Public Safety Blotter Articles

Officer Attacked, Actor Arrested

Date: July 28, 2019
Incident Type: Aggravated Assault
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a dispute call at a block party on the 3100 block of Shady Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

The caller reported a male neighbor came to his residence and threw part of a drum set at him, causing a large bruise on his leg.

Zone 4 officers responded and spoke to the suspect. He became aggressive toward officers. When an officer attempted to place the male in handcuffs, the male attacked the officer and punched him several times in the face. The officer discharged his taser and the actor was taken into custody.

The officer sustained lacerations on his face that required more than a dozen stitches.

The male actor, Charles O'Leary, 48, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, simple assault and simple trespass.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri