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Crime and Incident

Intoxication

April 14, 2011

Officers and Carnegie Mellon EMS responded to Kappa Alpha Theta sorority for an intoxicated female. The student was transported to UPMC Shadyside hospital for treatment. No citation was issued, as this incident was an amnesty case.

Medical Emergency

April 14, 2011

A faculty member collapsed in the CFA Parking Lot. After nearly 25 minutes of resuscitation efforts, the faculty member regained consciousness and began breathing on her own. She was subsequently transported to UPMC Presbyterian hospital for further treatment.

Harassment

April 14, 2011

University Police responded to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for a complaint from an off-duty Student Life official that an intoxicated male was using obscenities and harassing her and her children. The male, a 20 year old student, was identified and issued a citation.

Theft

April 14, 2011

There was a report of a stolen cell phone in the University Center. Officers investigated the theft, identified the person in possession of the phone, and returned the phone to the owner. Criminal charges may be forthcoming.

Intoxication

April 14, 2011

Officers working the Big Boi concert observed an intoxicated male fighting in the crowd in front of the stage. The officers removed the male from the crowd and arrested him for public drunkenness, underage drinking, and disorderly conduct. The male provided false identification at the time of his arrest and was subsequently charged with carrying false identification.

Injury

April 15, 2011

Officers at the Buggy races assisted Pittsburgh medics when a buggy lost control and hit a bale of hay, injuring the driver. The injured driver was treated on scene and then transported to UPMC Presbyterian hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

DUI

April 16, 2011

A University Police officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle go through a red light when turning left from Fifth Avenue onto Morewood Avenue.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and smelled the odor of alcohol emanating from the driver. The driver failed the field sobriety testing, and was subsequently arrested for DUI and the red light violation.

DUI

April 16, 2011

An off-duty University Police officer reported that he believed he was behind an intoxicated driver on Fifth Avenue heading toward campus. Officers were able to locate and initiate a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle on Dithridge Street. The driver of the vehicle was deemed to be intoxicated. There were three small children in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, endangering the welfare of children, and recklessly endangering another person. The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to Allegheny County Children and Youth Services.

Medical Emergency

April 18, 2011

A campus security guard reported a male lying on the exterior steps at the Software Engineering Institute.

As officers were responding, the security guard radioed that the male got up and was walking on Fifth Avenue toward Craig Street. Officers located the male at the intersection of South Craig and Henry streets. The male was found to be in possession of three vials of pills. The male could not provide officers with his name, address, or date of birth. Pittsburgh EMS were summoned and they transported the male to UPMC Presbyterian hospital.