Tri County Report For November 2nd 2018

U.S. Marshals arrested a man charged in a shooting outside of a New Castle’s Taggart stadium during a youth football game. According to a press release from the New Castle Police Department,  40 year old Marc Taylor of  New Castle, is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Police said in August, he fired several shots at a man who was watching the game at Taggart Stadium through a fence. No one was hurt.

A Grove City man is being accused of making and sharing child pornography.  Federal prosecutors charged Matthew Switzer yesterday with inducing and coercing a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct.  Switzer is accused of trying to produce the illegal images back in April.

The mother of the boy struck by a car in Chippewa Township is facing child endangerment charges.  Chavaun Bolton of White Township was charged Thursday after allowing the six-year-old boy and his eleven-year-old sister to walk across a four-lane highway unsupervised Tuesday morning.  The two were trying to cross Route 51 when the boy ran into the road and was hit.  The six-year-old is expected to recover from his injuries.

Federal investigators say they have not determined whether Robert Bowers legally owned the guns he used in the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.  The ATF tweeted out yesterday that their previous conclusion that Bowers legally acquired the weapons was “premature.”  Authorities say Bowers had an AR-15 and three handguns with him when he allegedly attacked worshippers at the synagogue on Saturday.  The ATF found six additional guns in the suspect’s car and home in Baldwin.

An Allegheny County judge has ruled that Pittsburgh’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters must be available to the public.  Yesterday, Judge Terrance O’Brian gave city and Allegheny County leaders 30 days to release the three-hundred page proposal.  The city and county plan to appeal the ruling.  They argue the proposal should remain exempt from state open records laws because it contains proprietary information and trade secrets.

The Sharon Herald is reporting that a West Middlesex woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced for having sexual relations with two boys, one of them over a two-year period. 28 year old Amanda Beck pleaded no contest  to rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Police said performed oral sex on a boy up to 70 times a year, sometimes paying him $20 each time. Also charged and sentenced in the case was 64 year old Donald W. Stinedurf Sr. He faces 6 to 16 years in prison for rape of a child, statutory sexual assault along with a number of other charges.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected in Harrisburg Sunday to take part in a Get Out The Vote event with Governor Tom Wolf and tenth district candidate George Scott.  The event is being held at The UA Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall on Jonestown Road Sunday afternoon.  Some recent polling data suggests the race in the tenth district is extremely close.

PennDOT officials say they are struggling to fill temporary snow plow positions for the winter season.  Right now, PennDOT only has half of its available spots filled, which is behind the organization’s typical pace annually.  PennDOT officials are concerned if they can’t fill the remaining positions, drivers would be forced to work longer hours and it may take longer to get to secondary roads.

State Police in Butler County have charged a man following a one vehicle accident in Middlesex Township. According to police 27 year old Alex Meza of Butler crashed his vehicle into a ditch at the intersection of Glade Mill Road and Clifford Lane. Meza was not hurt but was charged with driving under the influence.