Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Police, EMS, and Animal Care & Control Respond To A Home In Allentown

Date: August 8, 2020
Incident Type: Arrest
Location: Zone 3

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. The dog has been located and suffered a gunshot wound. The dog been taken to be treated by a veterinarian.

Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of people shooting paintballs on the 200 block of Helen Way around 11:45 a.m.

When officers from Zone 3 arrived, they found evidence of a paintball shooting. The actors were not on scene when police arrived. Upon investigating, officers noticed a woman with a warrant for her arrest. She became combative with officers when they approached her. This caused the woman’s dog to become agitated and nipping at one officer. The officer fired a shot in the dog’s direction. The dog fled the area. Officers used pepper spray and the woman was detained.

Medics arrived and evaluated the woman and officers.

Animal Care & Control arrived on scene to locate the missing dog

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews