"> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Intersecting streets leading to Grandview will be barricaded</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:638px;"> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When appropriate, major arteries leading to Grandview (Sycamore, Greenleaf, Shaler) will be closed.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Parking Restrictions</strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Name</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">From</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">To</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Hours</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Boulevard of Allies</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Stanwix Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth Place</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Ft. Duquesne Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Ft. Pitt Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>New Liberty Avenue</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Stanwix Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>New Penn</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Stanwix</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>General Robinson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Art Rooney Avenue</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Chuck Noll Way</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Art Rooney Avenue</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>North Shore</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Reedsdale</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>North Shore Drive</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Casino Drive</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Mazeroski</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Mazeroski Way</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>North Shore</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>General Robinson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>General Robinson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Mazeroski Way</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Anderson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Federal Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>General Robinson</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Clemente Bridge</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Grandview Avenue</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Plymouth</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Republic</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 4 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Sycamore Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wyoming</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Arlington</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 4 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Merrimac Street (West)</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Grandview</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Sycamore</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 4 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Handicapped Parking</strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Name</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">From</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">To</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p align="center">Hours</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>New Liberty (East Side)</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth Pl.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Garage Entrance</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7 a.m.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the fireworks show, the 2015 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta will be a major attraction. The United States Coast Guard will establish partial and full river closures as needed. There will be a temporary no docking zone commencing at 8 a.m. July 3, 2015 and ending at 11:59 p.m. July 5 from mile 0.3 (west edge of the Rivers Casino) along the Ohio River to mile 0.6 (Roberto Clemente Bridge/6<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge) along the Allegheny River to mile .05 (Pumphouse, 330 feet from the Point upriver) along the Monongahela River.</p> <p>The United States Coast Guard will establish partial and full river closures as needed to accommodate the below listed Regatta events:</p> <p><strong>Dragon Boat races/jetski events/boat parade safety zone</strong></p> <p>There will be a partial river closure on the Allegheny River from Point State Park to mile 0.6 (Roberto Clemente Bridge), extending 350 feet from the left descending bank on July 3 from noon to 10:30 p.m.; July 4 from noon to 10 p.m.; and July 5 from noon to 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Anything That Floats</strong></p> <p>There will be a partial river closure on the Allegheny River from the Heinz Quay to mile 0.3 (Mazeroski Way), extending 350 feet off the right descending bank on July 5 from noon to 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Powerboat Races Safety Zone</strong></p> <p>There will be a full river closure along the Allegheny River from Point State Park to mile 0.6 (Roberto Clemente Bridge) on July 4 from noon to 10 p.m.; and on July 5 from noon to 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Fireworks</strong></p> <p>There will be a full closure of the three rivers from the west edge of the Rivers Casino on the Ohio River to mile 0.05 (restroom, 330 feet from the Point upriver) on the Allegheny River and to mile 0.05 (Pumphouse, 330 feet from the Point upriver) on the Monongahela River, extending the entire width of the rivers, on July 4 from noon to 10 p.m. The specific position of the barge will be determined by the Pittsburgh Fire Department shortly before the event takes place and the safety zone will be set as necessary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:41:50 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4709 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a business robbery in Downtown.</p> <p>At approximately 7:10 p.m. on June 30, Zone 2 Officers responded to the 600 block of Wood Street for a call of a robbery at the McDonald&rsquo;s.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male entered the restaurant and handed a note to the cashier. The actor made off with an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot inbound on Wood Street.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, is approximately 6&rsquo; tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing a tan sweatshirt, brown t-shirt, and black jean shorts at the time of the robbery. Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a video.</p> <p>The investigation remains open. Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of those involved in this crime is encouraged to contact the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:39:46 -0400 IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS MISSING MALE CONTACT POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4706 <p><font color="#ff0000">AS A RESULT OF A PHONED-IN TIP, EARL CLIFFORD HAS BEEN LOCATED BY PORT AUTHORITY POLICE IN WILKINSBURG. IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE WONDERED OFF AND IS UNHARMED. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND CONCERN.&nbsp;</font></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for 75-year-old Earl Clifford who has been missing since 11 a.m. today. He was last seen wearing a brown plaid shirt, brown pants and black shoes. Clifford has blue eyes, is approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He is known to frequent the Oakland area. The attached photo shows him with a full beard but he is currently clean shaven.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><strong>EARL CLIFFORD</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Earl_clifford.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:07 -0400 5 JUVENILES INJURED IN CRASH AFTER FLEEING POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4699 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4:20 a.m., a Zone 4 Officer observed a Nissan Rogue driving at the boarder of Squirrel Hill North and Point Breeze near the intersection of Wilkins and S. Dallas avenues. The vehicle was headed toward Penn Avenue with its headlights turned off.</p> <p>As the police vehicle turned around, the Rogue sped off turning left on to Penn. The vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a building at the intersection of Penn and E. Liberty Boulevard. One male occupant fled the scene on foot. Five other juvenile males between the ages of <span style="color:#ff0000;">14 </span>and 16 were inside of the vehicle.</p> <p>The 16-year-old driver was entrapped by the dashboard. Paramedics extricated him and transported him to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition. The others were transported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Mercy.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">According to the investigation, the vehicle is believed to have been stolen from Shadyside.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:49:39 -0400 POLICE ARREST 2 MALES ON DRUG CHARGES IN MT. WASHINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4698 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Crack cocaine and heroin were recovered in an arrest in Mt. Washington yesterday. According to the investigation, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Officers observed a gray Chrysler 200 pull to the side of the road near the 100 block of Boggs Avenue. The passenger, later identified as 43-year-old Ronnnell Miller of Carrick, got out of the vehicle and entered a residence. After a short amount of time, Miller exited the residence and returned to the car. Officers observed that something was protruding from his right pocket. The Chrysler drove away, the Officers followed and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Bailey Avenue; however, the Chrysler sped away. The pursuing Officers reached speeds as high as 45 miles per hour. The Chrysler came to a stop on Ruxton Street after almost colliding with a vehicle and the occupants fled on foot.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">While running, Miller removed a blue object from his pocket and tossed it into a yard in the 400 block of Ruxton Street. He was caught and arrested in the 400 block of Iberia Street. The driver, 38-year-old Calvin Gurley of Mt. Oliver, was also arrested.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Recovered items include heroin, crack cocaine, cash and two cellphones.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, resisting arrest, fleeing and alluding, and driving without a license.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Mugshots are not currently available.</div> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:13:14 -0400 CARRICK HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4697 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p class="p1">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 3 police were dispatched to Brownsville Road in Carrick at approximately 2:34 a.m. for a report of a home invasion. The female victim reported that she was sleeping in her residence in the 1500 block of Brownsville Road when she was awakened by four individuals who were all wearing gloves. She was struck in the face with an iron then the actors robbed her of electronic equipment, credit cards and jewelry while her 9-year-old son slept in another room. Her son was unharmed. After the actors fled the house on foot, the victim reported the incident at a nearby fire house.</p> <p class="p1">The actors are described as a male with a light complexion, female with a light complexion, a female with a dark complexion, and a woman who was about 400 pounds with a light complexion.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:51:08 -0400 PITTSBURGH POLICE SWEAR IN 2 NEW OFFICERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4692 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh has two new Police Officers serving the community.</p> <p>Officers Shawn Bliss and Matt Smith were sworn in by Assistant Chief Scott Schubert at police headquarters early this afternoon. Officer Bliss will work in Zone 3 while Officer Smith will work in Zone 6.</p> <p>A Pittsburgh native, Officer Bliss has always dreamt of serving the community in which he grew up. Officer Smith recently moved to the City from Erie and is excited to join the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p>After swearing in the new recruits, Chief Schubert expressed his enthusiasm that dedicated new officers are choosing to join the Bureau. &nbsp;&ldquo;This is more than a job &ndash; it&rsquo;s a calling. It&rsquo;s something we all have decided to do to help people and to make a difference in the lives of others,&rdquo; Schubert said.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Officer_Bliss.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /><br /> <b>OFFICER BLISS</b></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Officer_Smith.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p><strong>OFFICER SMITH</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:53:38 -0400 SPRING GARDEN HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4690 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 1 Officers and the Robbery Squad responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Spring Garden Avenue for a report of a home invasion that occurred on June 25 at approximately 10:15 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, it appears that a group of approximately 6 male actors, some with guns, entered the residence and struck a male who lives there in the face. They made off with an undetermined amount of money and electronics. The actors are said to have fled in a blue vehicle and a black Honda Civic. No further description is available.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The investigation remains open.</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, 26 Jun 2015 07:02:02 -0400 UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEARCHING FOR 13-YEAR-OLD MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4689 <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 Missing Persons Unit <font color="#ff0000">has located&nbsp;</font>3-year-old Kasuantae Moore.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">He is safe and unharmed. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><strong>KASUANTAE MOORE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/K_MOORE.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 356px; " /></span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:39:59 -0400 JUVENILE ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF CHASE IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4681 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A juvenile has been arrested following a brief car chase in East Liberty. At approximately 3 a.m. Zone 5 Officers observed a vehicle without headlights on run a red light at the intersection of Penn and N. Negley Avenue. &nbsp;After attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver continued at a high rate of speed on Penn Avenue. As Officers pursued the vehicle, the driver failed to navigate a left turn and crashed into a building in the 6000 block of Penn Avenue. The five juveniles inside the vehicle were uninjured from the crash. The 15-year-old driver was arrested and remaining four juveniles were released to the custody of their parents. The driver was charged with multiple offenses including receiving stolen property, possession of firearm by a minor, fleeing and eluding a police officer, and multiple other motor vehicle charges.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:09:40 -0400 DOUBLE SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4678 <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 Zone 5 is investigating a shooting that occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Brushton Avenue and Mulford Street in Homewood South. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Officers arrived at the scene to discover a 62-year-old male who had been shot. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in critical but stable condition. While at the scene, Officers learned that a second male victim had been transported to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition. He is 20 years old. The investigation is ongoing.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:26:17 -0400 UPDATE: HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4677 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">UPDATE: The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force Marshalls arrested Timothy Bazemore, 24, of Homewood North, at 10 a.m. this morning in connection with this investigation. He is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm without a license.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Timothy_Bozemore.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></span></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 at approximately 2 p.m. near the intersection of Collier Street and Fuchsia Way in Homewood. The 20-year-old victim was shot three times including one time to the back of the head. Paramedics transported the victim, who is from Homewood, to Children&#39;s Hospital of PIttsburgh of UPMC where he remains in critical condition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:42:39 -0400 SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER BRIEF CHASE IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4676 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A man is in custody after a brief car chase in the lower North Side. Officers spotted the car near the intersection of Saturn Way and Carrington Avenue at approximately 10:32 a.m. The actor was in a car that had been reported stolen. According to the report, the vehicle, a 2004 tan Ford Taurus, had been stolen on Friday, June 19 and had been reported to police until Monday, July 22.</p> <p>The case came to an end in the 1400 block of W. North Avenue. The actor fled the car on foot and was found with the assistance of a police K-9.</p> <p>The actor has not been arrested at this time. Further details will be released when available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:06:23 -0400 ACCIDENT INVOLVING BUREAU OF FIRE VEHICLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4675 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation Unit is working to determine the cause of an accident this morning involving a Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire truck.</p> <p>At approximately 9 a.m., fire truck 24 from the South Side Slopes was returning from a call to assist a disabled motorist. The truck, carrying four firefighters, was heading northeast on Bates Street from 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue when the truck struck a support for the Brady Street bridge.</p> <p>The driver and front seat occupant received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital. No damage was sustained to the bridge or the support beam; however, the fire truck was significantly damaged. &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:20 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN PERRY SOUTH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4670 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 1 Officers and the Homicide Squad responded to a fatal shooting at approximately 1:20 a.m. in the 2100 block of Koerner Avenue in Perry South. A 34-year-old male victim was shot multiple times. According to the investigations, the shooter or shooters may have fled on foot. No description is currently available.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:21:32 -0400 UPDATE: PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER SHOT IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4669 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest in the June 21 shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Zone 4.</p> <p>Ali Watts-Ballow was charged with aggravated assault and robbery. Caller ID helped identify the suspect.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Ali_Watts-Ballow.png" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" /></p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim, a 58-year-old man who was delivering pizza from a restaurant in Oakland, arrived at a residence in the 3000 block of Dawson Street. While walking back to his vehicle, the victim heard three gunshots and realized he was shot in the torso. The victim left the scene and was later transported to UPMC Presbyterian with non-life threatening injuries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:14:40 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN TROY HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4663 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Public Safety personnel responded to a 3-alarm residential structure fire in the 1100 block of Geottman Street in Troy Hill that started at approximately 5 a.m.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The fire spread to a neighboring structure and police evacuated several homes along Geottman and Province Street. The two burned structures were occupied.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Paramedics transported two people from the scene. One man, who jumped from a second floor window, was transported to a local hospital with a laceration on his foot. A firefighter was also taken to UPMC Mercy with shortness of breath and possible smoke inhalation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Salvation Army was on the scene to assist firefighters. The Red Cross was notified to assist the victims with temporary housing. At this point in the investigation, no additional information is available.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:29:47 -0400 SHOOTING AT CALIFORNIA & MARSHALL AVENUES UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4653 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. June 18 in Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the male victim was in a car that was stopped at the light at the intersection of California and Marshall avenues when another vehicle pulled alongside of him and shots were fired at the victim. He was struck at least once. His vehicle traveled approximately 300 feet before crashing into the support for an overpass of Route 65. Paramedics transported the victim to AGH in critical condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:30:01 -0400 POLICE DETERMINE KNOXVILLE SHOOTING TO BE SELF INFLICTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4648 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 4:30 p.m., Zone 3 responded to a residence in the 300 block of Jucunda Street in Knoxville for a call about a male who was shot. Upon arrival, Officers encountered the 14-year-old male victim with one gun shot wound in the upper leg. He was transported to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. According to the investigation, the victim accidentally shot himself. After searching the area with the assistance of the Fire Bureau and a K-9 unit, the weapon was recovered.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:28:57 -0400 ROVING DUI PATROLS THIS WEEKEND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4646 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols the weekend of June 19, 2015, 11 p.m. - 4 a.m. in the South Hills and West End.</p> <p>This ongoing effort is in conjunction with PennDOT&rsquo;s Western Alliance/ Team DUI Program, which consists of the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous local police departments.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Checkpoints and Roving Patrols are effective tools to help remove impaired drivers from our highways,&rdquo; says Zone 6 Cmdr. Chris Ragland.</p> <p>It is the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s DUI Task Force goal to reduce the number of DUI related incidents and make the highways a safer place for all the residents of Pittsburgh and everyone who visits the area.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:19:34 -0400 UPDATE: MT. WASHINGTON BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4645 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is releasing images from a bank robbery and asking for the public&rsquo;s help with identifying the suspect.</p> <p>At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 15 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, a white male entered the bank and displayed a firearm. The actor is believed to be between 20 to 30 years old, 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; tall and weigh approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants. &nbsp;He ordered the patrons of the bank to get down on the floor while the teller handed over an unknown amount of money. The actor exited the bank and fled south on Sycamore Street.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to the PBP Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/fnfg_mt_washington-1-6-15-15-94005-889.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/fnfg_mt_washington-1-6-15-15-94010-894.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/fnfg_mt_washington-1-6-15-15-94012-562.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 141px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:05:56 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4633 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:15 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to a call for a male shot near the intersection of Sylvania and Curtin avenues in Beltzhoover. Upon arrival, investigators discovered a 17-year-old male who had been shot in the arm and the knee. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:06:54 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING MT. OLIVER SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4632 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Mt. Oliver at approximately 3:45 p.m. According to the investigation, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the left cheek outside of an apartment building in the 400 block of St. Joseph Street. The group of juveniles she was with quickly dispersed.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where she is in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:01:52 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATE MT. WASHINGTON BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4628 <p class="MsoNormal"><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:45 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to a call for a bank robbery at First Niagara Bank, 122 Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington. According to the investigation, the male actor entered the bank and showed what appeared to be a gun. He ordered the tellers to give him cash and ordered everyone to get on the floor before he fled the bank.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The actor is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, has a light complexion, is approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; and weighs approximately 150 pounds with a medium build.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The investigation remains open.<o:p></o:p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:center"><b>###<o:p></o:p></b></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:00:45 -0400 MALE STABBED IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4624 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating after a man was stabbed multiple times at approximately 2:30 a.m. June 14 in the 1600 block of Westmoreland Street in Lincoln-Lemington. The 25-year-old victim is in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:26:32 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER 2 SHOT IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4623 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Hazelwood that occurred at approximately 11:44 p.m. June 13.</p> <p>According to the investigation, three people were sitting in front of a vacant structure in the 4800 block of Hazelwood Avenue when gunshots were heard coming from a vehicle that was passing by. Two of the three people were shot.</p> <p>Paramedics were treating the victims at the scene while Officers secured the area and began collecting information. A 20-year-old male victim from Homestead was transported to UPMC Presbyterian and has been released. A 22-year-old male victim from Glen Hazel remains at UPMC Mercy.</p> <p>Additionally, the abandoned structure and one vehicle were struck by bullets.</p> <p>The investigation remains open.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:24:08 -0400 STATEMENT FROM POLICE CHIEF REGARDING PITTSBURGH PRIDE FEST SIGHT & SOUND ZONES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4622 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay would like to share the following with the public regarding this weekend&#39;s Pittsburgh Pride festival:</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&quot;The role of police is to protect the constitutional rights of all, while maintaining public safety.&nbsp;Sight and Sound locations have been designated, and shall be made available to any groups seeking to protest. The purpose for these locations is to provide a safe venue for the expression of dissenting perspectives while securing reasonable separation between groups to prevent violence from occurring. It is the role of police to maintain reasonable separation to ensure the safety of all. These Sight and Sound locations shall be offered to groups wishing a safe location to demonstrate, and the need for reasonable separation explained, if possible.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">This statement is meant to clarify earlier reports that protest groups would be restricted to certain areas. That never was nor will be the intent of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">###</span></p> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:07:18 -0400 MALE WANTED FOR GRAFFITI IN ZONE 1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4621 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Images are being released by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 of an actor wanted in connection with a criminal mischief investigation with the hope that the public can help identify the individual.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male spray painted the front of Caf&eacute; on the Corner at 2700 Shadeland Avenue at approximately 5 a.m. May 26. Surveillance video shows a person who appears to be a white male approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; and weighing approximately 180 pounds with dark, curly hair.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding the identity of the person shown is encouraged to call Zone 1 at 412-323-7201.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 149px;" /></p> <p>More images are available on the Bureau&#39;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice">Faceboo</a>k page.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:43:44 -0400 ZONE 5 INVESTIGATING STREET ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4605 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:20 a.m., Zone 5 police units responded to a call for shots fired in the 7100 block of Bennett Street. While responding to the call, information was updated stating that a female had been shot in her left arm.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the 31-year-old female was robbed of her purse by a group of six people &ndash; three black males and three black females. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition. Though a gun was fired during the incident, <em>it could not be determined what caused the injury to her arm.</em> The investigation remains open.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:40:02 -0400 POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING JUVENILE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4566 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Missing Persons Unit is looking for 14-year-old Lamiah Davis who was last seen in the area of Black Street in East Liberty on May 29 at approximately 10:45 a.m. Lamiah is 5&rsquo;2&rdquo; and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has multicolored hair. Anyone who has seen Lamiah is encouraged to contact Missing Persons by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Lamiah_Davis_(2).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 176px;" /></p> <p align="center">###</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:13:14 -0400 MALE CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4565 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police today arrested James Veenstra, 53, of Bloomfield, on several sex-related charges against a juvenile who is now an adult. According to the investigation, the offences occurred in the actor&rsquo;s home between the years of 1998 and 2003. Investigators encourage any other potential victims to contact the Sex Assault/Family Violence Unit by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/veenstra.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:59:29 -0400 UPDATE: ZONE 5 INVESTIGATING SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4558 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Shortly after 1 a.m. Zone 5 officers were dispatched to the 7900 block of Inglenook Place in East Hills for a call for shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a 20-year-old male who had been shot multiple times. The male was taken to UPMC Presbyterian. One car was also struck by gun fire. The investigation has been turned over to the Homicide Squad as the victim has been prounounced deceased.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:21:48 -0400 UPDATE: DOWNTOWN ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4551 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:30 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to the 500 block of Smithfield Street for a call of a robbery at the Dollar Bank ATM. The actor is described as a white male wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a baseball hat. The female victim was not injured. The actor fled toward Liberty Avenue on foot.&nbsp;</p> <p>Investigators are releasing photos and video with the hope the community will assist with identifying the actor. Any one with information that could help with the investigation is encouraged to call Zone 2 Detectives at 412-255-2827.</p> <p>The photos are below. Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link to check out the video on our Facebook page.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dollar_Bank_ATM_robbery.jpg" style="width: 190px; height: 177px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dollar_Bank_ATM_robbery_2.jpg" style="width: 158px; height: 190px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:24:35 -0400 MALE STABBED IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4549 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 is investigating a stabbing of a 19-year-old male that took place at approximately 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Frankstown and Braddock Avenues during a fight. The victim suffered a minor injuring to the left side of his neck. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital to be treated. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:19:19 -0400 SHOTS FIRED AT CAR IN POLISH HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4548 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:40 a.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to Polish Hill for a report of shots fired. While canvassing the area, Officers found the scene at the intersection of Dobson and Downing streets.</p> <p>A 911 caller then reported his vehicle, a white Nissan Altima, had been shot at that location. He described the actor as a light skinned black male with long dread locks who was driving a large white SUV. The 19-year-old victim fled the scene but was prompted to stop at the McDonald&rsquo;s in the Strip District due to a flat tire.</p> <p>This investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:17:07 -0400 POINT BREEZE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4547 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:55 p.m. Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Penn and S. Braddock avenues for a call for shots fired. While en route, the call was updated to a male shot at the Exxon gas station in the 7500 block of Penn.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers found the victim beside his gray, 2007 Chevy Impala. He was conscious and alert having been shot in a leg. According to the investigation, a gray car with multiple occupants pulled up to the red light on Penn. A tall, thin, light skinned male got out of the passenger seat of a gray vehicle and attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 31 May 2015 08:22:11 -0400 VACANT STRUCTURE FIRE IN ESPLEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4545 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1 a.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 3300 block of Oregon Street in Esplen. Firefighters arrived to find fire throughout the three-story, vacant structure. It was more than an hour before the fire was under control. There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation.</p> <p>The Salvation Army was again on hand to support firefighters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 30 May 2015 03:29:50 -0400 FIRE AT HAZELWOOD TOWERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4544 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire at the Hazelwood Towers, 111 Tecumseh Street, at approximately 12:30 a.m. One female resident was taken to UPMC Mercy. A neighbor agreed to take in the victim&#39;s dog, which seemed to have suffered from smoke inhalation.</p> <p>According to the Bureau&rsquo;s protocol, all hi-rise fires automatically go to three alarms. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and contained the fire within one fourth floor apartment. The fire was under control within 20 minutes.&nbsp; The cause has yet to be determined.</p> <p>The Salvation Army was on hand to make sure that firefighters remained hydrated and to tend to the needs of the affected residents. The Red Cross was called to assist several residents with housing needs.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 30 May 2015 03:23:24 -0400 BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4541 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad has made an arrest in a bank robbery in Oakland earlier today.</p> <p>At approximately 12:33 p.m. Zone 4 was dispatched to the Citizen&rsquo;s Bank in the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue for a robbery call. After handing a teller a note, the actor fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money. The actor was described as a short male with a beard and olive complexion. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jean shorts, sandals, turquois socks, and black sandals.</p> <p>With the help of the University of Pittsburgh Police, the actor was spotted. He was in custody at 12:52 p.m. and identified as Vincent Reich, 34, of Alliquippa.</p> <p>A mug shot is not yet available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:53:18 -0400 UPDATED: ZONE 3 INVESTIGATING SHOOTING NEAR GRANDVIEW PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4534 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:45 p.m. Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of McLain Street near Grandview Park for a call that a male had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered the 21-year-old victim collapsed on a sidewalk. He had one gunshot wound to his left torso. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he is in critical condition.</p> <p>Investigators took one person,&nbsp;<span style="color:#000000;">Khalil Singletary, 19, of Carrick,&nbsp;</span>into custody for questioning who was later arrested. His charges include aggravated assault, criminal attempted homicide, and firearms not to be carried without a license.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Khalil_Singletary.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p><strong>KHALIL SINGLETARY</strong></p> <p align="center">###</p> Fri, 29 May 2015 15:34:02 -0400 POLICE SEARCHING FOR MALE MISSING FROM SQUIRREL HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4532 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Forty-year-old Squirrel Hill resident Michael Trumble is missing and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit needs the help of the community in locating him.</p> <p>Trumble has no family and was last seen on April 29 at the Squirrel Hill PNC Bank on Forbes Avenue. He is 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; and weighs approximately 240 pounds. His hair is a sandy color and he has blue eyes.</p> <p>Investigators have been looking for him but have no leads currently. Anyone who has seen&nbsp;</p> <p>Trumble&nbsp;or knows his whearabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141. Callers may also call 911.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Michael_Trumble.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 May 2015 16:12:58 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE RELEASE IMAGES OF BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4528 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</strong><font color="#ff0000">Two arrests have been made in connection with the recent robbery of PNC Bank in Shadyside&nbsp;</font><span style="color:#ff0000;">&ndash;</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;Shawn Cortez Stevens and Wade Jones, the teller.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">SHAWN CORTEZ STEVENS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;WADE JONES&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/shawn_stevens_PNC_Bank.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 243px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/wade_jones_PNC_Bank.PNG" style="width: 200px; height: 230px;" /></span></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing images from surveillance video and asking for the public&rsquo;s help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with a recent bank robbery.</p> <p>On May 22 at approximately 4 p.m. Zone 4 Officers responded to a bank robbery in progress call at 5601 Walnut Street in Shadyside. According to the investigation, a black male who appeared to be in his 40s entered the bank. He was approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo; and weighs approximately 210 pounds. He was wearing dark jeans, a blue T-Shirt, a blue Phillies hat, Converse shoes, and a black, puffy vest. He approached a teller and said he wanted money then slid the teller a note. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the actor exited the store and then walked crossed Ivy Street toward the parking lot.</p> <p>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/05-22-2015-SWPA-Shadyside-Robbery-Image_4.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/05-22-2015-SWPA-Shadyside-Robbery-Image_6.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/05-22-2015-SWPA-Shadyside-Robbery-Image_5.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/05-22-2015-SWPA-Shadyside-Robbery-Image_7.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/05-22-2015-SWPA-Shadyside-Robbery-Image_1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 165px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:04:06 -0400 BURGLARY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4521 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6 a.m. Zone 6 Officers were dispatched to SHOP &lsquo;n SAVE, 2013 Noblestown Road, in Westwood for a burglary. According to the investigation, the actor or actors gained access via the grocery store&rsquo;s roof and went through the entre store including the office and pharmacy. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:37:54 -0400 ALERT: MALE IN RED TRUCK SAID TO HAVE ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4517 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6 p.m. Monday, May 25, a Zone 4 Officer responded to an attempted child luring call in the 5000 block of Second Avenue in Hazelwood.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two female victims, ages 9 and 10, were playing when they were approached by a male in a red pickup truck. The actor is described as an older white male with a scruffy gray beard.</p> <p>The victims fled and the actor drove away toward Greenfield Avenue.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:58:37 -0400 OFFICER INJURED DURING TRAFFIC STOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4515 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:07 a.m. today, a Zone 6 Officer was stopped near the intersection of Route 51 and Crane Avenue on a traffic stop. The Officer&rsquo;s emergency lights were activated when the vehicle he was in was rear ended. The Officer was treated at UPMC Mercy for minor injuries. He has since been released. It has yet to be determined if alcohol was a factor. The Crash Investigative Unit is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 24 May 2015 10:52:18 -0400 LIBERTY TUNNELS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4514 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:40 a.m. today, a Zone 3 Officer was at the Liberty Tunnel inbound and PJ McArdle Roadway when he heard multiple shots fired and observed a vehicular accident inside the tunnels.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the driver&rsquo;s side door of a maroon Toyota had been struck multiple times by bullets. The vehicle also had damage to the front passenger side and front driver side. Paramedics were on the scene and were treating the male driver who had been struck multiple times. He was transported to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>A blue Subaru was positioned in front of the Camry with rear end driver side damage. A black GMC SUV also had damage to the rear bumper on the driver&rsquo;s side. A white sedan, possibly a Mercedes, is believed to have fired several shots at the Cmry before fleeing across the Liberty Bridge. It is believed that the actor vehicle sustained damage from collisions inside the tunnel.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 10:38:19 -0400 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4513 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Officers at Zone 2 are investigating a Hill District shooting that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. in the 500 block of Roberts Street. The male victim in his 20s was shot multiple times. Paramedics transported to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 23 May 2015 23:01:42 -0400 UPDATE: ZONE 6 LOOKING TO QUESTION BEECHVIEW RESIDENT IN DEATH OF DOGS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4512 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Zone 6 has arrested Taura Krill-McCormick, 25. Her charges include five counts of animal cruelty and one count of harboring a nuisance. A mug shot is not available at this time.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 is urging the resident of a home in the 200 block of Sebring Avenue to come forward and speak to investigators.</p> <p>Officers were dispatched to the home at approximately noon on May 22 for a wellbeing check. Neighbors were concerned because a foul odor was coming from the residence and mail had not been removed from the mailbox. Upon entering the residence, Officers discovered four deceased dogs &ndash; two Pit Bulls, a Terrier mix, and a Rottweiler.</p> <p>Animal Care &amp; Control removed an emaciated Pit Bull that will hopefully be nursed back to health.</p> <p>The deceased animals were removed from the residence earlier today.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:25:42 -0400 SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED IN SIMPLE ASSAULT INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4503 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 Detectives are looking for information that will lead to the identity of three males who jumped a 65-year-old male on Vinial Street in East Allegheny. According to the investigation, the victim was walking on May 14 at approximately 2:10 p.m. when three black males jumped him from behind, kicked and punched him, and knocked him to the ground. The actors fled on foot on Vinial toward Spring Garden Avenue. Investigators are releasing surveillance video showing the three actors walking away from the scene. Those invovled could be charged with simple assault. Anyone with information that could help identify the actors is encouraged to call Zone 1 at 412-323-7201.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click &quot;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice/videos/vb.1436747016564145/1606226139616231/?type=3&amp;theater">View Album</a>&quot; for the video.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:42:07 -0400 DOG BITES TWO POLICE OFFICERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4494 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers are recovering after being bitten by a dog in the 2100 block of Lowrie Street in Troy Hill. Officers were responding to a home in the area to take a report when the resident&rsquo;s dog got loose and bit them. They both were treated for their injuries at UPMC Mercy. Animal Care &amp; Control was notified and has quarantined the dog.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 20:50:28 -0400 ZONE 1 INVESTIGATING AFTER SHOOTING VICTIM REPORTS TO LOCAL HOSPITAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4493 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating after a male self-reported to Allegheny General Hospital with two gun shots wounds at shortly after 6 p.m. today. The victim remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition.</p> <p>Zone 1 Officers were in the area of the ramp on California Avenue to Ohio River Boulevard when they heard numerous gun shots. Officers discovered multiple casings on the ramp. According to the investigation, a black SUV and a silver vehicle were exchanging gun fire on the ramp. The passenger in the silver vehicle is the victim that showed up at the hospital. This investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 20:35:54 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4492 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating after shots were fired in Perry South around noon today.</p> <p>Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Chautauqua Street for a report of 20-30 shots fired. Multiple calls came in to 911 at the same time. Officers discovered a parked Chevy Impala that had been shot three times. The investigation determined the original scene to be in the 200 block of Cutler Street where multiple casings had been found. A home in the same block of Wilson Avenue was caught in the cross fire and was struck multiple times.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male wearing a dark mask, black shirt and black pants exited the passenger side of a possible white Chrysler Pacifica and started shooting at the Chevy, which was occupied by a driver and a passenger.</p> <p>There were no reported injuries. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 20:25:43 -0400 SWAT CALLED TO KNOXVILLE FOR WARRANT SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4491 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 3 Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 300 block of Jucunda Street in Knoxville. The warrant stemmed from simple assault charges related to a domestic involving actor Robert Layburn, 29.</p> <p>Layburn barricaded himself in the basement of the residence at approximately 8:58 p.m. SWAT arrived on scene and was able to take the actor into custody at 11:42 p.m. without further incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 02:28:26 -0400 FATAL EAST HILLS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4490 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old male in the East Hills shortly after 12:30 a.m. A large crowd of approximately 200 people were out at the time and police units from various Pittsburgh Bureau of Police zones and nearby police departments responded to assist with crowd control. There were no additional incidents at the scene.</p> <p>The victim was pronounced deceased at UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 17 May 2015 02:15:29 -0400 ARMED BUSINESS ROBBERY IN SOUTH SIDE FLATS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4489 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an armed business robbery in the South Side Flats.</p> <p>At approximately 7:15 p.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the 1900 block of Wharton Street at the Hair Day Cosmetic and Beauty Supply store.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male entered the store with a handgun and instructed everyone to get on the floor. He took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register and fled on food toward Riverfront Park. The actor is described as a large black male wearing black shorts, a black shirt, white tennis shoes, and gloves.</p> <p>Anyone with information that may lead to the identity of those involved in this crime is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 23:23:49 -0400 HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4488 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The victim in the Zone 5 shooting investigation has been prounounced deceased at UPMC Presbyterian. The investigation will be turned over to the Homicide Squad.</p> <p>Officers responded to the 7100 block of Idlewild Street in Homewood for a call of a male shot at approximately 9:53 p.m. Upon arrival, Officers found a male who had been shot at least once in the stomach. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner will indentify the victim and provide his correct age.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 22:59:32 -0400 SHOTS FIRED IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4487 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 5:16 p.m. Zone 3 Officers responded to a call of multiple gun shots fired in the area of Cedarhurst Street and Opal Way. Officers located the scene in the 100 block of Chalfont Street in Beltzhoover. Numerous spent shell casings were located but no victim. According to the investigation, two vehicles stopped on Chalfont. The driver of one car got out and began firing into a second vehicle. Both cars sped off.&nbsp; No description is available of the vehicles or the people involved. The incident is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 22:58:44 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR INFO REGARDING ARMED ROBBERY OF DOWNTOWN CAFE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4480 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing photos from surveillance video from a business robbery that occurred May 11, 2015 at approximately 10:53 a.m. at Gio&#39;s Caf&eacute;, 625 Stanwix Street in Downtown.</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male with a light complexion, standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He has a goatee and wears plaits in his hair.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor walked in to the caf&eacute;, revealed a gun and forced the clerk to open the cash register. The actor removed the money, ran out of the store and got into vehicle described as a 1998-2003 mid-sized burgundy Chevrolet sedan with a possible partial PA plate of CGS-800 or GCS-800. The driver is described as a white female 19-25 years old. She had dark blonde or sandy colored hair.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact the Robbery Squad by calling 412-323-7151.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/03_20150511092255.avi_001909922.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 113px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/02_20150511095511.avi_000018907.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 113px;" /><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/02_20150511095511.avi_000015938.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 113px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 14:15:50 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN HOMEWOOD ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4479 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A Homewood woman is facing two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty after being arrested May 14.</p> <p>On April 2, 2015 two dogs were removed from the Bennett Street residence of Desiree Moore, 24. Here&rsquo;s a link to the original press release: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4305">http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4305</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Disiree_Moore.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 13:13:06 -0400 SITE OF 4-ALARM SQUIRREL HILL FIRE TO BE DEMOLISHED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4472 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a four-alarm fire in Squirrel Hill that began at approximately 5 p.m. today. The vacant structure is at the intersection of Forward and Murray avenue. Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings; however, there was slight damage to the former Poli&#39;s Restaurant. There were no reported injuries.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">As of approximately 9:30 p.m., fire crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots.&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 Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections reports that a contractor will demolish the building tonight. The Department of Public Works will erect temporary fencing around the property and all streets are expected to be open in time for the morning rush hour.</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, 14 May 2015 21:26:22 -0400 ARREST MADE IN PREVIOUS ARMED ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4466 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 3 Officers, with the assistance of Pittsburgh SWAT, successfully served arrest and search warrants shortly after 7 a.m. today in the 1800 block of Seaton Avenue in Brookline.</p> <p>The warrants were related to an armed robbery May 4 in the 1900 block of Arlington Avenue. Arrested was 32-year-old Sean Fitzpatrick. He is the final arrest in the incident in which two others have been arrested previously.</p> <p>The search recovered several magazines for an assault rifle and two revolvers that have not been reported stolen and were not used in the robbery.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Shawn_Fitzpatrick.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 May 2015 11:24:29 -0400 DRUG ARREST MADE IN NORTH POINT BREEZE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4465 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 4 Officers, assisting PA State Parole Agents, made a drug arrest at approximately 9:20 p.m. May 12 in North Point Breeze.</p> <p>The parole agents contacted Zone 5 after seeing what they recognized as marijuana in plain view while making a check at the McPherson Avenue residence of 32-year-old Alexander Grant Brown. Brown resisted arrest by fleeing and fighting with officers. He ran out of the residence and jumped a fence on Simonton Street before falling on the train tracks where he was cuffed and placed under arrest.</p> <p>He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail. Charges include resisting arrest, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Brown.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 13 May 2015 11:23:58 -0400 CITY OBSERVES NATIONAL POLICE WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4462 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Again this year, the City of Pittsburgh joins cities across the country in observing National Police Week &ndash; May 10-16.</p> <p>&ldquo;Residents of the City and visitors may have noticed our Officers wearing black bands across their badges,&rdquo; states Police Chief Cameron McLay. &ldquo;These mourning bands are worn as a special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of the public.&rdquo;</p> <p>On Tuesday, Chief McLay suggested that flags at police bureau facilities be displayed at half-staff in honor of National Police Week, as allowed by the Federal government. The flags will remain lowered through the morning of Monday, May 18.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every day our Officers do an outstanding job of protecting our residents and the visitors of Pittsburgh. They do this with honor and courage. They do this without hesitation even when their own lives are at risk,&rdquo; says Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;I commend Chief McLay and the Officers of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and pause to salute the sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in service to this City.&rdquo;</p> <p>Six of the 273 Officers whose names are being added to the national memorial in Washington D.C. this year are Pittsburgh Police Officers. The contributions of these six officers have been lost in history until now. Their names and end of watch dates are:</p> <ul> <li>John George Gillespie&nbsp;&nbsp; 1/25/1955</li> <li>George Hofmann &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10/30/1919</li> <li>John Graham Kelly &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1/11/1903</li> <li>Edward O&rsquo;Dwyer &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7/5/1881</li> <li>Albert M Teeters &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10/22/1904</li> <li>John A. Weimar &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8/24/1874</li> </ul> <p>There were will be a formal dedication during the 27<sup>th</sup> Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2015. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live 8 p.m. To register for this free online event, visit <a href="http://www.lawmemorial.org/webcast">www.LawMemorial.org/webcast</a>.</p> <p>On May 15, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary will host a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol to honor fallen law enforcement officers and their families.</p> <p>Commanders Larry Scirotto and Jason Lando will be among many Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers in Washington D.C. for this annual observance.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 16:28:27 -0400 ARREST MADE IN BANK ROBBERY INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4460 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in connection with the May 5 robbery of Fifth Third Bank on E. Ohio Street in Deutschtown.</p> <p>As a result of the coordinated efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Allegheny County Sheriff&#39;s Office and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Larry McCoy, 57, was arrested yesterday at approximately 10:59 a.m. as he was walking through the lower parking lot of Allegheny General Hospital. He was apprehended without incident.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/larry_mccoy.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 10:30:36 -0400 HAZELWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4457 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A male is recovering from a gunshot wound to the right thigh after an incident in Hazelwood.</p> <p>Zone 4 Officers responded to the intersection of Berwick and Chatsworth streets at approximately 8:45 p.m. According to the investigation, the 47-year-old victim was arguing with another male before he was shot. There is no description available of the actor.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 22:09:49 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR DRIVER WHO DEPLOYED PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL BUS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4455 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are investigating an incident in which a driver used pepper spray on a school bus in Uptown.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 8:50 a.m., a school bus coming from Pittsburgh Obama was near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Washington Place when a driver of a white SUV passed the bus and deployed the pepper spray. Several windows were open on the bus. Many of the 25 students on the bus had irritated eyes and began coughing.</p> <p>Pittsburgh First Responders treated the students on site.</p> <p>A description of the driver is not available. Anyone with information that may lead to the identification of the driver is encouraged to call 9-1-1.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 14:37:12 -0400 ARREST MADE IN MANCHESTER HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4454 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police arrested Rayshawn Austin, 19, of <span style="color:#ff0000;">Bellvue</span>, for the April 24 shooting of Derrick Owens.</p> <p>Owens, 30, was fatally shot in the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue in the City&#39;s Manchester section.</p> <p>Austin was arrested May 7 without incident.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 14:51:51 -0400 FATAL EAST LIBERTY SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4450 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting in East Liberty that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. behind a residence in the 500 block of Collins Avenue.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 26-year-old male victim from Hazelwood was visiting family when he was shot multiple times.</p> <p>A Zone 5 Officer was driving past the area when the shots were heard. The Officer turned the police vehicle around and spotted a male with a gun who surrendered immediately. He was taken for questioning and but has not been arrested at this time.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 May 2015 21:11:05 -0400 MALE ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY IN DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4449 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 Officers quickly apprehended a male wanted for a robbery at the 7-Eleven on Smithfield Street in Downtown.</p> <p>At approximately midnight, Officers responded to the 7-Eleven and were told that a white male actor entered the store at 11:50 p.m. wearing a white plastic bag over his head. A hole was torn in it so that the male could see. The actor slid a store employee a handwritten note that made it clear he wanted cash. The employee refused to hand over any cash and the actor fled the store of foot toward Smithfield Street.</p> <p>The employee gave a description of the actor &ndash; 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, 150 pounds, blue eyes, facial hair, light blond hair, wearing a dark blue shirt, black pants &ndash; and the actor was spotted by an off-duty Officer working a detail in the 100 block of 9<sup>th</sup> Street.</p> <p>The actor, identified as Anthony Duane Riegel, 47, of Butler, was taken into custody. The bag and handwritten note were found in his pants pocket. He was transported to Allegheny County Jail without incident.</p> <p>No photo of Riegel is available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 May 2015 08:35:23 -0400 ONE SHOT DURING BEECHVIEW HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4448 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A home invasion is being investigated by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6. At approximately 12:45 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Dawn Street for shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers encountered four males in the residence &ndash; a juvenile male and three adult males. One adult male had been shot in the shoulder. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition. Police were told that two black males and a white male entered the home wearing masks. The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 May 2015 02:23:48 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE ISSUE ALERT FOR WARRANT SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4444 <p>After being interviewed by detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad the evening of August 8, Cesar Mazza has been arrested and charged with two counts of homicide and two counts of kidnapping in connnection with the May 7 double homicide of Valorie Crumpton and Tionna Banks in East Hills.</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has issued a Be On the Look Out alert for Cesar Mazza, 25, who is wanted on a warrant stemming from failure to appear in court to face domestic violence charges. Mazza should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows his whereabouts should contact the Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Cesar.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:40:39 -0400 HILL DISTRICT HOME STRUCK BY GUNFIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4443 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating shots fired at a residence in the 100 block of Elmore Street in the Hill District.</p> <p>Zone 2 Officers were called to the location at approximately 11:22 a.m. The investigation determined that three rounds struck the residence. At the time of the shooting, two adult females were outside on the porch and four children ages 2-5 were inside the residence. No injuries were reported.</p> <p>At this point, the only description of the suspects is three black males who were on foot.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 08 May 2015 14:11:56 -0400 HOMICIDE SQUAD INVESTIGATING DOUBLE MURDER IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4439 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit is investigating a double homicide in the 500 block of Karl Street in East Hills.</p> <p>According to the initial stage of this ongoing investigation, a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit Detective contacted Zone 5 at approximately 12:50 p.m. to do a wellness check on a missing female who did not report back to a social service agency by her assigned time on May 5. The home on Karl Street is that of a relative.</p> <p>When the Zone 5 Officers arrived at the residence, their knocks went unanswered but the officers smelled a strong odor coming from inside the structure. They forced entry and discovered the bodies of two deceased females. The Officers heard music that seemed to increase in volume and called SWAT to the location.</p> <p>SWAT cleared the home and did not find any other people inside the home.</p> <p>This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when possible.</p> <p>Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1 or the Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 07 May 2015 17:57:51 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING NORTH HOMEWOOD SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4432 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 5 is investigating a shooting near the intersection of Idelwild and Sterrett streets in North Homewood at approximately 4:15 p.m.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the male victim to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.</p> <p>At this point in the investigation, there is no age or neighborhood of residence available for the victim. Investigators state a gold SUV may have been involved in the incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 06 May 2015 17:39:47 -0400 MAN ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO RITE AID http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4426 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 Officers responded to the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 3730 Brighton Road for a robbery in progress at approximately 4:45 a.m. today. While enroute, dispatch informed the Officers of a description of the actor and his direction of flight.&nbsp;</p> <p>That led to the actor, later identified as 19-year-old Anthony Darius Rain of Brighton Heights, being spotted and arrested near the intersection of Shadeland Avenue and Etola Street.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a store employee was working inside of the closed store when he heard pounding on the front door. The front window was smashed before the employee could reach the front of the store. The actor forced open the front doors, entered the store, and physically assaulted the employee by hitting him with several punches. There was a brief struggled between the actor and the employee before the employee escaped and ran outside. The actor remained in the store and caused extensive damage to cash registers and merchandise.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rain is in Allegheny County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Rain_Darius.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 21:25:11 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4424 <p>&nbsp;<strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing images from surveillance video with the hope that the public can identify the suspect.</p> <p>The images show a male actor wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses as he approached a teller at Fifth Third Bank on E. Ohio Street in Deutschtown. The man entered the bank around 9:45 a.m. today and gave the teller a note. He made off with an undisclosed amount of money.</p> <p>He is possibly between the ages of 45 and 55, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, and is of a medium build weighing approximately 180 pounds. He has a greying goatee.</p> <p>Anyone with information about the actor&rsquo;s identity is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1. Callers may also call the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/5th3rdBank_Robbery_May5.jpg" style="width: 317px; height: 237px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/5th3rdBank_Robbery_May5_2.jpg" style="width: 313px; height: 231px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 14:38:35 -0400 UPDATE: POLICING LOOKING FOR GIRL MISSING FROM MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4418 <p><font color="#b22222">This juvenile has been located. At approximately 11 a.m. today she was spotted by relatives who were with a detective in Marsall-Shadeland.&nbsp;</font></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 locating 12-year-old Nakita Davis-Johnson who was last seen on May 4 at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Stayton Street in Marshall-Shadeland in the area of Kuhn&rsquo;s Market. She is black, stands 5&quot;10&quot; tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.&nbsp;Her hair is black and is worn braided. She has brown eyes and a scar on the bridge of her nose. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and blue and white pajama pants.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to contact police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/KIMG0002[1].jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 04:28:04 -0400 UPDATE: POLICING LOOKING FOR MISSING AUTISTIC BOY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4412 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The below missing person has been located in Downtown Pittsburgh and is safe and sound. Thanks to everyone for their concern and assistance.</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 11-year-old boy last seen on May 2 at approximately 8 p.m. on the North Side.</p> <p>Amari Hall is black with a light complexion. He is 5 feet tall, 92 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt with an orange Nike logo on the front and blue pants. He was not wearing shoes. Amari Hall is autistic.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Missing Persons Unit by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/image.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 332px;" /></p> <p><strong>AMARI HALL</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 02 May 2015 21:20:53 -0400 MALE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN ZONE 5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4410 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in an aggravated assault in Stanton Heights.</p> <p>At approximately 8:40 p.m. May 1, Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Coleridge Street and Brintell Street for a female who had been stabbed by a known actor. Upon arrival, Officers observed the victim, a 37 year old female from Wilkinsburg, stumbling in the side yard of a home in the 4200 block of Coleridge. The female was screaming.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim was a backseat passenger in a car with her mother and her mother&rsquo;s boyfriend, later identified as Richard Allen Santell, 47, of Upper Lawrenceville. When an argument occurred, Santell threw her out of the vehicle. It is not clear if the victim was stabbed or cut. She was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in serious condition. She has been upgraded to stable.</p> <p>In the meantime, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Zone 2 Officers were responding to Santell&rsquo;s home to take a report that he and his girlfriend had been assaulted by the victim. The evidence did not support that version of events.</p> <p>Santell was arrested and transported to Allegheny County Jail without incident. His charges include aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person. At this time, no photo of Santell is available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 02 May 2015 08:46:32 -0400 JUVENILE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH LINCOLN PLACE FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4409 <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 Arson Squad has arrested a 10-year-old juvenile in connection with a fire at the juvenile&rsquo;s home in Lincoln Place at approximately 2 p.m. today. No one was harmed in the fire, which caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the structure. The female juvenile is currently in Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">###<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> Fri, 01 May 2015 20:05:40 -0400 UPDATE: ZONE 1 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING NEAR AGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4405 <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; An arrest has been made in the April 29, 2015 shooting of a juvenile near the intersection of James and Knoll streets in the East Allegheny section of the North Side.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The 18-year-old male juvenile from the North Side was positively identified and arrested April 30. He will face charges of discharging a firearm, aggravated assault, criminal attempt, recklessly endangering another person and propulsion of missiles.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, a blue Pontiac Vibe drove past a small group of juveniles near the intersection. Words were exchanged between the three black male occupants of the vehicle and the group. One occupant of the car fired several rounds striking a male juvenile in the back twice. A bullet also struck the occupied vehicle that was passing by. The occupant of that car was not injured.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:51:56 -0400 SHERIDAN SWAT SITUATION ENDS PEACEFULLY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4403 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police SWAT was called to assist Zone 6 Officers this morning with a domestic situation in the 2700 block of Bergman Street in Sheraden.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the female victim said that she and her boyfriend got into an argument that began around 7 a.m. At some point, her boyfriend fired a gun inside the home and threatened her with the weapon. One of her three children left the home to go to school. A second was sent to a neighbor. She was about to come up with an excuse that a neighbor had clothes for the children; however, the third child remained with her boyfriend.</p> <p>The woman called 911 and Zone 6 Officers responded and SWAT was called to the scene at approximately 9:20 a.m. The actor, identified as Dock Markenus Fielder, 20, surrendered and was taken into custody after SWAT called for him to come out of the residence. The one-year-old infant was unharmed and there were no other reported injuries. &nbsp;</p> <p>During the sweep of the residence, the firearm was recovered.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dock_Markenus_Fielder.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:45:07 -0400 NO INJURIES IN ELLIOT FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4401 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A one-alarm fire in the 700 block of Lorenz Avenue in Elliott is under investigation. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 8:29 a.m. on April 28.</p> <p>An off-duty firefighter spotted the fire and reported it to the nearby fire station.</p> <p>Damages to the three-unit, wood frame structure is estimated to be $1,000. Smoke detectors were installed and were activated. There were no injuries.</p> <p>The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:52:44 -0400 GREENFIELD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4400 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two people were injured in a one-alarm &nbsp;fire in the 500 block of Greenfield Avenue in Greenfield at approximately 4:20 a.m. today.</p> <p>Upon arrival, firefighters saw light smoke coming from the upper floor of the structure. Paramedics transported two male occupants &ndash; a father and son - to a local hospital. The son had serious burns on his body and the father was treated for smoke inhalation.</p> <p>Estimated damage to the single family, 2 1/2-story frame structure and its contents is approximately $20,000. Smoke detectors were installed and were activated.</p> <p>The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:08:05 -0400 MAN CHARGED IN APRIL 2014 HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4399 <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Justin<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span class="il">Bonner</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>today.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span class="il">Bonner</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>is being charged with the April 18, 2014 homicide of Leonard Young, 33 from Larimer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Young was found fatally shot in a vehicle in a parking lot at the intersection of Paulson Avenue and Mayflower Street.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span class="il"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Bonner</span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, 18, was apprehended at a home in the West End section of Pittsburgh.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/justin_bonner.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" /></span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><strong>JUSTIN BONNER</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 13.5pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:03:16 -0400 ZONE 3 INVESTIGATING SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4393 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:40 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Officers responded to the 500 block of E. Warrington Avenue in Mt. Washington for reports of a male who was shot. It is unclear where the shooting occurred. The 18-year-old victim from Allentown was taken to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition. He sustained a gunshot wound to the upper thigh and a grazing wound to the knee. The investigation is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:51:22 -0400 UPPER HILL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4392 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:30 p.m. the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 responded to a shooting in the 3400 block of Ridgway Street in the Upper Hill District. According to the investigation, three males were in a vehicle near the intersection of Ridgway and Monroe Street when they were approached by another male who had a firearm.</p> <p>The 23-year-old driver at some point was outside of the vehicle when the actor shot him twice in the torso and thigh. He self-reported to UPMC Presbyterian where he was in serious but stable condition.</p> <p>A 24-year-old passenger was unharmed. A 16-year-old passenger was also unharmed but was found to have an undisclosed amount of heroin on his person. He was arrested on drug charges and transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.</p> <p>The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:41:23 -0400 FEMALE SHOT IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4389 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 is investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Flowers Avenue in Hazelwood at approximately 11:37 a.m. today. A 35-year-old woman who lives in the area was talking and alert when she was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound above her left knee.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police by calling 9-1-1.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:35:18 -0400 1 FIREARM RECOVERED, 2 MALES ARRESTED IN MEXICAN WAR STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4385 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; As a result of input from several citizens, two arrests were made and a firearm was removed from the streets.</p> <p>At approximately 8:19 p.m. April 26, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to E. Jefferson Street in the Mexican War Streets for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that two black males, one wearing gray and the other wearing blue, were seen running on E. Jefferson Street toward the Zone 1 station.</p> <p>Another citizen informed Officers that two males who matched the description were seen fleeing toward Brighton Road. Another citizen informed Officers that the males were seen running south bound on Drovers Way. It was there that Officers encountered the actors and instructed them to stop and show their hands. One male continued running. Officers could see a bulge on his waist-band. As he ran, Officers observed the male take a gun from his waist-band and throw it on top of a garage. When he realized he was surrounded by Officers, he surrendered. It was determined that he is a 17-year-old juvenile from Central Northside. He was transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. The firearm was recovered.</p> <p>The second male was reported to have been seen running from N. Taylor Street toward Manchester. Officers were able to apprehend him without incident. That male, Sir-John Withrow, was found to have a warrant from the Board of Probation and Parole. He was arrested on the outstanding warrant. No additional charges were filed. No photo is available at this time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:50:46 -0400 MALE SHOT IN MANCHESTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4384 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of Page Street in Manchester that occurred April 26 at approximately 10 p.m.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered a 20-year-old male victim inside of a residence who had been shot multiple times in the right side of his trunk and buttocks. &nbsp;Paramedics transported the victim to AGH where he was listed in serious condition.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:18:52 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4383 <p><span style="color:#b22222;">This missing juvenile has been located and is safe and unharmed. Please discontinue this announcement. Thank you for your assistance.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public&rsquo;s assistance in locating Rashi Dennis, 12, who was last seen on April 26 in Sheridan at approximately 7 p.m. Rashi Dennis is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 4 feet tall and weighs 78 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and cut off jean shorts. Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Rashi Dennis to contact Pittsburgh Police by calling 911 or the Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Rashi_Dennis.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 356px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:29:32 -0400 MALE DOA IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4382 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and EMS were called to Trimber Way in Perry South at approximately&nbsp;8 a.m.&nbsp;for a male found unresponsive on the street. Paramedics pronounced the white male deceased at the scene. The cause and manner of death are yet to be determined.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:12:52 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN MANCHESTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4381 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting in the 1300 block of Columbus Avenue in Manchester.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 9 p.m., the male victim was standing on the sidewalk outside of a white GMC Yukon that he was driving when another black male approached from the direction of Fulton Street and fired one shot. The shooter continued walking in the direction of Manhattan Street. Three others were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. No one else was injured.</p> <p>It is believed that the victim may have called 911. He got back into the driver&rsquo;s seat and was pronounced dead on the scene.</p> <p>The Allegheny County Medical Examiner will positively identify the deceased.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:35:40 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4380 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a 3-alarm fire April 23 at 623 Devonshire Street in Shadyside. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation. The fire caused an estimated $250,000 of damage to the vacant structure that was undergoing renovations. There were no injuries reported.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:28:39 -0400 2 ARRESTED IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4379 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 arrested two men today in Perry South on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property, and persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control or sell a firearm.</p> <p>At approximately 10:20 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the area of Chester Avenue for two black males who had possibly stolen landscaping equipment. While en route to this call, another call was dispatched for shots fired in the area of N. Charles Street and Wilson Avenue. The shooters were described as two black males, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.</p> <p>Responding Officers saw two black males matching this description running down Holyoke Street. Both males ran onto W. Burgess Street and then onto Wilson Avenue, then onto an alley between Wilson and Holyoke Street. Officers secured a perimeter around the area and continued searching for the men.</p> <p>They were found to be hiding in a shed. One male, identified as Richard White, 50, of Marshall-Shadeland, obeyed orders to come out of the shed and was arrested. After several more commands were given, the second male, Jeffrey Barnett, 55, of Scott Township, came out of the shed and surrendered.</p> <p>A firearm that had been reported stolen was discovered inside of the shed. The investigation will determine if the firearm was used in the call for shots fired that occurred in the area.</p> <p>No photographs are available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:16:21 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4373 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating shots fired in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in Marshall-Shadeland.</p> <p>According to the investigation, no one was struck by gun fire; however, a car the contained a 21-year-old mother and her 5-month old infant was struck. The shooter is believed to be a light-skinned black male with a mustache who has a medium build. He is believed to have been wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black or blue pants.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this situation is encouraged to contact police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:05:22 -0400 TWO MALES SHOT IN OAKLAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4370 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a double shooting in the 3000 block of Ward Street in Oakland. According to the investigation, at approximately 8:15 p.m. April 22, Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the scene where two males had been shot. One was lying on the sidewalk and the other was lying in the street.</p> <p>The male who was on the sidewalk was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male was transported to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>This is an ongoing investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:29:21 -0400 WOMAN GRAZED BY BULLET IN KNOXVILLE HOME http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4369 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately&nbsp;</span><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">9:55 p.m.,</a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;Zone 3 Officers responded to a home in the 100 block of&nbsp;</span><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Jucunda Street</a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;for reports of a woman who had been shot.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, a bullet entered a back window of the residence and grazed the female victim who was sitting on the couch. The victim was only grazed and was transported to UPMC Mercy where she was treated and released.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The investigation continues.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:30:02 -0400 BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4368 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone&nbsp; 3 is investigating a shooting in Beltzhoover.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 2:30 a.m. April 22 Officers were flagged down by a citizen near the Zone 3 station who informed them of hearing gun shots. Upon notifying 911, Officers were informed that a caller reported hearing gun shots near Sylvania Avenue.</p> <p>Officers were flagged down by the 28-year-old male victim in the 500 block of Sylvania. He had been shot in the leg. The witness stated that he got into an argument with a male and the two struggled over his gun. During the struggle, his weapon discharged five times. He described the actor as being a black male who is approximately 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;.</p> <p>The actor then stole the victim&rsquo;s vehicle. Officers quickly recovered the vehicle, which had been vacated in the 200 block of Arabella Street. There was blood on the outside of the front passenger door and inside the vehicle. Officers searched the area for the actor with negative results.</p> <p>The victim was transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:30:47 -0400 DOUBLE SHOOTING IN THE HILL DISTINCT UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4361 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh Pa- The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a double shooting at a bar in the 2400 block of Webster at approximately 9:00 PM Tuesday April 21, 2015.</p> <p>There were two (2) victims shot during this incident, a thirty-seven (37) year old man from the Hill District, he was transported to UPMC Mercy by Pittsburgh Paramedics suffering from a gunshot wound to the elbow and thigh. This victim is in stable condition. &nbsp;</p> <p>The second victim, a thirty-five (35) year old man from the Hill District also, was transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital by Pittsburgh Paramedics suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso area, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.</p> <p>According to the preliminary investigation initiated by Homicide Detectives, there was an argument between an unidentified male and one of the victims and that is when the gun fire erupted. Homicide Investigators encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact them directly at (412) 323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:36:27 -0400 UPDATE: Rash of Heroin Overdoses in the City http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4339 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;Police and Medical personnel were dispatched to 4 heroin overdoses over the past 4 hours. Officers were responded to Rinne Street in Arlington Heights, Madeline Street and Brownville Road in Carrick and W. Liberty Avenue in Brookline for the incidents. Three of the victims have responded positively to on-scene medical efforts; however, one patient was transported to UPMC Mercy where medical personnel pronounced him DOA.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"> A fifth overdose has been reported on Woodville Avenue in the West End at 8:30 p.m. The patient is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital. </span></p> <p>Uniform personnel, in conjunction with Homicide detectives and the Narcotics and Vice Units, are currently investigating.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ###</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:51:17 -0400 UPDATE: SHADYSIDE BUSINESSES VICTIMS OF VANDALISM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4336 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Video surveillance is now available showing one suspected actor from a vandalism spree that resulted in the windows of 5 or 6 businesses being smashed.</p> <p>Additionally 6 individuals were identified that evening as possibly being connected with the incident. Police are continuing to collect and review video surveillance and other evidence related to incident. No arrests have yet been made.</p> <p>Follow the View Photo Album link to the bureau&#39;s Facebook page to see the video. This video shows one male running behind the Walnut Street Mall building into a City parking lot while the legs of other individuals all dressed &nbsp;in black can also be seen.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:16:18 -0400 Police Alert for Pirate Home Opener http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4332 <p><strong>PITTSBURGH</strong> &ndash; During the Pirates Home Opener the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police cautions citizens to be alert of their surroundings particularly when parking in large unattended parking lots, parking garages and on secluded streets on the Northside and other locations. Remember to secure your valuable items by locking your doors and windows and putting items out of plain view to any would be thief. If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-theft device it should be used. This will help deter thieves from targeting your vehicle. A thief locks for the easiest target with the least resistance. If you see a suspicious person(s) lurking around unattended vehicles, call 911. It takes less than 30 seconds for a thief to break into your vehicle and steal your valuables...it takes 20 seconds for you to secure your valuables. &nbsp;<strong>REMEMBER DON&rsquo;T BE A VOLUNTEER VICTIM!!! &ldquo;REMOVE IT OR LOSE IT&rdquo;</strong></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:49:12 -0400 HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4327 <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 Zone 5 is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. in Homewood. According to the investigation, a Shotspotter notification alerted Officers that shots had been fired in the 6900 block of Susquehanna Street. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a shoe. The 29-year-old male victim from Braddock was discovered as he staggered in the street near the intersection of Hamilton and Dallas avenues. He had been shot multiple times in the chest, back and face. He was transported to UPMC Presby in critical condition.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:15:45 -0400 INVESTIGATION LAUNCH TO DETERMINE IDENTITY OF CALLER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4325 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police received a phone call at headquarters from a male who stated that he had stabbed his 12-year-old son.</p> <p>The address he gave on Courtright Street in Marshall-Shadeland did not exist. As police and SWAT responded to the location, they were able to determine that the man in question had a son with a woman who lives in the 1200 block of Courtright Street.&nbsp;</p> <p>The female responded to hails from SWAT to vacate the structure. She informed investigators that her ex-boyfriend lives in Penn Hills and that they have a 4-year-old son together. The structure was searched and it was confirmed that the father and child were not inside.</p> <p>Penn Hills Police were notified about an address in their jurisdiction where the father was known to reside. Media outlets wanting additional information about the actions of the Penn Hills Police should contact the Penn Hills or Allegheny County Police departments.</p> <p>At this point, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating to determine who placed the original call to headquarters. It is possible that charges of causing or risking a catastrophe and/or harassment by communications might be filed.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:42:32 -0400 3-ALARM FIRE AFFECTS 3 HOMES IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4310 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a 3-alarm fire that began around 3:45 a.m. in a home in the 7300 block of Idlewild Street in Homewood. The fire spread to two homes - one to the left and another to the right of the structure. The female occupant of the home where the fire originated was not home at the time. The residents of the other homes all escaped without injury.</p> <p>The Salvation Army was present &nbsp;to support both the firefighters and the affected residents. The Red Cross assisted five individuals with temporary housing.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:39:29 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING 2 SHOOTINGS WITH 4 VICTIMS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4306 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two shootings in the Hill District.</p> <p>At approximately 5:20 p.m. today, a Zone 2 Officer was in the station&rsquo;s parking lot when shots were heard nearby on Dinwiddie Street. When Officers arrived at the scene, a gray Volvo was on Wick Street. It had been shot several times. Three male occupants had fled the vehicle. Two were on Dinwiddie. One, later identified as the driver, was on Kearney Way and had sustained a fatal gunshot wound to his torso.</p> <p>During the processing of the scene, 21-year-old Aaron Myrick of Carrick attempted to enter the taped off crime scene and ignored commands from Officers to stay back. One Officer was knocked to the ground and another Officer Tased him. He was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>The Homicide Unit is investigating this incident.</p> <p>Another male shooting victim was discovered outside in the 200 block of Burrows Street in Oak Hill at approximately the same time. The injuries to his lower back were possibly caused by fragments. Zone 2 is investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:08:43 -0400 UPDATE: 2 PIT BULLS RESCUED FROM HOME http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4305 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; <span style="color:#ff0000;">One of two dogs rescued from a house in Homewood yesterday was so severely ill that it had to be put down. The other remains</span> on the road to recovery thanks to an anonymous call from a concerned citizen.</p> <p>Zone 5 Officers responded to a home in the 7200 block of Bennett Street in Homewood on Thursday, April 2 at approximately 5 p.m. The Officers called Animal Care and Control and the Animal Rescue League to the scene.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two dogs had been inside of a second-floor apartment for at least three weeks while no one was seen coming or going to tend to their needs. Officers arrived to find the door to the apartment was unlocked. Inside they first encountered a friendly but severely emaciated female pit bull mix. Dog feces were everywhere. The second dog, a blue male pit bull, was discovered in the attic behind a door that appeared to have been barricaded shut. This dog was too weak to stand&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">and had to be put down</span>.</p> <p>The dogs were removed from the home and are currently being nursed back to health at the Animal Rescue League. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating. Videos are available on the Public Safety Department&#39;s Facebook page.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Male_Pit_Bennett_St.JPG" style="width: 264px; height: 198px;" /></p> <p><strong>MALE PIT BULL&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:27:12 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR ACTOR IN CONNECTION WITH RETAIL THEFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4297 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the female actor wanted in connection with a theft at the Rite Aide at 5633 Baum Blvd. Images of the female were captured by security cameras as she pushed a cart through the story at approximately 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 2015. She walked past the cashier and out the store with several items for which she did not pay. The actor is described as a middle-age white female, 5&rsquo;4&rdquo;, approximately 125 pounds with light color hair.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Zone 5 Police Station at 412-665-3605.</p> <p>Follow the link to view the&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">surveillance<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span>video on the PBP&#39;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:28:02 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4294 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A 26-year old black male was shot multiple times while sitting in his vehicle on Amanda Street in Allentown. A Zone 3 Police Officer in the area heard rapid gunfire at approximately 3:20 a.m. and a responding Officer came across the victim as the victim stood outside of the vehicle and flagged down the Officer. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Mercy where he is in critical condition. His last known address is in Mt. Washington.</p> <p>A silver Chrysler 300 was seen leaving the scene.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:26:25 -0400 ACTOR IN SOUTH SIDE PACKAGE THEFT TO BE ARRESTED VIA SUMMONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4289 <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> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>Private citizens and Port Authority Police assisted Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 in identifying and locating a woman who was shown in a surveillance video taking packages from the front of a home on South 13th Street.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Private citizens notified police that the actor was spotted getting onto a Port Authority Bus on Arlington Avenue. The woman, later identified as 40-year-old Lisa Carr from Carrick, was with the child she was seen with in the surveillance video - a child that she babysits.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">After being interviewed at the Zone 3 police station, it was determined that Carr would be arrested via summons.&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> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:18:15 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4288 <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-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 is investigating a shooting that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at a home near the intersection of Bryn Mawr Road and Camp St. in the Upper Hill.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">According to the investigation, a 20-year-old male was shot in the mouth. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in critical condition. Investigators are working to determine the nature of the shooting.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>###</b></div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:13:54 -0400 MAN WITH KNIFE HOLDS UP STORE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4281 <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 Robbery Squad is investigating an armed robbery at Elliott&rsquo;s Town Market, 928 Chartiers Ave. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">A white male armed with a knife held up the store at approximately 4:20 p.m. on March 29. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black mask and black gloves. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">He exited the store and walked left on Chartiers toward Marlow Street. He took an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries. Surveillance video is not yet available. <o:p></o:p></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, 29 Mar 2015 17:50:17 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN ANDRE GRAY HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4273 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Hubert Wingate, 30, of Homewood has been charged in the homicide of Andre Gray.</p> <p>Gray, 34, was reported missing from his Lawrenceville home on October 25, 2014.</p> <p>Wingate faces charges of criminal homicide, former felon or persons not to possess/use/manufacture/control of a firearms, arson, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, cruelty to animals, tampering with/fabricating physical evidence; and abuse of corpse.</p> <p>Gray suffered a fatal gunshot wound.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Hubert_Wingate.jpg" style="width: 248px; height: 331px;" /></p> <p><strong>HUBERT WINGATE</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:33:44 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING THEFT IN FINE VIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4272 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to caution residents, especially senior citizens, about opening their doors to individuals posing as sales people or utility workers.</p> <p>If you did not call a company for any specific type of service, please take a moment to call the company in question to verify if a representative was sent to your address before allowing anyone to enter your residence.&nbsp;Utility company employees always have proper credentials displayed in plain view that shows the name of their company along with a photo ID.&nbsp;If you are hesitant or fearful, do not answer the door. Please call 911.</p> <p>One recent case occured on Thursday, March 26 at approximately 11:55 a.m., Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Lafayette Avenue in Fine View for a theft report. According to the investigation, at approximately 11:25 a.m., a white male knocked on the door stating he was from the water department and needed to check the pipes in the house.</p> <p>The male, who was wearing gloves, was approximately 35 to 45 years old, 5&#39;6&quot;, medium built, with a grayish scruffy beard.</p> <p>While inside the home, the man took an undisclosed amount of money, four wedding rings, and a credit card.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:14:33 -0400 ONE MISSING PERSON CASE NOW DECLARED A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION, ANOTHER NEARING CLOSURE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4271 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Major Crimes made announcements this evening regarding two missing person cases that have been under investigation for several months. The bodies of Andre Gray and Paul Kochu have both been found down steam in the Ohio River in West Virginia.</p> <p>Gray, 34, was reported missing October 25, 2014 by his mother, Victoria Gray after numerous failed attempts to contact him. Search parties were formed and detectives diligently searched for Gray. All leads had been exhausted. Then, on March 20, 2015, Brook County Sheriffs Office and Follansbee Police Department responded to the Market Street Bridge over the Ohio River where a body was recovered near a barge. The victim was taken to Charleston, West Virginia, where he was positively identified as Gray.</p> <p>On March 25, Brook County notified the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police of the positive identification and their preliminary ruling of homicide resulting from a gunshot wound.</p> <p>&ldquo;This case is now actively being investigated by our Homicide Unit,&rdquo; said Major Crimes Cmdr. RaShall Brackney.</p> <p>Gray&rsquo;s dog has not been found.</p> <p>Gray&rsquo;s family was present at the announcement.</p> <p>&ldquo;Thank God for bringing my son home,&rdquo; said Gray&rsquo;s mother Victoria Gray. &ldquo;Now I can begin my closure process. It&rsquo;s been a long time coming&hellip;It&rsquo;s a mother&rsquo;s worse nightmare - their child being out there and it&rsquo;s the not knowing. So I thank God for all the people, the family and the prayers.&rdquo;</p> <p>When asked what message the family had for the person (s) responsible for his brother&rsquo;s death, Javon Hutcherson responded, &ldquo;Turn yourself in.&rdquo;</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p>Kochu was last seen in the early morning hours of December 16, 2014 in the 1900 block of Wharton Street on the South Side. After an extensive investigation, the Bureau of Police exhausted all leads that could assist in finding Kochu.</p> <p>Then, on Friday, March 20, Missing Persons Detectives received information from the Wheeling, W. Va. Police Department that they had recovered a body in the Ohio River. Through working with the Charleston Medical Examiner&rsquo;s Office, Forensic Dentist John Carson was able to identify the body recovered in the river as Kochu. The cause of death cannot be determined until a full autopsy has been conducted.</p> <p>The Kochu family was not present at the press conference. Instead they asked that all media inquiries be referred to Ryan James, Esq. at 412-977-1827.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police offered grief counseling to both families.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:26:59 -0400 SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED IN MARCH 17 INCIDENT AT HILL DISTRICT BAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4269 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are attempting to identify the male and female wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred outside Shirl the Pearl&rsquo;s bar in the 2400 block of Wylie Avenue in the Hill District on March 17. The male is wearing a gray flannel shirt and a baseball cap that he wore backwards. A sticker can be seen on the brim of the hat. He is shown in surveillance video with a black female wearing a jean jacket and floral printed stretch pants.</p> <p>Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals are encouraged to call the Zone 2 detective desk at 412-255-2828.</p> <p>More videos can be viewed on the Bureau&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice">Facebook</a> page.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:44:44 -0400 TWO STOLEN WEAPONS REMOVED FROM THE STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4267 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two men have been arrested and two stolen guns have been recovered as the result of the work of the Narcotics &amp; Vice Unit in Zone 2.</p> <p>At approximately 12:40 a.m. today, plain clothes detectives in unmarked vehicles were driving on Bryn Mawr Road toward Iowa Street in Schenley Heights when they came across four males in a parked, gray Chevy.</p> <p>The Detectives observed the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Chauncey Gardenhire, look at them then lean and reach with his right hand over the center console toward the passenger&#39;s side floor. Detectives exited their vehicles with badges displayed. A gun was seen on the passenger&rsquo;s side floor. The occupants complied with orders to keep their hands up where Detectives could see them. One detective removed the front seat passenger, later identified as 19-year-old Christian Ralph, and discovered a second firearm on the seat.</p> <p>Also recovered from the car was a small amount of marijuana. Both guns had been reported stolen and neither Ralph or Gardenhire are able to obtain permits to carry a firearm due to their age.</p> <p>After being checked for warrants with negative results, the two backseat passengers were released.&nbsp;</p> <p>No photos are currently available.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:26:27 -0400 ZONE 6 ISSUES THEFT FROM AUTO WARNING TO BROOKLINE RESIDENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4264 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 is investigation approximately 27 thefts from auto incidents that have occurred in Brookline since February.</p> <p>These incidents have been occurring between midnight and 6 a.m., and have been concentrated around the lower part of the neighborhood.</p> <p>Detectives are aggressively investigating these cases, but need the help of the community. In the majority of these incidents, the vehicle was left unlocked with the valuables left in plain sight.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requests that if you have been a victim, please call 911 to report the incident. Anyone with information regarding who may be responsible for these crimes, is encouraged to call Zone 6 plainclothes Detectives at 412-937-3051.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police recommends that residents:</p> <ul> <li>Park in a well-lit area.</li> <li>Lock all car doors and close all windows.</li> <li>Remove valuables from the passenger compartment and items that are in plain sight, such as GPS units, satellite radios, laptops, cell phones, briefcases, bags, prescription medication, clothing, shoes, checkbooks, wallets and purses.</li> <li>Lock your glove box and any internal compartments.</li> <li>Never leave extra car keys inside of the vehicle. Thieves often know where to find these.</li> <li>Never leave a firearm inside of a vehicle.</li> <li>Activate your alarm or have an alarm system installed by a professional.</li> </ul> <p>Below is a list of some of the incidents:</p> <p><strong>1600 block of Bellaire Place: </strong>On 2/4/15 an unknown actor entered victim&rsquo;s unlocked vehicle and removed tools, cigarettes and prescription medication</p> <p><strong>1900 block of Altmar Street: </strong>On 2/4/15 an unknown actor entered victim&rsquo;s possibly unlocked vehicle and removed a wallet and currency</p> <p><strong>1600 block of Bellaire Place: </strong>On 2/6/15 an unknown actor entered victim&rsquo;s unlocked vehicle and stole an iPad</p> <p><strong>1500 block of Greencrest Drive: </strong>On 2/17/15 an unknown actor entered victim&rsquo;s unlocked vehicle and removed gift cards and currency</p> <p><strong>1600 block of Reamer Street: </strong>On 2/17/15 an unknown actor forced open victim&rsquo;s parked vehicle and removed a gift card and sunglasses.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>1600 block of Bellaire Place: </strong>On 3/15/15 an unknown actor stole a key and GPS from victim&rsquo;s unlocked vehicle</p> <p><strong>2000 block of Jacob Street: </strong>On 3/16/15 an unknown actor entered victim&rsquo;s locked vehicle in an&nbsp;unknown&nbsp;manner and removed currency before fleeing</p> <p><strong>1700 block of Eben Street:&nbsp;</strong>On 3/22/15 an unknown actor entered his unlocked vehicle and removed a key, backpack and a laptop</p> <p><strong>2000 block of Moredale Street: </strong>On 3/22/15 an unknown actor stole a purse and electronics from a locked vehicle</p> <p><strong>1700 block of Hallowell Street: </strong>On 3/22/15 an unknown actor stole a wallet containing ID and credit card from victim&rsquo;s unlocked vehicle</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:55 -0400 MAN SNATCHES CASH FROM CLERK'S HAND, FLEES ON FOOT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4263 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is releasing photos taken from surveillance video showing the actor who robbed the BP gas station in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick at approximately 9 a.m. March 25.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a white male actor reached over the counter and yanked an undetermined amount of cash out of the store clerk&rsquo;s hand.</p> <p>The actor may be in his 20s, is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He was wearing dark pants, a gray hooded sweatsjort with the words &quot;Old Navy&quot; on the front, and light colored boots. He has dark hair with bangs. He fled the store on foot and ran down Brownsville Road toward Mt. Oliver.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/BP_Actor.PNG" style="width: 262px; height: 256px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:21:06 -0400 POLICE REQUEST ASSISTANCE LOCATING MISSING WOMAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4255 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span></a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is trying to locate Yvette Renee Johnson, 43. She was last seen March 3, 2015 in the Carrick area. Yvette is 5&#39;4&quot; and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has gray eyes and black hair and speaks with an English accent. Yvette suffers from severe asthma. It is believed that she does not have her medication. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/D0A1FE1E-2401-48E5-BE66-3503A29DB821.png" style="width: 240px; height: 180px;" /></span></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:51:27 -0400 MAN ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING ON FBI PROPERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4250 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span></a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Conner Houk, 26 of Brookline, was arrested this morning on charges of criminal mischief, defiant trespass and public drunkenness.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 1:45 a.m., a Zone 3 Officer was making a routine business check at a nearby establishment when he heard a male yelling for help outside of the fenced-in FBI Building in the 3300 block of E. Carson Street.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Officer called for assistance and gained access to the property by alerting the security guard on post at the building. Officers discovered Houk hanging onto the fence. A steep drop to railroad tracks was at least 30 feet below prompting one Officer to use his handcuffs to secure Houk&#39;s belt to the fence.&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 attempted to keep him calm as they awaited the arrival of a rescue truck. Paramedics cut the fence and brought Houk to safety. He was then taken into custody 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;">According to the investigation, Houk was walking home along the train tracks when he decided to walk along the fence line instead, ignoring the posted &quot;No Trespassing&quot; signs.</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/Connor_Houk.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></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> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:42:15 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4248 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit has made an arrest in a fatal shooting in Marshall-Shadeland on&nbsp;</span></a><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Courtright Street at approximately 3:35 a.m. today. A 25-year-old female was found dead on arrival in the basement of a home she was visiting.She had been shot one time in the buttocks.</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Charles Miles, 26, will face homicide charges.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Charles_Miles.jpg" style="width: 219px; height: 274px;" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:23:56 -0400 CORRECTION: HOMELESS MAN BURNED IN INCIDENT ALONG BIGELOW BOULEVARD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4244 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:20 a.m., a passerby called 911 to report a fire near the outbound ramp from town onto Bigelow Boulevard. A black male was seen running toward Downtown while removing his clothes, which were on fire.&nbsp;</p> <p>Zone 2 Police Officers and Paramedics searched for the male while Firefighters put out the fire that consumed his personal belongings. Police located the man approximately 30 minutes later walking near Forbes Avenue and Stevenson Street in the direction of a local hospital. Paramedics transported the homeless male to UPMC Mercy with second and third degree burns on his legs, arms, torso, face and head. He is in critical but stable condition.</p> <p>The victim claimed that a lighter he was using malfunctioned.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:45:26 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR 11-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4243 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">UPDATE: Diamond Williams has been located. She was found unharmed at another home in the neighborhood.</span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&rsquo;s Unit is asking for assistance in locating 11-year-old Diamond Williams.</p> <p>She was last seen at her residence in Homewood the evening of March 19. She was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a white tee shirt that says &ldquo;princess.&rdquo; Williams is described as a black female, 5&rsquo;7&rsquo;&rsquo;, she is 180 pound, and has black hair and brown eyes. &nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has seen her to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141 or call 911.</p> <p>Investigators do not know if this case is related to the other recently announced missing juvenile case.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Diamond_Williams.jpg" style="width: 195px; height: 233px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:51:59 -0400 FOUND: POLICE LOOKING FOR 12-YEAR-OLD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4242 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><font color="#ff0000">UPDATE: This missing juvenile has been located.</font></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is trying to locate a 12-year old black female named Markita Carter.</p> <p>She was last seen at her residence in Homewood the evening of March 19. She was wearing a grey sweatshirt with &ldquo;New York&rdquo; printed on it and red pants. Carter is 5&rsquo;2&rsquo;&rsquo;, weighs approximately 87 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has seen this missing juvenile to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit by calling 412-323-7141 or call 911.</p> <p>Investigators do not know if this case is related to the other recently announced missing juvenile case.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Markita_Carter.jpg" style="width: 185px; height: 245px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:51:54 -0400 K9 BENY RECEIVES BULLET, STAB PROTECTIVE VEST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4240 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, K9 Beny has received a ballistic vest thanks to the national nonprofit Vested Interest in K9&rsquo;s, Inc. and an anonymous local resident. The animal loving sponsor made the donation of $950 to the nonprofit shortly after K9 Rocco was killed in the line of duty in January 2014. Funds were earmarked to cover the cost of the vest for Officer Philip Lerza&rsquo;s new K9 partner.</p> <p>K9 Beny is a 23 month old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard mix from Slovakia who has been partnered with Officer Philip Lerza since March 2014. The team is certified in patrol duty, explosive and firearms detection.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Beny_and_the_vest.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 400px; float: left;" /></p> <p>In March, Vested Interest in K9&rsquo;s co-hosted a nationwide campaign with Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9&rsquo;s with bullet and stab protective vests in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p>More than $335,000 was raised which will provide more than 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the protective body armor. All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, &quot;In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&quot;</p> <p>Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 7&rdquo; plush stuffed German Shepherd K9 Hero, Cesar, and company ambassador of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. now for sale online for $15 at <a href="http://www.vik9s.org/">www.vik9s.org</a>.&nbsp; Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests, for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a 501c (3) organization is accepting donations through their website <a href="http://www.vik9s.org/">www.vik9s.org</a> and via mail at P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.</p> <p><strong><u>INFORMATION ABOUT VESTED INTEREST IN K9S, INC.</u></strong></p> <p>Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1317law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of over $1.2 million dollars.</p> <p>The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA. Who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor.</p> <p>New K9 graduates as well as K9&#39;s with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.</p> <p>For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations and event listings are via the website: <a href="http://www.vik9s.org/" target="_blank">www.vik9s.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:08:25 -0400 RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN EAST HILLS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4233 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>PITTSBURGH</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to the 8300 block of Rolfe Street in East Hills at approximately 2:50 a.m.</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; margin: 0px 0px 1.25em; padding: 0px; direction: ltr;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The 2-</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">alarm fire fully engulfed the residential structure and firefighters rescued the female occupant who was found unconscious in the kitchen. Paramedics treated the woman at the scene and transported her to West Penn Hospital where she is in critical condition. Her injuries appear to have been from smoke inhalation. A firefighter was taken to UPMC Mercy with chest pains.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The cause of the fire is under investigation.</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:29:01 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO TO HONOR ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4211 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto will recognize the Bureau of Animal Care &amp; Control for successfully reuniting a golden retriever/collie mix named Gunner with its family after the dog was missing for 20 months.</p> <p>During that time, Animal Care &amp; Control Officers attempted to capture Gunner numerous times. With the help of a caring resident, Gunner was finally captured and returned to his owner in a happy reunion that has touched the hearts of many via social media.</p> <p>The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 13 in the Mayor&rsquo;s Conference Room, City-County Building 5<sup>th</sup> floor.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:22:14 -0400 UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED AFTER TAKING ITEMS FROM HILL DISTRICT STORE, FLEEING IN STOLEN CAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4210 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; One man is in custody after a civilian alerted Zone 2 police that the actor had stolen items from the Family Dollar store near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Dinwiddie Street in the Hill District at approximately 1 p.m.</p> <p>The actor, later identified as 44-year-old Derrick Ingram of Homestead got into a silver Nissan Acura after he and a second, unidentified suspect came out of the Family Dollar store. The unidentified suspect was holding a blue plastic bag containing an unknown amount of merchandise from the store.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Derrick_ingram.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" /></p> <p>The fleeing vehicle first struck a police car then a parked Kia Forte that was unoccupied. The car continued ramming both vehicles, pushing the Kia into a parked Ford Taurus, until there was room to continue driving inbound on Centre Avenue. The vehicle then drove into an occupied Toyota Corolla that was traveling outbound on Centre Avenue. The fleeing vehicle continued inbound and struck an occupied Nissan Rogue.</p> <p>The actor drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk as he passed the Shop &lsquo;n Save and struck a speed limit sign and a tree before making a left onto Roberts Street where he crashed into a parked Chevrolet Impala then fled on foot.</p> <p>Officers were able to chase him down and take him into custody. A Taser was deployed during the foot pursuit but failed to make contact with his skin. Investigators are still working to determine the indentity of the other suspect.</p> <p>The vehicle used by the actors had been reported stolen.</p> <p>Ingram, who had an active warrant out of the state of California and who was driving with a suspended license, was taken to Allegheny County Jail. His charges include retail theft, flight to avoid apprehension, escape, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, hit and run, and conspiracy.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:11:44 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4207 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">David Soldati has been found safe and unharmed at a friend&#39;s house in Homestead. He is being checked at a local hospital and it is expected that he will soon be returned home. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank everyone for their concern.</span></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is looking for a man who went missing from West Penn Hospital yesterday.</p> <p>Squirrel Hill resident David Soldati, 56, is wheelchair bound, is partially paralyzed on his right side, is an epileptic, and has a feeding tube. It is believed that he does not have his medication with him.</p> <p>Soldati was transported to the hospital Tuesday morning and was supposed to return to the hospital&rsquo;s Liberty Avenue entrance to be picked up at 10 a.m. by his transportation service. Surveillance video shows him coming out of the South Millvale Avenue side headed toward Liberty Avenue at approximately 10:15 a.m., but he never reappears around the corner.</p> <p>Soldati has partially grey hair. He was wearing a dark sweater, tan jeans and white tennis shoes when he was last seen. He is 5&rsquo;10