Monday, April 8, 2013
Pittsburgh police have arrested a total of 43 suspects.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Narcotics Investigations Unit arrested 43 people, including two men and one woman from Brookline, after a 10-month long drug trafficking investigation in Carrick. Junius Smith, 38, is charged with delivery of heroin; Tyler Makstutis, 27, is charged with intent to deliver heroin; and India Frierson, 33, is charged with delivery of heroin. Eleven more arrests are still pending. Detectives began their investigation in April 2012 after numerous neighbor complaints. They seized 6,654 stamp bags of Heroin (street value of $66,540.00); 113 grams of crack cocaine (street value $13,560.00); 44 Xanax pills, 15 Vicoden pills, 6 Percocet pills, (combined street value of $650.00); five grams of marijuana (street value $…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Zone 6 police blotter, March 25 to March 31.
Pittsburgh police reported a number of marijuana arrests, as well as other crimes, in the Brookline and Beechview neighborhoods between March 25 and March 31. Burglary Theft from vehicle Arrests 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. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Drugs and a large amount of cash were found in a car during a traffic stop on Broadway Avenue.
Drugs and a large amount of cash were found in a car during a routine traffic stop on Broadway Avenue in Beechview, according to a report from Pittsburgh Police. According to the police report, an officer stopped a car in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue just after 9 p.m. on March 30 for speeding. The driver was unable to produce a drivers license, and according to the report, officers smelled marijuana inside the car. Officers recovered a large amount of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags, stored inside a computer bag in the car. A plastic bag containing $13,300 of cash and a 40-caliber round of ammunition also were found in the car. No weapons were found. The driver, identified as Alejandro Hernandez or Alejandro Fernandez, 22, of …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, March 18 to March 24.
A BB gun was used in three different cases of criminal mischief, all in the 1800 block of Fallowfield Avenue in Beechview, between March 23 and March 24. The first instance occurred between 9 p.m. on March 23 and 9 a.m. on March 24, when a BB gun was used to shoot the window and the side of a vehicle parked on the street. Two more cases followed. The window of a home in the same block was shot with a BB gun on March 24 between 2 a.m. and 10:05 a.m, and damage to a second vehicle in that block—a broken window—was reported at 8:45 a.m. Those with information can contact Pittsburgh Police. Callers can remain anonymous. Also in the blotter: Theft Theft from vehicle Arrest This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Two people were arrested for allegedly breaking into cars in the Banksville area and stealing GPS units.
Two people were arrested Monday for allegedly breaking into unlocked cars in the area and stealing various items, mainly, GPS units. Police arrested Scott Richard Lazor of Imperial, and Crystal Lee Mros, of Clinton, on Greentree Road. Pittsburgh police had initially responded to the 2300 block of Rosegarden Road in Banksville for a resident's report of suspicious people in dark clothing who were carrying backpacks and looking into car windows. According to the police report, the two had stolen a GPS until from a vehicle in the area. The GPS was returned to its owner. Lazor was charged with theft from a motor vehicle, and with loitering and prowling at night. He is being held in Allegheny County Jail, according to court dockets. A …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mary Ann Verdecchia's disappearance rocked the Pittsburgh area in 1962.
One of the oldest and most memorable missing persons cases in southwestern Pennsylvania is that of Mary Ann Verdecchia, who disappeared from Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood on June 7, 1962. The 10-year-old had lived with her aunt in the five years after her parents separated. She had returned home after a half day of classes at Immaculate Conception School, changed out of her school uniform and went outside about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Mary Ann go into the Martinique Apartments on Baum Boulevard. A woman resident who she ran errands for sent her to the store. She was seen going back into the apartment about 2:45 p.m. And that was the last reported sighting of her. About 6 p.m., her relatives began looking for her. They called police…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, March 4 to March 10.
The following 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. Burglary Theft Stolen Vehicle Criminal Mischief Arrests Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Three of the thefts occurred from unlocked cars on Potomac Avenue.
Five thefts occurred in the Banksville area—three on Potomac Avenue, near the Dormont border—between March 4 and March 10. Pittsburgh Police report that all thefts occurred from unlocked vehicles, and several GPS units were stolen. Thefts occurred at the following locations and times: Police remind resients to remove valuables from vehicles, lock vehicles, and call 911 to report suspicious activity. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Feb. 25 to March 3.
Within a day of each other, two criminal incidents involving damage or theft from a vehicle were reported in Brookline. On Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m., the window of a vehicle was reportedly broken and money stolen from inside. The vehicle was parked in the 700 block of Norwich Avenue at the time of the incident. In a separate incident, it was reported that the window of a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Brookline Boulevard was broken between 11 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 7 a.m. on Feb. 28. Those with information are asked to contact Pittsburgh Police, Zone 6 detectives. Also in the blotter: Arrests 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 …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday's drug bust in Brookline netted $43,000 of heroin, plus other drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A drug bust Thursday morning in Brookline netted $43,000 worth of heroin, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Pittsburgh Police. Police, including narcotics detectives and a SWAT unit, arrested three people at a residence in the 400 block of Winterhill Street, after a month-long investigation, and receiving numerous complaints of illegal drug activity in the area. According to Pittsburgh Police, the following items were seized from the residence: Robert Anthony Agurs, 24, of Garfield; Demetrius Williams, 21, of Beltzhoover; and Jennifer Jenkins, 25, of Brookline were arrested and taken to Allegheny County Jail. Each was charged with the following: possession of narcotics (heroin and marijuana); possession with intent …