Sheriff Mullen is pleased to acknowledge the selection of DETECTIVE TIMOTHY ALBRIGHT as Employee of the Month for September 2018. 

A 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, Detective Albright is assigned to the Daylight Fugitive Warrant Squad, where he has worked the past three years. Supervisors appreciate Detective Albright’s dedication and work ethic, specifically underscoring his diligence the previous eight months, resulting in the apprehension of three homicide suspects, a bank robbery suspect and a multitude of high-risk warrant suspects. Supervisors state Detective Albright has demonstrated leadership and tenacity in pursuing these individuals, working his pass and other days off gathering intelligence. It is further stated that Detective Albright performed these tasks on his own volition, and never sought merit or compensation for his efforts above and beyond duty. 

Late last year, our agency was requested to help locate and apprehend James King, who was wanted for the December 21, 2017 murder of Jamie Hines in Baldwin Borough. Hines was located at his registered address by Detective Albright and fellow squad members on January 9, 2018. Although Allegheny County Police performed a search of the location after the homicide occurred, it wasn’t until Detectives conducted numerous interviews with Hines’ family members that they returned to the suspect’s home and took the actor into custody. 

On January 17, 2017, Violent Crimes Task Force Sergeant Manning requested that the Fugitive Warrant Squad assist with the location and apprehension of Alonzo Dunbar. Wanted on an Allegheny County Bench Warrant for possession with intent to deliver and a City of Pittsburgh Warrant for robbery, Dunbar was wanted in connection with the January 10, 2018 robbery of the Smithfield Street branch of Huntington Bank. During the ensuing days, Detectives developed information and obtained an address in the Brighton Heights section of Pittsburgh, where Dunbar was believed to be staying.  Detective Albright and fugitive squad members went to the location apprehended the suspect and transported him to the FBI field office for questioning.

In August, the Fugitive Squad was again requested by the Allegheny County Police to locate Carl Jones, who was wanted for criminal homicide. Detectives developed intelligence Jones was staying at a Dinwiddie Street apartment, where the Fugitive Squad located and arrested the suspect without incident. 

Detective Albright’s supervisors have provided the foregoing arrests as a small sampling of the cases Detective Albright has worked this year, in which he has shown remarkable commitment in pursuing dangerous and wanted individuals. 

In testament to his excellent work, Detective Albright will be granted one full day off work, as long as no overtime is incurred. Please join me in congratulating Detective Albright on a job well done.