Radio News for April 12, 2017

Major New York to Pennsylvania Drug Pipeline Closed by Cops

Fifteen people moved about $2.5 million a year in heroin and other drugs

York, PA –

On Monday Pennsylvania State Police arrested fifteen people, eight women and seven men, in connection to a heroin supply ring. The drug ring is said to have moved and sold about $5 million worth of drugs from New York City to Altoona in the last two years. Wayne Davis and Warren Francis of York, PA are believed to be the ringleaders of the operation and face charges of delivery of a controlled substance, corrupt organizations, conspiracy to engage in a corrupt organization, criminal conspiracy, dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activity and criminal use of a communication facility. Their thirteen ’employees’ who were responsible for storing, refining, and selling the drugs all face charges of their own.

 

Man Arrested After Burning Hit and Run Car

Bryce Ditman torched his car to hide evidence from police

Emlenton, PA –

Bryce Ditman of Emlenton was arrested after attempting to cover up his involvement in a hit and run by torching his car. On the 27th of March a call came in from a man saying that he had been involved in a hit and run crash Clarion County’s Perry Township and that he believed Ditman was the one who had hit his car. But after being questioned by police about the hit and run Ditman told them that his girlfriend had been driving the car and that afterward it had been stolen. Police had already discovered the remains of Ditman’s car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse, burned and abandoned on the side of Bartow Road. After Troopers questioned Ditman’s girlfriend and showed pictures he allegedly admitted to torching the car. He’s been charged with 17 crimes including both felonies and misdemeanors.

 

Mike Stack Confirms Investigation into Treatment of Employees

Lt. Governor of PA reveals nature of Inspector General Probe

Harrisburg, PA –

A statement was released by the office of Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor Mike Stack confirming reports that he and his wife Tonya were being investigated for their treatment of employees. The probe comes at the request of Governor Tom Wolf who has never really accepted his Lieutenant into his administration. The Pennsylvania State Police provide security for the Lt. Governor and the investigation come amid reports that Stack and his wife have been verbally abusive to Troopers on multiple occasions.

 

Troopers Seek Help Finding Suspects for Daytime Burglaries in Conneaut Lake Area

Daylight burglaries have been taking place since April 7th

Crawford County, PA –

A series of daylight burglaries since the seventh of April in Crawford County has prompted State Police to ask for help searching for suspects. It is likely that the burglars knocked on doors at numerous residences to see if anyone was home and if you observed this behavior or had someone suspicious knock on your door call the Meadville State Police (814)332-6911.

 

City of Meadville Announces Spring Cleanup

May 13th from 8am to 12pm

Meadville, PA –

The city of Meadville’s cleanup day is scheduled one month from now on Saturday May 13th from 8am until noon at the city’s public works garage. You can get more information online by visiting www.cityofmeadville.org or calling (814)724-6054.