Harrison Police arrest suspicious male after hour long foot pursuit


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Harrison Township, Pa. – Police in Harrison Township observed suspicious activity and a possible drug sale in the Georgia – Freeport Road area near District Magistrate Carolyn S. Belgel’s Office Tuesday morning that resulted in a foot pursuit and subsequent arrest of the suspect.

Harrison Police Sgt. Brian Turack said Officer Chris Cottone attempted to arrest 27 year-old Cyon Taylor of the Hazlewood area of Pittsburgh when he bolted from police after only being able to secure one side of the handcuffs.

A foot pursuit ensued near Union Avenue and Ohio street where the suspect rounded a garage at the rear of the property and disappeared from sight. Lower Burrell’s K-9 Handler Steve Cernava and K-9 Dax scoured streets and alleys near the scene but search results were negative. Schools were put on lock-down while the incident was active.

Police were alerted a short time later after the suspect was hiding out in a garage. Taylor again bolted through yards headed towards the magistrate’s office where he was finally apprehended by police. He was found in possession of a half-ounce of marijuana, sealed small baggies of crack cocaine and $600.00 in cash.

He was transported to the Harrison Township Police station for processing. Sgt. Turack said Taylor was on parole when apprehended.

Taylor is expected to be charged with escape, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver, 2 counts of criminal trespass and theft. Assisting Harrison Township Police were Tarentum PD, East Deer PD, Brackenridge PD, Lower Burrell PD and Fawn Township PD.


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