Public Safety Blotter Articles

UPDATE: Pittsburgh Police are Searching for a Violent Offender Wanted for Rape

Date: July 28, 2020
Incident Type: Rape
Location: All Zones

UPDATE: 07/29/20 11:47 a.m.

Michael Cooper turned himself in to police. He faces five charges including: Rape, Sexual Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Indecent Assault, and Indecent Exposure.

He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.


Original Post:

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Special Victims Unit is alerting the public to a violent offender who is wanted for rape and other sexual offenses.

Michael Cooper, 48, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 225 pounds, with brown eyes. He is from the Knoxville/Mt. Oliver area.

If seen, call 9-1-1 and do not approach. Cooper has prior convictions including 1st degree murder, numerous assaults and burglaries.

He is considered dangerous.


Michael Cooper

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz