Public Safety Blotter Articles

Domestic Incident Leads to Pursuit

Date: July 13, 2019
Incident Type: Pursuit, Search
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a domestic incident inside a car parked on Orlena Way near Wilmar Street around 8:20 p.m.

A Zone 3 officer pulled up behind the vehicle and activated lights and sirens. The male driver immediately drove away at a high speed with a female passenger still in the vehicle.

The driver led police on a pursuit before eventually turning onto Augusta Street in Mt. Washington. During the pursuit, the driver hit one police vehicle and nearly hit an officer. The driver drove to the end of Augusta Street, stopped the vehicle and ran into a wooded area above Saw Mill Run Boulevard.

Police are searching the area for a male in his 20s or 30s with dreadlocks who was wearing a white shirt when last seen fleeing police.

The female victim was not seriously injured. No officers were injured.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (412) 323-7800.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri