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Four Public Drunkenness Arrests in Dormont

Dormont police blotter, March 1 to March 8.

A Dormont man was issued a public drunkenness citation after falling asleep inside a local bar, and hitting a police officer who tried to wake him.

Dormont police responded to the R Bar on West Liberty Avenue at 2:50 a.m. on March 8 for a report of an intoxicated man refusing to leave the bar.

A bartender told police that R Bar employees refused to serve the man—identified as Nathan Corry, 32, of Dormont—when Corry came into the bar, because he appeared to already be intoxicated. Corry then went to a barstool, refused requests to leave, and fell asleep at the barstool, according to the police report.

Police said that when officers tried to awaken Corry, he swung out his arm, hitting one of the officers. Corry was arrested and held at the Dormont Police Station until he was sober.

Three other public intoxication arrests were reported last week by Dormont police. They are as follows:

  • Dormont police and MRTS responded to the Cochran Infiniti showroom on West Liberty Avenue at 11:24 a.m. March 2 for a report that a man passed out in the showroom. The man, identified as Roberto Valencuela, 53, of Dormont, was standing up when officers arrived, and officers said he was unable to maintain his balance and smelled strongly of alcohol. Valencuela had parked a car in the Cochran lot, and officers found a bottle of vodka in the passenger seat and an open bottle of beer in the cup holder, according to the police report.
  • Also on March 2 at 12:56 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of Illinois Avenue after a resident called asking that an intoxicated man, identified as James Fignar, 54, of Dormont, be removed from the home. According to the police report, officers found Fignar near the Illinois Avenue intersection with Annex Avenue. Police said he was slurring his speech and was unable to maintain his balance. He was taken to the Dormont Police Station where he was held until he was sober. He was cited for public drunkenness.
  • Police responded to the R Bar on West Liberty Avenue at 8:16 p.m. on March 5 for a report of an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance. A bartender told police the woman, identified as Sonia Kail, 36, of Mt. Lebanon, was not permitted to be in the bar, but had come in and was refusing to leave. According to the police report, Kail left the bar but then proceeded to sit down in front of a doorway on Arkansas Avenue. When officers told her she could not stay there, she refused to leave and was unable to provide her address to the police. Kail was cited for public drunkenness.

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

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