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Pittsburgh Police Wrap 2023 With Increased Security to the South Side Entertainment District

Date: January 1, 2024
Incident Type:
Location: Zone 3

On July 20, 2023, Pittsburgh Police Chief Larry Scirotto launched a new initiative to increase security in the South Side entertainment district along E. Carson Street with dedicated patrols, particularly on the busiest nights of the week from Thursday through Sunday.

Since that time, the South Side Entertainment Patrol has made dozens of arrests, recovered multiple firearms, and issued hundreds of traffic and non-traffic citations.

Here are the totals from the nearly six months of that focused enforcement effort:

191 Traffic Stops

303 Traffic Citations

746 Parking Citations

163 Tows

629 Non-Traffic Citations 

91 Arrests

18 Firearms recovered

Included in those numbers are the results of the Entertainment Patrol's efforts from December 28, through to and including New Year's Eve, which resulted in:

1 Traffic Stop

2 Traffic Citations

39 Parking Citations

2 Tows

27 Non-Traffic Citations

1 Arrest

The arrest was for Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Discharging a Firearm Within City Limits, and Public Intoxication.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz