Ross Township Police Department

  • Agency: Ross Township Police Department
  • Address: 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Pittsburgh, 15237 PA
  • Chief: Robert Bellan (Chief of Police)

Ross Township Police Department is located at 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Pittsburgh, 15237 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Bellan. The Ross Township Police Department phone number is 412-931-9070.

Ross Township Police Department News

ROAD PAVING: Highland Ave. between Perry Highway and Gass Rd. is scheduled to be re-paved starting Monday April, 23rd. Penn-DOT advises us that milling and paving will be taking place M-F between 8 PM and 6 AM and on weekends between 8 PM and 10 AM. Expect delays during these hours.

This little lady was found in the area of York and Jacks Run. She has a chip but it is not registered. If you know who she belongs to, please let us know!!

Thompson Run Road in Ross to Close Monday, April 23 for Repair. The Allegheny County Department of Public Works today announced that Thompson Run Road between West Sutter Road and Russell Road in Ross Township will close at 9 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018. The closure, which is expected to last until the end of the June, is required for a road stabilization repair after a recent road failure and landslide. The project includes excavation of unsuitable material and placement of rock to stabilize the hillside, new drainage systems, and relocation of utilities. Traffic will be detoured using McIntyre Road, McKnight Road, and Siebert Road. The road has been restricted to single-lane traffic in that area since February 21, 2018 because of the landslide. The Ross Police Department wants you to know that during this period, we will be out enforcing traffic laws throughout the neighborhoods affected by the closure.

With today's serious accident on I279, the Ross Police Department would like to remind everyone to please slow down and use caution in and around construction areas.

Reis Run Rd. Is closed at Rochester Rd. Due to a landslide. Closest access is off of Arndt Rd. In Ohio Twp. Ross DPW and Penn-DOT are working to rectify the situation. There is no timeframe for re-opening at this time.

**UPDATE** Babcock Boulevard is now open. Babcock Boulevard will be closed between Bernice Street and the Northern end of Evergreen Road near Three Degree Road due to power lines being down on the roadway. Please utilize Perry Highway, Evergreen Road or McKnight road for your North and South travels. #Detour #DriveSafe

Crime Alert: The Ross Police Department has received a number of overnight theft from vehicle reports in two areas of the township. The first is the Sunset Dr. / Thompson Run Rd. area and the other is the Grove Avenue area. We will be detailing extra patrols overnight into these areas but are asking that you keep your cars locked at night and dial 911 immediately if you see any suspicious people or vehicles.

The Ross Police Department would like to invite you to sign up for any number of Police and Township notifications at our “Notify Me” page on our website. Here you can sign up to receive Traffic Alerts, Crime and Police Alerts, or subscribe to our Crime Watch Newsletter. You can choose to receive email or text alerts! Visit the “Notify Me” page at: http://www.ross.pa.us/list.aspx

Allegheny County Camp Cadet is a tuition-free, one-week camp designed to give local boys and girls, ages 12-14, a better understanding of law-enforcement activities while living in an atmosphere similar to a police training academy. Emphasis is placed on improving self-discipline and building self-esteem and confidence in a positive environment through teamwork, and it provides an opportunity to make new friends. For an application and more information, visit www.alleghenycountycampcadet.org Application Deadline is April 16, 2018

The Ross Police Department wants to thank all who attended last night's Joint Town Hall Meeting on The Opioid Epidemic. A special thank you to all of our presenters and vendors who came out as well as the North Hills School District for Hosting the event and to the North Hills SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and the National Honor Society.

Signal Improvement Work begins Thursday Wednesday in Ross and Ohio Townships Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing signal upgrades in various locations in Ohio and Ross townships, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday Wednesday, March 14 weather permitting. Signal improvement work requiring lane and shoulder restrictions will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, April 13 in the following locations: • The intersections of Camp Horne Road (Route 4021) and the northbound and southbound I-279 ramps • The intersections of Union Avenue (Route 4012) and the northbound and southbound I-279 ramps • The intersection of Perrysville Avenue (Route 19) and Cemetery Lane (Route 4044) Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work. Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Signal Improvement Work begins Thursday Wednesday in Ross and Ohio Townships Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing signal upgrades in various locations in Ohio and Ross townships, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday Wednesday, March 14 weather permitting. Signal improvement work requiring lane and shoulder restrictions will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, April 13 in the following locations: • The intersections of Camp Horne Road (Route 4021) and the northbound and southbound I-279 ramps • The intersections of Union Avenue (Route 4012) and the northbound and southbound I-279 ramps • The intersection of Perrysville Avenue (Route 19) and Cemetery Lane (Route 4044) Crews from the Trumbull Corporation will conduct the work. Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

The Ross Police Department has a new website! Come check us out at: http://www.ross.pa.us/151/Police

Another truck stuck turning onto Bellevue Ave from Rochester Road. #YouShallNotPass #TheGradeIsTooSteep

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HOV Closure begins Monday on I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project Preparatory Work Starts for New Northbound Traffic Configuration Pittsburgh – PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for the start of major improvements in the northbound direction of I-279 (Parkway North) in Ohio and Ross townships and the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, February 19. The $87.94 million I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project includes concrete patching and overlay, preservation of 30 bridges and 49 overhead sign structures, repairs to 29 walls, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane operation system upgrades, sign work, guide rail and drainage improvements, and an anti-icing system installation on bridges at the McKnight Road interchange. Work will occur in the northbound direction in 2018. “Although PennDOT is still focused on winter weather, construction season is quickly approaching,” said District Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni. “Preparations are underway to begin the next phase of the important and impactful I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project.” Beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, February 19, the HOV lanes will close to traffic around-the-clock through March 11. Crews will begin preparatory work including barrier removal and installation, line painting, fiber optic cable removal, and other miscellaneous construction activities prior to shifting northbound mainline I-279 traffic into the HOV lanes near the McKnight Road/Evergreen Road exit. The new configuration is anticipated to begin Sunday, March 11. Additionally, motorists will see the following traffic patterns and improvements: • A single-lane of northbound traffic will be crossed over into the southbound lanes at the Perrysville Avenue interchange to just north of the Camp Horne Road interchange. o The left-hand lane of northbound I-279 that is crossed over will be the EXPRESS lane. All traffic using this lane will not have access to the Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5), Bellevue/West View (Exit 7), and the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) interchanges. o The right-hand lane of northbound I-279 will remain in place and be the LOCAL lane. All access to the Perrysville Avenue, Bellevue/West View and Camp Horne Road exits must be made from the local lane. o The Perrysville Park and Ride off-ramp from the HOV lanes will serve as the Perrysville Avenue exit. Motorists will not have access to the Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) off-ramp. o To accommodate the crossover and work, southbound lanes on I-279 will be narrowed to 11 feet between the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) and Perrysville Avenue (Exit 5) interchanges. Northbound lanes in that section will remain 12 feet wide. o The new pattern is anticipated to be implemented March 11. • A long-term closure of the southbound Route 65 ramp to northbound I-279 will occur as crews conduct expansion dam replacement and bridge deck repairs. Traffic will be detoured. Work will begin in early to mid-April and conclude in approximately mid-June. • Mainline I-279 will be reduced to a single-lane on the North Shore viaduct between the Northbound Route 28 Chestnut St/East Ohio St/Etna (Exit 1D) off-ramp and the northbound I-579 merge point for approximately sixty days as crews conduct expansion dam replacement, bridge deck repairs, and roadway reconstruction. Work will begin when the southbound Route 65 ramp closure work concludes in mid-June. Motorists can use the alternate route via northbound Route 28 and Madison Avenue. • The ramp from the Veterans Bridge to northbound I-279 will be lengthened by approximately 1,000 feet and the ramp from Madison Avenue to northbound I-279 will be lengthened by approximately 2,000 feet. The intent is to relieve merging issues and congestion in that area, particularly during the evening rush hour. • Widening of the bridge that carries mainline I-279 and the northbound Perrysville Avenue on-ramp to allow the lengthening of the ramp by 800 feet. • Camp Horne Road and Union Avenue resurfacing. • Perrysville Avenue northbound on-ramp closure begins in early to mid-March through early July. • The Bedford Avenue HOV will reopen to northbound I-279 for two hours after major evening events at PPG Paints arena. A single-lane restriction will occur on mainline I-279 to accommodate the merge. • Alternate routes with signage and message boards will be implemented to assist fans leaving PNC Park after Pirate games. Additionally, police officers will work key intersections around PNC Park to help alleviate traffic. Other items of note: • The Tripoli Street Bridge will reopen to traffic in late February. • East North Avenue Bridge rehabilitation work will occur in 2019. • Route 28/East General Robinson Street roadway improvements between Anderson Street and Chestnut Street will occur in 2019. • HOV improvements, including resurfacing and lane operation system upgrades, will occur in 2019. • The FHWA/PennDOT Work Zone Ramp Signal Pilot Project will begin in mid-to-late March on the Bellevue/West View on-ramp to southbound I-279. Crews from the Trumbull Corporation and Lindy Paving will conduct the work. Please use caution and obey the posted work zone speed limit while driving through the area. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility. To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – Parkway North” in the subject line. Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

The Ross Police Department would like to recognize the heroic actions of two of it’s officers. On Sunday January 28th. Officers Matthew Immekus and Michael Daley responded to a house fire in the Laurel Gardens Neighborhood of Ross Township. Once they arrived on the scene they discovered that the resident may still be trapped inside the burning house. Officer Daley forced open the front door of the house and the officers could see the unresponsive resident lying on the floor. Officers Immekus and Daley crawled through the heavy smoke until they reached the resident and together were able to drag her out of the house to safety.

Congratulations to Sergeant Matt Grubb on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant at last Tuesday’s Board of Commissioner’s Meeting. Lt. Grubb has been with the Ross Police Department for 18 years. Lt. Grubb spent 11 years assigned to the Department’s Canine Unit along with his partner, K9 Airus and serves as the Department’s K9 Trainer. Lt. Grubb also spent 6 years assigned as an Operator on the North Hills Special Response Team. Prior to his appointment, Lieutenant Grubb was assigned as the daylight Shift Commander.

Highlights from our trip to McIntyre Elementary School today. Thank you to Ms. Hoerner and her first grade class for the invite and the sweet treats! And thanks to the North Hills School District for the awesome video! https://www.facebook.com/North.Hills.School.District/videos/10157167376838975/

**UPDATE - Owner located** Thank you Mother Nature for the fresh snowfall... And thank you AJ for the paw prints 🐾 **LOST DOG** Found on LongMount Drive in Ross Township. Male with a camouflage collar. No tags. No microchip. Please share and help us locate the owner.

Jacks Run Rd will be closed from Brighton Rd to Balsam St. Tree and power lines down in the roadway. @DuquesneLight is on scene #Detour

All lanes on McKnight and all lanes on Perry Highway are now back open.

Multivehicle crash McKnight Rd Northbound in front of the U-Haul. Expect delays. Traffic is operating in a single lane.

Two vehicle crash Perry Highway at Rochester. Expect delays. Northbound lanes are still closed. @Perrysville_VFC @RossWestViewEMS #ThanksForTheHelp https://t.co/GIIANVtB0X

**UPDATE** Owner Located. Found Dog. Tally Drive in Ross Township. Female yellow lab. Pink collar with black and polka dot handkerchief. Please share and help us locate the owner.