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Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts


The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: December 21 to December 27, 2015:

Duquesne Heights (1911)

Aggravated Assault – 200 block of Republic Street, occurred at 7:19pm on 12/24. Victim reported that he was assaulted by unknown males. Victim then said that he was assaulted by a male he knows.

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

Theft from Vehicle – Albert Street and Boggs Avenue, occurred between 12/26 10:00pm and 12/27 10:30am. Rear driver’s side window broken out and stole three Playstation games.

South Shore (1921)

South Side Flats (1702, 1609)

Theft – 100 S. 22nd Street, occurred between 11:30am and 4:00pm on 12/19. Theft of a package.

Robbery – Sidney Street and S. 23rd Street, occurred between 8:20pm and 8:26pm on 12/22. Victim was near the corner of S. 23rd and Sidney. He was removed items from his car when he was approached by the actor who appeared to be armed with a black 1911 style semi auto pistol. The actor pointed the gun at the victim and said, “Give me your money!” three times. The victim threw his money to the actor and the actor asked the victim, “That all?” and when the victim replied it was, the actor walked away quickly heading outbound on Sidney Street and turned right into a parking lot heading towards Wrights Way.

Actor – black male between 20 and 30 years of age, 5’10, 190lbs, medium build, scruffy facial hair, wearing a gray sweat shirt and red beanie style tossel hat.

Theft from Vehicle – 2600 block of Jane Street, occurred between 12/22 7:00pm and 12/23 9:00am. Front passenger side window broken out and purse stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 1300 block of Muriel Street, occurred between 12/19 and 12/21. Entry made through bedroom window. Entire residence ransacked and vandalized. TV and computer stolen.

Aggravated Assault – E. Carson Street and S. 14th Street, occurred at 1:57am on 12/24. Male shot in the leg. Actor arrested by responding officers and firearm recovered. Actor and his ex girlfriend were having a verbal argument on the street when a group of 4 males approached them and one of the males punched the actor in the face. The four males then ran and the actor pursued them eventually firing a shot at the person he thought punched him.

Theft from Vehicle – S. 18th Street and E. Carson Street, occurred between 12/23 7:57pm and 12/24 12:05am. Car parked in public lot. Back passenger window broken and a duffel bag stolen.

Theft from Vehicle – 2600 block of Jane Street, occurred between 3:00am and 11:00am on 12/27. Rear passenger window broken. Purse and backpack stolen.

Stolen Car- S. 12th Street and E. Carson Street, occurred between 12/24 11:30pm and 12/25 3:30am. Chevy Cruize, 4 door, reported stolen. Case was later unfounded. Vehicle wasn’t stolen.

Robbery – S. 12th Street and E. Carson Street, occurred at 2:30am on 12/26. Victim reported that he was punched in the head by two black males who he is unable to describe. Victim stated that the males then took $325 from his wallet and threw his wallet down and fled.

Actor #1- black male dressed all in black.

Actor #2- black male dressed all in black.

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Robbery – 2200 block of Arlington Avenue, occurred on 12/24 at 7:00pm. Reported at 12:05am on 12/25. Male victim was walking in the 2200 block of Arlington Avenue and was about to walk past two males when one of the males turned towards him and was holding a black firearm in his left hand. The male pointed the gun at the victim’s stomach and told the victim to “empty your pockets.” The victim emptied his pockets and gave his property to the male. The other male did not say anything to the victim. The two males then walked towards Cordell Place.

Actor #1 – black male between 18 and 25 years of age, 5’8, 170lbs, medium build, black long hair in dread locks, wearing a black and red jacket, red t-shirt, black pants, armed with black handgun.

Actor #2 – black male between 18 and 25 years of age, 5’11, 175lbs, thin build, short black hair, wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt and gray pants.

Theft from Vehicle – 2300 block of S. 18th Street, occurred between 10:45am and 10:50am on 12/27. Victim reported that her $3000 Louis Vuitton purse was stolen from the front seat of her unlocked car.

Allentown (1803)

Robbery - 700 block of E. Warrington Avenue, occurred between 8:00pm and 9:16pm on 12/22. 700 block of E. Warrington. Strong armed street robbery. Victim was struck in face, lost consciousness and when he came to, his wallet was open and his money was missing. No description of actor.

Burglary of Residence – 900 block of Manton Way, occurred between 10:00am and 7:10pm on 12/24. Unknown entry point. No signs of forced entry. TVs, electronics and identification stolen.

Theft – 300 block of Knox Avenue, occurred between 11/22 and 12/1. Game system stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 100 block of Eureka Street, occurred between 4:00pm and 6:35pm on 12/25. Window removed to gain entry. Coin collection and money taken.

Knoxville (3001)

Burglary of Residence – 200 block of Jucunda Street, occurred between 6:10am and 6:45pm on 12/21. Entry made by forcing lock. TV, camera, and cell phone taken.

Burglary of Residence – 200 block of Jucunda Street, occurred between 10:30am and 1.58pm on 12/21. Entry made through front door. Compressor stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 200 block of Orchard Place, occurred between 12/22 10:00pm and 12/23 5:10am. Entry made through front door. Money taken.

Stolen Car – 800 block of Brownsville Road, occurred between 8:15am and 8:20am on 12/26. Keys left in vehicle. Vehicle recovered in the Larimer section of the city.

Beltzhoover (1809)

Burglary of Residence – 900 block of Taft Avenue, occurred between 12:01am and 4:53am on 12/24. Front door kicked in. Shoes and money stolen.

Theft – 500 block of Michigan Street, occurred between 12/21 and 12/24. Theft of money.

Robbery – Montooth Street and Taft Avenue, occurred at 10:30pm on 12/27.

Victims stated that they were at the intersection of Montooth and Taft Avenue at approximately 10:15pm when they observed a newer model white sedan drive down past them on Taft Avenue from Montooth Street heading away from them. They then observed the vehicle turn around on Taft Avenue near Michigan Street and come back towards them and eventually drive past them again on Taft Avenue. The victims stated that the vehicle turned the corner on Taft Avenue and parked on Montooth Street "just passed the roundabout." Victims then heard the occupants of the recently parked vehicle walking on the road behind them on Taft Avenue. Victims turned around and observed a thin, light-skinned black male and a black female with a stocky build and a scarf around her head walking past their vehicle and look into it. The victims said that the two actors then turned around and walked directly at them. The actors pointed a small black handgun at them and said for them to "get on the ground." The black female escorted one of the victims to the victims’ vehicle and told her to hand over her cell phone and wallet which the victim did. The black female actor also took a purse belonging to the other victim from the back seat. Victims stated that the couple drove away on Montooth Street in the same white sedan.

Actor #1 – black male between 20 and 25 years of age, light complexion, 5’11, thin build.

Actor #2 – black female, medium complexion, 5’6, stocky build, wearing a scarf around her head.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Arlington (1603)

Stolen car – 2400 block of Spring Street, occurred between 12/21 8:00pm and 12/22 9:00am. 2009 Chevrolet HHR stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 2100 block of Spring Street, occurred between 7:00am and 8:45am on 12/26. Front door pried open. Money and prescription medication stolen.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Theft – 100 block of Nobles Lane, occurred between 11/21 and 12/21. Theft of a firearm.

Burglary of Residence – 2300 block of Almont Street, occurred between 6:50pm and 7:15pm on 12/25. Rear window of residence broken out with a brick. Jewelry box and jewelry stolen.

Burglary of Residence – 2200 block of Almont Street, occurred between 3:40pm and 3:50pm on 12/25. Neighbors witnessed a white male between 30 and 35 years of age taking a television from a house. Neighbors confronted male and he fled with neighbors pursuing him but they lost sight of him.

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Bon Air (1806)

Theft – 900 block of Saw Mill Run Blvd, occurred between 11:00pm and 11:59pm on 12/21. Theft of cell phone that was left unattended.


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