Pitcairn to double security cams
Pitcairn is doubling the number of police security cameras throughout town as a crime deterrent.
Pitcairn Council approved a $3,300 purchase of three pole-mounted security cameras for the borough police department.
The borough will pay for the purchase through its public safety fee fund, which had a balance of about $48,900, according to borough Manager Annette Dietz.
Another $14,000 from that account is to be transferred to Pitcairn Hose Co. No. 1 to help the department pay off bank loans.
Pitcairn police Chief Scott Farally said the department already has three surveillance cameras posted in “points of interest” within the borough, but declined to give specific locations.
He said one of the cameras helped officers charge a suspect in a burglary a little more than a year ago.
According to figures on file with the Pennsylvania State Police, Pitcairn police reported four burglaries, nine thefts, six cases of vandalism and two assaults in September.
The police also reported an attempted burglary that month.
Gideon Bradshaw is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2369 or [email protected].