After complaints, eviction ordered in East Allegheny

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Occupants of an East Allegheny home that has been the site of dozens of police, fire and medical calls over the past four years must leave, an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge ruled when he granted a preliminary injunction Thursday.

Pittsburgh police officers have been called to 901 Constance St. 59 times since January of 2009, representatives from the Allegheny County district attorney’s office and city of Pittsburgh wrote in a complaint. Twenty-one of those calls, they wrote, involved drugs and 40 percent of those calls involved overdoses, they wrote. The city’s EMS bureau has been called there 23 times and firefighters have been called there 10 times, according to the complaint.

Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman granted a preliminary injunction after hearing testimony Thursday from acting Pittsburgh police Chief Regina McDonald.

A hearing on a final injunction is scheduled for Dec. 31. Judge Cashman told the occupants Thursday that if they did not leave the premise as ordered he would hold them in contempt of court and require them to spend six months in jail for each day they remained past the deadline.

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