Wanted Man and Driver Arrested with Drugs
Franklin State Police Troopers arrested two men for drug possession and other crimes in Oil City early Saturday morning. Tyler Reed of Franklin and Joshua Godfrey of Oil City were pulled over for a traffic violation shortly after 3am Saturday morning and troopers discovered drug paraphernalia in plain sight. Troopers discovered methamphetamine and more paraphernalia and that Godfrey was wanted on a warrant by the Venango County Sheriff.
Man Calls Police to Turn Self in For Hit and Run
Brian Johnston of Atlantic Pennsylvania turned himself in to Pennsylvania State Police via a phone call last week and admitted that he lied to officers during a traffic stop. Johnston confessed that he had crashed into a roadside fence and then drove away, and that he later lied to a State Trooper by saying he was not involved.
Authorities Remind Residents of the Importance of the Census
Officials want to get the word out and remind citizens and residents about the benefits of participating in the 2020 census. Federal funds for education, health, and similar programs are determined based on state and local population. Census forms should arrive in the first week of April next year.
Bridge Reopens in Crawford County
Emergency bridge repairs are completed and a bridge connecting Meadville and Saegertown over French Creek through Route 6/19 is once again open. PennDOT announced the reopening of the bridge on Friday and it was closed after it was structurally damaged by an oversized vehicle on January 16th.
Treasurer Calls for Senator’s Resignation
Pennsylvania’s State Treasurer has stepped up to call for the resignation of a State Senator. Treasurer Joe Torsella says fellow democrat Senator Daylin Leach has demonstrated a troubling pattern of lashing out at others while he’s under investigation over accusations that he forced women into sexual acts when he was younger. Leach has filed defamation lawsuits against two of his accusers.
25 Charged with Insurance Fraud in Our Region
Office of Attorney General
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General has announced charges against 25 individuals in western PA for insurance fraud and related crimes. In a statement released through email he said anyone with insurance is hurt by insurance fraud because it inflates the cost of insurance policies for everyone. Shapiro has charged 452 people in fraud cases since taking office in 2017.