Phoenix firefighter arrested on new charges; accused of similar crime in 2020

A Valley firefighter accused of vandalizing a Peoria townhome earlier this year has been arrested again for similar charges.

40-year-old Gregory Knauss was arrested Thursday morning by Phoenix Police on criminal damage and burglary cases connected to a 2020 incident.

The details in that case are not clear at this time.

Knauss was already facing charges for the tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage he caused to another home in January.

He also has several previous convictions for crimes that include extreme DUI, theft, and forgery.


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March 22 statement from the Phoenix Fire Department:

"The Phoenix Fire Department is aware of the most recent arrest involving Greg Knauss. At this time, we are working closely with the law enforcement agency regarding the active investigation. He remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues."