Police: Violent sexual predator on the run from California arrested in Aliquippa



ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - Authorities arrested a violent registered sex predator Wednesday in Aliquippa who was on the run from California, according to police.

Officials told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that they got word 44-year-old Robert Wiggins may be in the area, and he was taken into custody a short time later.

“This was good police work. We got the call and we went up there. We surrounded the house and we took him into custody. We got him out of the neighborhood,” Aliquippa police chief Don Couch.

Investigators said Wiggins moved from Berkeley, California to Alqiuippa about a year ago and failed to register.

Wiggins told Marcinkiewicz Wednesday he's no predator, but police showed her the website where he is listed as a lifetime predator.

Residents who live in the neighborhood where Wiggins was arrested told Marcinkiewicz they’re glad he was arrested.

“My grandbabies walk up and down the streets. I’m sure glad they got him off the street,” said George Locket.

Look for the full story tonight on Channel 11 News at 5.