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Trib reader’s tip leads to fugitive’s arrest in Clairton

| Friday, December 24, 2010 12:00 p.m

A tip from a reader of the Tribune-Review was an important clue in leading members of the U.S. Marshal’s Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force to one of its Most Wanted Fugitives.

Tirek Kenyatta Berry, 36, a convicted drug offender who was wanted for a parole violation, was arrested Thursday at a home on Miles Avenue in Clairton, said Michael Baughman, a task force member and supervisory deputy marshal.

A reader who spotted Berry’s picture on a list of Most Wanted Fugitives that appears on the final Sunday of each month in the Tribune-Review called task force members to say Berry was seen in Clairton. The task force, knowing that Berry had family and friends in Clairton, began focusing their efforts there and developed information leading to the arrest, Baughman said.

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