Atlanta police arrest 6 in night of chaos after violent protesters lit cop car ablaze, smashed windows

 

Rioters aimed fireworks and rocks at the Atlanta Police Foundation building on Saturday evening, according to video of the scene.

Atlanta police arrested at least six people after a peaceful protest Saturday erupted into a night of chaos and violence that included protesters smashing windows and setting a police vehicle on fire, the mayor said.

“Atlanta is safe and our police officers have resolved the disruptions downtown from earlier in the evening,” City of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said Saturday evening.

“The City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will continue to protect the right to peaceful protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction,” the mayor added.

Source: Atlanta police arrest 6 in night of chaos after violent protesters lit cop car ablaze, smashed windows

Standoff in Torrance as police find van linked to Lunar New Year mass shooting

Police have located a white van they believe is connected to the gunman who opened fire at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park on Saturday night, killing 10 people and injuring 10 others.

Multiple police cars surrounded the vehicle in Torrance on Sunday morning and shots were fired, law enforcement sources told The Times. It was not known who was in the vehicle or whether there were any injuries.

The shooting occurred on Lunar New Year’s Eve about seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles. L.A. County Sheriff Robert Luna said it was too early to tell whether the festival was connected to the shooting.

A law enforcement source briefed on the matter said the gunman used a high-powered assault rifle at close range. Some witnesses described a white cargo van, which Luna said should be considered “a van of interest.”

Photos of the suspected Monterey Park mass shooter. 

An advisory from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as an adult Asian man, about 5 foot, 10 inches and weighing 150 pounds. An image showed the man in a black leather jacket, beanie and glasses.

Source: Standoff in Torrance as police find van linked to Lunar New Year mass shooting

Large police presence investigates 2 scenes in Pittsburgh’s South Side, at least 2 hospitalized

A large police presence is investigating two different scenes in Pittsburgh’s South Side. around 9pm Saturday

At least one person was taken to a hospital from the intersection of South 10th Street and East Carson Street. Another person was taken to a hospital from South 4th Street and Bingham Street.

People who live in the area believe the investigations are related to a shooting.

“My friend texted me saying there was a shooting outside the building and I had no idea ‘cause I usually hear sirens when there are cops around but tonight I didn’t hear anything ‘cause they don’t have their sirens on,” said one South Side resident.

We have reached out to Pittsburgh police for more details and are waiting to hear back.

It is unclear at this time if the two scenes are related.

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Source: Large police presence investigates 2 scenes in Pittsburgh’s South Side, at least 2 hospitalized

Pa. state police seized $65 million worth of illegal drugs last year

Pennsylvania State Police troopers got more than $65 million worth of illegal drugs off streets across the commonwealth in 2022, according to a report released Wednesday. That includes 547 pounds of cocaine and 348 pounds of fentanyl, with a combined street value of $20.9 million.

Source: Pa. state police seized $65 million worth of illegal drugs last year

Target 11: City of Pittsburgh cancels scheduled bargaining session with police union

Source: Target 11: City of Pittsburgh cancels scheduled bargaining session with police union

State police investigating after incident that left one person injured in Pittsburgh

Incident happened early Thursday morning

Police activity was spotted near the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority plant.

The police activity was near a cliff that a person might have fallen from and the person that fell was reportedly either on or near railroad tracks.

Oncoming train traffic was stopped for about an hour due to the police activity.

State police said any further details about the police activity will come in a news release at a later time.

Source: State police investigating after incident that left one person injured in Pittsburgh

Target 11 Exclusive: Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board considering action against city

Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle has learned that the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board is considering issuing a subpoena to force the city of Pittsburgh to turn over documents they contend may shed critical information on three recent incidents involving officers who allegedly failed to follow orders.

Earle reached out to the city for an update on the status of the information requested by the CPRB.

A spokesperson told Earle that the Law Department is still reviewing the request.

Source: Target 11 Exclusive: Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board considering action against city

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Pittsburgh police arrest 2 men after a chase on and off the Parkway, at least 2 cars struck Triblive.com

Two men were arrested by Pittsburgh Police after a chase ended in a crash downtown Wednesday evening.

Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz reported plainclothes detectives saw a man wanted on a federal drug warrant in the parking lot of a gas station at Beechwood Boulevard and Browns Hill Road shortly before 5 p.m.

Another man got out of a vehicle and got into one with the warrant suspect.

Cruz said the men fled as detectives began approaching them, with the suspects taking off onto the Parkway, nearly hitting one of the detectives.

A chase ensued. The suspects’ vehicle struck at least two and possibly three vehicles before exiting the Parkway and crashing at Fort Pitt Boulevard and Stanwix Street Downtown, Cruz said.

No injuries were reported.

The men were identified as James Montgomery and Darryl Lewis, both of Hazelwood.

Source: Pittsburgh police arrest 2 men after a chase on and off the Parkway, at least 2 cars struck

Police searching for teenager missing from Armstrong County believed to be in ‘immediate danger’

Manor Township police are searching for a teenage girl who is believed to be in immediate danger.

According to a Facebook post from police, 13-year-old Haley, also known as Cameron, was last seen in the area of Armstrong Junior Senior High School, walking toward Kibuks Motorcycles around 4 p.m.

Cameron was last seen wearing baggy black pants, a black long-sleeved T-shirt with a black T-shirt on top. Police said they have short brown hair and is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds.

Anyone who has information on their whereabouts should contact Manor Township police at 724-763-9677.

A search of the area was suspended overnight.

Source: Police searching for teenager missing from Armstrong County believed to be in ‘immediate danger’

Man killed in Westmoreland County motorcycle crash

Timothy L. Glover, Jr., of Roscoe Borough, was riding his motorcycle traveling west on Route 31 near Zemba Lane in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway, according to the county coroner’s report.

Deputy Coroner Cara L. Shaffer pronounced him dead at the scene.

Pennsylvania State Police Greensburg Barracks also investigated.

State police confirmed that Glover worked out of the barracks in Uniontown.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday at David J. Henney Funeral Home in Library.

Source: Man killed in Westmoreland County motorcycle crash

Police officer struck as driver flees traffic stop in Pittsburgh

At 3 a.m. Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3 pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of McKinley Street and Grogan Avenue for a possible DUI.

An officer exited his vehicle and spoke with the driver who provided his name and date of birth, but could not provide a driver’s license. The suspect then fled from the stop, striking the officer in the leg.

Police followed the vehicle, which ultimately turned down a dead end in the 700 block of Margaret Street in Mount Oliver, hitting a tree.

The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by EMS to be medically cleared before being transported to the ACJ.The officer was not seriously injured and was evaluated by medics on scene.

The driver had an outstanding warrant and a large amount of narcotics were recovered from inside the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Police officer struck as driver flees traffic stop in Pittsburgh

Target 11 Exclusive: City of Pittsburgh paid $50,000 for drones, never used them

It has been four years since the city of Pittsburgh purchased two high-tech drones at a cost of more than $50,000. But Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle has learned they’ve never been used. Earle wanted to know why the drones have never gotten off the ground. He questioned the city’s new public safety director, Lee Schmidt.

Schmidt said the biggest concern is privacy. He said he’s working on a policy that will outline the proper uses of drones by city departments. Target 11 requested a copy of that policy but so far has not received the copy.

Source: Target 11 Exclusive: City of Pittsburgh paid $50,000 for drones, never used them

Pittsburgh scrapping college credit requirement for police recruits

Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration intends to upend a longstanding requirement for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, eliminating the need for applicants to have college credits before they apply and making the police academy count for some of the credits.

The move comes as the number of sworn officers has continued to dwindle since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bureau is fully staffed at 900 sworn officers. As of Friday, the bureau had 841, and officials have previously noted that more than 200 are eligible for retirement.

Source: Pittsburgh scrapping college credit requirement for police recruits

Suspicious fire engulfs three Pittsburgh police vehicles – WTAE

A suspicious fire engulfed three Pittsburgh police vehicles on Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out a little before 3 a.m. outside of a building on Western Avenue on the city’s North Side.

Officials said they determined the fire is arson.

Police have not announced any arrests.

Source: Suspicious fire engulfs three Pittsburgh police vehicles

Juvenile injured after police pursuit ends in Pittsburgh neighborhood, 1 person arrested

Allegheny County dispatchers said police and medics were sent to Middletown Road and Evanston Street in Sheraden at 5:40 p.m.

A juvenile was taken to the UPMC Children’s Hospital and one person is in custody after a police pursuit ended in a Pittsburgh neighborhood, police say.

Source: Juvenile injured after police pursuit ends in Pittsburgh neighborhood, 1 person arrested

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Delmont police: Man in rainbow wig with gun taken into custody outside Dairy Queen

Delmont police said this started with a 911 call for an “erratic driver” along Route 66 on Saturday.

Police say the man had a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his pocket, and that a search found two more loaded handguns in his vehicle.

“The male continued to state that he was ‘undercover’ and then stated he was ‘working to restore Trump to President King of the United States’ and that he was armed to ‘kill Democrats and liberals’ and protect himself from ‘drug traffickers,'” police said in the statement.

Source: Delmont police: Man in rainbow wig with gun taken into custody outside Dairy Queen

Community condemns deaths in Allegheny County Jail as new survey reveals harrowing lockdown conditions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Faith leaders and community members, including the mother of a 26-year-old man who died this March, honored the 16 men who have died in Allegheny County Jail since April 2020 on Thursday evening at an event organized by the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network.

“If they were not in that jail, they would be alive today,” Brandi Fisher, president of the nonprofit Alliance for Police Accountability, told the crowd outside the Allegheny County Courthouse.

The event took place right before a tense jail oversight board meeting where the results of a survey taken at the height of the coronavirus pandemic revealed harrowing conditions inside the jail.

The group demanded immediate jail reforms

Source: Community condemns deaths in Allegheny County Jail as new survey reveals harrowing lockdown conditions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man shot, killed when confronting Pittsburgh police officer with gun during search for missing woman – WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH — A search for a missing woman took a deadly turn when a man was shot and killed after confronting a Pittsburgh police officer with a gun Thursday night.

Pittsburgh police responded to the 1400 block of Rydal Street in Pittsburgh’s Westwood neighborhood around 8:58 p.m. to assist Robinson Township police with locating a missing woman.

The woman from Robinson Township was reported missing and endangered by family earlier that evening at 6:45 p.m.

Police said the missing woman was found inside the home. It’s unclear if she was being held against her will, or what brought her to the home. We’re working to learn more about those circumstances.

Source: Man shot, killed when confronting Pittsburgh police officer with gun during search for missing woman – WPXI

Two Oklahoma County deputies shot in southwest OKC

An Oklahoma County deputy died and another was injured after a suspect opened fire Monday afternoon in an Oklahoma City neighborhood.

Authorities said the suspect and officers exchanged gunfire during the pursuit, which ended at Tinker Air Force Base’s main gate. The suspect surrendered outside the gate and was taken into custody.

Source: Two Oklahoma County deputies shot in southwest OKC

Police: Man shoots, kills himself inside Center Township police vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A man is dead after state police said he shot himself inside a Center Township police vehicle on Friday.

The Beaver County district attorney said Center Township officers served a search warrant at a home on Geneva Drive shortly after noon and took a man into custody.

Sources said the man resisted arrest and had a gun. Police disarmed him, handcuffed him, then put him inside the police vehicle.

On the way to the police station, the district attorney said the man shot a gun, then died.

Police have not said how the man got a gun inside the car.

Source: Police: Man shoots, kills himself inside Center Township police vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

Police respond to multiple incidents in McKeesport Saturday night – CBS Pittsburgh

McKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – A large police presence has gathered at two scenes very close to one another in McKeesport.

The first location is near a convenience store on Sumac Street. No one on the scene would confirm any details, but our photojournalist saw a car window had been shot out.

Police officials were able to clear the first scene as of 10:39 PM.

Then, nearby on Craig Street, our photojournalists were able to capture video of a car that went into a home’s porch.

It is unknown if these two incidents are connected at this time.

Source: Police respond to multiple incidents in McKeesport – CBS Pittsburgh

Two people face drug charges after social media post draws police to Pittsburgh’s East Hills

PITTSBURGH — A social media post showing a teen waiving a gun has led to two arrests.

Police say they recognized the location in the post and acted fast.

Police said discovered that the video was shot in a parking lot in East Hills. They went to the scene and found a large group of young people, many of which were underage. The group fled and police were able to catch up with two of them.

Police arrested an underage male and 21-year-old Storm Marby. Marby is accused of dropping a stolen firearm during the foot pursuit with police. Officers found a total of eight firearms, four bricks of heroin, two bundles of fentanyl and other drugs in vehicles left behind at the scene.

Source: Two people face drug charges after social media post draws police to Pittsburgh’s East Hills

Police officers free man from burning car following crash in Downtown Pittsburgh

The crash happened late Thursday night

Pittsburgh Public Safety said three officers who happened to be in the area came upon the burning car, reached in and freed the unconscious man from the vehicle.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition

The officers were not hurt when they rescued sthe man..

Five passengers and a bus driver were on board the Port Authority bus that was involved in the crash.

Four of the five passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Source: Police officers free man from burning car following crash in Downtown Pittsburgh

Police: Autocorrected text triggered large police presence on Pittsburgh’s North Side – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A misinterpreted text message sparked a scary situation in the city’s North Side on Friday afternoon.

At around 12:30 p.m. many workers and guests at Nova Place were promptly evacuated, while nearby neighbors watched police and EMS fill the entire block of South Commons Street, shutting down portions of the street to manage what was believed to be an active shooter.

Police confirmed that this afternoon, a frantic 911 caller had reported that shots were heard in the Nova Place office building. In response, both city and county police arrived at the scene.

For more than two hours, police searched Nova Place and the vicinity.

At one point, Pittsburgh Public School District also confirmed that nearby elementary schools such as King PreK-8 and Allegheny PreK-5 were also placed on lockdown.

All these actions, for what ultimately turned out to be a big misunderstanding.

According to police, a person meant to text “fire alarm,” but instead sent “firearm.”

“The person texted [another] person off-site fire alarm. [But] what was meant to say fire alarm came out as firearm.  When they didn’t respond to their phone, the person that got the text called police because they thought there was an immediate danger, but there was not,” said Maurice Matthews, PIO for the City of Pittsburgh Police.

Officials later confirmed there were no injuries, victims, or a shooter.

“Responding officers arrived on scene and didn’t find any evidence of a shooting, no victims, and few people even said that they didn’t hear anything,” added Mathews.

>>PHOTOS: Large police response on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Source: Police: Autocorrected text triggered large police presence on Pittsburgh’s North Side – WPXI

Uptown Bar Shut Down After Raid

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A bar in Uptown was shut down after a raid.

The state calls it a nuisance bar with complaints about drug activity and late-night noise and has been trying to shut it down for years. On Wednesday, agents once again raided Ace’s & Deuce’s lounge on Fifth Avenue and shut it down — at least for now.

Agents from the Nuisance Bar Taskforce descended on the bar shortly after 1 p.m. and by midday, the Allegheny County Health Department had shut it down for numerous violations. But the investigation goes deeper.

Detectives from vice and narcotics, state police and agents from the Liquor Control Board descended on the bar en masse much to the delight of the bar’s neighbor, the Bethlehem Haven Woman’s Shelter.

The shelter for women in recovery has been one of the major sources of complaints against the bar for drug activity and late-night noise. Executive Director Annette Fetchko calls it a threat to the health and safety of her clients.

Source: Uptown Bar Shut Down After Raid

State trooper based in Hempfield charged with harassment

A state trooper’s duties have been restricted after he was cited this week in connection with an incident at his Mt. Pleasant Township home. Michael S.J. Predajna, 37, is facing two counts of harassment. Citations filed by state police indicate that he slapped someone at his home at 2:10 a.m.

Source: State trooper based in Hempfield charged with harassment

State Police Trooper Arrested In Off-Duty Physical Altercation – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was taken into custody early on Saturday morning.

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Trooper Scott Myers was arrested following an off-duty physical altercation in the early morning hours on Saturday at a home in Summerhill Township, Cambria County.

Myers is facing a felony charge along with multiple misdemeanor charges related to a physical altercation with another adult male.

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He is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, terrorist threats, and harassment.

Myers has been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the criminal charges.

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Source: State Police Trooper Arrested In Off-Duty Physical Altercation – CBS Pittsburgh

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