Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Multiple Reports of Intimidation and Harassment Outside Residence

Date: March 17, 2022
Incident Type: Harassment
Location: Zone 4

UPDATE:  Lisa Haabestad, 64, and Robert Pfaffmann, 66, of Pittsburgh are facing ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief, and criminal conspiracy charges in connection with this incident. 

Pittsburgh Police are investigating several incidents of harassment and intimidation at the same address at an undisclosed block in Shadyside over recent weeks.

Detectives are looking to identify the individuals in these photos after a male resident had his yard signs defaced with political and anti-national messages and a bag of rice thrown onto his property with similar sentiments written on it. He’s also been subjected to coarse language and threats shouted at him.

An immediate neighbor and his family report being similarly harassed on an almost daily basis since the end of February.

The FBI has also been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Zone 4 plainclothes detectives at (412) 422-6520. 


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz