News Live 365 for July3rd, 2017

State Police Involved in Search for Missing Man

William Ward has been missing since June

Steuben Township, Crawford County, PA –

William John Ward of Seneca has been missing since June 28th. He was last seen in Steuben Township Crawford County heading for the Titusville walmart. John is 5’10 and weighs about 160 pounds, with a blue and green tribal tattoo on his upper right bicep and on his left wrist with the date 7-3-14. He has a medical condition and is not taking his medication. The State Police in Corry have passed the case to the Franklin office so call (814)676-6596 if you may have seen him.

 

Linesville Plane Crash Kills Pilot

An ultralight plane crashed into a field Sunday

Linesville, PA –

An ultralight plane crash in Linesville claimed the life of one man on Sunday. The victim’s name has not been released but Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell confirmed the pilot was killed last night. According to reports from the scene the plane crashed into a soybean field not far from Merry Airport off of Airport Road and caught fire. It’s not clear whether the aircraft was taking off or landing.

 

Truck Collision Closes I-80

No injuries in a Friday morning tractor trailer accident

Knox Township, Clarion County, PA –

At about 8:30 Friday Morning an accident involving two tractor trailers closed part of I-80 in Clarion County near Knox. Nobody was injured as one machine reportedly jackknifed and another collided with it, the road was open again by 11am.

 

Convicted Contractor Pleads Guilty to More Charges

Chad Eckenrode pleaded guilty to construction fraud in Venango County

Franklin, PA –

Chad Eckenrode, a Meadville area contractor already convicted once for home improvement fraud pleaded guilty to more of the same charges in Venango County. He faces a sentence of up to 10 years on a September 8th hearing. Eckenrode is already serving time in a state prison for home improvement fraud after being sentenced to 15 – 84 months and has to pay $5,825 in restitution to his victims. He still has yet to have a hearing on a third set of charges related to a fraud case in Linesville.

 

Corrections Officer Caught with Weapons and Alcohol at Work

Skylar Galgon works at SCI Cambridge Springs

Cambridge Springs, PA –

A prison guard, Skylar Galgon of Conneaut Lake, was charged for bringing contraband and weapons into the prison he works. Galgon was discovered to have alcohol and a loaded .40 caliber pistol in his truck parked inside the women’s prison in Cambridge Springs. He was charged with bringing weapons into an institution which is a felony and misdemeanor counts of introducing weapons that may be used in an escape and possessing contraband non-controlled substances. Galgon also had eight boxes of 12 gauge ammunition, two boxes of .45 caliber bullets and a box of .22 caliber bullets. The alcohol is reported as 12 cans of Yuengling and a Bud Light Grape-a Rita.