Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Three incidents, two of them related, were reported at the bar between April 27 and 28.
Dormont police responded to multiple incidents at Vasta Lounge on West Liberty Avenue between April 27 and April 28. Officers on patrol in the area at 2:15 a.m. on April 27 saw a fight in front of the bar. Two men—identified as Shandrew Vaughn, 35, of Pittsburgh and Carlies Womack, 34, also of Pittsburgh—were arrested after police said they refused to leave the scene, and yelled obscenities at officers. According to the police reports, Vaughn attempted to start fights with bar patrons while in the presence of police. He was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Womack was cited for public drunkenness. At 2:40 a.m. on the same day, police again responded to the area for a report that …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Dormont police news, April 19 to April 26.
Dormont police made multiple public drunkenness arrests in the borough last week, with several occurring on the same day. Three arrests were made on April 25: Also in the blotter: This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, April 22, 2013
In two separate incidents last Sunday, alcohol-related arrests were made on the LRT tracks in Dormont.
Alcohol played a role in two separate arrests near the LRT tracks in Dormont on April 14. Just before 2:30 a.m., a Dormont officer on patrol in the 1400 block of Dormont Avenue reportedly saw a Jeep driving the wrong way down the one-way street. According the police report, while the officer was turning his car around to follow the Jeep, the driver made a left-hand turn onto the Port Authority tracks and became stuck. The officer notified the Port Authority Police, who arrived on scene and placed the driver, Simon Mason, 29, of Pittsburgh, under arrest for driving under the influence. Dormont police said that while waiting for a tow truck to remove the Jeep from the tracks, the Port Authority police received another call, this one for a …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here's the Week in Review, March 18 to March 22.
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- Erin Faulk
Saturday, March 23
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Mystery Solved: Containers Were Septic Tanks St. Patrick's Weekend Nets Four Public Drunkenness Arrests in Dormont Armed Robbery at Dormont CoGo's Anime Sunday at Dormont's Hollywood Theater Opening Night: KO Presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Four public drunkenness arrests were made in the borough between March 16 and 17.
Four public drunkenness arrests were reported in Dormont between March 16 and March 17. This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, March 11, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A man was cited after accidentally walking into the wrong home in Dormont last week.
A Mt. Lebanon man was arrested Feb. 28 after he allegedly walked into a stranger's house uninvited by mistake. Dormont police responded to a Wisconsin Avenue home when a woman called to report that she had been sleeping, and woke up to find her dogs barking at a man—later identified as Christopher Miranda, 35—standing inside her front door. The woman told police she called 911 after she asked the man's name, and he refused to tell her. Police said Miranda had a strong smell of alcoholic beverage on his person when they arrived, and had glassy, bloodshot eyes. Miranda told police he was trying to go to a friend's house, and had entered the wrong house by mistake. Police cited Miranda for public drunkenness. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on…
Monday, February 25, 2013
According to police, two men tried to start a confrontation with an off-duty officer.
Two brothers were arrested after police say they tried to start a fight with an off-duty police officer. Dormont police responded to the parking lot of PNC Bank on West Liberty Avenue at 1:42 p.m. on Feb. 17 for a report of a possible assault. According to the police report, two men—identified as brothers Michael Brown, 45, of Pittsburgh and William Brown, 48, of Dormont—tried to start a confrontation with a man in the parking lot. The man was an off-duty police officer from another local department, who contacted Dormont police with a description of the men. Dormont police located the men in the area of Potomac and Broadway avenues. Each of the men was charged with public drunkenness. This information was supplied by Dormont Police. Where…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Dormont blotter, Dec. 28 to Jan. 4.
A man was arrested on numerous charges after he first called the police for assistance, then allegedly refused to let them help. According to the report by Dormont police, Austin Deaver, 27, of Dormont called police at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 1 and reported that his girlfriend was unconscious at his apartment in the 3200 block of West Liberty Avenue and needed help. Police said when they arrived at the apartment, they found a bong-type device. At that point, according to the police report, Deaver told the police to leave the apartment and attempted to physically stop the police from getting to the woman. Deaver was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Dormont police blotter, Nov. 2 to Nov. 9.
Employees from the City of Pittsburgh unintentionally raised suspicion among some Dormont residents last week. Dormont police responded to the 1700 block of Potomac Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Nov. 7 for a call that people were walking around the neighborhood in what appeared to be orange jumpsuits, similar to uniforms worn at correctional facilities, including Allegheny County Jail. Police determined that residents actually had seen members of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Environmental Services. The 1700 block of Potomac Avenue borders the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Beechview. The city’s Environmental Services unit holds a number of responsibilities, including refuse and recycling collection, bulk waste pickup, rodent control, and …