Witnesses Sought to Burglaries in Linesville
Authorities in Crawford County are looking for witnesses to two burglaries in Linesville early Sunday morning. At about 3:45AM two individuals wearing dark clothing and gloves to obscure their identities smashed through the glass door of the state run Fine Wines and Spirits store and attempted to kick their way into a safe before fleeing the scene. Five minutes later they entered a local convenience store through the same means and failed to access the safe there as well. Both suspects left the second scene and made their escape down Penn Street at around 4AM. Anyone with information should call the Pennsylvania State Police in Meadville at (814)332-6911.
PennDOT Maintenance Schedules Available
PennDOT has released its first official maintenance schedules of 2019. Work will include overnight closures and restrictions on Interchange Road by the mall in Millcreek Township Tuesday and Wednesday. You can find a full work schedule here.
Police: Dog Stops Attempted Break-In
A good dog thwarted a burglary attempt in Jamestown Thursday night. A currently unknown suspect sustained a bite to the hand while trying to open a window and force their way into a home on Plymouth Lane before they could try to make their way inside. Police found some blood at the scene and evidence that the intruder looked for another point of entry.
Drug Charges Filed against Two Pittsburgh Men
Two 26 year old men from Pittsburgh have been charged with possession after marijuana and paraphernalia were found during a traffic stop near Sugarcreek. During a routine traffic stop state police troopers noticed the odor of marijuana on the suspects and searched their vehicle to find the drugs. Both men are charged with Act 64 violations and DUI charges are pending on the driver after a blood test.
New Bill Could Increase Powers of Auditor General
Pennsylvania’s Auditor General may soon gain the power to issue general subpoenas while performing forensic audits and fraud investigations. The bill sponsored by Representative Frank Ryan was approved by the State Government Committee last week.