Deputies arrest 67 on outstanding warrants
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Allegheny County sheriff's deputies arrested 67 people on outstanding warrants for crimes ranging from prostitution and sexual assault to drug possession and drunken driving in a span of 36 hours.
Deputies served warrants throughout the city and county in a "massive warrant sweep" that started at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Lt. Jack Kearney said in a statement.
Their crimes included retail theft, prostitution, drugs, DUI, robbery, burglary and sexual assault. Thirteen people were arrested for failing to appear in court for child support, Lt. Kearney said. One person was charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order.
Three people face new charges stemming from their arrests, two for hindering apprehension and one on a firearms charge.
All 67 people were lodged without bond in the Allegheny County Jail.
Sheriff's deputies who normally work in the courts helped with the sweep because of the lighter court schedule during the holidays.
First Published January 1, 2010 12:00 am