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Zone 3 Community Crime Alerts July 6-July 12


The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: July 6, 2016 thru

July 12, 2016.

Duquesne Heights (1911)

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

Theft by deception – 100 blk. Ruth St. – 7/5 between 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM – Victim states she was called by the suspect who stated they were from the IRS and she owed $400 and would be arrested if she failed to pay it. The victim faxed the money information to the suspect.

Theft from vehicle – 200 blk. Bertha St. – between 7/3 and 7/5 – Victim states suspect gained entry into his car and took $5 from the glovebox. He could not recall if he had locked the doors when he had parked it.

South Shore (1921)

Bon Air (1806)

South Side Slopes (1706, 1608)

Burglary/robbery – 1600 blk. Sterling St. – 7/5 at 12:00 AM – Victim states she was in bed when she heard the sound of glass breaking. She went downstairs to find someone had thrown a brick through her kitchen window. A neighbor sat with her for a few minutes, then left. After the neighbor left, the victim heard someone knocking and upon opening the door, two suspects forced their way inside. Suspect #1 pushed the victim onto the floor and stood over her while the second suspect went to an upstairs bedroom and took a container which was being used as a jewelry box. The two suspects fled the residence. Suspect #1 is described as a WM, 5’7” to 5’10”, 130-140 lbs., with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. The male was wearing a dark blue half mask, gray hoodie, dark blue pants and green sneakers. Suspect #2 is a WM 5’7” to 5’10”, 130-140 lbs., wearing dark pants and coat with a full mask. She recognized these two suspects and knows their first names and the live in the area. Inside the container was $270, and 126 pieces of jewelry, 85 being rings. Victim states she can recognize each piece of jewelry, total value $17,000.

Theft from person – 2800 blk. Mary St. – 7/7 between 9:00 AM and 9:02 AM – Victim states she was involved in a dispute with two people. When she walked down the street to look for police, a female from the building had placed her luggage outside on the sidewalk. When the victim came back, she found her luggage outside and her wallet along with her ID and $100 missing. The female did give permission for the victim to look inside her house. She had told the victim she did not know her and put her bags outside because she didn’t want to be involved in their problems.

Burglary (same victim, two days later from first incident)– 1600 blk. Sterling St. – 7/7 between 9:20 Am and 9:30 AM – Victim states she had gone to the store and when she returned, she discovered her basement window was broken and two wireless tablets missing. Value $479.

Stolen auto – 2400 blk. Cobden St. – 7/9 between 2:15 AM and 2:40 AM – Victim states his car was stolen. He was in possession of both sets of keys and is sure his car had been locked when he parked it.

Theft from vehicle – 1000 blk. St. Martin St. – between 7/2 and 7/5 – Victim states suspect took the registration plate off of his vehicle. PA plate JWJ8678.

Robbery/criminal conspiracy – 2000 blk. S. 18th St. – 7/7 between 7:00 PM and 7:05 PM – Victim states she was waiting for a friend while she was standing outside of her car. The suspects stopped their car in the middle of the street and a known suspect got out, approached her making threats stating she was going to kill her. The suspect grabbed her cellphone out of the victim’s hands and took a laptop computer out of the rear seat through an open window. The suspect got back in her car and fled the scene. Value $2000.

Burglary – 1500 blk. Monastery St. – 7/6 between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM – Victim states she arrived home and found she was locked out. She went to a rear window which she keeps cracked open. She saw the window was open all the way, but didn’t think anything of it at the time and climbed inside. Later, the next day she discovered 3 rings of value had been taken. The costume jewelry had not been taken. Value $700.

South Side Flats (1609, 1702)

Theft form vehicle/simple assault – 2700 blk. Larkins Way – 7/5 between 1:26 PM and 1:40 PM – Victim states he saw the suspect inside his parked car sitting in the driver’s seat with the center console open and holding money. The victim grabbed the suspect from his car and held onto him until police arrived. The suspect begged him not to call police and kept swinging at the victim. The victim restrained him until police arrived. He was transported for incarceration to the Allegheny County Jail. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant. Arrested was 30 y.o., WM, Andrew Klodowski from 2300 blk. of Minooka St.

Theft from person – 2100 blk. Sarah St. – between 6/26 and 6/27 (reported 7/7) – Victim reports the suspect took over $2000 worth of monetary gifts and cards from her wedding reception. The cards had been in a card box at the reception. It was reported from the staff that card envelopes were found in the trash can from one of the overnight wedding guests.

Endangering the welfare of children/aggravated assault/escape/ public drunkenness/disorderly conduct/possession small amount of marijuana/resisting arrest - 3200 blk. E. Carson St. – 7/9 between 11:09 PM and 11:25 PM – Persons report a female was passed out inside the convenience store. Upon officer’s arrival, they saw a female passed out with a small child on her lap. Numerous attempts were made to wake her until she responded to a sternum rub, which she almost knocked the child off her lap. She appeared to have red glassy eyes and staring off into space. Officers recovered a small amount of marijuana from the suspect’s purse and upon seeing this, the female grabbed her child and run toward the door. She was stopped by officers, the child was retrieved and she was taken into custody. She fought with officers, slipping out of her handcuffs and kicking to get out of the police car. She assaulted the officers. After regaining control of the suspect, she was transported to the hospital for medical clearance prior to incarceration. The 2 y.o. child was also taken to a hospital to child for neglect of care. CYF did take custody of the child. Arrested was Anna Lee Watson, 35 y.o. WF of 5400 blk. Young Ridge Dr.

Theft from person – 2700 blk. Jane St. – 7/9 between 9:00 AM and 9:15 AM – Victim states she had entered the church to find the suspects sitting inside the church. She went into the kitchen getting communion ready when the female suspect came in the kitchen and talked to her for a bit. The female left and a short time after, the victim realized her purse was gone. Victim reports seeing the amle suspect before but doesn’t know his name. No one else was inside the church when the purse went missing. Stolen was the purse which contained a RFID wallet, LG Trac phone, 2 debit cards, and 2 credit cards.

Theft from person – 400 blk. S. 27th St. – 7/5 between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM – The intoxicated victim states while she was having dinner with her 43 y.o. daughter at a restaurant she had gone to the bathroom and when she returned, she discovered her debit card and $80 missing from her purse.

Theft from person / access device fraud – 1700 blk. E. Carson St. - between 7/2 and 7/4 –Victim states he had lost his wallet which contained a credit card. Since losing it, he discovered 5 unauthorized charges on the credit card. Total charged on the credit card was $366.46.

Robbery – 1800 blk. Wharton St. – 7/6 between 12:31 AM 12:33 AM – Victim states he had just stepped outside and was approached the suspect wearing a gray hoodie pulled tightly around his face and asked the victim “what do you have on you?” The victim didn’t know what he meant then the suspect said “Money, What do you have on you?” The suspect showed the victim a silver pistol magazine which appeared to have ammunition inside with the suspect telling the victim he didn’t want to shoot him but he would. The victim gave him $20 and the suspect fled on foot.

Theft from person – 1300 blk. E. Carson St. – 7/8 between 1:00 AM and 1:10 AM – The victim had set his Iphone on a table in the pizzeria and while he was distracted the suspect took the phone. Unk value.

Theft from person – 50 blk. S. 12th St. – 7/8 between 11:20 AM and 11:30 AM – Victim states he had dropped his cell phone in the restroom and left not realizing he had dropped it at the time. When he realized he had dropped the phone, he went back to the restroom and could not find it. Value $1100.

Theft from vehicle/criminal mischief – S. 12th and Muriel Sts. – between 7/7 at 8:00 PM and 7/8 at 10:20 AM – Victim states discovered her car window had been broken and the suspect gained entry into the car and took a makeup bag containing cosmetics, worth $150 and $5 in change.

Robbery – 1800 blk. Larkins Way – 7/9 between 1:50 AM and 2:10 AM – Victim states he was walking when he was approached by 3 suspects between the ages of 15-25. He was hit multiple times by these suspects and when he fell to the ground, they took his wallet containing $80, phone and shoes. The suspects fled the scene. Total value $830.

Theft from vehicle – 40 blk. S. 16th St. – between 7/5 at 10:00 PM and 7/6 at 6:00 AM – Victim states suspect gained entry into her car and took a GPS from the center console. Value $250.

Allentown (1803)

Mount Oliver (1607)

Arlington (1603)

Arlington Heights (1604)

Criminal attempt burglary – 3100 blk. Cordell Pl. – 7/6 between 6:40 PM and 7:00 PM – Victim stated she had left her apartment and returned a short time later to find that someone had attempted to force her door open. Officers observed the bottom portion of the door to be bent inward and pry marks along the door frame. A witness states they heard banging noises.

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Robbery/aggravated assault – 7/9 between 12:00 AM and 12:10 AM – Victims states they were walking when they were approached from behind by the suspect who produced a gun and told them to keep walking normally and no one would get hurt. After a short distance, the suspect asked what they had on them and went through their pockets. While the actor was looking down, one victim punched the suspect in the nose. The suspect dropped the victim’s cell phone and shot once with his BB gun, striking the victim in the neck/shoulder area. The suspect continued to run while firing another 2 shots from his BB gun, not striking anyone.

Burglary – 2300 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 7/10 between 12:29 AM and 12:00 PM – Victim states his brother/suspect had been inside his home and he asked him to leave after about an hour of him being there, due to the victim having to leave his residence. When he returned home, he discovered his window air conditioner had been pushed inside and his front door was unlocked. While checking his residence, he found a pack of cigarettes and a crack pipe who he believes belong to his brother/suspect. The wooden doors to his bedroom closet had been removed and a safe containing $120 was also gone.

Trespass/theft – 300 blk. Meredith St. – between 7/3 and 7/6 – The victim had been out of town and when she returned, she discovered approximately 20 bricks were removed from her fenced in back yard. The fence would have had to been climbed to gain access. A neighbor informed her people located next door may have taken the bricks for their fire pit. She also found cigarette butts in her pond. $20 value.

Aggravated assault – 1200 blk. Transverse Ave. – 7/8 between 6:45 PM and 7:05 PM – Officers responded to a male who had been stabbed. Upon their arrival, the victim was very uncooperative and highly intoxicated. A bystander was attempting first aid to the victim who had a laceration on his abdomen with evisceration. The victim would not cooperate with police for any information. A blood trail was discovered on Lacona St where contact was made with possible suspects. Case is pending investigation. The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Theft from vehicle – 200 blk. Birmingham Ave. – between 7/8 at 10:30 PM and 7/9 at 8:00 AM – Victim states she had left her car parked and unlocked in her driveway and found approximately $5 in change missing from the center console.

Theft from person – 200 blk. Spencer Ave. – 7/5 between 9:00 AM and8:00 PM – Victim reports a known suspect pawned her digital camera, with her permission, however he had also pawned her son’s video game player and games. The victim made contact with the suspect and felt confident she would receive the items back. Value $630.

Burglary – 300 blk. Antenor Ave. – between 7/4 and 7/6 – Victim states she had been away and upon returning, found her television was gone. Also missing was a spare key kept under a flower pot on her front porch. Unk value.

Knoxville (3001)

Theft from person – 300 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 7/7 between 3:00 PM and 3:15 PM – Victim sates she was disputing a phone bill at the store and left the store leaving her wallet accidentally. When she went back inside she accused the employee of taking $50 from the wallet. The employee stated there were multiple cameras throughout the store which shows he did not touch her wallet.

Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Orchard Pl. – between 4:30 AM and 4:40 AM - Victim reports suspect entered into her unlocked car and took a house key and vehicle registration card.

Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Orchard Pl. – 7/10 between 4:30 AM and 4:40 AM – Victim reports suspect entered her unlocked parked car and took $1.

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Theft from person – 400 blk. Sunnyland Ave. – 7/9 between 4:00 AM and 10:00 AM – Victim states he allowed two friends/suspects to stay overnight at his residence. When he woke up, he found his shorts had been moved and found items missing. Stolen was 3 gift cards valued at $110.

St. Clair (1606)


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