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City Employees Unintentionally Raise Suspicion in Dormont

Dormont police blotter, Nov. 2 to Nov. 9.

Employees from the City of Pittsburgh unintentionally raised suspicion among some Dormont residents last week.

Dormont police responded to the 1700 block of Potomac Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Nov. 7 for a call that people were walking around the neighborhood in what appeared to be orange jumpsuits, similar to uniforms worn at correctional facilities, including Allegheny County Jail.

Police determined that residents actually had seen members of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Environmental Services. The 1700 block of Potomac Avenue borders the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Beechview.

The city’s Environmental Services unit holds a number of responsibilities, including refuse and recycling collection, bulk waste pickup, rodent control, and animal control. For more information, see the Environmental Services website.

Also in the blotter:

Nov. 2

  • Police Sgt. James Burke said the police continue to issue citations for vehicles parked in prohibited areas, including on the wrong side of the street, at corners and in front of driveways. Citations were issued on this date, and throughout the week.

Nov. 6

  • Police responded to a report of a man asleep on a bench in the 2800 block of Glenmore Avenue at 5:20 p.m. According to the police report, police found a bottle of vodka in the man’s possession. The man, identified as Daniel Beebout, 66, of Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness.

Nov. 7

  • Police responded to an apartment in the 3100 block of West Liberty Avenue at 12:25 a.m. because a fire alarm was going off inside the building. According to the police report, burning food caused the alarm to go off, but when police entered the apartment they found marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in plain view. Joshua Rackow, 27, of Dormont, was cited for disorderly conduct.

This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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