Public Safety Updates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/updates.htm Department of Public Safety (c) 2015 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved 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><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> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:36:40 -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; 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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&rdquo; and weighs 186 pounds. His wheelchair is missing the right foot rest. He lives alone and has no family in the area.</p> <p>Anyone with information is encouraged to call Missing Persons at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>No photograph of Soldati is available. The PBP is releasing the above mentioned surveillance video with the hope that it will jar the memory of people who may have seen him. Visit the bureau&#39;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice">Facebook </a>page to view the video.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:03:53 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN UPPER HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4197 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 is investigating a shooting in the Upper Hill District at approximately 1:10 p.m. near the intersection of Bryn Mawr Road and Anaheim Street. The 22-year-old male victim was walking his dog when he was shot in the buttocks. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is reported to be in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:21:22 -0400 SHOT MALE DISCOVERED IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4192 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 5 is investigating a shooting. Officers were dispatched to the 7700 block of Frankstown Avenue in Homewood at approximately 5:17 a.m. for a disorderly male banging on the door a homes in the area. The Officers arrived to find the male laying on the street. He was unresponsive. He was taken to a local hospital where he was in serious condition with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. The victim did not have any identification on him. Any one with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:51:19 -0400 MALE SHOT DURING HOME INVASION IN CRAFTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4191 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div style="font-size: small;"><b style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></div> <div style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">At approximately 6:15 p.m. March 7, Zone 6 Officers responded to a home in the 1200 block of Berry Street in Crafton Heights for a shooting/home invasion in progress. Upon arrival, Officers discovered one male who had been shot multiple times in the upper body.</span></div> </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;">It was believed that three actors had entered the home but only two exited. The victim was safely removed from the home and SWAT was called to the scene.</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, two black males and one black female knocked on the door and made entry into the home. One male was wearing a red jacket and gray sweatpants. The other was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants with a Buffalo Bills hat. The other was wearing a green shirt and a brown scarf. One had a firearm.</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;">SWAT cleared the home and did not find a third actor. The 18-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.</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;">Any one with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Zone 6 by calling 911.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 10:13:07 -0400 NARCOTICS UNIT ARRESTS 2 IN PARKING LOT OF POLICE HEADQUARTERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4190 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></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-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span>On Thursday, March 5, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics Unit arrested Winter Love, 28, and Devaughn Howard, 25, both of North Versailles on a variety of drug charges.</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, Detectives, operating on information the Love was selling crack cocaine, arranged a meeting with her in a parking lot outside of Police Headquarters. A male, later identified as Howard, called detectives to verify the deal. Love and Howard arrived at the parking lot and Love sold crack cocaine to an undercover detective. Both were taken into custody without incident and transported to Allegheny County Jail.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Charges include delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication device.</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/LOVE.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 188px;" /></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>WINTER LOVE</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><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Howard_(1).jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 188px;" /></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>DEVAUGHN HOWARD</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:02:56 -0500 MAN FACES 29 SEX-RELATED CHARGES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4176 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Dustin Moffat, 32 of Lawrencville, on 29 sex related charges. Moffat was taken into custody at his address at 5:45 a.m. today without incident. Investigators believe there may be other victims and urge them to contact the Sex Assault/Family Crisis Unit at this time by calling 412-323-7141.</p> <p>After a two-week investigation, Detectives determined that Moffat sexually assaulted a 13-year-old female in 2011 and 2012. Since that time, he continued to harass and stalk the victim.</p> <p>Charges include rape, sexual abuse of children, sexual exploitation of children, corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, obscene and other sexual materials and performances, simple assault, stalking, unlawful contact with minor, involuntary deviated sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Dustin_Moffat.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 170px;" /></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:38:58 -0500 TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER FLEEING FROM POLICE, CRASHING INTO POLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4169 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA- At approximately 12:44 a.m., a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police K9 Officer assigned to Zone 1 was en route to an assigned patrol in Brighton Heights where there had been 29 reports of vehicles with smashed out windows.</p> <p>While driving on Brighton Road, the Officer observed a white Honda fitting the description of a vehicle reported to have been seen in the area of the prior incidents driving on Woodland Avenue. As the Officer turned around, the vehicle sped away toward California Avenue.&nbsp; The Officer activated the police cruiser&rsquo;s emergency lights but lost sight of the fleeing vehicle.</p> <p>The Officer caught up with the vehicle near the intersection of Woodland and Pitler, where it had struck a wooden pole. The female passenger had gotten out of the car, but was immediately located. The driver, was located in a nearby backyard where he is described to have been crawling. He had a bloody face and could not get into a standing position.</p> <p>Paramedics were called and transported both the driver and passenger to AGH. The male driver, 33 from Bellvue, is in critical but stable condition. The female passenger was last in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:41:37 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN BRIGHTON HEIGHTS, SPRING GARDEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4167 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDATE 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: 12.8000001907349px;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating 29 incidents overnight in which car windows were broken in the Brighton Heights and Spring Garden neighborhoods. Some of the specific streets include East, Wabana, and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Hiawatha;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Termon and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Benton avenues; and Brighton Road.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">According to the investigation, windows were broken but nothing was reported missing from any of the vehicles.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Investigators are asking that anyone with surveillance video that may have captured any of these incidents to please contact Zone 1 by calling 412-323-7201.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">In the meantime, police urge residents to call 911 if they observe anyone on foot or driving a car slowly around parked cars.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:13:17 -0500 JUVENILE IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4166 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDATE 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 11:45 a.m., Zone 3 officers were dispatched to the area of the intersection of Millbridge and Industry streets in Beltzhoover.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the male juvenile victim, a black male, who is approximately 6&rsquo;2&rdquo;, approached him on foot and shot him. The victim was struck in the upper leg and buttocks area. He was taken to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, a black Dodge was seen fleeing from the area. All available leads are being investigated.<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, 01 Mar 2015 13:06:32 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INSIDE NIGHT CLUB http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4165 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font color="#ff0000">UPDA</font><span style="color:#ff0000;">TE &ndash; Devon Loveings, 24, of Wilkinsburg, has been arrested for the shooting at Ivy Pittsburgh night club.</span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/loveings_1.png" style="width: 213px; height: 269px;" /></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 Zone 2 is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday, March 1 at Ivy Pittsburgh night club in the Strip District.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Officers were in the area when they heard gun shots and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Officers observed the club&rsquo;s occupants exiting the club from the front doors and hanging from the second floor balcony.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, one male victim was taken to Allegheny General Hospital by private means with a gunshot wound to his right thigh and right finger. He is in stable condition. At least four other females and one male were injured from broken glass as they attempted to exit the club. No description of the shooter is available; however, the firearm used in the shooting was recovered at the scene.<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, 01 Mar 2015 03:28:37 -0500 3-ALARM FIRE IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4164 <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 Fire was dispatched to a three-alarm fire today at approximately 10:35 a.m. in the 700 block of Morgan Street in the Hill District. The first fire truck arrived at approximately 10:40 a.m. to find a well involved fire that was affecting four row houses.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">All residents had self evacuated by the time fire fighters were on the scene. The fire was under control at approximately 12:25 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">No injuries were reported. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents with temporary housing. The cause of the fire is under investigation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Many thanks to the Salvation Army&#39;s Sally Wagon for their support of Public Safety personnel and the public.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:37:01 -0500 POLICE MAKE AN ARREST, RECOVER FIREARM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4154 <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 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has removed a dangerous handgun from the streets and made one arrests after a traffic stop in Knoxville.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 1:39 a.m. today, Officers made a traffic stop near the intersection of Charles Street and Ibis Way. The driver, Ian Watson, was the only occupant in the silver Pontiac and refused to shut the vehicle off. When an Officer announced he observed a gun in the vehicle, Watson quickly drove off down Ibis Way toward Bausman Street.&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 followed the car through two intersections. Watson lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Ibis Way and Bausman Street, and struck a telephone pole. He was removed from the vehicle and arrested without further incident.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The firearm and ammunition were recovered from the rear of the vehicle.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">No photo is available at this time.</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, 26 Feb 2015 08:04:45 -0500 POLICE CAPTURE WARRANT SUSPECT DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4153 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3 p.m., Zone 2 Officers were alerted by a bail agent that a wanted person was seen Downtown on William Penn Way getting into a white SUV. As Officers approached, the suspect fled in the vehicle.</p> <p>After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed into a civilian vehicle at the intersection of Wood Street and Ft. Pitt Boulevard.&nbsp; He then fled from the vehicle on foot and was apprehend near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Market Street.</p> <p>The suspect, later identified as Devon Davis, 23, of the North Side, sustained injuries to both legs believed to be a result of the vehicle crash.&nbsp; He was taken to a local hospital in fair condition where he is under police guard awaiting incarceration.</p> <p>Three occupants of the vehicle struck by the vehicle operated by Davis, including one child, sustained minor injuries and the adults were being treated at the hospital.&nbsp; One occupant had to be extricated from the vehicle by Pittsburgh EMS Rescue crews.</p> <p>There were three additional occupants of Davis&#39; vehicle.&nbsp; One adult occupant complained of pain as a result of the crash and was evaluated by EMS.</p> <p>Davis is wanted on two bench warrants involving illegal gun possession and drug delivery charges.&nbsp;Additional charges will include escape, resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension, reckless endangerment, fleeing and eluding, and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:33:30 -0500 INFANT DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4150 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating the suspicious death of a 2-month old girl.</p> <p>At approximately 5 a.m. today, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a home in the 2500 block of Leticoe St. for an unresponsive infant. When Officers arrived, Paramedics were performing CPR and took the infant to UPMC Mercy where she was pronounced deceased at shortly after 6 a.m.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:20:58 -0500 MALES ARRESTED FOR HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4147 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Mark Coleman, 19, in connection with a homicide from last year.</p> <p>Coleman was located by Zone 3 Officers last night at a home in Allentown.</p> <p>On December 24, 2014, Police were dispatched to the intersection of North Murtland Avenue and Felicia Way in Homewood where the body of 23-year-old Devin Jackson had been found. He had been fatally shot.&nbsp;</p> <p>Coleman&rsquo;s charges include criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, firearms not to be carried without a license and abuse of a corpse.</p> <p>Additionally, on February 23, 2015 at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of the Pittsburgh Police and U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Ronald Steave in connection with Jackson&#39;s murder. Steave was arrested at the Downtown Renewal Center and is charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, firearms not to be carried without a license and abuse of a corpse.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Mark_Coleman.jpg" style="width: 129px; height: 175px;" /></p> <p><strong>MARK COLEMAN</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/steave.png" style="width: 150px; height: 170px;" /></p> <p><strong>RONALD STEAVE</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; ###</p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:29:13 -0500 CORRECTION: MAN FLEES FROM CRIME SCENE ON FOOT ACROSS ICY RIVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4130 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:30 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to a call for a burglary at 9<sup>th</sup> &amp; Penn News and Numbers, 136 9<sup>th</sup> Street, Downtown.</p> <p>According to the investigation, three males came into a parking garage at the same address asking for help with their aunt who had slumped over the steering wheel in a car in the garage. One of the males, a William McManus, 25, of <span style="color:#ff0000;">Troy Hill</span>, stayed behind.</p> <p>McManus&rsquo; actions caused one of the people to be suspicious. This person went to check on McManus to find him climbing out of broken window in the front door. He saw McManus stuffing scratch off tickets into his coat as he fled onto 9<sup>th</sup> Street turning right onto Duquesne Boulevard.</p> <p>The other two actors fled the scene on foot.</p> <p>A male fitting McManus&rsquo; description was seen running along the river walk. The man ran on the ice along the river bank until he reached the Veteran&rsquo;s Bridge then ran across the Allegheny River and into Zone 1 where he was taken into custody. Along with more than 100 scratch off tickets, a screwdriver was recovered from McManus.</p> <p>The investigation also determined that a man matching McManus&rsquo; description took scratch off tickets from the same location previously.</p> <p>His charges include burglary, possessing instruments of crime, and escape</p> <p>A photo is not currently available.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:23:45 -0500 2 ARRESTED AFTER POLICE CHASE ENDS IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4129 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Officers were on a foot patrol in the 6500 block of Hamilton Avenue in Homewood this morning when they observed a firearm and contraband in a parked vehicle. At approximately 3:15 a.m., four males got into the vehicle and drove away onto Putnum Street without the use of a turn signal. A police car followed the vehicle on Hamilton Avenue as it turned right onto Enterprise Street, left onto Frankstown Avenue, then into the parking lot of a gas station in the 6400 block of Frankstown Avenue. As they turned into the parking lot, the Officer attempted to stop the vehicle but it sped off.</p> <p>The driver led police on a chase through Homewood going through stop signs, driving over curbs, and driving in the incorrect lane of traffic. Spike strips were deployed, but the vehicle continued driving running through a red light at the intersection of Bennett Street and Brushton Avenue then turning left onto the Martin Luther King Jr. Busway into Wilkinsburg.</p> <p>It struck a parked vehicle in the 800 block of Wallace Avenue near the intersection of Center Street. The four occupants exited the car and fled on foot. The 18-year-old driver was immediately caught and arrested. His charges include reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, escape, and various traffic violations.</p> <p>Officers pursing one of the passengers, identified as Desean Thomas, 21, of Wilkinsburg, observed him throwing what they believed to be a firearm into a dumpster before catching and arresting him. The firearm was later recovered from the dumpster. It was determined that the firearm had been reported stolen.</p> <p>The two other passengers were caught in a yard in the 700 block of Wallace Avenue. They both were detained but released.</p> <p>Officers also recovered five stamp bags of heroin, a small amount of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cash, and three cellphones from Thomas. His charges include firearms not to be carried without a license, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and escape.</p> <p>Photos are not currently available.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:30:31 -0500 UPTOWN SWAT CALL CANCELLED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4128 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, Zone 2 Officers responded to a house in the 200 block of Van Braam Street for a suicidal, 20-year-old male with a knife. At 11:45 a.m. SWAT was called to the scene, but that call was cancelled. Zone 2 Officers negotiated with the male and had him in custody at approximately midnight.</span></p> <p>On scene Para medics treated the victim for superficial wounds to his neck and transported him to Mercy Hospital.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:38:10 -0500 Fatal Vehicular Accident Vista/Madison http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4118 Pittsburgh, Pa-Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Collision Investigation is currently investigating a fatal vehicular accident that occurred near the intersection of Vista & Madison at approximately 3:15 A.M. today. Additional information will be released when available. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:14:10 -0500 UPDATE: FOURTH SUSPECT IN PHASE III HOMICIDE TURNS HIMSELF IN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4111 <p><b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></b></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;"><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>UPDATE</strong></span><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&ndash;</span><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(178, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">At approximately 9:30 a.m., a fourth suspect, Kevin Ford, 28, of Lincoln-Lemington, turned himself in at police headquarters in connection with the homicide investigation referenced below. Ford faces charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person. No photo is available at this time.&nbsp;</span></p> <div><strong style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">UPDATE </strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&ndash; </span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(178, 34, 34);">February 16, 2015, Deion L. Nesbitt was fatally wounded as he performed his security duties at the Rendezvous Phase III in Homewood. Three suspects have been charged and arrested in connection with the shooting, Harvey Scott on Feb. 17<sup>th</sup>; Tyqwan Green on Feb. 23<sup>rd</sup> and Eric McGuire on Feb. 25, 2015.&nbsp; Additionally, the owner, in cooperaton with the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office has volunteered to close the establishment until further notice.</span></div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit is attempting to identify two potential witnesses to the fatal shooting of Deion Nesbitt on Monday, February 16&nbsp;at the Rendezvous Phase III bar in Homewood. Detectives would like to interview the two individuals shown in the attached images.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">One male is wearing a reflective vest. The other is shown walking toward the door and the bar is nearly vacant. A second photo that is in color shows a better image of his face.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Officers were dispatched just before midnight to the Rendezvous Phase III for calls of shots fired. Upon arrival officers encountered a female security guard who had minor injuries and a male security guard who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced deceased at UPMC Presbyterian. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">The individuals in the attached images and anyone who recognizes these individuals are encouraged to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit at 412-323-7161.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/PotentialWitness1.jpg" style="width: 352px; height: 240px; float: left;" /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/PotentialWitness2.jpg" style="width: 352px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/saved_resource.png" style="width: 269px; height: 290px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:15:06 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4108 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; City of Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to an early morning shooting in Homewood that injured 1 security staff member and fatally wounded the other. &nbsp;Units were dispatched, just before midnight, to the Rendezvous Phase II, 7232 Hamilton Avenue for shots fired. Upon arrival officers encountered a female security guard who was grazed in the arm. The male security staff member suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced DOA at UPMC-Presby. &nbsp;</p> <p>The actors fled the scene; however, witnesses indicated one of the suspects crashed near the corner of Homewood Avenue and Kelly Street. &nbsp;Port Authority Police located the accident scene, and the vehicle was towed for processing. One suspect was detained, treated for minor injuries, and then transported to police headquarters. &nbsp;</p> <p>Homicide detectives are actively investigating this case.&nbsp; No additional information is available at this time.</p> <p style="margin-left: 2.5in;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ###</p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:32:41 -0500 UPDATE: BLOOMFIELD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4103 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureaus of Police, EMS and Fire responded to a three-alarm fire in the 4800 block of Sciota Street at approximately 9:15 a.m.</p> <p>There were at least 3 people and one dog in the home at the time of the fire. All got out of the three-story home on with the help of neighbors. An adult female was transported to UPMC Mercy where she is being treated for burns on her face and upper chest area.</p> <p>Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the originating structure despite the closeness of neighboring homes.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The investigation has determined that an occupant fell asleep while smoking in bed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:19:12 -0500 FOUR FIREARMS CONFISCATED AFTER UPTOWN TRAFFIC STOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4100 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Four firearms were taken from the streets after Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Officers stopped a 21-year-old driver in Uptown.</p> <p>At approximately 7:04 p.m. February 12, 2015, Officers pulled over James Drelick after observing him fail to use a right turn signal while pulling over to the side of the road. He then stopped in the middle of the intersection.</p> <p>While approaching the vehicle, the Officers detected a strong odor of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle. After Officers requested that Drelick exit the vehicle, a large vacuum sealed bag of marijuana fell out of his jacket. &nbsp;</p> <p>During the course of the investigation, Drelick provided Officers with consent to search his Gist Street residence where they recovered the following weapons: an EAA .38 Special revolver, a Bersa Thunder 380 pistol, a Ruger LCP 380 pistol, and a WASR 10 7.62x39 &nbsp;rifle; along with ammunition and &nbsp;drug paraphernalia.</p> <p>Drelick was arrested on charges that include possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, the sale or transfer of firearms, and making a turn without signaling while driving.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/James_Drelick_image.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>JAMES DRELICK</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/15-25820_Picture.JPG" style="width: 326px; height: 245px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:30:43 -0500 3-ALARM FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4097 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to a second 3-alarm fire at approximately 5:25 a.m. in the 1300 block of Singer Place in the Borough of Wilkingsburg.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">This fire displaced 8 adults and children, three of which required the services of the Red Cross to find temporary housing. All residents self-evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters. One male ran back inside the home and had to jump to from a second floor window.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Eastern Area Ambulance transported one firefighter to UPMC Mercy with a minor hip injury.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Again, the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department expresses gratitude to the Salvation Army for its support, which included coordinating services for displaced residents and establishing a warming tent.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Reports of a fire on Maple Avenue in Wilkinsburg were false. It was the smoke from the Singer Place incident that caused concern.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:09:36 -0500 UPDATE: FATAL 3-ALARM FIRE IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4096 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; <span style="color:#ff0000;">An investigation into a</span> fatal 3-alarm fire in the 8300 block of Bricelyn Street in East Hills <span style="color:#ff0000;">has determined that the cause may have been combustible items that were too close to space heaters.</span></p> <p>At approximately 1:40 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received an open line call meaning the caller did not say anything. Return calls went unanswered. Zone 5 Officers were dispatched at 1:42 a.m. and were on scene at 1:52 a.m. Upon arrival, smoke was coming from the basement of the home. Officers called for the fire department and the first truck was on scene at 1:57 a.m.</p> <p>Firefighters discovered the body of a woman on the second floor. At first it was thought the victim&rsquo;s husband was in the house, too. Firefighters were later informed that he is in a local hospital.</p> <p>One firefighter fell through the first floor into the basement. He was uninjured and continued getting the fire undercontrol.</p> <p>Many thanks to the Salvation Army for its support on the scene.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:22:36 -0500 STOLEN GUN RECOVERED AFTER CARJACKING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4095 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two juveniles have been arrested and a stolen gun has been recovered after a carjacking and multi-jurisdictional chase.</p> <p>At approximately 11:41 a.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 5 was dispatched to the 1000 block of Silverdale Street in Homewood for a report of a carjacking.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the female victim was turning around her red Ford Escape when she was approached by two black males. One had a gun and ordered her out of the vehicle. The actors eventually became involved in a pursuit involving Penn Hills, Forest Hills, and Swissvale police.</p> <p>The pursuit went through various boroughs ending when the vehicle attempted to make a right from Blackadore Street onto Perchment Street in Homewood and struck a tree. Two males and one female fled the vehicle on foot but were caught. A small firearm that had been reported stolen was recovered from the scene.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Police arrested the 15-year-old male passenger on charges including robbery of a motor vehicle, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of a firearm by a minor.</p> <p>Forest Hills Police arrested the driver who is also a minor. The juvenile female was released.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:53:49 -0500 ARREST MADE IN 2 BANK ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4094 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Christopher Wallace, 28, of Lincoln-Lemington in connection two recent bank robberies.</p> <p>Wallace was wanted in connection with the robberies of the First Commonwealth Bank located at 5200 Butler Street in Lawrenceville shortly after 1 p.m. and the PNC Bank located at 206 Rodi Road in Penn Hills after 2 p.m. Both robberies were February 10, 2015.&nbsp;&nbsp; At each robbery, the actor advised tellers he had a bomb on his person.</p> <p>He was arrested at a local hospital where he was being treated for injuries that were sustained previously.</p> <p>Charges include robbery and terroristic threats.</p> <p>A current photograph is not available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:25:24 -0500 UNIDENTIFIED MALE STRUCK BY TRAIN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4091 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; City of Pittsburgh Police officers were dispatched to the rear of 300 Cedar Avenue at 8:58 p.m. for a male struck by a train. According to the engineer, a middle-aged, white male walked onto the tracks as the train, owned by Norfolk-Southern, proceeded northbound. The engineer repeatedly sounded the horn in an attempt to alert the victim. The male continued and then laid across the tracks. The engineer applied the brakes but was not able to halt the train in time. Medics immediately pronounced the male D.O.A. Homicide investigators are still on scene.</p> <p>No additional information is available at this time.</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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ###</p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:27:36 -0500 2-HOUR SWAT STANDOFF IN PERRYSVILLE NORTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4083 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Acting on tip, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 responded to an apartment building in the 4000 block of Perrysville Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. February 10, 2015 for a male inside who was possibly wanted on multiple Allegheny County warrants.</p> <p>The male refused to come out and was believed to be in possession of a gun. SWAT was called out. After a two-hour standoff, Police took into custody Calvin Brundidge, 30. He was taken to AGH to be medically cleared before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>More information will be made available after he is interviewed tomorrow.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:06:07 -0500 LAWRENCEVILLE BANK ROBBED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4082 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police are currently on the scene investigating a robbery at First Commonwealth Bank, 5200 Butler Street, in Lawrenceville. According to the investigation, the male actor entered the bank shortly after 1 p.m. and stated he had a bomb on his person. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.</p> <p>More information will be released when available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:43:43 -0500 ARREST MADE IN LARIMER HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4080 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 5 has made two arrests in a home invasion in Larimer.</p> <p>At approximately 8:50 p.m. February 9, 2015 Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Paulson Avenue for a report of an armed home invasion.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the actors knocked on the door of a residence and forced their way in when the door was opened. The actors were armed with a black firearm and a Taser. Once inside, they took the victims &ndash; a 43-year-old male and his 39-year-old wife &ndash; upstairs and demanded money and weed. After taking the victim&rsquo;s cellphones, the actors rummaged through the bedrooms then fled on foot through the front door.</p> <p>Officers observed two black males who fit the description of the actors seen fleeing the scene walking on Ashley Street &ndash;&nbsp;less than a quarter mile away. As Officers approached, the males fled on foot in opposite directions.</p> <p>Officers were able to capture both actors &ndash; Chaz Simmons, 19, and a male juvenile. Their charges include robbery, burglary, firearms not to be carried without a license, resisting arrest, an criminal conspiracy among others.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Chaz_Simmons.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>CHAZ SIMMONS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:05:37 -0500 ARLINGTON BURGLARY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4079 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Bureau of Police is investigating a burglary in the 2100 block of Arlington Avenue in which a dog was shot.</p> <p>At approximately 8:48 p.m. February 9, 2015, Zone 3 Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 2100 block of Arlington. Upon arrival, they were informed that the victim and his friend, both males, were meeting to go out, when an unidentified black male approached wearing a black tassel cap and all black clothing. He was armed and forced his way into the residence.</p> <p>When the actor saw the 34-year-old victim&rsquo;s dog approach, he shot the dog then fled on foot toward Elsie Street. The victim was transported to UPMC Mercy with back and leg pain. &nbsp;He has been released. The dog was shot twice and was taken to an animal hospital in Castle Shannon. The dog was last reported to be in stable condition.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be approximately 5&#39;11&quot; and 210 pounds.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:34:31 -0500 UPDATE: 3-ALARM FIRE IN LARIMER SPREADS TO 2 HOMES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4077 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Arson Squad is investigating a three-alarm fire in Larimer.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The cause fire has been ruled intentional. According to the investigation, someone was seen running away from the structure after occupants heard a loud boom on the rear porch.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Damage estimates are $80,000 for the two structures and $25,000 for content.</span></span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color:#000000;">Three resid</span>ents, including one who saved a guitar, self-evacuated from the house where the fire began. Two other residents from the second house escaped with their dog. Paramedics treated a woman from the second home on the scene for smoke inhalation. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents of both structures.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Public Safety Department extends appreciation to the Salvation Army&#39;s Sally Wagon for being there to support the Fire and EMS bureaus.</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, 10 Feb 2015 03:47:05 -0500 7 TO BE PROMOTED WITHIN THE BUREAU OF POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4076 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar will join Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay and the Command Staff in promotion ceremony TODAY at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambers.</p> <p>Promoted to the rank of lieutenant will be Officer Edward Cunningham, Jr. and Sgt. Patrick Fosnaught. Promoted to the rank of segeant will be Officers Thomas Gault, James Togyer, Timothy McConkey, Mark Joyce and Lee Myers.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:26:24 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SOUTH SIDE HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4073 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 is investigating a home invasion in the 100 block of S. 17<sup>th</sup> Street on the South Side at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.</p> <p>According to the investigation, three masked males entered the residence and demanded money. A 19-year-old male victim who lives at the residence was pistol whipped and shot one time. The bullet went through his hand and thigh. He was taken to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition. The actors got away with a backpack.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:25:28 -0500 UPDATE: Police Investigate Multiple Shooting Incident http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4072 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to the 7100 block of Kedron Street at 5:50 p.m. for multiple shots fired. Upon arrival, Zone 5 officers located four teenage victims, 2 males and 2 females. The victims reported they were socializing on the porch when a heavily tinted, black SUV open-fired on the group injuring 3 of the juveniles.&nbsp; A 16 year-old female is in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper-body.<font color="#ff0000">&nbsp;She was back in surgery a second time this morning and was responsive prior to going into surgery.&nbsp;</font><span style="color:#ff0000;">A male juvenile&nbsp;</span>suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the leg. <span style="color:#ff0000;">He is out of surgery and is in stable condition.</span>&nbsp;Another victim was grazed in the arm.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">She has been released.&nbsp;</span>All of the victims are being treated at UPMC Presby. The Homicide Unit is currently investigating this incident.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&quot;There is no evidence that police officers or a praticular officer has or is being targeted in this incident,&quot; said Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay.</span></p> <p>No additional information is available at this time.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:38:00 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING PERRY NORTH INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4071 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 8:36 a.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Franklin Road in Perry North to take a report from a 67-year-old female concerning a male who got into the backseat of her parked car.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The victim, was parked and waiting for her church to open when she said a black male got into her vehicle with what she believed to be a gun. He told her to drive. She refused. Instead she got out of the running vehicle and screamed for help.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The actor fled on foot leaving the victim unharmed.</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 continues into this case. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call 911. Callers may remain anonymous.</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, 08 Feb 2015 17:53:54 -0500 OAKLAND SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4070 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 is investigating a shooting in the Bluff section of Oakland.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 3:34 a.m., Officers were responding to a call for shots fired on DeRaud Street when information was dispatched redirecting them to the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Moultrie Street.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">There they discovered a black Chevy Malibu that was wrecked into a pole. The vehicle was unoccupied, there were three bullet holes in the vehicle, and a pistol was on the ground near the opened driver&#39;s door.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">While investigating that scene, Officers were informed by Zone 2 that a 59-year-old male was reported at a residence in the 2300 block of Reed Street with a gun shot wound to the left leg. According to the investigation, this male was outside of an after hours club near Forbes &amp; Moultrie as the club was closing. The Malibu slowly approached and began shooting in the direction of the crowd. It is believed that someone returned fire at the Malibu. People fled the scene and no one was present when officers arrived.&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 victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is 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;">Several leads are being followed in this case and anyone who was present is encouraged to call 911.</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 style="text-align: center;">###</strong></div> Sat, 07 Feb 2015 07:34:07 -0500 FAMILY OF ANDRE GRAY ORGANIZES SEARCH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4064 <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: 12.8000001907349px;">The Missing Person&#39;s Unit is continuing following all leads in the investigation into the disappearance of Andre Gray, 34, of Lawrenceville. Gray&#39;s family is requesting assistance from the public. This Saturday, February 7, the family invites all who are concerned to participate in&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">a search in Spring Hill, the neighborhood where&#39;s Gray&#39;s car was located afther his disappearance last October. The family requests everyone to meet at&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_1244968004" style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" tabindex="0">11:30 a.m.</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;at the Judah Fellowship Christian Church, 120 Parkhurst Street. To show unity, they also request that everyone wear yellow and green.</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: 12.8000001907349px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/gray.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 227px;" /></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;"><strong>###</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:35:48 -0500 ZONE 2 LOOKING FOR 2nd SUSPECT IN COPPER PIPE THEFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4063 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is looking for a man wanted in connection with an event o</span>n January 22, 2015 involving the illegal removal of copper pipe from a structure.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">On that day at approximately 5:25 a.m., a Zone 2 Officer conducting a routine check of vacant buildings in the Bentley Drive area of the Hill District observed two males dragging large suitcases as he passed Nigh Way.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The males,&nbsp;later identified as Robert Andrews and Anthony Davis, were walking toward Lombard Street.&nbsp;Both fled on foot. Andrews, who dropped the suitcase he was dragging, was caught and arrested.&nbsp;The investigation determined that the men had removed copper pipe from one of the buildings. Police were not able to capture Davis. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>ROBERT ANDREWS</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="Robert Andrews" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Robert_Andrews.png" style="width: 242px; height: 256px; float: left;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>ANTHONY DAVIS</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><img alt="Anthony Davis" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Anthony_Davis.jpg" style="width: 242px; height: 263px; float: right;" /></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:53:55 -0500 ZONE 1 ARRESTS MAN FOR CORRUPTION OF MINORS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4062 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Today at approximately 11 a.m., Zone 1 Officers arrested Sherwood Stevenson, 76 of Clinton, PA, on charges including&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">corruption of minors,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">unlawful contact/communication with a minor,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">false identification to law enforcement authorities, and theft of services.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Sherwood_Stevenson.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 300px;" /></strong></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, Stevenson entered the Carnegie Science Center without paying for admission claiming he was a grandparent of a child who was on a field trip at the facility. He offered candy to a 12-year-old and asked the child about going to a movie. When Officers arrived and asked his name, Stevenson offered a false name and claimed that his vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot.</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, 04 Feb 2015 18:25:23 -0500 MALE SHOT IN HAZELWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4057 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 4 is investigating a shooting in the 5000 block of Steele Court in Hazelwood at approximately 2:43 a.m. A 62-year-old male was returning from grocery shopping with another male when he was struck in the leg by a bullet. Neither male could provide a description of the shooter. The victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in good condition. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to call 911.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:26:52 -0500 GRAFFITI ARREST IN ZONE 2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4051 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 1, Pittsburgh Zone 1 Police arrested William Parker Hittinger, 25, of Lawrenceville on charges of criminal mischief via summons. According to the investigation, Hittinger was caught defacing the interior wall of the Armstrong Tunnel with a large paint marker. The approximate cost of removing the graffiti is $2,400.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:22:41 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING 2 SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4048 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:44 a.m. today, ShotSpotter detected shots fired in several locations in Homewood. They system reported shots fired in the 7000 block of Felicia Way, then the 7000 block of Bennett Street, then the 7100 and 7000 blocks of Frankstown Avenue, and the 900 block of N. Lang Ave. Multiple Zone 5 units responded.</p> <p>Officers came upon a male who was fleeing the area on foot but were unable to apprehend him.</p> <p>Near the intersection of N. Lang and Frankstown avenues, Officers were approached by a 33-year-old male from East Hills who had been shot in the left arm while walking to a car. He is in stable condition. Another victim, a 21-year-old male from Penn Hills, was shot in the abdomen and is in critical condition. Paramedics took both victims to UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p>Investigators are looking for a black male, approximately 25 years old, who wears his hair in cornrows in connection to the shooting. He may have been wearing a black Northface coat.</p> <p>Three vehicles that were parked in a lot at the intersection of N. Lang and Frankstown were also shot.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:30:24 -0500 ARREST CLEARS 8 CAR BREAKINS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4035 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 1 Police have cleared eight car break-ins with the arrest of Jacob Robert Walker of Avalon.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Jacob_Robert_Walker.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>The 26-year-old Walker had been arrested by Avalon Police on January 28 on charges related to a domestic. During that arrest, evidence was recovered that match items taken from several cars during the prior evening/early morning. According to the Zone 1 investigation, the evidence recovered from Walker was connected with eight car breakins on McClure Avenue, Gass Avenue, Beckham Street, Reuben Street, and Geyer Avenue.</p> <p>Filed, yesterday, Walker&#39;s charges include criminal mischief, theft from vehicle and receiving stolen property.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:41:12 -0500 MAN LEADS POLICE ON CHASE AFTER TAKING CAB http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4031 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An unidentified male is in Allegheny County Jail after a reported carjacking this morning.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a cab driver picked up a black male near the intersection of Churchill and Frederick streets at approximately 9:30 a.m. As they approached the intersection of McKees Rocks Bridge and Ohio River Blvd, the man began to yell, &ldquo;Drive! Drive!&rdquo; Fearing the man had a gun, the cab driver steeped out of the vehicle and asked the man to get out. However, &nbsp;&nbsp;the man climbed into the driver&rsquo;s seat and sped off.</p> <p>A Zone 1 Officer spotted the cab and attempted to pull it over. The actor did not stop and led the Officer on a chase northbound on Route 28. The chase continued east on North Shore Drive near Mazeroski Way onto General Robinson Street then left onto Route 28 outbound. The actor drove onto the 40<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge where he struck the jersey barrier and continued across the bridge. He then drove up 40<sup>th</sup> Street to Liberty Avenue then turned right onto the Bloomfield Bridge. From there he turned left onto Bigelow Boulevard, stopping at the red light. As Officers approached, the actor jumped the median, struck a police vehicle and a blue Pontiac G6 driven by a civilian then continued speeding toward town. The civilian and Officer were unharmed.</p> <p>The actor attempted to make a left turn onto the ramp for the Liberty Bridge but lost control of the car and struck the jersey barriers on Crosstown Boulevard. He then fled the vehicle on foot, jumped the barrier and ran into the hillside where he slid and fell. Officers caught up with him and he surrendered without further incident.</p> <p>The actor refused to give his identity and was transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:50 -0500 Update: Murder-Suicide in Oakland http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4029 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to 230 N. Craig Street at 2:00 p.m. to assist the property manager with a &ldquo;check on the well-being&rdquo; call. &nbsp;Upon forcibly entering the apartment, officers discovered the female victim, Chalalai Chaihirunkarn, 26, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie-Mellon University in the bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. The suspect, Bryan Springer, 29, an employee at the Software and Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University was deceased and appeared to have died from a gunshot wound to the head. According to friends, the couple&rsquo;s relationship was troubled; however, there did not appear to be any signs of a struggle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Investigators were able to determine, Springer purchased the weapon and ammunition on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from Iron City Armory in Bridgeville. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:36:25 -0500 Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4025 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Officers were dispatched to an appartment building at 230 N. Craig Street at approximately 1: 45 p.m. to check on the well-being of the occupants.</p> <p>Upon arrival, officers were met by maintenance personnel who assisted with entry into the apartment. The officers entered the apartment and discovered the couple. The female victim appears to have suffered from a fatal gunshot wound. The male subject, also deceased, also appears to a fatal gunshot wound. Homicide investigators are actively investigating this incident as a probably murder-suicide.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:18 -0500 UPDATE: Police Investigating Shooting in Beltzhoover http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4020 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Approximately 3 a.m., Zone 3 officers were patrolling the area of Industry and Haberman streets when they heard numerous shots fired. Officers then noticed a dark Chevy Impala speeding from the area. The vehicle sped toward Warrington Avenue and onto Route 51. The officers engaged the vehicle near the Route 51 cloverleaf. Upon speaking with the occupants, it was determined the rear passenger was deceased.</p> <p>According to investigators, the victim and occupants were stopped near Haberman Street when a black male opened fired on the vehicle, striking the victim. The<strong> 23-year-old</strong> victim from the East End, was pronounced dead on the scene. The investigation remains open.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:36:29 -0500 ARRESTS MADE IN BEECHVIEW BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4016 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two males have been arrested by Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 Officers for a burglary Monday night in the 1600 block of Fallowfield Avenue in Beechview. Officers arrived on the scene in time to catch the men in the act. The 25-year-old male victim was home at the time of the burglary.</p> <p>Arrested were Joseph Solomon, 21, and Dion Rooney, 21. Both were charged with burglary, conspiracy, and possession of marijuana. Rooney was also charged with violations of the Uniform Firearm Act and tampering with evidence.</p> <p><img alt="JOSEPH SOLOMON" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/JOSEPH_SOLOMON.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/DION_ROONEY.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p><strong>JOSEPH SOLOMON </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong> DION ROONEY</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:33 -0500 Update: Teaira Whitehead http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4014 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH &ndash; On October 6, 2014 at approximately 1 p.m., Teaira Whitehead&rsquo;s body was discovered on a running trail in Riverview Park. &nbsp;Today, the Allegheny County Medical Examiners&rsquo; Office has ruled the death as an accident, upon determining the following substances were in her system: Heroin, Chlorpheniramine and Dextromethorphan.</p> <p>At this point, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continues to actively and vigorously investigate Teaira&rsquo;s death. The focus of the investigation will be to determine if her death was the result of a drug delivery under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, a felony in the 1<sup>st</sup> degree.</p> <p>Drug delivery as defined by statute includes, &nbsp;&ldquo;&hellip;any person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, <strong>gives, </strong>prescribes<strong>, sells </strong>or distributes any controlled substance&hellip;and another person dies as a result of using the substance.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:27:32 -0500 3D LASER SCANNER TO HELP IMPROVE REGIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4008 <p><b>MEDIA ADVISORY</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh Emergency Management and Homeland Security is conducting a regional training on a new 3D laser scanner to better help emergency responders secure an area during incidents such as an active shooter.</p> <p>Media is invited to learn more about this new devise and how it can be deployed <strong>TODAY at 1 p.m.</strong> Training is taking place at PNC Park within the Lexus Club, which can be accessed from W. General Robinson St. located near the Home Plate Gate.</p> <p>Raymond V. DeMichie, Deputy Director of the Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Managment and Homeland Security will be available to the media. There will also be representatives from various counties that make up the <a href="http://www.pa-region13.org/">PA Region 13 Task Force</a>&nbsp;and representatives of DiCarlo Precision Instrument Inc., manufactures of the 3D laser scanner.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:59:07 -0500 ARRESTS MADE IN LAWRENCEVILLE STREET ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=4007 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Three males have been arrested in connection with an armed street robbery on Sunday, January 25 at approximately 1 a.m.</p> <div>According to the investigation, two male victims were walking near the intersection of Foster Street and 43rd 1/2 Street in Lawrenceville when they were approached by two males. One pulled out a black gun and the other had a silver semi automatic weapon. Their&nbsp;wallets, phones, and keys were taken.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Officers located three actors - two adults and one juvenile - in possession of the stolen property.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The adults arrested were Jerome Portis and&nbsp;Robert Bey both 18, and a 16-year-old. Each are from Lawrenceville. All three were charged with receiving stolen property.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ShowImage.jpg" style="float: left; width: 120px; height: 150px; " /></div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ShowImage-1.jpg" style="width: 120px; height: 150px; " /></div> <div>JEROME PORTIS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;ROBERT BEY</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="verdana, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>###</strong></font></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:00:39 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING WOMAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3996 <p>UPDATE: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit was able to locate the missing person referenced below. A resident of Stanton Heights, she had voluntarily traveled to South Carolina and is unharmed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is requesting your help locating Luchea Wilson, 61. She was last seen by relatives on January 14; however, the investigation has determined that she checked out of the Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside on January 18. She was operating a white Uhaul cargo van bearing the Arizona plate #AG11495.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/857AFD6B-E495-471A-A531-FF1D62821CB5.jpg" style="width: 434px; height: 538px; " /></p> <p>She is a black female, 5&#39;9&quot;, and weighs approximately 260 pounds. She has brown eyes and wears her greying hair cut short.</p> <p>If you have any information about this person, please contact 911 or the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;<strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:32:39 -0500 Statement by Police Chief Cameron S. McLay on Announcement by District Attorney in Ford Case http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3993 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay released the following statement in regard to the announcement by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. that his office would not pursue remaining charges against motorist Leon Ford:</p> <p>&quot;The role of the District Attorney is to make difficult&nbsp;prosecutorial&nbsp;<wbr />decisions, and I empathize with DA Zappala. The District Attorney, by design, must function and make decisions independently from the police leadership. I have the utmost respect in the prosecutorial judgement of our District Attorney.&nbsp;</p> <div>The decision to not refile charges is in no way related to the extent to which our officers&#39; use of force was consistent with constitutional standards.&nbsp;The USDOJ examination will now serve to evaluate whether the civil rights of Mr. Ford were violated. Until such time, it would inappropriate for me to comment further. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The role of the Criminal Justice system is to serve justice, and it is the role of the DA to determine how best justice can be served. I respect and have full confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system to ensure a just outcome.&quot;</div> </div> <p>###</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:09:19 -0500 Pittsburgh Police Detain Three After South Side Chase: UPDATE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3972 <p><i>Please see update at bottom of release.</i></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 20, 2015) At 3:07 a.m. early Tuesday morning, officers were sent to the 3100 block of Cordell Place in Arlington Heights for a domestic violence call. The female victim indicated an actor assaulted her, and he left the scene in a Jeep armed with multiple firearms. Responding officers were familiar with the actor from past professional contacts, and knew him to have been violent in the past.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Officers spotted the vehicle, but the vehicle refused to stop. Officers pursued toward the South Side Flats. The actor&#39;s vehicle crashed into another citizen&#39;s vehicle, and three actors fled but were quickly apprehended. An assault rifle was found in the actors vehicle.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The citizen was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition. Two male actors were treated for minor injuries and then taken to the Allegheny County Jail, and a female actor was taken directly to the jail.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The Department of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections was notified of a building damaged during the incident.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The investigation continues.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">UPDATE: Names, ages, and criminal charges for the three actors are below:</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Shania Williams-Harriott, 22. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Charges: &nbsp;Loitering &amp; Prowling at Night</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Criminal Mischief</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Flight to Avoid Apprehension</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Robert Newland, 24.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Charges: &nbsp;Fleeing and Eluding</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Loitering &amp; Prowling at Night</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Flight to Avoid Apprehension</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Recklessly Endangering Another Person</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Vehicle Code Violations</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Carl Green III, 24.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Charges: &nbsp;Simple Assault (Domestic Violence)</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Firearms Not to be Carried w/o a Licence</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Former Convict Not to Possess</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Criminal Mischief</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Flight to Avoid Apprehension</div> <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Loitering &amp; Prowling at Night</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">###</div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:35:47 -0500 14-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3970 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has successfully located the missing 14-year-old from Fairywood. He was safe and sound. Thanks to everyone for spreading the word.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Da-Juan_Sherrod.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 320px; float: left;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:58:21 -0500 BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3963 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:10 p.m., Zone 3 Police Officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of Climax Street and Gearing Avenue in Beltzhoover. A 22-year-old male from Sheraden was shot in both legs while in his car.</p> <p>The victim was taken to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a blue Buick Rendevous was seen leaving the scene at the time of the shooting.</p> <p>Anyone with information that may be helpful to this ongoing investigation is encouraged to call 911. Callers can request to remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:22:05 -0500 UPDATE: CHASE ENDS WITH DRUG ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3946 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PITTSBURGH, PA - At approximately 12:46 p.m. Pittsburgh Bureau of</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Police Detectives observed a male later identified as Anton Goughler,</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">46, park a 2000 green Honda Civic in the 4700 block of Hattfield</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Street in Lawrenceville. He exited the vehicle and approached a green</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Chevy but did not get in. Detectives observed Goughler purchase drugs</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">- later determined to be heroine - return to his car and drive off.</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/GoughlerArrest.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px;" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Detectives followed Goughler and attempted to effect a traffic stop.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">He refused to stop and sped away going outbound on Butler Street.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Goughler drove on the wrong side of the road darting in and out&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">traffic. He drove into the Borough of Etna and jumped islands in the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">middle of the street disrupting the normal flow of traffic.</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The pursuit continues onto the 62 Street Bridge where Goughler was</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">observed to toss heroin out of the vehicle&#39;s window.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Goughler led Detectives through Millvale, Etna, Shaler tossing heroin</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">out of the drivers side window along the way.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Goughler stopped his vehicle on the 40th Street Bridge after getting a</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">flat right front tire. He fled from his vehicle on foot tossing a cell</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">phone over the fence onto the railroad tracks below. Detectives chased</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">him down and arrested him without incident. Detectives noticed he had</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">some pink pills in his mouth. The pills are believed to be OxyContin.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">He was taken to UPMC Mercy before being transported to the Allegheny</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">County Jail.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">His charges include possession of a controlled substance - heroine,</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">possession of a controlled substance - OxyContin, fleeing and eluding</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">police, and reckless driving.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:50:58 -0500 ARREST MADE IN 3 ARMED STREET ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3945 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Gene Brown, 18, of the Upper Hill, has been arrested in connection with three recent armed street robberies.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Gene_Brown.jpg" style="width: 299px; height: 394px;" /></p> <p>Brown was arrested January 12 at approximately 3:30 p.m. as part of an undercover operation by Pittsburgh Police Narcotics and the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. The arrest was made during a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Shakespeare Street. According to the investigation, he was a passenger during a jitney trip and there were six packages of crack cocaine recovered.</p> <p>In addition to three counts of robbery, Brown&rsquo;s charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and criminal use of communication.</p> <p>The three robberies for which Brown was wanted occurred in December 2014 in Zone 2. They were:</p> <ul> <li>December 14 near the intersection of Bryn Mawr Road and Iowa Street at approximately 10 p.m.</li> <li>December 27 in the 2300 block of Reed Street at approximately 11:50 p.m.</li> <li>December 28 near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Francis Street at approximately 8:38 a.m.</li> </ul> <p>You can download the photo of Brown by hovering your cursor over the photo and clicking on the download arrow or by following the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:49:33 -0500 ARMED ROBBERY IN CARRICK UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3938 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 11 at approximately 9:27 p.m. at the Uni-Mart in the 700 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick.</p> <p>According to the investigation, two black males wearing dark clothes and ski masks entered the store and one produced a black semi-automatic handgun. &nbsp;They fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, Newport cigarettes and blunts. There were no injuries.</p> <p>Both actors are approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;.</p> <p>Detectives have not yet had the opportunity to review security video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:32:36 -0500 2 JUVENILES ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3935 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">At approximately 10:38 p.m.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;on Saturday Jan. 10, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 responded to a violent fight in progress in the Circle C Group Home on&nbsp;</span><a style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Carrick Avenue</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Three juveniles got into a physical altercation. Two juvenile actors caused severe bodily injury to a third juvenile victim. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Upon arrival, Officers found one juvenile victim unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was started and Paramedics arrived and continued medical care. A pulse was gained and the victim was transported to UPMC Mercy.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">The two juvenile actors were taken into custody. Homicide detectives are investigating.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:16:19 -0500 UPDATE: 3-ALARM FIRE DISPLACES 8 IN POINT BREEZE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3928 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire in the 6800 block of McPherson Boulevard in Point Breeze. At the time of the 3-alarm fire, eight individuals were present - three adults and five children.</p> <p>Two adult females and a 11-month-old infant were taken to West Penn Hospital. One 63-year-old woman escaped with the infant to the porch roof where they were rescued. The baby has since been released and the woman remains at the hospital in stable condition. The second woman, who was found in cardiac arrest, was rescued from the second floor of the structure. She is 65 and remains in the hospital in critical condition.</p> <p>Smoke detectors were present and working in the structure at the time of the fire. At this time, the fire is believed to have originated on the second floor and spread throughout the second and third floor.</p> <p>The Red Cross is assisting the family in with housing.</p> <p>This was a job well done by our Public Safety personnel.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:03:23 -0500 THREE IN POLICE BUREAU TO BE PROMOTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3926 <p class="MsoNormal"><b>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will celebrate three promotions during a ceremony Thursday, January 8 at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Mayor William Peduto, Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and Police Chief Cameron S. McLay will participate in the ceremony.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /> WHERE: 5th floor, City-County Building</p> <p class="MsoNormal">WHO:&nbsp; LIEUTENANT<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sgt. William E. English</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SERGEANT<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; P.O. Kevin Walters<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; P.O. George M. Kristoff</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>###</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:31:48 -0500 MT. WASHINGTON CAR BREAK-INS UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3924 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Detectives are investigating 12 car break-ins overnight on Mt. Washington. The break-ins happened in the area of Albert and Utah streets.</p> <p>Nothing of extreme value was taken from any of the 12 vehicles. Detectives are following viable leads in this matter and are hopeful the investigation will be closed soon.</p> <p>The PBP would like to remind the public that thefts from vehicles are a crime of opportunity. There are steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of such a crime. Don&rsquo;t leave valuables in plain view in your car and be sure to lock your vehicle and secure windows and sunroofs. Items most commonly stolen from vehicles include backpacks, gym bags, briefcases, cash/coins, wallets, purses, laptops/other electronic devices, jewelry, keys, mail, garage door openers and firearms.</p> <p>Most importantly, if you see a suspicious person(s) lurking around unattended vehicles, try to get a good description and call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:11:03 -0500 FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBED, SHOT IN OAKHILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3916 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:14 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Officers responded to a call of an armed robbery in the 200 block of Burrows Street in Oak Hill.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the victim, an Asian male who was delivering food from a restaurant in Uptown, was approached by three black males. The victim was robbed of an unspecified amount of money and his cellphone before being shot once in his right side. He was able to get into his car and drive to a security office.</p> <p>No description of the actors is available.</p> <p>The victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:27:47 -0500 TWO SHERADEN MALES ARRESTED FOR SEVERAL ARMED ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3912 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh Zone 6 Detectives have arrested two males believed to have been responsible for several armed robberies.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The robberies had been occurring in broad daylight. On two occasions, shots had been fired.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">At 11:36 a.m., Detectives spotted two males who fit the description of the actors and took them into custody without incident. They were identified as 17-year-old Marquis Emore and 19-year-old Ladale Coles both from Sheraden. Elmore, who faces charges as an adult, had in his possession a stolen pistol. Charges include several counts of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Though arrests have been made, the investigation is ongoing.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Photos of the actors are not yet available.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 21:10:52 -0500 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN MANCHESTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3911 <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 homicide in Manchester. At approximately 1:27 a.m., Zone 1 Officers responded to a call for shots fired. Upon arrival at the scene in the 3100 block of McClure Street, they found a small pool of blood but no victim. A 22-year-old male self reported to AGH with a gunshot wound to his lower extremities. He died at the hospital.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Investigators are also trying to determine if another incident is connected with this shooting. A male self-reported to UMPC Presbyterian at approximately 1:44 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his hand. The individual refused to cooperate with investigators.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 07:27:51 -0500 MANCHESTER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3909 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting at approximately 2:43 p.m. in Manchester. The call initially came in as a male laying in the street who was shot in the chest and breathing. The 18-year-old victim was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.</p> <p>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> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:07:25 -0500 NORTH HOMEWOOD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3908 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a three-alarm fire in the 7700 block of Baxter Street in North Homewood that started at approximately 2:56 p.m. The fire damaged two homes and displaced at least four individuals. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:36:50 -0500 FATAL STANTON HEIGTS FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3907 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a fatal one-alarm fire in the 200 block of Schenley Manor Driver in Stanton Heights. The fire, which started at approximately 12:59 p.m., was contained to a single-family home. Three people were home at the time time &ndash; 4-year-old girl, a 23-year-old woman, and another woman in her 70s.</p> <p>The older woman was reportedly asleep in a bedroom in the back of the home when the fire started. The other two were in the living room. The 23-year-old sent the child outside and attempted to rescue the sleeping woman.</p> <p>The Red Cross was called to the scene and is assisting five individuals.</p> <p>The cause of the fire remains under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:35:06 -0500 BELTZHOOVER HOME INVASION, SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3905 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Pittsburgh Police Zone 3 is investigating a home invasion in which one of the victims was shot by the actors.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">At approximately 2:23 a.m., police were notified that shots had been fired near the intersection of Taft Avenue and Climax Street. While responding to that location, Officers came across a car speeding away from they area. 911 dispatch informed Officers the vehicle contained two victims from the scene and that one had been shot. The car went to UPMC Mercy where the 22-year-old male victim is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to an upper leg.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The home invasion occurred at a home on Industry Street between Taft Avenue and Laverne Street. According to the investigation, four armed black males forced entry through the front door. A struggle ensued and shots were fired between the actors and the residents. Home at the time was an older female and three adult males.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Two of the actors fled out of the front door and two fled out the back. At this time, it is not known if any of the actors were injured.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Four weapons were recovered &ndash;&nbsp;three at the scene including an AK-47 and two firearms. A fourth firearm was located in a nearby back yard.</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 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> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:39:35 -0500 SHOOTING VICTIM ARRIVES AT HOSPITAL AFTER MULTIPLE SHOTS FIRED CALLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3903 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating a series of shots fired calls. One male self-reported to Allegheny General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his left arm and left foot. At this point, it has not been determined if all of the shots fired incidents are part of the same incident.</p> <p>At approximately 11:11 a.m., 911 received information that shots were fired in near the intersection of Juniata and Manhattan streets. A tan sedan was seen in the area.</p> <p>At approximately 11:20 a.m., 911 received information that shots were fired near the intersection of N. Charles Street and Wilson Avenue. A white SUV was seen in the area.</p> <p>More shots fired calls came in at approximately 11:30 in the 3000 block of Shadeland Avenue. A caller reported that a white SUV had backed into a parked car. A tan Malibu occupied possibly by 4 black males was also seen in the area.</p> <p>Then at approximately 11:42, a white Suburban arrived at AGH. The driver was a 28-year-old black male from Swissvale. He is currently in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:54:41 -0500 SOUTH SIDE HOMICIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3901 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting on Dove Way on the South Side. At approximately 6:23 a.m. a 911 caller reported finding a vehicle that had driven into a pole. An unresponsive woman was inside. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the victim had been shot in the head.</span></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact police by calling 911.</p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:03:23 -0500 DOUBLE SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3900 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 5 is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 3:14 a.m. near the intersection of Baum Boulevard and S. Aiken Avenue.</p> <p>Three male victims believed to be in a black 1999 Lexus where shot at as another vehicle passed by. Their vehicle then went through the intersection and crashed into a pole causing the traffic light to dangle over the roadway.</p> <p>The driver fled the car and ran into a home on S. Aiken to nurse his wounds. His injuries were a grazing gunshot wound to the ear and others caused by the crash. He is a juvenile who was taken to UPMC Presbyterian before being taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center on gun charges. The front seat passenger was shot in the chest and is in serious condition at UPMC Mercy. A third victim was shot in the thigh and is in stable condition also at UPMC Mercy.</p> <p>At this time, there is no description of the actor or the actor vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact police by calling 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:46:05 -0500 BELTZHOOVER SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3899 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police are investigating after two juveniles were shot while driving near the intersection of Warrington Avenue and Craighead Street in Beltzhoover.</p> <p>Both victims were shot in their right arms &amp; are in stable condition at local hospitals. There is no description of the shooters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:23:52 -0500 HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3898 <div><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police are investigating after a s<span style="color:#000000;">hot fired call shortly after 7 p.m. in the Hill District.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Upon arrival to a residence in the 2900 block of &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">White Street, Officers discovered a 45-year-old m</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">ale had been shot in the arm outside of his residence.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">According to the investigation, the victim was home with his adult son when three males wearing mask arrived. The son left the residence to get help.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The victim was taken to UPMC&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Money, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seen in plain view. A search warrant has been requested.</span></div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:02:01 -0500 HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3897 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 Officers were called to the 7400 block of Frankstown Avenue at approximately 4:22 p.m. for a male who had been shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers found a crowd of people who were arguing. The 27-year-old victim, who had been shot once in the chest while on the sidewalk outside of an apartment building, had just dropped off his daughter. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in critical condition.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:24:26 -0500 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3896 <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">All across the nation, the trust gap between police and many of our communities of color has reached a crisis state. In Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shoots unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. In New York, unarmed, 43-year-old Eric Garner dies as a result of a struggle with police. Cleveland police officers shoot and kill 12-year-old Tamir Rice who is armed with a toy gun. The list goes on.&nbsp;The uncomfortable common thread, of course, is the officers are white and the victims are black. Police and the criminal justice system in this country are facing a crisis of confidence.</span></p> <p>Here in Pittsburgh, we too have had our incidents, and the public trust is in jeopardy.&nbsp;If we, the police, are to regain legitimacy, we must assure those calling for change that we hear and understand them, and are committed to police accountability.</p> <p>Some of those calling for police accountability locally tell me they are not being heard.&nbsp;There has been a chorus calling for the officer involved in the Leon Ford incident to be placed on administrative duties pending completion of the U.S. Department of Justice investigation.&nbsp;Some perceive our unwillingness to do so as evidence of corruption of our accountability.</p> <p>The assassination of two officers in New York now has me extremely concerned about the potential for similar violence and for the safety of our officers. The incidents in Ferguson and New York highlight how tragic the outcomes can become if police lose legitimacy and the public trust becomes too badly damaged.</p> <p>The truth is we have heard and we do understand.&nbsp;Weeks ago, recognizing the pain his presence was causing the public, our officer agreed to move to a different part of the city and to work in a plain clothes capacity with limited public contact, and I respect his willingness to have done so.</p> <p>At this point, however, for the integrity of the Police Bureau, I need to make this formal. Until the U.S. Department of Justice investigation is complete, our officer has been assigned to desk duty. He is not being so assigned for punitive reasons. Accountability is one of our core values, and we must respect the integrity of the outside investigation of our actions, honor the findings when they are determined, and, in the process, demonstrate to our communities of color that we hear and understand the pain. &nbsp;</p> <p>Now the question remains, what are we going to do, Pittsburgh?&nbsp;Police work is often not pretty. Officers must arrest violators. Violators often resist, sometimes violently.</p> <p>When the next ugly incident happens, will we be willing to withhold judgement and control our emotions long enough to give each other the benefit of the doubt? Are we going to work together toward reconciliation? Are we going to work on listening to one another with the intention of compassionate understanding? &nbsp;</p> <p>I have faith in us. I think we will. &nbsp;</p> <p>In the Police Bureau, we are deeply committed to improving the quality of our relationships with our community members, and improving integrity of our accountability systems. We are creating an Office of Professional Standards that will work closely with the Office of Municipal Investigations, and are conducting thorough audits of all of our accountability systems. We will be conducting a thorough audit of our police training, to make certain all training, including use of force training, includes a component of ethical decision making. We must never lose sight of our ethical standards of conduct as we perform our difficult and, at times, thankless job.</p> <p>In other words, I am making sure we live our core values: Accountability, Integrity and Respect.</p> <p>The truth is, we have the power to choose our reactions to challenging circumstances.&nbsp;I have faith here in Pittsburgh we will choose wisely.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Cameron S. McLay</p> <p>Chief of Police</p> <p>City of Pittsburgh</p> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:58:24 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERY, SHOOTING ON FRANKSTOWN AVENUE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3895 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 5 Police responded to the 6500 block of Frankstown Avenue at approximately 7:37 p.m. for a call that a man had been shot in the stomach.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered that there had been a robbery at Duke &amp; Duchess Billards. According to the investigation, two black males entered the establishment with guns and demanded money from the approximately 5 people inside. They shot one man who was in the back room.</p> <p>Paramedics took the male victim to UPMC Presbyterian where he is now in serious condition.</p> <p>The actors are both approximately 6 feet tall and have full beards. They are believed to be in their 20s or 30s.</p> <p>Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 911. Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:37:24 -0500 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN SHADYSIDE BANK HEIST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3892 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Bureau of Police Robbery Squad has arrested Clarence Troutman, 38, of the Northside, in connection with</span>&nbsp;a bank robbery in Shadyside&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">on December 23.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/troutman.png" style="width: 144px; height: 180px; float: left;" /></span></p> <p>Video surveillance shows a black male enter the First Niagara Bank, 810 S. Aiken St. He is 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, and has a mustache and beard. He was wearing a black hoodie, black tassel hat, and light colored Carhardt-type pants.</p> <p>There were no customers in the bank at the time. The actor approached a teller and asked for change for a $5 bill. After the teller gave him the change, he demanded that the teller empty the drawer of cash. He left the $5 bill as he fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.</p> <p>A downloadable image from the robbery is below. Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the video.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/[295_Shadyside-Position5]20141223-121738.jpg" style="width: 412px; height: 300px; float: left;" /></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:30:07 -0500 POLICE BUREAU CHAPLAINCY ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION IN PROJECT BLUE LIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3890 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash; Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chaplaincy Program will encourage participation in <strong>Project Blue Light</strong>.</p> <p>The idea for <strong>Project Blue Light</strong> began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to Concerns of Police Survivors that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window: one for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny&rsquo;s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but <strong>Project Blue Light</strong> is her legacy. During the holiday&rsquo;s many organizations urge participation by showing a blue light in your window to show support.</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> TODAY &ndash; December 23, 2014 at 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield St.</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong> Rev. John C. Welch, Chief Chaplain and other members of the Chaplaincy Program</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:10:07 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING ALLENTOWN SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3886 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Zone 3 Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. in Allentown. A 41-year-old man says someone entered his home, near the intersection of Allen Street and Ceres Way, and shot him while he was in his living room. The victim, who did not provide a description of the actor, was taken by Paramedics to UPMC Mercy where he is in stable condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:08:23 -0500 UPDATE: 1 PERSON SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3885 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in the 7100 block of Churchland Street in Lincoln-Lemington at approximately 8:45 p.m. A 24-year-old black male was shot in the right calf as he left his home and was getting into a car. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As Zone 5 Officers were responding to the shooting on Apple Street, dispatched informed them that two black males were seen running onto the porch of a home in the 6400 block of Apple Street. Port Authority Police joined Zone 5 in responding to Apple Street.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The occupants did not respond to initial requests to exit the residence. At the third attempt to hail them out, the second floor resident, later identified as Renee Thompson, came outside with her boyfriend. She stated that only her two daughters ages 6 and 7 were still inside.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Officers entered the residence to remove the children and encountered two other males. Both males were handcuffed and removed from the residence along with the children.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">SWAT conducted a sweep of the building and determined that no other people were inside. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Arrested were: Renee Thompson, 30, of Lincoln-Lemington; Derek Hassim, 25, of McKeesport; and Diante Wilson, 26, of Perry South. Their charges include possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p><img alt="Derek Hassim" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Derek_Hassim.jpg" style="width: 204px; height: 255px; float: left;" /></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;"><img alt="Diante Wilson" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Diante_Wilson.jpg" style="width: 204px; height: 255px; float: left;" /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A photo of Thompson is not available.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Items recovered from the Apple Street residence include: an unspecified amount of heroin, two plastic baggies containing an unknown white powder, a stolen pistol, drug paraphernalia, and seven cellphones.</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, 21 Dec 2014 22:01:20 -0500 UPDATE: PORTION OF BAUM BOULEVARD SHUT DOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3879 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash; Baum Boulevard between S. Euclid Avenue and S. St. Clair Street remains temporarily blocked to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. A contractor expects to secure the remaining upper-story brick facing on a building in the 5800 block of Baum.</p> <p>The roadway and sidewalk were closed Thursday when the bricks fell. The Department of Permits, Licences &amp; Inspections (formerly BBI) evacuated the structure, which houses&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The contractor expects to complete work securing the ediface over the weekend.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:48:24 -0500 UPDATE: POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING SOUTH SIDE MAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3878 <p><strong style="font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 22-year-old white male named Paul Kochu. <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Paul_Kochu.png" style="width: 158px; height: 245px; float: left;" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">He was last seen at his South Side residence around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17. Kochu is described as 6&rsquo;0&rsquo;&rsquo; tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has seen <span style="color:#ff0000;">Paul</span> Kochu to call Pittsburgh Police at 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141. The family of Paul Kochu has offered a $7,500.00 reward for any information that could lead to finding him.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:13:25 -0500 UPDATE: DOUBLE SHOOTING IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3872 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDATE 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 Homicide Squad is investigating a double shooting at a bar in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue at approximately 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 17.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">A 60-year-old man from Lincoln-Lemington was taken to UPMC Presbyterian having been grazed in the left leg. He is in stable condition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The other, a 32-year-old man from Allentown, was pronounced dead on the scene.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, one actor entered the bar and shot the victims before leaving. Investigators encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact them by calling 911. Callers can also call them directly at 412-323-7161. Callers can request to remain anonymous.<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> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:49:22 -0500 UPDATE: SOUTHSIDE BANK ROBBERY UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3869 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a bank robbery at Citizens Bank in the 2800 block of East Carson Street on the South Side.</p> <p>Shortly before 11 a.m., two men entered the bank and ordered everyone to get on the floor. The actors concealed their identity with large glasses, gloves and black bandanas.&nbsp; Their race is unknown.</p> <p>Both actors were armed with automatic pistols. One is believed to be 6 feet tall.</p> <p>They fled with an undetermined about of money. The vehicle, a red Cadillac El Dorado, had been reported stolen. &nbsp;</p> <p>Police located the vehicle abandoned near the intersection of Jumonville and Tustin streets in Uptown. Allegheny County Sheriffs are assisting in tracking the suspects.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:25:43 -0500 MURTLAND AVENUE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3867 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Arson Detectives are investigation a two-alarm fire at a vacant structure in the 1300 block of North Murtland Avenue in Homewood. The fire was reported at approximately 11:22 p.m. Monday, December 15. Please note that some early reports incorrectly stated this address to be on Kendron Street.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:05:54 -0500 1-ALARM FIRE ON MISSION STREET IN SHERADEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3866 <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 Fire responded to a fire at a home at 2510 Mission Street. The one-alarm fire was reported at approximately 12:15 a.m. and caused some damage to 2512 Mission Street.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Both structures are owned by the resident of 2510 and were occupied at the time of the fire. The two female occupants got out of the home on their own without injuries.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">A firefighter was transported to UPMC Mercy with a minor shoulder injury.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The cause of the fire is under investigation.</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, 16 Dec 2014 06:59:59 -0500 CHILD INJURED BY FIRECRACKER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3865 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">At approximately&nbsp;10:30 p.m., Paramedics responded to a call of a child who was injured by a firecracker in the 3000 block of Zephyr Avenue in Sheraden.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Upon arrival, it was determined that an&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">11-year-old boy had suffered severe</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">injuries and burns to his hand, chest, and arm.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">He was taken to Children&#39;s</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where he is in stable.</span></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:47:21 -0500 THREE PROMOTED TO POLICE COMMANDER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3863 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;As the result of promotions to the rank of Assistant chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay initiated a promotional process for the rank of Police Commander. The focus of the evaluation process was to identify candidates who demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the Bureau&rsquo;s core values of &ldquo;Accountability, Integrity and Respect,&rdquo; the law enforcement code of ethics, community policing and model leadership in our constantly changing organization.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Effective today, December 15, 2014, I am very pleased to announce the promotion to Police Commander of Lieutenant Larry Scirotto, Lieutenant Jason A. Lando, and Sergeant LaVonnie Bickerstaff,&rdquo; said McLay. (Bios are below.)</p> <p>The promotional process included the submission of a letter of interest and resume, a review of performance evaluations, feedback from the candidates&rsquo; past and present supervisors, answering an essay question and appearing before an oral interview panel. &nbsp;</p> <p>All Civil Service eligible personnel were permitted to apply. Published promotional guidelines made clear that while supervisors in the rank of sergeant and lieutenant would be considered and evaluated, priority for the position of Commander would be given to those that have successfully served in the rank of Lieutenant. However, present civil service rules permit non-sequential promotions. Since many Lieutenants had never been Sergeants, and many Sergeants frequently serve as Acting Lieutenant, both ranks were deemed eligible, and the final determination would be based on performance in the total process.</p> <p>The 24 oral interviews occurred over three days. The panel consisted of a member of command staff (Chief Bryant or Chief Stangrecki), Police Officer Steve Mescan, a representative from City Personnel (Jennifer Williamson or Colleen Hanley) Office of Municipal Investigations Manager Deborah Walker and Chief McLay.</p> <p>Each participant responded to three separate questions on important organization level leadership topics. Their responses were evaluated based upon pre-determined benchmarks. The panel provided feedback to either &ldquo;Recommend&rdquo; or &ldquo;Not Recommend&rdquo; each candidate for the rank of Commander. Those recommended were placed upon an eligibility list from which selections would be made.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;I was extremely impressed by the quality of the candidate pool,&rdquo; McLay says. &ldquo;There are far more candidates who qualified to be commanders than there are potential commander vacancies in the coming year. This bodes well for the future of this fine Bureau.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited to welcome Commanders Scirotto, Lando and Bickerstaff to my Command Team. Their leadership, passion and commitment will be vital as we move forward, restoring the integrity of our systems, and building bonds within the communities we serve. Commander Scirotto, Commander Lando and Commander Bickerstaff embody our Police Bureau&rsquo;s core values: Accountability, Integrity and Respect. They will serve as role models for our future leaders,&rdquo; McLay said.</p> <p><strong>BIOGRAPHIES</strong></p> <p>Police Commander Lavonnie Bickerstaff started her career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on April 9, 1990. She has served in the Operations, Administration, and Investigations branches of the Bureau during her 24 years of service. She has served in leadership positions for 19 years to include Community Policing, Weed &amp; Seed, Office of Municipal Investigations, Witness &amp; Dignitary Protection, Crime Analysis and Intelligence, Operations Patrol, Robbery Squad and Homicide Squad. For four years, then Sergeant Bickerstaff served as a community liaison for the Chief of Police identifying critical issues and community concerns and helping to develop solutions. While assigned to the Chief&rsquo;s Office, she led the Bureau&rsquo;s recruitment efforts and diversity outreach programs. She is known and recognized for her dedication to the community and leading efforts to foster a better understanding of law enforcement and improving police/community relations. Commander Bickerstaff is the Recording Secretary for the local chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and has been an associate member since the late 1990s. She has a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Sociology and Biology from Hiram College and has received police leadership training from The Penn State University Police Executive Development course. She has received numerous awards and recognitions including several Bureau Citations, the U.S. Attorney LEAD Award, the NOBLE Achievement Award and the Philadelphia Leadership Award. To Commander Bickerstaff, law enforcement is not a job; it&rsquo;s a calling.</p> <p>Police Commander Larry R. Scirotto started his career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on January 16, 1995. He has served in the Bureau&rsquo;s Operations and Investigations branches during his nearly 20 years of service. He has been a leader for the Bureau of Police since January 24, 1995 when he was promoted to sergeant. On June 21, 2010, he was promoted to police lieutenant. His experience includes Operations Patrol, Narcotics &amp; Vice, Canine, Sex Assault &amp; Family Crisis and Traffic. Commander Scirotto is an adjunct instructor for the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy where he teaches courses in ethics, cultural diversity, traffic stops, investigations &amp; interrogations and sex crimes investigations. Prior to serving the citizens of Pittsburgh, Commander Scirotto served as an officer in the Monessen, Rostraver and Donora police departments. He has a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College and is working on a Master of Public Police degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His law enforcement education includes the Northwestern University School of Police Staff &amp; Command, The Penn State University Police Executive Development course and the Command Institute for Police Executives.</p> <p>Police Commander Jason A. Lando started his career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on May 15, 2000. In that time, he has quickly demonstrated an ability to inspire, lead and communicate. Always seeking out opportunities in which he could make a positive impact on the Bureau by seeking more responsibilities, Commander Lando was promoted to sergeant in April 2007 and to lieutenant in October 2010. As a leader, he has served in the Operations and Investigations Branches to include Patrol Operations and Narcotics &amp; Vice.&nbsp; Commander Lando is a certified expert witness in the area of narcotics, certified crisis negotiator, certified paramedic and a Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission certified police instructor.&nbsp; Commander Lando has a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Emergency Medicine Management and is working on a Master&rsquo;s degree in Legal Studies. In 2004, he received the Paul Pigman Prize in 2004 for volunteer service to the community. He has received the Bureau Meritorious Service Award and Certificate of Commendation.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh and the Bureau of Police are expecting much from these three highly qualified individuals in building bonds within the communities we serve; living and demonstrating a daily commitment to community policing and serving as examples of Accountability, Integrity and Respect,&rdquo; says Chief McLay.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:02:00 -0500 BODY FOUND OF MISSING MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3857 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p class="p1">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">&ndash;&nbsp;</span>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police discovered a body in a vacant house on Singer Place Saturday at approximately 9:45 p.m. that has been positively identified as Trinel Bikus, 18, who had been reported missing earlier this month. See original press release <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3825">here</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Bikus had been fatally shot. Homicide Detectives are now investigating.</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:09:56 -0500 MALE SHOT IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3855 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Zone 2 Officers are investigating a shooting at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Centre Avenue in the Hill District. Upon arrival to the scene, Officers discovered a black male laying in the street. He had been shot at least once in the hip. The victim decline to provide police any information. Paramedics took him to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:33:06 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SQUIRREL HILL BUSINESS ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3854 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery at The Exchange, 5800 block of Forbes Avenue, in Squirrel Hill at approximately 3:49 p.m.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a male walked into the store, pushed a customer out of the way, pointed a dark gun at the store employee who was behind the counter and demanded the money from the registered.</p> <p>The store employee put the money in a whilte plastic bag and the actor fled the store on foot in the direction of Shady Avenue.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is believed to be 6 feet tall and was wearing dark jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, a dark grey vest coat, black gloves and a black spandex mask.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call police by dialing 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:16:03 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING BANK ROBBERY IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3853 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery at First National Bank, 800 block of South Aiken Avenue, in Shadyside.</p> <p>At approximately 11:02 a.m., Zone 4 Officers responded to a call for an alarm at the bank. Upon arrival, they were informed that the bank had been robbed. The actor brandished a dark handgun and told the teller to fill a black back pack with money.</p> <p>The actor is believed to be a light complexion black male, 6 feet tall, who weighs 180-200 pounds.</p> <p>He was wearing a grey hoodie and black and white skull mask. He was seen fleeing on foot down Telephone Way.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:19:51 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER BODY FOUND ON TAFT AVENUE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3852 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 7:37 a.m. Pittsburgh Police and EMS were dispatched to the 900 block of Taft Avenue for a call of a male lying on the side of the road.</p> <p>The 22-year-old male victim from Swissvale was determined to be dead on the scene with a gunshot wound to the left side of his neck.&nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are searching for a black Chrysler PT Crusier with&nbsp;a PA license plate&nbsp;JPS 4417.</p> <p>Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police by calling 911.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:35:31 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMEWOOD SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3851 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 a.m. Pittsburgh Zone 5 Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N. Braddock and Frankstown avenues for a call of a male shot.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Officers discovered a white Dodge Durango that appeared to have been shot; however, no victim was immediately found. Officers were informed that the car&rsquo;s occupants had fled to a residence in the 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue.</p> <p>A 22-year-old male from Wilkinsburg had received a graze wound in the shoulder. His 20-year-old girlfriend was unharmed. The male was treated at the scene by Paramedics but refused to be transported to the hospital. He later self-reported to UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the actor is a black male wearing all black. Police are continuing to investigate this matter.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:14:51 -0500 ARREST MADE IN LINCON-LEMINGTON SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3845 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 5 Officers have arrested one actor in connection with a shooting in a home in the 6400 block of Apple Avenue today at approximately 11:58 a.m.</p> <p>Davon Goins, 30, of Homewood <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/ShowArrestImagegoins.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 123px; float: left;" />will face charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and a person not to possess a firearm.</p> <p>The 21-year-old male victim, a resident of Lincoln-Lemington, &nbsp;is in stable condition at a local hospital.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:37:38 -0500 FATAL CRASH AFTER BRIEF POLICE CHASE IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3838 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">At approximately</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1:52 a.m., a marked Zone 5 polilce vehicle was sitting at the intersection of Frankstown Road and Brushton</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Avenue when another car almost struck it. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The officers performed</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;a u-turn in the intersection and the actor vehicle sped off. The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">chase that lasted approximately 90&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">seconds before the actor vehicle</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;turned off of Oakwood and went outbound on&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Frankstown Road. This was when Officers lost sight of the car and were preparing to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">notify dispatch but they came upon the crash scene.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The actor vehicle sheared a utility pole and struck the corner of a</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">building. The driver was pronounced DOA on scene. A front seat</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">passenger was taken to the hospital in stable condition. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:19:01 -0500 FATAL CRAFTON HEIGHTS SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3837 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in Crafton Heights. Zone 6 Officers responded to a call at approximately 5:29 p.m. Upon arrival, they found the victim, a male believed to be in his 20s, collapsed in front of a home in the 1000 block of Woodlow. The shooting scene was located inside of a residence in the 900 block. The victim, who was shot in the chest, was pronounced deceased at UPMC Mercy Hospital.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:01:32 -0500 PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE ANNOUNCES NEW ASSISTANT CHIEFS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3836 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; With the impending retirements of two Assistant Chiefs with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP), Chief Cameron McLay is announcing two promotions and one transfer in the rank of Assistant Chief.</p> <p>Commanders Thomas A. Stangrecki and Scott E. Schubert are the first promotions to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police and Assistant Chief Maurita Bryant will take over Assistant Chief of Investigations.</p> <p>Assistant Chief designate Stangrecki <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender.jpg" style="width: 97px; height: 149px; float: left;" />&nbsp;has a long and distinguished career with the PBP that started with his appointment on April 4, 1988. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, Leadership Pittsburgh and the Command Institute for Police Executive. He has served in every branch within the PBP and at every rank leading up to Assistant Chief. He has long been known for his dedication to the City, the Bureau and, most importantly, the citizens we serve.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Assistant Chief designate Schubert <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(2).jpg" style="width: 115px; height: 143px; float: left;" />&nbsp;also has a long and distinguished career with the PBP that started with his appointment on March 8, 1993. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police and the School of Police Staff and Command.&nbsp; Schubert has served at every rank leading up to Assistant Chief and has served in the Operations and Investigations Branches. He is known and recognized for his dedication to the community and leading efforts to assist the less fortunate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Assistant Chief Bryant <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/FullSizeRender_(1).jpg" style="width: 125px; height: 194px; float: left;" />started her career with the PBP on March 28, 1977. She is a 37-year veteran of the Bureau and has served in a supervisory capacity for more than 19 years. After serving in various capacities from patrol to criminal investigations and rising through the supervisory ranks, Assistant Chief Bryant currently oversees the Operations Branch. She is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy and Leadership Pittsburgh. She is the immediate past president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and is involved with various organizations that work with inner-city youths. Shas taught law enforcement and anti-terrorism courses to law enforcement agencies around the world. Assistant Chief Bryant will be returning to the Investigations Branch.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh and the Bureau of Police is expecting much from these three highly qualified individuals in building bonds within the communities we serve, living and demonstrating a daily commitment to community policing and serving as examples of accountability, integrity and respect,&rdquo; says Chief McLay.</p> <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong></p> <p>Chief McLay began the process of identifying replacements on October 28 with the Bureau wide publication of assistant chief promotional guidelines. The guidelines included the submission of a letter of interest and resume, a review of performance evaluations, feedback from the candidates&rsquo; past and present supervisors, an essay question, and an oral interview panel.</p> <p>All Civil Service eligible personnel were permitted to apply. Published promotional guidelines made clear that while supervisors in the rank of sergeant and lieutenant would be considered and evaluated, priority for the position of assistant chief would be given to those that have successfully served in the rank of police commander.</p> <p>The oral interview panel consisted of Chief McLay, Commander Eric Holmes, Detective Janine Triollo, Office of Personnel representative Jenifer Williamson, and Office of Municipal Investigations Director Deborah Walker.</p> <p>The focus of the evaluation process was on demonstrating an understanding and commitment to the Bureau&rsquo;s mission of accountability, integrity and respect, the law enforcement code of ethics, community policing, and leadership in a constantly changing organization. Each participant responded to four separate questions on important organization level leadership topics. Their responses were evaluated based upon pre-determined benchmarks. The panel provided feedback to Chief McLay &ndash; either recommend or not recommend and listed their top three recommendations. Those who were recommended were placed upon an eligibility list from which selections were made by Chief McLay.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:11:07 -0500 UPDATED: ARREST MADE IN RESTAURANT BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3832 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On December 8 at approximately 11:59 p.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to Frank &amp; Shirley&#39;s Restaurant, 2209 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, for a burglary in progress.<br /> <br /> Upon arrival, Officers immediately saw a white male dressed in jeans and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt standing to the left side of the building. His back was facing them and he had a duffle bag that appeared&nbsp;heavy. When he noticed the Officers, the man ran south on Saw Mill Run Boulevard clutching the duffle bag while crossing four lanes of traffic.</p> <p>The man, later identified as Robert Campoli, 45,&nbsp;<img alt="Robert Campoli" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/IMG_1191.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; float: left;" />refused multiple requests to stop and lay on the ground. Officers caught up with him, forcibly cuffed him and placed him under arrest in the middle of the highway as traffic passed. His bag contained various instruments of crime.&nbsp;</p> <p>Campoli was transported to UPMC Mercy where he was treated for minor facial injuries before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>In addition to fleeing and resisting arrest, a search of Campoli at the jail determined that he attempted to conceal cigarettes, a lighter and $20.</p> <p>His charges include burglary, possessing instruments of crime, criminal mischief, obstructing highways, four counts of reckless endangerment, escape, resisting arrest, and contraband.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to thank the Mt. Oliver Police Department for their assistance during this arrest.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:26:27 -0500 ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL SUPERVISOR ANNOUNCED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3830 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department would like to announce the hiring of Taylor L. Sumansky as the Supervisor for Animal Care &amp; Control.</p> <p>Sumansky, a native of Rockland County, New York, who now lives in Brookline, has been on the job sense October 6, 2014.</p> <p>&nbsp;&quot;Pittsburgh is already known as the nation&#39;s most livable city. I am very excited to help bolster that title by continuing to make Pittsburgh an animal friendly community through progressive initiatives such as the free spay and neuter program, as well as supervising the enforcement of the City&#39;s laws that ensure the humane treatment of animals,&quot; says Sumansky. &quot;Beginning in 2015, look for some very exciting animal related education and outreach programs for City residents. I look forward to partnering with local rescue agencies and national organizations to ensure Pittsburgh&#39;s future as the nation&#39;s most livable city for animals, too.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/TSumansky.JPG" style="width: 395px; height: 263px;" /></p> <p>She holds a bachelor degree in management of Humane Leadership from Duquesne University and an associate degree in veterinary technology from Bel-Rea Institute in Denver, Colorado.</p> <p>Sumansky has worked as a medical wellness liaison with Animal Friends and a shelter manager with Western PA Human Society. She has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2001.</p> <p>Contact PIO Sonya Toler to arrange interviews.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:04:07 -0500 PITTSBURGH POLICE SEEKING INFORMATION ON MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3825 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p class="p1">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">&ndash;&nbsp;</span>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is requesting your help in locating Trinel Bikus, 18, who was last seen on Sunday, November 23, 2014. However, he had a phone conversation in which he told someone he was in Lincoln-Lemington on Tuesday, November 25.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Trinel_Bikus.jpg" style="width: 190px; height: 238px;" /></p> <p class="p1">He is 5&#39;4&quot;, weighs 125 pounds, has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing black sweat pants, a gray T-shirt, a dark grey hoodie with white writing on the chest, sleeve and hood areas, and tan Timberland boots.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen Trinel Bikus to please call Pittsburgh Police by dialing 911.</p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:09:57 -0500 POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING FEMALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3823 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">&ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 15-year-old female named Oderia Wilson. She was last seen at 8:45 p.m. on December 5 at her residence in Homewood. She was wearing a black jacket and black boots. She is a black female, 5&#39;6&quot;, weighing 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Oderia_Wilson.jpg" style="width: 328px; height: 433px;" /></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Oderia Wilson to call Pittsburgh Police at 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Missing Persons office at 412-323-7141.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:03:33 -0500 REWARD OFFERED IN SEARCH FOR MISSING WESTWOOD MAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3813 <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="outline: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;" width="100%"> <tbody style="outline: none;"> <tr style="outline: none;"> <td style="outline: none; vertical-align: top;"> <div class="article" style="outline: none; margin-bottom: 25px;"> <div class="ckBlock" style="outline: none;"> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A financial reward has been made available in connection with the search for Richard Turton, a 57-year-old man&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">last seen May 27, 2014. </span></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Mr. Turton&#39;s family has asked to leave the amount of the reward undisclosed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">He was last seen leaving his home on Colescott Street in Westwood. He was wearing tan jeans, blue/white shirt and white shoes. Mr. Turton also has a heart condition/defibrillator and left all medications at his residence. He stands approximately 6 feet tall, weights approximately 150 pounds, has brown/grey hair, and brown eyes.</span></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Detectives are again asking for the community&#39;s assistance is locating this man. Anyone who may have seen Richard Turton should call the Bureau&#39;s Missing Persons Squad at 412-323-7141.</span></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Richard_Turton.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 600px;" /></span></p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; text-align: center;"><strong style="outline: none; font-family: RobotoBold;">###</strong></p> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:58:24 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING DOUBLE SHOOTING IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3808 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a double shooting in Lincoln-Lemington at approximately 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>A 26 year-old male was fatally shot while inside of a black car parked in the 1300 block of Manning Street. A 23-year-old female victim was shot in the arm and is in stable condition at UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male was seen fleeing the scene on foot. Any one with information that may be related to this case is encouraged to call 911. Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:47:19 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING MT. WASHINGTON MULTI-CAR CRASH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3805 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; </span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">At approximately&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">2:24 a.m.</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">, Zone 3 Officers responded to Belonda Street in Mt. Washington for a multiple car crash.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Upon arrival, they discovered nine vehicles damaged in addition to the actor&#39;s vehicle, a silver Dodge Ram, which had extensive damage.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Initial reports said the actor and a passenger fled on foot. However, Officers discovered someone o</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">n Kearsage Street who was passed out on the ground. The 38-year-old man had minor injuries and may be the actor. He was taken to AGH. The man was not able to share much information with Officers. He</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;is in stable condition.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">The matter remains under investigation.</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; text-align: center;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: -webkit-center;">###</strong></div> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:10:21 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY IN GATEWAY CENTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3800 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:30 p.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to Gateway Plaza for a report of an armed robbery.</p> <p>A female was walking with her teenage daughter and two of her daughter&rsquo;s friends when two males that they described as either African-American or of Middle Eastern decent who appeared to be in their mid-20s approached them. They were wearing jeans and black shirts.</p> <p>The two males got away with their cellphones, purses, and an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing on foot toward Penn Avenue.</p> <p>Detectives will take over the investigation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:33:52 -0500 SELF-STORAGE FIRE BEING INVESTIGATED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3781 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Arson squad are investigating a fire at 24<sup>th</sup> and Josephine streets, the location of a self-storage business at approximately 2:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2014.</p> <p>Upon arrival, several storage units were on fire. No injuries were reported.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:11:22 -0500 UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE FIRE BEING INVESTIGATED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3780 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Arson squad are investigating a fire at an unoccupied, 2 &frac12; story home in the 300 block of Republic Street. The two-alarm fire occurred at approximately 2:06 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2014.</p> <p>Neighbors reported the fire to 911. The structure was fully engulfed upon arrival of firefighters.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:10:15 -0500 FIRE CREWS RESCUE 2 OCCUPANTS, KITTEN FROM 1-ALARM FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3779 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a one-alarm fire on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at approximately 12:40 p.m.</p> <p>Reportedly, a first-floor tenant in a three-unit apartment in the 900 block of N. Negley Avenue was cooking when a fire started in her kitchen. She then warned the other tenants. She and the third-floor occupant were able to get out safely; however, two occupants of the second floor escaped onto the porch roof where they were found suffering from smoke inhalation.</p> <p>Firefighters also rescued a kitten from the third-floor apartment.</p> <p>The estimated damage to the structure is $25,000 and $5,000 for contents.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:09:02 -0500 DOG DIES IN MULTI-FAMILY APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3778 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a one alarm fire Friday, November 21, 2014 at approximately 8:08 p.m.</p> <p>Occupants of a three-story, multi-family apartment building in the 800 block of College Avenue reported hearing a neighbor&rsquo;s dog bark repeatedly. When they went to investigate, they discovered a fire in the top floor apartment but could not gain entry.</p> <p>The fire was contained to that apartment, but the occupants&rsquo; dog died in the fire.</p> <p>The estimated damage to the structure is $20,000 and $5,000 for contents.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:07:08 -0500 POLICE ARREST 5 ON DRUG CHARGES, REMOVE 3 GUNS FROM STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3775 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In responding to a 911 call for shots fired, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers arrested 5 people on drug charges and removed 3 illegal guns from the streets.</p> <p>At approximately 2:43 a.m., Officers responded to a call for shots fired in an apartment in the 2100 block of Rhine Place.&nbsp; Upon arrival, officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the apartment. A witness confirmed the shots had come from that apartment.</p> <p>As Officers were clearing civilians from harms&rsquo; way, someone came out of the apartment and Officers gained entrance to do a protective sweep. No injured person was found, however, three firearms that had been reported stolen were located in a closet. They were 2 40 caliber weapons and one 9 mm.</p> <p>A warrant was then secured. A search of the apartment resulted in finding more than 600 stamped bags of heroin, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $1,000 in cash.</p> <p>Arrested were: Jaquayla Kendrick, 19, of Garfield; Eli Herrine, 24, from Houtzdale, PA; Kent Morton, 26, of Brighton Heights, Jemera Hibbler, 28 of Beltzhoover; and Lavelle Johnson, 30, of the Hill District.</p> <p>Charges include receiving stolen property; persons not to posses, use, manufacture or control a firearm; possession of illegal drugs; and possession with the intent to deliver.</p> <p>Click the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of the actors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:48:38 -0500 ZONE 5 POLICE ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT AFTER BRIEF CHASE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3767 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 Officers arrested Robert Evans, 51, of North Point Breeze for burglary early this morning along Washington Boulevard.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 12:49 a.m., police received a 911 call that a security alarm had been activated at B&amp;R Pools and Swim Shop in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard. Upon arrival to the scene, the shop owner told Officers that a male fled on foot after coming out of the building with merchandise. The owner produced his legally-owned firearm and told the actor that police were on the way. The actor dropped the merchandise and ran.</p> <p>Officers quickly caught up with the actor as he fled on Washington Boulevard and apprehended him. &nbsp;A Taser was deployed twice with no effect on him. An Officer struck Evans in the thigh area with a tactical baton causing Evans to fall to the ground while another handcuffed him. A pocket knife was found in his coat pocket.</p> <p>Click the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photograph.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:33:33 -0500 FATAL VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ON SOUTH SIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3766 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A fatal vehicle/pedestrian accident this morning on the South Side preliminarily appears to have been the result of a medical condition suffered by the driver.</p> <p>According to the investigation, at approximately 6:43 a.m., two pedestrians were struck from behind by a one-tone dump truck at the intersection of East Carson Street and the Smithfield Street Bridge. A male victim was pronounced dead on the scene. A female victim was taken to UPMC Mercy with head trauma and remains in critical condition.</p> <p>The driver operates his own construction company and was delivering breakfast to a job site when he lost consciousness possibly on Arlington Avenue.</p> <p>The investigation continues.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:02:29 -0500 ARREST MADE IN MAY 2014 HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3759 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad says Tariq Long, 24, already in the Allegheny County Jail, now faces additional charges for the May 11, 2014 fatal shooting of Jeffrey Jackson, 38, near the intersection of Hale Street and Hamilton Avenue in South Homewood.</p> <p><em>Corrected:&nbsp;</em>Click the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Long.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:57:50 -0500 UPDATE: HOMICIDE SQUAD INVESTIGATING EARLY MORNING SHOOTINGS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3752 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two shootings in Zone 6.</p> <p>At approximately 12:20 a.m., there was a 911 report of a male who had been shot in the 2700 block of Glenn Mawr Avenue in Sheraden. Officers arrived to find a black male on the sidewalk who had been shot in the chest and buttocks areas. Paramedics took him to AGH where he is in critical condition.</p> <p>Another shooting victim, a white male, walked into AGH and is reported to also be in critical condition. Police are investigating if the two shootings are related.</p> <p>In addition to multiple shell casings, three firearms were found at the scene. One car was also struck by gunfire.</p> <p>A white SUV was seen fleeing in the direction of Carson Street.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>#</strong></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 02:27:25 -0500 HOME INVASION UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3741 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 is investigating a home invasion in the 5300 block of Summerdale Street.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile was home alone and invited over a female he met on social media. This female arrived with a second female who stayed outside in a car but later forced entry into the home accompanied with two other males.</p> <p>The investigation continues and no additional information is currently available.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:48:11 -0500 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ON CEDAR AVENUE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3740 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Accident Investigation is currently investigating a pedestrian/vehicular accident in the 500 block of Cedar Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. today.</p> <p>A box truck struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle causing it to go on the sidewalk where it hit a woman was walking along the sidewalk. The victim, who is approximately 50 years old, was taken to AGH in critical condition. A second unoccupied, parked vehicle was also struck in the accident.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:36:06 -0500 SWAT INCIDENT ENDS PEACEFULLY IN FRIENDSHIP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3739 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Charles Rogers, 61, was taken into police custody at approximately 5:26 p.m. today after being convinced to surrender by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police SWAT.</p> <p>Rogers entered an apartment on the 3<sup>rd</sup> floor of a home in the 300 block of South Fairmount Street at approximately 11:44 a.m. and refused to leave. He had been evicted from the home, which is owned by his family, in October. SWAT was called to the scene approximately one hour later because Rogers was threatening to use a shotgun in his possession.</p> <p>A negotiator had intermittent communication via cellphone with Rogers during the standoff as SWAT used an LRAD to verbally urge him out of the apartment and several rounds of gas. Finally Rogers agreed to surrender; however, two less than lethal rounds had to be used to coax him down from the fire escape at the rear of the structure.</p> <p>He was taken to UPMC Mercy to be medically cleared before being taken to Allegheny County Jail. He will be charged with five counts of aggravated assault, criminal trespass, possession of an instrument of crime, two counts of terroristic threats, and risking a catastrophe.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:59:27 -0500 POLICE SEEK PERSON OF INTEREST IN SEPTEMBER STREET ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3733 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Plainclothes Detectives at The Bureau of Police Zone 5 are seeking a person of interest in a Sept. 22, 2014 strong arm robbery in Bloomfield. Anyone who recognizes the person shown in this video is encouraged to call Zone 5 at 412-665-3605 and ask for the detective desk.</p> <p>Click the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the video. A second video is available on PBP&#39;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPolice">Facebook </a>page.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:23:25 -0500 WOMAN ARRESTED WITH HEROIN, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3728 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 6 Officers made a drug arrest November 9, 2014 at approximately 4:26 p.m. after spotting a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 2500 block of Banksville Road.</p> <p>The vehicle was occupied by two female actors. During the investigation, Officers recovered one stamp bag of heroin and arrested the passenger, 27-year-old Danielle Thomas. During transport to the Allegheny County Jail, Officers observed Thomas removing objects from her pants. Officers recovered 277 Oxycodone pills and more than $1,600 in cash.</p> <p>Thomas was jailed on charges of possession with the intent to deliver, possession of Oxycodone and possession of heroin.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Thomas.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:07:58 -0500 LETTER CONTAINING THREATS AGAINST FOOD KIOSK BEING INVESTIGATED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3725 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating threats against a food kiosk in Oakland. A letter was mailed the Zone 1 Police Station that contained the threats and that station then contacted Zone 4, which is where the kiosk known as Conflict Kitchen is located.</p> <p>No further details are available regarding the content of the letter or the investigation at this point.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:51:58 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED AT UNOCCUPIED CAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3724 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:38 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2014, Pittsburgh Police responded to a 911 call for shots fired outside a home in the 3700 block of Chartiers Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a white Nissan Altima with five bullet holes. The vehicle was parked an unoccupied.</p> <p>The owner of the vehicle was unharmed and did not see the actor or actors.</p> <p>Zone 6 continues to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:44:50 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING CAR STRUCK BY BULLETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3723 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 10:54 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2014, Pittsburgh Police responded to a 911 call for a vehicle possibly shot at the intersection of Mazette and Beechnut roads. Upon arrival, officers discovered a white Jeep Compass with eight bullet holes on the passenger side. The vehicle also had extensive damage on the driver side from sideswiping the guard rail in the middle of Industrial Highway.</p> <p>The occupants, a male from the West End and a female from the North Side, said they turned onto Industrial Highway when a dark gray or silver GMC SUV pulled along side of them and opened fire. Neither of the victims, both 25 years old, was injured. They were unable to see the individual or individuals in the car.</p> <p>Zone 6 continues to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:38:42 -0500 JITNEY DRIVER ARRESTED FOR A VARIETY OF CHARGES INCLUDING DUI http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3722 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest of James Bailey, 52, of Penn Hills on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, driving without having his headlights on, and driving with an expired emission inspection.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Zone 1 Officers returning from the Allegheny County Jail observed Bailey&rsquo;s black 1996 Toyota 4Runner driving in the opposite direction on Grant Street with the headlights out at approximately 8:53 p.m.&nbsp; Officers attempted to make a traffic stop at the intersection of Grant and the Boulevard of the Allies.</p> <p>The driver refused to stop and took the I-376 West exit onto the Fort Duquesne Bridge. The vehicle turned onto I-279 North then took the Route 28 exit then the Madison Avenue/East Ohio Street exit. Bailey pulled over at the intersection of Madison Avenue and East Ohio Street. He was taken into custody at approximately 8:57 p.m.</p> <p>The investigation determined that the four passengers &ndash; a 35-year-old woman, a 28-year-old woman and three children ages 6, 4 and 3 months &ndash; had hired Bailey as a jitney driver. They say they were pleading with him to stop throughout the pursuit. Officers transported the passengers to their home.</p> <p>Bailey was taken to Zone 6 for field sobriety testing then to UPMC Mercy for blood testing before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>Follow the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:19:34 -0500 POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOT IN MARSHALL-SHADELAND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3715 <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 is investigating a shooting near the intersection of Ridgeland Drive and Marshall Avenue that sent two males to the hospital at approximately 5 p.m. today.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Both victims &ndash; one 19 and the other 20 &ndash; are in stable condition at AGH. Both are from the North Side.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">According to the investigation, they were walking along Ridgeland Drive when approached by at least two other males who shot them before fleeing from the area.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Investigators are following various leads but encourage anyone with information to contact police in connection with this shooting.</p> <p align="center" style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:33:00 -0500 UPDATE: 3 ARRESTED FOLLOWING ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3707 <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; Pittsburgh Zone 1 Police arrested 3 actors in the early morning following an attempted home invasion on Monterey Street.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">According to the investigation, residents of the home 1200 block of Monterey Street provided video of three actors who fled from the location without entering the home.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Zone 1 Officers apprehended two of the actors at different locations before receiving information that the third was inside a house in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue. SWAT was called at approximately 1 a.m. After numerous attempts to make contact, the third actor came out of the house without incident. All three are in custody.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">SWAT searched the house and did not find any additional actors. Zone 1 Officers searched the house and recovered a firearm.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Arrested were Leroy Miller, 18, of Perry North; Ronald Brown, 18 of Munhall; and a 17-year-old juvenile. Miller faces charges of robbery, criminal conspiracy - robbery, altering or obliterating marks of identification, criminal attempt - burglary, firearms not to be carried without a license, and possessing instruments of crime. &nbsp;Brown faces charges of robbery, criminal conspiracy, and criminal attempt.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">No photos are available of the two adult actors.</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> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:08:46 -0500 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN ELLIOTT HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3702 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest in the homicide of an Elliott man.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Derek Scott Lee, 26, of Penn Hills is in Allegheny County Jail charged with criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer a firearm.</span></p> <p>Leonard Butler, 44, was fatally shot in the basement of his home&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">on Lakewood Street on October 13.</span></p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Lee.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:53:39 -0400 WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3700 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Arson Squad arrested and charged a woman October 30 in connection with a fire that occurred October 17 in the 3200 block of Spring Garden Avenue.</p> <p>Carol Canton, 44, is in Allegheny County Jail on charges of three counts of arson and one count of risking a catastrophe. According to the investigation, Canton set fire to her own home in order to collect insurance money.</p> <p>Click the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:29:27 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN FATAL HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3696 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in the June 3, 2014 fatal shooting of Frankie Trammell, 24, in Hill District&rsquo;s Bedford Dwellings housing community.</p> <p>Police arrested Keith Watson, who was in the Allegheny County Jail on a detainer for an unrelated case.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Watson.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:10 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN FATAL HOMEWOO SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3695 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in the Oct. 11, 2014 fatal shooting of Robert Wilson, 35, of East Liberty.</p> <p>Accompanied by his attorney, Herbert Hart surrendered at Police Headquarters today at noon. According to the investigation, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, the victim got into a verbal argument with Hart at a home in the 600 block of Hale Street in Homewood after asking to see his daughter.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Hart.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:58:56 -0400 ARREST MADE IN OCTOBER 4 FATAL SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3688 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest in the October 4, 2014 fatal shooting of Reginald Turner, 18, of California-Kirkbride. The actor, Copeland Tyler, 18, of Penn Hills, was arrested without incident by at approximately 6:11 p.m. October 28 on charges of criminal homicide and firearms not to be carried without a license.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Tyler sustained a gunshot wound to his right forearm during an incident in an apartment building in the 5600 block of Penn Avenue in East Liberty. During the incident, Turner was shot in the head. He died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital the following morning from his injuries.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Tyler.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:35:51 -0400 PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERY, SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3687 <p><strong>FOR IMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:40 a.m. today a 27-year-old male from Sheradan reported that he was shot and robbed near the intersection of Chartiers Avenue and Fairdale Street in Sheradan. According to the investigation, he was approached by two black males dressed in all black. The actors removed his hoodie, took two cellphones from him, shoved him, shot him, and then fled on foot in the direction of Chartiers Avenue. Zone 6 continues to investigate this case.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:25:55 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE FINDING MAN, DOG MISSING FROM LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3684 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&rsquo;s Unit is<span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;following various leads in the investigation&nbsp;into the disapperance of Andre Gray, 34.</span>&nbsp;Gray is missing from the Lawrenceville section of the City of Pittsburgh. Gray is described as dark skinned, about 5&rsquo;9&rsquo;&rsquo; and 200 pounds with a full beard.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Andre Gray or his dog that goes by the name &quot;Boss&quot; to call Pittsburgh Police at 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141. Callers can request to remain anonymous.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of Gray and his dog.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:18:47 -0400 UPDATE: POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE FINDING PERSON MISSING FROM LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3676 <p><b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&rsquo;s Unit is renewing its request for assistance in locating a 34 year old black male named Andre Gray. Gray&#39;s disapperance is considered suspicious.</p> <p><img alt="Andre Gray" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/gray.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 312px; float: left;" /></p> <p>He is missing from the Lawrenceville section of the City of Pittsburgh. He is described as dark skinned, about 5&rsquo;9&rsquo;&rsquo; and 200 lbs with a full beard.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has information that may assist in locating Gray to call Missing Persons at 412-323-7141.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:43:17 -0400 MAN ARRESTED AFTER WALKING INTO HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3675 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police today arrested Theodore Gore, 26, of East Liberty on an outstanding burglary warrant.</p> <p>Gore self-reported to UPMC Shadyside at approximately 12:23 a.m. with three gunshot wounds in his left leg. According to what he told reporting Officers, Gore was waiting for the bus near Negley Avenue and Black Street when two black males attempted to rob him. When Gore refused to hand over his belongings, both males pulled out pistols and at least one of them shot him. They then fled on foot. An investigation was unable to determine a shooting scene.</p> <p>After checking his background, Officers discovered that Gore was wanted for a burglary on Blackadore Street on Sept. 10, 2013.</p> <p>Gore was transported to UPMC Mercy before being transported to Allegheny County Jail. No photo is available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:24:51 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN WEST END http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3669 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Please note that this incident occured in the West End not Elliott.</span></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 Officers responded to the intersection of Steuben and Sanctus streets for a male shot.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a black male was fatally shot by two actors as he got into his vehicle upon leaving Lee Tuck Lounge in the 100 block of Steuben Street. The actors were seen running down Sanctus Street.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the PBP Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161. Callers may remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:12 -0400 UPDATE: SCHOOL THREAT SUSPECT ARRESTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3656 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 Detectives have arrested a 14-year-old male from Clairton in connection with phone in bomb threats that prompted the evacuation of three Pittsburgh Public Schools in September.</p> <p>The juvenile faces 33 counts of felony terroristic threats, 15 counts of felony threats to use weapons of mass destruction, eight counts of misdemeanor terroristic threats, and eight counts of misdemeanor false alarms to agencies of public safety.</p> <p>Detectives were able trace the calls with the assistance of an outside law enforcement agency that received similar calls from the same juvenile. The investigation determined that the students and staff of West Liberty Elementary, South Brook Middle, and Pioneer Education Center were never in danger from the threats.</p> <p>The juvenile was allowed to seek in-patient, mental health treatment in lieu of immediate arrest and is currently continuing with out-patient treatment while awaiting trial.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:38:58 -0400 BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3647 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is releasing photos of a burglary suspect and asking the public to help identify the person shown.</p> <p>On October 13, 2014, Zone 5 Officers responded to Donatelli&#39;s Italian Food, 4711 Liberty Ave. in Bloomfield. According to the investigation, an unknown male entered the store at approximately 4:45 p.m. &nbsp;He took an item out of the dairy section then entered the back office and made off with an undetermined amount of money.</p> <p>The photos show the black male with a medium complexion and medium build wearing jeans and a long white T-shirt under a black polo shirt. He wore a backward Pirates baseball hat. &nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information as to the indenty and/or whereabouts of the person in the photos is encouraged to call the PBP Burglary Squad at 412-323-7155. Callers may remain anonymous upon request.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:42:05 -0400 POLICE RECRUIT ARRESTED, PLACED ON UNPAID LEAVE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3646 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police today arrested recruit Cyrus Sukhadia on charges of providing alcohol to a minor and intimidation of victim or witness.</p> <p>Recruit Sukhadia, 21, of Beechview, is accused of supplying alcohol to a 18-year-old college student in exchange for sexual favors. He is placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.</p> <p>No photograph is currently available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:18:42 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR 4 IN CONNECTION WITH SPRING HILL SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3640 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE INFORMATION </strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, Zone 1 Officers responded to a call for a male shot in the 1000 block of Goehring St. in Spring Hill. Upon arrival, officers found the 18-year-old victim lying on the ground near a fire hydrant. A woman was rending medical aid to the victim and several alarmed individuals were standing around.</p> <p>&nbsp;The victim was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where he is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back.</p> <p>According to the investigation, four actors approached the victim and one pulled out a gun and fired one shot striking the victim. They then calmly walked away toward Itin Street. The actors were said to be a black male, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; wearing a dark hoodie; a short black male wearing an orange or orange stripped hoodie, a white male, approximately 5&rsquo;8&rdquo; with black hair wearing a white T-shirt, beige or gold work pants; and a sort white male with dark hair wearing a black hoodie with some college lettering on the front.</p> <p>Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact police or call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:07:21 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING DOUBLE SHOOTING IN GLEN HAZEL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3634 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Homicide Squad is investigating a double shooting at approximately 11:20 a.m. in Glen Hazel.</p> <p>Zone 4 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Johnston Avenue and Rosselle Drive where, according to the investigation, two masked men, chased the shooting victims on foot before fleeing in a dark sedan.</p> <p>One victim was fatally shot. The other was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:29:02 -0400 CITY WORKER FATALLY SHOT IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3629 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 6:56 a.m. a City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services employee was fatally shot near the intersection of Birmingham Avenue and Brownsville Road as he began his shift.</p> <p>According to the investigation, a light colored silver or white Nissan Altima was seen fleeing the scene. It is unknown how many people were in the vehicle.</p> <p>The employee was a 28-year-old male who had been working with the City since January 2013.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:37:07 -0400 MAN SHOT IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3627 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 3:15 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Officers responded to a call for a man who was shot in the 3100 block of Arlington Avenue. The male victim self-reported to UPMC Mercy with a grazing wound to his chest area and is in stable condition.</p> <p>Casings from four different weapons were found at the scene but the investigation has yet to determine details concerning the shooters. Currently, this is being investigated as an isolated incident.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:58:53 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN BELTZHOOVER UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3626 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:07 p.m. police responded to an incident in the 100 block of W. Warrington Avenue near the intersection with Boggs Avenue where a male driver had been shot in the face. The victim was pronounced deceased at UPMC Mercy. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.</p> <p>During the investigation, a strong odor of gas was noticeable. The gas company was called out and several apartments were evacuated as a precaution.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:02:40 -0400 3 SHOT IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3625 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Three males were shot in the 3100 block of Cordell Place in Arlington Heights this afternoon. Two victims were shot in the thigh &ndash; one in the right, the other in the left. Both were transported to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. A third victim was self-reported to UPMC Mercy with gunshot wounds in the left shoulder &amp; left forearm. According to the investigation, at least one shooter fled on foot wearing blue T-shirt &amp; jeans. The victims were 36, 34 &amp; 39 years old.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:02:37 -0400 UPDATE:PERSON OF INTEREST SOUGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3624 Marcus Smith aka Sharko is in custody. He was located on the Southside. More info to be released at a later time. <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is looking for 19-year-old Marcus Smith, also known as Sharko. The Pittsburgh Public School Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest stemming from an incident at University Prep High School in the Hill District. He is wanted on charges of aggravated assault and criminal trespass.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police at 412-323-7800.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of Smith.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:59:42 -0400 FATAL HOMEWOOD SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3623 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 a.m., Zone 5 Officers responded to a 911 call in the in the 600 block of Hale Street for a male who had been shot.</p> <p>The victim, a 35-year-old male, was fatally shot in a domestic situation. According to the investigation, the victim got into a verbal argument with the shooter, the current boyfriend of his former girlfriend, which led to the shooting.</p> <p>The investigation is still ongoing. The Bureau will be consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office to determine if charges will be filed.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:23:26 -0400 TIP FROM CONCERNED CITIZEN LEADS TO 1 ARREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3616 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Zone 2 Officers received detailed information from a concerned citizen regarding a vehicle with at least one occupant that may be seeking retaliation for a homicide earlier in the day on Morgan Street.</p> <p>Patrolling Officers spotted and attempted to stop the vehicle near 5th Avenue and Deraud Street. A short pursuit followed. The driver fled on foot near Bedford Avenue and Junilla Street. Officers were able to apprehended David Bell, 18, in a nearby vacant lot.&nbsp;</p> <p>A Police K9 lacerated its paw while searching the area for a gun. The canine was taken to Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty &amp; Emergency Center for treatment and received six stitches. The canine is expected to be out of service for 10 days. &nbsp;</p> <p>No weapon was recovered. Bell is currently in Allegheny County Jail. His charges include fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer, drivers required to be licensed, and various vehicle violations.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police encourages anyone with information regarding any homicide within the City to contact the Homicide Squad by calling 412-323-7161.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:52:13 -0400 ARREST IN FATAL NORTH SIDE STABBING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3608 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest has been made in the August 29, 2014 fatal stabbing of Delrio Ivy, 58, on Pressley Street in Allegheny East.</p> <p>Calls from the public as a result of a recent media report made it possible to identify the actor, David Umstead. The 30-year-old man lives in Pittsburgh but has no permanent address. He will face a homicide charge.</p> <p>For a photo of Umstead, follow the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:42:06 -0400 UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN SHADYSIDE ROBBERY ATTEMPT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3607 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 Officers arrested a man in a botched robbery attempt on Walnut Street in Shadyside at approximately 1 p.m. today.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Taquan Knight, 22, snatched a Rolex watch out of the hand of a Henne Jewelry Store clerk. A retired Pittsburgh Police Officer Mike Blake, who works as a store detective, tackled the actor and fought with him until responding officers arrived.</p> <p>Blake was taken to UPMC Shadyside for treatment of a laceration to his leg. He is in good condition.</p> <p>Knight was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters to be interviewed by the Robbery Squad prior to being taken to the Allegheny County Jail. He will be charged with robbery and possibly additional crimes.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">A photograph of Knight is available by following the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:11:20 -0400 UPDATE: BODY FOUND IN RIVERVIEW PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3606 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately&nbsp;12:47 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014, Zone 1 Officers responded to Riverview Park for a report of a female body discovered by joggers on a trail.</p> <p>Officers located the deceased, nude body of Teaira Whitehead,16, at the base of a hill on a trail below Riverview Avenue.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Unit along with the Mobile Crime Unit processed the scene.</p> <p>The matter is being investigated as a suspicious death because we currently have no evidence to indicate the cause, manner, or location of death. We are currently awaiting the findings of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p>Whitehead, also known as &quot;TT,&quot; of Homewood, last had contact with her family on the evening of&nbsp;Sunday, October, 5, 2014. Anyone who had contact with her since then is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 412-323-7161.</p> <p>Follow the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a picture of Whitehead.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:24:21 -0400 BODY FOUND IN RIVERVIEW PARK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3603 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:40 today, passersby reported finding a body of a female in Riverview Park on the North Side. At this point in time, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner is working to determine the manner of death and to identify the person. There is no further information available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:16:17 -0400 UPDATE: 10-YEAR-OLD MISSING FROM KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3598 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12px;">The missing juvenile has been located by Homestead Police. She was unharmed. Allegheny County CYF has been notified.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking for assistance locating a 10-year-old girl last seen at her Knoxville home around noon Sunday, October 5, 2014 by her father.</p> <p>The juvenile is approximately 4&rsquo;5&rdquo; tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She was wearing a multicolored sweatshirt with a hood, dark jeans, and glittery purple UGG boots.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone with information about her whearabouts to call 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>Follow the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 17:47:59 -0400 UPDATE: ALLENTOWN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3597 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:58 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police responded to a 911 call in the 300 block of E. Warrington Avenue in Allentown for a male shot.</p> <p>The victim, a 22-year-old male from that area, had fled on foot from a car he was driving leaving behind <font color="#ff0000">his</font>&nbsp;9<span style="color:#ff0000;">-year-old daughter</span> and <span style="color:#ff0000;">a&nbsp;</span>10<span style="color:#ff0000;">-year-old cousin</span>. The children were unharmed<span style="color:#ff0000;">&nbsp;though the car they were in received gun fire</span>. He was taken to UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to the back. He was last reported to be in <span style="color:#ff0000;">stable condition</span>.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the shooter escaped in a white Ford Fusion. There were four black males in the car. The driver was wearing a reddish or maroon hoodie and the front seat passenger was wearing a white hoodie with black spots. They all wore their hair in dreadlocks.</p> <p>Police are investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:57:16 -0400 FIRE DAMAGES THREE MT. WASHINGTON RESIDENCES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3596 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:52 &nbsp;p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 3-alarm fire on East Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington. The fire damaged three adjoining residential structures, one of which was a seven-unit apartment building.</p> <p>All occupants were evacuated and there were no injuries. The Red Cross was notified to assist displaced residents who were in need of housing. The Salvation Army Sally Wagon was also on hand to offer support to Public Safety workers. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:27:40 -0400 UPDATED: POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO SHOT IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3595 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 5 Officers responded to a 911 call for a man who was shot in an apartment in the New Pennley Place on Penn Avenue in East Liberty.</p> <p>There were two shooting victims &ndash; a man from Penn Hills and another from California-Kirkbride. Both are 18 years old. One victim was shot in his right forearm and was taken to UPMC Mercy in stable condition. The second was found in a stairwell shot in the head and was taken to UPMC Mercy in critical condition.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">The second victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday, October 5, 2015.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">The investigation continues.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:12:35 -0400 MAN ARRESTED IN 3-ALARM FIRE THAT DESTROYS BELTZHOOVER CHURCH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3593 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A three-alarm fire that began around 3 p.m. today destroyed a vacant Beltzhoover church and an adjoining vacant structure in the 300 block of Millbridge Street.</p> <p>While the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire battled the fire, the Department of Public Works and the Bureau of Building Inspection were on hand to help ensure the safety of the public. Efforts of the Bureau of Police Arson Squad led to the arrest of Ivin Croft, 20, for setting the fire.</p> <p>There were no injuries in the fire.</p> <p>Special thanks the to the Salvation Army&rsquo;s Sally Wagon volunteers for their consistent support of our Firefighters and other emergency services workers.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Croft.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:37:12 -0400 PITTSBURGH FIREFIGHTER TO APPEAR ON "THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW" TODAY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3592 PITTSBURGH, PA – City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Firefighter Matt Onyshko will be featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Matt is battling ALS the Ellen wanted to treat Matt and his family to an unforgettable day as only Ellen can. The show airs on WPXI in at 10 a.m. today. Fire Chief Darryl Jones says, “I am grateful for Ellen for bringing Matt on her show and sharing the story about his battle with this horrific disease. The show highlights how we are family and support one another. We want Matt to know the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has his back.” Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:47:19 -0400 UPDATE: BLOOMFIELD SHOOTING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3590 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Police have arrested Robert Zacharias, 28. He is currently in Allegheny County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and robbery.&nbsp;</span></strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; Link for a photo.</span></strong></div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:55 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Police were called to the scene of a shooting&nbsp; in the 500 block of Edmund Street in Bloomfield. A 23-year-old male was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and wrist. Police currently have a suspect in custody.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:54 -0400 DRUG ARRESTS IN OVERBROOK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3588 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A drug arrest has removed more than four bricks of heroin from city streets.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics &amp; Vice Division arrested 21-year-old Maxwell Breener October 1, 2014. According to the investigation, Breener was selling drugs out of his father&rsquo;s house in the 2200 block of Bernard Street and throughout the surrounding neighborhood.</p> <p>A search of the home found an open brick wrapper containing 31 stamp bags of heroin, four unopened bricks of heroin, an additional 65 stamp bags of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and more than $1,500 in cash.</p> <p>Brenner&rsquo;s charges include delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and criminal conspiracy.</p> <p>As part of the investigation, Tracy Ann Cardello, 45, of Brookline was also arrested. Her charges include possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of Brenner.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:23:50 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3581 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in Homewood at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30.</p> <p>A juvenile male was shot in the arm near the intersection of N. Lang and Frankstown avenues. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he was in stable condition.</p> <p>No further information is available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:21:42 -0400 SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED BY POLICE FROM DOWNTOWN THEFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3580 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 detectives are attempting to identify a male shown in the attached surveillance video from a theft that occurred September 14, 2014 at Pittsburgh News, 120 6<sup>th</sup> Street, Downtown.</p> <p>In the video, you will see a tall black male wearing a blue coat and gray Pirates cap. As he is looking over the counter, a white female, blond hair, wearing tan pants and a purple top appears in the background. The male reaches over the counter and grabs a cigar box that contained an unspecified amount of cash. The female follows him out of the store.</p> <p>Anyone with information is encouraged to call Zone 2 Detectives Jim Joyce or Jack Mook at 412-255-2828.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:42 -0400 1 INJURED IN SOUTH SIDE BAR FIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3575 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating an aggravated assault at Casey&rsquo;s Bar, 1811 E. Carson St., South Side, in which one man was injured.</p> <p>The 28-year-old victim from Gibsonia sustained injuries to his head and face.</p> <p>At approximately 1 a.m. Monday, September 29, 2014, responded to the scene. Upon further investigation, it was determined that approximately six members of a group known as the Pagans (aka Dirtballs), who had left prior to police arriving, had been involved in the fight.</p> <p>The victim was taken by Paramedics to UPMC Mercy where he was listed in fair condition.</p> <p>Casey&rsquo;s surveillance camera system is broken and was not working at the time of this incident. Detectives continue to investigate.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:22:57 -0400 E. CARSON STREET STARBUCKS ROBBED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3573 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a robbery at the Starbucks at 1400 E. Carson St. on the South Side.</p> <p>At approximately 6:45 a.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014, the actor entered the store and acted as if he had a gun. He got away with an undetermined amount of cash including several rolls of coins.</p> <p>The actor is described as a dark-skinned black male with a mustache and is approximately 5&rdquo;6&rsquo;. He was wearing navy blue sweatshirt and matching sweat pants. He was last seen on foot headed toward the South Side Slopes around 16<sup>th</sup> Street.</p> <p>Investigators say he may be connected to several other robberies in the City.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:41:52 -0400 FATAL ESPLEN SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3572 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting in Esplen.</p> <p>At approximately 4:04 a.m. Sunday, September 28, a woman called 911 saying that she believed her estranged husband was breaking into her home in the 200 block of Radcliffe St. He entered the home through a first-floor window. The woman&rsquo;s boyfriend came down the stairs with a gun and fired three shots at the intruder.</p> <p>The investigation is still ongoing. The Bureau will be consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office to determine if charges will be filed.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:21:12 -0400 SCHOOL THREAT SUSPECT IDENTIFIED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3570 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A juvenile male has been identified in connection with the phone threats that caused the evacuation of three Pittsburgh Public Schools last week. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is consulting with various agencies before charges will be filed.</p> <p>&ldquo;Everyone can rest assured that there is no cause for concern. There has been no credible threat against the schools,&rdquo; said Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay. &ldquo;Since the first threat was received, five detectives have worked 16-hour days to ensure the safety of the public, the school students, and the school employees, and to identify the person responsible for the threats. We have succeeded in doing just that.&rdquo;</p> <p>A press conference to announce the details is being planned for next week.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:28:34 -0400 3 ARRESTED IN SHOOTING, FLEEING ON SOUTHSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3569 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:55 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of S. 14</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12px;"> and Muriel streets on a vehicle involved in a shots fired called.</span></p> <p>An Officer working an approved off-duty detail at Margarittaville had reported shots fired in the 2200 block of E. Carson Street and that a white Chevrolet Impala was involved and fled the scene headed toward town.</p> <p>The Zone 3 Officer spotted a vehicle matching the description driving recklessly and gave chase. Three males occupied the car. The driver refused to stop as he sped along Muriel Street and across the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge. Various units responded from Zone 3, Zone 2 and Zone 4 and were able to safely stop the car by surrounding it near the intersection of 2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue and S. 10<sup>th</sup> Street.</p> <p>All three occupants were removed from the vehicle. They were driver Kevin Williams, 25, front passenger Gregory Blair, Jr., 23; and left rear passenger Quamane Bryant, 24, all from the Hill District. Blair, Jr. had been shot in the left elbow. Williams and Bryant were arrested on the spot. Blair, Jr. was taken to UPMC Mercy. A warrant has been requested for him.</p> <p>Charges include aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, criminal conspiracy, and fleeing or attempting to elude police officer.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Bryant, Williams, and Blair, Jr. got into an argument with while standing outside of the Impala in the 2200 block of E. Carson Street. It is not known with whom they were arguing. A 21-year-old female bystander was shot in the right hand. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Mercy where she was treated and has been released.</p> <p>Also related to this incident, a 2007 silver Ford Mustang sustained bullet damage and the front window of SouthSide Tattoo was shot.</p> <p>A black Glock was recovered as evidence from Blair, Jr.&rsquo;s lap when he was removed from the vehicle.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:02:58 -0400 NORTHSIDE VEHICLE THEFT COMES TO FATAL END http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3568 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 9:55 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers responded to a call for a car theft near the intersection of East Ohio and Middle Streets.</p> <p>A 30-year-old female from Mt. Lebanon reported that she parked her 1997 Buick Skylark to use a Huntington Bank ATM and left her keys on the seat of her car. Four minutes later when she returned, her vehicle was missing. She called 911.</p> <p>Officers in a Zone 1 patrol car spotted the vehicle at approximately 10:01 p.m. near Henderson Street and gave chase up Federal Street. The Officers lost sight of the vehicle as it rounded a bend in the 2400 block of Perrysville Avenue.</p> <p>The vehicle failed to navigate the bend, crossed over a sidewalk and crashed into the steps of a church near the intersection of Perrysville and East McIntyre avenues. The stolen vehicle had caught fire and the Officers used the fire extinguisher in their car to quickly extinguish the flames.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the actor to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:26 p.m., the result of injuries sustained in the crash.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:38:34 -0400 SUSPECT SOUGHT IN EAST LIBERTY STORE ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3557 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking assistance in identifying a male suspect in at least one robbery.</p> <p>Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect on September 22, 2014 at the Walgreen&rsquo;s Pharmacy at 5956 Centre Ave. (formerly Penn Circle South) in East Liberty at approximately 7:34 p.m. The suspect may possibly be involved in the robberies that same day:</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;GetGo, 4924 Baum Blvd., at approximately 4:25 a.m.</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Rue 21, 3800 Forbes Ave, at approximately 12:39 p.m.</li> </ul> <p>No weapon was observed but a threat of a weapon was made.</p> <p>The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male with a scruffy/unshaven beard, 30-40 years old. He has a stocky build standing 5&rsquo;3&rdquo;-5&rsquo;5&rdquo; and weighs 160-165 pounds.</p> <p>Anyone with information about the suspects identity and whereabouts is encouraged to call the Pittsburgh Police Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:42:36 -0400 UPDATE: PITTSBURGH POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING JUVENILE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3553 <p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: This teen has been found this afternoon on the North Side. He was safe and was unharmed.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking for assistance locating 12-year-old Tramel Howell last seen walking away from Langley Middle School at approximately 8:10 a.m. September 22, 2014.</p> <p>He was last seen walking in the direction of the South Busway, and was wearing a white T-shirt with black print and dark colored jeans. He is known to frequent the 1100 block of Woodlow Street on the West End and the North Side.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone with information about Howell&rsquo;s location to call 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for photos.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:33 -0400 STATEMENT FROM POLICE CHIEF MCLAY CONCERNING THREATS AGAINST SCHOOLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3549 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continues working closely with the Pittsburgh Public School Police to ensure the safety of students at Pittsburgh West Liberty, Pittsburgh South Brook, and Pittsburgh Pioneer schools. The school district placed the schools on modified lock down today, the result of additional phoned in threats.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&quot;We have issued additional resources to make sure no harm comes to the students and employees at the school complex,&quot; said Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay. &quot;We are convinced the caller is using a technique known as spoofing to throw off investigators. Rest assured that the person or persons responsible will be found and will be held accountable for these actions.&quot;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Caller ID spoofing enables a caller to falsify the number that appears on the recipient&#39;s caller ID display. The Bureau is also keeping the FBI informed as the investigation continues.</div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong style="text-align: -webkit-center;">###</strong></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:08:44 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL HOMEWOOD SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3543 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting at Homewood bar.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">After 10 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014, a gunman entered Cliffs Bar &amp; Grill, at the intersection of N. Lang Aveune and Upland Street, and fatally shot a male patron. The Homicide Squad is investigating.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:59:52 -0400 MAN SHOT IN EAST HILLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3542 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A male in his mid-20s was shot in the wrist in the 2200 block of East Hills Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. today.</p> <p>According to the investigation, the shooting may have occurred during a card game.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Police followed a blood trail until it ended but did not find the victim. He was later located at the intersection of Swissvale and Penn avenues in Wilkinsburg where he was taken by an acquaintance. From there, he was transported by ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:57:01 -0400 HIGHLAND PARK APARTMENT BUILDING DAMAGED IN FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3539 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A two-alarm fire damaged a 3-story apartment building in the 800 block of Mellon Street in Highland Park around 9 p.m. today.</p> <p>All occupants were out of the structure when Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the back porch on the 3<sup>rd </sup>and part of the 2<sup>nd</sup> levels in flames. There were no injuries.</p> <p>The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:28:10 -0400 FIREFIGHTER INJURED DURING FIRE IN WILKINSBURG http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3538 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Firefighter was injured during a one alarm fire in Wilkinsburg when an electrical wire fell. The firefighter was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and is in stable condition after being shocked.</p> <p>The fire, at a single-family home in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue, displaced one adult and three children who are being assisted by the Red Cross. Initial calls about a baby being entrapped were unfounded when firefighters arrived on the scene at approximately 12:58 p.m.</p> <p>Other than the Firefighter there were no other injuries.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:23 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING MAN FOUND SHOT IN SPRING GARDEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3536 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating the shooting of a black male in Spring Garden near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.</p> <p>At approximately 12:06 p.m., it was reported that the victim was found laying on the sidewalk. Paramedics took him to Allegheny General Hospital where he was in serious condition with multiple shots in the abdomen and both femurs.</p> <p>The victim had no identification on him.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:12 -0400 CAUSE OF OAKLAND FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3533 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The cause of a fire in the 3700 block of Orpwood Street in Oakland shortly after 2 a.m. today is currently under investigation.</p> <div>The fire spread to two homes. All occupants were able to evacuate without injury. A smoke detector in one structure did operate properly after all occupants had gotten outside.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center; "><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:43:32 -0400 ARREST MADE IN JANUARY 2014 MURDER IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3531 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Members of the Greater Pittsburgh Fugitive Task Force along with the Allegheny County&nbsp;Sheriff&#39;s&nbsp;office arrested Rodney Howard, Jr., 30, on an outstanding&nbsp;homicide&nbsp;warrant on September 18, 2014.</p> <p>Howard was taken in to custody in Baldwin.</p> <div>He was wanted for the murder of Hosea Davis, 37, of Homewood. Davis was shot January 20, 2014 on Rapidan Way in Lincoln-Lemington.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of Howard.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center; "><strong>###</strong></div> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:19:04 -0400 FOUND: 17-YEAR-OLD MALE MISSING FROM GREENFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3528 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: The below missing person has been located not too far from his Greenfield home. He was not harmed and is in good health.</span></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&rsquo;s Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 17-year-old male named Vance Meinhart-McBurney. He was last seen at approximately 5 p.m. today in Greenfield. Meinhart-McBurney has the mental capacity of a 6 year old. He is described as a light skinned black male, 5&rsquo;5&rsquo;&rsquo; 115 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Vance was last seen wearing camouflage cargo pants, a tee shirt and gray sneakers.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Vance Meinhart-McBurney to call Pittsburgh Police at 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:36:31 -0400 POLICE ASKING FOR HELP IDENTIFYING SUSPECT IN SUNOCO ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3525 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is releasing video surveillance footage showing a woman entering a Sunoco gas station in the 1700 block of Banksville Road. &nbsp;It is the hope of the bureau that the public can help identify her.</p> <p>On August 22, 2014, Zone 6 Officers were called to the location in response to a burglar alarm. The footage shows a white female in a purple sweat suit using keys to enter the store. She was carrying a distinctive bag.</p> <p>Anyone with information as to the identity of the woman in the photo should call the Burglary Squad at 412-323-7155.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:11 -0400 ARREST MADE IN AUGUST SHOOTING IN STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3524 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Kenneth Harrison, 41, for the August 8, 2014 shooting of Tyrone Tomman in the 2800 block of Penn Avenue in the Strip District.</p> <p>According to the investigation, Harrison is one of two actors who fired numerous shots at five people leaving Arts Tavern. Harrison was found by the Western Pennsylvania U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputies.</p> <p>His charges include one count of criminal homicide, five counts of criminal attempt homicide, and five counts of aggravated assault.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of the actor.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:14 -0400 UPDATED STATEMENT FROM CHIEF MCLAY CONCERNING EVACUATION OF SCHOOLS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3523 <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay would like to share the following concerning today&#39;s evacuation of Pittsburgh South Brook and West Liberty:</span></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">&quot;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">At this point, there is no immediate threat to safety; however, the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">investigation remains on-going. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, in collaboration with the School District Police, is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">treating this as a potentially legitimate threat. Precautions are&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">being taken on the part of the school district to insure the safety of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">the students.&quot; says Chief McLay.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:38:43 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH ON BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE (CORRECTION) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3519 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp;At approximately 3:30 a.m., a female driver going the wrong way across the Birmingham Bridge crashed into the wall of an unfinished ramp. The female was pronounced deceased at UPMC&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Presbyterian&nbsp;</span>Hospital at approximately 4:30 a.m.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:33:54 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING MAN WHO REPORTED TO HOSPITAL WITH STAB WOUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3512 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating after a 28-year-old male walked into UPMC Mercy with a stab wound at approximately 5:15 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014. He reported that the incident occurred somewhere on the South Side. The victim is in good condition.<span style="font-size: 12px;">&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;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:48:01 -0400 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT AT EAST CARSON AND 22nd STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3511 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:26 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 22<sup>nd</sup> and E. Carson streets. The driver fled the scene in a red vehicle. The victim was alert on the scene and reported experiencing pain in the neck.<span style="font-size: 12px;">&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;</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:39:49 -0400 PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT AT FEDERAL AND W. GENERAL ROBINSON STREETS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3510 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 12:20 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 a mother and her 10-year-old child were struck by a vehicle while crossing Federal and W. General Robinson streets. Both victims suffered no major injuries and declined medical treatment. The driver remained on the scene and tested negative for intoxication. &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;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:33:19 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3509 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURG, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:23 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12-2014, Pittsburgh Police were dispatched to the area of Zara and Amanda streets in Knoxville. Mt. Oliver and Port Authority police also responded.</p> <p>A Port Authority bus driver reported that they were traveling through the intersection when they saw a young black male firing a silver revolver.</p> <p>No scene could be found. However, at approximately 12:09 a.m., a male arrived at UPMC Mercy reporting to have been shot. He is in stable condition with a wound in the right arm. The vehicle he arrived in was also struck by a bullet. Other victims were in the car at the time the vehicle was struck by gun fire but no one else was hit or injured.</p> <p>The victim was treated and released from hospital. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:40:23 -0400 UPDATE CONCERNING MAN WITH FIREARM IN SHADYSIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3493 <p><strong>F</strong><strong>OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:28 p.m., a 911 caller reported seeing a man with a shotgun with a scope in a carrying case in the area of Colfax Elementary School in Squirrel Hill. Pittsburgh Police and School Police searched the area with negative results. Pittsburgh Police have continued to patrol the area to ensure the safety of students.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:55:23 -0400 PERSON OF INTEREST SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL NORTH SIDE STABBING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3492 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating the stabbing death of a 58-year-old man that occurred on Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Pressley Street on the Northside.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information related to the identification and/or the whereabouts of the individual in the attached photographs is asked to contact the PBP Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161. Please, do not approach the individual. Callers may remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:10:36 -0400 UPDATED: PITTSBURGH POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING WOMAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3487 <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">has located a woman who was last seen the Rivers Casino on Sept. 4.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Theresa Sabina, 54, is a white female with brown hair and eyes and weighs 108 pounds. She is 5 feet tall. She suffers from anxiety and depression and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">did</span>&nbsp;not have access to her medication.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Ms. Sabina was last seen wearing blue shorts and a black T-shirt&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">as she was leaving Rivers Casino. She had checked herself into a local hospital.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 12.222222328186px;">Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:53:10 -0400 MAN ARRESTED FOR BRIGHTON HEIGHTS BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3481 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Douglas Meikle, 22, in connection with at least one recent burglary in Brighton Heights involving expensive watches. He was taken into custody at approximately 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at his residence also in Brighton Heights. His charges include 1 count each of burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property.</p> <p>Follow the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:04:16 -0400 FIRE CAUSES HEAVY DAMAGE TO CHURCH IN ALLENTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3465 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A three-alarm fire yesterday at the Hill Top United Methodist Church, 631 E. Warrington Ave., was caused by workers who were using propane torches to repair the roof and gutters.</p> <p>Firefighters removed several items of religious importance from the structure including the communion table, a large cross, a lectern, and some ornate chairs. The fire caused heavy damage to the roof structure.&nbsp; There was extensive water damage to the church and the Allegheny County-run senior center. A conservative estimate of damages is $1.5 million.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:29:09 -0400 FATAL NORTH SIDE STABBING UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3464 <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide is investigating the stabbing death of a 58-year-old man from the North Side.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323"><span style="font-size:12px;">The victim is believed to have been fatally stabbed in the neck and torso during a fight that occurred on Pressley Street near the Cedar Avenue Giant Eagle grocery store at approximately 12:30 a.m. today.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 13px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); text-align: center; "><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:35:57 -0400 UPDATE: PITTSBURGH POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING JUVENILE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3463 <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 14-year-old Deja Willis-Thomas. She was last seen around 1 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Lawrenceville.&nbsp;</p> <p>Willis-Thomas reportedly has made statements of suicide to friends.</p> <p>She is a black female, 5&rsquo;4&rdquo;, 155 lbs and was last seen wearing a stripped oxford shirt, tan khaki pants and blue or black hi top Nike shoes. Willis-Thomas could be in Homestead or Swissvale.</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone who information about her whereabouts to call 911 or the Pittsburgh Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photograph.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATED: We have found the missing juvenile. She has been taken to Western Psyche for evaluation.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:15:53 -0400 BRIGHTON ROAD INCIDENT DETERMINED TO BE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3462 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An incident outside of a Family Dollar store on Brighton Road has been determined to be a medical situation not a police matter.</p> <p>On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at approximately 9:02 p.m., a 60-year-old male fell to the ground in the store&rsquo;s parking lot. The original 911 call was that he was having a seizure but a head wound caused concern that the man may have been shot.</p> <p>Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and found no evidence that a shooting had taken place. The head wound was determined to have been from a prior medical procedure. The man remains in intensive care at Allegheny General Hospital.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:11:38 -0400 POLICE ARREST MAN WHO LED THEM ON FOOT PURSUIT THROUGH EAST LIBERITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3457 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police have arrested Aaron Swan, Jr., 19 of Larimer as a result of foot pursuit through East Liberty.</p> <p>At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday, Officers patrolling in a marked car encountered Swan walking in the 100 block of N. St. Clair St. Officers state Swan turned and walked in the opposite direction immediately upon seeing the Police vehicle.</p> <p>Swan ran while holding what Officers believed to be a firearm against his waist. A foot chase followed as Officers pursued Swan through the yards of several homes before he fell and fired one round from the firearm. Swan then entered Angelus Convalescent Center on Amber Street.</p> <p>Swan was apprehended with the assistance of two K9s &amp; was treated at the scene for his wounds by Pittsburgh Paramedics before being transported to UPMC Presbyterian.</p> <p>He is now residing at the Allegheny County Jail on charges that include escape, flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment, carrying a firearm without a license and, as a former convict, he is not able to own a firearm.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:17:13 -0400 THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE IS SEEKING INFORMATION ON MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3453 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is still attempting to locate Richard Turton. He was last seen May 27, 2014, at approximately 5 p.m. leaving his home on Colescott Street in Westwood. He was wearing tan jeans, blue/white shirt and white shoes. Mr. Turton, 57, also has a heart condition/defibrillator and left all medications at his residence. He stands approximately 6 feet tall, weights approximately 150 pounds, has brown/grey hair, and brown eyes.</p> <p>Detectives are again asking for the community&#39;s assistance is locating this man. Anyone who may have seen Richard Turton should call the Bureau&#39;s Missing Persons Squad at 412-323-7141.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:37:33 -0400 ARREST MADE IN NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS FATAL SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3451 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:30 a.m. today, West Homestead Police arrested Paul Kendrick, 19, of Northview Heights, clearing a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police warrant for his arrest on charges of criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in connection with the August 1, 2014 death of 21-year-old Maurice Freeman also of Northview Heights.</p> <p>Click the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Kendrick.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:29:21 -0400 BACK TO SCHOOL HIGHWAY SAFETY INITIATIVE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3441 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;With the recent start of the school year the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting a two-week proactive &ldquo;Back to School Highway Safety Initiative&rdquo; to help ensure our children make it to and from school in a safe manner. Motorcycle officers and traffic officers will be out in full force to help ensure motorists obey the 15 mph school zone speed and properly stop for school buses using red flashing lights.</p> <p>Commander Scott Schubert says, &ldquo;We will do everything possible to help protect our children.&nbsp;Members of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau will continue to aggressively enforce school zone violations so as to ensure our young children reach school in a safe manner. Drivers are reminded to stay alert, drive with care and obey all laws when travelling through school zones or approaching a school bus that is picking up or dropping off children.&quot; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School Bus Stopping Law requires motorists to stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended. Motorists must stop when they are behind the bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety. If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the&nbsp;opposing lanes&nbsp;may proceed without stopping. Drivers who violate the law face the following penalties:&nbsp;60-day driver&rsquo;s license suspension, 5 points on your driving record and a $250.00 fine.</p> <p>Commander Schubert also advised that&nbsp;&ldquo;In addition to the increased officer presence, members of the Pittsburgh Police will also cite violators based on information received from school crossing guards, bus drivers, and other school officials.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tips for Motorists</p> <p>No matter if you have children in school or not,&nbsp;safety is everyone&rsquo;s responsibility.&nbsp;Motorists must pay attention to the task at hand, and that means slowing down in school zones, and watching for children and bicyclists. Younger children aren&rsquo;t able to judge speed and distance as well as adults so it&rsquo;s the responsibility of drivers to be alert.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits; pay attention to school zones.</li> <li>When a school bus is stopped and red flashers are on, drivers in both directions are required to stop before reaching the bus and remain stopped until the flashing lights are turned off.</li> <li>Watch for children walking or bicycling in the street and for youngsters gathering near bus stops.</li> <li>When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, look for children walking or biking to school.</li> <li>Don&rsquo;t drive distracted (putting on makeup, texting, talking on the phone, etc.).</li> <li>Don&rsquo;t drive impaired.</li> <li>Always use your seatbelt.</li> </ul> <p>For more information about the Back to School Highway Safety Initiative, contact Zone 6/SDD Traffic Division by calling 412-937-3051.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:35:42 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION WITH SANDWICH SHOP ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3432 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man suspected of robbing the Subway Sandwich Shop at 219 Shiloh St. on August 16, 2014.</p> <p>According to the investigation, he showed the clerk a black semi-automatic handgun that was tucked into his waistband and he made off with an unspecified amount of cash from the register. The male is said to have tattoos on both arms, including a newer tattoo on his right arm that spans from his elbow to his shoulder. He is believed to frequent the 2000 block of Brownsville Road.</p> <p>Contact the Robbery Squad with information pertaining to the identity of this individual by calling 412-323-7151.</p> <p><em>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link photos of the suspect.</em></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:03:05 -0400 APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PITTSBURGH CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3431 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Applications are now being taken for the Pittsburgh Citizen&rsquo;s Police Academy (CPA). Twice a year, CPA brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers civilians insight into the roles and responsibilities of the Bureau of Police.&nbsp;</p> <p>The next session begins on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Ave. The program will be held each Tuesday evening 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks.&nbsp;</p> <p>Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement. They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.&nbsp; Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects. They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them. All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers. Students leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with increased knowledge of how the police serve the community.</p> <p>Class size is limited to 30 participants. This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a criminal background check. The application can be found at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/police/citizens_police_academy.htm">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/police/citizens_police_academy.htm</a>.</p> <p>Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy, 1395 Washington Blvd. Applications are due Sept. 3, 2014.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:14:09 -0400 ARREST MADE IN INDEPENDENCE DAY HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3407 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zachary Threats (pronounced Threets), 36, who was wanted for the murder last month in Homewood of 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold in his Tioga Street home.</p> <p>The U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force made the arrest at approximately 11:10 a.m. in a home in the 5000 block of Broad Street, in Garfield. Drugs were also &nbsp;recovered from the location.</p> <p>Lt. Daniel Herrmann of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Major Crimes Unit said, &ldquo;Residents can rest a bit easier knowing a danger has been removed from the streets of Pittsburgh. We appreciate the assistance of the Fugitive Task Force in capturing Threats.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:11:55 -0400 ZONE 3 POLICE MAKE ARREST IN STREET ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3397 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Officers made an arrest in a street robbery that occurred Saturday, Aug. 9 at approximately 7:08 p.m. near the intersection of Suncrest Street and Brownsville Road in Knoxville.</p> <p>The victim, a 21-year-old black female who lives in that neighborhood, was approached by two black males.&nbsp; One removed the victim&rsquo;s cellphone from her pocket and they both fled on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect, identified as Aaron James Hicks, 20, also from Knoxville, based on the description given by the victim.</p> <p>Hicks was arrested and taken to Allegheny County Jail on charges that include street robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. When arrested, Officers discovered a glass marijuana pipe, 5 empty stamp bags of heroin, and 3 stamp bags of heroin in Hicks&rsquo; pocket.</p> <p>No photo is available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:43:22 -0400 STRIP DISTRICT HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3371 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide squad is investigating a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Penn Avenue and 29</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12px;"> Street in the Strip District.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>At 1:10 AM Saturday 8-2-14 the 911 Emergency Operation Center received calls that a male had been shot in front of Arts Tavern located at 2852 Penn Avenue.&nbsp; On arrival the Zone 2 Police Officers located a black male lying on his back on Penn Avenue, later to be pronounced deceased by Pgh. Paramedic&rsquo;s at 1:18 AM.&nbsp; It was also learned that five other males were wounded by gunfire from this incident. &nbsp;Bear in mind that the homicide investigation is ongoing but the preliminary information is as follows.&nbsp;</p> <p>Disparaging words were exchanged between two groups of males before entering Arts Tavern.&nbsp; One group is associated with the motorcycle club Pittsburgh Gentlemen from Homewood and drove to Art&rsquo;s Tavern on their cycles.&nbsp; The other group, not associated with any cycle club, involved three, possibly four, males who made statements that they were from the North Side of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; The exchange of words continued between the two groups inside the tavern.&nbsp; Both groups left the tavern shortly after arrivin and it appears that the males associated with the North Side began shooting at several members of the Pittsburgh Gentleman cycle club.&nbsp; Witnesses reported seeing a black SUV speeding away from the scene with gunfire coming from the front and rear window.&nbsp;</p> <p>When the uniformed Officer arrived on scene they found the deceased, later identified as 40 year old Tyrone Tomman, lying on his back on Penn Avenue beside his motorcycle.</p> <p>They also found a 40 year old male on the ground with a gunshot wound to his stomach and another 43 year old male with a gunshot wound to his right upper arm and back.&nbsp; Both of these victims were transported to UPMC Presby and are in stable condition at this time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally a 44 year old victim, associated with the shooting, walked into UMPC Presby with a gunshot wound to his left calf and left arm.&nbsp; He is listed at stable.</p> <p>Another 38 year old male victim drove himself from the scene to UPMC Childrens Hospital.&nbsp; This victim suffered gunshot wound to the torso and is currently listed in critical condition.</p> <p>Three hours after the shooting Zone 2 Police Officers were called to the 500 block of Francis Street in the Hill District for a Chevy Tahoe on fire.&nbsp; It is believed the vehicle may be the same vehicle seen leaving the scene of the shooting and was towed as evidence.</p> <p>At this time Homicide detectives are looking for a black male, 6&rsquo; 7&rdquo; tall, approximately 250-270 pounds who was last seen wearing a blue shirt and eye glasses.&nbsp; Witnesses at the scene described this male a one of the actor shooting a pistol.&nbsp;</p> <p>Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911 or contact the homicide office at 412-323-7161.&nbsp; Callers can remain anonymous.</p> <p align="center">####</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:01:01 -0400 HAZLETT STREET HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3370 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. August 1, 2014 near the 100 block of Hazlett Street on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s North Side.</p> <p>A 21-year-old black male was found lying in the courtyard of this location with at least one gunshot to the chest. He was unconscious and unresponsive when police and paramedics arrived on the scene. The victim was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition and later died at the hospital. The motive for the shooting is unclear, and there are no suspects at this time.</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 412-32307161. Callers may remain anonymous. This is preliminary information and will be updated when appropriate.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:17:31 -0400 NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3368 <p><span style="font-size:10px;">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide squad is investigating a shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Northview Heights neighborhood on July 31. Two people were shot in the 300 block of Penfort Street. One male was pronounced deceased at that location and the other male was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;">Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Penfort Street at 2:38 PM after numerous calls were received at the 911 Emergency Operations Center for gunfire at that location. On arrival the Officers found a 19 year old motionless on the street and the other 41 year old victim nearby with the leg wound. The second victim is listed in good condition at AGH.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10px;">It appears that two different groups of black males had a confrontation with each other when a gunman began to fire randomly toward the other group. Evidence found at the scene indicates that there was more than one actor firing shots. Numerous shell casings were found at the scene. Investigators have not determined at this time what started the confrontation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin-left:-4.5pt;"><span style="font-size:10px;">Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911 or contact the homicide office at 412-323-7161.&nbsp; Callers can remain anonymous.</span></p> <p align="center"><strong>####</strong></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:17 -0400 Statement By Pittsburgh Public Safety Director On July 31 Letter From District Attorney http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3363 <p><font face="arial, sans-serif" size="2">Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar issued the following statement in regard to a July 31, 2014, letter from Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. on eyewitness identification procedures:</font></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&quot;If my response was misleading to anyone, I apologize first thing. I have been in law enforcement for 30 years and take all these decisions very seriously as I realize how it affects people&#39;s lives, both the accused and victims. Just as important as not falsely accusing an innocent person is also not contributing to the misery of a victim of a violent crime, such as rape or robbery, by using methods that allow the guilty to go free because they are faulty.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Prior to Mr. Zappala&#39;s letter last week, I had reviewed the draft model policy for sequential eyewitness identification that was distributed to me at this month&#39;s Allegheny County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and as I saw no apparent flaws or dissent in the research offered supporting that method, I likely would have supported the sequential model as the Pittsburgh Police Department was moving in that direction.&nbsp; However, once Mr. Zappala&#39;s letter from last week was disclosed in the media, I started receiving calls from colleagues of mine associated with the United States Justice Department. These colleagues advised that the National Academy of Sciences has been asked to research and hopefully resolve through their research dissent between scientists who claim that the analysis methods used in the research between 2009 and 2011 was faulty and when corrected, will actually show the exact opposite is true, that the simultaneous method is superior.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">As the National Academy of Sciences is expected hopefully to resolve this dissent, in my judgment it is prudent to wait for the report as the dissent itself can be used in court to attack either method. In the end, it is up to the jury to assess the eyewitness and the trial attorney to communicate the evidence properly to the jury, regardless which method is used.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">I promise Mr. Zappala that I will be more dilligent in reading my e-mails but it is the absolute truth that I did not read or know I was sent the e-mail he cites until the media started calling my office&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1449411018" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Thursday</span></span>.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">I am a sincere law enforcement professional who only wants to use the most effective tools available in law enforcement in keeping the public safe. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and I are committed to working with the District Attorney&#39;s Office to protect the citizens of the City of Pittsburgh, but will wait until the National Academy of Sciences report is published later this year to consider the sequential eyewitness identification method over simultaneous.&quot;</p> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">###</div> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:43:01 -0400 STATEMENT FROM PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR BUCAR ON IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3357 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 30, 2014) Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar issued the following statement today on Pittsburgh Police identification procedures:</p> <p>&ldquo;There have been several media reports about a letter from Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. that is critical of the Bureau of Police for not adopting certain eyewitness identification procedures endorsed by the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, and as Director of the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department I want to be clear about the city&rsquo;s position.</p> <p>It is true that the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association developed and endorsed a model identification policy. It is also true that same model policy is now before the Allegheny County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, of which the Bureau of Police is a participating member, for evaluation on whether it should be adopted and endorsed by the 5th Judicial District. That policy was presented as a draft to the board members. Although the model is endorsed by certain academic and research facilities, there is dissenting opinion in those same communities that disputes the conclusion that the best practice for eyewitness identification procedure lies with a sequential process rather than a simultaneous process.</p> <p>This model policy utilizes a sequential process, and the research behind it suggests that sequential is superior to the simultaneous process of eyewitness identification. Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance are evaluating differences between the two procedures and have not concluded that sequential procedure is the most reliable. Therefore, they are proceeding with caution on which procedure should be adopted across the U.S. Department of Justice and the law enforcement community in general and have asked the National Academy of Sciences to conduct further research in this area.</p> <p>Although Mr. Zappala appears to have concluded that sequential is superior to simultaneous procedure, as long as there is credible dissent and disagreement the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety is not prepared to endorse one over the other. In the interim, we are evaluating aspects of both, and are utilizing those that are not in dispute in the spirit of ensuring that innocent people are not wrongfully accused while the guilty are properly identified.</p> <p>Moreover the Bureau of Police will continue to work closely, as always, with Assistant District Attorneys assigned to this office on all investigations.</p> <p>While I can appreciate Mr. Zappala&rsquo;s concern, I am compelled to proceed with caution on this matter since my experience dealing with professional associations and with the Department of Justice makes me hesitant to endorse an ill-informed position.</p> <p>Additionally, I appreciate the speed at which the press operates; however, I would have expected a phone call from the District Attorney&rsquo;s Office prior to learning of his position in a newspaper article. My office did not receive his letter in the U.S. Mail until Friday, July 25th, after the existence of the letter was reported and the content paraphrased in the media on Thursday, July 24th.</p> <p>I will issue a formal response from the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department to the District Attorney&rsquo;s letter in coming days.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:19 -0400 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICK OFF CELEBRATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3347 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; This year&rsquo;s National Night Out celebration kicks off with a family friendly festival in Market Square on&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_24638097" tabindex="0">Tuesday, July 29 beginning at 10 a.m.</span></p> <p>This is the first year for the kick-off celebration, which starts with KidsPlay from 10 until 11:30 a.m. During this time, children will have the opportunity to meet police Officers, explore public safety vehicles up close, and say hi to McGRuff, the&nbsp;crime dog.<br /> <br /> The speaking part of the program begins&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_24638099" tabindex="0">11:30 a.m. </span>and will include remarks by Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety officials.</p> <p>Organized by Safer Together, an outreach project of the Public Safety Department, National Night Out is an opportunity for neighborhoods to celebrate partnerships with the Public Safety Department. Locally, this year&rsquo;s theme is &ldquo;Safety Together,&rdquo; promoting our neighborhoods as safe places in which to live, work, study and play. Pittsburgh has observed this annual event since its inception in 1983.</p> <p>National Night Out will be observed Tuesday,&nbsp;August 5, 5 - 8 p.m.&nbsp;in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh. For more information,&nbsp;visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/nno" target="_blank">pittsburgh<wbr />pa.gov/nno</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:05:19 -0400 2013 POLICE ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3345 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The 2013 City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Bureau of Police Annual Report is now available. The 118-page publication has three new components: police expenditures, police training and a Bureau of Police units section that has been reorganized from being a general narrative to a directory-like section.</p> <p>Other highlights of the data in the 2013 report are:</p> <ul> <li>Overall crime has been reduced by 6.6% driven primarily by a decrease in property crimes.</li> <li>Violent crime is down by 2.6%; however, all violent crime is up except for robbery which is down by 15.8%.</li> <li>A significant increase will be seen in the number of rapes as a result of the Uniform Crime Reporting definition of rape being expanded to include male victims.</li> <li>Homicides are up by six while the 10-year homicide average is down by 2. New charts are included showing when homicides occur by day of week and time of day.</li> </ul> <p>Members of the media are able to pick up a hard copy of the report at Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Avenue, North Side. Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the report should be available on the City&rsquo;s Public Safety website <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/">http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/</a>.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:51:06 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF EAST HILLS INFANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3339 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating an infant death in East Hills that occurred around 7:49 a.m. today.</p> <p>Firefighters arrived on the scene in the 8400 block of Dersam Street at approximately 7:55 a.m. and began administering CPR. Paramedics arrived at approximately 7:58 a.m. &nbsp;and took over CPR. The 6-week-old infant was transported to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where she was pronounced deceased at 8:42 a.m.</p> <p>According to the initial investigation, the infant was in the bed with its mother and father. The Homicide Squad does not suspect foul play.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:55:02 -0400 REMINDER: VARIOUS CHANGES ENFORCE FOR WEEKEND PNC PARK CONCERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3337 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to remind the public about various restrictions that will be in effect to ensure a fun, safe and clean time during Saturday night&rsquo;s concert at PNC Park.</p> <p>One of the major changes is the time that concert goers are able to enter North Shore parking lots. The lots are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. exactly three and a half hours before PNC Park gates open.</p> <p>All vehicles parked in the designated lots will be provided trash and recycling bags. Two hundred portable toilets will be provided by Alco Parking Corp. and will be located in the parking lots. Police Officers will enforce the posted parking lot code of conduct.</p> <p>Tailgating during the concert is prohibited. Police Officers will direct non-ticketed guests to leave the parking areas when the first act takes the stage. Guests with tickets will be directed to enter PNC Park by 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Additionally, due to safety concerns, authorities advise boaters against &ldquo;rafting&rdquo; or tying boats together.</p> <p>The Public Safety Department and its bureaus encourage everyone to help keep Pittsburgh safe and and enjoy the show.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:46 -0400 FEDERAL GRANT WILL ENSURE CONTINUED IMPROVED PROFESSIONALSM AMONG FIRE BUREAU http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3336 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has received this federal grant. It will help the bureau better deliver public safety services by certifying all company officers and chief officers to meet National Fire Protection Association standards,&rdquo; said Fire Chief Darryl Jones.</p> <p>The $571,500 grant will bring each of the nearly 600 firefighters up to the same level of training, providing a consistent standard of care to all residents and visitors who are served by the Fire Bureau. Most importantly, the training enabled by this grant will better ensure the safety of our firefighters by preventing in-the-line-of-duty injuries.</p> <p>The total cost of the training project is $635,000. The City will cover 10 percent of the cost for a total of $63,500.</p> <p>&ldquo;This grant will enable the Fire Bureau to build upon what we have already done to continue to provide the most highly trained workforce of firefighters in the nation,&rdquo; said Michael Huss, of the City&rsquo;s Public Safety Department.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:40:28 -0400 UPDATE: LAPTOP TAKEN FROM DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3333 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Thanks to tips from the public, a recent theft from a Downtown restaurant has been solved.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">On July 16, the Police Bureau released surveillance video showing a man taking a laptop from the Hong Kong Express on Second Avenue. A tip came in that helped Detectives identify the suspect as Jeffrey Woods, 55 of Duquesne, Pa. A summons has been issued for Woods on the charge of theft by unlawful taking.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Click <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3308">here</a> for the original press release and link to video.<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> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:53:53 -0400 UPDATE: SUSPECTED HOME INVASION ENDS WITH TWO SHOT IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3325 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a Carrick home invasion in which two men were shot, one fatally.</p> <p>At approximately 2:20 a.m. Zone 3 Units were dispatched to an apartment building in the 20 block of Merritt Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a male lying face down on the steps in front of the building who was taken to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. He was later identified as Christopher A. Thomas, 27, of Marshall-Shadeland. A second man was fatally shot inside.</p> <p>A 19-year-old male and 17-year-old female living in the second floor apartment claimed that the two males who were shot were in the process of invading their apartment. They fired a weapon through the apartment door once before entering and pushed the male occupant into the bedroom where he was able to pick up a shotgun, which he fired three times.</p> <p>The Homicide Squad is continuing the investigation into this matter.</p> <p><font color="#ff0000">UPDATE: Christopher Thomas has been arrested. Charges &nbsp;include carrying a firearm without a license, persons not to possess a firearm, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, criminal conspiracy. There was also a Pittsburgh warrant for his arrest connected to a rape that occured in April of this year. Thomas remains in UPMC Mercy.</font></p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:14:02 -0400 SUSPECTED HOME INVASION ENDS WITH TWO SHOT IN CARRICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3321 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a Carrick home invasion in which two men were shot, one fatally.</p> <p>At approximately 2:20 a.m. Zone 3 Units were dispatched to an apartment building in the 20 block of Merritt Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a male lying face down on the steps in front of the building who was taken to UPMC Mercy in critical condition. He was later identified as Christopher A. Thomas, 27, of Marshall-Shadeland. A second man was fatally shot inside.</p> <p>A 19-year-old male and 17-year-old female living in the second floor apartment claimed that the two males who were shot were in the process of invading their apartment. They fired a weapon through the apartment door once before entering and pushed the male occupant into the bedroom where he was able to pick up a shotgun, which he fired three times.</p> <p>The Homicide Squad is continuing the investigation into this matter.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:03:42 -0400 THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE IS SEEKING INFORMATION ON MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3316 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>NAME: </strong>Ne&rsquo;Ajha Willliams <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; </strong></p> <p><strong>AGE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>14</p> <p><strong>SEX:&nbsp; </strong>Female&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> <p><strong>RACE: </strong>African American</p> <p><strong>HEIGHT: </strong>5&rsquo;1&rdquo;&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> <p><strong>WEIGHT: </strong>120 lbs.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HAIR</strong>:&nbsp; Brown&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> <p><strong>EYES:&nbsp; </strong>Brown &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>COMPLEXION: </strong>Medium Brown &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> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau Police is requesting the public&#39;s help in locating the above missing juvenile, Ne&rsquo;Ajha Williams, who was last seen on July 20, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at her Southside residence located at 2827 Sarah Street.</p> <p style="margin-left:-2.25pt;">If you have any information regarding Ne&rsquo;Ajha Williams whereabouts, please contact 911, or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: -2.25pt; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:57:18 -0400 LAPTOP TAKEN FROM DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3308 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are attempting to identify a man who is shown on surveillance video taking a laptop from a Downtown restaurant.</p> <p>At approximately 9:25 a.m. on July 2, the male entered the Hong Kong Express on Second Avenue. He places an order. When the restaurant worker goes to prepare the food, he can be seen removing a laptop from behind the counter, placing it under his shirt and walking out of the establishment. He returns to pick up his food.</p> <p>Anyone with information about the identity of this male is encouraged to call Detectives Al Flemm or John Ficorilli at 412-255-2827.</p> <p>Follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link to view video.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:01:14 -0400 UPDATE: PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE MAKE ARREST IN WHARTON SQUARE BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3307 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The suspect in the Sunday, July 13 robbery at Citizen Bank in the Wharton Square Giant Eagle on the South Side has been arrested by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Jeffrey Schrott turned himself in to Pittsburgh Police on Sunday, July 20 and was transported to Allegheny County Police headquarters where he was interviewed by both the County and City. He is now in the Allegheny County Jail.</span></p> <p>During the Citizens Bank robbery, Schrott approached a grocery story bank teller at approximately 2:20 p.m. and revealed a handwritten note that read, &ldquo;I have a 9mm. 100&rsquo;s 50&rsquo;s No dye packs and nobody gets hurt.&rdquo; He was unmasked and made off with an unspecified amount of money.</p> <p>Allegheny County Police also had a warrant for Schrott&rsquo;s arrest in the July 7 robbery of First Niagra Bank on Mill Street in Coraopolis.</p> <p>Click the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for photos.</p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:26:23 -0400 MALE FATALLY SHOT IN HOMEWOOD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3297 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:14 a.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police were dispatched to Brushton Avenue and Race Street in Homewood for a report of shots fired. The 911 caller heard an estimated six shots and saw three males run into a nearby park.</p> <p>Officers arrived on the scene and began searching the area. With the help of a passerby, they located a male victim face down in a grassy area in the 1000 block of Brushton Avenue.</p> <p>Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at 1:29 a.m.<br /> <br /> No demographic information is available about the victim. Homicide Detectives are investigating.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:24:43 -0400 MAN FATALLY SHOT IN KNOXVILLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3296 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:52 a.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police were dispatched to Allen and Manton Way in Allentown for a male who had been shot and was lying in the street next to a bicycle.<br /> <br /> Paramedics arrived and began to administer aid to the victim before transporting him to UPMC Mercy where he was pronounced deceased at 2:26 a.m.<br /> <br /> The investigation determined that the victim, a 44-year-old male from McKees Rocks, got into an argument with at least one person outside of Stretches Bar, 750 E. Warrington Ave., when he was shot. People in the area where unable to offer a description of the actor or actors.</p> <p>Homicide Detectives are investigating.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:16:42 -0400 ARREST MADE IN TEENAGE GIRL'S SHOOTING IN BROOKLINE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3292 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 6 Detectives arrested Kevin Kaiser, 20, of Brookline today at approximately 3:30 p.m. for the shooting incident that occurred near the intersection of Bellaire and Edgebrook avenues in Brookline&nbsp;on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:10 a.m.</p> <p>The shooting occurred after a group of 75 to 100 teens and young adults were leaving a house party on Bellaire Avenue.&nbsp;The investigation determined that during an altercation between Kaiser and a group of males, Kaiser pulled out a handgun and fired indiscriminately into the crowd. A 15-year-old female from Mt. Washington was struck in the shoulder.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another stray bullet entered a nearby home on Edgebrook Avenue where a husband, wife, and three children lay sleeping. No one inside the home was injured.</p> <p>Kaiser is charged with simple assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.</p> <p>He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:12:37 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR SEX ASSAULT SUSPECT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3291 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 4 p.m. today, Zone 5 officers were dispatched to the&nbsp;400 block of Roup Street in Friendship for a sexual assault. The&nbsp;victim, a female in her 20s, resides in the area. The victim reported that she was returning home after going for a run, when the suspect confronted her at knife point. She was able to fight back and the male actor fled on foot. Zone 5 officers responded to the incident and searched the area for more than an hour with negative results.&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor is described as a black male in his 30s, 6&#39;2&quot; 160-170 lbs with a thin build. He was wearing an orange shirt, and dark blue or black &quot;windbreaker&quot; pants. He also has &quot;lines&quot; and a &quot;star&quot; design cut into his hair.</p> <p>Any one with information that might lead to the arrest of the suspect is encouraged to call 911.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:56:45 -0400 HILL DISTRICT INFANT REGAINS HEARTBEAT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3290 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Bedford Avenue for a 3-month old infant who was not breathing. Housing Authority security officers were attempting CPR when a Pittsburgh Officer arrived and took over until Paramedics arrived.</p> <p>The mother reported that she left the napping infant with a relative for a few moments. Upon returning, she discovered that her baby was unresponsive.</p> <p>Paramedics transported the infant to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in critical condition. The hospital last reported that the infant had regained a heartbeat.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:47:03 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL FINEVIEW STABBING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3273 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police have arrested the suspect in an early morning fatal stabbing in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive.</p> <p>Investigators state a 22-year-old man from Fineview was in an altercation when the suspect, Michael Monroe, stabbed him in the chest at approximately 5:45 a.m.</p> <p>A &quot;Be On Look Out&quot; alert was issued bureau wide for Monroe, 43, and Zone 3 Officers stopped him while he was driving on Mt. Oliver Street.</p> <p>Monroe is currently in Allegheny County Jail. His charges include criminal homicide, simple assault, and terroristic threats.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo of Monroe.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:48:59 -0400 TEEN ARRIVES AT HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND TO SHOULDER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3272 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 15-year-old Mt. Washington girl who arrived at UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to in her right shoulder.</p> <p>At approximately 1:35 a.m., Zone 2 Officers were dispatched to the hospital. There, the victim said she was walking with two friends near a 7-Eleven on Brookline Boulevard when she was shot and they drove to Mercy.</p> <p>The investigation has given reason to believe this incident may be related to a call for shots fired in the 2300 block of Edgebrook Avenue in Brookline at approximately the same time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:04:08 -0400 ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER JUMPING OFF 10TH STREET BRIDGE TO ELUDE POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3271 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A robbery suspect jumped off the 10<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge early this morning to elude police but his attempts were thwarted after a nearly two-hour search.</p> <p>At approximately 12:12 a.m., Zone 3 Officers responded to the area of E. Carson and 14<sup>th</sup> streets where a robbery had just occurred. The 30-year-old male victim from Braddock stated that he received a call from an individual he knew who asked that he meet him. The actor, later identified as 27-year-old Evan Thornton, reached into the pocket of the victim&rsquo;s short, tearing the pocket, and ran off with approximately $300 in cash.</p> <p>Thornton fled to the 10th Street Bridge and jumped off as he was approached by a patrol car. He fell approximately 50 feet landing in thick brush along the shoreline.</p> <p>He was discovered after he sent a text to a female associate asking that she call a jitney for him. The woman instead called 911 to have him picked up.</p> <p>River Rescue spotted Thornton about 15 yards from the shore in the Monongahela River and took him into custody at approximately 3:37a.m.</p> <p>An Officer broke his ankle assisting with the search. He was transported to UPMC Mercy and is recovering at home. &nbsp;</p> <p>Thornton, who complained of leg and back pain, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital before being delivered to Allegheny County Jail. He faces a robbery charge and had an outstanding warrant from the City of Pittsburgh and a bench warrant from the Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p>At this time, no photo is available.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:36:49 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING BROOKLINE HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3270 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Uniformed Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers received a phone call this morning at approximately 11:15 a.m. from a man who stated he could not get into his residence in the 2300 block of Pioneer Avenue in Brookline, and that he could see his unresponsive roommate on the floor.</p> <p>The individual was calling from a nearby Sunoco gas station.</p> <p>Upon forcing entry, the responding Officers discovered a male on the floor. He had been stabbed multiple times.</p> <p><font color="#ff0000">After further investigation, the nextdoor neighbor, Christopher Richardson, 44, was arrested and charged with homicide and robbery.</font></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p align="center">###</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:34:18 -0400 FIRE AT VACANT NORTH SIDE HOUSE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3269 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; There was a two alarm fire last night at a vacant house in the 1900 block of Perrysville Avenue. The fire was reported at approximately 8:34 p.m.&nbsp; Firefighters arrived to find the top floor of the three-story structure engulfed in flames. &nbsp;The house also had two floors below street level. Arson investigators suspect squatters may have started the fire. There were no injuries.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:51:30 -0400 STRIP DISTRICT BAR BRAWL RESULTS IN ARRESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3268 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A fight inside a Strip District bar resulted in one person being arrested and one person being injured.</p> <p>At approximately 1:05 a.m., Zone 2 Officers responded to Cruze Bar at 1600 Small Street for a call that a female had been stabbed inside the bar. The 21-year-old victim from Sewickley said she was backing away from a fight that had broke out between three people when she was stabbed in the upper left thigh. She was taken to UPMC Mercy where she was last reported to be in good condition.</p> <p>The investigation identifed Deandre Yarbrough, 22, from Perry South as the person who stabled her. &nbsp;The knife was recovered at the scene. Yarbrough, was taken to Allegheny County Jail, charged with aggravated assault.</p> <p>In a separate incident at the same scene, Matthew Pressley, 23, of Marshall-Shadeland, was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and public drunkenness stemming from an argument with the bar owner.</p> <p>Photos are not available at this time.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:40:48 -0400 TODDLER IN FAIR CONDITION AFTER TROY HILL HIT & RUN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3267 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 1 Police are investigating a hit and run incident that sent a 3-year-old boy to Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC this afternoon. The incident occurred approximately at 3:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hatteras Street when the toddler wandered into the street and walked into the back end of a passing vehicle. Witnesses were unable to give a clear description of the car. Investigators state it is possible the driver may not have realized what had happened. The child is in fair condition with no serious injuries.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:59:30 -0400 FOURTH OF JULY ROAD CLOSURES & PARKING RESTRICTIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3263 <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>&ldquo;July 4 is a day that Americans celebrate our nation&rsquo;s freedom and honor the brave men and women who continue to protect those freedoms. As you participate in the various celebrations throughout the city, I encourage you to help keep Pittsburgh safe by reporting any unusual or suspicious activity to 911,&rdquo; says Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar.</p> <p>Please be aware:</p> <ul> <li>No boaters are permitted along the Allegheny River; however, mooring is permitted on the Monongahela River side of Point State Park.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Adults entering Point State Park with alcoholic beverages will be given the option of leaving the area with their beverages or depositing them into a trash receptacle.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Any road closures on Mt. Washington will occur at the discretion (based on pedestrian and vehicular, weather, and any other incident as necessary) of the police supervisor who will be on site.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</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 12:00 Noon</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>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 10:00 AM</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 10:00 AM</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>Ft. Pitt Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Stanwix Street</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7:00 AM</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 7:00 AM</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 7:00 AM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Fort Duquesne Blvd.</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Commonwealth</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>10<sup>th</sup> Street Bypass</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 7:00 AM</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 8:00 AM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Art Rooney Avenue</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>After 8:00 AM</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;</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>McArdle</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>Wyoming</p> </td> <td style="width:160px;"> <p>At 6:30 PM</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> <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>&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> </tbody> </table> <p align="center">&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>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:56:21 -0400 CORRECTION: MIFFLIN ROAD AT RODGERS STREET IN LINCOLN PLACE CLOSED DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3240 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Due to a <font color="#ff0000">recent&nbsp;</font>water main break in Lincoln Place on, Mifflin Road <span style="color:#ff0000;">at Mohrbach and McElhinny&nbsp;</span>is closed until further notice. The water main break caused flooding that affected several homes. &nbsp;There was structural damage to the pavement. Surrounding hillsides were also adversely affected.&nbsp; The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department asks that people avoid the intersection until further notice.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:26:06 -0400 2 CARRICK SHOOTINGS BELIEVED TO BE RELATED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3239 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two shootings in Carrick early this morning believed to be connected.</p> <p>Zone 3 police responded to the 1900 block of Brownsville Road at approximately 2:34 a.m. for a report of a man who had been shot. Officers found a 31-year-old male victim from Bellevue who had been shot once in the neck. The victim was transported to UPMC Mercy where he was listed in serious but stable condition.</p> <p>While Officers were investigating the scene, a second victim, a 25-year-old male from Lawrenceville, walked into UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was last reported to be in stable condition.</p> <p>Based on the investigation, it is believed that the both shootings are related. Both victims refused to cooperate with police.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:04:42 -0400 POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN CARRICK BANK ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3221 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">lone gunman, armed with a black and silver semi-automatic weapon, robbed Huntington Bank, 1817 Brownsville Road in Carrick, <span style="color:#ff0000;">Monday, June 23</span> at approximately 1 p.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The male actor escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, dropping some money on the street as he fled. Additionally, a dye pack exploded as he fled. Both the dye pack money and other money scattered on the street were recovered. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">During the robbery, the actor was communicating with someone on a cell phone. Investigators believe it may have been the get-a-way driver. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The actor fled to an area near Amanda and Concordia streets then possibly jumped into an awaiting vehicle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The actor is believed to be a black male, approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a pink plaid shirt with what appeared to be pink and white pajama-like pants. A long black apron with grease marks on it covered the pants. His white tennis shoes were also stained with grease. The actor wore a skeleton mask and a black wig covered with a black hoodie. He stuffed the money in black purse.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Anyone with information regarding this crime should call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">or 911. Callers can remain anonymous.</span></span></p> <p><font color="#ff0000" face="arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">For photos of the actor, follow the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link.</span></font></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:02:22 -0400 OVERVIEW OF ARRESTS FROM LUKE BRYAN CONCERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3216 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A total of 19 arrests were made and 37 citations were issued in conjunction with Saturday&#39;s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field. What follows is an overview of all police and EMS activity related to concert goers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">Nontraffic Citations</span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">: (</span><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">37</span><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">)</span></span></p> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 36px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">Scalping:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-style: italic;">20</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 36px;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-style: italic;">Public&nbsp;Intox:&nbsp;1</div> </div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 36px;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-style: italic;">Disorderly Conduct:&nbsp;6</div> </div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 36px;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-style: italic;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Public Urination: 10</span></div> </div> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">Arrests:</span><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">&nbsp;(8</span><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; font-style: italic;">)</span></span></p> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">2</span><span style="font-style: italic;">-Defiant Trespass/Public Intox/</span><span style="font-style: italic;">Resisting Arrest</span><span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">1</span><span style="font-style: italic;">-</span><span style="font-style: italic;">Aggravated Assault/Simple Assault</span><span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">1</span><span style="font-style: italic;">-</span><span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-style: italic;">Aggravated Assault/Ethnic Intimidation/Public Intox</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">1-</span><span style="font-style: italic;">Obstruction Administration Law/Resisting Arrest/Disorderly Conduct</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="font-style: italic; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">1-Warrant Arrest (Domestic)</span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">1-</span><span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-style: italic;">Defiant Trespass/Public Intox/Disorderly Conduct</span></span></div> <div style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 39px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><span style="font-style: italic;">1 -&nbsp;</span></span>Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intox &amp; Crim Mischief&nbsp;</div> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><i style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><b>Additional information</b>:&nbsp;</i></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><i style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Fights: 15&nbsp;</i></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><i style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Additional on-view arrests: 11</i></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><i style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">911 calls for&nbsp;<b>police</b>&nbsp;services: 154 (14 transferred from EOC)</i></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 21px;"><i style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">911 calls for&nbsp;<b>medic</b>&nbsp;services: 100 with 34 transports.</i></p> <div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Most of the home addresses listed for the actors are from outside the City of Pittsburgh; including actors from Kittanning, PA; Harrison City, PA; Scottsdale, PA; and&nbsp;West&nbsp;Virginia, Texas and&nbsp;Ohio.</span></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:14:20 -0400 PRESS CONFERENCE CONCERNING ARREST DURING PRIDE FEST PARADE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3186 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar will be joined by Mayor William Peduto to make a statement regarding yesterday&rsquo;s arrest during the Pride Fest Parade. They will be joined by Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald, City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge and OMI Director Deborah Walker.</p> <p><strong>WHEN: </strong>11:45 A.M. TODAY</p> <p><strong>WHERE: </strong>Public Safety Department conference room</p> <p>City County Building 4<sup>th</sup> floor</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:50:34 -0400 POLICE ARREST 2 IN HOMEWOOD SHOOTINGS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3184 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;Two Homewood men are under arrest in connection with a shooting this morning in the 7300 block of Susquehanna Street.</p> <p>At approximately 2:16 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the scene after a 911 caller reported that two people had been shot. Upon arriving to the scene, Officers located the victims &ndash; a 41 year old black male from Swissvale who had been shot in back and a 35 year old black male from Dormont who had been shot in the ankle.</p> <p>Both victims were taken to UPMC Presbyterian. The victim with the ankle injury has been treated. The victim who was shot in the back was taken to surgery.</p> <p>Further investigation determined that the shots were fired from inside of a home in 7300 block. The occupants of the house did not respond to orders from Officers to come out of the house. SWAT was called and arrived at approximately 2:16 a.m.</p> <p>Inside the home were five juveniles and two adult males. The juveniles were all released into the custody of their guardians. The two adults &ndash; Aaron Lyons and Davon Nichols both 20 years old from Homewood &ndash; were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, former convict not to own a firearm, and possession of controlled substances (20 stamp bags heroin, cocaine, and a small amount of marijuana).</p> <p>The firearm believed to be used in the shooting was also recovered from the location.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:59:15 -0400 HOMESTEAD MAN CHARGED IN TWO SQUIRREL HILL ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3180 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 Officers recently apprehended a suspect believed to be responsible for at least two robberies in Squirrel Hill.</p> <p>Aaron Yingling, 28, of Homestead, was arrested June 10 as he fled the scene of a robbery at Anytime Tan Tanning Club on Murray Avenue. While en route to the scene, Officers spotted a vehicle with a license plate matching one reported on seen leaving the club at the time of the robbery and initiated a traffic stop.</p> <p>The suspect was found with more than $230 taken from Anytime Tan. Further investigation determined that Yingling was also responsible for a June 6 robbery of Vocelli Pizza on Murray Avenue in which $300 was taken. He will formally be charged tomorrow for the Vocellie robbery.</p> <p>Click on the &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for a photo of Yingling.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:20:37 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMEWOOD SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3177 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting of a black female this morning in Homewood.</p> <p>At approximately 1:37 a.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Chaucer and North Murtland streets where the female was lying in the street with a gunshot wound to her neck.</p> <p>Medics transported the 54-year-old Fairywood resident to UMPC Presbyterian where she was last reported to be in critical condition.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad encourages anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of a suspect in this shooting to call 412-323-7800.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:45:47 -0400 MAN FOUND DEAD IN STRIP DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3176 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A 56-year-old homeless white male was found dead in a parking lot at Smallman and 16<sup>th</sup> Street in the Strip District at approximately 1:40 a.m.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad believes the fatality was related to huffing and does not suspect foul play.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:15:57 -0400 'PITTSBURGH PRIDE' STREET CLOSURES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3164 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Saturday, June 14, 2014&nbsp;beginning at&nbsp;4 a.m., Liberty Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 9th and Grant streets and Smithfield Street from Liberty to 7th avenues for &quot;Pride in the Street&quot; featuring a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan.&nbsp;</p> <p>The hours for this event will be&nbsp;5 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.&nbsp;The listed streets will close&nbsp;Saturday&nbsp;morning and remain closed through June 15, 2014 at 11 p.m.</p> <p>On&nbsp;Sunday, June 15, 2014, limited street closures will occur for the &quot;Pride March&quot; which will take place from&nbsp;noon - 1 p.m. The staging area for the march will be on the Boulevard of the Allies between Grant and Wood streets.&nbsp;The route will begin at the Boulevard of the Allies, turn left onto Grant Street utilizing the outbound lanes, left onto Fifth Avenue, right onto Liberty Avenue&nbsp;and will end at Sixth and Liberty.&nbsp;The march will go directly into the &quot;PrideFest&quot; event at 7th and Liberty, which will take place from&nbsp;1 - 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Signs for no parking will be posted on&nbsp;Saturday, June 14&nbsp;indicating parking restrictions after&nbsp;7 a.m.&nbsp;which will be in effect on&nbsp;Sunday, June 15 for the march at the following locations: Boulevard of the Allies (both sides) from Grant to Market streets.&nbsp;Fifth Avenue between Grant Street and Liberty Avenue and Liberty Avenue between Fifth and Seventh streets.&nbsp;Barricades will be erected in cross street areas as applicable and Police Officers will be posted at major intersections for the safety of the marchers, as well as other citizens.</p> <p>For additional information regarding Pittsburgh Pride events, please contact:&nbsp;Christine Bryan, Director of Marketing, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh by calling 412-322-2800.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:41:22 -0400 MT. WASHINGTON BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3157 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, the First Niagara Bank, at 22 Shilo St., in Mt. Washington was robbed. Surveillance cameras captured the image of the suspect believed to be a black male in his mid 20s. A dark bandana covered his face and he was wearing a white baseball cap and gray sweat pants. He may have fled in an older model, four-door, gray Ford Sable. The actor was armed and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money that contained a dye pack.&nbsp;</p> <p>No one was injuries were reported during this robbery.</p> <p>Anyone with information that may aide the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad in locating the actor is encouraged to call 412-323-7151.</p> <p>Click the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for photos.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:41:03 -0400 JUVENILE LEADS POLICE ON CHASE FROM HILL DISTRICT INTO DOWNTOWN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3150 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Police arrested a juvenile today who stole a car and led police on a chase from the Hill District, through Uptown and into Downtown during the evening rush hour.</p> <p>At approximately 4:27 p.m., Zone 2 police officers encountered a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu with two occupants on Bedford Avenue near the intersection with Somers Drive. After running the plate, they learned the vehicle had been reported stolen.</p> <p>When the officers turned on their lights and siren, the driver sped off. The officers gave chase; however, the pursuit was soon called off to prevent harm to the numerous pedestrians, including children, who were in the area.</p> <p>Other officers on patrol spotted the Malibu on Devilliers Street, Centre Avenue, Dinwiddie Street, Fifth Avenue, Miltenberger Street, Watson Street (in the wrong direction), and Forbes Avenue.</p> <p>The vehicle struck a white Cadillac SRX4 at the intersection of Forbes and Ross. Then struck a grey Nissan Altima near Ross and Second Avenue, ricocheting into a red Volkswagen Passat. The collision caused the Passat to rear end a Nissan Altima.</p> <p>The 17-year-old driver then fled on foot before being stopped near Ft. Pitt Boulevard and Cherry Way. He was transported to UPMC Mercy where he was treated for three Taser punctures and a cut over his right eye.</p> <p>The Sheraden resident is at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center facing charges that include receiving stolen property, fleeing a police officer, four counts of causing accidents involving damage to attended vehicles or property, resisting arrest, and unlawful restraint.</p> <p>A 20-year-old female who was in the car with the actor was uninjured and was not charged.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:25:18 -0400 FATAL SHOOTING IN HILL DISTRICT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3142 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 Police were called to the scene of a fatal shooting at 2535 Chauncey Drive in the Bedford Dwellings housing community in the Hill District at shortly after 6:30 p.m. today. &nbsp;A 24-year-old black male was shot in the chest.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad encourages anyone with information that might lead to the arrest of a suspect in this shooting to call 412-323-7800.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:54:13 -0400 POLICE BUREAU SEEKING MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3139 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is still attempting to locate Richard Turton. He was last seen May 27, 2014, at approximately 5 p.m. leaving Colescott Street in Westwood. He was wearing tan jeans, blue/white shirt and white shoes. Mr. Turton, 57, also has a heart condition/defibrillator and left all medications at his residence. He stands approximately 6 feet tall, weights approximately 150 pounds, has brown/grey hair, and brown eyes.</p> <p>Detectives are again asking for the community&#39;s assistance is locating this man. Anyone who may have seen Richard Turton should call 911.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:07:31 -0400 INVESTIGATION LEADS TO 2 DRUG ARRESTS IN BELTZHOOVER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3130 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; After an investigation, Zone 3 Police Officers arrested two Beltzhoover residents May 31 on charges related to selling heroin.</p> <p>At approximately 12:34 p.m. on May 31 in the 800 block of Climax Street, Officers stopped Dewayne Chatfield, Jr., a 28-year-old black male, after observing him make a drug transaction with Michelle Szulkowski, a 35-year-old white female.</p> <p>The investigation was precipitated by numerous community complaints.</p> <p>Officers confiscated 100 stamp bags of heroin marked &ldquo;ALWAYS GOOD,&rdquo; two clonazepam (treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety) pills, a hypodermic needle and $320 from Szulkowski. A total of $2,340, three cell phones were confiscated from Chatfield at the scene.</p> <p>A search of his residence recovered $8,295 and an additional nine stamped bags of heroin. In a child&rsquo;s book bag were found multiple bundles of heroin and additional paraphernalia.</p> <p>The investigation further revealed there were two juvenile children living in Chatfield&rsquo;s residence that he had left alone in order to conduct the drug transaction.</p> <p>Charges include possession of controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, and possession/use of paraphernalia. Chatfield was also charged with driving with a suspended license and 2 counts of child endangerment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:16:02 -0400 UPDATED: MISSING PERSON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3128 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NAME: Victoria Harris&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; AGE:&nbsp; 12</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SEX:&nbsp; Female&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; RACE:&nbsp; Biracial&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; HEIGHT: 5&rsquo;2&rdquo; &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; WEIGHT: 100 lbs&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; HAIR: Brown&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;EYES: Brown</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; COMPLEXION: Light&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>LAST SEEN:&nbsp; Child last seen on Zephyr Avenue at 12:30 p.m. wearing a black tank top and pink sweatpants with gold lettering.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a picture.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Mt. Oliver Police have located this juvenile. She is safe and unharmed.</span></p> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:15:16 -0400 JUVENILE APPREHENDED IN DOWNTOWN CELLPHONE ROBBERY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3119 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 2 Officers arrested a juvenile Tuesday, May 27 for robbery and resisting arrest charges in connection with cellphone snatching in Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>A woman was texting on her cellphone while waiting for a bus near the intersection of Fifth and Liberty avenues Tuesday when a male quickly approached and snatched the phone from her hand. The actor fled on foot toward Penn Avenue.</p> <p>A Bicycle Officer located a person fitting the suspect&rsquo;s description near the intersection of Sixth Street and Penn Avenue, and witnessed the suspect&nbsp;discarding a cellphone onto a chair as he approached.</p> <p>After being positively identified, the suspect, a 15-year-old male from the North Side, was arrested and taken to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:15:48 -0400 3-YEAR INVESTIGATION WITH STATE POLICE SHUTS DOWN SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA OPERATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3118 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; After a three-year investigation involving State Police, Zone 3 Officers arrested a Carrick store owner today in connection with a synthetic marijuana operation.</p> <p>A search warrant served at approximately 10:22 a.m. on Zach&rsquo;s Market on Brownsville Road in Carrick included the store owner&rsquo;s Beechview home.</p> <p>Items confiscated included 50,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia, 30 pounds of synthetic marijuana, 300 packets of the drug that were ready for sale, and one firearm.</p> <p>The store owner, Ali Zoror, 51, of Middle Eastern descent, is in Allegheny County Jail facing a variety of drug-related charges.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:05:03 -0400 POLICE DISCOVER MAJOR MARIJUANA GROW LAB http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3117 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An early &nbsp;911 call reporting suspicious activity led to the discovery of a marijuana grow lab that contained approximately 325 plants with an estimated street value of $500,000.</p> <p>At approximately 3:58 a.m. Zone 2 police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street in Lawrenceville for two suspicious men walking toward Davidson Street with&nbsp; one of the males putting a mask on his face and stuffing an object into the front of his waistline.</p> <p>The investigation revealed that the three males were in the process of burglarizing a nearby commercial building in the 4100 block of Davison Street. Arrested were Michael Snee,&nbsp;a 31-year-old white male, Shaun Hollis, a 30-year-old black male, and Frederick Jeffcoat, a 34-year-old white male. All three are from McKeesport.</p> <p>They are currently in Allegheny County Jail charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, carrying a firearm without a license, possessing instruments of crime, and possession with intent to distribute. Jeffcoat was also charged with driving with a suspended license.</p> <p>The PBP Narcotics &amp; Vice Squad continues to investigate to determine the operators of the grow lab.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:29:58 -0400 MCKEES ROCKS MAN ARRESTED IN NORTH VIEW HEIGHTS SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3103 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:28 p.m. last night, Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Mt. Pleasant Road, in North View Heights.</p> <p>Upon arrival, Police Officers assisted Security Officers on patrol in the neighborhood in breaking up a fight. After separating the parties involved, the investigation revealed that one man had been shot in the groin while he and his brother attempted to defend themselves against an armed man.</p> <p>The victim, a 36-year-old black male from North View Heights, was transported to UPMC Mercy where he is reported to be in stable condition.</p> <p>The gunman, Blake L. Green, a 34-year-old black male from McKees Rocks, was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he remains in stable condition. Upon release, he will be transported to Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>In Green&rsquo;s possession was a stolen gun, nine stamp bags of heroin and $150 in counterfeit bills.</p> <p>Charges include simple assault, aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver, and various firearm offenses.</p> <p>Because Green is still in the hospital no photo is available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 13:26:16 -0400 SUSPECTED ARRESTED IN TWO ARMED ROBBERIES OF PARKING LOTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3097 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Zone 1 and Zone 2 Officers successfully apprehended a man accused of robbing two parking lot attendants at gunpoint hours apart.</p> <p>At approximately 4:59 p.m., May 22, an attendant at ALCO Parking Lot located at 8th Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard in Downtown reported a white male who brandished a small handgun had robbed him at gunpoint. The actor threatened to take cash out of the parking booth but was unsuccessful and fled toward Liberty Avenue.</p> <p>A search was initiated involving both Zone 1 and Zone 2 patrol units but the actor was not located.</p> <p>Then, at approximately 6:12 p.m., an attendant at a parking lot located at East General Robinson and Sandusky streets on the North Shore reported that a white male attempted to rob him and that he may be armed. The attendant gave a physical description that closely matched that of the suspect from the Downtown robbery.</p> <p>At approximately 6:30 p.m., a Zone 1 officer spotted a male suspect on the River Walk along the Allegheny River who fit the description of the actor from both robberies.</p> <p>The male, later identified as Benjamin Dobrzynski, 19, was positively identified as the actor who robbed both parking lots in Downtown and the North Shore and was arrested.</p> <p>Both Harrison Township and Tarentum Borough Police Departments have warrants for Dobrzynski and he is wanted for questioning for two burglaries in Harrison Township.</p> <p>Click on &quot;View Photo Album&quot; for a photo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 09:42:50 -0400 PITTSBURGH, BRENTWOOD POLICE LOOKING FOR POTENTIAL HOAGIE SCAM VICTIMS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3085 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In collaboration with the Brentwood Police Department, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is working to identify Carrick residents who have recently placed hoagie orders with a woman who came knocking at their door.</p> <p>On May 18, Brentwood Police arrested Angela Sibert, 27, in connection with a fake door-to-door fundraising effort in which she would take advance payment for hoagies at approximately $6 each. During the course of the investigation, Brentwood Police determined that 31-year-old Margie Johnson was also involved in the scheme. According to a list of potential victims confiscated during the investigation, it is believed that the pair solicited at least 95 false hoagie sales in the Carrick area.</p> <p>Potential victims are encouraged to call Zone 3 Detective John Gagliardi at 412-488-8330 ext. 300.</p> <p>Click &ldquo;View Photo Album&rdquo; link for photos.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:42:30 -0400 PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE TO FOCUS ON UNBUCKLED MOTORISTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3084 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Police department, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, participated in the kick off of NHTSA&rsquo;s Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign on Monday, May 19, 2014.</p> <p>The enforcement action occurred 6 p.m. &ndash; 10 p.m. and police had contact with more than 600 drivers.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Police will continue with random enforcement patrols city wide through June 8, 2014 in support of PennDOT&rsquo;s Buckle Up PA program.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:31:48 -0400 BBI TO TEMPORARILY BRING ON THIRD-PARTY ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3083 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In order to deliver services in a timely manner as it relates to electrical inspections, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) is temporarily contracting with third-party vendors.</p> <p>An overturn in staff has reduced the department&rsquo;s ability to offer timely inspections, prompting BBI to post a job announcement for electrical wiring inspectors on May 5 with a filing deadline of May 26. Click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/pers-depo/Announcements/ELECWIRINGINSP1.HTM" target="_blank">here</a> to view the job announcement. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In a letter sent to various contractors this week, BBI Chief Maura Kennedy wrote, &ldquo;While the process of hiring additional inspectors is already underway, it will take several months to interview, hire, and certify additional inspectors. This necessitates a stopgap measure until the electrical inspection unit is sufficiently staffed.&rdquo;</p> <p>BBI is committed to offering the highest standard of services possible to residents. This temporary, stopgap measure will help ensure that inspections will be done in a timely manner.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:30:44 -0400 DEBUT OF NEWEST PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE K9 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3072 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will debut its newest K9 Officer during a press conference <strong>Monday, May 19, 2014</strong> at <strong>9:30 a.m.</strong> at the Canine Training Academy on Washington Boulevard. The purchase of the K9 was made possible through the support of Councilman Dan Gilman and locally owned security management company AM-GARD.&nbsp;</p> <p>Those participating in the press conference include Councilman Gilman, Jennifer Boczar of AM-GARD, Police Chief Regina McDonald, Mayor William Peduto, and the new K9.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:58:19 -0400 3 SHOT OVERNIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3069 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Three people were shot overnight in an incident currently under investigation by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad. Police believe the shootings, which occurred at two locations, involved two people who were shooting at each other.</p> <p>An innocent bystander was shot and a 7-month-old baby had minor cuts from glass from a car window.</p> <p>Shots were initially reported shortly after 9 p.m. near the Uni-Mart at 748 Brownsville Road in Knoxville.&nbsp; The rear passenger side window of vehicle in the store&rsquo;s parking lot was shot out. &nbsp;The driver, a 47-year-old white female, and front seat passenger, a 27-year-old white female, were unharmed. The passenger&rsquo;s 7-month-old baby was uninjured but hit by broken glass. Paramedics treated the baby at the scene. The mother and child are from Bon Air. The driver is from Dormont.</p> <p>At approximately 9:15 p.m., more shots were reported in the 200 block of Michigan Street. At this scene, a 22-year-old black male sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. The investigation has determined him to be an innocent bystander who had been walking from his home to a nearby bus stop. He is being treated at Allegheny General Hospital where he is in stable condition.</p> <p>Detectives believe two shooting victims who arrived at UPMC Mercy by private means are actors in the shooting. One, a 20-year-old black male from Allentown, was shot in the neck and is in critical condition. The other, a 21-year-old black male from Penn Hills, was shot in the leg and is in stable condition.</p> <p align="center">###</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:22:12 -0400 3 ARRESTED IN CHARTIERS CITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3065 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 6 Officers arrested three individuals for drug and firearm violations on Wednesday, May 15, 2014.</p> <p>At approximately 11 p.m., Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1500 block of Summerdale Street in Chartiers City. Multiple cars at the scene were damaged by gunfire, including&nbsp;a silver Hyundai that was parked in a driveway. The Hyundai matched the description of a vehicle that Zone Detectives were looking for related to a previous shooting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the 900 block of Woodlow Street in Crafton Heights.</p> <p>Zone 6 Detectives arrived on the scene and attempted to make contact with the occupant of home where the Hyundai was parked. A female, later identified as Jaraya Porter, answered the door and stated there was nobody else in the home.&nbsp;</p> <p>Officers smelled marijuana and found two additional occupants &ndash; Geron Anderson and Deonta Rhinehart &ndash; in second floor bedrooms.</p> <p>During the course of the investigation,&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">it was determined that</span>&nbsp;two vehicles approached the home and began shooting at Anderson.&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">No information is available about the vehicles or the shooters.</span></p> <p>A search warrant was served on the home and two stolen firearms were recovered, along with narcotics.&nbsp;All three occupants of the home were subsequently arrested and charged as follows:</p> <p><strong><u>Jaraya Porter, 21, from Chartiers</u></strong></p> <p>Receiving stolen property (X2) firearms</p> <p>Possession of heroin</p> <p>Possession of heroin with intent to deliver</p> <p>Possession of paraphernalia</p> <p>Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Deonta Rhinehart,19, from Elliot </u></strong></p> <p>Recklessly endangering another person</p> <p>Receiving stolen property (X2) firearms</p> <p>Possession of heroin</p> <p>Possession of heroin with intent to deliver</p> <p>Criminal mischief (X5)</p> <p>Discharging a firearm into an occupied structure</p> <p>Person not to possess a firearm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Geron Anderson, 19, residing in Chartiers</u></strong></p> <p>Receiving stolen property (X2) firearms</p> <p>Possession of heroin</p> <p>Possession of heroin with intent to deliver</p> <p>Possession of paraphernalia</p> <p>Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)</p> <p>Recklessly endangering another person</p> <p>Criminal mischief (X5)</p> <p>Discharging a firearm into an occupied structure</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for photographs.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:50:16 -0400 FINEVIEW SHOOTING INJURES TWO http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3062 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:10 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 1 Officers responded to the scene of a shooting in the 1700 block of Belleau Drive in Fineview.</p> <p>A light-colored Ford SUV with the PA license plate JFJ-5719 came into the courtyard of Allegheny Dwellings housing community and turned around at the end of the cul-de-sac. A passenger, identified only as a black male, opened fire into a group of people. One bystander in the crowed returned fire.</p> <p>One victim was shot in the right leg and right arm. Another suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Both, believed to be in their early 20s, were taken to Allegheny General Hospital and are in stable condition. Both victims were in the group of people in the courtyard.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:24:03 -0400 WOMAN, 2 CHILDREN ATTACKED BY FERAL CAT IN SPRING HILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3050 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Spring Hill residents are urged to be cautious around feral cats after one attacked a woman and two children on Royal Street Friday.</p> <p>The City&rsquo;s Animal Care &amp; Control says at approximately 3 p.m. that day a woman was outside with her daughter and nephew, both three years old, when a cat attacked them. Animal Care captured the cat, which tested positive for rabies.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, all three victims were treated for rabies at Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Animal Care &amp; Control urges residents not to go near a stray cat that is behaving strangely. Instead, call animal care &amp; control immediately at 412-255-2036.</p> <p>The City offers 24-hour service through Animal Care &amp; Control. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Operations continue from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays, Sundays and holiday operations are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All &ldquo;after hour&rdquo; operations are for any emergency that a resident may have.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 10 May 2014 17:47:43 -0400 2-ALARM LAWRENCEVILLE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3047 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is investigating a blaze in the 100 block of 43rd Street in Lawrenceville. Approximately $95,000 in estimated damages are believed to have resulted from the two-alarm fire that began in or near the attic/roof area. The single family home was vacant and undergoing renovations. No injuries were reported.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:04:57 -0400 SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LAWRENCEVILLE HOME INVASION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3046 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; An arrest yesterday is a perfect example of how police and the community can work together to solve crimes.</p> <p>Detectives from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police along with Officers from Zones 1, 2 and 5 arrested 35-year-old Timothy Lau yesterday in connection with a home invasion May 6 in Lawrenceville.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lau is believed to have forcibly entered a home of an 89-year-old World War II veteran on 43 &frac12; Street in Lawrenceville. The victim pulled a firearm to defend himself, but Lau grabbed it from him. He punched another man on the first floor of the home before fleeing the property.</p> <p>The subsequent investigation by the Robbery Squad positively identified Lau as the suspect. The case was featured on Crime Stoppers which led to a number of tips about Lau&rsquo;s whereabouts.</p> <p>On May 8, robbery detectives conducted roaming surveillance throughout the day. Shortly before 10 p.m., information led the detectives and officers to East liberty where Lau was spotted driving a recently stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stopped on Mossfield Street in Garfield where Lau was taken into custody without incident.</p> <p>Lau is currently in Allegheny County Jail. His charges include robbery, burglary, simple assault and theft.</p> <p>Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for a photograph of Lau.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:13:12 -0400 CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THIS MAN? http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3040 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking assistance with the identification of a suspect involved in a robbery at Game Stop, 3608 Forbes Ave., on April 20, 2014.</p> <p>The suspect was armed with a handgun at the time of the robbery and is shown in the attached photos taken from surveillance video. Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the photos.</p> <p>Anyone with any information leading to identifying this suspect should call Det. Rich Baumgart or Det. Nick Bobbs 412-255-7151.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:16:26 -0400 A SAFE MARATHON CONCLUDES IN PITTSBURGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3033 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department reports that no major incidents occurred during today&rsquo;s Dick&rsquo;s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.</p> <p>&ldquo;The marathon was a boost for the City of Pittsburgh and a positive experience for the runners involved. I salute all public safety workers who were on hand today to ensure the security of participants, volunteers and onlookers. Job well done,&rdquo; said Public Safety Director Michael Huss. &ldquo;And I appreciate City residents for the patience, friendliness and support they exhibited.&rdquo;</p> <p>Several universities, county, state and federal agencies assisted with today&rsquo;s marathon.</p> <p>Police report there were no major traffic issues.</p> <p>EMS transported 27 individuals (down from 33 last year), including one volunteer, none of which had life threatening issues. There were 50 patient contacts in total.&nbsp;</p> <p>Several suspicious packages were checked out. All of them proved to be personal items that had been left behind.</p> <p>There was a 1-alarm fire in the 800 block of Hale Street in Homewood approximately at noon. The fire began in a vacant duplex two blocks from the marathon route and did not disturb the race. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 04 May 2014 14:35:56 -0400 MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THREE ARMED ROBBERIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3029 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; After a brief foot pursuit, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police arrested a male actor believed to be connected with three West End robberies.</p> <p>Shortly after midnight, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to a CoGo&rsquo;s convenience store at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Bertha Street for an armed robbery. Responding units encountered the suspect and a foot pursuit followed. With the help of a K-9 Officer, the actor was located, subdued, and arrested.&nbsp;</p> <p>He was discovered to be carrying a stolen pistol and was in possession of seven bags of suspected Heroin.</p> <p>The actor, identified as 19-year-old Tyler Sieg of Beltzhoover, was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was treated for a dog bite to his right arm. He was then transported to police headquarters where he was questioned about two other CoGo&rsquo;s robberies in the area on May 1 at 4:46 a.m. on Bailey Avenue and another at 11:55 p.m. the same day on Virginia Avenue. As a result of the investigation, Sieg will also be charged with those two robberies.</p> <p>Sieg&rsquo;s vehicle was recovered and all of the stolen property from the previous robberies was still inside.</p> <p>He is in Allegheny County Jail on armed robbery charges.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 13:18:51 -0400 DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER REMAINS OPEN AFTER MINOR INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3028 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <p>PITTSBURH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;<font color="#000000" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">At approximately 10:37 p.m. on April 30, part of a 4-foot section of the ceiling inside of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center collapsed. Damage was minor and there were no injuries.&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#000000" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">The City&#39;s Bureau of Building Inspection reports there are no&nbsp;structural problems.</font></font><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;The building remains open.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:57:41 -0400 DETECTIVES ASK FOR PUBLIC TO HELP IDENTIFY PERSONS OF INTEREST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3022 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in identifying&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">people of interest in an assault that occurred on March 22, 2014 at approximately 5:45 p.m. at Shale&#39;s Bar, 1208 5th Avenue in Uptown.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Click on the &quot;View Photo Album&quot; link for the photos.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The victim is in the blue striped &nbsp;Penguin jersey. Detectives are looking for the taller male shown in the first image, the male in the subsequent pictures with the female in the last four pictures.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Anyone with information regarding to the identification of these people of interests and anyone who was present in the bar who may have information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Det. John Ficorilli or Det. John Mook at the Zone 2 Police Station by calling 412-255-2827.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; text-align: center;">###</div> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:09:39 -0400 STOVE FIRE DAMAGES DOWNTOWN MULTI-UNIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=3014 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">At approximately 9:09 p.m. on April, 28, 2014, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a one-alarm fire in the 500 block of Liberty Avenue in Downtown. The one-alarm fire caused an estimated $500 in damages to the multi-unit apartment building before being extinguished.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Smoke detectors were present &nbsp;and functioned propertly.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The fire began on a stove in one of the apartments where the occupant was melting wax and threw water on the fire. The resident was educated on the dangers of throwing water on such fires.</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:41:11 -0400 ATTEMPT TO LOCATE MISSING MALE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2985 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&rsquo;s Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 63-year-old black male named Kenny Latimer who&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">was last seen at his home in the Greenfield/Hazelwood section of the City of Pittsburgh on April 12, 2014.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Latimer was headed to the North Side, but may be in the Downtown area. Latimer is described as 5&rsquo;10&rsquo;&rsquo;, 150 lbs with long partially grey hair he wears in a ponytail that extends to the middle of his back. He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt, grey pants and black and grey sneakers.&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Detectives are asking anyone who has seen Latimer to call 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:08 -0400 FIRE DAMAGES BEECHVIEW AVENUE BOARDING HOUSE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2974 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURH, PA &ndash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">At approximately 12:43 p.m. today the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a fire at a residential boarding house in the 1500 block of Beechview Avenue. The one-alarm fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damages to the structure and its contents.</span></div> <p>An alarm system with smoke detectors was present but did not operate. As a result, the Bureau of Building Inspection was also called to the scene.</p> <p>The fire began on an outside deck and spread to the kitchen and dining room. The fast acting firefighters at Engine 28, just a block away, had the fire under control in 20 minutes.</p> <p>The American Red Cross assisted the 17 male adult residents with temporary housing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:49:34 -0400 POLICE SEARCHING FOR MALE SUSPECT IN SHADYSIDE BURGLARY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2973 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is asking the public to help identify a man believed to be connected with a crime that took place Nov. 6, 2013. On that date, a woman&#39;s </span>vehicle was broken into while parked near The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,1047 Shady Ave. in Shadyside.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">The actor stole a purse containing credit cards and used a card&nbsp;at the East Liberty Target stroe to purchase two Vizio TV&#39;s and a Generation 4 iPad. The same card was also used at the Waterworks Mall Wine and Spirits store and Walmart.&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man in photo is asked to call Zone 4&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">Detective Frederick Wright at 412-422-6578.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;"><strong>###</strong></span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:23:57 -0400 FIRE DAMAGES BROOKLINE BUSINESS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2968 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURH, PA &ndash; An April 11, 2014 fire at S.N. Glass &amp; Mirror, 954 Brookline Boulevard, caused an estimated $4,000 in damages. The one-alarm fire was reported at 10 p.m. and firefighters had it extinguished at approximately 10:30 p.m. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:50:13 -0400 ZONE 2 POLICE ARREST MARIJUANA GROWTH LAB OPERATOR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2963 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers patrolling Zone 2 successfully arrested a man responsible for a marijuana growth lab in Uptown.</p> <p>At approximately 5:54 p.m. on April 11, Officers observed a man identified as Andre Butler holding an open container of alcohol and smoking a marijuana blunt in the 2000 block of Watson Street.</p> <p>Officers were placing Butler under arrest when a second man, Jeremiah Smith, exited the residence with marijuana in his hand. Smith was also placed under arrest.</p> <p>After a brief investigation, Zone 2 Officers recovered eight marijuana plants, a .32 caliber Beretta Pistol, a Mossberg sawed-off shotgun with 18 shells, $269 in U.S. Currency, three sets of grow lights and amps. All evidence was recovered from Smith&rsquo;s bedroom.&nbsp;</p> <p>Smith was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. He was transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>Butler was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possessing an open container on a public sidewalk. Butler was released by summons. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:48:30 -0400 EVACUATION ORDER FOR LEMONT LIFTED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2960 The City's Bureau of Building Inspection has lifted the evacuation order for the LeMont Restaurant. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:14:19 -0400 LEMONT RESTAURANT REMAINS CLOSED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2957 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The evacuation order for the LeMont Restaurant remains as the City&#39;s Bureau of Building Inspection continues to assess the hillside below the Mt. Washington establishment.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:52:09 -0400 PITTSBURGH POLICE ARREST FUGITIVE WANTED IN ALABAMA MURDER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2954 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is extraditing Andre Dunlap, 19, to Alabama where he is wanted for capital murder during a robbery on Dec. 21, 2013.</p> <p>At approximately 4:15 a.m. today, Zone 1 Officers were called out for an assault at an address in the 500 block of W. North Ave. in Central Northside. Dunlap, the victim of the assault, had a head laceration and was transported to Allegheny General Hospital.</p> <p>Then the arresting Officer made the extra effort to check for Dunlap&rsquo;s name in the National Crime Information Center index and discovered the warrant in Alabama. Police arrested Dunlap after he received medical treatment and transported him to the Allegheny County Jail for processing.</p> <p>Follow the photo album link to view and download images.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:34:48 -0400 TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION IN PERRY SOUTH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2952 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Two actors were arrested recently by a Zone 6 Police Officer and charged with possession of heroin and tampering with physical evidence.</p> <p>At approximately 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 5 the Officer noticed a red Eagle parked on Tweed Street in the Perry South neighborhood. Two males exited the vehicle and walked toward the nearby city steps. The Officer stopped them as they returned to the vehicle.</p> <p>The Officer recovered four bundles of heroin from one actor, identified as Chester Lesjak, 35 of Houston, Pa., and two bundles from the other, identified as Dustin Mikec, 33 also of Houston, Pa.</p> <p>Both were transported to the Allegheny County Jail.</p> <p>Follow the photo album link to view and download images.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:42:53 -0400 MT. WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE UPDATE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2951 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City is continuing its evaluation of the site of yesterday&#39;s landslide on Mt. Washington. GAI Consultants, engineers under contract with the Department of Public Works, are working in conjunction with Norfolk Southern Engineers testing samples to determine the stability of the hillside.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Both rail lines are currently operable and the access roads to the tracks are clear of debris.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">No additional debris will removed from the site until the Norfolk Engineers determine that the hillside is secure. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:46:43 -0400 LEMONT RESTAURANT CLOSED AS A PRECAUTION AFTER LANDSLIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2942 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Engineers continue to inspect the landslide on Mt. Washington this morning that prompted the City&rsquo;s Bureau of Building Inspection to close the LeMont Restaurant as a precautionary measure.</p> </div> <p>While the slide caused no damage to the building or its foundation, the ground at the site of the slide continues to show signs of movement. BBI will again meet with CEC, Inc., civil engineers for the LeMont&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_690870656" tabindex="0">tomorrow</span>&nbsp;morning to determine if the restaurant will reopen&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_690870657" tabindex="0">on Thursday</span>.</p> </div> <div> <div aria-label="Show trimmed content" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content" id=":u4" role="button" style="clear:both;" tabindex="0"><img src="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif" style="height:8px;width:20px;" /></div> </div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></div> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:17:26 -0400 PITTSBURGH ROBBERY SQUAD LOOKING FOR SERIAL BANK ROBBER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2941 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is investigating four bank robberies from mid-December 2013 through April 4 of this year.&nbsp; Pittsburgh Police believe the same man committed each robbery.</p> <p>The dates and locations of the robberies are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Dec. 11, 2013 First Niagara, 22 Wabash St.</li> <li>Dec. 30, 2013 First National, 503 Greenfield Ave.</li> <li>March 23, 2014 First Niagara, 2001 Murray Ave.</li> <li>April 4, 2014 Northwest Savings, 5835 Forbes Ave.</li> </ul> <p>The Robbery Squad is releasing photos from the scene. While the actor covered his face, the Robbery Squad believes he may be recognizable by people who are familiar with him. There is also a photo of a white Ford 5-150 pickup truck believed to be the actor&rsquo;s vehicle.</p> <p>Follow the photo album link to view the images.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding these robberies and the identity and whereabouts of the man in the photos is encouraged to call the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:10:14 -0400 MT. WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE PRESS CONFERENCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2938 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Public Safety Director Mike Huss and Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa will address the media concerning this morning&#39;s landslide on Mt. Washington.</p> <p>WHEN: Today at 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>WHERE: Public Safety Department Conference Room, 4th floor City County Building</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:16:03 -0400 CORRECTED: ARREST WARRANT ISSUED IN GOETTMAN STREET HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2937 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="width: 160px; height: 208px; float: right;margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 1.2em;text-align: center;"><img alt="Theodore Smedley" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/Theodore_Smedley_2.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 200px;" />Theodore Smedley</div> <p>PITTSBURGH &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad has obtained an arrest warrant for Theodore Smedley for the murder of <span style="color:#ff0000;">18-year-old</span> Rasheed Strader.</p> <p>On March 24, 2014 at 9:25 p.m., Zone 1 officers responded to a call for a man shot in the 1100 block of Goettman Street. Officers arrived on scene and found Rasheed Strader lying on the street between two parked vehicles with multiple gunshot wounds. Family members and officers attempted to revive the victim by performing CPR but their efforts proved to be unsuccessful. Strader died at the scene at 9:37 p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>During the course of this investigation, detectives developed information and analyzed evidence that produced Smedley as one of the prime suspects in this case. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Smedley&rsquo;s is known to frequent the Troy Hill neighborhood&nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;">where he lives</span> and the East End sections of the City of Pittsburgh and may be driving a blue Chevy Malibu or a tan Dodge Avenger.</p> <p>Smedley is 20 years old, approximately 5&rsquo;7&rdquo;, thin build, and appears to be a bi-racial male or a light skinned black male. &nbsp;</p> <p>If anyone has information on Smedley&rsquo;s whereabouts, please call 911 or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161. Smedley is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached if located.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:54:31 -0400 North Shore Road Restrictions Tomorrow http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2930 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; There will be road restrictions near PNC Park Tuesday, April 8&nbsp;while a homeland security exercise takes place.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the U.S. Army National Guard, the Ohio State Civil Support Team, and PNC Park will conduct the exercise from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.</p> <p>As a result, Mazeroski Way from General Robinson Boulevard to North Shore Drive will be closed to traffic and there will be no parking allowed. Only local traffic will be allowed to enter North Shore Drive at Tony Dorsett Drive.</p> <p>The scenario for the exercise involves hazmat, law enforcement and emergency management addressing a series of suspicious packages during the World Series.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:42:55 -0400 POLICE ARREST AJ RICHARDSON, WIFE, 2 SONS FOR 911 ABUSE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2926 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers have arrested Abdula J. Richardson, his wife Felecia, and two of their three juvenile sons on a battery of charges stemming from fraudulent 911 calls beginning on Feb. 9, 2014.</p> <p>An investigation began March 8. Since that time, approximately 120 calls came into the Emergency Operation Center from the Richardson&rsquo;s Sheriden home or a cell phone at their residence. The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police spent in excess of $11,000 investigating and responding to these fraudulent calls.&nbsp;Additional expenses were incurred by the Bureau of Fire and Animal Care and Control.</p> <p>After working closely with the Allegheny County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office to compile evidence in this matter, Pittsburgh Police Officers made the arrests at approximately 6:26 p.m.</p> <p>Richardson and his wife have been transported to Allegheny County Jail. Two sons, 12 and 15 years of age, were transported to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. The family dog was taken by Animal Care and Control.</p> <p>The charges include various counts of filing a false report to 911, abuse of 911, conspiracy of filing a false report to 911, conspiracy to abuse 911, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, harassment, obstruction of the administration of justice, intimidation, and disorderly conduct.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:58:30 -0400 PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE RECEIVES ACCREDITED STATUS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2923 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; On Wednesday, April 2, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police was accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).</p> <p>The accreditation program is a three-phase process that includes completing an application, a self-assessment, and a formal assessment.</p> <p>In a written statement to the Police Bureau, Acting Chief Regina McDonald said, &ldquo;I would like to congratulate you on this milestone for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. You are good, hardworking, professional men and women.&rdquo; She added, &ldquo;This is a difficult job and the public should know that every officer is committed to doing the very best to serve and protect residents and visitors. This achievement reflects that sentiment.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to the Commonwealth in July 2001. The accreditation process is a way of assisting police departments in evaluating and improving their overall performance.</p> <p>Since November 2008, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has worked to meet the 132 professional standards and mandates that include more than 320 inspectable tasks that must be addressed and managed to achieve accreditation.</p> <p>The first onsite inspection occurred in January 2013. The second onsite inspection was in December 2013. The PLEAC voted yesterday to give the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police accredited status at a meeting with Chief McDonald in Harrisburg.</p> <p>Public Safety Director Mike Huss said, &ldquo;The men and women who wear the uniform of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police should be commended for continuing to uphold the best practices and standards of policing. This accreditation is encouragement to continue to build on that tradition of excellence.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:12:10 -0400 MISSING MAN RETURNS HOME UNHARMED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2917 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/WyattWoods-150.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 170px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 0px; float: right;" /><span style="color:#ff0000;">UPDATE: Mr. Woods has returned to his home and is unharmed.</span></p> <p>PITTBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person&#39;s Unit is asking for assistance from the public in locating Wyatt Woods, a 75-year-old black male last seen April 1 at approximately 2 p.m. in his apartment complex on Bricelyn Street in the City&#39;s East End.</p> <p>When he was last seen, Woods was reported to be wearing a brown dress hat, a dark brown leather jacket, and brown dress pants. He is 5&#39;3&quot;, 120 pounds, with grey hair, brown eyes, and glasses. He walks with a three-pronged cane. Woods also suffers from Dementia, has severe diabetes, and is in the early stages of kidney failure.</p> <p>Anywone who has seen Woods should call the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Office at 412-323-7141 or 911.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:05:42 -0400 FIRE DAMAGES MT. WASHINGTON HOME http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2915 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTBURGH, PA &ndash; A one-alarm fire resulted in an estimated $45,000 worth of damage to a single-family home at 80 Greenbush Street in Mt. Washington. The fire was reported at approximately 10:50 p.m. April 1.</p> <p>There were no known injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:48:53 -0400 FOP, LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER CONTRIBUTE TO PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION'S ROCCO FUND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2907 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police will present money raised in memory of the late K9 Officer Rocco to the Pittsburgh Foundation this afternoon.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Foundation created the fund in Rocco&rsquo;s name at the request of Mayor William Peduto so that the public would have one place to send donations to be used exclusively to benefit the K9 Unit of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p>Also contributing to the fund will be Betsi Mooney of Mooney&rsquo;s Place on Brownsville Road who held a fundraiser March 22.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHEN:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Tuesday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHERE: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Greater Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union</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; 1338 Chartiers Ave.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHO:</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Howard McQuillan, FOP President</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Mike LaPorte, FOP Trustee Chair and Immediate Past President</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Betsi Mooney, business owner</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Leigh Halverson, Special Assistant, Pittsburgh Foundation Pres. and CEO</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Jennie Zioncheck, Pittsburgh Foundation Development Officer</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:40:39 -0400 POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF TEEN FOUND SHOT ON CITY STEPS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2900 PITTSBURGH, PA – A teenager succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead this morning after being found by pedestrians on a set of city steps in the Hill District. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, Zone 2 Officers and EMS responded to a 911 call that two people came across a man draped over the railing on the steps. The victim had blood coming out of his mouth and the back of his head. EMS transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian where medical personnel determined he had a gunshot wound in the back of his head. He was pronounced dead at approximately 4 a.m. He has been identified as 17 year old Tymere Prior. Police are continuing to investigate. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:52:59 -0400 TWO PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT IN THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2895 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will promote Sergeants Matthew Gauntner and Martin Devine to the rank of lieutenant during a ceremony in City Council Chambers Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Mayor William Peduto will give the oath of office.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:40:02 -0400 TWO MEN FOUND DEAD IN CAR IN GARFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2889 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:06 p.m. last night, Pittsburgh Police responded to a 911 call concerning two black males who had been shot. The victims were in a black Cadillac Escalade that had crashed into the rear of Radiant Life Alliance Church, 5341 Kincaid St. in Garfield.</p> <p>Both passengers &ndash; one 19 and the other 36 &ndash; were confirmed to be dead at the scene. The investigation has been turned over to the PBP Homicide Squad. Currently, no further information is available.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:26:10 -0400 SWAT INCIDENT ON FORMOSA WAY ENDS QUICKLY, WITHOUT INCIDENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2878 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; One man is in custody after the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police SWAT Team responded to a 911 call about a domestic situation that came in at approximately 5:35 a.m.</p> <p>The female caller stated her boyfriend left the home on Formosa Way in Homewood after a dispute and returned with a gun. She called 911 and left the premises with her three sisters.</p> <p>At some point after SWAT arrived, the actor was spotted walking near a Rite Aid at 331 Penn Ave. where he was apprehended without incident by Zone 4 Officers at approximatly 6:11 a.m. Police recovered a 38 Special from the actor who is charged with burglary, simple assault, theft, and carrying a firearm without a license.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:33:26 -0400 1 SHOT OVERNIGHT IN LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2877 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 11:31 p.m. last night, a 27-year-old male was shot three times in the lower extremities near the Sunoco gas station at 6481 Frankstown Ave. in Larimer.</p> <p>The victim was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and is in stable condition.</p> <p>The shooting is believed to have stemmed from an argument that began at the gas pumps.</p> <p>No arrests were made.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:06:37 -0400 ZONE 2 OFFICERS ARREST MAN WITH GUNS, DRUGS DURING TRAFFIC STOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2876 <p><em>Note: Media contact has been changed.</em></p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <div style="width: 160px; height: 208px; float: right;margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 1.2em;text-align: center;"><img alt="Andre Cain" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/AndreCain-160.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 200px;" />Andre Cain</div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Zone 2 Officers conducted a traffic stop Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Vine Street. As Officers approached the vehicle, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon arriving at the vehicle, they observed that the passenger, later identified as Andre Cain, seated behind the driver had a large bulge in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt. Officers observed Cain reaching inside this pocket numerous times. Believing him to be armed, Officers asked Cain to exit the vehicle. He was then patted down for weapons. During the pat down, officers felt what they knew to be packaged marijuana in his front pocket.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cain was placed under arrest and a plastic bag containing 11 knotted bags of marijuana and a silver digital scale were recovered from his front pocket. &nbsp;Additionally, Officers recovered a Glock 26 9mm firearm loaded with 8 rounds of ammunition from Cain&rsquo;s front waistband, three cell phones, a clear baggie containing a large amount of crack cocaine, and $1,873.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The driver and other occupant of the vehicle were identified, checked for warrants and released from the scene. Cain was charged with CC 6106 &ndash; Carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of CS 13a16 &ndash; Possession of controlled substance (marijuana &amp; crack cocaine) and two counts of CS 13a30 &ndash; Possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:46:06 -0400 PITTSBURGH ROBBERY SQUAD SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IDENTIFYING MAN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2875 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking the public&rsquo;s assistance in identifying a man caught on surveillance video taken near a robbery of the Boulevard Motor Mart, 2230 Saw Mill Run Blvd., on Feb. 15, 2014. A total of $4,400 was taken from the business.</p> <p>The Robbery Squad is asking anyone who knows the identity and whereabouts of the man in this video to call 412-323-7151.</p> <p>Watch the video <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/police/robbery-2-15-14">here</a>. If you prefer that the video or still shots be emailed to you and cannot reach Detective Stacey Hawthorne-Bey, contact Public Information Officer Sonya Toler at <a href="mailto:sonya.toler@pittsburghpa.gov">sonya.toler@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:24:32 -0400 PUBLIC INVITED TO SHREDDING EVENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2873 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; &nbsp;On Saturday, March 22, the public is invited to bring any documents that could more safely be disposed of by shredding to the Bike Oval parking lot next to Zone 5 Police Station on Washington Boulevard, 9 a.m. &ndash; noon. &nbsp;</p> <p>By participating in this shredding event, individuals can protect themselves against identity theft, be good to the environment and raise money for a good cause.</p> <p>A donation of $5 per small box will support local riders in the Police Unity Tour in which bicyclist ride in honor of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.</p> <p>Money raised will help carry out the work of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which honors the heroes of American law enforcement. The Memorial Fund does not receive taxpayer money to fund its day-to-day operations.</p> <p>Documents commonly recommended for shredding include: tax information &amp; returns, investment records &amp; statements, bank statements &amp; canceled checks, pay check stubs, ATM receipts, credit card statements, credit card receipts, utility bills and other household receipts, warranties, insurance policies &amp; claims forms, home financial information and anything else containing sensitive information.</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:36:07 -0400 FIREFIGHTER PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2869 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones today in promoting Firefighter Charles J. Lewis, 31, to the rank of lieutenant.</p> <p>A third-generation firefighter, Lewis was appointed to the Bureau February 6, 2006. He graduated from the academy with the highest academic scores in his class. Since graduating, he has worked at Engine and Truck #8 in East Liberty &ndash;&nbsp;one of the busiest engine houses in the city.</p> <p>Fire fighting is in Lt. Lewis&#39; blood. His father Charles L. Lewis served in the Bureau from 1975 to 2005 and retired as a Captain. His uncle, Dave Lewis, currently is a Captain in the Bureau and is stationed at Truck Company No. 26 in Brookline. His grandfather, Charles A. Lewis, was the Fire Chief of the department in the 1980s.</p> <p>Other Pittsburgh firefighters in the Lieutenant&#39;s family include:</p> <ul> <li>Brother in law Matt Smith currently works at Engine 38 and was hired in 2005</li> <li>Uncle John Kerestes, Sr. is a retired Captain from the Fire Boat</li> <li>Uncle John Kerestes, Jr. is a retired Captain from Engine 15</li> <li>Uncle Robert Kerestes is a retired Lieutenant from Engine 30</li> <li>Uncle Dale Hall is a retired Captain from Truck 30</li> <li>His cousin&#39;s husband, Jeremiah Waters, will be starting in next month&#39;s recruitment class</li> </ul> <p>Lt. Lewis and his wife Gretchen, a dance teacher, have three-year-old twins, Charles and Cullen, and live in Beechview.</p> <p>Additionally, Lt. Lewis&#39; grandfather created the &quot;Fill the Boot&quot; campaign that raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:49:54 -0400 1-ALARM FIRE DAMAGES STRUCTURE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2864 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; A one-alarm fire caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage to a structure in the 100 block of Rhine Court on the Spring Hill/City View section of the North Side.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fire occured shortly after 1 a.m. today. Smoke dectors were installed and were activated. There were no injuries.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:36:55 -0400 ADDRESSING DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2859 <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Local law enforcement is continuing efforts to address Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) by hosting another round of training meant to improve communication between youth and law enforcement. Details of what is happening in Allegheny County will be announced <u>Thursday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.</u> at a press conference at City of Pittsburgh Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Ave.</p> <p>DMC refers to the overrepresentation of minority youth at every stage of the juvenile justice system from arrest and detention to probation and confinement in secure commitment facilities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>BACKGROUND ON DMC</strong></p> <p>The 1988 reauthorization of the federal Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act mandated that all states receiving federal JJDP Formula Grant funds assess and address the issue of DMC.</p> <p>In 1986, DMC was identified as an action issue in Pennsylvania. Activities to decrease DMC were funded in 1987. In 1990, the state&rsquo;s DMC Subcommittee was formed and chaired by Daniel P. Elby, CEO of York, PA&rsquo;s Alternative Rehabilitation Communities. He remains as chair.</p> <p>Through formal research/data collection and prevention/intervention programming, the support of the DMC Subcommittee and staff support at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Commonwealth&#39;s DMC Subcommittee has been one of only three in the nation in full compliance with the federal DMC mandate. As a result, Pennsylvania continues to be a leader in the nation in DMC efforts.</p> <p>In 2003, the DMC Subcommittee began to focus its efforts at the stage of initial contact with the juvenile justice system. Four regions of the state were identified as key areas where minority youth and law enforcement are having communication and relationship problems. These regions are Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Most recently, Lancaster has been added as a fifth region. Regional forums have been held in each region bringing together law enforcement, minority youth, community members, and key stakeholders to discuss what the issues are and how to best resolve these concerns.</p> <p>Participants in Thursday&rsquo;s press conference will include:</p> <ul> <li>City of Pittsburgh Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald</li> <li>Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender Deputy Director Shanicka Kennedy</li> <li>Allegheny County District Attorney Office, Eric Woltshock</li> <li>Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department Commander Donna Best</li> <li>Allegheny County Juvenile Probation Assistant Chief Probation Officer Kim Booth</li> <li>Allegheny County Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Division Senior Patrol Officer Mike Spagnoletti</li> <li>Allegheny Intermediate Unit Executive Director Dr. Linda Hippert</li> <li>The Center for Victims</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:46:06 -0400 NO MAJOR INCIDENTS DURING ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2848 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The 2014 St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day celebration had 23,000 participants and attracted thousands of onlookers who lined the streets of Downtown.</p> <p>No major incidents were reported during the parade or the neighborhood celebrations. The early reports show there were 29 &ldquo;on-view&rdquo; arrests (21 of which were on the South Side), 5 summary arrests, and there were 37 non-traffic arrests. For a total of 71.</p> <p>Public Safety Director Mike Huss said he is &ldquo;pleased that everything turned out well for what has become the nation&rsquo;s second largest St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day celebration. I&rsquo;d like to thank all of the law enforcement officers for displaying professionalism and the thousands of citizens who did their part in making this a safe and family-friendly day.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I appreciate the hard work and effort of our command staff supervisors and officers who responded to each situation with the highest level of professionalism,&rdquo; said Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald. &ldquo;Also our partners &ndash; the Pennsylvania State Police, state Liquor Control Enforcement, the Allegheny County Police, Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, and the South Side Chamber of Commerce &ndash; all played a major role in ensuring a successful St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day celebration.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:56:04 -0400 1 FATALITY IN SHADYSIDE 3-ALARM FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2847 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&ndash; City of Pittsburgh Fire and EMS were called to a three-alarm fire this morning in the 5000 block of Alder Street in Shadyside. There was one female fatality.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The 911 call came in at 4:58 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:59 a.m. and the first engine was on the scene at 5:04 a.m.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">One firefighter slipped on ice at the scene and was taken to the hospital.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">The Salvation Army also responded to the scene to offer support to Public Safety personnel in the form of coffee and food.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong>###</strong></span></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:20:21 -0400 CHURCH JOINS WITH CITY TO OBSERVE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGIC FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2843 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will participate in the 10-year memorial service in remembrance of a tragic five-alarm fire in which two fire fighters lost their lives and 29 others were injured.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The March 16, 2004 blaze destroyed the historic edifice of the Hill District&rsquo;s Ebenezer Baptist Church during the St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade. The congregation has dedicated time annually to remember the service of the fire fighters and EMS personnel who heroically battled the fire. The memorial service will include a candlelight ceremony for the two firefighters who lost their lives.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">WHEN: &nbsp; 10:30 a.m.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">WHERE: Ebenezer Baptist Church<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2001 Wylie Ave., Hill District<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:15:12 -0400 PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR MIKE HUSS ANNOUNCES PREPARATIONS FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2841 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In order to ensure a safe celebration of the annual St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade and festivities, the City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department wants to inform the public of street closures and the details regarding the day&rsquo;s planned activities.</p> <p>Public Safety Director Mike Huss said, &ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department and all supporting agencies are committed to making sure that those citizens coming out to enjoy St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day can do so in a family-friendly atmosphere that will be violence free. I encourage everyone to act responsibly throughout the day.&rdquo;</p> <p>Enforcement will be coordinated among city, county and state law enforcement agencies. Roving patrols will include mounted officers, motocycle officers, bike patrols &amp; plain clothes officers.</p> <p>On Saturday, March 15, the annual St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade will close several streets and again include an Irish Festival in Market Square. The South Side business district along East Carson Street is also expecting a large contingent of revelers.</p> <p>The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Liberty and 11<sup>th</sup> avenues. The procession will continue along Liberty Avenue to Grant Street, Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, and end at the reviewing stand near the intersection of the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street.</p> <p>The following streets will&nbsp;be closed and all posted no parking after&nbsp;7 a.m. The parade route streets&nbsp;will close at 9:30 a.m. and will reopen after the parade:</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Liberty Ave&nbsp;between 28<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St and 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 27<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 25<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 24<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 23<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 22<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;St&nbsp;between Liberty &amp; Penn</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grant Street&nbsp;between 11th &amp; Blvd. of the Allies.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blvd. of the Allies between Grant Street &amp; Commonwealth Place. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Liberty Ave. (east &amp; west bound-both sides).</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Commonwealth Place&nbsp;between Ft. Pitt &amp; Ft. Duquesne boulevards (both sides)</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ft Pitt Blvd.&nbsp;between Wood and Stanwix</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Forbes Ave&nbsp;between Wood &amp; Stanwix</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market Square (will remain closed until after Irish Festival, approximately&nbsp;6-8 p.m.&nbsp;depending on cleanup)</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market Street</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Graeme Way (open for residents)</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Delray</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Market Square will be closed as follows:</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:30 pm Forbes Ave between Wood &amp; Stanwix</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Graeme Way</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market St</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; McMasters Way &ndash; access only granted to garage</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Delray between Liberty &amp; Fourth</p> <p>Market Square roads reopen at 6 p.m. once patrons have cleared from area.</p> <p>Additional Info:</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No open containers are permitted on parade route &ndash; officers and LCE will enforce open container law</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Open container law will be enforced in Market Square until 2 p.m.&nbsp;Open containers will be permitted from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All patrons going to Market Square after 2 p.m. will be required to enter through a controlled entrance.&nbsp;No glass bottles/cans or alcohol is permitted to be brought into or taken outside of the Square</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All patrons wishing to drink during the allowed hours (2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) will be required to provide ID at one of the four carding stations and will receive a hand stamp &amp; wrist band.&nbsp; If you do not have a stamp/wristband &ndash; you will not be permitted to purchase alcohol.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Police &amp; LCE will be in the Square enforcing drinking laws (underage drinking, serving minors, etc.)</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Last call is at 5:30 p.m. and the streets of the Square will be cleared and opened up at 6 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Parking violators in the parade route or where signs are posted will be ticketed and towed at</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Barricades and fencing will be set up at in various locations. Violators of parking and/or breaching those barriers will be ticketed and towed at owner&rsquo;s expense.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Public Safety personal will be stationed strategically along the parade route for any emergencies.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No coolers are permitted in Market Square</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No pets are permitted in Market Square unless they are assistant animals.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No glass bottles are permitted in Market Square. Beverages will be served in plastic cups or cans.&nbsp; Anyone in violation will be told to leave Market Square and dispose of glass container in the trash.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No vehicles except emergency vehicles will be permitted in Market Square.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There will be roving DUI checkpoints throughout the City.&nbsp; Officers will also be targeting people with open containers of alcoholic beverages. Violators will be cited.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Checkpoints, roving patrols, undercover officers will be in effect.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If anyone observes an intoxicated driver, they are urged to call 911 with a description of the person, vehicle and direction of travel.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There will be uniformed and plainclothes officers patrolling and enforcing public intoxication and public urination violators.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Disorderly behavior will not be tolerated and violators may be subject to citations and/or physical arrests.</p> <p style="margin-left:79.5pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Tips for impaired drivers:</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Designate a sober driver and do not let friends drive while impaired.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you are impaired, call a taxi or a responsible sober family member or friend to transport you home safely.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Always buckle up.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For more information about specific to the South Side, follow this link: <a href="http://www.rhiweb.org/pgh/transportation/pr.html">http://www.rhiweb.org/pgh/transportation/pr.html</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>PARKING</u></p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arrive early and be patient. The use of mass transit, parking structures and open surface lots is recommended.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There will be shuttle service between the Second Avenue Garage and Southside.</p> <p style="margin-left:61.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Pittsburgh Transportation Group will offer shuttle bus service at Pittsburgh Parking Authority Second Avenue parking lot across Tenth Street Bridge via Muriel, Wharton, 18th and East Carson Streets to South Side Works and back continuously.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>TOW POUND</p> <p>Any vehicles cited and towed by the City will go to McGann &amp; Chester Towing located at 700 Hargrove St., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. The phone number is 412-381-9400.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:08:51 -0400 PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR HUSS TO DISCUSS ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE PREPARATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2840 <p>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>WHAT: Public Safety Director Mike Huss will discuss plans for St. Patrick&#39;s Day parade</p> <p>WHEN: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>WHERE: City-County Building</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;4th Floor, Room 457 (conference room inside room 400)</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:36:34 -0400 UPDATE – ARREST MADE IN WOODLAND AVENUE HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2831 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <div style="width: 160px; height: 208px; float: right;margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 1.2em;text-align: center;"><img alt="David Miklos" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/David_Miklos_Photo_160.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 200px;" />David Miklos</div> <p><strong>PITTSBURGH</strong> &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Division investigated a shooting that occurred at approximately 7:58 p.m. on February 10, 2014, in the 1200 block of Woodland Avenue on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s North Side. Mr. Richard Didonato, 66, North Side, was found lying on the sidewalk at that location with at least one gunshot to the torso. He was conscious and talking with police and paramedics when they arrived at the scene. He was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition and later died at the hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p>Members of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested David Miklos, 53, today at 240 Kennedy Avenue on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s North Side. The task force developed information that he was staying at his sister&rsquo;s residence and they found him hiding under a pile of clothing in a bedroom.&nbsp; He was taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters for questioning. He will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail charged with criminal homicide, robbery &amp; VUFA &ndash; persons not to possess a firearm. &nbsp;</p> <p>No further comment will be made on this arrest.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:54:02 -0400 STATEMENT FROM BUREAU OF POLICE ACTING CHIEF REGINA MCDONALD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2830 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Acting Chief Regina McDonald issued the following statement today regarding parking tickets that were issued to five individuals Sunday, March 9 near the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on Liberty Avenue in Downtown.</p> <p>&quot;After a thorough review of the matter, I have decided that these tickets were issued erroneously. The tickets have been withdrawn. Those who were ticketed will receive letters of apology and will be notified that the tickets were withdrawn. No further action will be necessary on their part.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:28:43 -0400 ALLEN WADE ARRESTED FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2819 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH&nbsp;&ndash; Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office arrested Allen Darrel Wade, 43, this afternoon on an arrest warrant for the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe. Wade surrendered to law enforcement this afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident at a bus stop at the intersection of Fourth Avenue &amp; Hawkins Street in Rankin, Pennsylvania.&nbsp;</p> <p>Wade was brought to the homicide office for questioning, and he will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail. He is charged with Criminal Homicide (2 counts), Burglary, Robbery, Access Device Fraud, VUFA &ndash; Person not to Possess a Firearm, &amp; Theft of a Motor Vehicle.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:24:34 -0500 PITTSBURGH POLICE MAJOR CRIMES UNIT TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2818 <p>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>WHAT: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will hold a press conference</p> <p>WHEN: 3 p.m.</p> <p>WHERE: Police Headquarters</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;1203 Western Ave.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:35:12 -0500 ARREST MADE IN HOMEWOOD BAR SHOOTING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2813 <p>CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Kraus</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;412-323-7800 Office</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <div style="width: 160px; height: 208px; float: right;margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 1.2em;text-align: center;"><img alt="Corey Clark" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dps/corey-clark-3-4-14.jpg" />Corey Clark</div> <p><strong>PITTSBURGH</strong> &ndash; The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Division arrested Corey Clark, 27, Penn Hills, today for the March 1, shooting incident at the Rendezvous Phase III Bar in Homewood. Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Clark on March 3, 2014. Clark is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault (4 counts), criminal attempt homicide (4 counts), recklessly endangering another person (4 counts), and VUFA &ndash; person not to possess a firearm. He was detained at the Adult Probation &amp; Parole Office in Pittsburgh earlier today and then transported to police headquarters for questioning.</p> <p>On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 1:19 a.m., Clark was inside the Rendezvous Phase III Bar, 7232 Hamilton Ave. Investigators believe that Clark was armed with a semi-automatic pistol and approached Vincent Holt, 27, who was standing near the rear bar area of the establishment. Clark immediately shot Holt several times in the torso and arm. He collapsed onto the floor and died at the scene.</p> <p>Responding officers arrived and learned that there were four other people shot during the incident. All four of those victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.&nbsp;</p> <p>Investigators seized interior surveillance video from the bar and have thoroughly reviewed the evidence. The shooting incident was captured on surveillance video. The video also shows the bar was extremely crowded at the time of the shooting. The investigation is ongoing as detectives are still trying to identify and interview witnesses from the bar.</p> <p>Anyone who witnessed or has information relating to this case, is asked to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Division at (412) 323-7161.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:08:20 -0500 1 FATALITY SHOT AT RENDEZVOUS PHASE III BAR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2804 <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; At approximately 1:19 a.m. today, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 were dispatched to the Rendezvous Phase III Bar in response to a report of multiple shooting victims inside the bar.</span></p> <p>Officers and paramedics arrived as bar patrons were rapidly fleeing the scene to find four gunshot victims inside the location at 7232 Hamilton Ave. in Homewood. One of the victims was deceased upon their arrival. The other three were transported to UPMC Presbyterian and were conscious and alert.&nbsp;</p> <p>Information on the shooting victims:</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12px;">24-year-old male from Penn Hills, who suffered a gunshot wound to the hip&nbsp;</span></li> <li>27-year-old male from Swissvale, who suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg</li> <li>27-year-old male from Homewood, DOA</li> <li>22-year-old male from Penn Hills, who suffered a gunshot wound to the left forearm</li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px;">25-year-old male from Wilkinsburg, who suffered a gunshot wound to the right foot</span></li> </ul> <p>A fifth victim walked into West Penn Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm and was transferred to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.</p> <p>No witnesses were identified initially. Homicide detectives did speak with a bartender who stated he immediately ducked behind the bar when he heard the gunshots. Four security personnel who were working at the location left the scene before investigators arrived at the scene. They have not yet been identified. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:00:28 -0500 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS WARN RESIDENTS OF THE POTENTIAL OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS EVENING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=2298 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>(PITTSBURGH) June 12, 2013 &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Residents are urged to be prepared for the possibility of widespread severe weather later this evening and into early tomorrow. The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a high probability of dangerous storms that may hit the Pittsburgh area, causing the potential for flash flooding and wind damage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The storm is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. this evening, and continue into early tomorrow. Winds of up to 65 MPH are possible.&nbsp;Both public safety and public works departments have added additional personnel, and public safety has directed the prepositioning of units and equipment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Residents are urged to err on the side of caution, stay indoors, and check on elderly and disabled neighbors and family. Additionally, stay tuned to local media and your national weather radio to be alerted of any possible new developments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The City is prepared to respond to a worst possible storm scenario, but needs the public to exercise extreme caution. Do not drive into flooded water, and look out for downed trees and power lines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the interest of public safety, various Citiparks events have been cancelled for this evening. A full list is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/">pittsburghpa.gov</a>. Those planning to attend any events this evening, such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival, are asked to follow any emergency safety instructions provided by event staff and/or City public safety officials.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:59:23 -0400 MAYOR UPDATES PUBLIC ON CITY PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE SANDY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=1816 <p><strong>(PITTSBURGH) Oct. 29&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Michael Huss today briefed the media and public on the City&rsquo;s preparation for Hurricane Sandy. The Mayor informed residents that Halloween will be moved from Wednesday to Saturday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Public safety and public works crews are prepared to respond to damage caused by high winds and heavy rains - including downed power lines and trees, and flash flooding.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;City crews are prepared to respond to the worst possible case scenario from this unpredictable storm, but we are hoping and praying for the best,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said.</p> <p>City crews, including PWSA spent the weekend cleaning catch basins and culverts. DPW readied snow plows, and all City bureaus prepared personnel plans in advance of the storm.</p> <p>&ldquo;Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are more equipped than ever to deal with swift water, after receiving significant training and resources,&rdquo; Public Safety Director Michael Huss said. &nbsp;&ldquo;We need residents to exercise common sense and to not drive or walk through standing water.&rdquo;</p> <p>Starting&nbsp; at 3 pm today, the Emergency Operations Center will be activated. &nbsp;Due to the high wind the national weather service is predicting, residents should expect power outages, downed-trees and power lines. If rain persists, flash flooding may occur in low-lying areas.Public works crews have forestry crews on 24-hour shifts to deal with downed trees and firefighters will be deployed to clear and open roads.</p> <p>&ldquo;All public safety bureaus are working together,&rdquo; Huss said. &ldquo;As the storm approaches, we are nimble and ready to adjust our response appropriately.&rdquo;</p> <p>What Residents Should do:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Stay Informed. &nbsp;Stay Home. Check on Loved Ones</strong>. Follow the City&rsquo;s Facebook or Twitter pages for updates, or the City&rsquo;s homepage at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov">www.pittsburghpa.gov</a>. Stay tuned to local media updates or your weather radio.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Have basic provision items on hand now to deal with possible power outages &ndash; including batteries, flashlights, water and food.</li> </ul> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:40:11 -0400 MAYOR, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR WARN RESIDENTS OF THE POTENTIAL OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING<arg> http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=1598 <div style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><strong>(PITTSBURGH)&nbsp; JULY 26&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong>City officials urge residents to be prepared for the possibility of widespread severe weather this afternoon and into the evening. The National Weather Service has indicated that there is a high probability of storms that may hit the Pittsburgh area, causing the potential for flash flooding and wind damage.</p> <p>&quot;We urge residents to err on the side of caution, stay indoors, and check on your elderly neighbors and family. As always, stay tuned to local media and your national weather radio for new developments,&quot; Mayor Ravenstahl said.</p> </div> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Both public safety and public works departments have added additional personnel. Emergency Management has directed the prepositioning of units and equipment.</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&quot;We are prepared to respond to a worst possible case scenario storm, but we need the public to help us by remaining vigilant and exercising extreme caution.&quot;Residents must use extreme caution, especially during their rush hour commute. Do not drive into flooded water, and look out for downed trees and powerlines,&quot; said Public Safety Director Michael Huss.</p> <div style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p>All 2,000-plus public safety employees have completed the City&#39;s recent Swift Water Rescue Training program. The new initiative, launched by Director Huss, better prepares public safety personnel on how to stay safe and make rescues during flash flood situations. In addition, the program equips every first responder with throw bags, adds more rafts to flood prone areas and creates an elite square of swift water rescue teams, among other strategies. Pittsburgh is the only city in America that has received such a comprehensive training, which proved successful during last week&#39;s flash flood on Rt. 88 and 51. Public safety personnel were equipped with throw bags and life jackets and responded swiftly making several rescues.</p> <p>In the interest of public safety, the following city events will be cancelled:</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">OUTDOOR POOLS CLOSED<br /> * all 18 Citiparks swimming pools closed at 2 p.m.</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">MAYOR&#39;S CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AT PNC PARK POSTPONED<br /> * BIG League Sports basball games at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. postponed (new date to be announced)</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">DOLLAR BANK CINEMA IN THE PARK CANCELLED<br /> * movie at dusk in Brookline Memorial Park cancelled</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">PLEASE NOTE:&nbsp; &quot;Cooling centers&quot; at four Citiparks Healthy Active Living Centers WILL REMAIN OPEN until 7 p.m. this evening.</p> <p style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Scheduled BIG League championship games at PNC Park&nbsp;on Friday, July 27, will take place as planned at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:03:01 -0400 RISING TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY PROMPT HEALTH ALERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=1029 <p> The <a href="http://www.achd.net" target="_blank">Allegheny County Health Department</a> is warning that the extreme heat and humidity forecast for the next few days can pose serious health problems for the elderly, infants and children up to the age of four, the overweight, people who work or exercise outdoors, and people with heart or respiratory problems.</p> <p> Heat-related illness occurs when the body&rsquo;s temperature control system is overloaded.&nbsp; The body normally cools itself by sweating, but sometimes this cooling mechanism breaks down and the body temperature rises rapidly, triggering heat exhaustion or heat stroke.</p> <p> Heat exhaustion is the body&rsquo;s response to an excessive loss of water and salt contained in sweat.&nbsp; Warning signs include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting and fainting.&nbsp; Seek medical attention immediately, if the symptoms are severe or if the person has heart problems or high blood pressure.&nbsp; Otherwise, help the victim cool off, and seek medical attention if the symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour.</p> <p> Heat stroke, a more serious and potentially life-threatening condition, occurs when the body is unable to control its temperature and the sweating mechanism fails.&nbsp; Warning signs may include an extremely high body temperature (above 103F); red, hot and dry skin, due to no sweating; a rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea, confusion; and unconsciousness.&nbsp; Death or permanent disability may result without emergency treatment.&nbsp; Cool the victim rapidly by any means available until paramedics arrive.</p> <p> These precautions are recommended to minimize the risk of heat-related illness:</p> <ul> <li> Stay cool indoors, preferably in an air-conditioned environment.&nbsp; Fans don&rsquo;t help much when temperatures are in the 90s.&nbsp; A cool bath or shower is a more effective way to cool off, if you don&rsquo;t have air conditioning.&nbsp; Better yet, visit someplace that does, such as a senior center, theater, mall or neighbor&rsquo;s house.</li> <li> Drink plenty of fluids, at least eight cups a day, but not alcoholic or caffeinated drinks which actually cause you to lose more fluids.&nbsp; Avoid hot foods and heavy meals, which add heat to your body.</li> <li> Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.&nbsp; A wide-brimmed hat provides shade and helps keep the head cool.&nbsp; Sunscreen can prevent sunburn, which can affect your body&rsquo;s ability to cool itself and also cause a loss of body fluids.</li> <li> Avoid strenuous physical activity, particularly during the hotter part of the day.</li> <li> Never leave a child, or a pet, in a vehicle alone on a hot day.&nbsp; A child may become disoriented in just five minutes, unconscious in 10 and brain-damaged in 20.</li> <li> Use the buddy system and check on the elderly and the infirm who do not have air conditioning and are less able to take care of themselves.</li> </ul> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:54:15 -0400 MAYOR URGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR EXTREME WEATHER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=572 <p> Mayor Luke Ravenstahl urged residents to use extreme caution this afternoon and evening as severe winds and thunderstorms may affect the Pittsburgh area. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Allegheny County until 9 p.m. tonight.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I urge residents to use extreme caution during their evening commutes and at their homes,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;It is possible that our City will experience dangerously high winds which may cause downed trees and power lines.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The Mayor is preparing the City for the possibility of extreme weather and has directed the City&rsquo;s Public Works Crews to prepare for emergency tree removal services and barricades in the event of downed trees and power lines. The Fire Bureau has activated their Severe Storm Plan.&nbsp; In addition, the Mayor&rsquo;s 311 Response Line will be operating extended hours this evening as the situation requires.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re doing what we can to prepare for the worst to keep our residents safe, and we need the public to take this approaching weather seriously as well,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;Stay away from downed wires, check on your neighbor, stay informed &ndash; and stay safe.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a Tornado Watch means that tornadoes are possible. Residents should remain alert for approaching storms, and stay tuned to the NOAA weather radio and local news stations for more information.</p> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:15:25 -0400 CITY OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE FLOOD-PRONE RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES TO REMAIN VIGILANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=62 <p> Although Pittsburgh did not experience a severe flooding event this past weekend, the City is still at risk and officials are encouraging residents and businesses to remain vigilant.</p> <p> &quot;Only a small amount of the historic mountain snowpack has melted,&quot; Public Safety Director Michael Huss said. &quot;Due to this fact, if we get the right mixture of warm temperature and moderate to heavy rainfall our low-lying areas still have the possibility of flooding.&quot;</p> <p> Officials remain in close contact with the National Weather Service as they are monitoring a developing storm that may hit the area this weekend.</p> <p> Residents should continue to monitor the situation and be ready for action as they have this past weekend.</p> <p> Officials will continue to provide information and warnings to keep the public safe.</p> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:59:00 -0400 MCARDLE ROADWAY REOPENED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=61 <p> The City of Pittsburgh advises that P. J. McArdle Roadway is now open in both directions, between the Liberty Bridge at the Liberty Tunnels, up to Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington.</p> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:41:00 -0500 MCARDLE ROAD CLOSURE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=60 <p> McCardle Roadway from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Ave. is closed due to a landslide. Crews and equipment are on the scene securing the landslide and working to clear the roadway. The road will be closed for rush hour and will open as soon as conditions are safe.</p> <p> Greentree Road from Woodville Avenue to Ridgemont Drive is still closed due to a landlslide.&nbsp; One lane will be open during rush hour only with flagmen directing traffic.</p> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:32:00 -0500 MAYOR VISITS FLOOD PRONE AREAS, INFORMS RESIDENTS OF EVACUATION PROCEDURES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=59 <p> Mayor Luke Ravenstahl along with City council members and emergency response officials today will be visiting the flood prone neighborhoods of Esplen, North Shore and Duck Hollow.</p> <p> &quot;We&#39;re going to be talking to our residents about the real flood risk that is right around the corner and preparing them for the fact that they may be urged to evacuate,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;Hopefully, we get through this without that happening, but we are ready to take every action necessary to keep our residents safe. We need them to be ready to protect themselves and their neighbors and to evacuate immediately if the order is given.&quot;</p> <p> City firefighters today will also be canvassing the neighborhoods of Esplen, North Shore, Duck Hollow, Becks Run and Saw Mill Run to make sure that residents and businesses are aware of their flood risk and prepared to evacuate if needed. A one-page sheet of evacuation information and safety tips will be handed out. Firefighters will take note of citizens who are unable to evacuate due to transportation or medical needs.</p> <p> &quot;If somebody needs help, we&#39;re going in to help them,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;We have some sandbagging resources available for businesses and residents who are in need.&quot;</p> <p> If businesses or residents are in need of sandbagging resources, they may call 311. Public safety officials will evaluate and determine the distribution of those materials based on the need.</p> <p> <a href="http://publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov/evacuation.htm" target="_blank"><b>Click Here for Evacuation Plans</b></a></p> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:26:00 -0500 MAYOR ISSUES EMERGENCY DECLARATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=58 <p> Mayor Luke Ravenstahl urged those who are located within the low-lying areas as indicated by the <a href="http://publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov/map.htm" target="_blank"><b>flood plain maps</b></a> to prepare now for an increased threat of flooding this weekend and to be ready for possible evacuation. The City is taking steps to ensure that public safety personnel are ready to respond and the Mayor today issued an emergency declaration. Residents located in the low-lying areas may be urged to evacuate. Evacuation shelters are being identified in the key areas of the North Side, Esplen and Hays.</p> <p> &quot;We have been given as much advanced warning as possible that a flood is highly likely to occur this weekend,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;If you haven&#39;t already done so, elevate items in your basement, protect your utilities, prepare your <a href="http://publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov/kit.htm" target="_blank"><b>72-hour All-Emergency kit</b></a> and be ready to evacuate if the order is given. Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and help to make sure they have the support that they need to get through this very serious situation.&quot;</p> <div class="sect"> <h3> Prepare Now</h3> <ul> <li> In the event that you lose power, know how you will stay tuned to the latest emergent information</li> <li> Have a <a href="http://publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov/kit.htm" target="_blank"><b>72-hour All-Emergency kit</b></a></li> <li> Be ready to evacuate if the order is given</li> <li> Start moving valuable items out of basements to prevent loss of property</li> <li> Elevate furnaces, water heaters and electric panels to higher floors if susceptible to flooding</li> <li> Protect your utilities from water; turn them off if they&#39;re compromised</li> </ul> </div> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:07:00 -0500 BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE FLOOD EVENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=57 <div class="sect"> <h2> Mayor Urges Residents, Businesses To Prepare For Possible Flood Event</h2> <p> Mayor Luke Ravenstahl warned those who are located within the low-lying areas as indicated by the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/map.htm" target="_blank"><b>flood plain maps</b></a> to prepare now for an increased threat of flooding this weekend.</p> <p> &quot;We have been given as much advanced warning as possible that a flood is highly likely to occur this weekend,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;If you haven&#39;t already done so, prepare now, elevate items in your basement, protect your utilities and prepare your <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/kit.htm" target="_blank"><b>72-hour All-Emergency kit</b></a>. Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and help to make sure they have the support that they need to get through this very serious situation.&quot;</p> </div> <div class="sect"> <h2> Prepare Now</h2> <ul> <li> In the event that you lose power, know how you will stay tuned to the latest emergent information</li> <li> Have a <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/kit.htm" target="_blank"><b>72-hour All-Emergency kit</b></a></li> <li> Be ready to evacuate if the order is given</li> <li> Start moving valuable items out of basements to prevent loss of property</li> <li> Elevate furnaces, water heaters and electric panels to higher floors if susceptible to flooding</li> <li> Protect your utilities from water; turn them off if they&#39;re compromised</li> <li> Store important documents in a water-proof box</li> </ul> <p> <b>Visit <a href="http://publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">publicsafety.pittsburghpa.gov</a> for more information on flood preparedness.</b></p> </div> <div class="sect"> <h2> Weather Forecast</h2> <p> According to the National Weather Service, extensive snowmelt is expected from Tuesday through Friday. The ground will be saturated from the melting snow when significant rain is anticipated to begin Thursday into the weekend. The rain combined with melting snow in the mountains will raise river levels.</p> <p> The extent of the flooding will greatly depend on the amount of rainfall that occurs across the forecasted area. Flood watches and warnings may be issued later in the week.</p> </div> <div class="sect"> <h2> Know Your Flood Terminology and Prepare Now for Possible Evacuation</h2> <ul> <li> <b>Flood Watch</b> - Flooding is possible. Stay tuned to local media for updated information.</li> <li> <b>Flash Flood Watch</b> - Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground.</li> <li> <b>Flood Warning</b> - Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.</li> <li> <b>Flash Flood Warning</b> - A flash flood is occurring or will occur soon; seek higher ground by foot and evacuate immediately.</li> </ul> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:42:00 -0500 CARSON STREET - UPDATE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=56 <p> <strong>PITTSBURGH</strong> &ndash; Carson St. is open Westbound from Station Square to the West End Bridge.&nbsp; &nbsp;Carson is still closed Eastbound with traffic being diverted into Station Square.&nbsp; Fire Trucks will stay in position to monitor hot spots.</p> Wed, 03 Mar 2010 15:40:00 -0500 CARSON STREET CLOSED FOR A SHORT TIME http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=55 <style type="text/css"> <!--{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%0A%09%09%40page%20%7B%20margin%3A%200.79in%20%7D%0A%09%09P%20%7B%20margin-bottom%3A%200.08in%20%7D%0A%09%2D%2D%3E--></style> <p align="JUSTIFY" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> <b>PITTSBURGH</b> &ndash; Chief Harper has reported that Carson Street between Smithfield and the West End Bridge is closed and is expected to open with the next hour. A few hot spots in the building have rekindled and the Bureau of Fire is on the scene. It is hoped that the road will be opened before rush hour.</p> Wed, 03 Mar 2010 15:22:00 -0500 CITY RESTORES SIDEWALK CLEARING ORDINANCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=48 <p> Starting Monday, the Department of Public Works will restore the sidewalk clearing ordinance. Inspectors will issue warnings first, followed by citations. Residents are reminded to avoid shoveling snow into the streets. The Mayor encourages young people to help their elderly neighbors in clearing sidewalks and reminds residents to stay safe.</p> <p> &ldquo;In this weather, everything is harder to do and much more dangerous,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;I urge our young people to get out there and help your elderly neighbors. Often times, our seniors are our most conscientious residents, and we must pitch in to help them clear sidewalks.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:14:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=47 <p> (PITTSBURGH) Feb. 25, 2010 - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today urged City residents to prepare now for hazardous weather conditions in anticipation of another major winter storm event that is expected to impact Pittsburgh Thursday through Friday evening. The Mayor urged residents to stay aware and be prepared for deteriorating road conditions and downed wires and trees. Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to their local news and City emergency page, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/" target="_blank">www.pittsburghpa.gov</a> for updates on the latest road conditions. Citizens may also sign up for emergency alerts on the webpage.</p> <p> &quot;Our residents must stay aware and prepared. If road conditions become dangerous, we will alert residents to stay off of the roads unless it is an absolute emergency,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;In particular, I strongly encourage residents to reconsider any trips they have planned to the eastern part of the state.&quot;</p> <p> The Department of Public Works will have crews working on 12-hour shifts and if needed contractors are ready to assist with 48 pieces of additional equipment. The Mayor has directed public safety bureaus and the City&#39;s 311 line to be on standby for increased staffing and operations.</p> <p> &quot;We already have nearly 30 inches of snow and with even more expected coupled with strong winds we must prepare for possible power outages and downed trees,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;I urge residents to be careful and to stay away from any downed wires and trees.&quot;</p> <p> Residents should report any downed wires to 911 as it is an extreme danger. Downed trees should be reported to 311.</p> <p> The City Parks Department has prepared a plan to activate senior centers as &quot;warming&quot; centers if necessary. Firefighters are ready to assist with tree removal.</p> <p> The Mayor also urged citizens to check on the elderly and to help them clear sidewalks when snow conditions allow.</p> <p> &quot;Currently, we are not in a state of emergency, but we are preparing for the possibility of dangerous winter weather,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;In the meantime, I&#39;m encouraging residents to clear the sidewalks when possible, and to help their elderly neighbors in this task. We are all in this together, and we all must help each other get through this winter weather and its dangerous after effects.&quot;</p> <p> The Mayor reminds the public to only call 911 in the event of an emergency, not to check on road conditions. If travel is an absolute must, drivers must be prepared with an emergency kit. Information on interstate road conditions and how to prepare for emergency travel is available on the City&#39;s emergency website.</p> <p> The City is responsible for plowing and salting nearly 2,000 miles of City roads. About 45 percent of those roads are primary roads, or main arteries; about 50 percent are secondary roads or residential thoroughfares; and the remaining are side streets and alleyways known as tertiary roads.</p> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:07:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=41 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 17, 2010</strong> - City Public Works Crews tonight and throughout the week will be focusing their efforts on widening primary roads and hauling snow piles from the city&rsquo;s neighborhood business districts.</p> <p> In addition to plowing and salting when winter weather calls, City Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski said that crews will be aided with 12 pieces of equipment from contractors.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re trying hard to get everything back to normal, and you will see us working in business districts throughout the week,&rdquo; Kaczorowski said.</p> <p> <strong>Crews may be spotted on the following streets beginning at 10 p.m. this evening: Penn Avenue; Liberty Avenue; Butler Avenue; Murray Avenue; Forbes Avenue.</strong></p> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:48:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=40 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 15, 2009</strong> - City Public Works Crews will be working 12-hour shifts today and tomorrow gearing up for the next winter weather storm which calls for four to eight inches of snow from noon today to 6 p.m. tomorrow.</p> <p> DPW crews will have all 53 pieces of equipment out on the roads, plowing and salting streets, beginning with the most traveled roads known as primary streets.</p> <p> &ldquo;We have the equipment and the manpower to deal with this next storm,&rdquo; DPW Director Rob Kaczorowski said.</p> <p> The City&rsquo;s 311 response line will operate on its regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but with additional staff to process the still above normal call volume. Many residents are calling today requesting snow piles be removed for residential and business district streets.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are using all of our resources to battle this next snow event,&rdquo; Kaczorowski said. &ldquo;After this storm, we will remove the piles of snow in business districts and residential streets.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:51:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=39 <p> <b>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 12, 2009</b> - Refuse AND recycling collection will resume its regular schedule Monday as well as all City services such as senior and recreation center operations.</p> <p> Residents are asked to set out their garbage where it is most accessible and visible for DPW crews.</p> <p> City residents who cannot hold their trash or recycling until next week, and have no other alternative, may bring their materials to the Environmental Services Building, located at 3001 Railroad St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, February 14th.</p> <p> Residents may call Environmental Services at <strong>412-255-2773</strong> for directions and information.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:17:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=38 <p> <b>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 12, 2009</b> - Neighborhood snow removal &quot;blitzes&quot; will continue throughout the City today and through the weekend as needed. Today crews are focused on the Regent Square, Point Breeze, and Beechview neighborhoods. Crews will also be working in all neighborhoods hitting streets that are in the worst condition, working from a list compiled from 311 calls and the police and fire bureau.</p> <p> Duquesne Light has informed the City of Pittsburgh that all customers affected by the snow storms should have power restored as of noon today. If a customer isn&#39;t home, the company asks that they check with a neighbor to see if power has been restored. Should they find power still out, they are asked to please call 1-888-393-7000 or visit <a href="http://www.duquesnelight.com/" target="_blank">www.duquesnelight.com</a>.</p> <p> The Parking Authority will not be enforcing fees or citations on authority parking meters or surface lots until Tuesday.</p> <p> <b>Public Safety</b></p> <p> Bureau of Building Inspectors today will be going through the City&#39;s business districts advising business and building owners how to safely remove overhanging icicles. <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/assets/Icicle_Safety_Tips_2-12-10.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for Icicle safety tips.</a></p> <p> <b>311</b></p> <p> 311 will remain open through the weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p> <b>City Services</b></p> <p> <b>Refuse collection will resume its regular schedule Monday.</b> Recycling collection is still suspended until further notice. Residents are asked to hold on to their recyclables or drop them off at one of the City&#39;s recycling drop-off centers.</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:52:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=37 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 11, 2009</strong> - City Public Works crews and contractors will continue to &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; the city&rsquo;s worst snow-covered neighborhoods throughout the night.</p> <p> For live shots, crews will be working in Squirrel Hill and the South Side throughout the night and early morning.</p> <p> <strong>Public Safety</strong></p> <p> At the request of the City, the Parking Authority will be suspending fees and enforcement on Parking Authority surface lots and metered parking through Tuesday.</p> <p> With the improved roads, the Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) demobilized their mission in assisting residents with transportation. Since their deployment last Sunday, they have been paired up with City firefighters and have responded to nearly 300 calls dispatched from 311, transporting residents to dialysis and picking up prescriptions.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are so grateful for the support that the people of Pittsburgh received from the Pennsylvania National Guard,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;They have assisted our paramedics, officers, and firefighters in our mission to keep our residents safe during this blizzard and we will be forever thankful for their partnership.&rdquo;</p> <p> A limited number of PANG HumVees and Guard men and women will remain to assist public safety efforts if they arise.</p> <p> The Pennsylvania Air National Guard will be sending six vehicles to assist with resident needs tomorrow, namely dialysis transport.</p> <p> <strong>311</strong></p> <p> The City&rsquo;s response line has been beefed up with 16 lines and operating 24-hours. Representatives took more than 2,000 calls today, ten-times their normal daily call volume. Throughout the evening hours today, call volume reduced dramatically.</p> <p> <strong>City Services </strong></p> <p> <em>All refuse/recycling services continue to be suspended until further notice. </em></p> <p> The City takes care of 2,000 miles of City roads. About 45 percent of those roads are primary roads, or main arteries such as West Liberty Avenue; about 50 percent are secondary roads or residential thoroughfares; and the remaining are side streets and alleyways known as tertiary roads.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:16:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=36 <p> <b>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 11, 2009</b> - The Department of Public Works today will be teaming up with contractors to &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; neighborhoods in snow removal efforts. Approximately 25 pieces of equipment will be in each neighborhood during these &ldquo;blitzes.&rdquo; This will result in periodic street closures and rolling closures.</p> <p> The PBP along with the PANG (Pennsylvania Air National Guard) will assist with the street closures during the period of snow removal.</p> <p> During this task of clean up we are asking the public for their continued patience in our efforts to make streets safer for travel.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:54:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=35 <p> <b>(PITTSBURGH) Feb. 10, 2009</b> - City Public Works and Public Safety personnel continue to work around the clock to keep residents safe and streets treated.</p> <p> <b>Public Works</b></p> <p> Crews today are operating with 130 pieces of equipment.</p> <p> <b>Public Safety</b></p> <p> Pennsylvania National Guardsmen (PANG) will continue to support public safety efforts, ensuring that paramedics, firefighters, and officers can get to the most hard-to-reach calls. Paramedics and officers are all working extended shifts. All City firefighters have been called in to their station and are out on the streets when not on a call helping residents in any way they can.</p> <p> City police officers yesterday knocked on the doors of about 200 homes of residents who are still without power, checking on their needs and letting them know the services available. They will continue to do this today.</p> <p> City senior center staff are working with Allegheny County&#39;s Agency on Aging to ensure that seniors who are registered for programs like meals and wheels and who are disabled are delivered their services.</p> <p> PANG will continue responding to 311 calls from residents who need assistance with critical pharmacy pickups and dialysis treatments.</p> <p> <b>311</b></p> <p> The City&#39;s response line is operating 24-hours. Since 8 a.m. today, 311 has facilitated rides for more than 65 residents. Yesterday representatives took more than 2,000 calls and organized transportation for more than 100 residents in rides to dialysis, pharmacy pick ups, and help with shoveling and the like.</p> <p> <b>Warming Centers</b></p> <p> The South Side Market House will operate until 8 p.m. tonight. Four residents stayed there last night and the City is working with the Red Cross to provide shelter tonight.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:13:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=34 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH)</strong> Feb. 9, 2009 &nbsp;&nbsp;City Public Works and Public Safety personnel are working around the clock to execute their plan to keep residents safe and streets treated throughout this upcoming storm.</p> <p> <strong>Tonight&rsquo;s Snow Plan </strong></p> <p> Public Works are being assisted by 20 contractors who have added an additional 50 pieces of equipment to supplement the City&rsquo;s 60-truck fleet. Those contractors will be working through this storm to help PW crews who will continue working extended 12-hour shifts. City procurement specialists continue to receive calls from contractors. Any additional contractors will be sent to the staging location. From there, they will be dispatched to divisions based on need.</p> <p> &ldquo;Personnel will be out in record-numbers to deal with this storm,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;I am confident that with this additional equipment, we will be able to keep our residents safe. Part of this plan is taking care of our emergency routes so that we make sure hospitals are reachable in the time of need. Secondly, we have a plan that makes sure that every resident, even if they live on the City&rsquo;s steepest hill, can be reached by public safety personnel in the unfortunate case of an emergency.&rdquo;</p> <ul> <li> DPW crews and contractors with smaller equipment will continue their neighborhood routes to make sure that every street receives public works service.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> When the storm begins, DPW plows will move into emergency primary routes, plowing and salting using larger equipment. <ul> <li> These emergency routes ensure that critical infrastructure such as hospitals remain reachable and that workers can get in and out of town.</li> <li> Smaller snow fighting equipment, such as pickup trucks with salt spreaders and plows, will be dispatched to critical neighborhood hill routes which serve primary arteries.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> PennDOT will assist the City in plowing all City state routes. These routes include many primary roads and will allow DPW to better utilize resources.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Contractor service will continue to flow in through the evening hours and will be utilized as needed.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Public Safety</strong></p> <p> Pennsylvania National Guardsmen (PANG) will continue to support public safety efforts, ensuring that paramedics, firefighters, and officers can get to the most hard-to-reach calls. Paramedics and officers are all working extended shifts. All City firefighters have been called in to their station.</p> <p> PANG will continue responding to 311 calls from residents who need assistance with critical pharmacy pickups and dialysis treatments. They are also patrolling neighborhoods where power is still out. As of 10 a.m., 225 residents were still without power. Guardsmen have responded to 70 calls for service from 311.</p> <p> <strong>Warming Centers</strong></p> <p> The City&rsquo;s warming centers will close at 4:30 p.m. tonight. In case the need arises, the City will open the South Side Market House senior center as a warming center and shelter. &nbsp;The Market House will operate from 8 p.m. tonight to 8 p.m. tomorrow.</p> <p> <strong>311</strong></p> <p> The City&rsquo;s response line has been beefed up with 16 lines and will be operating 24-hours.</p> <p> <strong>City Services </strong></p> <p> All refuse/recycling service continues to be suspended until further notice. City non-essential employees have been directed to stay home tomorrow.</p> <p> The City takes care of 2,000 miles of City roads. About 45 percent of those roads are primary roads, or main arteries such as West Liberty Avenue; about 50 percent are secondary roads or residential thoroughfares; and the remaining are side streets and alleyways known as tertiary roads.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:35:00 -0500 TAX DEADLINE EXTENDED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=33 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH)</strong> - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that due to the current snowstorm emergency, the City of Pittsburgh has extended the date to pay 2010 City and School Real Estate Taxes at discount from Wednesday, February 10, to Monday, March 1, 2010, pending Council approval.</p> <p> &quot;We know that it&rsquo;s been difficult for some folks who prefer to pay their taxes in person to get Downtown,&quot; said Ravenstahl. &quot;Right now all of our residents have other pressing matters to address due to the storm, and this extension will give them one less thing to worry about.&quot;</p> <p> Legislation was submitted to council this morning.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:28:00 -0500 WINTER WEATHER UPDATE - 11 PM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=32 <p> (PITTSBURGH)&nbsp; Feb. 8, 2010 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;City Public Works Crews continued their snow removal operations throughout the evening today and by noontime tomorrow they will have reached nearly all of the City&rsquo;s secondary roads.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Our employees have worked so hard, and our plan to bring in additional resources to help them get the job done has worked,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;Throughout the night we will be using additional contractors in helping us get to more streets and I believe we will be well positioned to deal with tomorrow&rsquo;s storm.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Since the Mayor called publicly for individual contractors, City procurement specialists executed several contracts.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> City 311 staff will continue to work with public safety personnel and PA National Guardsmen to take care of citizens in need of transportation. Today, 17 citizens were taken to dialysis appointments, 8 were assisted in prescription refills, and several more were checked on to assure well being.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We will continue to check on our seniors to make sure they are getting to any urgent medical appointments, and assisting them with anything else they need to stay safe and healthy,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Warming Centers</u></p> <p> The following facilities will serve as senior warming sites tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> NorthSide Senior Center</p> <p> 5 Allegheny Square</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> GreenfieldSenior Center</p> <p> 745 Greenfield Ave</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> SheridanSenior Center</p> <p> 720 Sherwood Ave.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> South Side Market House</p> <p> 12th and Bingham St</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> BeechviewSenior Center</p> <p> 1555 Broadway Ave.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> HomewoodSenior Center</p> <p> 7321 Frankstown Ave.</p> Mon, 08 Feb 2010 22:54:00 -0500 Public Safety Director Michael Huss Recommends Universities Close Tomorrow http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=31 <p> Due to continued snow removal efforts and in addition to tomorrow&#39;s anticipated weather event, Director Huss encourages universities to close tomorrow.</p> <p> The Mayor has directed all non-essential City employees to stay home. Garbage/recycling pickup will remain suspended.</p> Mon, 08 Feb 2010 19:42:00 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=30 <p> <strong>(PITTSBURGH)</strong> - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today held a press conference, updating the public on efforts to clear City roads.</p> <p> All Public Works Crews have been ordered to focus their efforts on plowing the City&#39;s secondary roads in a maximized effort to resolve access into all neighborhoods. As of 4 p.m., crews cleared roughly 50 percent of the City&#39;s secondary roads. At 10 a.m., that number was at roughly 15 percent.</p> <p> &quot;We&#39;re doing everything we can to get a handle on our roads in order to position ourselves for this next storm,&quot; Ravenstahl said. &quot;Our goal is to have every secondary street touched by tomorrow&#39;s storm. In addition, it&#39;s all hands on deck. Firefighters, police, paramedics, and PA National Guardsmen will be out in the neighborhoods assisting the elderly and anyone who needs support.&quot;</p> <p> The City has brought in additional resources - including PennDOT plows, Airport Authority equipment, outside contractors, and the Pennsylvania National Guard. DPW is currently operating with more than 80 pieces of equipment.</p> <p> In addition, the Mayor has asked that any contractors with heavy equipment or snow removing capabilities call 412-473-2550.</p> <p> The National Guard has assisted public safety efforts since 6 p.m. yesterday. As of 4 p.m. today, they helped police with 75 calls, EMS with 42, and transported 10 citizens to warming centers.</p> <p> The City has contacted all senior citizens who are registered at the City&#39;s senior centers to check on their well being. Firefighters and National Guardsmen will begin patrolling neighborhoods to help any citizens who may need assistance.</p> <p> The City&#39;s 311 line is now operating 24-hours until further notice. Staff will double from eight to sixteen tomorrow in order to handle the above-normal call volume. Residents may also submit requests to 311 for tree removal or necessary transport by logging onto www.pittsburghpa.gov and clicking on &quot;311.&quot;</p> <p> Residents may also sign up for critical public safety alerts at this site.</p> <p> Residents are reminded to only call 311 if they have a non life-threatening emergency or to report downed trees. For example, if you need to get medicine tomorrow by 3 p.m. - call 311. If your condition worsens call 911.</p> <p> <strong>Garbage and recycling pickup for City residents is still suspended until further notice. In addition, the Mayor has ordered all non-essential employees to stay home tomorrow.</strong></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:34:00 -0500