Morning Roundup: Corvette crashes in Chateau; fight over CBD at Downtown store


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Morning Roundup: Corvette crashes in Chateau; fight over CBD at Downtown store
Morning Roundup: Corvette crashes in Chateau; fight over CBD at Downtown store

Here are some of the latest news items from this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 2:

Corvette crashes in Pittsburgh’s Chateau section

Two people were injured after a Corvette lost control and wrecked into a building on New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh’s Chateau neighborhood, according to TribLive news partner WTAE.

Emergency crews were called after the car went airborne, bottomed out and crashed into the Metro Center Building at 1501 Preble St.

The driver and passenger were treated by paramedics.

The crash damaged the building’s metal awning.


Police report fight over CBD in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are investigating after the owner of a Downtown store said he was attacked Monday by two teens when he refused to sell them a CBD product.

Officers were called at 9:35 p.m. to a business in the 900 block of Liberty Avenue for a potential robbery and fight.

The store owner told police he refused to sell CBD to two teen boys and they began fighting him. He told police that when the altercation spilled onto the sidewalk outside, the teens showed a firearm with an extended magazine.

The pair fled but were caught by police and arrested at Exchange Way and Garrison Place.

No firearm was recovered.


Suspect shot after incident at Terrace Village

Pittsburgh police said a man was shot and injured Monday while breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Terrace Village.

Officers said they were called at about 10:25 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Burrows Street for a reported burglary.

Police said a woman told them her ex-boyfriend kicked in the back door of her house and then ran to the front of the house and kicked in the door there before charging inside.

She fired a gun at him and he fled, police said.

Authorities said the man walked into Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken into surgery.

The suspect’s vehicle was found near Duquesne University. He remains in custody at the hospital on an unrelated warrant out of Greene County and police said he will be charged with the Jan. 1 incident.

The investigation is ongoing.


South Side patrol roundup

Between Dec. 28 and New Year’s Eve, the South Side Entertainment Patrol made one arrest for reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm within city limits and public intoxication.

The patrol was formed in July by Pittsburgh police Chief Larry Scirotto to boost security along East Carson Street, after a string of shootings over the summer had residents and business owners concerned. The patrol has been particularly focused on Thursdays through Sundays.

Since its formation, the patrol has made dozens of arrests, recovered multiple firearms and issued hundreds of traffic and non-traffic citations. Totals from the first six months include 91 arrests, 18 firearms recovered, 191 traffic stops, 303 traffic citations and 746 parking citations.


Northern Regional Police expands patrols to Seven Fields

Northern Regional Police Department has expanded its footprint to include the borough of Seven Fields.

Police posted to social media Dec. 26 to welcome the borough.

“Our officers look forward to serving your community and building relationships with residents,” the post read. “We aim to provide the highest level of safety and security to all citizens within our jurisdiction.”

There are about 2,900 residents in Seven Fields.


Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh merges 2 Bloomfield parishes

Two parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh were officially merged Jan. 1.

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, which serves Bloomfield/Garfield/Lawrenceville, was formed by the consolidation of Saint Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Angels.

Diocesan officials said the merger was requested by the priest-administrator of the grouping after much discussion with members.

Bishop David Zubik released a letter to parishioners that read, “In and through your work together, you have positioned your new parish to be a beacon of evangelization and mission in Pittsburgh.”

The merger takes the number of parishes in the diocese from 61 to 60.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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