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Zone 3 community crime alerts for June 26-July 2


The following are the Part I crimes for the week of: June 26-July 2.

Duquesne Heights (1911)

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

Theft – 1000 blk. Saw Mill Run Blvd. – between 6/29/17 at 6:30 AM and 6/30/17 at 5:12 PM – Victim reported his black 2001 Mustang model utility trailer (5'x10') was stolen with PA plate XR96999.

Theft – 300 blk. Kambach St. – between 12/1/16 at midnight and 6/14/17 at midnight – Victim reported she had her belongings stolen by a moving company. The amount of loss is unknown.

Theft from vehicle – Secane Ave & Armour Way – 6/27/17 at 12:55 PM – Victim reported her neighbor saw a black male (6', 175 pounds, short black hair, wearing a white tee shirt, and dark blue shorts) inside of her car. The victim had her charging cord and medical paperwork stolen from the glove compartment. Amount of loss is $16.

Robbery – 200 blk. Shiloh St. – 6/29/17 at 2:55 PM – Officers responded to a robbery of a local business. A white male (40-45 years old, brown hair, brown mustache, wearing a navy blue shirt with US flag on it, khaki shorts, white socks, & white high-top shoes) entered and demanded all the money. The suspect told the employee he had a gun. The amount of loss is unknown.

Aggravated assault – 700 blk. Hargrove St. – 6/29/17 at 3:12 AM – Officers responded to a 911 call for a disorderly male. The call was updated stating the suspect had just punched out the glass window at the business location. Upon arrival, an officer saw the black male suspect enter a blue/green vehicle (Toyota Camry with NY plate FZL6594). The suspect then fled striking the police vehicle with his vehicle. The suspect then fled at a high rate of speed and crashed his vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The suspect then fell to the ground but refused to place his hands behind his back. Officers had to use a Taser in order to handcuff the suspect (Stephen Curges). Curges was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries from the crash. During the investigation, officers discovered the Camry was reported stolen.

South Shore (1921) - No reports

Bon Air (1806)

Theft – 800 blk. Saw Mill Run Blvd. – 6/23/17 at noon – Victim reported someone stole her Cricket Samsung Galaxy phone. Amount of loss is $75.

South Side Slopes (1706 & 1608)

Theft from vehicle – 3100 blk. Josephine St. – between 6/27/17 at 8 PM and 6/28/17 at 9:25 AM – Victim discovered her front passenger door was ajar. Victim then observed items stolen from her vehicle as well. The items were a Lenovo laptop, Apple iPhone 5, keys, & a fake leather tote bag. Amount of loss is unknown.

Theft from vehicle – 2800 blk. Edwards Way – between 1:30 AM and 9:29 AM on 7/1/17 – Victim reported his passenger side window had been smashed out and his bulletproof vest was stolen from his vehicle. Amount of loss is $500.

Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Pius St. – between 6/25/17 at 4:30 PM and 6/26/17 at 8:15 AM – Victim reported her vehicle was damaged when someone stole her after-market stereo system. Other items stolen from the vehicle were emergency roadside kit, lip gloss, & iPhone plug-in charging cable. Amount of loss is over $300.

Theft from vehicle – 1100 blk. St. Martin St. – 6/28/17 at 8:30 PM – A contractor was performing work on location when someone stole his keys from the ignition. Amount of loss is unknown.

South Side Flats (1609 & 1702)

Theft from vehicle – 2400 blk. Wrights Way – between 6/22/17 at 6:30 PM to 6/25/17 at 2 PM – Victim found their license plate (PA plate EXN1796) was taken from their vehicle. Amount of loss is unknown.

Theft – 2500 blk. E. Carson St. – 6/28/17 at 6:30 PM – Two juveniles had their iPhone 6s plus phones stolen from a local business. Amount of loss is $650 each.

Robbery – E. Carson St. & S. 22nd St. – 7/2/17 at 2:30 AM – Victim reported a tall white male walked up to him asking the victim to give him money. The victim stated to the male he did not have any. The male kept asking the victim for money and the victim asked him how much he needed. The male (suspect) told him 1,000 dollars. Victim told him he did not have that much. The suspect then punched him taking his cell phone he was holding. The phone was a black Samsung. Officers located a suspect fitting the victim's description. The victim positively identified the suspect (Trevor Neish) as the one who robbed him. Neish was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Theft – 1000 blk. E. Carson St. – between 6/25/17 at 3 PM and 6/26/17 at 1 PM – An employee for a local business counted the cash register from the night before and found it was short on money. Another employee observed by surveillance stealing the money from the register. Omari Olatunjii was arrested for the theft.

Theft of property lost or mislaid – 1000 blk. E. Carson St. – Victim explained he left his debit card on the counter and it was stolen. Amount of loss is $551.99

Theft of property lost or mislaid – 100 blk. S. 18th St. – Victim reported his magnetic wallet clip fell out of his pocket while at a local business. The items missing are a state ID, credit cards, bank cards, rewards card, cash, & leather wallet clip. Amount of loss is over $60.

Aggravated assault – 1600 blk. E. Carson St. – 7/2/17 at 2:45 AM – Officers working South Side saturation smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana. A black male was seen walking away quickly and dropped a rolled "joint" of marijuana. The officer checked the male for warrants and found the male was wanted. When the officer was applying the handcuffs the suspect (Jemere Pearson) elbowed the officer and ran away. The officers gave chase and Pearson was tripped by a female. While officers were taking Pearson into custody he yelled at 3 females he was with to kill the person who tripped him. Pearson was taken to the county jail.

Allentown (1803)

Theft from vehicle – 1100 blk. Arlington Ave. – between 6/16/17 at 3 PM and 6/27/17 at 12:30 PM – Victim reported someone opened his soft-top and cut the speaker wires and stole his Pioneer stereo, amp, and speaker box. Amount of loss is $2,200.

Theft – 800 blk. E. Warrington Ave. – between 6/16/17 at midnight and 6/26/17 at 3 PM – Victim reported a known person was cashing his checks without permission. Furthermore, the victim discovered items were stolen from his home. The items were emerald cluster gold ring, bronze elephant, porcelain elephant, and a carved wooden elephant. Amount of loss is about $4,142.

Mount Oliver (1607)

Arlington (1603)

Burglary – 100 blk. Marne Way – between 6/25/17 at 4 PM and 6/28/17 at 9 AM – Victim explained when she came home water came rushing out of her door. Someone had entered her home through a window and ransacked her home. The water from the sink was on and had overflowed onto the floor. The suspect also killed the victim's rabbit and injured the cat.

Arlington Heights (1604)

Aggravated assault – 3100 blk. Cordell Pl. – 6/30/17 at 8:30 AM – Officers responded to a local hospital for an assault report. The victim explained to officers she was going to see a relative when she saw girls involved in a fight. One of the girls involved was her relative. She stated she was attacked by 2 known people. The victim was then attacked by two more females. The victim suffered a broken jaw & needed stitches at a local hospital.

Beltzhoover (1809) - No report.

Carrick (2901, 2902, 2904)

Theft from vehicle – 1900 blk. Walton Ave. – between 6/27/17 at 2 PM and 6/29/17 at 6:16 PM – Victim reported someone had pried his trunk open in an attempt to steal items from his vehicle. However, the victim stated nothing appeared to have been taken.

Burglary – 1100 blk. Brownsville Rd. – 6/29/17 at 4:45 AM – Owner of a business responded to an alarm and found the back door to the basement open. The door had been pried open. The suspect(s) stole 12 various cases of beer. Amount of loss is unknown.

Burglary – 1900 blk. Westmont Ave. – between 6/11/17 at 8 AM and 7/2/17 at 11:40 AM – Victim called to report items were stolen from the home. The items were a 42" Vizio TV, 55" LG TV, Xbox 360 gaming console, & Xbox games. Amount of loss is $1,910. There was no apparent signs of forced entry.

Overbrook (3204, 3207)

Theft – 2100 blk. Saw Mill Run Blvd. – between 6/18/17 at noon and 7/2/17 at 11:59 AM – Victim called to report someone had stolen items from his storage unit. The items were LG portable AC unit, small fan, & small iron. Amount of loss is unknown.

St. Clair (1606)

Theft from vehicle – 800 blk. Schuler St. – 6/27/17 at 8:45 PM – Victim saw a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt break into his car. The male was with 2 other black males and 2 females. A black/red backpack was dropped by a female which contained a sawed-off shotgun. The victim had items stolen from his vehicle. The items were his state ID, union card, social security information, credit card, & parking pass. Amount of loss is unknown.

Theft – 600 blk. Becks Run Rd. – 7/1/17 at 5 PM – Victim reported a known person stole her medication from her home. Amount of loss is unknown.

Knoxville (3001)

Theft from vehicle – 100 blk. Grimes Ave. – between 6/24/17 at 2 PM and 6/26/17 at 8 AM – Victim reported her work laptop (Dell) computer, black purse, children's paperwork, and social security information were stolen from the vehicle. Amount of loss is over $5.

Theft – 100 blk. E. Amanda Ave. – between 6/25/17 at 2:30 PM and 6/26/17 at 12:30 AM – Victim reported a known person stole his PlayStation Vita along with his Call of Duty game. Amount of loss is $175.

Burglary – 700 blk. Brownsville Rd. – between 6/24/17 at 4 PM and 6/27/17 at 9:47 AM – Owner reported finding a ladder up against the building and forced entry to a door on the roof. Items were moved but nothing appears to be missing at this time.

Burglary – 100 blk. Rochelle St. – between 2 PM and 9:40 PM on 6/30/17 – Victims reported arriving home and finding their black diamond ring and PlayStation Slim stolen. There was no sign of forced entry. Amount of loss is $795.

Burglary – 100 blk. Zara St. – between 6:50 AM and 5 PM on 6/16/17 – Victim reported 32" black TV & Xbox gaming console were stolen from her home. There was no sign of forced entry.


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