Man Wanted in Allegheny County Arrested after Car Chase in Meadville
Jonathan Matthews fled police through downtown with a five year old child in the vehicle
Meadville, PA –
Jonathan Matthews, a wanted Allegheny County Felon, was arrested Friday evening after leading officers on a chase through Meadville’s Downtown. During the chase Matthews rammed into a vehicle and all the while there was a five year old child in the back seat.
MPD received a tip about a stolen black colored pickup truck outside the Downtown Mall by Big Lots shortly before 5pm on Friday and came to investigate. Matthews drove off when officers arrived and then took off at a high speed down Water Street to South Main. On South Main Street Matthew’s truck collided with a vehicle passing through Pine Alley but nobody was injured. Eventually Matthews abandoned the truck near Meadville Medical Center’s Grove Street facility and fled the scene on foot. He was caught at approximately 7:12pm on the city’s east side.
Matthews had a five year old child in a stolen pickup truck as he fled police. The relationship between Matthews and the child is unknown but it is possible he was with the child’s mother who was inside Big Lots when the chase happened. The child was fortunately unharmed.
Judge Lincoln Zilhaver arranged Matthews on more than 20 charges including reckless endangerment, child endangerment, fleeing the police, accidents involving damage to vehicles, and at least 19 summary traffic violations. Matthews also has warrants for his arrest in Allegheny County for access device fraud, identity theft, theft, and receiving stolen property
Penguins Win the Stanley Cup Again
Pittsburgh shutout Nashville 2 – 0
Nashville, TN –
Pittsburgh has the reigning Stanley Cup champion team for the second year running. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second championship in a row last night 2 goals to none against the Nashville Predators in game 6. Matt Murray was a brick wall, stopping every attempt the increasingly desperate Predators made to score a goal and became the first goalie to force two shutouts in the Stanley Cup since 2008. Former Nashville Player Patric Hornqvist scored the game winning goal for the Penns but it was Sidney Crosby who was awarded Stanley Cup MVP.
Coast Guard Leads Search for Missing Woman in Lake Erie
Air and sea assets utilized in search for 52 year old woman
Lake Erie, PA –
The Coast Guard leading a search of the Area around Presquile Bay to locate a woman who is said to have fallen into the water from a small boat. A massive search effort was launched yesterday which included every available water rescue operation from Erie, Lake City, and North East as well as the Erie County Sheriff’s Department all joined in the effort. Helicopters and fixed wing planes were also dispatched for the search as well as a Coast Guard cutter but the woman was not found yesterday. The search continues today for the missing woman.
No name was given for the missing person but she was wearing a floral print swimsuit. According to her husband she was with him on the lake when she mentioned she wasn’t feeling well and went to the back of the boat. The Next time he looked she was gone. The call for help came at 2pm yesterday afternoon.
Parolee Burgles Father’s Home
Jon Hanlon was caught with stolen items from dad’s house
Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA –
Last week we had a man who stole from his own mother and today we have a man who stole from his own father, while on parole! Jonathan Hanlon was found by State Police officers from Franklin carrying several items reported stolen from his father’s home. Hanlon is charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. He was sent back to State Prison for violating his parole until his trial.
New Road Closings in Saegertown
The south roundabout is nearly done and traffic flow will be almost normal soon
Saegertown, PA –
New driving restrictions in Saegertown start today and last about a week while work crews connect the new roundabout to Routes 6 and 19. Main street in front of the plaza will be closed to all traffic while work takes place and traffic from the south will be able to access route 198 to travel east and use the detour utilizing route 86 and Erie Street.