Two Arrested and Charged After High Speed Chase
Franklin City PD and Pennsylvania State Police
A high speed chase starting in Franklin on Friday morning involved six police agencies and nearly made it to Meadville. Christopher Ahrens and Alexis Kelly tried to escape Franklin Police at about 3AM on Friday the 8th, driving down Grant Street in Franklin and heading down Route 322 at over 100 miles per hour. The pursuit ended near Station 4 Firehouse Grill where Ahrens and Kelly were arrested for DUI, Fleeing pursuit, and more. Ultimately State Police from Franklin and Meadville as well as city police from Franklin, Cochranton, Meadville, and West Meade were all involved.
DUI and Possession Charges for Man Caught with Weed in Car
A 23 Year old Titusville man was arrested by State Police near Centerville for DUI and Marijuana possession. He was caught with the drugs after a routine traffic violation.
PennDOT Maintenance Schedule Released
PennDOT has released its maintenance schedules in Northwestern Pennsylvania for the week of June 11th. Activities include the replacement of a 100 year old bridge in Cambridge Springs. You can find the full schedule on our website here.
Several Injured in Venango County Crashes
Multiple accidents in Venango County left people hospitalized over the last weekend. 21 year old Austin Clark was seriously injured on the Pittsburgh Road in Sandycreek township when he suddenly veered into opposing traffic for an unknown reason and collided head on with the pickup of Brian Russell. According to State Police, Joshua Goodman and William Dolan were seriously injured in a DUI related crash on Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township when they collided with a wall of tires protecting a driveway. 79 year old Ronnie Foster was injured while turning into a driveway to look at a yard sale when his car was hit by a trailing vehicle that was following too closely.
State News: Aliquippa Loses Top Cops
In State News the city of Aliquippa is without its two top cops. Aliquippa City Police Chief Don Couch was suspended with pay by the city council last week after dozens of officer complaints were filed about his conduct. His acting replacement, Assistant Chief Joe Perciavalle was arrested the very next day for sending sexually explicit photographs to a 17 year old girl.