If anyone calls you and pretends to be a relative who is in trouble and needs cash fast...and asks you help by buying gift cards or to wire/transfer money, it is most LIKELY a SCAM.

Please call other family members to verify any truth to such calls and/or notify your local police department by calling 9-1-1.

Castle Shannon Police took 10 reports of Unlocked Vehicles being entered in the overnight hours of Saturday November 28- Sunday morning November 29, 2020.

Items taken included tools, wallet, cellphone, an Ipad and miscellaneous documents. Please lock your vehicle, even if it is in your driveway.

Other thefts from vehicles regionally, include instances where thieves smashed vehicle windows to access valuables left in plain sight.

Especially during the holidays when you might have gifts and other valuables in your vehicle, remove valuable items when you park your car.

COVID-19 Related Stay-at-Home to Stop Social Gatherings Advisory Issued: November 18, 2020

Effective Immediately Allegheny County is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations which, left unchecked, poses a risk to our community and healthcare system.

The Castle Shannon Police Department has been receiving phone inquiries about "We Support Our Police" signs. 

Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen Wednesday July 8, 2020 announced that a new, two-week order has been issued to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the county. The new order rescinds the June 28 and July 2 orders and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Hamilton Rd is open for traffic

Hamilton Rd is closed in Castle Shannon from Bethel Park border to Route 88 due to a transformer fire.

Duquesne Light crews are on scene working to resolve the issues.

It has been a while since we have distributed a COVID Update from the Borough of Castle Shannon.

Due to the recent uptick in cases reported, locally, regionally, and nationwide, we are compelled to issue warnings again, to practice all the safety measures designed to keep the numbers in check.

The latest mandate from the Commonwealth level is to remind residents to wear masks when in close proximity to others, and certainly when visiting businesses. The press release is attached and the order is embedded therein.

Please practice safety protocols.

The data reflected in these updates include information reported to the department in the past 24 hours as well as data since March 14 when the first case was reported in the county. For information relative to number of cases by date the test was taken and deaths by date of death, visit the county’s dashboard at It is updated each day by noon.

COVID Cases – 1,551 (+6)

This number includes 1,474 confirmed cases and 77 probable cases.