Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Pennsylvania State Police Updates Ten Most Wanted List

The Pennsylvania State Police recently released its Ten Most Wanted list with new additions taking the place of fugitives who have been captured.
Three new suspects are on the PSP's Ten Most Wanted list. 

Jordan Alexander Allen is wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm, Samuel Irizarry is wanted for attempted homicide, and Rakeem Markell Jones is wanted for attempted homicide.

The full list includes:
  • Michael Edward Akerly - Last Known Address:  Erie, PA
  • James Garland Watts - Last Known Address: Clairton, PA
  • Giovannia Morales Jr. - Last Known Address:  Brooklyn, NY
  • Martavious Kendre Stout - Last Known Address:  Meadville, PA
  • Gerado Cruz-Hernandez - Last Known Address:  Norristown, PA
  • Jordan Alexander Allen - Last Known Address:  Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Kevin Jay Purnell - Last Known Address:  New Castle, DE
  • Samuel Irizarry - Last Known Address:  Philadelphia, PA
  • Freddy Calle - Last Known Address:  Hazleton, PA
  • Rakeem Marell Jones - Last Known Address:  Erie, PA
Fugitives are selected for the Ten Most Wanted list based on the severity of the crime and the availability of suspect information.

"The Pennsylvania State Police and its federal and local law enforcement partners are committed to enhancing public safety by getting dangerous fugitives off the streets," said Major George Bivens, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Operations. "We ask anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of any wanted individual to come forward and provide a tip to law enforcement."

Tips may be submitted through the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, pacrimestoppers.org, or by calling 1-800-4-PA-TIPS. All tips to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers are anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

One of the former most-wanted fugitives was apprehended based on a tip submitted to Crime Stoppers. The tipster was rewarded $5,000.