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Police respond to armed robbery at Hello Bistro

Police respond to armed robbery at Hello Bistro

By The Pitt News Staff

March 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

The City of Pittsburgh Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Hello Bistro Sunday night, according to a Pitt crime alert sent out Monday afternoon. The crime alert from University of Pittsburgh Police said city police responded to the robbery at 11:11 p.m. The store closes at 10 p.m. and...

‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Growing up was difficult enough with two living parents — I can’t imagine reaching adulthood with only one of them. What’s truly unimaginable, though, is growing up with your parent’s consciousness trapped inside a stuffed monkey. If this sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, you’re cl...

Interactive crime map Jan. 9-16

Interactive crime map Jan. 9-16

By TPN News Desk

January 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

 Date Time Building Address Summary Jan.9 1:45 a.m. Bruce Hall 3945 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police issued a student a conduct referral after a campus security authority reported a liquor law violation. Jan. 9 1:39 p.m. William Pitt Union 3959 Fifth Ave, Pit...

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

By John Hamilton, Janine Faust and Salina Pressimone

January 11, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Crime, News

Immigration officers arrested a person on Craig Street Thursday afternoon as part of a targeted raid in the Oakland area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday night. ICE officials said the Pittsburgh sub-office conducted an operation that lead to the arrest of one person at the Un...

Law student sues Pitt, claiming Title IX complaint was mistreated

Law student sues Pitt, claiming Title IX complaint was mistreated

By The Pitt News Staff

November 13, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

  A former Pitt law student has sued the University, claiming Pitt employees mistreated her when they responded to a Title IX complaint she filed. Hannah Rullo filed a lawsuit Oct. 25 in the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh against the University of Pittsburgh saying she was subjected to gende...

Oakland victims robbed at gunpoint

Oakland victims robbed at gunpoint

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Pitt police issued a crime alert after two suspects were involved in an armed robbery Friday night. Pitt and city police responded to the crime, which took place on the 300 block of Ophelia Street, Oct. 27, at 11:24 p.m. A black male approached the two victims and asked them where a party was, according...

Pitt student found dead in Oakland homicide, police charge ex-boyfriend

Pitt student found dead in Oakland homicide, police charge ex-boyfriend

By The Pitt News Staff

October 9, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Crime, News

A homicide investigation is underway after Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her Oakland apartment Sunday morning. Pittsburgh police have obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Matthew Darby — Sheykhet’s ex-boyfriend whom she filed a protection-from-abuse order against in September. His...

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

By The Pitt News Staff

October 8, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Crime, News

Pittsburgh police are investigating a homicide in Oakland after finding a deceased Pitt student Sunday morning. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Sunday night that the student was Alina Sheykhet, a 20-year-old woman. University spokesperson Joe Miksch confirmed she was a Pitt stud...

Pitt police issues alert after robbery on Forbes

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Pitt Police issued a crime alert Sunday after a man was robbed on Forbes Avenue late Saturday night. The suspect — described as a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt and black zippered pants — approached the victim and implied that he had a gun by motioning as if he were wearing a shoulder hols...

Suspects invade, rob Oakland home

Suspects invade, rob Oakland home

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Crime, Top Stories

Pitt police issued a crime alert after three men robbed a home on Dawson Street early Saturday morning. The suspects — a white male, African-American male and Hispanic male — entered the house on the 3400 block of Dawson Street through a back door at approximately 3 a.m. The African-American male bran...

Interactive crime map July 5 – July 11

Interactive crime map July 5 – July 11

By The Pitt News Staff

July 12, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:45 a.m. 3700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police assisted City police with a retail theft. 3:58 p.m. 3800 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police arrested a non-affiliated individual for recklessly endangering another person, tampering ...

Interactive crime map June 28 – July 4

Interactive crime map June 28 – July 4

By The Pitt News Staff

July 5, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:59 a.m. 12 Melba Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police issued a citation to a male student for disorderly conduct. 7:06 p.m. 200 Atwood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police issued a citation to a non-affiliated individual for carrying an open container of alcohol in...

Interactive crime map: June 14 – June 20

Interactive crime map: June 14 – June 20

By The Pitt News Staff

June 27, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:39 p.m. 3800 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police arrested a non-affiliated individual using a warrant. 5:14 p.m. 3700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  Pitt police issued a citation to a non-affiliated individual for panhandling. 7:41 p.m. 200 Atwood ...

Two burglaries in two days at the same Bates residence

Two burglaries in two days at the same Bates residence

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Pitt police issued a crime alert Tuesday after responding to two burglaries at the same residence on consecutive days. The burglaries occurred in the 3600 block of Bates Street — one Monday at approximately 3 p.m. and the second Tuesday at 2:13 a.m., according to the alert. In Monday’s burglary, a suspe...

Interactive crime map June 7 – June 13

Interactive crime map June 7 – June 13

By The Pitt News Staff

June 14, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 7:58 a.m. McKee Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police assisted city police with a report of a domestic incident. 1:49 p.m. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 3811 O'Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police assisted UPMC security with an assault. 7:55 p.m....

Interactive crime map May 30 – June 6

Interactive crime map May 30 – June 6

By The Pitt News Staff

June 7, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:22 p.m. 3900 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police issued a citation to a non-affiliated person for disorderly conduct and violating a city ordinance. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:01 a.m. 200 Chesterfield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police arrest...

Suspects arrested in connection with Meyran vandalism

Suspects arrested in connection with Meyran vandalism

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Pitt police arrested two women Tuesday in connection with graffiti painted on sidewalks, vehicles and houses on Meyran Avenue. Pitt police noticed freshly painted graffiti at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday while on foot patrol, according to Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch. They chased and eventually apprehended t...

Person robbed at gunpoint on Semple

Person robbed at gunpoint on Semple

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

Two assailants, armed with a black handgun, robbed a person Monday night on the 200 block of Semple Street. The victim was an adult unaffiliated with the University who said two men robbed him of his wallet, phone and electronic equipment before fleeing down Semple Street — possibly going south ...

Interactive crime map April 7-April 14

Interactive crime map April 7-April 14

By The Pitt News Staff

April 17, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

April 8 1:44 a.m. Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police arrested a non-affiliated person on a warrant. 2:59 a.m. 1400 Inverness Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Pitt police assisted city police with a burglary involving a student. Police arrested and referred one student for judicial action. 5:29 p.m. Fifth and Meyran avenues, ...

Interactive crime map: March 31 – April 6

Interactive crime map: March 31 – April 6

By The Pitt News Staff

April 9, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

March 31 2:55 p.m. Posvar Hall 230 S. Bouquet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police responded to a report of a stolen coat. An investigation is pending. 3:40 p.m. Public Saftey Building 3412 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police assisted Port Authority police with an assault that occurred o...

Interactive crime map: March 23 – March 30

Interactive crime map: March 23 – March 30

By The Pitt News Staff

April 2, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

March 23 12:10 p.m. Ruskin Hall 120 Ruskin Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213: Pitt police cited two students for marijuana/disorderly conduct. 11:43 a.m. Music Building 4337 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213: Pitt police responded to a report of a criminal mischief. An investigation is pending. March 24...

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 ...

Shots fired in North Oakland late Tuesday night

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, News

Pittsburgh police have said shots were fired in North Oakland late on Tuesday. At approximately 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22,  officers responded to a call after shots were fired at the 300 block of North Craig Street, according to a public safety release. When zone four officers arrived at the...

Defensive end Rori Blair charged with DUI

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt defensive end Rori Blair was charged with a DUI on Monday after he was stopped for speeding at 117 mph in March, according to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court documents. Blair, 20, was stopped for speeding in a 55 mph zone by a state trooper on the Fort Pitt Bridge at 3:30 a.m. on March 15....

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