Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Make Two Arrests After South Side Altercation

Date: August 23, 2019
Incident Type: Arrest
Location: Zone 3

A Pittsburgh Police officer from Zone 3 was working in the area of the 1500 block of Carson Street when he spotted two males physically fighting on the sidewalk just after midnight on August 23.

He approached the pair and ordered them to stop fighting, but they did not stop. Due to the close confines near a business, the officer was unable to physically separate them.

Another verbal instruction for the pair to stop fighting was issued, to no avail. The officer deployed two bursts of OC spray to get the males to stop, but they did not.

At this point another officer arrived on scene as backup and one of the males got up and took off running. The officers ordered him to stop, but he ignored their orders. One of the officers deployed his Taser.

While they were taking the male into custody, a heavily intoxicated female tried to physically intervene and interrupt the arrest. She ignored police orders to stop and was, along with the male who fled, arrested by police.

The other male who had been fighting was slightly injured, but refused medical attention. He did not want to pursue charges against either the male or the female.

Police arrested Dakota Conwell, 25, of Pittsburgh for Disorderly Conduct, Escape and Resisting Arrest.

He was transported to UPMC Mercy for evaluation before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.

Diandra Conwell, 22, of Pittsburgh was arrested and charged with Obstructing Administration of Law, Resisting Arrest, Prohibited Acts, and Public Drunkenness.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz