Swastika Found in Snow on Sharon Drive in Forest Hills

Also threatening phone call, intoxicated people and loud music in this week's Forest Hills police log.

A resident of Sharon Drive called Forest Hills police at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 17 after returning home and finding a swastika sign had been shoveled out in the snow in her driveway.

A neighbor told police that three boys had been walking through the neighborhood that afternoon carrying snow shovels. Police Chief Chuck Williams said it appears to be a random incident.

The residents were advised to call police if they notice anything else suspicious.

In other news from the Forest Hills police blotter this week:

Feb. 19

  • A resident of the 400 block of Glasgow Road reported that an injured raccoon or opossum was in his garage at 7:48 a.m. Police arrived and found the animal was visibly sick or injured and bleeding heavily from the mouth. The animal was euthanized. 
  • Police were dispatched to Ardmore Boulevard at Morrow Road about 6:09 a.m. for a report of a woman dressed in a gown and a red jacket or shirt. The caller was concerned the woman might have walked away from Juniper Village. The officers checked Ardmore Boulevard several times and the side streets but did not located the woman.

Feb. 18

  • The manager at the Spee-D Mart on Ardmore Boulevard received a threatening phone call about 11:40 p.m. Feb. 17 from a woman using a blocked caller ID number. The caller claimed to have been in the store on the morning of Feb. 17. Police reviewed the surveillance video and saw the woman in question. A report will be kept on file in case she comes into the store again. 
  • A resident of the 1600 block of Ardmore Boulevard called police to report that when he called home to check his phone messages at about 1:37 p.m., an unknown woman answered the phone. He called back several times after that and got no answer. He told police he was pretty sure he had dialed the right phone number when the woman answered. Police checked the house and found no activity.
  • Police answered a call from a resident in the 200 block of Greenfield Avenue in Chalfant that an intoxicated woman was attempting to drive a car and screaming at an individual trying to stop her. Officers tried to calm the woman down several times but she refused to comply. She was arrested, taken to the police station and placed in a holding cell. Later, she was issued a traffic citation for disorderly conduct and transported to her residence.
  • Police were called to the Pizza Hut on Ardmore Boulevard about 12:23 a.m. for a report of a vehicle with loud music. A vehicle there had its rear trunk open with very loud music coming from inside. The owner of the car, a Pizza Hut employee, was advised.

Feb. 17

  • A man reported he had seen a hand-to-hand transaction by a man in a black Chevy Tahoe about 9:36 p.m. in front of a residence on Bryn Mawr Road. An officer searched the area but did not find the vehicle.
  • Officers were dispatched to Ardmore Boulevard at Morrow Road about 2:55 a.m. for a report of a possible intoxicated man walking in the roadway. Forest Hills officers were tied up on another call, so Braddock Hills and Wilkinsburg officers responded and found the man on Ardmore near Braddock Road. The man was given a courtesy transport to his home in North Braddock.
  • A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot at Koch Park with its lights off at 11:23 p.m. Police found two older adults talking in the vehicle. They were advised that they could not be in the park.

Feb. 16

  • Two officers were flagged down at 7:44 a.m. by the borough public works foreman, who reported that the rear door on a house under construction on Cara Lin Drive was open. Police determined the doors had just been installed and had no hardware to lock them. The wind had blown the door open.


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