West End Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club held a Chicken Barbecue Sat. Sept. 17, 2022
Elk County criminal mischief investigated….hit and run vehicles sought in Cameron and Tioga Counties….Legislation proposed strengthening illegal gun possession penalties….
A criminal mischief in Jay Township, Elk County is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. Vandals tossed a rock through the back window on a 2016 Jeep parked on Peach Street in Weedville Saturday morning. The Jeep is owned by a 37 year old Weedville woman.
State police at Emporium are looking for an unknown white hit and run vehicle. Troopers say the unknown unit was going east in Shippen Township last Tuesday when it went off the pavement and sideswiped a 2014 Ford Fusion which was legally parked about three feet in front of a house at 753 Rich Valley Road. Minor damage was reported to the parked unit belonging to Roger Sarginger of St.Marys.
A hit and run in Tioga County was investigated by state police at Mansfield. The driver of an unknown vehicle left the scene after it drove across property and hit a trailer on the Spencer Road early on the morning of September 10.
A 44 year old Lawrenceville man was arrested for DUI after being pulled over on Route 287 in Tioga Township. The suspect’s name was withheld by Mansfield state police who claim numerous traffic violations were observed a few minutes before 1:00 am.
Reps. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) last week joined local law enforcement officials to unveil legislation that would impose a new mandatory minimum sentence for previously convicted offenders found to be illegally in possession of a firearm.
House Bill 2819 would impose a new mandatory minimum sentence for those previously convicted of a felony and found illegally in possession of a firearm. A first-time offender would receive a mandatory minimum jail sentence of eleven months. The mandatory minimum jail sentence would increase significantly with each offense thereafter.
The bill’s sponsors say “the legislation will send a message across the Commonwealth that felons who possess firearms will not walk away unpunished. “And we don’t just need to take that firearm out of the felon’s hands. We need to take the felon off the street.”