Tri-County Report For July 8th, 2016

The New Castle City Police Department continues to investigate a homicide from early yesterday morning on East Meyer Avenue. According to the department’s facebook page, two people were shot at the residence. 21 year old Lloyd Johnson was shot in the chest and first taken to Jameson Hospital, then flown to St.Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown where he later died.  Another victim, a 21 year old female was shot in the writst and was treated at Jameson Hospital.  Police are searched for the alleged gunman, 33 year old JuJuan Jackson, who is the former boyfriend of the female victim.  Police also said Jackson has been on the city police’s  most wanted list for an attempted homicide which occurred in 2015. He considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information is asked to contact New Castle City Police.

Ellwood City Police say a man in a car was hit by a train around 2:30 Thursday morning.Police received reports that a person was trapped inside the car under the Second Street Bridge in Ellwood City. Police say the vehicle was trapped underneath the engine.The man has been identified as 23-year-old Daniel Mesco, who only suffered bruises and a laceration.
Police say they believe alcohol is a factor in the crash.

A man is in custody following a massive drug bust in Baden.  Yesterday’s raid was the result of a four-month investigation involving multiple police departments and the Attorney General’s Office.  Clifford Parker, Jr. was arrested in his Second Street apartment after officers found guns, knives, heroin, crack cocaine, and ecstasy.  Parker was already on probation and not allowed to have guns.

A child is in the hospital after almost drowning at a home in Cabot.  The three-year-old girl was discovered in a children’s pool yesterday, behind the family’s home on Star Grille Road in Winfield Township.  A medical helicopter flew the child from the scene.  The family has requested that no information be released on her condition.

An Ambridge woman is facing charges for allowing her dog to attack a neighbor.  Shannon Garveys was jogging on 14th Street Wednesday when the dog charged her and dragged her to the ground.  Garveys had a knife and was able to stab the animal and fight it off.  Witnesses say the dog’s owner saw the attack and didn’t even try to help.  Garveys had surgery for the injuries, which included torn tendons and muscles and an exposed shoulder bone.  The same dog attacked a man last year.

Officials with at least a dozen Western Pennsylvania Wendy’s restaurants are warning customers about a security breach.  Hackers reportedly stole customers’ credit and debit card information at over a thousand restaurants nationwide and some cards were used to make fraudulent purchases.  Wendy’s CEO is apologizing for the breach, calling it a “highly, sophisticated criminal cyberattack.”  Go to Wendys.com to see the complete list of affected stores.

Pittsburgh is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.  The city will continue celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend with a parade and concert.  The parade is Saturday morning in downtown.  It’ll run from 11th Street and Liberty Avenue to Point State Park.  Later Saturday, Point State Park will host a concert and fireworks.  The celebration commemorates the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s incorporation of a city.

A Butler County man was arrested early Thursday morning after he tried to elude police in his car. Police attempted to pull over 26 year old Michael Zaludek of Fenelton for a traffic violation around 1:15, whe he led police on a chase on Route 8 in Butler Township that ended when police blocked Zaludek’s car. Police have charged Zaludek with felony fleeing, attempting to elude police, and drug violations among other charges. He was placed in the Butler County Prison.

This weekend marks the 25th year for the Fireworks Festival in downtown. New Castle. The event will take place from 3-10pm tomorrow night with a giant fireworks display by Pyrotecnico.  The celebration will kick-off tonight with a benifit concert at the Riverwalk hosted by the Wounded Warriors of Pennsylvania, and that will be followed by a fireworks display by SkyKing Fireworks of Mahoning Township. Free shuttle buses will run from 3:30 until 11:30pm form the Union Plaza parking lot along with Shenango Giant Eagle.