Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Respond to 911 Call About Baseballs Into the Allegheny River

Date: July 5, 2019
Incident Type: Unusual
Location: Zone 1

At about 2:30 p.m. Allegheny County 911 received a call from a complainant along the River Walk outside PNC Park about someone throwing baseballs out of the stadium in rapid succession.

The caller said there were about ten balls that came over the fence hitting at least one boat docked in the Allegheny River.

A Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officer responded to the call to explain that batting practice was taking place before the Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05 p.m. EST game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Meantime, the owner of a houseboat that was hit with a ball told a member of Pittsburgh EMS River Rescue who came to check if anyone was hurt, that they are well aware of the risk of docking outside PNC Park. They didn’t want to file a formal complaint.

The 911 caller, who would like to remain anonymous, told Pittsburgh Public Safety, “I guess if they weren’t Pirates’ baseballs hitting boats, then it doesn’t bode well for tonight’s game.”

Pittsburgh Police are NOT investigating.

Go Bucs!

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz