A 30 year old Rocky Grove man with a history of burglary charges was caught red handed breaking into a home with two young children in tow. According to the Sugarcreek Police Department Jeffery Mercer was arrested on Tuesday after the owner of a home on Circle Street in Rocky Grove caught and detained him and his two children aged only two and four years old until police arrived. Mercer was remitted to Venango County Jail and was already on bail from previous burglary charges and had multiple arrest warrants. The children were taken into the custody of Children and Youth services.
During the COVID-19 emergency, credit fraud has become one of the most common crimes. PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro has issued a press release saying that America’s three major credit agencies, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, are allowing free weekly credit checks at annualcreditreport.com until April of next year; each agency usually only allows a single credit check per year. Shapiro also urged Pennsylvania residents to contact his office and report any suspicious calls or emails about stimulus checks, COVID-19, and unemployment benefits at attorneygeneral.gov/submit-a-complaint and can also sign up for text scam alerts, which offer tips for consumers to avoid becoming a victim of a scam, warn about new scams or update subscribers on consumer protection issues at attorneygeneral.gov/consumer-alerts.