PITTSBURGH, PA – Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the apprehension of Jason Engel, 21 years of age from the Elliott neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.
Engel was wanted on a warrant originating from an incident that occurred in late August 2011. The victim stated that she had allowed a friend of the family, Jason Engel stay at her home for the last few weeks. Engel had been kicked out the prior evening because she had suspected he stole $60.00 cash, condoms and a cell phone. A few days later, the victim contacted authorities stating that she had discovered an additional $400.00 missing from her two-year old son’s piggy bank, including mostly half-dollars and silver dollars. In coming days, Engel was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property and Use/Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia. Engel was released and required to report to a Pre-Trial Conference in January, which he did not show for; in turn forfeiting his bond. The next day, a warrant was issued for Engel and he was placed on the Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” website.
Last evening, a concerned citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Office explaining that they had seen Engel in the “Mugshot Mania” publication and had information on his whereabouts. The caller stated that Engel had helped them in the Meat Department of Shop N Save located on Noblestown Road, where they believed he was working as a butcher. This morning, deputies went to this business where they found Engel working. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Allegheny County Jail, where he will await a court appearance on a later date.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
CONTACT: Sergeant Douglas Clark, 412-350-4714
ACCUSED PIGGY BANK BURGLARY
FUGITIVE APPREHENDED BY DEPUTIES