Items filtered by date: Thursday, 02 March 2017

Snow showers will accompany a cold front moving through the area this morning with lake effect snow showers continuing this afternoon and evening.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

944 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017
National Weather Serive Cleveland
Crawford-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-
9:44 AM EST Fri Mar 3 2017 
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Ohio and northwest
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. 
Snow showers will accompany a cold front moving through the area
this morning with lake effect snow showers continuing this afternoon
and evening. Snow showers may briefly reduce visibility to a quarter
mile or less in snow showers...mainly this morning. Total accumulations
of 2 to 4 inches can be expected...mainly for inland areas. 
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday. 
No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
Spotter activation is not expected at this time but reports of 
snowfall are appreciated.

Policed I.D. Woman Fatally Shot in Lake Lucy Accidental Shooting

The Marienville State Police are releasing the name of the 22 year old Clearfield County woman who died Saturday, the result of a shooting in Washington Township,  Clarion County.  The troopers report they are investigating the shooting that took place at the Hartzell Trailer Court in Lake Lucy, Washington Township.  Katrina Renee Seaburn is reported to have sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and subsequently died as the result of her injuries.  Police say the shooting is believed to have been accidental in nature is reported to have happened at about 6 pm.  The investigation continues.  


Beveridge's Other Place Cited by BLCE

In Meadville, a Liquor Law violation citation was issued last month to Beveridges Other Place Inc located at 212 West Steers STreet.  The agents of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement out of Erie report the citation was issued Wednesday February 15th for failing to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of a licenced business for a period of two years immediately preceding October 26th, 2016.


The Charges will be brought before an Administratiave Law Judge who has the the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1000 for minor offenses and up to $5000 for more serioius offense.  In addition, the ALJ can also impose a license suspension of revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought.  The ALJ can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.  


Lowville Cafe Liquor License Suspended Five Days

The BLCE reports an adjudication of a liquor law violation at the Lowville Cafe at 13499 Wattsburg Road in Wattsburg, Erie County was issued on February 8 this year.  The Violation is listed as selling, furnishing and or giving or permitting such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to one minor, nineteen years of age on July 12, 2016.  The charges were brought before a an Administratiave Law Judge who ordered the licensee's liquor license be suspended for a period of five days and that they comply with the requirements of the Liquor Code pertaining to the Responsible Alcohol Management Plan and must remain in compliance for a period of one year.  


Driver Shears Off Gas Pipe, Flees the Scene

The Meadville State Police are on the lookout for the driver of a vehicle that sheared off a natural gas pipe in Crawford County last Saturday night and then fled the scene.  The troopers say they responded to a vehicle crash at 16069 Highway 6 and 19, Woodcock Township at shortly after 9:15 pm.  It is reported a white Ford Focus, unknown year, left the road for unknown reasons and struck the natural gas pipe in a residential yard shearing it off.  Police say the car's front bumper and passenger side sustained damage.  The car is reported to have left the scene before the arrival of the troopers.  The vehicle lost its front bumper at the scene and a nearby witness says the vehicle may have had an Ohio License Plate. 


Anyone with information about that white Ford Focus is asked to contact the Meadville state police at 814-332-6911.  


Driver Ok in Hayfield Crash

No injuries in a one car Crawford county crash early Thursday afternoon.  Meadville state police say the crash occurred as Kristie Wilpula, 49 , of Conneaut Lake was driving a Toyota RAV4 north on North Norrisville Road at about 45 mph.  Police say the vehicle went of the roadway on the right side and struck  a ditch and continued through the grass on the east side of the road and struck a large rock where it came to a stop.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Leonards' Towing.  


Four Teens Charged In Vision Quest Fracas

Four Vision Quest teens are charged in the alleged February aggravated assault at the Venango County facility of an unnamed 14 year old boy and 47 year old man.  The Franklin State Police report the crime occurred as three juvenile males ages 14,  16 and 17 an 18 year old male identified as Dajuan Nafiese Jett assaulted a known 14 year old boy during an altercation at the Vision Quest facility in Sandycreek Township at 555 South Penn Road.  Police say a written allegation was filed with the Court of Common Please of the 28th Judicial District Venango County charging the juveniles with aggravated assault. 

Jett was arraigned before District Judge Andrew F. Fish in Cornplanter Township for violation of Simple Assault.  Bail was set at $25,000 straight and Jett failed to post bail.  He is presently lodged in the Venango County Jail. 

Non Traffic Citations were issued to Jett for Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. 


The incident was reported to have taken place at shortly before 3:30 pm Monday February 20th.  According to online court records, arraignment took place less than two hours later.  A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, March 8th at 8:30 a.m. in Venango County Central Court.  Jett is represented by Venango County Public Defender Jeffrey Misko.  


Cranberry Twp Man Held on Megan's Law Violation

The Franklin State Police are reporting a violation Megan's Law in Cranberry Township Venango County.  The troopers report Michael Douglas McCune, 57, failed to comply with Megan's Law registration requirements Wednesday at 4 pm at 6724 US 322 in Cranberry Township.  Police say McCune was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish for the violation.   Monetary bail was set at $100,000 which McCune failed to post.  He was lodged in the Venango County Jail.  A criminal complaint was filed with Judge Fish and a warrant was issued for McCune's arrest.  


New Castle PSP Finds 99% Megan's Law Compliance

We told you that report so we could tell you this report as well.  The Pennsylvania State Police, Criminal Investigation Unit, New Castle Station, conducted routine Megan's Law Compliance Checks in Lawrence County throughout the month of February to validate and confirm those listed on the Megan's Law Registry were actually living where they indicated.  The checks were sporadic and unannounced.


Police say there are a total of 105 individuals living in Lawrence County who are registered with the Pennsylvania State Police Megans Law Unit.  A total of 104 individuals were found to be in compliance.  Subsequent criminal charges against the lone individual who was not compliant are pending.  


FPD Moneygram Scam Alert

The Franklin City Police are making area businesses aware of a fraudulent moneygram scam.  FPD says it was alerted by management at Fezell's Shop n Save Thursday morning about 8:30 that the store had received a letter asking for a moneygram to be sent to a location in Texas in the amount of $2.460.  The Franklin Police are requesting all Franklin businesses to be aware of a possible  fraudulent moneygram scam in the area.  

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