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A WARREN COUNTY MAN IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AFTER AN INCIDENT SUNDAY MORNING.  STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 4:40 WHEN POLICE WERE CALLED TO A SULPHER SPRINGS ROAD HOME IN BROKENSTRAW TOWNSHIP FOR AN ARGUMENT.  AFTER THE INCIDENT CALMED DOWN, POLICE WERE CALLED BACK SHORTLY AFTER FOR REPORTS OF AN ANIMAL BEING ABUSED.  38-YEAR OLD BRANDON KRAMRICH, OF YOUNGSVILLE, WAS CHARGED WITH CAUSING SEVERE INJURIES TO THE DOG.  HE’S BEHIND BARS IN THE WARREN COUNTY JAIL TODAY.

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ILLEGAL SHOOTING OF 3 ELK BACK ON THANKSGIVING DAY CONTINUES.  OFFICIALS SAY A 92 HUNDRED DOLLAR REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO A SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION OF THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS IN THE CASE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL THE GAME COMMISSION’S NORTH CENTRAL REGION OFFICE. 

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ONE VICTIM IS RECOVERING AFTER A CLEARFIELD COUNTY FIRE MONDAY MORNING.  STATE POLICE SAY THE ACCIDENTAL FIRE HAPPENED ABOUT 7:45 AT A HOME ON DEER CREEK ROAD IN GRAHAM TOWNSHIP AND IGNITED DUE TO STRUCTURAL ISSUES WITH A CHIMNEY.  70-YEAR OLD EDITH GRAHAM, THE HOME OWNER, HAD TO BE TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION.  TOTAL DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS. 

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A SAINT MARYS MAN IS CHARGED WITH FORGERY, THEFT AND RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY AFTER HE WAS ALLEGEDLY FOUND TO BE FORGING AND CASHING SEVERAL CHECKS THAT WEREN’T HIS.  CITY POLICE SAY THE CASE DATES BACK TO NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR AGAINST 29-YEAR OLD JOHN ACKLEY. 

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TWO RIDGWAY MEN ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN RELATION TO THE ALLEGED SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR.  STATE POLICE SAY 29-YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER DINGER AND 33-YEAR OLD BRANDON SEYBOLT ALLEGEDLY HAD INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH THE JUVENILE VICTIOM BETWEEN JULY OF 2017 AND APRIL OF 2019 WHEN THEY BABYSAT THE VICTIM AT DINGER’S RESIDENCE.  BOTH MEN ARE IN THE ELK COUNTY JAIL AND ARE SCHEDULED FOR PRELIMINARY HEARINGS ON FEBRUARY 5TH.

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGED CASE OF ARSON IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY CONTINUES TODAY.  THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL SAYS SOMEBODY SET FIRE TO A TRAVEL TRAILER ON BAUGHMAN CEMETERY ROAD IN DECATUR TOWNSHIP SOMETIME BETWEEN LAST WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, CAUSING 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.  THE TRAILER IS OWNED BY 2 CURWENSVILLE RESIDENTS.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. 

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A DRIFTWOOD WOMAN IS RECOVERING TODAY AFTER SUSTAINING MINOR INJURIES IN A 2-VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY MORNING IN ELK COUNTY.  STATE POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ABOUT 6:45 ON THE MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY, AT THE INTERSECTION WITH FAIRVIEW ROAD IN FOX TOWNSHIP.  AN SUV, DRIVEN BY 42-YEAR OLD JAMIE WILLIAMS, OF SAINT MARYS, WAS APPARENTLY SIGNALING TO TURN AT THE INTERSECTION, BUT THEN DECIDED NOT TO, AND COLLIDED WITH A CAR, DRIVEN BY 46-YEAR OLD MONICA ELLENBERGER.  ELLENBERGER WAS TAKEN TO PENN HIGHLANDS ELK FOR TREATMENT.  BOTH DRIVERS WERE CITED. 

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A BYRNEDALE MAN IS CHARGED WITH FURNISHING DRUGS TO A PERSON THAT OVERDOSED.  EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE CALLED TO A GARDNER HILL ROAD HOME EARLY SATURDAY MORNING FOR THE REPORT OF AN OVERDOSE.  INVESTIGATION BY POLICE INDICATED THAT THE PATIENT THAT OVERDOSED WAS SUPPLIED DRUGS BY 34-YEAR OLD BRETT CHICOLA.  THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CASE CONTINUES. 

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A PALM COAST FLORIDA MAN IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION BY COUDERSPORT STATE POLICE.  THE CASE DATES BACK TO DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR AND INCLUDES THE ALLEGED SENDING OF INAPPROPRIATE EXPLICIT TEXT MESSAGES WITH 2 COUDERSPORT JUVENILES, AGES 10 AND 12.  38-YEAR OLD TARKAN ISMAILOFF WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SENDING THE IMAGES AND MESSAGES TO THE TWO JUVENILES. 

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CITY POLICE AND THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT.  THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WEST AND EAST STREET.  AFTER THE COLLISION, THE DRIVER OF A RED MAZDA FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT INTO THE TOPS PLAZA ON MARKET STREET.  THE SUSPECT REMAINS AT LARGE TODAY.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED FROM THE INCIDENT. 

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A WILCOX MAN IS FACING CHARGES THAT HE THREW A FLASHLIGHT AT A VEHICLE ON ROUTE 219.  STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED LAST TUESDAY EVENING ABOUT 6:00 WHEN 59-YEAR OLD KARL KROUSE ALLEGEDLY THREW THE FLASHLIGHT AT THE VEHICLE WHEN HE WAS DIRECTING A TRUCK THAT WAS BACKING A TRAILER INTO HIS DRIVE WAY.  THE INVESTIGATION IS SAID TO BE STILL OPEN ACCORIDNG TO POLICE.

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A WILCOX WOMAN IS THE VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT.  STATE POLICE TELL US THAT SOMEBODY APPARENTLY OPENED AN AT&T WIRELESS ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF 38-YEAR OLD LAUREN PURA LAST OCTOBER.  NO DISPOSITION OF FUNDS OCCURRED.  THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. 

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2 ARE FACING CHARGES FOR SEPARATE REASONS AFTER A BURGLARY IN WARREN YESTERDAY.  WARREN CITY POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE OF A WAYNE STREET RESIDENCE FOR A REPORT OF AN ARMED BURGLAR.  POLICE ARRESTED 31-YEAR OLD LINDSEY MARKEY AT THE SCENE AND CHARGED HER WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RESISITING ARREST.  POLICE ALSO ARRESTED A SECOND PERSON, 27-YEAR OLD CLAYTON ROXBERRY, WHO WAS FOUND TO HAVE SEVERAL OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.

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AN ALLEGHENY COUNTY RESIDENT IS RECOVERING FOLLOWING A 1-VEHICLE ACCIDENT EARLIER THIS WEEK.  STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED MONDAY MORNING JUST BEFORE 6:00 ON CONNELLY ROAD, AT THE INTERSECTION WITH LITTLE HICKORY ROAD.  66-YEAR OLD JOSEPH VERMEULEN OF CLINTON LOST CONTROL ON THE SNOW-COVERED ROADWAY AND STRUCK A GUIDERAIL. VERMEULEN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO TITUSVILLE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. 

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IT’S A ROUGH START TO THE NEW YEAR FOR A CLARION COUNTY BUSINESS AND MANY IT’S EMPLOYEES.  IF YOU REMEMBER, ALLEGHENY WOOD PRODUCTS SUFFERED A MAJOR LOSS IN A FIRE BACK ON JANUARY 4TH.  AS A RESULT, NEARLY 90 EMPLOYEES WERE LAID OFF. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE FIRE THAT MORNING IS CONTINUING WITH NO CAUSE DETERMINED AS OF NOW.  INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED INSIDE THE STRUCTURE ON DIVISION TWO OF THE BUILDING.  

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THE BOYS OF SUMMER ARE COMING TO RIDGWAY TOMORROW.  THE 2020 PITTSBURGH PIRATES CARE-A-VAN WILL BE AT THE LAUREL MEDIA STUDIOS AROUND 2:00.  PIRATE PLAYERS BRIAN REYNOLDS, GUILLERMO HEREDIA AND BLAKE CEDERLIND WILL BE JOINED BY BENCH COACH DON KELLY AND COACH GLENN SHERLOCK.  IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU’RE ASKED TO BE AT THE STUDIOS AROUND 1:30 AS THE TIME THE PIRATES HAVE IN TOWN IS SHORT. 

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A CLEARFIELD COUNTY MAN IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES STEMMING FROM A FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT LAST YEAR.  POLICE HAVE CHARGED 46-YEAR OLD ERIC MCCALL OF GRAMPIAN WITH DUI AND HOMICIDE RELATED CHARGES TO THE CRASH IN APRIL OF 2019 THAT KILLED 41-YEAR OLD CHRISTINA METZKER ON ROUTE 879, WEST OF OLD ERIE PIKE.  POLICE SAY MCCALL’S BAC LEVEL WAS .185, NEARLY TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.    MCCALL IS ALSO CHARGED WITH FLEEING THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT AND DRIVING WITHOUT A CURRENT DRIVERS LICENSE. 

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A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A COOPER TOWNSHIP HOME HAS BEEN RULED ACCIDENTAL.  THE STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL TELLS US THAT THE EARLY MORNING FIRE LAST FRIDAY ON OLD ROUTE 53 IGNITED DUE TO SPARKS AND EMBERS FROM A FIREPLACE SPREADING TO NEARBY WALLS.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  TOTAL DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS. 

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGED CASE OF CHILD ABUSE IS UNDERWAY IN FOX TOWNSHIP.  THE ALLEGED INCIDENT HAPPENED LAST WEDNESDAY AT A HOME ON LOVERS LANE IN KERSEY AND INVOLVES A 9-YEAR OLD JUVENILE BOY.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS KNOWN AT THIS TIME. 

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A BRADFORD WOMAN IS RECOVERING AFTER AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY MORNING IN WARREN COUNTY.  STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ABOUT 10:40 ON ROUTE 59, WEST OF KINZUA DAM, IN MEAD TOWNSHIP WHEN 23-YEAR OLD SARAH CASKEY LOST CONTROL ON THE SLIPPERY ROADWAY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT.  HER CAR THEN BECAME STUCK IN THE SNOW.  CASKEY WAS TAKEN TO WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. 

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