Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Arrest Male on Disorderly Conduct Violations in Point Breeze Neighborhood

Date: August 22, 2020
Incident Type: Disorderly Conduct
Location: Zone 4

Pittsburgh Police officers patrolling the 400 block off Hastings Street just after 6 p.m. observed a male in a blue vehicle who was driving through the neighborhood, making illegal U-turns, and shouting a stream of intimidating profanities through his megaphone, directed toward area residents, the Mayor and police. 

There were multiple calls to 911 during this time with complaints of noise and disorderly conduct.

Police observed the male driving while live-streaming on a social media platform, stating that he was off his medications and threatening to kill police and die in a confrontation with police.

For the safety of the public and the suspect himself, officers conducted a traffic stop just before 8:15 p.m. The suspect was ordered to exit the vehicle for multiple disorderly conduct violations. He refused and continued to shout profanities and threats to police and himself.

A Police tactical command officer on scene enlisted the help of one of the suspect's friends, while a detective arranged for the suspect's attorney to come to the scene and encourage the suspect to exit the vehicle.

Eventually police, including an officer from the Civil Affairs Unit, and the above-noted individuals, negotiated a peaceful surrender of the suspect. 

Shawn Lateff Green, aka Lorenzo Rulli, 24, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Possessing the Instruments of Crime, Obstructing the Administration of Law and various traffic violations. 

He was transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz