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Dormont Police, VFD Respond to Water Leak at Dormont Village Shops

Dormont police blotter, Nov. 23 to Nov. 30.

No major damage was reported after a water leak sent local emergency crews to Dormont Village Shops on Nov. 26.

Dormont police officers and the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department responded to the shopping center on West Liberty Avenue just after 7 a.m.

Crews determined that the water was coming from a men’s bathroom on the second floor of the building. Water was leaking into more than one of the businesses on the first floor, said Dormont police Sgt. James Burke, although he did not know how many businesses were affected.

Burke said no major damage was reported, and the situation was under control within half an hour.

Also in the blotter:

Nov. 21

  • The tire of a car parked in the 1200 block of Arkansas Avenue was punctured overnight between Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.
  • Lawrence Chiaverini, 44, no known address, was arrested at Dormont Place Apartments in the 2900 block of Belrose Avenue. Police responded to the apartments at 1:36 p.m. and spoke to a custodian and to a manager, who said a man inside an apartment was trespassing. Police found the man, identified as Chiaverini, in a stairwell. Chiaverini attempted to run from police but was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest. He is out of Allegheny County Jail on bond, and has a hearing scheduled for Dec. 13.

Nov. 22

  • A woman from out of town who was visiting family in the 3200 block of Wainbell Avenue reported that a ring worth $3,000 was missing. If the ring is found, police ask that it be brought to the Dormont Police Station on the lower level of Dormont Municipal Center.

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

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