Monroeville police officer injured while trying to detain drug suspect
A Monroeville police detective was not seriously injured on Friday when he tried to arrest a suspected drug dealer in the Monroeville Mall parking lot.
The unidentified detective was “spun to the ground” as he tried to stop a man from driving away about 12:30 p.m., police said.
Police are searching for a gold Chevrolet Malibu with the Pennsylvania license plate HFZ-9548, according to emergency dispatchers.
The incident began when the detective saw drugs being exchanged between people in two vehicles in the parking lot near Burlington Coat Factory, police said. When he tried to arrest them, a woman in a white Pontiac Sunbird headed toward James Street.
A man in the other vehicle was ordered to the ground but instead jumped back into the gold Malibu and drove toward the Best Buy store, causing the detective to fall.
Two witnesses saw the man throw heroin and a gun out of the car window as he drove away, police said.
The officer was being evaluated in a hospital but was not seriously injured.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He canbe reached at 412-856-7400 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rossi: Brawl for ADs between Pitt and WVU
- Fleury’s career-best 6th shutout lifts Penguins over Avalanche in overtime
- Samples show Plumcreek gas leaks aren’t methane
- Veteran tight end Miller’s blocking skill crucial to success to Steelers running game
- House fire quickly snuffed in Ford City
- Analysis: Misunderstood Chryst served Pitt well
- 11 Westmoreland inmates accused of setting fire put in solitary confinement
- Steelers must be creative in providing snaps for linebackers
- With Pittsburgh charges, feds target Uganda-based counterfeiting ring
- Beacons track shoppers’ smartphones amid retailers’ aisles
- Project Joy lifts Christmas spirits at Armstrong County Health Center