Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Respond to Assault Call, Make Arrest

Date: July 19, 2019
Incident Type: Assault
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 6, as well as EMS, responded to a 911 call of an assault on Zephyr Avenue at Hammond Street just after 3:30 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they met with a female victim outside of her home who stated that three people showed up at her door while she was talking on the phone and claimed that they had lost their dog, and that the victim had it.

The victim denied it was theirs and refused to give up the dog. She told police they began hitting her and took the dog, so she chased after them as they got into their vehicle. She also told police she saw one of the suspects had a gun.

The friend she was speaking with called 911 when she heard the disturbance over the phone. Police were already in the area and were able to stop the suspect vehicle that was less than 100 feet away from the original scene.

Officers arrested a male and a female from the vehicle. The pair faces multiple charges. The third adult was not arrested and is believed to have been trying to break up the fight.

EMS transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition to treat a laceration above her eye.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz