Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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City police car strikes pedestrian

A Pittsburgh police car struck and injured a pedestrian Saturday morning in East Liberty.

The 37-year-old male victim was conscious and talking when paramedics arrived, police said in a news release. He had a cut on his head and was in stable condition. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian.

Police said the man was dressed in black and conditions were dark and rainy.

The accident happened at 5:30 a.m. as an officer returning to the Zone 5 police station on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park turned left from East Liberty Boulevard onto Negley Run Boulevard, police said. The officer was alone in the car.

The police bureau's accident investigation squad was called out and determined that the police car was driving around 25 mph when the pedestrian was hit. The road was reopened around 8 a.m.

Police would not release the officer's name.

Home break-ins rattle Perry South residents

Pittsburgh police Saturday issued a warning to residents of the Perry South neighborhood on the North Side following four actual or attempted break-ins by at least two different people.

The incidents occurred early Friday between 1:43 a.m. and 4:12 a.m.

Police said the first occurred on Magnet Street, where the 62- year-old resident woke up to find someone standing over her. He is described as white, about 6 feet tall, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and gray pants. He managed to get away carrying a television and a vacuum cleaner, said Sonya Toler, the city's public safety spokeswoman.

About two blocks away on Magnet, officers responding to the first incident found a front door that had been kicked in. Police said a deadbolt, however, prevented entry into the house.

At 3:19 a.m., police responded to a home on Kenwood Avenue, where a 91-year-old woman said someone tried to open her window. …

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