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The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: April 4, 2016 thru April 10, 2016.

Duquesne Heights (1911)

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

Stolen Auto – 20 blk. Cushman St. – 4/9 at 1:21 PM – Reporting person states he was working on the owner’s car, when he left it running and went inside the house. The engine runs loud and it was heard as the suspect got in it and drove away. PA plate ESY5989, 2006, blue, Chevrolet Cobalt.

South Shore (1921)

South Side Flats (1702, 1609)

Burglary (business) – 1800 blk. E. Carson St. – 4/3 at 4:00 AM – Reporting person states two male suspects leaned against a window, which they fell through into the business. The males proceeded to take six bottles of liquor total value $80 and $150 from a tip jar.

Stolen Auto – 1000 blk. E. Carson St. – 4/6 at 10:10 PM – Victim states he went into the convenience store and left his car running. After making his purchase he returned to find his car was gone.

Robbery (business) – 2400 blk. E. Carson St. – 4/10 at 11:02 PM – Reporting persons state the suspect came into the convenience store, pointed a gun at them and stated “give me everything you got”, including cigarettes. They gave the suspect the cigarettes and less than $100. The suspect fled on foot. Total value $287.38. Suspect is described as a BM, 5’7”, wearing a black leather coat turned inside out, casual black pants, black hoodie sweatshirt with the hood up under the coat, black bandana do-rag, black ski mask and gloves.

Burglary (home invasion) – 10 blk. Wharton Ct. – 4/8 at 3:10 AM – Victim states he was in his bedroom on the second floor when he heard a noise downstairs and believed it was his cat. About ten minutes later, he heard his Camaro start up inside his garage which is attached to the house. He looked out the bedroom window and saw his car being backed out of his garage and drive away towards E. Carson St. The victim called 911. Officers responded with the information given. While waiting for police, the victim discovered his wallet was missing $200 and his car keys were missing which had been right next to his wallet. Responding officers spotted the stolen Camaro and a pursuit ensued. The driver fled the car and two passengers were detained. Inside the car, recovered was a stolen firearm, unrelated to this burglary. Two adult males were arrested and the driver was not apprehended.

Theft from Vehicle – S. 17th at Wrights Way – between 4/9 at 10:00 PM and 4/10 at 1:50 AM – Victim states her purse was on the back seat of a car covered by a sweatshirt. When she came out to the car, she discovered her wallet had been removed from her purse and a credit card, a transit card, and $200 were missing from the wallet. This vehicle had had a broken window which had been taped shut. Entry was made through this area.

Bon Air (1806)

Theft by Deception – 200 blk. Conniston Ave. – 4/4 – Victim reports he responded to a truck for sale on Craigslist. The seller/suspect instructed him to purchase $2000 worth of eBay gift cards and send as a payment. The victim purchased the cards however became suspicious and called eBay. He was advised it was a scam.

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Burglary – 2400 blk. Eccles St. – 4/8 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM – Victim states the rear door of the residence was forced open and $5 in change was missing.

Burglary – 2400 blk. Eccles St. – 4/10 between 6:00 PM and 11:40 PM – Victim states he discovered his residence was burglarized, when he found a bedroom window open. An unknown amount of ammunition, possibly .357 rounds, a Macbook Pro, Ipad, and prescriptions were taken. Total value $2,500.

Allentown (1803)

Theft by Deception – 700 blk. E. Warrington Ave – 4/7 at 5:03 PM – Victim states she cashed her check at this place of business. She was distracted while the cashier was counting out her money. When she got home, she discovered she was short $200. She did speak with the manager the next day.

Knoxville (3001)

Theft from Person – 600 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 4/4 between 6:00 PM and 7:20 PM – Victim states someone took her wallet that she had set on her seat. She said no one had been around her although she did get up a couple times and walked away from her table. Stolen was a bank card, access card, house key, driver’s license and a Rite Aid gift card worth $29.

Burglary – 200 blk. Wilbur St. – 4/5 at 5:30 AM – Victim states he was sleeping in his second floor bedroom and wok to find a BM suspect wearing a gray hoodie walking around. The victim states the suspect took a television when he left. Unk value.

Aggravated Assault – 600 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 4/6 11:45 PM - Victim was taken to the hospital due to being stabbed with a knife following an argument after the purchase of pills. After an investigation by plainclothes detectives, an arrest was made for Donald Fuller of Moore Ave.

Burglary – 100 blk. Bausman St. – 4/9 at 12:37AM – Victim states he lives on the second floor of the residence. He woke up hearing noises on the first floor and went to the top of the stairs and saw two flashlight beams. He yelled downstairs and the suspects fled out the rear door. The first floor is where the victim keeps his tools stored. The suspects gained access to the residence by pushing out a cardboard covering over a broken door window. Taken were 6 Ft. extension ladder, 7 Ft. orange ladder, blue and white Yahama dirt bike, a set of oxygen/settling torches, right angle drill, DeWalt cordless drill and a Milwaukee sawzall. Total value unknown.

Stolen Auto – 200 blk. Bausman St. – 4/9 between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – Victim states he left his car parked in front of his house with it running and doors unlocked. OH plate FPV4301, 2005 orange Nissan Quest van.

Beltzhoover (1809)

Burglary – 400 blk. E. Warrington Ave. – between 4/1 at 2:00 PM and 4/5 at 10:15 AM – Victim states someone broke into the residence and stole 10 boxes of hardwood flooring. Value $500.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Robbery – 400 blk. Walde St. – between 4/8 and 4/10 – Victim states she discovered $300 missing from her purse. Her 12 year old son told her that two juvenile BM’s, pulled a gun on her son and demanded he give them money, or they would light his house on fire or shoot it up. They walked him to his residence where he removed money from his mom’s purse on two different occasions and gave it to them. Both suspects go to the same school as the juvenile victim.

Arlington (1603)

Theft by Deception – 10 blk. Hot Metal St. – 1/1/12 thru 3/31/16 – Complainant states it was discovered an employee stole from the company approximately $46,000 using a company credit card.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Burglary – 1900 blk. Westmont Ave. – between 3/27 at 12:00 PM and 4/5 at 12:30 PM – Reporting person states someone broke into the residence and stole a television and a rifle. Total value $1000. Entry was made from a kitchen window.

Robbery (firearm) – 10 blk. Crailo – 4/4/ at 9:45 PM – The victim had just gotten off of a bus and was walking home when she was approached from behind by a BM suspect pointing a gun at her. He demanded her money to which she gave him $54. He is also described as being between 24-29 years old, with light orange-ish brown hair, and he squinted.

Theft from Vehicle – 2000 blk. Rehman St. – between 4/3 at 9:00 PM and 4/4/ at 9:30 AM – Victim states he parked his car in his driveway and in the morning discovered the driver’s door unlocked and pieces of black plastic on the ground as if something had broken tampering with the door lock. The interior had been rifled through and a pair of Ray ban sunglasses was missing. Value $75.

Theft from Vehicle – 100 blk. Laughlin St. – 4/5 between 1:20 AM and 1:00 PM – Victim noticed items were removed from his console and set on the front passenger seat and the front passenger door wasn’t completely closed. He went and checked his surveillance camera and discovered a WM suspect between 20 and 30 years old with a thin build had opened the front passenger door. The suspect removed items but only took two disposable lighters. Further viewing of the video shows this suspect trying car door handles as he was walking down the street.

Robbery – 200 blk. Spencer Ave – 4/3 at 8:30 PM – Victim reports she was approached from behind by a BM suspect wearing black clothing with a mask covering the lower part of his face. He had put a gun into her back and told the victim to give him her purse. She did and he fled the area. Inside the purse was $60, and two prescriptions. Victim reported the robbery a day afterward.

Theft from Residence – 1900 blk. Westmont Ave. – Victim states he left his room unlocked when he left for work. When he arrived home afterward, he discovered his Playstation 4 and controller was gone. Unk value.

Stolen Auto – 1700 blk. Leolyn St. – 4/8 between 7:38 AM and 7:42 AM – Victim states she started her car to warm it up and went back inside her residence. When she came back outside her car was gone. PA plate GSE2221, black Hyundai Sante Fe.

Theft from Residence – 10 blk. Calhoun St. – between 4/7 and 4/8 at 10:30 AM – Victim/landlord states he came to the property to serve an eviction with a deputy sheriff and the tenants were moved out. Missing was a stove and refrigerator. Value unk.

Robbery (firearm) – 100 blk. E. Agnew St. - 4/7 at 9:51 PM – Victim states he made a cash withdrawl from a nearby cash machine. He then walked to a convenience store, a short distance away. He started to walk home when he approached by a light skinned BM suspect with his face partially covered by a bandana. The suspect demanded his property, to which the victim refused. The suspect put the gun inside his pocket and told the victim to give him his cell phone, to which the victim again refused. The suspect drew his gun and fired one shot at the victim who was approximately 10-12 feet away. The suspect fled on foot on Condordia St and Poplargrove St. Upon arrival of police, a gun was found along with a black magazine containing four rounds, and a blue bandana. The victim was not injured.

Mt. Washington (1903)

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Robbery (business) – 2500 blk. Saw Mill Run Blvd. – 4/7 at 9:02 PM – Victim/cashier stated the suspect came into the store, and purchased a pack of cigarettes. The cashier rang the purchase and the suspect told him, it was a robbery. The suspect grabbed cash out of the register drawer and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a WM between 28 and 38 years old, wearing a red and black hoodie, a black and white coat, blue jeans and gloves.

St. Clair (1606)



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