TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 19TH 2019

State Police in Lawrence County are investigating an identity theft incident that took place last month. A 50 year old North Beaver Township man told police that someone took out two auto insurance policies out in his name. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at the New Castle Barracks.

The New Castle News is reporting that a Pulaski Township man is wanted for the alleged rape of a 13 year old girl. The criminal complaint filed by Pulaski Township police also alleges that 19 year old Maverick Joseph Conners gave the teen alcohol and cocaine before the alleged sexual assault took place, knowing how old she was. The incident took place in June of last year. A warrant has been issued for Conners’ arrest on two counts each of statutory sexual assault and sexual assault along with a number of other charges.

An Aliquippa man is accused of assaulting his mail carrier because he didn’t get his mail.  Sean Donlin reportedly had an altercation with the carrier May 7th on the 18-hundred block of Main Street.  It’s reported Donlin didn’t have his key for his mailbox and the carrier refused to hand him his mail.  Donlin may have pushed the carrier into the mailbox following the verbal altercation.

Supporters of dairy farming in Pennsylvania are asking for more support from state lawmakers for the industry.  At a rally at the state Capitol Tuesday, the executive director of the P-A Dairyman’s Association, Dave Smith, says they need whole milk available again in schools across Pennsylvania.  Right now, only one-percent or skim milk is available and if kids don’t like the taste they stop drinking any milk at home at all.  The group is also asking for support for a measure that would stop calling milk alternatives, like almond or cashew milk, from being labeled as milk.

New Sewickley Township police are thanking the public for helping them find a burglary suspect.  Police say Cory Rahl was arrested yesterday on burglary and other charges.  Rahl is accused of stealing money during a break-in at 68’s Feed Mill this past weekend.  Detectives shared security camera photos of Rahl on Monday, leading to several tips from the community.

The City of Pittsburgh is revealing how much the Michael Rosfeld murder trial cost.  Officials announced today it paid just over one-and-a-half-million-dollars during last year’s trial against the former police officer who killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose.  The bulk of the cost went to pay police overtime, with smaller amounts covering the cost of fire crews and emergency medical crews.  The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office spent about 500-thousand-dollars during that time.  Rosfeld was found not guilty.

Franklin Township officials are being forced into trailers after significant flood damage to the municipal building.  The damage came from the four-inches of water that came during the May 28th storms.  It’s believed the repairs will take about a month.

A measure requiring drivers to remove ice and snow from their vehicles before driving is a step closer to law.  Senate Bill 114 moved through the Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday and is off to the full chamber for a potential vote.  The measure would give drivers 24 hours after a storm to clean their vehicles off.  This bill would increase the penalty to 15-hundred dollars if ice or snow from a vehicle strikes another car or pedestrian, causing injury.

A Harrisville man is facing child pornography charges after his arrest following an alleged drug deal. WFMJ-TV is reporting 18-year-old Patrick Lindsay allegedly arranged a meeting with a 13-year-old to provide the juvenile with marijuana. Lindsay is being charged with possession of child pornography, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, corruption of minors, possession of small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lindsay was held on a parole violation.