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Police activity in Midtown

Original post made by Midtown Resident, Midtown, on Oct 19, 2011

I saw 6 police cars in the Midtown neighborhood around El Dorado and Alma. Anyone know what's going on?

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

There were still more than four police vehicles there this morning. What circumstances would require that much force for so long in a residential area?

I haven't called PA police communications, but haven't seen even a mention of information about this from local media.


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Posted by reckless drivers
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Alma Street is a well known hangout for reckless drivers. I hope the police are hunting them down.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm

It's related to a domestic situation that occurred last evening. Since public safety is not at risk, I believe most new media do not report such incidents as a matter of policy. Thanks for your understanding.


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Posted by Two cents
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

"I haven't called PA police communications, but haven't seen even a mention of information about this from local media."

At the risk of sounding rude, have you considered that what they were doing may be none of your buisness? Please continue not to call police communications and bother them. Also, if its not in the media maybe that is because its not news. I'm not familiar with any other towns around here where you can expect a play by play of what the police are doing on a given night. If there was some threat to public safety they would have told you. Maybe it was a sensitive matter that requires discertion and therfore shouldn't be told to the public just to satisfy their curiosity.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Joe.

Two Cents: Not rude, but wrong. It is a myth that local, state, or the federal government will automatically provide information we need to keep safe in time to take appropriate action. For a parent, six police cars in close proximity to home suggest a situation sufficiently serious to find out why they are there. "A domestic situation in the area of Alma and Colorado" is enough description, but even that description was not available.


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Posted by Tim
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

The police are waiting out a domestic problem. The PAPD know what their doing.


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