Weapons Stolen from Vehicles in Saegertown
Several weapons were reported stolen from inside vehicles in Saegertown between last Thursday and Saturday. A State Police report confirms that an unknown actor broke into a Silver Ford F-150 and stole a Hoyt brand compound bow and a bolt action .22 Savage rifle. Later in the same week a Barnett brand crossbow was taken from inside a black Chevrolet Cruz.
Drug Charges After Sugarcreek Traffic Stop
The Sugarcreek Police Department has confirmed it charged 24 year old Montana Sweitzer with DUI of a controlled substance and other crimes stemming from an early October traffic stop. Sweitzer was arrested after being pulled over on Allegheny Boulevard in Franklin while driving around at night with no headlights. Police allege that Sweitzer was in possession of drug paraphernalia, influenced by a Schedule 2 narcotic, and does not possess a license to drive.
Judge Rules Against Pittsburgh Gun Ordinance
In state news an Allegheny County Judge has ruled that Pittsburgh’s controversial semi-automatic weapons ban violates the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Constitution. City officials have already begun to appeal. The ordinances banning certain semi-automatic weapons were passed in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting that claimed 11 lives last year; they are opposed by several pro-gun organizations.