Public Safety Blotter Articles

Officers Make Drug Arrest in Homewood

Date: February 12, 2020
Incident Type: Drug Arrest
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers were not seriously injured when a drug suspect fought two officers trying to arrest him shortly before 3 p.m. on the 7200 block of Frankstown Avenue.

Plainclothes officers observed Kelly Parker, 35, of Penn Hills selling drugs. When they approached him to seize the drugs and arrest him, Parker fought with the officers, resulting in a minutes-long struggle. 

A crowd formed and witnesses began yelling at the officers. Backup arrived and officers got Parker into custody.

Parker was transported to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of possession with the intent to sell (heroin/fentanyl), tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and aggravated assault.

The officers suffered minor scrapes and bruises but did not require medical treatment. Parker was not injured.

The entire incident was captured on a city security camera.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri