Sewickley Police Handle Raccoon Complaints
If you see an animal behaving in a way that causes suspicion and concern, call 911.
Sewickley police recently dealt with separate complaints of raccoons in the borough.
Police were called shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 to a home in the 200 block of Grant Street after the homeowner reported finding three raccoons in the attic. Police said Bill Kammerer informed police he had just purchased the home. Police advised Kammerer of someone to assist with the raccoons.
Police also responded shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 to the Design Group building in the 400 block of Beaver Street for a report of a sick raccoon that entered the building.
An employee told police the raccoon was inside near the back door and an officer approached the animal with a pet pole, but was unable to catch the raccoon.
Police said the raccoon stood at the top of three steps against a wall and became aggressive and defensive toward the officer. Police said officers had to use a .22-caliber rifle to exterminate and remove the raccoon carcass.
About this time last year, police were dealing with other cases of raccoons in the Sewickley area, including two raccoons with rabies found in a residential section of Glen Osborne and removed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Officials advise the public to call 911 if you see an animal behaving in a way that causes suspicion and concern.