Crime Alerts

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Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - Sexual Assault

On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at approximately 1:12 AM, the University of Pittsburgh Police Department and The City of Pittsburgh Police responded to Meyran Avenue at Fresco Way for a report of a female that was sexually assaulted. The assault took place on 2/6/16 at approximately 1:00 AM at a business located at 226 Meyran Avenue. The female stated that she was assaulted by an unknown African American male.

Description of the suspect follows:

 Suspect #1:  African American male, late 20's to early 30's in age, approximately 5'9'' to 5'10'', heavy set, wearing dark sweatshirt with "Columbia" in white writing and blue tossle cap with Rams football team logo on the front

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #16-00448, or The City of Pittsburgh Police at 911, and reference CCR# 22225.

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.
  • Trust your gut, if you are uncomfortable, leave.
  • 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 February 6, 2016

CRIME ALERT - Indecent Assault

On Sunday, January 31, 2016 at approximately 2:24 AM, the University of Pittsburgh Police Department took a report of a female that was indecently assaulted. The assault took place on 1/30/16 at approximately 12:45 AM in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue near the intersection of Sennott Street and Oakland Avenue. The female stated that she was touched inappropriately in her private area against her will by three (3) unknown African American males, while walking on Oakland Avenue.

 Description of the suspects follows:

 Suspect #1:  African American male, approximately 6’0’’

 Suspect #2: African American male, approximately 5’9’’

 Suspect #3: African American male, approximately 5’9’’

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #16-00374.


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.
  • Trust your gut, if you are uncomfortable, leave.
  • 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: January 31, 2016

CRIME ALERT - Assault

On January 31, 2016 at approximately 1:51 AM, University of Pittsburgh Police took an assault report at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The victim stated that he was assaulted at approximately 1:00 AM in the 3400 block of Saint James Place by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and the victim sustained injuries.

 Description of the suspect follows:

•        Suspect - White male, approximately 6'0", slender build, dark brown hair, brown eyes, wearing a navy blue blazer with a white shirt, and khaki pants

  Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report # 16-00372).

 Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Avoid using devices that impair your hearing or sight while walking.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

Posted: January 31, 2016

CRIME ALERT - Indecent Assault

 University of Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to an Indecent Assault that took place at approximately 7:00 p.m. on January 31, 2016 in the 3400 block of Fifth Avenue.

The victim reported that a tall male of unknown race approached her from behind and grabbed her inappropriately. The actor then fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Description of suspect is as follows:

•    Suspect #1 – Tall male of unknown race.

 Anyone having information regarding this incident should contact the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #16-00382.

 

 Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Avoid using devices that impair your hearing or sight while walking.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles. 
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

Posted: January 31, 2016

CRIME ALERT - Indecent Exposure

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers are actively investigating an Indecent Exposure that took place at approximately 7:15 p.m. on January 27, 2016 inside the laundromat in the 400 block of Semple Street.

 Victim stated that a male exposed himself to her.

 Description of suspect is as follows:

 •    Suspect #1 – The male appeared to be of Middle Eastern     descent. He is approximately 5’10” and was last seen wearing a grey winter “beanie” style hat, a dark colored zip up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with a woven canvas green and khaki colored belt, and dark colored tennis shoes.

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Anyone able to identify the actor pictured above or who has other information regarding this incident should contact the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 and reference report #16-00318.

 Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Avoid using devices that impair your hearing or sight while walking.
  • Do not approach suspicious persons or vehicles.  
  • Use the University Shuttle Service when possible (SAFERIDER 412-648-2255).

Posted:  January 27, 2016

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