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Pittsburgh Police Narcotics and Vice, Violent Crime Unit, SWAT Make Significant Narcotics, Weapons Arrests

Date: August 16, 2021
Incident Type: Arrests
Location: Zone 2

Just after 1 a.m. on August 13, an ongoing investigation into the recent rash of violence on the North Side led Pittsburgh Police Narcotics and Vice, Violent Crime Unit detectives, and Pittsburgh SWAT to the Double Tree Hotel at 1 Bigelow Square to execute a search warrant. 

Outside one of the 10th floor hotel rooms, SWAT gave multiple verbal hails for the occupants to exit. During an initial sweep of the room, large quantities of narcotics and one firearm were observed in plain view. 

With a second search warrant, detectives recovered the following: 

  • Six firearms 
  • 12 bricks of heroin 
  • Approximately $900 in U.S. currency 

After transporting four males to headquarters for questioning, Pittsburgh Police arrested Samuel Mitchell, 27, Dorian Ingram, 26, Kevin Whitely, 22, and one juvenile.  

The three adults were transported to Allegheny County Jail, while the juvenile was taken to Shuman Center. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz