Public Safety Blotter Articles

Male Arrested After Assaulting a Police Officer on the South Side

Date: November 6, 2021
Incident Type: Aggravated Assault
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 responded to the 1700 block of E. Carson St. for reports of an altercation just after 1 a.m.

Officers spoke with a male who had become extremely angry with a tow truck driver after he learned his vehicle was being towed. The driver had called for help from police.

The male punched a responding officer in the face, causing a laceration to his lip. He then ran from the officer before being arrested.

Ithiel Horton, 21, of New Jersey is charged with Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness.

He was transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Also arrested was Michelle Pilyugin, 19, of New York. She is charged with False Identification to Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Carrying a False Identification Card, Public Drunkenness, and Underage Drinking.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz