…Burglary in Sweden Township probed…17 year old Dagus Mines boy arrested for felonies…..Elk County authorities investigate weekend burglary at Ridgway Powdered Metals….Theft of inspection sticker probed in Tioga County….Lawmaker proposes reducing legislative days and salaries…

A burglary on Ferds Road in Sweden Township between March 1 and last Thursday remains under investigation by state police at Coudersport. Thieves took a  gray Nintendo valued at $199.00, A Hisense 43 inch flat screen tv with a wall mount, valued $150 and a Chromebook laptop valued at $300. The equipment belongs to a 21 year old Coudersport woman.

DUI charges are pending against a 40 year old Port Allegany man who was stopped by patrol officers on Railroad Avenue in Roulette on the afternoon of  April 9. Police claim the suspect, whose name was not released, was driving his 2012 Nissan Altima to a degree he was incapable of driving a vehicle safely. He was taken to UPMC Cole for a blood draw.

A 17 year old Dagus Mines boy has been arrested for felony charges of robbery, terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and theft for an incident allegedly taking place last Wednesday afternoon on Fairview Road in Fox Township. Troopers responded to an attempted robbery among juveniles, located the suspect and filed a petition against him. The victims were listed as a 12 and 13 year old boy from Kersey and a 13 year old boy from St. Marys. Authorities said there were no injuries and there were no threats to the public.

State police at Ridgway arrested 67 year old John Guaglianone of Wilcox for DUI after stopping him on Rasselas Road in Jones Township early Saturday morning. Officers claim the suspect was driving his 2012 Chevrolet Impala under the influence of a controlled substance.

A Ridgway driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning on The Boot Jack Road in Ridgway. According to state police, 68 year William Urman fell asleep at the wheel of his Mack Truck just before 7:30 am. The northbound truck crossed the double yellow line and traveled in the Southbound lane before going off the road and into a ditch.

Ridgway state police are investigating a burglary  at Ridgway Powdered Metals over the weekend. Someone gained entry to the building between 11:00 pm Saturday and 8:45 pm Sunday and damaged a vending machine. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814-776-6136.

Mansfield state police investigated a theft from a motor vehicle between March 8 and 9  on Route 6 in Charleston Township. A thief unlawfully entered an unlocked 2006 Hyundai Sonata owned by Corey Sherman of Mansfield and removed the SUV’s inspection sticker.

DUI charges are pending against a 52 year old Whitesville, NY woman who was stopped by Mansfield state police early Friday morning on East Main Street in Elkland. Troopers allege the suspect, whose name was withheld, was driving her 2012 Chevrolet Impala under the influence of alcohol.

As the Pennsylvania House of Representatives enters mid-April having only been in voting session five days thus far in 2023, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is highlighting his rationale for wanting to transition Pennsylvania to a part-time legislature.“Pennsylvania is one of only a handful of states with a full-time legislature, with salaries for even rank-and-file lawmakers now in the six figures. The compensation, per diems and other benefits give us the dubious honor of ranking among the nation’s most expensive legislatures,” Schemel said. “We haven’t even been called into session this year for substantive work.”

Schemel has reintroduced legislation seeking to reduce legislative salaries to $25,000 a year and

House Bill 293 would amend the 1983 Public Official Compensation Law to update salaries and eliminate health care benefits as a transition to a part-time legislature.