On Friday, October 22, 2021, Sgt.
The Bellevue PD is requesting your assistance with identifying any of the individuals in the videos displayed. These actors are suspected of a rash of theft from vehicles and vehicle theft. If you have any information regarding these and other theft cases please contact the department at (412) 766-7400 or by dialing 911 and requesting to speak with an officer.
This is a notification regarding the increase in items being stolen from unlocked vehicles. It is important that everyone ensure they are locking their vehicle doors and not leaving valuable items inside regardless if it is locked or unlocked. These are crimes of opportunity and the way to curb the temptation is to take away the opportunity.
The August 2021 blotter is attached as a PDF file below.
Our department is experiencing a high volume of unemployment scam reports. Please read the information below to help educate yourself on this and other scams. The information provided below comes from IDWatchDog.com:
Widespread Unemployment Fraud Strikes During the Pandemic: Steps for Individuals and Businesses
With sadness, we report the passing of Thomas Williams, otherwise known to the Bellevue Community as Lieutenant Williams. Lt. Williams served as a Bellevue Police Officer beginning in 1958 until his retirement from the force in June of 1992. Lt. Williams was also known for his clothing store on Lincoln Avenue, "Williams Men's Shop". Lt. Williams passed away on July 22 at the age of 84 surrounded by his family.
Beginning July 29 and running through August 31, the Allegheny County Health Department and USDA Wildlife Services will distribute raccoon rabies vaccine baits across Allegheny County. Baits will be delivered both by hand from ground vehicles, by helicopter, and by fixed-wing airplane. This effort helps reduce raccoon rabies, as well as human and pet exposures to rabid animals.
It has become noticeable that younger children are riding bicycles and smaller wheeled toys on the streets. This is very dangerous and much more so for children under the age of 10. There are some factors that increase the risk of serious injury the most obvious is a child emerging between two parked vehicles. A passing vehicle has no stopping time when a child passes into the street from an area the driver cannot see.
Police blotter - May 1-15, 2021 attached as PDF.
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