Crime Alerts & Notifications

Crime Alerts

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on November 14, 2014 at approximately 2309 hours. The victim stated to police, he believed he was near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Semple Street when he heard a male call for help. When the victim approached the male, the male demanded the victim’s cell phone and wallet. The victim then produced a small pen knife to defend himself. A struggle ensued between the victim and male and the victim was then stabbed in the abdomen.

Descriptions of the suspect are as follows:

  • Suspect #1 - African-American male with facial hair wearing a black jacket

No other specific descriptions of the suspect

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-226899) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-03392).

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted November 14, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Assault

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an assault that occurred on November 10, 2014 at approximately 2151 hours at the intersection of McKee Place near Bates Street.  The victim stated that three (3) African-American males approached him in front of Merante’s Grocery and he was punched in the face without any warning.  The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.  No weapon was seen and minor injuries were reported.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

  • Suspect #1 - African-American male, approximately 5’10”
  • Suspect #2 - African-American male, approximately 5’10”
  • Suspect #3 – African-American male, approximately 5’10”
  • No other specific descriptions of the suspects

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-224086) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-03352).

 

Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • When traveling at night, walk with friends.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted November 11, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred at 371 Semple Street.  This attempted burglary occurred on November 2, 2014 at approximately 1:09am.  The complainants stated that an unknown male made entrance into their house and when confronted immediately exited out the back door towards Meyran Avenue.  No injuries were reported.

Descriptions of the suspect is as follows:

  • White male, large build, approximately 6’5” weighing 250 pounds, short light blonde hair, wearing a brown Viking costume with fur around his legs and arms.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-218122) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-03233)


Crime Tips:

  • Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
  • Secure all doors and windows.
  • Use locking devices to secure electronics.

Posted November 2, 2014

CRIME ALERT - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a robbery that occurred on Euler Way near Arby’s Restaurant. This robbery occurred on October 25, 2014 at approximately 11:35pm. The victim, a non-student, stated that he was followed by two black males as he left the Quality Inn. One of the actors threatened to punch him as the other went through his pockets and took his wallet and cell phone. The victim could not tell which way the actors fled. No weapon was seen and no injuries were reported.

Descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

• African-American male, 20-25 years of age and approximately 5’9” tall.
• African-American male, 40-45 years of age and approximately 6’1” tall.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #14-213264) or University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (Report #14-03138).

Crime Tips:
• Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.
• When traveling at night, walk with friends.
• Pay attention to your surroundings, trust your instincts, and go to a public place.

Posted October 27, 2014

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