The owner of an East Allegheny home that has been the site of dozens of police, fire and EMS calls over the past four years was held in contempt of court this morning.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David Cashman found at a hearing that Michael Bucaro, who owns the home at 901 Constance St., did not promptly correct problems the judge ordered him to correct Dec. 31.
The judge ordered Mr. Bucaro to pay a $10,000 fine and numerous legal fees for the city, to change the locks to the home he rents out, install security cameras and place money collected from renting out the property into an escrow account, among other changes. Judge Cashman found that Mr. Bucaro had not done any of those things and ordered him to "be immediately incarcerated for a period of six months" or until he makes all of the required changes.
The city of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County district attorney's office have labeled the home a nuisance property.