Harrison Township Police apprehend felony warrant suspect


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Harrison Township, Pa. – Police in Harrison Township apprehended a felony warrant suspect Thursday morning after the suspect was observed by an off duty patrol officer near the 1300 block of Union Avenue.

Harrison Police said Anthony S. Burda, age 23 of Natrona was wanted out of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office in Pittsburgh on charges related to a criminal trespass incident in September of 2017 at Sheldon Park. Police said Burda broke into county housing and was sleeping in one of the buildings.

Harrison Officers Chris Cottone and Douglas Helgert pursued Burda on foot and by patrol car near Pacific Avenue as Burda was running through the back yards of houses. Officer Cottone said Burda was apprehended while trying to hide under a truck. Burda was given verbal commands to stop resisting arrest when he tried to bolt from police again and was hit with a taser.

Charges filed in pursuit incident 10/4/2018 F3 FLIGHT TO AVOID APPREHENSION, TRIAL OR PUNISHMENT, M2 RESISTING ARREST and S PUBLIC DRUNKENESS

Charges filed September incident:

F3 Crim Tres-Enter Structure, 2 counts M3 Harassment – Comm. Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language and Disorderly conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense.

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