TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 28TH, 2019

A Greenville man is facing charges after a drug seizure. According to the Greenville Police Department’s facebook page With help from probation officers, police say they seized cocaine, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine, $1050 in cash and several cell phones. 22 year old Sean Carter,is charged with possession with the intent to distribute.

State Police in Butler County report an ATV accident that sent a man to the hospital for treatment. According to police Joshua Howland of Hilliards was traveling east on Branchton Road in Washington Township then the vehicle rolled over several times. Howland was first taken to Butler Memorial then was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.

Members of the military are allowed to adopt a pet for free this week at the Beaver County Humane Society.  The Pets For Vets promotion allows active duty, reserve, and veterans to adopt one animal per household.  Those hoping to make an adoption must still meet B-C-H-S adoption requirements.  The promotion ends Saturday.

Pennsylvania State Police will be ramping up patrols this summer in hopes of keeping drivers safe.  Troopers are teaming with Triple-A for Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort.  State police say they’ll be more visible with enforcement patrols, targeting speeding, distracted driving and aggressive driving.  More DUI checkpoints are also planned in the deadly crash-reduction campaign.

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say a two-million-dollar Powerball ticket was sold in New Kensington.  The ticket was sold at the Donut Connection on the 100-block of Tarentum Bridge Road ahead of the May 22nd drawing.  The store earns a ten-thousand-dollar bonus for selling the ticket.  The shop’s owner tells the Pittsburgh Tribune Review she hopes someone local won.  The winner hasn’t yet come forward.

A passenger on a motorcycle was flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital on Friday. State Police in Butler County report 21 year old Michael Edinger of Butler was a passenger on the bike operated by at 17 year old male from Butler when it crashed in Concord Township. Edinger was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment. Police said the operator of the motorcycle was cited for several traffic violations.

Sharpsville residents may see an increase in property taxes. According to the Sharon Herald the school board there approved a preliminary budget by a vote of 8-1 vote,that would increase taxes by 2 mills. An early draft of the preliminary budget presented in February called for a 4-mill tax increase. Some costs to the district also ended up not increasing as much as previously expected, such as the Pennsylvania State Educators Retirement System.

A former Washington man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a botched robbery that ended with a man dead and another injured.  Brandon Wolowski was sentenced to life without parole in the death of Matthew Mathias in January 2014.  The 24-year-old is accused of shooting Mathias and Michelle Powell during a failed attempt to take a cache of firearms the man kept at their Fayette Street home.  Powell was shot in the jaw, arm, and abdomen, but survived the shooting.

The Slippery Rock Borough Police Department is warning the public of a recent phone scam. Inside Butler County is reporting the department has recently received several complaints from residents who say they received phone calls from an unknown person claiming to be a Slippery Rock police officer. The unknown caller demands that the resident sends them money in order to avoid a potential arrest. Anyone who receives a call police say should hang up and contact them at 724-794-6388.