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Police Arrest Male For Residential Burglary in Squirrel Hill South

Date: December 2, 2020
Incident Type: Burglary
Location: Zone 4

On December 2, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 4 responded to a 911 call for a burglary in progress in the 5800 block of Morrowfield Avenue just after 2:15 p.m.

A female victim stated she was on a Zoom call upstairs in her house when she heard a commotion downstairs. After calling out to see if someone was inside, the woman walked to the staircase to see a male halfway up the stairs. The male ran out of the house as the woman chased him across the yard, yelling for help.

Dispatch provided police with a description of the suspect, who was said to be wearing a hat, sunglasses and a fluorescent yellow jacket.

A responding officer spotted a male at the intersection of Forward Avenue and Murray Avenue and observed him throw a fluorescent yellow jacket to the ground. The male was wearing a hat and carrying sunglasses in one hand. The officer stopped and tried to make contact with the male, who initially kept walking but, eventually stopped and complied with commands. He was arrested without incident after being positively identified by the victim.

Rodger Macklin, 59, of Pittsburgh is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief.

He is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail.



Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz