If there is one constant to crime in the digital age, it is the stupidity of wrongdoers who post their every move to social media, oblivious to the all-seeing eye of law enforcement. Police outside Pittsburgh recently caught up with a woman wanted for a series of violent crimes, after seeing her Snapchat posts from an afternoon out at an area amusement park.
19-year-old Kimberly Dolan of Munhall, Pennsylvania has a history of violent criminal behavior. In January of last year she was arrested after an altercation at a gas station, where she allegedly struck one woman before running over another woman with her Jeep. According to the criminal complaint, cited by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dolan allegedly told police “I could hear her under my car. It sounded like she was stuck under there.”
On May 7, police reportedly say she again exploded into violence, viciously beating a woman who had been in a car accident with Dolan’s grandfather. The victim allegedly told police she had already exchanged insurance information with the grandfather when Dolan arrived and proceeded to strike the woman repeatedly, breaking her nose and causing facial fractures. Dolan fled from the scene and was later charged with aggravated assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.
Dolan has been on the run ever since an arrest warrant was issued May 25 for violation of bond conditions. According to CBS affiliate KDKA, she reportedly began posting photos of herself and her child last Thursday on the Snapchat social media app, as they enjoyed a day together at Kennywood, a 100-year-old amusement park down river from Pittsburgh. Unfortunately for Dolan, among her social media followers was the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office. They contacted the West Mifflin Police, who were already on duty working at the park, who arrested Dolan without incident. She is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail and is expected to be arraigned this week.
[Photo: Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office]