The Pennsylvania State Police in Erie County are searching for information on an armed robbery suspect. At press time the most information we have is that they were a non-Hispanic white male wearing a face mask, a gray hooded sweater, and blue jeans. On Tuesday, March 22nd the suspect entered the Dollar General store near Presque Isle Downs at about 9:30PM, advised staff he was armed, and demanded access to the cash register; he fled the scene in an unknown direction and police could not locate him. Anybody with information about the robbery should call for Trooper Kaschalk at (814)898-4529.
Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Chili, Soup, and Chowder Cookoff presented by the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. 15 of the Meadville area’s favorite eateries will compete in each category and for the coveted people’s choice award on the night of Thursday, March 31st. Competitors include Cannon’s Chophouse, Chipper’s Pub, The Country Club of Meadville, Crooked Paddle, Downtown Mall Bistro, Firehouse Tap & Grille, Hunter’s Inn, The Italian Civic Club, JT’s Steamtable, Juniper Village, Laurel Technical Institute, Lucantino’s Trattoria, Ranz Bar and Grill, Riverside Brewing Company, and Somkey Martin’s BBQ. Tickets cost $15 presale and can be picked up at the Crawford County Visitor’s Center or the Chamber of Commerce; they can also be bought at the door of the Italian Civic Club on the night of the event for $20.
Authorities are reminding people to lock their vehicles after a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in an unlocked garage in Titusville. The Pennsylvania State Police are using this opportunity to remind the public that a locked vehicle is far less likely to be robbed.
PennDOT will begin a major paving project on Route 19 in Mercer County, starting next Monday. Beginning March 28th Lindy Paving will be milling and resurfacing from the Interstate 80 Interchange up to Coolspring Street in Mercer; work will also be done on traffic signals, culverts, curbs and ramps, and drainage repairs.
A driver who killed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and a pedestrian near Philadelphia on Monday Morning has been charged with multiple felonies. Jayana Tanae Webb of Eagelville has been charged with murder in the third degree, homocide by vehicle while DUI, second degree manslaughter of a police officer, and more. Authorities say Webb’s vehicle collided at high speed with a state police cruiser killing two troopers and a pedestrian shortly before 1AM on Sunday night/Monday morning. The three victims have been identified as Troopers Martin Mack III and Branden Sisca and Reyes Revera Oliveras of Allentown.