Man Stabbed at Local Bar
According to the police report on Nov. 11, two brothers, Zachary and Joseph Pounds, ages 20 and 23, of Ellwood, caused a disturbance at Weisz’s Hazel Manor Bar on North St. The report states the brothers were in the dining room area of the bar ordering food when the younger brother, Zachary, got up and walked around the bar yelling profound and racist obscenities at a man before taking a beer bottle and hitting the unsuspecting individual over the head. The victim fell to the floor and was further attacked by the same brother, now with a knife, resulting in a large stab wound to the victims right arm. The victim was life-flighted to Allegheny General Hospital to receive appropriate treatment for his injuries. Two bystanders claimed they tried to break up the fight and while doing so were also assaulted by Zachary; eventually they did manage to push the troublemaker out of the bar. The bartender stated that during the chaos, the older brother, Joseph, was throwing chairs around and he threw a mixed drink in the face of the bar owner. Charges against the two males are currently pending.
Fake Doctor Calls in Script from Connecticut
According to the police report, on Nov. 15 the CVS Pharmacy in Ellwood reported a suspicious prescription call-in. A pharmacist on duty claimed that a “doctor” called the pharmacy stating he was from a practice in Connecticut and he was calling to fill a prescription for his patient who lives in Ellwood. The script was for amoxicillin and cough syrup with codeine. Once the call had ended between the two medical professionals, the pharmacists decided to call the number that the doctor had given as a contact, however, she was then connected to a strange answering machine. She then decided to look up the practice the doctor claimed to work at, and upon calling the practice she was told that they did not call any prescriptions to the location and they further advised her that it was most certainly a fake prescription attempt. The suspect did not arrive to collect the prescription.