Crime Alerts

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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - Indecent Exposure

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 9:40 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Bates Street, for the report of a male exposing himself.  The complainants stated that a male was standing in between 355 and 357 Oakland Avenue, masturbating as they walked by on the sidewalk.  The complainants left the area and called police.  The responding officers checked the surrounding areas, but could not locate the actor.

The description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect #1: White male, between 40-60 years of age, short, obese and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone having information about this incident is asked to call the University of Pittsburgh Police Department at (412) 624-2121 (reference report #16-04447).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Always keep your cell phone charged and on you, you may need it.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

 

Posted: December 7, 2016

CRIME ALERT - BURGLARY

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred sometime between 8:30am and 12pm on December 2, 2016 in the 3700 block of Parkview Avenue. The victim stated that while he was not at home, someone broke the rear window and made entry into his house. No injuries were reported and multiple items were reported missing.

Description of the suspect(s) is as follows:

Suspect(s): Unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #16-225320) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-04357)

Crime Tips:    

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  

Posted:  December 2, 2016

CRIME ALERT - BURGLARIES

 

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with two burglaries. The first burglary occurred on Thursday December 1, 2016 in the 3400 block of Ward Street at approximately 11:00 pm. The second burglary occurred in the 300 block of Meyran Avenue between Thursday December 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm and Friday December 2, 2016 at 12:00 am. During the first burglary, the residents were not home and multiple items were taken. During the second burglary, when the residents returned home, they noticed multiple items missing as well as a vehicle belonging to one of the residents. In both burglaries, there was no forced entry reported.

 Description of the suspect follows:

 Suspect #1- Unknown

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR# 16-225057 or #16-225104) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (reference report #16-04347 or #16-04349).

 Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  

 

Posted:  December 2, 2016

 

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Crime Alert - Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred sometime between 10:30pm on November 18, 2016 and 1:00am on November 19, 2016 in the 3400 block of Parkview Avenue. One resident was home at the time of the burglary but did not hear anyone in the residence at the time. The suspect(s) entered through an unsecucred front door. No injuries were reported and multiple items were reported missing.

Description of the suspect(s) is as follows:

 Suspect(s): Unknown

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #217586) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #16-04193)

 

Crime Tips:    

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Lock your doors and windows.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  

 

Posted:  November 19, 2016

 www.police.pitt.edu

CRIME ALERT - Burglaries

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with two burglaries. The first burglary occurred on Thursday, November 10, 2016 in the 3400 block of Ward Street at approximately 11:30pm and the second burglary occurred on Friday, November 11, 2016 in the 3200 block of Ward Street between 12:30am and 1:00am. During the first burglary, the resident encountered the actor and he left their property and fled the scene. In the second burglary, multiple items were taken from the residence as well as a vehicle belonging to one of the residents. No description of the actor was available. In both incidents, the actor entered the residences through unlocked doors. No injuries were reported.

Description of the suspect in the first burglary is as follows: 

Suspect: Black male, 6’0”, 20-25 years of age, slender build with short, curly, dread-like hair that stood up in a high-top position.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR #212309 or CCR #212368) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Reference report #16-04062 or 16-04064).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts.
  • Be aware of who you invite into your home.
  • Keep doors and windows secured.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.

Posted: November 11, 2016

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