Woman Charged with Child Endangerment
City of Franklin Police
Franklin City Police have charged a 43 year old woman identified as H. Craig with Felony Child Endangerment and drug possession charges. Officers report that she admitted to having marijuana in her possession and having used methamphetamine in the last three days while taking care of a 5 year old child. Craig was arrested on a bench warrant and taken to Venango County Jail.
ATV Theft at Dairy
State Police are investigating the theft of an ATV from a dairy farm owned by 77 year old John Rynd. The ATV is a green and black Polaris Ranger 570 stolen sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. If you have information call (814)332-6911.
Auditor General Auditing DHS
Auditor General Eugene Depasquale has announced his department is performing audits on six random vendors working with the Department of Human Services including one in Erie. The Auditor General says taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent. Services for elderly and disabled people will be the focus of this audit.
Half Pound of Marijuana Found in Traffic Stop
Sugarcreek Borough Police
The Sugarcreek Police Department in Venango County released the details of a large drug arrest made during a traffic stop last week. Shortly before midnight on April 20th during a routine stop for an equipment violation a patrolman noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and arrested the driver for DUI after he failed a sobriety test. The passenger, was found to be in possession of a concealed pistol without a permit and its serial numbers filed off, as well as $2,000 in cash. Both men were remitted to Venango County Jail. After obtaining a search warrant 800 capsules of THC for vape pens and ½ pound of marijuana were discovered inside the vehicle.
April 26th Declared Pretzel Day
The General Assembly passed a resolution declaring April 26th is Pretzel Day in the state of Pennsylvania. 80% of all hard pretzels sold in the United States are produced in Pennsylvania since 1850.