Tri-County Report For October 13th, 2017

State Police in Lawrence County arrested a New Castle man who threatend to kill a woman. Police said the victim, a 49 year old New Castle woman had a Protection From Abuse order against 55 year old Richard Bucci of Vance Road.  Bucci was causing a disturbance outside a home on Elwood Road in Wayne Township, and treatened to kill the woman. Police arrested Bucci and charged him with terroistic threats, criminal trespass, along with a charge for violating PFA court order. Bucci was arriagned and placed in the Lawrence County Jail on 25 thousand dollars bond.

Police in Beaver County are investigating the shooting of a 65-year-old Aliquippa woman.  Police say the woman was wounded last evening when three people fired shots towards her Main Street home.  They say she was not the intended target.  Health officials are concerned about the wound to her foot because of other health issues.

New Castle Police found $35,000 worth of drugs in a home on East Wallace Avenue on Thursday afternoon. According to WFMJ-TV The New Castle City Police Department Narcotics Bureau and the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Special Investigation Unit conducted a search warrant on a home where they found drugs with a street value totaling $35,000. Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Schmidt, who is being charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, persons not to possess firearms, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing.

The Allegheny County District Attorney is sharing new details on the murder of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet [[ Ah-lean-ah Shake-HITT ]].  DA Stephen Zappala says he believes Sheykhet’s boyfriend, Matthew Darby, went in to Sheykhet’s home through the basement.  The DA also said Darby used a hammer and a knife to attack Sheykhet and both of the murder weapons came from inside the home.  Darby is allegedly being investigated for another rape in Allegheny County, as well.  Darby is currently in a South Carolina jail waiting to be extradited to Pennsylvania.

A plea agreement is in the works in the case of a man accused of stabbing 20 of his classmates at Franklin Regional High School three years ago.  Prosecutors are charging Alex Hribal with several counts off attempted murder when police say he slashed several students in the hallways of the high school.  Hribal’s defense attorney says his client did commit the crime, but is trying to have Hribal declared legally insane.  His trial is scheduled to be begin on November 13th.

The Pennsylvania Treasury is extending a five-day, $700 million credit line to tide over the state government’s deficit-ridden finances. Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella said in a statement Thursday that the credit line is to be paid back no later than Oct. 20. He says the cash is necessary for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to make payments on time to Medicaid providers. However, Torsella notes that Wolf is taking unilateral action to balance the budget. That includes looking to borrow nearly $1.5 billion.

Police in Beaver Falls arrested a Pittsburgh man who threaten another man with a gun and forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account. Police arrested 21 year old Clevaland Hall and charged him with robbery, unlawful restraint, making terroristic threats, theft, receiving stolen property and simple assault. According to the Ellwood City Ledger The man withdrew about $400 in cash and gave it to Cleveland. No injuries were reported.

West Mifflin Police say they arrested a man accused of a sex act with a juvenile at Kennywood Park.  James Wright, a 39-year-old from Baldwin Borough, is being charged with stalking, corruption of minors and indecent assault.  Police say on August 2nd, Wright exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl and assaulted her while she was waiting in line at the Log Jammer.  Tips from the public led to Wright’s arrest