Police report weekend assaults

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

Two women were sexually assaulted at separate house parties in South Oakland between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, according to University crime alerts.

According to the first alert, Pitt and city police responded to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital at about 2:05 a.m. Sunday for a report that a woman was sexually assaulted. According to the woman, a college-aged man of average height and mixed race with light skin assaulted her between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday on the 3300 block of Dawson Street at a house party.

According to the second alert, Pitt police were notified at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday that a white man, about 5-foot-11, with short, dark brown hair sexually assaulted a woman at a house party on the 3400 block of St. James Place. The woman told police she met the assailant at the party, according to the alert.

The alerts did not specify whether the women were Pitt students. 

Neither Pitt police nor Pitt spokesperson Ken Service could be reached for comment.

Pitt police ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call them (412-624-2121) or the city police (911) and reference report #15-03273 or CCR# 209836 for the incident on Dawson Street and report #15-03268 or CCR# 15-09772 for the incident on St. James Place.

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