Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Respond to Separate Burglary Calls on North Oakland Street

Date: October 3, 2019
Incident Type: Burglary
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 4 responded to the 300 block of Melwood Avenue for a report of a burglary in progress at 10:45 p.m. on October 3.

When they arrived on scene they spoke with a male resident of an apartment who stated he saw an unknown male attempting to get inside through a rear, main floor window.

He yelled at the male who ran off on foot. There was no other description of the suspect.

The Mobile Crimes Unit processed the scene.

Then, at approximately 1:30 a.m., on October 4, two different Zone 4 officers responded to the 300 block of Melwood Avenue for a burglary in progress.

A female tenant told police she came home and entered her apartment to find her bedroom door closed, which she said was unusual. She left the apartment and immediately called 911.

When officers arrived and gained access to the bedroom they found an open window, which the tenant told them she always leaves locked and closed. She observed that some of her belongings had been disturbed, but nothing appeared to be stolen.

There are no suspects or arrests at this time.

Police are investigating both incidents.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz