Dormont Police Blotter, Jan. 29-Feb.1

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

Jan. 29

  • The assisted the Castle Shannon Police Department in responding to a report of a fight at Brewtopia on Grove Road in Castle Shannon.
  • Dormont police responded to a harassment report on Pinehurst Avenue in Dormont. Police Chief Phil Ross said the report was related to an argument over money. No charges filed.
  • Dormont police responded to reports of a suspicious solicitor visiting Dormont homes. Ross said police made contact with man, an employee of Three Rivers Builders, who said he didn’t realize he needed a permit to solicit. No charges were filed.

Jan. 30

  • Dormont police responded to a report that teenagers were walking in the street on Potomac Avenue. Ross said police asked the teens to stay on the sidewalk, and the teens complied.
  • A Dormont police officer heard a man yelling inappropriate things at a woman, later identified as the man’s ex-girlfriend, on West Liberty Avenue. The officer asked them to stop their inappropriate behavior, and the couple left the scene.

Jan. 31

  • A Dormont police officer saw a man urinating on a sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue. The man, identified as Joseph Truman of Mt. Washington, was taken to the Dormont police station. Police found a small amount of marijuana in his possession. Truman was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
  • Compact discs and parking vouchers were reported stolen from a car that was parked in the 1500 block of MacFarland Road in Dormont around 11:22 p.m.

Feb. 1

  • Dormont police responded to a call that a woman was unconscious in the bathroom of on West Liberty Avenue at 1:10 a.m. The woman, identified as Christen Connor of Bethel Park, was not at the restaurant when police arrived. Police found her walking along Pioneer Avenue. Connor was cited for disorderly conduct.
  • Police responded to a report that teens had gone into an abandoned house at 1708 Potomac Avenue around 5:20 p.m. Ross said no one was in the house when police arrived. Police contacted the homeowner and asked that open entrances to the home be sealed.
Erin Faulk February 06, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Thomas and Debby, I've deleted both of your comments. While I appreciate that you have commented on the site, the content of the comments adds nothing to a discussion of the article above. Thanks.
Ryan Kelley February 06, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Erin, are you planning on running a police blotter for Dormont from now on, such as you do for Brookline?
Erin Faulk February 06, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Hi Ryan, Yes, that's the plan. We had been running a Dormont blotter previously, and then it kind of tapered off. My plan is to run Dormont's blotter on Monday, and Brookline's on Wednesday.
Bill Hook February 06, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Concerned for Dormont February 07, 2012 at 12:11 PM
I would like to how why there never any drug arrests when you can walk down the streets at any given time and see them?
Bob Dobbs February 07, 2012 at 02:29 PM
there's drugs in every bar in dormont - it's called alcohol . the hardest drug there is . and it's legal . go figure .
Joyce February 07, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I was wondering where the Dormont Bolice Blotter had gone to. I found it odd that it dissapeared, yet Brookline's was still being reported. I am glad that it is back, as I live very close to Dormont and like to know what's going on there as far as criminal activity. I also wondered how long it was going to be before someone entered that house with all the windows out. Was suprized that the owner wasn't cited or told to do something way before this.
Erin Faulk February 07, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Hi Joyce, Glad to know this helps! Hoping it will be a permanent fixture of the site from now on.
victoria February 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
where and how do you get your info?
Gary February 07, 2012 at 08:00 PM
It doesn't help that there are reports like Jan 30th above. Funny! I could hear them reading that on Leno.
Erin Faulk February 07, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Hi Victoria, Each Friday I sit down with Chief Ross of the Dormont police at the police department and we go through incident reports from the past week. This is the first week I've done a police report, but I'm planning to follow this pattern from now on.
Erin Faulk February 08, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Chief Ross and I didn't discuss that specifically, but when I've written articles in the past about those types of incidents, police have typically recommended that you ask the solicitor for some sort of business identification. They might have a certificate, a specific business I.D., or possibly just a business card.
Ed M February 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
They usually wear some type of ID. Was there any mention of what this person was soliciting, Erin?
Erin Faulk February 08, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I believe it was just the services of his business.


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