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The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: April 18, 2016 thru April 24, 2016.

Duquesne Heights (1911)

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

Burglary – 400 blk. Griffin St. – 4/21 between 12:00 AM and 7:15 AM – The victim states she awoke to find her front door open and her pitbull dog gone. She sates she did leave her front door unlocked.

Theft from Person – 500 blk. Grandview Ave. – between 4/22 at 7:00 PM and 4/23 at 1:30 AM – Victim states he passed out with two known people inside his residence. When he came to, he discovered his laptop and speakers were missing. Total value $2175.

South Shore (1921)

Southside Flats (1609, 1702)

Theft from Vehicle/Criminal Mischief – S. 18th & Carey Way – 4/17 at 2:10 PM – Witness states he heard a loud noise and upon investigating what it was, saw a BM suspect reaching through a shattered window of a car and retrieving a black book bag. The suspect fled on a bicycle. The owner was located. In the book bag was a Cannon digital camera, Olympus black and white film camera, three books. Total value $600.

Robbery – 1000 blk. E. Carson St. – 4/18 at 5:50 PM – Suspect told the store clerk to open the cash drawer. He demanded money and cigarettes and made the threat he was going to shoot. Although the suspect indicated he had a gun, none was seen, as his hand remained in his pocket. Unknown total value of the money and cigarettes taken. The actor is described as a white male, between 26 and 32 years old, 5’10”, 220’ and clean shaven. He was wearing a black and gold shirt, a black coat possibly inside out, and a black bandana.

Theft - 20 blk. S. 10th St. – 4/15 between 5:30 PM and 11:59 PM – Victim states she had booked a room at the hotel. She left her purse in her room which contained $180 and PA lottery scratch off tickets. When she returned to her room she discovered the items missing from her purse.

Theft from Vehicle – 100 blk. S. 18th St. – 4/19 between 5:03 PM and 5:08 PM – Victim states he parked in the convenience store lot leaving the truck window partly down while he went into the store. He drove home and discovered his computer bag was missing. In the bag was a HP Pavillion laptop, hand tools, and estimates and drawings he had for work. Total value $440.

Theft from Vehicle – S. 13th & E. Carson Sts. – between 4/21 at 4:00 PM and 4/22 at 2:00 PM – Victim states when he went to his work van, he discovered his black leather brief case had been stolen of the front passenger seat. Inside it were numerous business checks in an unknown total amount, an insurance binder, a mileage log, 2016 invoices, and fuel receipts. The front passenger door lock had been damaged and access was made from there.

Theft from Vehicle/Criminal Mischief – 100 blk. S. 14th St. – between 4/22 at 7:00 PM and 4/23 at 10:45 AM – Victim states she discovered her car had been broken into. The right front window was broken and $2 was stolen from the center console.

Theft from Person – 1400 blk. E, Carson St. – 4/23 between 12:15 AM and 12:46 AM – Victim states someone took a keyfob for her car and a set of house keys from her purse.

Bon Air (1806)

Theft from Vehicle (firearm) – 200 blk. Conniston Ave. – between 4/21 at 10:00 PM and 4/22 at 10:00 AM – Victim states he had parked his truck in his driveway. When he went to his truck this morning, he discovered his firearm a 40 caliber Kahr pistol, $140 in currency, an Allegheny County concealed carry permit, a wallet containing various bank cards and ID was also taken. No damage was observed to the truck, which the victim believes he may have forgotten to lock it.

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Theft from Vehicle – 1600 blk. Arlington Ave. – 4/22 between 1:47 PM and 2:01 PM – Victim reports her dog was stolen from her car while it was parked in the lot. An officer watched the video at the business and did not observe anyone approach the victim’s car nor did he see the dog jump from the car. Other than the victim, no one was near her car.

Allentown (1803)

Knoxville (3001)

Theft by Deception/Bad checks (Scam) – 200 blk. Bausman St. – between 4/18 at 8:00 AM and 4/22 at 5:00 PM – Victim states she was looking for a job on Craig’s List. She was contacted by a male who said he wanted to hire her as a “cleaning lady” because he and his wife were moving from England to Pittsburgh. He told her to send a money order to another person located in Bronx, NY. The money order was in the amount of $1581. The male said it was to obtain an apartment for her. A couple days later, the victim wired another money order totaling $311.50. The victim received a check totaling $1979.96. When she attempted to cash it, the bank informed her it was a fraudulent check.

Robbery (strongarm)– E. Amanda Ave and Rochelle St. – 4/18 at 11:30 PM – Victim states as he was walking, he was struck from behind. When he fell to the ground, he was kicked multiple times. While that was occurring, the actor(s) took his government issued Samsung cell phone. Unk. Value. The victim was transported to the hospital for evaluation of his injuries.

Robbery (strongarm) – Moore Ave at Brownsville Rd. – 4/21 at 5:30 PM – Victim states he was punched in the head by a known female suspect. She took his wallet from his rear pants pocket and his cell phone from his front pants pocket. He states he had $5000 in his wallet from his income tax check.

Beltzhoover (1809)

Theft from Vehicle – Bausman & Bernd Sts. – 4/24 between 6:00 PM and 6:05 PM – Victim states he left his keys in his car although he was close by. He heard noisy children near his car and discovered his keys were missing from the car. Nothing further was taken.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Burglary – 400 blk. St. Joseph St. – 4/20 between 2:45 PM and 4:08 PM – Victim states when he returned to his house, he discovered items thrown around his residence and saw that 26 Oxycodone were missing from his dresser drawer.

Arlington (1603)

Burglary – 2200 blk. Arlington Ave. – between 4/14 at 11:00 PM and 4/17 at 10:00 PM – Reporting person states someone made entry into a residence which had just been vacated by eviction. It is unknown if there was property stolen, due to not being able to reach the former tenants.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Robbery – 2100 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 4/21 at 6:25 PM – The fifteen year old victim states the known suspect took her cellphone from her back pocket and would not return it. He is known to attend Carrick High school. Total value $200.

Theft from Vehicle – 1600 blk. Dellrose St. – between 4/21 at 4:30 PM and 4/22 at 3:05 AM – Victim states he discovered his truck had been broken into and items were taken from the center console. Taken were a Samsung Galaxy note cellphone and a LG Table, total value $300.

Robbery/Aggravated Assault – 100 blk. Linnview Ave. – 4/21 at 3:50 PM – Victim states she was “jumped” by two known juvenile suspects. She stated she was truck at least 20 times by both suspects causing her to black out. A positive ID was made at the scene by the victim and an independent witness corroborated the victim’s statements. Two juvenile females were arrested and transported to Shuman. Taken from the victim was a cell phone.

Theft from Person – 2600 blk. Brownsville Rd. - 4/21 at 9:12 AM - The victim states she set her phone down on the front counter and she left it for a few minutes. When she returned her phone was gone. Value $600.

Theft from Person – 400 blk. Olivet Ave. - 4/2 between 11:00 AM and 9:30 PM – Victim states she is missing she believes at least 70 pieces of jewelry; rings, necklaces, bracelets, and watches; unknown total value.

Mt. Washington (1903)

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Theft from Business – 2400 St. Norbert Dr. – 4/21 between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – Reporting person stated the facility received prescription medications and it was discovered that one prescription (Oxycodone) could not be accounted for although it was documented that it had been delivered. A check of the immediate area produced the packaging of the prescription however the pill bottle was empty. There is a security camera in the room and it will be reviewed.

St. Clair (1606)


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