A resident called Edgewood police on Feb. 21 after finding a hand grenade while cleaning out a dresser in a home in the 400 block of Edgewood Avenue.
After making sure the grenade was not live, it was taken to the Edgewood Police Department. The grenade was turned over to the Allegheny County Bomb Squad for destruction.
- During a traffic stop for multiple violations, a man had a .40 caliber Springfield Armory handgun confiscated for safekeeping until he can prove he's the owner, according to Edgewood police. The man's vehicle was impounded.
- A resident of the 800 block of Walnut Street called police to report receiving phone calls regarding fraudulent contest winnings. Police provided the resident with information on frauds and scams. The resident was also advised to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
- Police were called to Edgewood Primary School for a report of a juvenile with a knife. The school is handling the incident.
- Water was flowing from a manhole cover and roadway, indicating a possible water line break. Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority was notified of the situation.
- A man reported that he bought pre-paid VISA cards at the Giant Eagle in Edgewood Towne Centre that turned out to be fraudulent. He will follow up with VISA representatives.
- A resident reported a suspicious person sitting in a black GMC near the corner of Locust and Hawthorne streets. The driver had just completed a business call at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
- A resident of the 100 block of Hawthorne Street called police after the resident saw a woman look through the window of her home. The caller confronted the woman, who said she was looking for a house to rent, then drove away in a blue minivan. The vehicle was located. Police advised the woman and sent her on her way.
- A woman driving a rental moving truck struck the top of the Race Street tunnel, causing damage to the roof of the vehicle. Police will issue a citation to the driver.
- A juvenile stole two packs of chicken from the Edgewood Towne Centre Giant Eagle. The youth was released to the custody of an adult.
- Police received a report of a road rage incident near the Edgewood Towne Centre Giant Eagle. By the time police arrived, the suspect had left the scene.
- A minor accident occurred in the 1300 block of South Braddock Avenue after one car rear ended another. There was very minor damage to the bumpers of both cars.
- Four women left the Eat'n Park in Edgewood Towne Centre without paying for their meals. They left the parking lot in a four-door Nissan with an Illinois registration. Police discovered that the car was rented from Enterprise, which was to have a representative call officers with more information.
- A resident of the 400 block of West Hutchinson Avenue called police after receiving threatening phone calls and texts.
- A traffic stop resulted in officers making an arrest at the intersection of Monongahela Avenue and Whipple Street. The vehicle's operator was driving with a suspended license. Police discovered the driver had an active warrant filed against him. The man was turned over to the county sheriff's department for transport to Allegheny County Jail.
- A woman was caught stealing $37.56 in merchandise from the Edgewood Towne Centre Giant Eagle. The store will pursue the theft through private prosecution.
- A vehicle parked in the lot outside the Edgewood Towne Centre Giant Eagle was struck by another car. The driver of the second car was located later on East End Avenue. He told police he was aware he struck the vehicle but did not feel that he needed to report the accident. There was minor damage to both vehicles. The man was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
- A woman reported that her purse and wallet were stolen while she was shopping at the Kmart in Edgewood Towne Centre. She told police that $2,000 was inside the purse. Two men are possible suspects. Police reviewed store surveillance and will continue the investigation.