Four Arrested for Heroin Possession in Banksville

Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Feb. 18 to Feb. 24.

Pittsburgh police arrested four people, including one juvenile, in Banksville last week for possession of heroin.

The arrests were made Feb. 19 in the 2800 block of Banksville Road.

Narcotics detectives arrested Anthony Dorsey of the Hill District, Erin Proctor of Baldwin, and a juvenile male, who each were charged with possession with the intent to deliver.

According to the police report, a Wilkinsburg man also was arrested and charged, but the court docket for those charges was not available as of Tuesday morning.

Preliminary hearings for Dorsey and Proctor are scheduled for today, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m.

Also in the blotter:


  • A man told police someone entered his home in the 700 block of Linda Drive in Brookline through an unsecured door and stole money, jewelry and prescription medication. The incident occurred on Feb. 18 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Criminal Mischief

  • Two windows of an unoccupied building in the 1800 block of Pioneer Avenue in Brookline were broken sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 21.
  • Graffiti was spray painted on a wall and buildings in the 1700 block of Coast Avenue in Beechview on Feb. 22 between 7 and 10 p.m.


  • A man and woman were arrested for domestic violence in the 1500 block of Beechview Avenue in Beechview on Feb. 20.
  • A woman was arrested for domestic violence in the 1200 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline on Feb. 20.
  • Eric Fromme of Beechview was arrested for assault in the 700 block of Brookline Boulevard in Brookline on Feb. 23.
  • Jessica Woods of Brookline was arrested near the intersection of Brookline Boulevard and Pioneer Avenue in Brookline for possession of marijuana and three outstanding warrants. The arrest was made on Feb. 24.
  • A man was arrested for assaulting a police officer who was investigating a domestic dispute in the 1800 block of Crosby Avenue in Beechview on Feb. 24.
  • Byoon Davis Jr. of Homewood was arrested by narcotics detectives in the 1100 block of Banksville Road in Banksville for possession of marijuana on Feb. 21.

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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JoAnn Wolff February 28, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Its sad to live here and see it going down hill. The South Hills USED to be a nice place to live.
Mike February 28, 2013 at 01:52 PM
The South Hills is a nice place to live. Why would you let four people change your opnion? Crime has been happening in the South Hills for a very long time, there's nothing different there. We just have to keep striving and get past the few bad apples.
Erin Faulk February 28, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Mike makes a good point. I've covered neighborhoods in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties—it's unfortunate to see crime happen anywhere, but it does happen everywhere. I've written about drug arrests, DUI charges and vandalism incidents in every community I've covered. Doesn't necessarily make the communities bad places. Just means that police work is never done, I suppose.
Jason Vey February 28, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Absolutely. In fact if you really look over the past couple years, crime is down in Brookline and arrests are up, which is a good sign. And much of the crime you do see are the results of either personal conflicts ("Known actors"), criminal mischief (kids being idiots), shoplifting (which happens everywhere), or people doing stupid things like not locking their doors. These are really minor events that happen just about everywhere. Now granted, Beechview could use some cleaning up, but perhaps once they're done cleaning up Brookline, focus will shift to Beechvew. There are only so many police, after all.
Jason Vey February 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM
As for the heroin thing, that's also, unfortunately, a problem everywhere. It still blows my mind that it's cheaper than marijuana these days--that's why it's become such an epidemic. How is a drug that takes so much time and effort to obtain, refine, and process cheaper than a plant people can grow in their basement with sun lamps??


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