News Live 365; December 18th, 2019

Clarion Man Causes Crash from Passenger Seat

David Campbell of Clarion was arrested by State Police after a single car crash on State Route 68 in Clarion County’s Monroe Township. It’s alleged that during an argument with the driver of a 2010 Malibu, Campbell grabbed ahold of the steering wheel from the passenger seat and deliberately steered the car into a utility pole. The driver suffered undisclosed injuries in the crash and the pole was destroyed.


Union City Woman Stabs Victim During Argument

 A 24 year old Union City woman was arrested and has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing a woman in the leg during an argument. The unnamed female faces additional charges of harassment, simple assault, and terroristic threats. According to Corry State Police Troopers the incident happened on Scott’s Crossing Road in Warren County.


Guilty Pleas for Human Trafficking Ring

 Four individuals charged with crimes related to human trafficking in Western Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in Westmoreland County Court on Friday. Hui  Xu, Huicun Wei, Chang Yu Chen, and Robert Delano Yerrick were the four key members of a human trafficking ring that operated several Asian massage parlors that also made their workers act as prostitutes.


Investigation into Accidental Death Underway

 Authorities in Venango County are investigating the death of 33 year old Cody Noel of Utica. Noel was discovered dead in his home on December 6th and the cause is currently being considered accidental. The results of an autopsy are being awaited before the case is closed, but there were no signs of foul play.


DUI for Cambridge Springs Man after Crash

 Gary Schaffer of Cambridge Springs was arrested for DUI after a one vehicle incident in Richmond Township, Crawford County. Authorities say Schaffer was under the influence while traveling along Oregon Corners Road when he veered off into a yard and then got stuck in a ditch trying to turn his car around.


Avoid Scams this Holiday Season

 The holiday season is also unfortunately scam season. The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and the Pennsylvania State Police are all offering tips on how to avoid falling victim to a clever or not so clever scam. Tips include not accepting phone calls from unfamiliar numbers and never divulging personal information such as social security numbers to unsolicited callers or letters.