Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pittsburgh's Top Safety Officials Address Sheraden Residents and their Concerns

A contingent of the city's top safety officials, including Director of Public Safety Mike Huss and acting Chief of Police Regina McDonald (a Sheraden resident), were in attendance at this month's general meeting of the Sheraden Community Council.

Community Council President Marilyn Gerthoffer and District 2 City Councilperson Theresa Kail-Smith requested that the officials address the community following a shooting that occurred last week in Sheraden. Law enforcement was able to quickly make an arrest just hours after the incident occurred. The group of about 40 residents were updated on the case and had the opportunity to voice additional safety concerns related to suspected drug activity and repeated violations.

Zone 6 Community Relations officer Kenneth Stevwing spoke about Pittsburgh's Disruptive Property Ordinance and how it is one tool that is being used to address problem properties that are the site of recurring violations to local and state laws. All officials stressed the importance of community involvement and calling 911 to report suspected criminal activity. 

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