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Details released regarding suspect's arrest involved in Frazer police car crash, chase

Chuck Biedka
| Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
This Frazer police car was hit by a fleeing driver in the Pittsburgh Mills mall parking lot July 13. The accused driver was arrested in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.
This Frazer police car was hit by a fleeing driver in the Pittsburgh Mills mall parking lot July 13. The accused driver was arrested in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

A man accused of smashing into a Frazer police car and almost hitting officers and state drug agents at Pittsburgh Mills remains in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.

Daqoun Malik Enoch, 24, is awaiting a preliminary hearing. No bond was set for him.

Details of his arrest were made public Friday.

According to his arrest papers, police learned that Enoch was to deliver 500 packets of heroin to an informant at 3 p.m. July 6. Police previously reported the date as July 13.

Officers and Attorney General’s Office personnel — including Agent Wesley Biriccochi, formerly an Arnold patrolman — tried to get him out of a silver Jeep Cherokee he was driving. Instead, he backed into a Frazer police car, almost hit officers and agents and sped away from the Macy’s parking lot at Pittsburgh Mills at 70 to 80 mph, authorities said.

He drove on one of the mall’s roads the wrong way and turned onto Route 28 at 80 to 90 mph, police said.

He continued to accelerate, sometimes driving onto the shoulder to get around traffic, police said. He was going 100 to 110 mph and driving erratically when police ended the chase at the Harmar exit.

Several days later, when police were able to review traffic camera video, they were able to get registration information for the Cherokee. The Jeep was registered to Enoch and a woman, police said.

Armstrong County Detective Frank Pitzer was able to identify Enoch as the driver in the surveillance photos, police said.

He was arrested Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, fleeing police and reckless endangerment, reckless driving, causing an accident, driving without a license and seven traffic offenses.

A preliminary hearing is slated for Monday before District Judge David J. Sosovicka.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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