Crime Alerts

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Crime Alert (Off Campus) Home Invasion

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a home invasion that occurred on November 9, 2018 at approximately 11:50 pm, in the 3400 block of Louisa Street. The victim stated that when she returned home to her apartment, there was an unknown male in her bedroom. The unknown male displayed a short, black handgun and stated that he was looking for an individual, who the victim advised does not reside there. The actor then fled the apartment on foot in an unknown direction. There were no signs of forced entry and the actor entered the residence through an unlocked door or window. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the apartment. 

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect:  African-American male, 20-30 years in age, approximately 5’7’’ to 5’10’’ tall, shoulder length dreadlocks, wearing a gray in color hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 18-221909) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #18-04067)

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:  November 10, 2018

 

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Crime Alert (Off Campus) Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 1:52am on November 10th, 2018, in the 100 block of Chesterfield Road. The victim stated that when he returned home, his front door was unlocked and his rear door was wide open. The victim stated he then saw an unknown male standing in his backyard. The unknown male then fled on foot behind the houses in the direction of Terrace Street. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the house. It is unknown how the suspect entered the house.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect(s):  light skin African-American male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark in color sweatpants.

Anyone have information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR# 18-0221975) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121.  (Reference report #18-04071)

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: November 10th, 2018

 

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Crime Alert - Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police is investigating an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 3:00am on November 9th, 2018, in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue. The victim stated that she was sleeping and was awoken by an unknown male in her bedroom. The male then fled the apartment in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the apartment. It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment. Description of the suspect is as follows: 

 

Suspect(s): Male wearing dark clothing 

Anyone have information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #18-04056) 

 

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: November 09, 2018

Crime alert (Off Campus) Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 3:45am on November 9th, 2018, in the 300 block of South Bouquet Street. The victim stated that she was sleeping and was awoken by an unknown male in her bedroom. The male then fled the apartment in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the apartment. It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment.Description of the suspect is as follows:

 

Suspect(s): Tall, slender male, unknown race, approximately 5'10-5'11, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and possibly jeans.

Anyone have information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR# 18-0221339) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #18-04048)

 

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: November 9th, 2018

CRIME ALERT - Indecent Exposure

On November 3, 2018, at 10:13 PM, University of Pittsburgh Police and the City of Pittsburgh Police officers responded to the intersection of Bigelow Boulevard and Ruskin Avenue for a report a male exposing himself. The victim stated that he was walking in the 4300 block of Bigelow Boulevard when a vehicle pulled next to him and rolled down the passenger side window. The victim stated that he approached the vehicle window and observed a male with no pants on, exposing himself and masturbating. The victim stated the vehicle then fled westbound on Bigelow Boulevard in the direction of O’Hara Street.

 

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect #1: African American male, mid 20’s in age, approximately 200 lbs, black mustache, wearing a dark in color T-shirt and black bandana or durag

Suspect Vehicle - Dark in color sedan, possibly a Honda or Hyundai, displaying a white paper registration plate. Last seen on Bigelow Boulevard, near O’Hara Street.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report #18-03946); or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #18-217843).

 

Crime Tips:

* Report suspicious persons and crime incidents promptly.

* Pay attention to your surroundings and 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: November 4, 2018

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Home Invasion - Robbery

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with a home invasion that occurred on November 3, 2018 at approximately 3:24 am, in the 3100 block of Ellers Street. The victims stated that 2 African-American males forced entry into their residence through the back door and both actors displayed firearms. One victim stated he was pistol-whipped and another victim stated he was kicked in the head. The actors then fled out of the residence through the rear door in an unknown direction. The actors took cash from the victims.

Description of the suspects is as follows:

Suspect #1: African-American male, 19-20 years in age, light complexion, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt

Suspect #2: African-American male, 19-20 years in age, 5’11’’, slender build, dark complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 18-217388) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121. (Reference report #18-03940)

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 3, 2018

Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in the 300 block of McKee Place, at approximately 3:10am.  The victim stated that she was sleeping and was awoken by an unknown male in her bedroom.  The male then fled the apartment in an unknown direction.  No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the apartment.  It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect(s): Hispanic, light-skinned male, with short, dark hair, and a black beard, who was wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans.  Approximately 5’ 10” tall, 170 lbs., with a medium build.

 

Anyone have information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR# 217391) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121.  (Reference report #18-03938)

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 3, 2018

Attempted Burglary

University of Pittsburgh Police Officers assisted the City of Pittsburgh Police Department with an attempted burglary that occurred at approximately 3:13am on October 19th, 2018, in the 400 block of Semple Street. The victim stated that while she was sleeping, someone made entry into the apartment through an unlocked door.

The victim stated she did not see anyone in the apartment, only heard footsteps and saw a flashlight. The victim stated she then heard a person flee down the steps out of the apartment. No injuries reported and nothing was taken from the apartment.

Description of the suspect is as follows:

Suspect(s): Unknown

Anyone have information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR# 18-0207098) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121.  (Reference report #18-03691)

 

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: October 19th, 2018