Radio News for April 24th, 2017

Missing Person

Norman Rossey Junior has not been seen since April 15

Meadville, PA –

Norman Rossey Junior of Meadville has been missing since April 15th. Norman is 5’6” with sandy blond hair and blue eyes and when last seen was wearing a black ‘Last Minute Mart’ hoodie, blue jeans, and orange and blue sneakers; he was riding a grey and orange mountain bike. If you have information about his whereabouts please call Meadville City Police at (814) 724-6100.

 

Four on the Loose from Vision Quest Facility

Zahmir Parker and three juveniles fled eastward

Franklin, PA –

State Police are searching for three juveniles and an eighteen year old named Zahmir Parker who escaped from Visionquest sometime on late Thursday night. The escapees are all from Philadelphia and suspected of having stolen a white 2015 Jeep Patriot with Pennsylvania license JWE-7786 that was spotted heading West along I-80 in Clearfield County.

 

State Police Quash Petty Crime Spree in Cranberry

Kyle Donahue is accused of stealing from seven different homes and businesses

Cranberry, PA –

State Police from Franklin arrested a Philadelphia man after a day long shoplifting and burglary spree near Cranberry. Kyle Donahue stole objects from WalMart, Dunham’s, Bonton, Sears, and Aldi’s as well as the Faith Christian Academy and the home of a Cranberry Township resident before he was caught.

Donahue was first noticed to be acting suspiciously at around 2pm on Friday when he sprinted away from a State Police officer while carrying a backpack down Salina Road near the skating rink. He was spotted again within an hour, this time riding a bike down Horsecreek Road; when he spotted State Troopers he abandoned the bike and fled into the woods on foot. Police discovered that the bike had been stolen from Faith Christian Academy.

Donahue attempted to steal a cellular phone from the home of Cody Russel on Airport Road and then made off with some scissors. Finally troopers caught up to Donahue by Seneca Motors on State Route 227 where he fought with them as they attempted to arrest him. Donahue has been charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Retail Theft, Theft by Unlawful taking, and Resisting Arrest. He is currently in Venango County Jail with bail set at $25,000 and has admitted to the thefts, saying he ran from police because he didn’t want to get into trouble.

 

One Hospitalized When Car Crashes Into Woodcock Creek

Dustin Evans was sent to UPMC Hamot from Meadville Medical Center

Randolph Township, Crawford County, PA –

A Meadville man was admitted into intensive care in Erie after a car he was passenger in crashed into Woodcock Creek. Dustin Evans was flown to UPMC Hamot after the crash while the car’s driver Gabrielle Harkness was unharmed but arrested for DUI. Another passenger Zachary Labowski fled the scene of the accident with minor injuries. While descending down a steep hill on Hickory Corners Road the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up rising over top of the guard rail and flipping over onto its roof where it landed in Woodcock Creek.

 

Mike Stack Loses Security Force

Lt. Governor no longer protected by Pennsylvania State Police

Indiantown Gap, PA –

Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor Mike Stack has lost his State Police provided security detail as well as losing much of his cleaning staff. Governor Tom Wolf personally informed Stack about the decision while he is investigated for his alleged ill treatment of his staff, in a hand delivered letter the Governor said he felt it was necessary to protect the Commonwealth’s employees.

“After consultation with the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police and the Secretary of General Services, I write to inform you that, effective immediately, you and Mrs. Stack will no longer be afforded the protective detail provided to you as a courtesy by the Pennsylvania State Police. In addition, the Department of General Services will provide limited cleaning, grounds keeping and maintenance at The State House and only under supervision at prearranged times.

I do not delight in this decision, but I believe it is a necessary step to protect Commonwealth employees.”

The news comes in the middle of an Investigation by the Inspector General into allegations that Mike Stack and his Wife Tonya have been verbally abusive towards the people hired to their protection detail and household staff.