Rocky Road Causes Flat Tires on Route 30
Forest Hills police found several vehicles with flat tires in Plaza Shopping Center after they hit rocks on the highway in North Braddock—and other Forest Hills police news.
When police arrived at the Plaza Shopping Center to take a report about 8:39 p.m., officers found several vehicles pulled into the parking lot with flat tires. All the drivers reported hitting what appeared to be rocks in the roadway in North Braddock.
The drivers all had help en route. Forest Hills officers advised them to file reports with North Braddock Police Department, which was informed of the roadway hazard.
- Strong winds that came with changing weather might have caused a tree to come down across the roadway on Forest Hills Road.
- At 2:44 a.m, police received a report of an intoxicated woman walking in the 300 block of Avenue A. An officer came across several people standing at Tugboat's bar waiting for a ride. A woman matching the description given police approached the officer. He noted she showed signs of intoxication and reeked of an alcoholic beverage. He advised her to wait with a friend and keep her voice down, but she walked to the side of the building and was yelling. The officer advised her a second time to sit down and be quiet. When she began walking back up the sidewalk, she was placed in handcuffs and taken to the police station, where she was placed in a holding cell until she was deemed sober. The woman was issued a citation for public drunkenness.
- Someone called police to report that a man was peering in through the windows of Christ Lutheran School on Barclay Avenue about 1:40 p.m. The man was there to pick up a friend who is an employee.
- A Fairfax Road resident called police to report that earlier in the day, the next door neighbor almost backed into her and her dog as he was pulling out of his driveway, making her fall down in the snow to get out of the way of his car. She claimed he stopped the car when he saw she fell and laughed at her. Police spoke to the neighbor, who said he must not have been paying attention as backed out. He said he did not intentionally try to hit his neighbor.
- A resident called to report a water main break in the 200 block of Avenue L.
- A car suffered major damage after colliding with a deer about 6:27 p.m. along Ardmore Boulevard near Centurion Commons. When police arrived, there was smoke coming from the vehicle and antifreeze on the roadway. The car sustained major front-end damage and was not driveable. The car was towed from the scene. Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department was called to clean up the roadway. Neither of the two occupants of the car needed medical attention but the deer was moved off the highway and the public works crew notified. Police transported the two occupants home to Turtle Creek.
- Woodland Hills EMS reported a motorist driving erratically on eastbound Ardmore Boulevard about 11:48 p.m. A police vehicle in the area pulled into the Domino's Pizza parking lot and waiting for the vehicle to pass. The vehicle made a U-turn and headed west on Ardmore, moving to the lane to turn left onto Yost Boulevard. The police car got behind the car and the officer observed the vehicle make a wide turn then cross the center line. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer spoke to the driver, Robert E. Edward of Duquesne, and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, according to a police report. The officer notice signs of intoxication. Edward's driver's license had been suspended because of driving under the influence. Edward declined to do field sobriety tests, so he was taken to Forest Hills police station, then to the Edgewood police station, where he was administered a breath-analyzer test. He faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield at 9 a.m. March 6 on charges of driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, and driving on roadway laned for traffic.
- A Forest Ridge Drive resident requested that police remove an intoxicated male who had been staying with her. Police escorted him from the residence.
- Forest Hills police assisted Wilkinsburg Police Department with the search for the elderly Bridgeville man who went missing on Jan. 24. The man's body was found Sunday near the Edgewood Borough dump.
- Two residents of Atlantic Avenue reported hearing gunshots fired in the neighborhood in the vicinity of Ardmore Boulevard and Marion Avenue about 8:18 p.m. Police checked businesses along Ardmore and some of the side streets but nothing was found.
- A female motorist reported a hit-and-run accident at about 2:58 p.m. on Yost Boulevard. One of the two cars involved left the scene.
- Forest Hills police assisted when Swissvale Police Department requested multiple back-up units in the 2300 block of Woodstock Avenue after a man help multiple individuals at gunpoint while police attempted to serve a warrant at the residence at about 7:38 p.m. At the scene, those individuals arrested or detained were place in the police cars of assisting departments.