Brookline Man Arrested for Assaulting Officers

Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Jan. 7 to Jan. 13.

A Brookline man was arrested after police say he assaulted four officers and was found to be in possession of drugs.

According to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, police were investigating Dominic Demarco, 48, of Brookline, and were waiting for him to pick up a package containing a large quantity of marijuana in the 1800 block of Plainview Avenue on Jan. 9.

When Demarco arrived and picked up the package around 2:40 p.m., an officer identified himself, and Demarco then got back in his car and drove toward the officers, according to the Post-Gazette.

The court docket indicates that Demarco was charged with aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver, recklessly endangering another person, fleeing or attempting to allude a police officer, reckless driving and other charges.

A preliminary hearing originally scheduled for Jan. 17 was rescheduled for March 5.

Also in the blotter:


  • Money was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Oaklynn Court in Banksville on Jan. 7 between 6:30 and 7:11 p.m.

Stolen Vehicle

  • A man reported that someone stole his vehicle without the keys between 10 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 8:40 a.m. on Jan. 9, from his home in the 1100 block of Fitch Way in Brookline. The vehicle was recovered within the Zone 6 police area before it was reported stolen.

Criminal Mischief

  • A man told police that someone forced open his vehicle and attempted to steal it between 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 9. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Milan Avenue in Brookline.


  • Katherine Baker of Beechview was arrested on Jan. 8 near the intersection of Coast and Broadway avenues in Beechview for driving a vehicle with altered plates or documents.
  • Edward Hawks of Beechview was arrested on Jan. 8 in the 1300 block of Westfield Street in Beechview for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
  • Corey Kemp of Pittsburgh was arrested for possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine and heroin by Narcotics Detectives. During the same incident, Antione Dean of Heidelberg was arrested for possession of Crack Cocaine. The men were arrested in the 1500 block of Fallowfield Avenue in Beechview on Jan. 8.
  • Kaitlyn Uhl of Castle Shannon was arrested for DUI on Jan. 11 in the 700 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline.
  • Joshua Cameron of Beechview was arrested for possession of marijuana on Jan. 13 in the 1000 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline.
  • John Watson of Brookline was arrested for possession of several controlled substances on Jan. 10 in the 700 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline.

This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here.

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Bob Dobbs January 16, 2013 at 02:09 PM
maybe it's time to legalize/de-criminalize marijuana. is it really worth these police officer's time and aggravation ?
Ed M January 16, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Maybe it's time for people to realize using illegal drugs has consequences if they get caught! And this seems more like trafficking than just casual use.
Jason D Flaherty January 16, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Hope the police gave the CI atleast 5#!
Joseph January 16, 2013 at 08:52 PM
40 years since the War on Drugs was launched by Nixon. It's time to realize that prohibition has failed again. With resources exhausted, prisons filled, violent crimes on the rise, etc., it's time to revisit the whole issue. We could start with medical use, then move towards decriminalization-- abolish all criminal penalties for use. Use therapy instead of prisons. License/tax distribution. (See Portugal) Users get help. Generates revenue. Creates jobs. Empties prisons. Frees up court system. Greatly reduces drug related crimes. Isn't it goofy, that an illegal, naturally occurring plant with proven medicinal benefits and no serious side effects has never caused a death, while their legal, chemical mimics have serious side effects and have caused thousands of deaths?
Gary January 17, 2013 at 08:13 AM
Every time I hear about people getting busted for pot (especially possesion), I get sick. To me that's a crime in itself.
Angelica Blouch January 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I agree with you Gary, but have mixed feelings because so many people do it, it's impossible to completely get rid of it. What can you do? Sure you can put them in jail but then like 75% of people would be in jail and the rest of us wouldn't be able to afford to pay to keep them there. And it seems like criminals are always out on good behavior too quickly anyway and are getting in trouble soon again. I don't know what the solution is, but I hate all drugs.


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