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Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts


The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: May 29, 2016 thru

June 5, 2016.

Duquesne Heights (1911)

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

Stolen/recovered auto – 80 blk Haberman Ave. – between 5/29 at 8:30 PM and 5/30 at 2:00 AM – While on a parking complaint, officers discovered the car was being reported stolen by the victim. The victim had parked the car infront of his mother’s address to have work done on it. He had left the only key to the car in the center console. The car was found a short distance away, the key was not found.

Stolen auto – 80 blk. Haberman Ave. – 5/31 between 12:00 AM and 8:30 AM – The victim states his car was stolen from the front of his residence. He believes he did lock his car, but wasn’t sure. PA plate HBX0312, 2013 silver Mitsubishi, Lancer.

Theft from person (deceased) – Reporting person states property is missing from his deceased brother’s residence. No sign of forced entry. Reportedly missing is $2500, a driver’s license, social security card, and checkbook.

Theft from vehicle – 40 blk. Laclede St. – 6/3 between 2:30 PM and 9:00 PM – Victim states her medication was stolen out of her car along with $50 from an envelope. She thought she had locked the car.

Theft from vehicle – 600 blk. Natchez St. – between 6/2 at 9:00 PM and 6/3 at 7:30 AM – Victim discovered three make up bags and a pair of sunglasses had been taken from her car. She was unsure of the car was locked. Unk value.

Theft from Vehicle – between 6/3 at 7:00 PM and 6/4 at 3:00 PM – Victim states he had left his truck unlocked. He discovered the suspect had taken his black Swiss Army back pack which contained his Dell laptop and a 22 caliber starter pistol revolver. He stated the revolver is only a started pistol and is unable to fire live rounds. Value $1130.

Theft from person – between 6/4 at 10:30 PM and 6/5 at 2:30 AM – Victim states he met with the known suspect at a location. The next thing he remembers is waking up on Penelope St. near the woods with a bloody face, swollen nose, large cut on his back in addition to scrapes on his arm. He woke up without a shirt, his pants pocket was ripped and his wallet containing $70 was missing. He went to the suspect’s residence and was given his wallet by a different suspect. The wallet was empty.

Aggravated assault/Recklessly endangering another person/criminal mischief – A call for shots fired was given for the inside of a bar. The victim states she was inside the bar when she heard a loud bang and could feel the concussion of a, then the sound of breaking glass. After investigating on scene, it was determined the shot fired came from an apartment above the bar. The witness inside stated the suspect left the apartment and did fire a shot through the floor, but was told it was a firecracker. No injuries to anyone inside the bar. A warrant will be applied for the suspect.

South Shore (1921)

Aggravated assault/simple assault – E. Carson St. and Arlington Ave. – between 5/29 at 12:00 AM and 5/30 at 12:15 AM – Victim states he was at the gas station when for no reason two suspects “jumped” him. Although nothing was taken from him, he did sustain multiple injuries which include a broken jaw, and abrasions and cuts to his head and face. He did seek medical treatment at a local hospital. The suspects are two BMs. The second victim states she was assaulted by three BFs while the other suspects were assaulting the first victim. She sustained a lump to her forehead from being punched.

South Side Flats (1702)

Burglary (business) – 2500 blk. E. Carson St. – 5/30 between 12:30 AM and 2:30 PM – Victim states he had locked up the business the night before and did a security check. When he came in to open up, he discovered the front side door was open. The register had been tampered with and a safe containing $3000 was missing. There are no alarm or security cameras within the business.

(Criminal attempt) theft from vehicle – 2800 blk. Larkins Way – between 6/4 at 6:00 PM and 6/5 at 10:00 AM – Victim states someone gained entry into his vehicle which was parked in front of his house. Although nothing had been stolen, the suspect rummaged through his glove compartment.

Theft from business – 300 blk. S. 9th St. – between 5/27 at 3:30 PM and 5/31 at 8:00 AM – Reporting person states someone gained access to her office and took approximately 535 bus vouchers worth $2.50 each. Total value $1487.50.

Theft from vehicle – S. 13th and E. Carson Sts. – 5/27 between 10:00 PM and 11:59 PM – Victim states he had parked his car and did not lock it. When he returned to his car, he discovered his firearm and $1000 was taken from the car. The firearm is a black and silver Smith & Wesson 40 caliber pistol. The victim states the pistol and money had been locked inside the glove compartment.

Bon Air (1806)

Theft from person/Access device fraud – 200 blk. Poplargrove St. – 5/29 at 5:30 PM – Victim reports someone took her debit card and made unauthorized purchases. It is unclear when the card had been taken.

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Theft from Person – 2300 blk. Patterson St. – 5/30 between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM – Victim states a package had been stolen after being delivered. He did however find the discarded packing box nearby but it was empty. Stolen were 3 coat hooks and 2 ceiling fan pull chains. Value $31.00

Theft from Person – 2800 blk. Cobden St. – 6/1 between 9:30 AM and 9:36 AM – Victim states a neighbor took 6-9 steel fence posts from the rear of her yard. An officer spoke with the suspect and he had believed the parcel of property was his and was cleaning up the area. He said he would return the posts.

Theft from Vehicle – 2500 blk. Josephine St. – between 5/31 at 11:00 PM and 6/1 at 11:30 AM – Victim reports his camera was stolen from the trunk of his car overnight and his glove compartment was rummaged through. No forced entry was observed. He believes he had left his vehicle unlocked. Value $1200.

Burglary/Robbery – 2500 blk. Letticoe St. – 6/3 between 4:45 PM and 4:50 PM – Victim states the suspect, who is also a neighbor, entered her apartment without invitation, and took three coffee mugs from the kitchen. She confronted him and attempted to take the mugs from him which ended in a struggle. The suspect fled. Police went to the suspect’s apartment and took the suspect into custody. There were two witnesses besides the victim. Arrested was 37 y.o. Frank Pagano from Letticoe St.

Theft from Person – 2500 blk. Arlington Ave. – between 6/4 at 9:00 PM and 6/5 at 1:00 AM - Victim states she had a neighborhood family over her house for pizza along with his two children. The children had been playing with the victim’s children’s Samsung tablet throughout their visit. The next day, the victim discovered the tablet and a Bluetooth speaker were missing. Victim attempted to contact the suspect, but keeps getting voicemail and no return call.

Stolen auto – 1000 blk E. Warrington Ave. – 6/3 between 9:45 PM and 9:50 PM – Victim states he was inside his residence when he heard his car start up. When he went to the door, he saw the car being driven away by an unknown suspect. He stated the keys were not in the car but the ignition was “messed up” and could be started without them. He also said his car had not been locked. PA plate PD4507Y, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Theft from person – Arlington Ave at S. 18th St. – between 5/29 and 5/31 – Victim states he got a ride from a friend and had left his medication in her car. When he realized this, he texted her to give him his prescription back. She kept saying should would, but has not done so.

Allentown (1803)

Burglary – 200 blk. Helen Way – 5/31 between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM – Victim states the suspect kicked in the door and took 3 oil paintings. The suspect is a 15 y.o. juvenile.

Theft from person – 700 blk. Warrington Ave. – 6/2 between 1:45 PM and 2:00 PM – Victim states she placed her bookbag in the doorway of the stockroom where she works. She walked to the front of the store and returned to find her bookbag was gone. Inside the bookbag was a cellphone, perfume, gift card, bank card, ID card, keys, and various other minor items. Total value $337.

Aggravated assault/(criminal attempt) Homicide – Officers heard shots fired and responded to the area. A scene was located where empty shell casings were found and blood was found smeared on a car. The car also had been shot. Witnesses provided information to officers. The victim showed up at Mercy hospital with gunshot wounds to the legs and buttock areas.

Homicide – 200 blk. Allen St. – 6/3 between 11:25 AM and 11:30 AM – Victim was discovered deceased. Arrested was 24 y.o. Ali Jawaad from Allen St.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Arlington (1603)

Theft by Deception – 2400 blk. Spring St. – between 3/16 and 6/3 – Victim gave money to the suspect with the intent to purchase a car from him. The suspect took her money and failed to transfer the title into her name. After a couple of months of not receiving the title, nor getting a refund of the money paid, the victim cannot drive the car due to not being to register it in her name. Value $400.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Aggravated Assault – 1900 blk. Westmont St. – 5/30 between 12:45 PM and 12:55 PM – Victim states the suspect pulled up in a gold colored car in the rear alley. When he went outside to see who it was, the suspect got out of the car, said someone owed him money. The victim told the suspect he didn’t have anything to do with it. The suspect had a switchblade and stabbed the victim in the forearm. The suspect fled the scene. The victim’s friend said her brother owes someone $260 and believes this suspect is attempting to get it from anyone he can.

Recklessly endangering another person/Aggravated assault – Westmont at W. Agnew Aves. – 6/1 between 1:20 PM and 1:23 PM – While an officer was in the area, he heard a gunshot nearby. People came running to him and said someone was shooting and may have been shot. The officer checked the area for the described truck with negative results. The victim sates the suspect approached him stating he had robbed him. The victim denied this. The suspect told the victim to get in his truck. At first he complied, then got out and fled. The suspect then shot at him while he was running away.

Theft from business – 2600 blk. Brownsville Rd. – between 5/31 and 6/2 – Reporting person states someone took the trash receptacles from the parking lot that belonged to the business.

Robbery – 2600 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 6/1 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – Victim came to the police station to report an unknown BM suspect snatched her phone out of her hand and fled. Value $500.

Burglary – 100 blk. Poplargrove St. – between 5/28 at 4:30 PM and 5/29 at 12:30 PM – Reporting person states she check son her parents’ house while they are away. She noticed one of the cats was acting strangely and other cats were missing. She noticed things out of place inside the residence and began to search through the house. Entry was discovered to be from a basement window. Missing is a FNAR 308 rifle, a Eliminator ballistic laser scope, approximately 60 rounds of ammunition, and two Dell laptops. Value unknown at this time.

Aggravated assault – 1000 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 5/30 at 5:10 PM – Victim states he had fallen asleep on his porch in a chair when he was woken up from being punched in the head. There were two or three BM suspects on the porch. One had told him to let them inside his residence. When he refused, he was stabbed in the abdomen. The victim was transported to the hospital when he underwent surgery to remove the knife.

Theft from person/Access device fraud – 100 blk. Duffland St. – between 5/30 and 6/1 – The victim believes a known suspect took her debit card and made a $400 withdraw from her account.

Theft from person/Access device fraud – 300 blk. Carrick Ave. – between 6/4 at 10:00 PM and 6/5 at 4:00 PM – Reporting person states medics responded to a medical emergency. He states after that, someone had taken her debit card and used it, making multiple withdrawals totaling $970.

Stolen auto – 50 blk. Clifton St. – between 6/4 at 9:00 PM and 6/5 at 5:35 AM – Victim states his car was missing from the front of his residence. His girlfriend’s set of keys were inside the car. While this report was being made, a hit and run vehicle was located sitting in the middle of the road. This matched the description of the reported stolen car.

Mt. Washington (1903)

Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Olympia St. – between 5/29 at 8:00 PM and 5/30 at 10:30 AM – Victim states suspect gained entry into his parked car and took numerous items. Taken was two Nikon camera lenses, Ronikon fisheye lens, 2 memory cards, Laca hard drive, car tool kit, air pump, iPad touch, LL Bean sleeping bag, LL Bean tent. Total value $2540. Victim thought he had locked the car, but discovered the driver’s door unlocked.

Theft from business – 400 Sulgrave St. – 5/31 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – Reporting person, who runs a construction business states the suspect took two blowers from the site, one a hand held and the other a back pack style blower. Value $675.

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

St. Clair (1606)

Knoxville (3001)

Robbery – Knox and Moore Aves. – 5/30 between 2:45 AM and 2:50 AM – Victim states while he was walking home from work, he was approached by the suspect and asked if he had a smoke. He replied he didn’t. The suspect drew a black pistol from his back. He told the victim to give him the cash. The victim told him it was in his wallet which the suspect had retrieved from the victim’s pocket. The suspect told the victim to empty his pockets. The suspect fled with the wallet, $70, keys, Android note 3, and a debit card.

Aggravated assault – Ibis Way and Mathews Ave. – 5/30 between 3:30 and 3:45 PM – Officer took a report from an uncooperative victim for a gunshot wound to his leg. He stated he was walking along and felt like he was shot and fell to the ground. The witness, who was also uncooperative, drove him to the hospital. There is no suspect information provided and there were no reports of shots fired in the vicinity.

Burglary – 200 blk. Suncrest St. – between 5/27 and 6/1 – Victim states she had been in the hospital and when she arrived home, she discovered her home had been burglarized. Suspects made entry from the front door, which was forced. Stolen is a Century safe, Play station 4, and a 48” LCD television. Total value $1390.

Theft from person – 400 blk. Orchard Pl. – 6/3 between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM – Victim reports a Ryobi weed trimmer had been stolen from his porch. Value $150.

Theft from person/Access device fraud – 200 blk. Bausman St. – between 6/1 and 6/3 – Victim states he allows his mother to control his money and will give her his debit card to hold but she is not to use it. He checked his account and discovered money had been withdrawn without his permission. Total loss $405.

Beltzhoover (1809)

Theft by Deception/Access device fraud – 500 blk. Arlington Ave. – between 5/1 and 6/2 – Victim states she purchase two iPhones through eBay. When time had come to make the payment the seller told the victim to purchase and pay for them using iTunes gift cards worth $1000, take a picture of the serial numbers of the cards and send it to them. The victim later confirmed through eBay this was a fraudulent purchase.


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