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Officer involved in fatal shooting was former Pitt police officer

Officer involved in fatal shooting was former Pitt police officer

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-chief

June 21, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

This story was first posted at 6:48 p.m. The Allegheny County Police Department confirmed the identity of the officer involved in the Tuesday night fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old Woodland Hills High School student. [Read: Unarmed 17-year-old fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police...

Deleted police tweet causes confusion after body found on Ward

Deleted police tweet causes confusion after body found on Ward

By TPN Staff

March 27, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

A man was found shot to death on Ward Street Monday afternoon, but it’s unclear where the shooting occurred after University of Pittsburgh police deleted a tweet regarding the incident. City police spokesperson Alicia George said police responded to a report of a body on the 3200 block of Ward ...

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

Photos and videos: Pitt Students celebrate Eagles Super Bowl win

By The Pitt News Staff

February 4, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Sports

The last time a Philadelphia sports team won a major championship, the United States was in a recession, former President George W. Bush signed a $700 billion bailout bill and O.J. Simpson was found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery. Now, more than 10 years later, hundreds of Pitt students took to...

Fraternity discusses concerns with policing

Fraternity discusses concerns with policing

By Zane Crowell | For The Pitt News

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories

Wesley Giles, a sophomore finance major at Pitt, claimed he and a friend were walking up to the friend’s car in September 2017 when two police officers allegedly approached them with guns and told them to get on the ground. “Upon reaching us, they cuffed us, emptied our pockets, searched us and then...

Pitt spotlights safety

Pitt spotlights safety

By Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Dogs on campus usually attract dozens of students, nearly all of whom have their iPhones ready to capture brief interactions with the stress-relieving pets. But Sam, a 3-year-old German shorthaired pointer trained to detect explosives, didn’t draw that kind of attention at the annual Safety Fair Tuesday...

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...

Column: Pitt police, community get safety upgrade with Tasers, body cams

Column: Pitt police, community get safety upgrade with Tasers, body cams

By Jeremy Wang | Columnist

January 17, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Columns, Opinions

This isn’t the first time Chief James Loftus pushed to use technology to help his officers be more effective and better protect their communities. Prior to working with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department, Loftus held every sworn rank in the Miami-Dade Police Department between 1983 and ...

Union will re-open tomorrow after water line break

Union will re-open tomorrow after water line break

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A water line broke in the William Pitt Union Sunday morning, flooding some of the bottom two floors. But the building will re-open Monday morning, as scheduled, according to a Tweet from Pitt. https://twitter.com/jham1496/status/950049243254984706 Water seemed to be coming from above the Union...

Police issue crime alert after burglary on Meyran

Police issue crime alert after burglary on Meyran

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

December 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Pitt police issued a crime alert after a burglary Friday evening. Pitt Police and City police responded to a crime that occurred between 3 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday on the 300 block of Meyran Avenue. According to the alert, the victim said someone entered the building through an open door between...

Students demand disarmament

Students demand disarmament

By Janine Faust, Assistant News Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A group of students marched throughout Oakland Friday afternoon waving flags and signs with slogans such as “Disarm the police, arm your desire” and chanting “A.C.A.B., all cops are bastards.” Their words elicited varying reactions from observers. “Go home commies!” someone yelled fro...

Student arrested in Hillman

Student arrested in Hillman

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | News Editors

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

Pitt police charged a student with obstructing administration of law or other government function and tampering with evidence at Hillman Library Tuesday night, according to University spokesperson Joe Miksch. Miksch said officers were investigating suspicious activity on a computer on the first floo...

Students drown out bigotry in counter protest outside Towers

Students drown out bigotry in counter protest outside Towers

By Janine Faust and Amanda Finney / TPN Staff

September 18, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A crowd of Pitt students jammed the stairway leading up to Towers Patio on Monday, waving rainbow flags and sporting “I [heart] the female orgasm” t-shirts. Others stood on nearby trashcans and benches and leaned over the patio rails, fervently chanting “God loves everyone” and “shame on you...

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...

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 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 ...

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