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2021 Press Releases
Shoplifting Employee Turns Out to Be Alleged Homicide Suspect from Texas (12/22)
Sheriff's Deputies Traffic Stop Leads to Alleged Heroin (12/18)
Shooting Suspect Grabbed at Wilkinsburg Auto Store (12/14)
Wanted Sex Offender Nabbed in Spring Hill(11/10)
Deputies Arrest Attorney After Dropping Pants in Family Division (11/10)
Sheriff's Office Unveils All-Electric Vehicle to Fleet (11/10)
Woman Points Gun at Mother Outside Family Complex, Arrested On-Site by Deputies (11/04/21)
Man Accused of Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend Arrested by Deputies in Leechburg (09/30/21)
West Virginia Sex Offender Suspect Apprehended in Sharpsburg (08/25/21)
Warrant Suspect Arrested in Munhall with Firearm & Lookalike Firearms (07/22/21)
Alleged Scratch-Off Lottery Thief Charged After Traffic Stop Search Warrant Reveals Drugs, Money, & Firearm (06/12/21)
Accused Knife Wielding Man Apprehended by Sheriff's Deputies in Carrick (05/27/21)
Deputies Take Down Two Featured Firearms-Crime Fugitives (04/14/21)
Carjacking Suspect Arrested by Deputies in Indiana County (04/12/21)
Deputies Arrest Two in Magistrate Office Vandalism Incidents (03/30/21)
Sheriff's Deputies Locate Missing Elderly Man in Indiana, PA (03/24/21)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Fugitive Wanted in McKeesport Shooting (03/24/21)
Sheriff's Office Issues Record High Licenses to Carry at Forward Twp Event (03/20/21)
A Suspected Baldwin Shooter Arrested by Deputies (02/10/21)
Deputies Apprehend Tire Iron Assault Suspect (02/02/21)
Koby Francis, Alleged Police Shooter, Returned to Allegheny County (01/08/21)
Alleged Night Club Shooter Grabbed in West Mifflin (01/06/21)
2020 Press Releases
Megan's Law Offender, Alleged Rapist Arrested by Deputies in Mt. Washington (12/10/20)
Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and Walmart Unite for November 20 Thanksgiving Roundup (11/19/20)
Sheriff's Office Postpones Saturday's Firearms Event, Limit Courthouse Applicants to Existing Appointments-Only (11/16/20)
Wanted Fugitive of Nearly 50 Years After Escape Arrested in Michigan (11/13/20)
Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle, Poll Box (11/03/20)
Sheriffs & Walmart Partner to Donate School Supplies to McKeesport Schools (10/16/20)
Deputies Apprehend Woman Charged with Child Abduction from Illinois (06/16/20)
Sexually Violent Predator Apprehended by Sheriff's Deputies in Huntingdon County (08/31/20) 
Convicted Murderer Arrested in McKeesport on Three Warrants (08/27/20) 
Sheriff's Office Provides Citizens with Firearm Traffic Stop Tips (08/05/20)  
Allegheny County Manages First-Ever Virtual Sheriff's Sale (08/04/20) 
Robbery Suspect in Dormont Home Invasion Arrested by Deputies (07/01/20) 
Alleged Huntington Bank Robber Arrested by Deputies in Clairton (06/23/20) 
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Protester Inciting Violence at PPG Paints Protest (06/08/20) 
 Man Alleged of Making IED Apprehended After Bond Revoked (06/05/20)
Deputies Show Appreciation Donating Fruit Baskets to AGH, UPMC, 911 Personnel (05/28/20) 
Sex Offender Arrested on Two Warrants, Failure to Register & New Charges (05/07/20) 
Sheriff's Deputy Assists in Apprehension of Passenger of Stolen Vehicle (05/05/20) 
 Deputies Capture Robinson Twp. Armed Robbery Suspect (05/05/20)
 Sheriff Deputy Nabs Family Dollar Robbery Suspect on South Side (05/01/20)
Deputies Encounter Alleged Sexual Assault in Kennedy Twp. (04/29/20) 
Alleged Rapist Arrested on Bond Violation While Pending Trial (04/21/20) 
 Spitting Shopper Caught by Deputies in Braddock (04/15/20)
K9 Deputy & Bloodhound Ranger Locate Missing Child in Moon Twp. (04/03/20) 
 Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy Tests Negative for COVID-19 (03/20/20)
Sheriff's Deputy Tested for COVID-19 (03/19/20) 
Suspected Route 30 Drive-By Shooter Apprehended in Mt. Oliver (03/11/20) 
Westmoreland County Attempted Homicide Suspect Apprehended at Allegheny County Courthouse (01/14/20) 
 Observant Deputy Apprehends Fugitive on His Way to Work (01/14/20)
Deputies Capture Constable Escapee at Girlfriend's in Carrick (01/14/20) 
Compliance Check Leads to Arrests, Gun Seizures (01/09/20) 


2019 Press Releases
Deputies Apprehend Violent Fugitive in Homewood (12/11/19)
Inmate Injures Himself During Attempted Escape (12/11/19)
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Pound of Marijuana (12/09/19)
Scammers Calling County Resident Claiming to be Sheriff's Office (12/07/19)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Alleged North Carolina Homicide Accomplice (11/07/19)
Chief Deputy Saves Man from Suicide Attempt (10/30/19)
Wanted Sex Offender Apprehended by Deputies in Market Square (10/27/19)
Phone Scam Hitting Area Again, Caller Claims to be Sheriff's Office Personnel (10/25/19)
Wanted Firearms Fugitive and Girlfriend Arrested in Wilkinsburg (10/24/19)
Vehicle Accident Leads to Firearms, Drugs, Counterfeit Currency Arrest (10/09/19)
Deputies Seize Handgun, Drugs While Arresting Man Wanted for Shooting at Ex (10/03/19)
Sheriff's Deputies Halt Domestic Incident While on Weekend Trip to Cincinnati (07/29/19)
Sheriff Sergeant Saves Sixth Person via Narcan (07/26/19)
Alleged Rapist Apprehended in East Pittsburgh (06/27/19)
Featured Fugitive & Girlfriend Apprehended, Drugs Seized in West Mifflin (05/30/19)
Sheriff's K9 Locates Suicidal Man in Coraopolis (05/07/19)
Sex Offender & Girlfriend Arrested in Munhall (05/02/19)
Deputies Apprehend Fugitive with Firearm at Municipal Courts (04/30/19)
International Fugitive Arrested and Extradited to Pittsburgh After Eluding Police for 15 Years (02/21/19)
South Dakota Megan's Law Violator Grabbed at Pittsburgh Homeless Camp (02/20/19)
California Murder Suspect Arrested by Deputies in Coraopolis (02/14/19)
Munhall Shooting Suspect Arrested (01/23/19)
Amnesty Program Offered for Non-Violent Defendants by Sheriff's Office, Pretrial Service (01/18/19)
Sheriff's Office, Pretrial Services Offer Program for ARD Violators to Clear Outstanding Warrants (01/14/19)
Sex Assault Fugitive Apprehended Downtown by Off-Duty Deputies (01/10/19)
Fugitive with 10 Warrants Apprehended in Lincoln Place after Making Threats (01/03/19)


2018 Press Releases
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man Who Fled Mount Oliver PD Traffic Stop (12/28/18)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man Wanted for Two North Braddock Shootings (12/28/18)
Convicted Child Abuser Arrested in McKeesport (12/19/18)
Sex Assault Fugitive Arrested in Wilkinsburg (12/06/18)
Missing California Child Located in Carrick, Mother to Face Charges (11/23/18)
Butler Man Arrested for Attempting Enter Courthouse with Firearm (11/16/18)
Sex Offender Nabbed in Stowe (10/24/18)
Fugitive Wanted for Assault Tracked to Shed in North Versailles (10/17/18)
Megan's Law Violator Arrested in Plum (10/03/18)
"Most Wanted" Robbery Fugitive & Girlfriend Arrested in Munhall (09/28/18)
Cartoon-Like Escape is Stifled by Quick Thinking Deputies (09/24/18)
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Assists in Capture of Federal Fugitive (09/21/18)
Sheriff's Office Commends Deputy for Life-Saving Efforts (09/13/18)
Deputies Apprehend Suspect in Duquesne Bar Shooting (08/28/18)
Family Division Arrest Yields Suspected Heroin & Cocaine (07/12/18)
Third and Final Shuman Escapee Apprehended in Hazelwood (04/05/18)
Second of Three Shuman Escapees In-Custody (03/31/18)
Deputies Grab One of Shuman Escapees in Bon Air (03/30/18)
Warrant Arrest Leads Deputies to Apprehension of Homicide Suspect (03/27/18)
Multiple-Warrant Fugitive Arrested in Possession of Firearm (03/14/18)
Family Division Warrants Lead to Guns, Drug Seizure in McKeesport (03/09/18)
Warrant Arrest Leads to Large Drug Seizure in Carnegie (02/22/18)
Fugitive Couple Nabbed in East Hills (02/22/18)
Vehicle, Foot Pursuit Pay Off with Firearms' Fugitive in Custody (01/24/18)
Northside Man Arrested, Charged in Downtown Huntington Bank Robbery (01/23/18)
Firearms' Crimes' Fugitive Nabbed in Uptown (01/22/18)
Anonymous Tip Leads Deputies to Featured Firearms' Crime Fugitive (01/20/18)
Deputies Apprehend Baldwin Homicide Suspect in Vacant Northside Home (01/09/18)


2017 Press Releases
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Over 90 Fugitives, Almost $400K in Child Support During Dual Holiday Operation (12/21/17)
Deputies Track Down Negligent Mother to Georgia, Reunite Father with Child after Three Weeks (12/16/17)
Rape Suspect Arrested in Plum Hotel, Found in Possession of Drugs (11/22/17)
Red Bicycle Leads to "Most Wanted" Fugitive (11/15/17)
Child Support Fugitive Arrest Yields Stolen Assault Rifle, Drugs (11/09/17)
Firearm Violator & Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in 24 Hours (11/06/17)
Braddock Shooting Suspect Arrested by Deputies in Carrick (10/10/17)
Burglary Suspect, from Rash of Northern County Break-Ins, Captured (10/05/17)
Penn Hills Homicide Suspect Captured While Hiding in Attic (10/04/17)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Federal Bank Robbery Parole Violator (09/18)
Warrant Sweep Yields Twenty Arrests in McKeesport (08/21/17)
Megan's Law Violator Surrenders in Aliquippa (08/14/17)
Tri-State PGA Professionals to Honor Veterans of PGA HOPE Program (07/25/17)
Deputy Makes "Most Wanted" Arrest on Way to Work (07/24/17)
Deputies Catch Suspected Bank Robber in Mt. Oliver Backyard (07/06/17)
Convicted Burglar Caught Hiding Out in Homestead (06/29/17)
Alleged Bank Robber Tracked Down in Erie (06/21/17)
Firearms Fugitive Found Hiding in East Hills Attic (06/15/17)
Snapchat Fugitive Arrested at Kennywood (06/09/17)
Deputies Grab Megan's Law Violator in Wilkinsburg (06/06/17)
Deputies Apprehend Suspected South Pittsburgh Bank Robbers (05/23/17)
Deputies Nab Pizza Delivery Car Thief (04/26/17)
Wife Charged for Harboring Known Megan's Law Violator Husband (04/19/17)
Alleged Rape Suspect of a Minor Arrested in Homewood (04/05/17)
"Most Wanted" Aggravated Assault Fugitive Captured in Crafton (04/04/17)
Deputies Arrest "Most Wanted" Robbery Suspect in Neville Island (03/28/17)
Sheriff's Office Conducts Mon Valley Warrant Sweep (03/21/17)
Social Media Tips Lead Deputies to Megan's Law Offender (03/15/17)
Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Whereabouts of Megan's Law Violator (03/14/17)
Passenger Involved in Deadly Thanksgiving Crash Arrested by Deputies (03/06/17)
Non-Support Fugitive Found with Drugs, Cash, and Loaded Firearm (02/28/17)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down Two Wanted Sexual Offenders Within 48 Hours (02/26/17)
Deputies Nab Reoccurring Megan's Law Violator this Morning (02/23/17)
Firearms Fugitive Caught in Homewood (02/23/17)
"Most Wanted" Robbery Fugitive Apprehended by Deputies (02/17/17)
New York Fugitive Con Artist Arrested in Pittsburgh (02/13/17)
Deputies Apprehend Fugitive and Seize Firearm & Drugs (02/09/17)
Deputies Catch "Most Wanted" Suspect -- Mother of Missing Twins (01/28/17)
Deputies Pinch PFA Violator and Find Drugs, Guns & Money (01/18/17)


2016 Press Releases
Sheriff's Office Now Providing Flag Decommission Program (12/28)
Sheriff's Office Making Christmas Merrier for Local Neglected Children (12/23)
Deputies Catch "Most Wanted" Home Invasion Suspect (12/23)
Deputies Arrest Suspect Acquitted in Shooting of Clairton Officer (12/07)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Accused Kidnapping & Rape Suspect (12/06)
Suspected Child Abuse Fugitive Located in Naples, FL (12/06)
Sheriff's Deputies Help Parents Locate 13-Year-Old Girl Missing Since September in Illinois (11/30)
Sheriff's Deputies Recover Three Firearms and Arrest Three Suspects While Serving Warrants (11/30)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Sex Offender & Three Other Fugitives During Manhunt (11/30)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down Convicted Child Pornographer Escapee to West Virginia (11/22)
As Heroin Plague Heightens, So Does Response to Sheriff's Office Drug Take-Back Program (11/04)
K9 Ranger Tracks, Apprehends Burglary Suspect on His First Day on the Job (11/02)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Sex Offender for the Second Time in Six Years (10/21)
"Most Wanted" Fugitive Apprehended in North Braddock (10/20)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 30 Fugitives in Warrant Sweep (10/18)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend McKeesport Murder Suspect (10/13)
Deputy Resuscitates Drug Overdose Victim in Highland Park (09/27)
Sheriff's Office Apprehends "Most Wanted" Sex Offender Within Hours of Being Placed on List (09/15)
Maintenance Man "Most Wanted" Thief Nabbed in Pittsburgh's West End (09/07)
Child Support Fugitive Apprehended After Brief Escape from Detainment (08/30)
Bank Robbery Suspect Caught in the Act (08/26)
"Most Wanted" Fugitive Arrested in Scott Twp.; Charged with String of Armed Robberies (08/16)
Cocaine Trafficker Arrested in Oakland (08/09)
Sheriff's Office, Pittsburgh Police & NSSF to Offer Firearms Safety Event (06/03)
Deputies Round Up Twenty-Four Fugitives in Warrant Sweep of City's Southern Neighborhoods (05/24)
Burglary Fugitive, Who Taunted Police, Found Hiding in Attic of North Side Residence (05/11/16)
Sheriff's Office Apprehend Accused Repeat Megan's Law Violator (04/27)
Deputies Show Great Restraint in Arrest of Violent, High Priority Non-Support Offender (04/02)
Sheriff's Office Welcome Its Newest Recruit: K9 Ranger (02/19)
Deputy Eating Lunch in Lawrenceville Recovers Stolen Vehicle; Arrests Alleged Culprit (02/12)
Deputy Sheriffs Arrest Two Fugitives in Brookline (02/01)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man in Pittsburgh Traffic Courtroom Attempting to Sell Narcotics (02/01)
183 Bags of Heroin Recovered from Brentwood Residence (01/28)
Wanted Child Abuse Suspect Arrested in Elliott (01/27)
Firearms Fugitive Arrested in Beltzhoover (01/19)


2015 Press Releases
Convicted Megan's Law Sex Offender Arrested by Sheriff's Deputies (12/10/15)
Sheriff's Deputies to Stuff Paddy Wagon for Toys for Tots Delivery (12/08/15)
Woman Arrested After Carrying Firearm and Brass Knuckles into Courthouse (12/08/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Hand Out Surprise Cash During Secret Santa Operation (12/04/15)
Deputy Sheriffs to Take Custody of 250 Turkeys in Thanksgiving Roundup (11/20/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Local Judge of Elections (11/03/15)
Knife Wielding Woman Arrested by Deputies (10/27/15)
Suspected Rapist Apprehended in West Mifflin (10/09/15)
"Most Wanted" Fugitive Apprehended in Hazelwood (10/08/15)
Deputies Grab "Most Wanted" at Traffic Stop (10/06/15)
Philadelphia Murder Suspect Arrested in Braddock (10/06/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Show Great Restraint During Gun Arrest in Rankin (08/26/15)
Kidnapped Child Located in Cleveland and Returned to Pittsburgh (08/12/15)
Former Munhall Borough Manager, Accused of Stealing $50K+, Apprehended at Pittsburgh Intl Airport (07/08/15)
"Most Wanted" Burglary Fugitive Nabbed at Relative's Home (07/07/15)
Forest Hills Bank Robber Arrested by Sheriff's Deputies (07/01/15)
Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Megan's Law Violator that Absconded from Supervision (06/29/15)
Deputies Apprehend Eight "High Priority" Non-Support Fugitives this Week (06/12/15)
Sheriff's Deputies & Clairton PD Apprehend Firearms Fugitive, Who Attempted to Run Over Officer (06/09/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Track "Most Wanted" Burglary Probation/Parole Violator & Sex Offender Escapee (06/08/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Fugitive Accused of Stabbing Victims While Naked (05/26/15)
"Most Wanted" Fugitives Arrested in Sharpsburg (05/19/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Another #TakedownDay Fugitive; Crashed Vehicle in Gas Station (05/18/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down Firearms Fugitive Gang Member from Homewood in Clairton (05/01/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Megan's Law Violator (04/21/15)
Penn Hills Warrant Arrest leads to Large Drug Seizure (04/20/15)
Two Georgia Men Charged in Pittsburgh Money Scam (04/20/15)
"Most Wanted" Firearms Violation Fugitive Apprehended in Homewood (04/16)
Violent Home Invasion Suspect Arrested (03/27/15)
Mother & Two Sons Arrested During McKeesport Warrant Sweep (03/19/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down Parents Wanted for Endangering the Welfare of Children (03/18/15)
Gun Burglar Arrested in Millvale (02/26/15)
"Most Wanted" Fugitive Arrested (02/25/15)
Sheriff's Deputy Stops Random Uptown Attack (02/23/15)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Megan's Law Violator (02/20/15)
Open Letter to Citizens of Allegheny County (02/17/15)


2014 Press Releases
Sheriff's Office Arrests "Most Wanted" Fugitive: Suspect Assaulted Officer, Escaped Police (12/02/14)
200 Turkeys to Receive Sheriff Escort to Food Bank (11/26/14)
Deputies Nab Absconded Sexual Predator for Florida Authorities (10/22/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Recover Drugs & Money During Traffic Stop Outside of Courthouse (10/22/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Burglary Suspect in Next Door Neighbor's House (10/14/14)
Arrest Made in Courthouse Juror Theft (10/09/14)
Joey Fabus Softball Tournament (09/30/14)
American Red Cross Heroes Professional Responder Award (09/24/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Half-Way House Escapee (09/12/14)
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Arrests Actor Suspected of Burglarizing Deputy's Home (09/11/14)
Scam Alert: Caller, Posing as Lieutenant, Attempting to Solicit Money from Senior Citizens (06/30/14)
"Most Wanted" Robbery Suspect Arrested by Sheriff's Deputies in Clairton (06/23/14)
Athletes & Sheriff's Deputies Raise Funds for Special Olympics (06/23/14)
"Most Wanted" Fugitive Located and Arrested in Home He Burglarized (06/03/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down "Most Wanted" Fugitive with Help from Anonymous Tip & Windber Police (06/02/14)
Sheriff's Office Investigating Potentially Stolen Firearm (05/12/14)
Elusive Fugitive Found by Deputies in Larimer (04/22/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Converge with West Mifflin PD to Apprehend "Most Wanted" Firearm Offender (04/10/14)
Announcement: Commander Kevin Kraus (04/01/14)
Less than a Week at New Penn Hills Office, Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect (03/18/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Recognized for Assisting Wounded Veteran (03/05/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Snatch Two "Most Wanted" Firearms Fugitives (02/14/14)
Deputies Apprehend "Most Wanted" Mother Accused of Using Son's Feces to Make Him Ill (01/23/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Track Down Two Fugitive Sex Offenders & Bank Robbery Suspect in Two Hours (01/22/14)
Deputies Apprehend Another $100K+ Non-Support Offender; $450K Total This Week in Arrears (01/17/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Man Owing Over $300K in Back Child Support (01/16/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Volunteer at WPXI's 2013 Presents for Patients Phone-a-thon (01/14/14)
Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend House Arrest Escapee Awaiting Homicide Trial (01/14/14)

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Allegheny County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus
436 Grant Street
Courthouse, 111
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone - 412.350.4700 | Fax - 412.350.6388

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