Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 6 responded to a call from a school crossing guard that there was a male driving a motorcycle on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Stadium Street in Esplen at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Police responded with the K-9 unit and set up a perimeter. After searching the area extensively on foot, they witnessed the male suspect turn down a one-way, dead-end street before he dumped the motorcycle, jumped a fence and rolled down a hill. Police pursued him on foot through a heavily-wooded area until they lost sight of him.
Police are in possession of the motorcycle, which had been stolen from Zone 3.
Police are looking for a male in his early 20's with short dreadlocks and a gap between his front teeth. He was wearing black and white shoes and dark pants which could be muddy from his fall.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Zone 6 at (412) 937-3051.
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