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  • COPS AND CRUISERS.  The Police Vehicle Car Show was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Koenig Field.
     
  • On Monday October 31, 2011 (Halloween) several residents reported that their vehicle tires were slashed during the evening hours, possibly during the “trick or treating” hours. In total, more than fifteen vehicles parked along Greendale and Pennwood Avenues, as well as Race Street, were vandalized. There were also multiple vehicles targeted on nearby streets in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact the police department as soon as possible. This is an active investigation and your tips may be valuable to solving this case.

  • On October 28, 2011 Officer Michael Crow completed his final day as a full-time officer with the department. Officer Crow served the borough in that capacity for more than seven years. Officer Crow also retired from another job in the private sector and will continue to work here on a part-time basis while having more time to enjoy his retirement.

  • On Saturday September 24, 2011 the Edgewood, Swissvale and Braddock Hills Police Departments conducted another sobriety checkpoint in the 1600 block of South Braddock Avenue. Several hundred vehicles passed through the checkpoint in a few hours.

    The checkpoint was very successful, as eight arrests for driving under the influence were made. Officers also issued thirty-nine state traffic citations for violations ranging from driving under suspension to having an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. Over thirty vehicles were towed due to arrests or major vehicle code infractions, such as having no insurance or not being licensed to drive. Funding for the checkpoint was again made possible by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. Below are some photos taken during the checkpoint.

 

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A final briefing takes place to
go over the details. 
Officers question motorists passing
through the checkpoint.
Officers prepare to tow a vehicle that was
stopped during the checkpoint.
     

 

  • On September 7, 2011 officers received a report of an armed robbery at the GameStop store in the Edgewood Towne Centre during the early evening hours. Edgewood and Swissvale police officers immediately responded to the area. Officers spotted the suspect in the parking lot and he fled on foot as they attempted to stop him. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was cornered and apprehended at gunpoint.

    During the chase the suspect discarded a fully loaded 10mm semi-automatic pistol, which was later found to be stolen. Money that was stolen during the robbery was also recovered on the suspect. The suspect was transported to the Allegheny County Jail and was charged with multiple felony violations. He is currently awaiting trial.

  •  The Borough of Edgewood held its annual Community Day festivities on Saturday August 27, 2011. The police department had many officers present for the events, which included a large fireworks show in the evening. The department set up a crime prevention booth and also raffled off prizes to children in attendance.

 

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Sgt. Kaskie and Ofc. Markus staffing
the crime prevention booth.
Chief Payne prepares to raffle off prizes,
including the bicycle.
   
  •  On June 25, 2011, during the early morning hours, a 911 call was received for an elderly man living on Pennwood Avenue in full cardiac arrest. Paramedics were dispatched to that location. Officer Brian Wyke was on duty and responded. He arrived on scene first and learned that the man had not been breathing for over four minutes and had no pulse.

    Officer Wyke began to perform CPR on the man while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Officer Wyke was able re-gain a pulse from him prior to the ambulance arriving. Due to the quick response and actions of Officer Wyke the man survived a near fatal heart attack. This was the fourth “save” by Edgewood officers in recent years.

  • On March 31, 2011 officers responded to an armed robbery report that occurred near the Edgewood Primary School.  A juvenile male was robbed while walking home from the C.C. Mellor Library.  A firearm was displayed during the robbery. 

    An investigation into the robbery began, which led to the development of a suspect.  The victim was able to positively identify the suspect from a photo array.  On April 7, 2011 Edgewood police officers arrested the suspect without incident in Wilkinsburg.  The suspect, a juvenile, was charged as an adult and taken to the Allegheny County Jail.

  • On Sunday March 20, 2011 the Edgewood and Swissvale Police Departments jointly conducted a sobriety checkpoint during the early morning hours.  The checkpoint was located in the 1600 block of South Braddock Avenue near the Edgewood Towne Centre.  Approximately six hundred vehicles passed through the checkpoint in a period of a little more than three hours.

    Edgewood and Swissvale officers combined to make nine DUI arrests, one warrant arrest (wanted person), three disorderly conduct arrests and one narcotics related arrest.  In addition to the arrests, multiple traffic citations were issued for driving under suspension and other traffic offenses.  Several vehicles were also towed.

    The police officers were also assisted by a licensed nurse who was on scene to draw blood for chemical analysis on suspected drunk drivers.  The Monroeville Fire Department also assisted by providing a vehicle command center, as well as members of the Edgewood Fire Department, who were on scene providing additional lighting support.  The checkpoint was a team effort from all involved and proved to be very successful.  Special thanks to the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office for providing the funding for the checkpoint.  Below are some photos taken during the checkpoint.

 

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Chief Payne briefs officers
on final details prior to the checkpoint.
Officers prepare for the
start of the checkpoint.
Vehicles slow down and line
up to enter the checkpoint.
Officers working in the
"processing area."  Field sobriety
testing and blood draws from arrested DUI suspects were conducted here.
       
  • On January 24, 2011 during the evening hours officers made a traffic stop on Edgewood Avenue which resulted in the arrest of an adult male for drug trafficking and firearms violations.  A police canine from the Swissvale Police Department was called in and alerted to the likelihood of illegal narcotics in the vehicle.  A search warrant was then obtained and the vehicle was impounded and searched.  Almost five pounds of marijuana was recovered from the vehicle, as well as a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and several thousand dollars in US currency.  Below are some photos of the seized contraband.

 

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