Man Aims Shotgun at Police
59 year old Robert Smith of Meadville is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault on law enforcement, after allegedly pointing a shotgun at State Police Troopers responding to a noise complaint. Shortly before 8:30 Friday night Smith allegedly pressed the barrel of the weapon against a window as Troopers knocked on his front door. He surrendered peacefully after backup arrived. Smith’s criminal record makes it illegal for him to possess a firearm and police say they located five of them in his home.
Farmers: Remember to Register for Homestead/Farmstead Tax Relief
From Crawford County’s Chief Assessor Joe Galbo; Homeowners who generate income from farming their property have until March 1st to apply or re-register for tax abatement from the Homestead/Farmstead Act. This is the end of the five year cycle so you must reapply this year even if you did last year. You can register by filling out forms that should arrive from your school district in the mail, or at your county assessor’s office.