PITTSBURGH, PA – Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the apprehension of Aaron Camp, 19 years of age from Mt Oliver Borough.
Camp was wanted on three criminal bench warrants issued over the last four months. The initial warrant for Camp’s arrest involved an incident which occurred in December 2011, when the fugitive was found possessing a firearm with the serial number altered and six heroin stamp bags. The fugitive was charged with Possessing Firearm with Manufacturer Number Altered, Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License and Intent Possess Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered.
Less than two weeks later, Camp found himself in trouble again as he was arrested on the charges of Intimidation of Witness/Victim and Conspiracy of Intimidation of Witness/Victim involving the original gun charge from earlier that month.
The third warrant stems from a high-speed chase in March 2012 in Ingram Borough. Camp and another male attempted to elude a traffic stop and crashed their vehicle. The fugitives ended up fleeing the vehicle and escaped pursuit of authorities. Although, police found a firearm in the wrecked vehicle and drug paraphernalia that they believed belonged to Camp. Camp was charged for Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, Intent Possess Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered and a slew of traffic violations. Over the last four months, Camp failed to appear at trial involving these three incidents, which in turn forfeited his bond and warrants were issued for all of the incidents. Due to the firearms related charges, Camp was added to the Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” Firearms Violation Fugitives website earlier this month.
Over the past week, sheriff’s deputies have gathered information on Camp’s whereabouts, all leading to the Beltzhoover, Knoxville and Mt. Oliver areas of town. Today deputies set out to a few of the addresses and eventually were lead to the 300 block of Jucunda Street in Knoxville. As they approached the house, deputies could hear a group of people conversing on the first floor of the residence. Upon announcing themselves the men became very quiet and ran from the first floor to the second floor. These men were seen looking out second floor windows, giving the impression that they would flee the home, so deputies breached entry and found Camp, along with another male adult and three juveniles. Camp was arrested without incident and will be transported to Allegheny County Jail, where he will be held without bond.
Camp’s arrest marks the eighth fugitive cleared from the Sheriff’s Office’s New “Most Wanted” Firearms Violation Fugitives website. The website, along with billboards across the county provided by Lamar Advertising, were created to keep the public informed about firearms violators in their neighborhoods. The commencement of the firearms violation plan is in direct response to the public’s recent outcry denouncing firearms violence across Allegheny County.
For any media requesting a photo of Camp, please visit the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” website at www.sheriffalleghenycounty.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 27, 2012
CONTACT: Sergeant Doug Clark, 412-350-4714
SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES CAPTURE ANOTHER
“MOST WANTED” FIREARMS VIOLATOR