Allegheny County Police Department

  • Agency: Allegheny County Police Department
  • Address: 400 N Lexington St #201, Pittsburgh, 15208 PA
  • Chief: Charles Moffatt (Superintendent)
Phone: 412-473-1200
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Allegheny County Police Department is located at 400 N Lexington St #201, Pittsburgh, 15208 PA. The Superintendent of the department is Charles Moffatt. The Allegheny County Police Department phone number is 412-473-1200.

Allegheny County Police Department News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2017 Sharpsburg Man Injured by Brick; County Police Investigating PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Police are assisting Sharpsburg Police with an incident that occurred in Sharpsburg overnight. Sharpsburg Police responded to an 11th Street address for a brick being thrown through a window of a residence and shots fired into the residence. Allegheny County Police Detectives responded to the scene and reviewed surveillance video from the residence. An unidentified individual is seen throwing the brick through the window and then pointing a handgun at the residence. Detectives did not find evidence that there were any gunshots into the residence and were not able to determine if the actor was holding a real gun. A male in the residence suffered a minor head injury from the brick. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police at 412-473-1200.

PITTSBURGH CRIME STOPPERS 11/1/17 Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance with locating an attempted Homicide suspect. On September 16, 2017 at approximately 12:43PM, McKeesport police responded to a call for “shots fired” at the Highview Gardens Apartment Complex. After arriving at the scene, police determined a 26-year old male identified as Bree Johnson had sustained multiple gunshots wounds and was transported to a local hospital. Surveillance video revealed a male identified as Jamil Saunders arguing with a female in the apartment complex parking lot. Johnson attempted to intervene and then a physical altercation ensued between Johnson and Saunders. The video showed Saunders fired what appeared to be two shots at Johnson, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground. Anyone with information concerning this Attempted Homicide investigation or the location of this suspect is asked to call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at (412) 255-TIPS. A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals wanted for featured crimes. That number again is (412) 255-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Allegheny County Police Department's General Investigations Unit is responding to a request for assistance in East Deer Twp. At approximately 8:20 pm this date, County 911 was notified of a Shooting in the 100 block of Cambria Hill rd. First responders found A 17 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower leg. The victim was Transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. ACPD detectives are initiating the investigation. Further information will be provided via press release when it is available.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017 New Telephone Tipline for the Allegheny County Police Allegheny County – The Allegheny County Police Department is announcing the launch of a new tool to aid citizens with contacting the County Police. A new toll free telephone tip line has been established to receive information. It is 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). This number will be published on our website and social media sites. Callers will be prompted to leave a message with as much detail as possible, they can remain anonymous or leave a phone number and/or email address to be contacted by an officer. Callers can provide information concerning crimes, fugitives, public service needs, or any other topic they feel needs addressed by law enforcement. All information received is confidential. Please note that this is a non-emergency number, callers with emergencies should still call 911.

Reminder, that the Allegheny County Police will be Participating in Today's (October 28th) National Take Back Initiative PITTSBURGH – Under the direction of Superintendent Coleman McDonough, the Allegheny County Police Department will once again participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This is the agency’s 14th annual event focused on offering an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. The collection will be held today, Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM at three separate Allegheny County Police Department collection sites: North Park (District 3) Police Station 700 West Ridge Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101 (McCandless Township) South Park (District 2) Police Station 1801 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA Wilmerding Police Substation 315 Station Street, Wilmerding, PA 15148 Controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications will be collected. The program is anonymous and no questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present. While not mandatory, participants can remove any personal information from bottles or packages. Liquid products and creams in containers will be accepted; however, sharpies and syringes will not. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in the collection boxes. The 2016 event resulted in the collection of over 843,498 pounds of unwanted medicines, collected by over 4,200 law enforcement partners in the United States.

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, members of the Allegheny County Police department joined with members of the Wilmerding Crime Watch to stuff 100 Halloween bags with candy for today's Halloween parade in Wilmerding borough.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2017 Shooting in Homestead Borough Homestead, Allegheny County – Last night at approximately 9:08 pm the Homestead Police and paramedics were dispatched to the 300 block of East Pink Way in response to 911 calls about a shooting. There they found a 14 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local trauma hospital where he was listed in critical condition but expected to survive. Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded and initiated an investigation. Witnesses reported seeing the victim and another man in the alley immediately prior to hearing the gunshots. The other male fled the area on foot. The motive for the shooting is not exceptionally clear at this time and there is no suspect information that can be released. Anyone who heard or saw any of the events surrounding the shooting is asked to call the Homestead Police or the Allegheny County Police at 412-473-1300. We can also be reached via our social media outlets. Callers can remain anonymous.

The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit is responding to a request for assistance in Shaler Township. At approximately 6:30 pm this date an officer from the Shaler Police Dept attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Babcock Blvd. The suspect vehicle was a motorcycle which fled at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle collided with another vehicle causing the rider to fall. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Homicide detectives are initiating the investigation. If further information becomes available it will be provided via press release. The initial information contained herein is subject to change.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2017 County Police Seeking Information on Homicide in Penn Hills PENN HILLS – On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 10:24 p.m., Penn Hills Police were dispatched to the 7200 block of Schley Street in response to a 9-1-1 call about a man found inside a residence with apparent gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. At this time, the motive for the shooting is unclear and there is no information on the suspect(s). Anyone who heard or saw any of the events surrounding the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at 412-473-1300. Callers may remain anonymous. We can also be reached though our social media sites.

Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance with an open homicide investigation. On October 9, 2017 at about 9:56 pm, the South Park Police Department received several 911 calls for a report of a male lying in the roadway in the area of 3541 Snowden Road. When officers arrived they discovered 48 year old John Jenkins lying in the roadway suffering from severe head trauma. EMS arrived on scene and at 10:08 pm Jenkins was pronounced deceased. The South Park Police Department requested assistance from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit. Their investigation revealed that Jenkins was observed at about 9:30 pm walking along Snowden Road in the area of Connor Road. Jenkins was seen walking south on the side of the northbound lane of travel. It is believed that Jenkins might have been struck by a vehicle after he had originally been lying on the roadway. It’s possible that someone struck Jenkins and thought that they might have struck an object or an animal in the roadway, and continued on. Anyone with information concerning this homicide case is asked to call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at (412) 255-TIPS. A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals wanted for featured crimes. That number again is (412) 255-8477. Callers may remain anonymous. A photo of the victim John Jenkins is attached below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2017 Allegheny County Police Seeking Information on Shooting of 12-Year-Old Boy in Rankin Rankin – On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at approximately 3:28 a.m., Rankin Police were dispatched to the Hawkins Village Housing Plan in response to multiple 9-1-1 calls about gunshots being fired and a 12-year-old boy being shot. He was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene. During the course of the investigation, it appeared that the gunshots were fired from a dark colored SUV or crossover type vehicle in a drive-by type shooting. The vehicle then fled the scene. At this time, the motive for the shooting is unclear and there is no information on the suspect(s). Anyone who heard or saw any of the events surrounding the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at 412-473-1300. Callers may remain anonymous. We can also be reached through our social media sites.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2017 County Police Make Arrest in Homicide/Shooting in McKeesport McKEESPORT – On October 14th, 2017 at 1:15 PM, McKeesport Police were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of Jenny Lind Street in response to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting. Upon their arrival, they discovered a 28-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Within a few minutes, McKeesport police were sent to McKeesport Hospital for a second man, Damien Ashley, who also had gunshot wounds and was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle. He was flown to a trauma center and was listed in stable condition. Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded and initiated an investigation. They determined that the victim and Damien Ashley, age 28, were involved in an altercation when Ashley began to shoot the victim and fled after also being shot. Ashley is being charged with Criminal Homicide, Tampering With Evidence, Persons Not To Possess Firearms, and Carrying A Firearm Without A License. A photo of Damien Ashley is attached below.

The Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit is responding to a request for assistance in the City of McKeesport. At approximately 1:20 pm this date, County 911 was notified of a shooting incident in the 1600 block of Jenny Lind St . First responders found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second was transported to a local hospital. Homicide detectives are initiating the investigation. At this time it appears the two individuals exchanged gunfire during an argument. If further information becomes available it will be provided via press release. The initial information contained herein is subject to change.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2017 Arrest Made in Homestead Sprint Store Robbery PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Police have charged two men in the robbery of the Waterfront Sprint store on September 29, 2017. Arrest warrants were issued for Jerry Bledson, 22, of Calumet Park, Illinois and David Kendrick, 24, of Kankakee, Illinois. The two were identified by surveillance videos of their vehicles throughout the Waterfront at the time of the robbery and cell phone information. Allegheny County Police Detectives traveled to Illinois and with the assistance of the Kankakee Police were able to uncover sufficient evidence to charge the two men. The arrest warrant has been served on Kendrick at the Dixon County Jail, where he is being held on unrelated charges. Bledson is still at large. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues. Bledson and Kendrick are under investigation by Illinois authorities for similar robberies in their area.

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, members of the Allegheny County Police Mounted Unit participated in the annual Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade in Bloomfield.

On Friday, October 6, 2017, Sergeant Wesley McClellan and Senior Patrol Officer William Newman from the Allegheny County Police Mounted Unit patrolled the parking lot and gate areas of Kennywood Park in West Mifflin for Kennywood's "Fright Night" event.

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Allegheny County Police Senior Patrol Officer Mike Spagnoletti was the Keynote speaker at the Allegheny County Juvenile Probation awards event at Juvenile Court for Juvenile Justice Week 2017. Officer Mike was honored to have been asked to speak at this years' event. It was a great way to recognize all of the youth, staff and supporting organizations for their achievements and work in juvenile justice.

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Allegheny County Police Officer Mike Spagnoletti joined with Terri Rae Anthony from AAA East Central for a Safe Driving Expo at CCAC North Campus. They were joined by representatives from UPMC Children's Hospital and the Allegheny County Health Department Traffic Safety office. Safe driving practices were promoted along with ways to reduce distracted driving and driving under the influence situations.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Allegheny County Police Community Relations Officer Mike Spagnoletti visited the preschool students at the Wilkinsburg Headstart classroom in the Hosanna House. Officer Mike taught the children about pedestrian safety. Everyone enjoyed visiting with Officer Mike.

On Monday, October 2, 2017, Allegheny County Police Senior Patrol Officer Mike Spagnoletti joined with Deputy Sheriff Jason Tarap from the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Officers from the Mt. Lebanon Police Department along with representatives from SafeKids Allegheny County, FedEx Ground and Express at Jefferson Middle School in Mt. Lebanon for the "Walk this Way" event. The "Walk this Way" program helps promote pedestrian safety for children when walking to and from school every day. We would also like to thank Jefferson Middle School Principal Kelly Szesterniak and her students for the invitation and support.

Follow up to Braddock Shooting - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY October 10, 2017 Dion Parker was taken into custody today without incident at a residence in the Carrick section of Pittsburgh. He will be lodged in the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Allegheny County Police Patrol Officer Joe Risher visited the Wilmerding Headstart and Pre-K Counts classrooms to read to the students. Officer Joe is assigned to the Allegheny County Police Wilmerding SubStation and regularly visits the classrooms in Wilmerding to spend time with the preschoolers.

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Allegheny County Police partnered with AAA East Central to hold a free Child Passenger Safety seat check at P and J Motors in Wilmerding Borough. Child passenger safety technicians from the Allegheny County Police, AAA East Central, Pennsylvania State Police, PennDot and Eastern Area Prehospital Services participated in the car seat check. The Allegheny County Police department and its partnering agencies understand the importance of safe riding habits for both children and adults. We are committed to ensuring the safety of children when travelling by vehicle. We would also like to thank James and Joseph Speranza from P and J Motors for providing their garage for the event.