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Crime Bulletin - UPDATED

We would like our community to be aware of a suspicious incident that occurred at 2:30am on April 9, 2019.  During the incident that occurred at the intersection of 5th and Ruskin Avenues, two males exited a vehicle and appeared to run after a female student.  Nothing was said during the incident and no one was injured.

 

Through our investigation, we were able to obtain the following information about the vehicle:

  • Dark silver Honda sedan bearing Illinois registration H333063

 

The males were described as:

  • tan skinned
  • plain faces
  • with short hair
  • 20 – 30 years of age
    • One of the males was wearing a light blue shirt and dark pants
    • The other had dark clothes

 

This is the only reported incident that we are aware of and we continue to actively investigate the report. 

If you have any further information or if you see this vehicle or these subjects, we ask the you immediately notify our department at 412-624-2121.

 

UPDATED 4/12/2019:

The occupants of the above described vehicle have been identified as: Richard Calder Buonocore, Matthew Redmond, Otto Laakonen and Jack Armstrong.

They attend Denison University near Columbus, Ohio.

Pitt Police Detectives interviewed them in Ohio late yesterday (April 11th) evening.  As a result of those interviews, it has been confirmed that they were participating in a Pittsburgh specific scavenger hunt sponsored by an informal group on their campus.  One of the tasks of the hunt was to “scare someone.”    Other tasks included visiting Pittsburgh sports venues, taking selfies at various bridges and publicly insulting prominent Pittsburgh sports figures. 

 

All four students have been referred to the Denison University conduct process.

 

All four have been banned from all University of Pittsburgh property. 

Thank you for your vigilance as we continue our efforts in protecting our Community.

 

As a reminder:

CRIME ALERT - Armed Threat

Armed Threat

We would like our community to be aware of an armed threat incident that occurred at 8:15am on April 11, 2019.  The incident occurred at 3250 Parkview Avenue (Parkview Manor Apartments).  A male approached a maintenance worker and asked to be let into the apartment building.  When the maintenance worker refused, the male showed him a gun, which was tucked in the male’s waistband.  The male then fled the area and no one was injured.

The actor was described as:

-An African-American male
-Approximately 6’00” tall
-Wearing a dark pants, a dark colored Pitt t-shirt and a ball cap
-The actor fled on Parkview Avenue toward Swineburne Street

This is the only reported incident that we are aware of and we continue to actively investigate the report. 

If you have any further information, we ask that you immediately notify our department at 412-624-2121 (reference report 19-01261) or the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 4 at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR 19-66549). 

As a reminder:

-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. 
-Utilize Pitt’s Rave Guardian App:

https://www.technology.pitt.edu/emergency-notification-service-rave-guar...


Posted:  April 11, 2019

Crime Bulletin

Bulletin

An incident occurred on April 9, 2019, where two males exited a Honda sedan and appeared to run after a female student. Subsequent to that incident, City of Pittsburgh Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Atwood Street at 10:00 p.m., April 10 for a suspicious incident. In this case, the caller advised that she heard a plea for help emanating from somewhere in the 300 block of York Way. Soon after she saw a small SUV drive quickly south on York Way. We are actively pursuing leads in both of these incidents. As such, we’re asking anyone who has information on either event to immediately notify our department at 412-624-2121.

 

 As a reminder:

 

We have increased patrols in Oakland based on these suspicious incidents. Your safety is important to us and we will keep the community updated as we learn more about these incidents.

CRIME ALERT (off campus) - Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a burglary that occurred on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 5 am, in the 300 Block of McKee . The victim was sleeping in his bedroom and awoke to three males in the room rummaging thru his belongings. The actors removed personal belongings including 200 dollars in cash and then fled the apartment on foot. The actors made entry through a broken front porch window.   

Description of the suspects is as follows: Three college age white males, possibly wearing hoodies and sweat pants.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 19-0054572) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #19-01000).

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.

                                Posted March, 24 2019

 

 

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