News Live 365 for June 23rd, 2017

State Troopers Investigate Scene of Burning Car

The car was stolen from a couple in their mid sixties.

Meadville, PA –

The burning car of Bernard and Deborah Mood was found near the intersection of Liberty Street and Lamont Drive in Meadville after it was stolen sometime between 11pm and 4am Wednesday night. Anybody that could help with an ongoing investigation should call Meadville’s State Police at (814)332-6911.

 

Thursday Morning Fire Destroys Busses and Garage

More than $200k in damages were caused by a massive blaze.

Franklin, PA –

An investigation into the cause of a fire that completely destroyed Lepley’s Bus Garage in Franklin is underway after fire crews salvaged what they could thursday morning. A 40 x 50 foot garage and all its contents were completely incinerated, dealing in excess of $200,000 worth of damages. In addition to the garage several buses, the office trailer, and gallons upon gallons of oil and gasoline where damaged or destroyed in the fire. Franklin City Fire Department, Oil City Fire Department, Seneca Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Street Department, Community Ambulance Service, and Franklin State Police were all involved in battling the flames.

 

Man Arrested in Hospital after Warren County Shooting

Matthew White is accused of the shooting death of a Chandler’s Valley woman.

Chandler’s Valley, PA –

Matthew White has been arrested and charged with homicide in relation to a Wednesday shooting that killed an unidentified 32 year old woman in Warren County. White was also injured with a gunshot wound but it has not been made clear if this was an attempted murder suicide or some kind of violent dispute. Chandler’s Valley is a small community located in Warren County near the border between Pennsylvania and New York. Matthew White was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment of his wounds and was arrested there after an investigation of the crime scene.

 

Man Convicted of Dog Fighting, Animal Cruelty, and Other Crimes

Danny Swift could be sentenced up to 25 years or more.

Erie, PA –

Danny Swift who earlier this week went to trial for participating in a dog fighting ring was found guilty yesterday evening on three felony counts of animal fighting after the jury deliberated for two hours. Between the felonies and related misdemeanors Swift could be sentenced to up to 25 years in an August 3rd hearing, each of the three dog fighting convictions carry a maximum sentence of seven years and he was also found guilty nine misdemeanor charges including seven of fourteen charges of cruelty to animals which carry a maximum penalty of up to 2 years.

 

County Seeks Changes to Meadville Zoning Statutes

Crawford County seeks to build a two level parking garage for courthouse employees.

Meadville, PA –

Crawford County is seeking a zoning change from the city of Meadville so that it can construct a two tiered parking garage near diamond park and the courthouse. With the new judicial center next to the courthouse the County needs parking for 229 employees but under current regulations in Meadville such a structure would not be allowed in that area. The County is seeking a zoning change for the parking structure rather than filing a variance like they did for the addition to the court house.

 

Emlenton Police Seek Greenville Woman After Car Chase

Destiny Goodin is not licensed to drive and was behind the wheel of a stolen car.

Destiny Goodin of Greenville is wanted by police after leading  them on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle through a construction zone near Emlenton and then escaping on foot. Goodin was behind the wheel of a white Ford Explorer with Florida plates when the Chief of Emlenton’s Police Force himself Dan Siegel Jr.observed her drive straight through an intersection without stopping or using a turn signal. When he attempted a traffic stop she fled.

Siegel attempted to make a traffic stop but Goodin sped away through a construction site and on to McNanny Road where she nearly drove into the Allegheny river more than once. Finally she abandoned the vehicle and ran away on foot but left her wallet with her photo ID and social security information inside. The vehicle she was driving was found to be stolen and to have an expired registration, in addition Goodin is not a licensed Pennsylvania driver. There were three juveniles in the truck with Goodin, Chief Siegel made contact with them as they tried to walk along the riverbank when Goodin fled..