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Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts


The following are the Part I crimes, crime trends for the week of: November 30 to December 6, 2015:

Duquesne Heights (1911)

Burglary of Residence – 300 block of Republic Street, occurred between 11/25 and 11/28 (reported on 11/30). Unknown entry point. Actors painted symbols and phrases on walls.

Mt. Washington (1903, 1914, 1915, 1807)

Aggravated Assault – 1200 block of Grandview Avenue, occurred at 3:15am on 12/2. Victim was walking on street when a beer bottle was thrown at him by two males. Victim asked why they had thrown the bottle at him and the actors began to punch him causing him to lose consciousness. Actors described as white males both approximately 5’11.

Burglary of Residence – 50 block of Ruth Street, occurred between 7:30am and 8:00pm on 12/2. Entry made through basement window. Laptop, prescription medication, paintings, clothing taken.

Robbery – 100 block of Shiloh Street, occurred at 10:23am on 12/4. Actor walked into the bank wearing a hood and holding a handgun. Actor ordered bank employees and the one customer to put their hands up, saying it was a robbery. An off-duty police officer who was working security for the bank, ordered the actor to freeze, identified herself as a police officer, and demanded that the actor drop his gun. The actor then pointed his gun at the officer, prompting her to fire once. Her bullet struck the actor in the side.

Theft from Vehicle – 200 block of Grandview Avenue, occurred between 3:00pm and 3:30pm on 12/6. Rear passenger side window broken and victim’s bright yellow purse was stolen.

South Shore (1921)

Robbery – S. 1st Street and E. Carson Street, occurred at 6:00pm on 12/3. Victim was trying to buy Xanax from a male when the male punched her in the face and took her purse.

Theft – 300 block of Station Square Drive, occurred between 2:30am

South Side Flats (1702, 1609)

Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Possessing Instruments of Crime, and Public Drunkenness – 40 block of S. 14th Street, occurred at 12:01am on 11/30. Officers were dispatched to area of S. 15th Street and Sarah Street for a male attempting to kick in doors. Officers located the actor near a residence in the 40 block of S. 14th Street and when they approached him, he attempted to conceal himself. While officers were talking to the intoxicated male, a homeowner came up to the officers and told them that the actor had broken into his home by kicking the door open. Victim said that he was awakened by a loud crash and found the actor in his laundry room. When the victim yelled at the actor, he fled. Actor was arrested for above charges and lodged in the County Jail.

Theft from Vehicle – 90 block of S. 14th Street, occurred between 11/28 8:00pm and 11/29 3:00pm (reported on 11/30). Backpack stolen.

Theft from Vehicle – 1900 block of E. Carson Street, occurred between 5:00pm and 8:30pm on 11/30. New clothing with gift receipts taken from vehicle’s trunk.

Theft – 100 block of S. 12th Street, occurred 10:32am and 12:00pm on 12/1. Package stolen from front of house. Package was delivered at 10:32am and it was gone when victim arrived home at 12:00pm.

Theft – 2700 block of E. Carson Street, occurred between 2:50pm and 4:35pm on 12/5. Theft of money, keys from an unlocked locker.

Theft from Vehicle – 1100 block of Sarah Street, occurred on 12/5, reported at 6:30pm. Victim left their wallet in their unlocked car. Wallet was stolen.

Theft from Vehicle – 10 block of S. 19th Street, occurred between 12/4 4:30pm and 12/5 2:30am. Theft of money.

Theft – 1500 block of E. Carson Street, occurred between 1:20am and 1:30am on 12/5. Purse stolen while victim was in bar.

Aggravated Assault, Theft, Public Drunkenness – 1600 block of E. Carson Street, occurred between 2:00am and 2:15am on 12/6. Male caught by victim stealing her wallet. She alerted security and actor began fighting with security. Officers then responded and actor assaulted officer. CLEARED BY ARREST.

Aggravated Assault – 60 block of S. 12th Street, occurred at 3:50am on 12/6. Known actor assaulted victim. CLEARED BY ARREST.

Robbery - E. Carson and S. 17th Street, occurred at 12:30am on 12/6. Victim stated that he walked down 17th Street to find someplace quiet to make a phone call. Victim stated that when he pulled his phone out of his pocket, he was struck in the face and fell to the ground. While he was on the ground, the actor took $40 from the victim’s pocket. Victim unable to provide a description of the actor. Victim filed report at 3:23am.

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Theft and Criminal Mischief – Greeley Street, occurred between 11/30 2:30pm and 12/1 10:45am. Victim’s car tires were slashed and the license plate was stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 2400 block of S. 18th Street, occurred between 11/26 and 11/30. Front door kicked in. Electronics, cell phones, watches, Xbox game system taken.

Burglary of Residence – 2700 block of S. 18th Street, occurred between 4:30pm and 10:35pm on 12/2. Possible entry through front door. Prescription medications stolen.

Criminal Trespass – 3200 block of Josephine Street, occurred at 10:00am on 12/4. Known actor.

Theft – 2400 block of Arlington Avenue, occurred on 12/2 at approximately 1:00pm. Theft of a package.

Allentown (1803)

Theft from Vehicle – 800 block of Excelsior Street, occurred at 3:45pm on 12/1. Victim found actor going through his car. Actor fled with $30.

Burglary of Residence – 600 block of Eureka Street, occurred at 8:52pm on 12/5. Known actor forced entry into residence. Warrant issued.

Knoxville (3001)

Robbery – Charles Street and Ibis Way, occurred at 6:00pm on 12/1. Victim was walking on Ibis Way towards Charles Street when she was approached by two black male actors. The males walked up behind her, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. The males then ran on Ibis toward Bausman. First actor described as a black male, 16 to 22 years of age, 6’0, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Second actor described as a black male, 16 to 20 years of age, 6’0, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Burglary of Residence – 500 block of Brownsville Road, occurred between 11/23 and 12/2. Vacant apartment broken into.

Theft – 200 block of Zara Street, occurred between 2:30pm and 7:00pm on 12/4. Theft of cell phone.

Burglary of Residence – 200 block of Wilbur Street, occurred at 7:53am on 12/6. Officers responded to a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, they found the actor on the porch of the house. Victim informed officers that male had entered her residence and she locked herself in a room and called 911. Actor arrested by responding officers.

Beltzhoover (1809)

Theft – 600 block of Estella Avenue, occurred between 6:30pm and 8:00pm on 11/30. Prescription medications stolen.

Theft – 200 block of Beltzhoover Avenue, occurred between 11/27 and 12/4. Firearm stolen.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Arlington (1603)

Criminal Trespass – 200 block of Fernleaf Street, occurred between 7:00am and 7:21am on 12/2. Victim found a male who she knows by first name only in her house and sleeping on her couch.

Burglary/Robbery – 200 block of Fernleaf Street, occurred at 7:00am on 12/4. Victim came home and found actor in house. When victim screamed, the actor grabbed the victim’s cell phone from victim and fled. Actor described as a black male between 40 and 50 years of age, 6’5, 300 lbs, large build.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Aggravated Assault – 1900 block of Brownville Road, occurred at 12:10am on 12/1. Shots fired. No victim located. Witnesses reported that the male they thought was the target got into a car and left.

Theft – 900 block of Brownsville Road, occurred between 9/12 and 9/22 (reported on 12/1). Jewelry, money, firearm stolen.

Robbery of Motor Vehicle – 2200 block of Brownsville Road, occurred at 3:00am on 12/2. Attempted carjacking. Responding officers located and arrested actor.

Theft from Vehicle – 100 block of Wynoka Street, occurred between 12/1 11:30am and 12/2 9:00am. Wallet and iPod Touch taken from unlocked vehicle.

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Burglary of Residence – 2200 block of Lucina Street, occurred between 12/5 10:30pm and 12/6 7:00am. Entry made through garage door. Actor sprayed painted offensive language on walls.

Bon Air (1806)


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