Squirrel Hill man who reported $113,000 theft arrested

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The Squirrel Hill man who reported earlier this week that $113,000 worth of jewelry and other items had been stolen from his home was arrested early this morning on drug and gun charges.

Pittsburgh police wrote in a criminal complaint that they spotted Isaac Cameron, 21, driving a silver Audi at a "high rate of speed" when he failed to make a complete stop as he turned right from Hamilton Avenue onto North Homewood Avenue shortly before 2 a.m.

When police stopped the car, they smelled "a strong odor of marijuana" and then found a golf-ball sized baggie of marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber pistol inside the car, according to a criminal complaint.

Mr. Cameron does not have a license to carry a gun.

Mr. Cameron faces a prohibited acts charge for the marijuana, one count of carrying a firearm without a license and numerous traffic violations.

On Wednesday morning, Mr. Cameron told Pittsburgh police he picked up a friend from a home on Island Avenue in McKees Rocks and brought the friend to his own home on Denniston Street.

Mr. Cameron's mother told police she saw the friend place $113,000 worth of jewelry and other items, including a laptop Mr. Cameron uses to create "rap beats that are used for famous rap music performers," in a gold backpack and run out of the house, according to a police report.

Police had a name for a suspect in the case but had not filed any charges as of this afternoon.

Police said Mr. Cameron told them the items have since been returned to him.

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Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1438 and on Twitter: @LizNavratil.


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