Crime Alerts

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This service is provided strictly to those affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, and you must have a valid Pitt logon account to subscribe to text message updates. This service is operated by the Pitt Police and is separate from ENS (Emergency Notification Service). To enroll for Crime Alerts, individuals must select the Pitt Police on the Opt-In Lists tab.

Aggrevated Assault with Weapon (Off Campus)

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a Shot Spotter notification that occurred on August 15th, 2019 at approximately 2:01 am in the 100 block of Oak Hill Drive. Officers arrived on scene and located a victim, who stated that he was shot by an unknown person who then fled in a dark colored sedan towards Terrace Street.

Description of the suspect follows:

  • Suspect #1 - unknown

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 2) at 412-255-2827 (reference CCR #19-0162012) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #19-02429)

 

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:  August 15, 2019

Armed Robbery - UPDATED

UPDATED 8/1/2019:

An arrest has been made by the City of Pittsburgh Police Department.  The subject has been identified and taken into custody.  He is currently being housed at the Allegheny County Jail.

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).

Updated 8/1/2019

Burglary / Attempted Sex Assault - UPDATED

UPDATED 8/6/2019:

An arrest has been made by the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office last month.  The subject has been identified and taken into custody.  He is currently being housed at the Allegheny County Jail.

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).

Updated 8/6/2019