Thursday, May 9, 2013
Pittsburgh police are warning residents to keep cars locked and remove valuables from sight after several thefts in the area.
Following several theft-from-vehicle reports in the Banksville and Beechview neighborhoods, Pittsburgh police are warning residents to lock their cars, and to remove or hide valuable items from sight when cars are left unattended. On May 2, a license place was reported stolen from a vehicle parked near Hampshire and Cape May avenues in Beechview. The following thefts occurred overnight between May 4 and May 5 in Banksville: Those with information can contact Pittsburgh Police Zone 6 detectives. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dormont police blotter, April 12 to April 19.
Dormont police are investigating a theft-from-vehicle case that occurred in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue. According to the police report, a car was parked on a parking pad in that block when someone stole a backpack containing a laptop computer from inside the car. The owner told police the theft likely occurred between 11 p.m. on April 13 and 11 a.m. on April 14. Police Chief Michael Bisignani told Dormont-Brookline Patch the number of theft-from-vehicle cases typically increases when the weather improves, and warned that residents should be careful to keep vehicles locked. Those with information can contact the Dormont Police Department. Also in the blotter: Dormont police responded to Vasta Lounge on April 18 at 1:30 a.m. for a …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Zone 6 crime report, April 8 to April 14.
The following incidents were reported to Pittsburgh Police between April 8 and April 14: Theft from Vehicle Criminal Mischief 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.
Dormont police are investigating the incident.
Dormont police are investigating a theft-from-vehicle incident that occurred last week in the 3000 block of Wainbell Avenue. According to the police report, a purse containing a driver's license, other identification, checks, two credit cards and various accessories was stolen from the car. The victim told police the theft likely happened between 2 p.m. on April 7 and 11 a.m. on April 8. It is unknown whether the car was locked at the time of the theft, but no signs of forced entry were found. Police are investigating the incident. Those with information can contact Dormont police. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A Verona man was caught stealing from cars in the area of Jacob and Whited streets.
A Verona man was arrested in Brookline on Tuesday morning after a witness told police he saw the man breaking into cars in the area of Jacob and Whited streets. Pittsburgh police responded to the 2000 block of Jacob Street for a report of a suspicious person. A witness told officers that he'd seen a man enter two cars that did not belong to him, then leave the area and walk toward Whited Street. Police and a K-9 unit conducted a search in the area. Mark Cahill of Verona was found in a vehicle in the 1900 block of Jacob Street and was arrested. According to the police report, officers found Oxycotin, money, and items believed to have been stolen from vehicles on the street. Cahill was charged with theft from vehicle and possession of a …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Dec. 17 to Jan. 1.
Below is a list of crimes reported and arrests made by Pittsburgh police Zone 6 officers, from Dec. 17 to Jan. 1. Blotter information for the first week of January will be posted as soon as it is available. Aggravated Assault Burglary Theft Theft from vehicle Criminal Mischief 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.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Several thefts were reported in Dormont last week—all from unlocked cars.
Reports of petty theft from vehicles in Dormont have increased in the past week, and in all cases, the cars robbed were left unlocked. Dormont police Officer Don Kelly said six vehicle owners have filed theft reports, but possibly dozens of others have been victims. “When we talk to people, they’re saying they know neighbors who were hit, too,” Kelly said. “Some people are calling [the police] just to report it happened to them, but they aren’t filing official reports.” Kelly said the items stolen were mainly small items that could be taken quickly, including Garmin units, wallets, change and cell phones. He also said the thefts could be easily prevented, and encouraged residents to be careful and lock their cars, especially at the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Oct. 29 through Nov. 4.
A number of thefts, from both homes and vehicles, were reported during the first week of November in Brookline and nearby Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Burglaries and thefts were reported from homes and vehicles in Brookline, Beechview and Banksville between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. Here is a list of incidents reported to Pittsburgh police: Burglary Theft Theft from Vehicle Similar incidents also were reported during the past week in the Pittsburgh Zone 6 neighborhoods of Elliott, Crafton Heights, and Sheraden. 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-…