Troopers Investigate Large Retail Theft at Wal-Mart
State Police are investigating the theft of more than $2,700 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart in Clarion County’s Monroe Township at between 6 and 7 in the morning on March the 9th. A white male and white female apparently worked together to steal from the store. Anyone who may have information should call (814)226-1710.
Franklin Man Accused of Assault Over Wood Stove
A 23 year old Franklin man has been charged with assault against a 62 year old man. Joshua Sires is accused of assaulting Robert Ziegler during an argument about a wood stove. Sires is said to have become irrationally angry and then to have struck the elder man in the face. He faces charges of simple assault and summary harassment.
Governor Resurrects Old Department to Combat Invasive Pests
Over the weekend Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf penned an executive order that revives the commonwealth’s invasive species council in response to the growing threat from the invasive spotted lantern flies. With a budget of $1.6 million the council will be entrusted with ensuring that the 13 Eastern Pennsylvania Counties infested with the pest insect are taking proper precautions against them.
Man Arrested for Literal Highway Robbery
An Erie man was arrested by state police after the alleged robbery of a Crawford County man under the guise of selling a car. Thomas Fenstermaker is accused of meeting with a 28 year old Centerville man about a car that was listed for sale and then robbing him of $1,000 cash at gunpoint after a test drive.
Drunken Assault and Parole Violations for Franklin Area Man
Seth Thomas-Gooden Smith was arrested by State Police officers from Franklin for assaulting two people during a domestic dispute. Smith is accused of assaulting an 18 year old man and a 45 year old woman while intoxicated. He was arraigned by Judge Andrew Fish on charges of assault and for violating his parole after he sobered up.
PA School Serves Detention to 225 Students
After one of the most documented walkouts during the Wednesday the 14th protest against gun violence more than 200 students from Pennridge High School served detention on Saturday. School Superintendent Jacqueline Radigan made a statement to the media about how the punishment had nothing to do with politics but with enforcing a rule about students leaving the school building without parents.