Monday, February 4, 2013
Dormont blotter Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Dormont police have details about a car fire that occurred Dec. 2 at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue.
Dormont police have made an arrest following a Dec. 2 car fire at the Exxon station on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont. Police arrested Barry Hinkle, 33, of Dormont, after reviewing surveillance tapes from the gas station. Dormont police responded to Exxon just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 for a report that a car in the parking lot was on fire. According to the police report, someone used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire by the time police arrived. Police noticed that rags appeared to have been thrown underneath the car, and determined they had been used to start the fire. Police said surveillance tapes from the gas station showed a man, identified as Hinkle, setting fire to the car. According to the police report, Hinkle knew the car’s …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Dormont police are investigating several reports of tires slashed on Espy Avenue and nearby streets.
Dormont police are investigating several reports of tires slashed on vehicles parked on Espy Avenue and nearby streets. Police Sgt. James Burke said seven vehicles were damaged in this latest spree. Several of the cars were parked in the 2600 block of Espy Avenue and others were parked on Edgehill Street when they were damaged Nov. 4. One vehicle in the 1300 block of Arkansas Avenue was reported damaged on Nov. 5. The vehicle’s owners found and reported the damage the mornings of Nov. 4 and 5, Burke said. He said although that is the same weekend trick-or-treat was held in the borough, there does not seem to be any correlation. Burke said the incident caused more than an inconvenience for some residents, one of whom was a mother who …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Several cars were the target of vandalism this weekend.
Seven cars were targets of vandalism in Dormont over the weekend. Five cars in the 2600 block of Voelkel Avenue and two cars, one each in the 2700 and 2800 block of Connecticut Avenue, had slashed or punctured tires. A Voelkel Avenue resident contacted Dormont police on Saturday evening, Aug. 25, to report the vandalism. Police Chief Phil Ross said that when officers arrived, they noticed several cars on the street had damaged tires. Connecticut Avenue residents made similar reports the same evening. All of the damage occurred late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Ross said the incident seems to be an act of random vandalism, and that the police do not yet have suspect information, and no witnesses have come forward. Those with …