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Interactive Crime Map Sept. 2 – Sept. 9

By The Pitt News Staff

September 11, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016  12:15 p.m. Stephen Foster Lot. Police responded to a report of the theft of a bicycle. An investigation is pending. 6:46 p.m. 7-Eleven. Police responded to a female employee's report that she is constantly being harassed by a cu...

Man shot, killed in West Oakland

By Elizabeth Lepro | Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

A man was fatally shot on De Raud Street in West Oakland Friday evening. At about 9:35 p.m. Pittsburgh Police officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of De Raud Street, according to a Pittsburgh Public Safety release. The victim was a a 20-year-old male named Wade Howard, according to a release fr...

Pitt students duct taped, held at gunpoint in their home

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

Two unidentified men duct taped and robbed two Pitt students after holding them at gunpoint in their South Oakland home early Monday morning. According to Emily Schaffer – Assistant Public Information Officer for the Department of Public Safety – Pittsburgh police officers responded to a call fo...

Interactive crime map for Aug. 29 to Sept. 1

By The Pitt News Staff

September 6, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity from August 29 to September 1. Monday, August 29, 2016 1:28 a.m. Litchfield Tower A. Police responded to a report of the theft of several posters. An investigation is pending. 2:24 p.m. Detre Hall. Police issued a warrant arrest to an unaffiliated man. ...

Police: Man Robbed North Oakland Subway

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News, Top Stories

An unknown man wielding a butcher knife robbed a Subway restaurant in North Oakland on Tuesday morning, leaving with cash from the store’s register. According to a release from the Pittsburgh Police, the suspect is a black man approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall. He entered the restaurant at about...

Pitt student gets stuck between buildings trying to impress woman

Pitt student gets stuck between buildings trying to impress woman

By Lauren Rosenblatt / News Editor

August 23, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, Crime, News

Instead of going into a restaurant on a Monday night date, a Pitt student tried to woo the object of his affection by jumping over them. A Pitt student was on the roof of a building on the 3700 block of Forbes Avenue when he tried to leap to the next building but did not make it, according to Police...

Interactive Crime Map July 13 – 19

By The Pitt News Staff

July 19, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

  Here is the Pitt police activity from July 13 to 19. Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:06 a.m. 3502 Allequippa Street. Pitt police are investigating a report that a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle. 11:59 a.m. Clapp Hall. Pitt police responded to a report that an employee received...

Interactive Crime Map July 5 – July 12

By The Pitt News Staff

July 12, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from July 5 to 12. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9:14 a.m. Webster Hall. Pitt police are investigating a report from a female individual that money was stolen from her wallet. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:04 a.m. College Garden Apartments. Pitt police assisted city police with respond...

Interactive Crime Map June 28 – July 3

By The Pitt News Staff

July 5, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from June 28 to July 3. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:50 p.m. Holland Hall. Pitt police responded to a report that two pieces of carpet were stolen. 8:36 p.m. Forbes and Meyran avenues. Pitt police cited a female non-affiliate for public drunkenness. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 ...

Interactive Crime Map June 21 – June 27

By The Pitt News Staff

June 28, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from June 21 to 27. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:02 a.m. Cathedral of Learning. A Pitt police officer reported finding graffiti while on patrol. 1:24 a.m. Centre Avenue and University Drive. Pitt police arrested a male non-affiliate for driving under the influence. 2:48 a.m. Fifth ...

Interactive Crime Map June 14 – June 20

By The Pitt News Staff

June 21, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from June 14 to 20. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:21 a.m. Forbes Avenue and South Bellefield Avenue. Pitt police issued two citations to a male non-affiliate for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. 3:14 p.m. 200 block of Parkman Avenue. Pitt police responded ...

Interactive Crime Map June 7-13

By The Pitt News Staff

June 14, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from June 7 - 13. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:34 a.m. Fifth and Bellefield avenues. Pitt police arrested a female non-affiliate for driving under the influence. 9:40 a.m. Chevron Science Center. Pitt police assisted Environmental Health and Safety with confiscating a container ...

Interactive Crime Map May 27 – June 6

By The Pitt News Staff

June 7, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from May 27 to June 6. Friday, May 27, 2016 2:53 a.m. Darragh and Terrace Streets. Pitt police arrested a male non-affiliate for driving under the influence. 7:27 a.m. Forbes Avenue and McKee Place. Pitt police arrested a female non-affiliate on a warrant. 7:54 a.m. Crabtree and...

Interactive Crime Map May 24 – May 26

By The Pitt News Staff

May 31, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity from May 24 to 26. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:01 a.m. Hillman Library. Pitt police responded to a report from a custodian that several vacuum cleaners were damaged. 2:20 a.m. Posvar Hall and Forbes Quad. Pitt police responded to a report from a custodian that several vacuum cle...

Interactive Crime Map May 17 – May 23

By The Pitt News Staff

May 24, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from May 17 to 23. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:06 p.m. Meyran Avenue and Forbes Avenue. Pitt police confiscated a small amount of marijuana during a traffic stop. 9:32 p.m. Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Pitt police arrested a male non-affiliate for simple assault, the...

Interactive Crime Map May 10 – May 16

By The Pitt News Staff

May 17, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from May 10 to 16. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:27 p.m. Schenley Quadrangle. Pitt police cited a male non-affiliate for defiant trespassing. 9:53 p.m. 200 block of Atwood Street. Pitt police cited a male non-affiliate for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and criminal mischi...

Bank Robbed in Oakland

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

The Pittsburgh Police are looking for an unidentified man who robbed the Dollar Bank in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon. According to a release, a black man who appeared to be between 35 and 45 years old entered the Dollar Bank on the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue around noon and demanded money from the...

Interactive Crime Map April 22 – May 5

By The Pitt News Staff

May 10, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity from April 22 to May 9, covering all the events since The Pitt News’ last publication on April 25: Friday, April 22, 2016 4:11 p.m. Cathedral of Learning. Pitt police responded to a report from a guard of graffiti. 5:27 p.m. Forbes Hall Pavilion. Pitt police...

Man fatally shot in South Oakland

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

An unidentified man was fatally shot several times in a South Oakland home late Tuesday night. Around 10:15 p.m. on April 26, Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a home invasion on the 3200 block of Gorman Way, between Bates Street and Juliet Street, where they found a deceased man in the doorw...

Interactive Crime Map April 15 – April 22

By The Pitt News Staff

April 25, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity from April 15 to 22. Friday, April 15, 2016 12:11 p.m. Posvar Hall and Forbes Quad. Pitt police responded to a report of an Apple iPad theft from a female student. 9:19 p.m. 3700 block of Forbes Avenue. Pitt police cited a male non-affiliate for public drunkenness...

Man charged for October death of Pitt employee

Man charged for October death of Pitt employee

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Six months after the wreck, Pittsburgh police are filing charges against a man for the death of the late Susan Hicks. On Friday, police said in a release they were finalizing paperwork for the arrest of David Witherspoon, 49, of Brackenridge. Witherspoon is charged with homicide by vehicle for the incid...

Student arrested for child pornography

By Alexa Bakalarski and Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff

April 13, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh police arrested a Pitt student Tuesday on child pornography charges, as well as criminal use of a cell phone and the internet, according to a police report. Ammar Butaleb, a first-year Pitt student, was arrested at an apartment Tuesday afternoon on Allequippa Street in Oakland on one felony...

Interactive Crime Map April 1-8

By Pitt News Staff

April 10, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here’s the interactive crime map for April 1 to April 8 . Friday, April 1, 2016 8:11 a.m. Sutherland Hall. Pitt police are investigating a report of criminal mischief. 12:38 p.m. Litchfield Towers Lobby. Pitt police arrested one non-affiliate for terroristic threats, criminal trespass, reckles...

Crime Map for March 25 – April 1

By The Pitt News Staff

April 3, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here's the interactive crime map for March 25 to April 1. Friday, March 25, 2016 7:52 a.m. Nordenberg Hall. Police responded to a student’s report of their own consumption of alcohol. Police referred that student for judicial action. 5:53 p.m. Litchfield Tower B. Police responded to a student’...

No one injured in Oakland shooting

By Zoë Hannah / Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pittsburgh police are searching for someone who shot a gun into a park and a house in Oakland Friday night. According to the release, no one was injured, but police officers found four shell casings on the 3700 block of Frazier Street in Oakland. Officers were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 p.m., w...

Crime map for March 16 – 25

By The Pitt News Staff

March 28, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here's the interactive crime map for March 16 - 25 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:59 p.m. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Pitt police are investigating a report of a damaged rear passenger window. 6:32 p.m. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Pitt police responded to a report of a damaged driv...

Interactive Crime Map March 10-March 16

By The Pitt News Staff

March 20, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity for March 10 to March 16. Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:14 p.m. 7-Eleven. Police arrested one Pittsburgh man for retail theft. 3:51 p.m. 4000 Forbes Avenue. Pitt police assisted city police with a report of domestic violence. 8:51 p.m. 100 block of Robinson Street. Polic...

Sunoco robbed twice this week

Sunoco robbed twice this week

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pittsburgh police officers are seeking a man who robbed the Sunoco gas station in South Oakland early Tuesday morning ­— the second robbery at the gas station in less than a week. Officers responded to a call of an armed robbery around 2:05 a.m. at the gas station on the 300 block of Craft Ave.,...

Oakland’s Crime Map for Feb. 26 – March 9

By The Pitt News Staff

March 14, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

  Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 10:05 a.m. Fifth Avenue at Bouquet Street. Pitt police responded to a report of an individual exposing himself. Police checked the area and didn’t find anyone exposing themselves, but an investigation is pending. 2:45 p.m. Delta Chi Fraternity. Pitt police respo...

South Oakland gas station robbed

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh police are seeking a man suspected of robbing the Sunoco gas station on Craft Avenue in South Oakland Thursday night. According to a release, police said officers arrived at the gas station on the 300 block of Craft Ave. around 11:44 p.m. and learned that a man had robbed business at gun ...

Interactive Crime Map for Feb. 19-26

By The Pitt News Staff

February 29, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here is the crime and other Pitt police activity for Feb. 19-26: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 10:44 p.m. Litchfield Tower A. Pitt police issued one citation for underage drinking. 11:40 p.m. Fifth Avenue at University Place. Pitt police confiscated a small amount of marijuana during a traffic stop. Saturday, F...

Interactive Crime Map Feb. 12-19

By The Pitt News Staff

February 21, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here is the crime and other Pitt police activity for Feb. 12-19: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 9:30 a.m. Cathedral of Learning. Pitt police responded to a report of bench theft. An investigation is pending. 1:07 p.m. Litchfield Towers Lobby. Pitt police responded to a report of stolen mail. An investigat...

Student dies in South Oakland house

Student dies in South Oakland house

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Campus, Crime, News

This story has been updated. A 21-year-old male Pitt student was pronounced dead Sunday morning at a South Oakland residence, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. Rick Lorah, a forensic supervisor for the office, said the student, Chase A. Longo, a mechanical engineeri...

Keeping the peace: How Pitt police use community policing to bridge the gap between students and Oakland residents

Keeping the peace: How Pitt police use community policing to bridge the gap between students and Oakland residents

February 18, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, City, Crime, News

Keeping the peace: How Pitt police use community policing to bridge the gap between students and Oakland residentsSaskia Berrios-Thomas / Staff WriterFeb. 18, 2016As Pitt Police Officer Charles Welsch approached the South Oakland porch, the students who saw him started to run.He walked past those who ...

Interactive crime map for Feb. 5-12

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Here is the Pitt police activity for Feb. 5 to 9. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 12:32 p.m. No location specified. Pitt police assisted city police with a traffic stop. 3:12 p.m. Trees Hall. Pitt police responded to a report of a stolen wallet. An investigation is pending. 8:31 p.m. Centre Avenue. Pitt police assi...

Police report fourth assault in two weeks

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pitt and city police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Meyran Avenue early Saturday morning — the fourth assault in a week. At about 1:12 a.m. Saturday, Pitt and city police responded to a call on Meyran Avenue at Fresco Way where a woman told officers that a black man, about 5-feet ...

Interactive Crime Map for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

By The Pitt News Staff

February 7, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the Pitt police activity for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 2:45 p.m. Magee-Womens Hospital. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of a man from Monroeville, Pennsylvania. 6:03 p.m. Oakwood Apartments 234-236. Police responded to a report of a fire. The alarm was false. 7:20...

Police arrest Oakland, Shadyside graffiti artist

Police arrest Oakland, Shadyside graffiti artist

By Zoe Hannah / Assistant News Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

City police’s graffiti squad arrested a Carnegie Mellon University student Monday for racking up $114,030 in damages during an alleged cross-city graffiti spree. Police charged Max Emiliano Gonzales, who is pursuing a bachelor in fine arts, with 58 counts of criminal mischief relating to defacement...

Man arrested, charged after Saturday shooting in Oakland

Man arrested, charged after Saturday shooting in Oakland

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, Crime, News

Carlow University police have arrested and charged a man involved in a shooting in Oakland Saturday. Police arrested Jamone L. Watson, 21, Saturday at about 4:30 p.m. after a Carlow police officer heard him fire a gun and run down Chesterfield Road toward Fifth Avenue, according to a police report. P...

Interactive Crime Map for Jan. 22-29

By The Pitt News Staff

February 1, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the crime and other Pitt police activity for Jan. 22-Jan. 29: Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 11:28 a.m. Petersen Events Center. Police responded to a report of a student assaulting another student. 10:58 p.m. No location listed. Police issued a summons arrest for possession of a small amount of marijua...

Police arrest shooting suspect in Oakland

Police arrest shooting suspect in Oakland

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

January 30, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pitt police arrested an unidentified man Saturday afternoon after he fired a gun several times near Carlow University’s campus in Oakland. Carlow University and Pittsburgh police responded to a 911 call of gun shots fired near Terrace Street and Chesterfield Street behind Carlow University’s ca...

Police issue crime alert for indecent exposure incident

By The Pitt News Staff

January 28, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pitt police are investigating an unknown man who exposed himself to a woman in Oakland Wednesday evening. According to a Pitt police crime alert, a woman reported to police that a man of Middle Eastern descent exposed himself to her at about 7:15 p.m. inside a laundromat on the 400 block of Semple Stre...

South Oakland hotel robbed

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a hotel Sunday evening in South Oakland, according to a police report. At about 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Zone 4 police responded to a call of a robbery at the Hampton Inn at 3315 Hamlet St., the hotel behind Magee-Womens Hospital of...

Police arrest students for drugs, paraphernalia

By The Pitt News Staff

January 26, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, News, Top Stories

Editor's note: This story has been updated Pittsburgh police have arrested six Pitt students after finding drugs in their South Oakland home after a 911 call last week. After a home invasion that occurred at about 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, at a Juliet Street home inhabited by Pitt students Ben...

Interactive Crime Map Jan. 19-22

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the crime and other Pitt police activity for Jan. 19-22: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 4:36 p.m. Bruce Hall. Police responded to a call for the smell of marijuana. Police referred a student for judicial action. 12:23 a.m. Lothrop Hall. Police cited a male Pitt student for marijuana and disorderly conduct...

Police investigate students after robbery

By Zoë Hannah and Dale Shoemaker / Pitt News Staff

January 22, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

What started out as a report of a home invasion Wednesday night in South Oakland has turned into a drug investigation involving several Pitt students. Pittsburgh police responded to a 911 call from the home of five students on Juliet Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Once there, police found Fox C...

Interactive Crime Map Jan. 8 – 15

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Here is the crime and other Pitt police activity for Jan. 8 - 15: Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 6:09 p.m. Barco Law Building. A male Pitt student reported the theft of his backpack. An investigation is pending. 8:36 p.m. Trees Hall. Pitt police cited a Bloomfield man for trespassing. 10:27 p.m. Litchfie...

Oakland Crime Map Jan. 5 – Jan. 8

By The Pitt News Staff

January 11, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

From underage drinking to robberies, the Pitt police answer dozens of calls per day. Short of leaving a police scanner on all day, students often wonder why they hear so many sirens. The Pitt News aggregates the police blotter each week on an interactive crime map. Here is the crime and other Pit...

Pitt police issue crime alert for armed robbery

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under 3. Breaking, Crime, News

Pittsburgh police are seeking two men for an alleged armed robbery that happened Monday night in Oakland. According to a crime alert from Pitt police issued Tuesday morning, officers were called to the 300 block of Oakland Avenue to assist city police with a report of an armed robbery at about 11:40 p...

The Pitt News launches Interactive Crime Map

By The Pitt News Staff

January 6, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

From underage drinking to robberies, the Pitt police answer dozens of calls per day. Yet short of leaving a police scanner on all day, students often wonder why they hear so many sirens. For years, The Pitt News filled its pages with a daily listing of crime and other activity of the Pitt police. Bu...

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