Saturday, June 06, 2020
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Police Announcements




Recently a parent of a TJHS student received a call from a person who said they were with the College Board from telephone number 412-872-2826 (McKeesport, Pa). The person claiming to be from the College Board confirmed the students name and their home address and then stated to the parent that her child requested SAT test prep materials.

The caller asked for the parent's credit card number so they could send her two CDs and some study materials. Caller claimed that once the student returned the materials the College Board would reimburse her. This parent recognized it for what it was.....A SCAM!!!

The College Board stated that it will NEVER make such calls. For more information please go to



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The Pleasant Hills Police Department would like to remind residents of the following:

  • lock your vehicles
  • do not keep valuables in plain sight:
    • purses
    • wallets
    • laptops
    • cell phones
    • money
    • etc.  

We periodically have, as we just had, instances where unknown actors enter UNLOCKED vehicles and steal valuables and money. To prevent this and not become a victim residents are urged to make sure your vehicles are locked and valuables not left in them. If you must keep valuables in your vehicle keep them out of plain sight. 

Please dial 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity

in your neighborhood.


Identity Theft

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Have you been a victim of internet crime?


Have you been a victim of internet crime?

If so, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Its mission is to serve as a conduit to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding cyber crime. IC3 has developed direct contacts with industry representatives such as online retailers, financial institutions, Internet service providers, and parcel delivery companies to assist in increasing the flow of information to all parties involved with cyber crime. Complaints can be submitted at by anyone who believes they are a victim of Internet crime, or is aware of an attempted Internet crime. Once a complaint is filed, trained analysts will review and research each complaint, disseminating information to the appropriate federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for criminal, civil, or administrative action, as appropriate. The following types of fraud can be reported to IC3: 

Auction Fraud                     Non-delivery/Non-payment
Escrow Service Fraud        Counterfeit Checks/Money orders
Credit Card Fraud               Foreign Lotteries
Spam                                   Internet Extortion
Spyware/Malware             Phishing/Spoofing
Pharming                            Investment Fraud
Debt Elimination                Nigerian Letter or "419"

Open Burning Regulation


Open Burning Regulation

Fact Sheet


 Open burning may only be conducted in accordance with ACHD Article XXI §2105.50 "Open Burning." Municipal ordinances may only be equal to or more stringent than ACHD regulations. 

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No person shall conduct, or allow to be conducted, the open burning of any material, except where the Department has issued an open burning permit, or where the open burning is coonducted in acordance to Article XXI §2105.50 and is done in a manner which contributes to a negligible amount of air contaminants.

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No material other than clean wood, propane or natural gas may be open burned EXCEPT for:

  • Commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs or wood pellets
  • Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters in order to start a fire
  • Charcoal for the preparation of food only

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Fires may be no larger than 3' wide by 3' long by 2' high.

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 Fires must be at least 15 feet from the nearest neighbor's dwelling or inhabited area, including:

  • Property Line
  • Sidewalk
  • Roadway
  • Public access area

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 Wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, with the exception of burning for the commercial preparation of food.

Subscribe to receive e-mail, text or smart phone app notifications of burn ban days at:

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Burning may be prohibited/reduced if considered a nuisance, based on the following criteria:

  • The severity of the amount of air pollutants
  • The duration of frequency of open burning
  • The topography of the surroundings
  • The meteorological conditions 

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 Open burning permits are available for ceremonies fostering of agriculture, abatement of a public health hazard and firefighting instruction; however all permitted open burning is prohibited on Air Quality Action Days. 


No Parking!

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No vehicle shall be parked upon

any public street within the limits

of the Borough for a period longer

than 30 minutes between the

hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.



A Child is Missing Alert Program



A Child is Missing Alert Program

The Pleasant Hills Police department would like borough residents to be aware of a program called A Child is Missing. The program gives law enforcement one of the best resources in locating lost children.

Our residents! 

The alert program works like this. An officer contacts a technician from A Child is Missing and provides a physical description of the missing child and the time/place last seen. The technician then records an alert message which is phoned out to the area where the child was last seen. Once activated, a 1000 phone calls a minute can be placed.
A Child is Missing operates 24/7 and can only be activated by law enforcement. For more information on A Child is Missing please visit their website:


Parent/Teen Driving Agreement



Parent/Teen Driving Agreement

Learning to drive can be both stressful and exciting for parent and teen alike. In order to make the process a little less stressful and safer, the Pleasant Hills Police Department is offering Parent/Teen Driving Agreements. The agreement comes on a wallet sized card and has responsibilities for the new driver and parent as well. The agreements are available at the police department so please stop in and get one even if your teen has been driving for a few years. And remember to always buckle your seat belt.

Phone Scams




Recently, a resident of the Borough of Pleasant Hills received a phone call from someone representing himself as a representative of Publisher's Clearing House. The caller said the resident won cash and a car among other prizes. They told the resident to purchase three $500 gift cards from CVS and then call him back at another number to provide pertinent information relating to each gift card purchased. Please note: this is a SCAM. Do not  purchase gift cards when receiving these types of calls. 

The Pleasant Hills Police Department would like to remind residents of potental Phone Scams. Recently, scammers have tried to extort money by claiming a relative has been taken hostage or has been in an accident and money has to be sent to resolve the issue.

There have also been calls from persons claiming to be from Microsoft Corporation. The say that your computer has been emailing Microsoft and that it has a virus they need to remove. They then ask you to type a command into your computer that will give them remote access to your computer.

If you receive a phone call you feel is suspicious hangup and dial 911.

How to Guard Against Utility Imposters



How to Guard Against Utility Imposters

All too often you hear about someone being victimized by thieves posing as utility company workers. You can prevent utility imposters from targeting you by taking precautions to protect yourself.

Individuals claiming to represent a utility company approach the resident and use a variety of excuses to enter the home. For example, they claim to be checking a service outage. Once in the home they divert the home owner’s attention.

It is rare for utility workers to show up at a customer’s home without an appointment. If they do, be sure to ask for and check their identification. If you are still unsure and have suspicions about the individuals identification call 9-1-1 immediately.




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Do you have a loved one who wanders away from your residence?

If you answered "yes" then your loved one may be eligible to be enrolled in PROJECT LIFESAVER.

PROJECT LIFESAVER is being sponsored by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala and is free to residents of Allegheny County.

Please click the link above and if you wish to enroll or have questions contact the ALLEGHENY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE at 412-350-4401

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office




436 Grant Street - Courthouse, Room 111 - Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-350-4700          24 Hour Warrant Hotline  412-350-4714


 In an effort to continue to make for a more efficient Sheriff's Office, we have created this interactive "tip sheet" for citizens of Allegheny County to contact our office with information on wanted fugitives. The new "tip sheet" is a COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS way to supply the Sheriff's Office with information on these featured fugitives. Please feel free to fill in as many fields as possible, as the more information supplied will help in the apprehension of the named fugitives. Please click the link below to access the interactive "tip sheet."

PLEASE NOTE: The Sheriff's Office still would prefer that information is provided over the phone or in person, so that the tip is immediately in the hands of a detective. In the event of a serious matter in which a suspect is in a certain location at a specific time, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 412-350-4714 so that a detective can attain as much information as you may be able to provide. Detectives will continue to maintain the anonymity of tipster whether it is transmitted electronically or over the phone. Thank you.           

PennDot Online Services


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To access PennDot online services, please click the link below:


As you are aware, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENDOT) has implemented the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf's Mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19. All Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers, as well as the Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center (ROC), remain closed. These closures include all  counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, expiration dates for Driver Licenses, Identification Cards, and Learner's Permits are further extended: 

     Effective April 30, 2020, expiration dates for Drivers Licenses, Photo ID Cards and Learners Permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2020, are now extended through June 30, 2020.

     A Camera Card is considered a Driver's License, so it is covered by the same terms and conditions extending other Driver's License Products.

     As a reminder, Vehicle Registrations, Safety Inspections and Emissions Inspections, and persons with Disability Placards have been extended as follows:

Vehicle Registrations, Safety Inspections and Emissions Inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

     Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.


Air Quality Program



Air Quality Program

301 39th Street Building #7

Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1181

PHONE: 412-578-8103 FAX: 412-587-8144

 Contact ACHD at 412-578-7963 



No vehicle shall be parked upon any public street within the limits of the Borough for a period longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Please contact the Borough first if you have a sewer back-up at your home.

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Before you start a HOME IMPROVEMENT or DRIVEWAY project, check with the Building/Zoning Department at 412-655-5034 to see what permits are required.

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