Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics and Vice detectives executed a felony arrest warrant on a wanted drug dealer, who had an outstanding warrant for assault on his sister, during an undercover operation Tuesday in Carrick.
The male suspect was on Merritt Avenue near Windfall Way around 12:30 p.m. when police surrounded him with undercover vehicles, exited their vehicles, identified themselves as police officers and ordered the suspect out of the car.
The suspect refused to comply. He rammed his vehicle into two police vehicles and attempted to drive on a sidewalk to escape, creating a dangerous situation.
Police drove an unmarked vehicle into the rear of the suspect’s vehicle to prevent him from leaving the area and possibly injuring others.
The suspect refused to keep his hands in view even when the car could not leave the area. Officers used a Halligan bar to break the rear side passenger window of the vehicle, and the suspect finally announced that he would comply.
Police detained the suspect and placed him under arrest without further incident. No one was injured.
Edwin Wylie-Biggs, 38, of Jeanette was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment of another person, criminal mischief, flight to avoid apprehension, and multiple drug charges.
Police recovered multiple bundles of heroin and cash.
Wylie-Biggs was a parolee with previous firearms violations.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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