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Hilltop man arrested for gun violations on Northside


Zone One plainclothes officers arrested a Hilltop man last week for his involvement is a simple assault involving a black pistol.

The suspect, Rico Green, 19, is also known to stay on the Northside on Mt. Pleasant Road. Officers went to the address in the 300 block of Mt. Pleasant Road and were told by the resident that Mr. Green did not live there.

Officers were advised that when Mr. Green does stay there, he can be found in a rear upstairs bedroom. The officers entered the home and observed the suspect in an upstairs hallway where they placed him under arrest.

The officers seized a black pistol after noticing it was in plain view in an open closet. The plainclothes officers were able to confirm the pistol was stolen.

Mr. Green was taken to the Allegheny County Jail without incident and charged with: Firearms not to be carried without a license; Former convict not to own a firearm; Receiving stolen property and under a Bench Warrant.


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