A driver whose car ended up on its side after an accident claimed he swerved to miss a deer, but Dormont police said that scenario is unlikely.
Police responded to the 1500 block of Hillsdale Avenue on Feb. 10 at 3:25 p.m. after the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department notified them of an accident in which a vehicle was on its side on the sidewalk in front of a Hillsdale Avenue home.
The vehicle struck and damaged a retaining wall on the property, and there was heavy damage to the vehicle, according to the police report.
The driver, identified as Alan Peace, 29, of Mt. Lebanon, told police he swerved to miss a deer as he was turning from Belrose Avenue onto Hillsdale, according to the police report. Police determined that Peace was speeding and possibly ran the stop sign at that intersection.
Peace was not injured, and was issued a traffic citation for speeding.
Also in the blotter:
Officers from Dormont and Mt. Lebanon responded to the parking lot of PNC Bank at 2882 West Liberty Avenue at 7:44 p.m. for a report of a man beating a woman. Witnesses told police they saw the man, identified as Ryan Stranko, 33, of Pittsburgh, hit the woman’s head against a car, and then off of the pavement. The woman was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of injuries to her head and face. Stranko was charged with aggravated assault.
Rose Iuni, 53, of Dormont, was issued a citation for criminal mischief. According to the police report, Iuni damaged the rear window of a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of McNeilly Road around 12:30 p.m., claiming that the vehicle’s owner was providing drugs to Iuni’s family member.
This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.