Police and Fire

BREAKING: Cleveland Facebook Killer Commits Suicide in Erie

The manhunt for Steve Stephens has come to a halt according to GoErie.com. “Steve Stephens found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound in white Ford Fusion on Buffalo Road, Erie police confirmed. State police had been following the car as it was headed west into the city of Erie,” the site states. Stephens shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit, police said. The incident follows a three day long manhunt of Stephens after he targeted and murdered a random elderly man in Cleveland Sunday afternoon and uploaded footage of the killing to Facebook. The full article recap can be read…


Easter Sunday Shooter Suspected in Western Pennsylvania

UPDATED: 4/18 at 10a.m. A manhunt has been warranted in several states after suspect, Steve Stephens, shot and killed an elderly man midday Easter Sunday and uploaded the killing to his Facebook page. According to reports, Stephens, 37, of Cleveland Ohio, fatally shot random passerby 74-year-old Robert Godwin in a residential area east of Cleveland, uploaded footage of the shooting to his Facebook, and fled the scene. Last night police stated the suspect “may be out of state,” and prompted locals in the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be vigilant on his whereabouts. “He is considered…


Got Drugs?

The Ellwood City Police Department is sponsoring the Got Drugs event for safe disposal of unused or expired medication on April 29. Official flyer below.


Lawrence County Man Facing 50 Counts of Sexual Abuse of Children

Jay W. Flagg, 60, of 319 S. Croton Ave., New Castle, is facing 50 felony counts of sexual abuse of children, one felony count of dissemination of photographs, videotapes, computer depictions, and films, and one felony count of criminal use of communication facility proceeding an incident involving child pornography. According to the criminal complaint filed 3-24-17, on 2-23-16 Flagg was investigated after the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Computer Crime Unit, forwarded two CyberTip reports indicated that a male suspect in the Lawrence County are had uploaded child pornography to the internet using Google related services in 2015. “The images depict…


PHOTO: Firefighter Honored After Passing

Richard “Dick” Streckeisen, 73, of Ellwood City, was honored after his passing Sunday morning. Dick was a faithful and devoted firefighter who was suffering from ALS. “Dick did more for others than he would ever think of doing for himself. He was our 2016 Firefighter of the year and will be greatly missed by the entire community,” a fellow fire fighter stated.


PHOTO: Mayor Court Swears in Second Part Time Officer

It was a great honor for Mayor Court to swear in the second part time Ellwood City Patrolman, Gary Greene, Jr. On Monday, April 3, 2017, Patrolman Greene began his first day as an Ellwood City Police Officer. Mayor Court and the ECPD wish him great success going forward in his new career.  


Mayor Court Swears in Newest Officer

It was a great honor for Mayor court to swear in one of the newest Ellwood City Patrolman, Matthew Morabito. On the 15 of March, Patrolman Morabito began his first day as and Ellwood City Police Officer. Mayor court and the ECPD wish him great success going forward in his new career.   Mayor Court Announces April 9 as Tamburitzan Day in Ellwood City On March 20, 2017, a new dimension was added to the Rotary Scholarship Fund benefit concert by the Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh, PA when Mayor Anthony Court deliver the news that concert day April 9 has been…


POLICE: Ten Arraigned In Operation ‘Spring Clean Up’

According to information made available this afternoon and after a year long investigation, 10 mid level drug dealers were arraigned by local police in what is being called by Mayor Anthony Court, Operation ‘Spring Clean Up’. The raid by police on the criminals took place at approximately 7:00am this morning and led to the filing of ten criminal complaints against the dealers who were selling heroin and other opioids in the 1 year span of the investigation. Mayor Court would like to thank the local police officers who were a part of the successful raid and the district attorney special…


Man Flees Police on Foot Through Traffic

Thomas James Myers, 39, of New Castle, will be facing a felony charge of delivery or possession with intent to deliver drug and two misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and prohibited acts, and Troy Lee Gompf, 51, of Ellwood City, will be facing two felony charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution, proceeding an incident that happened on February 24. According to the criminal complaint, an Ellwood City officer was patrolling the area of Line Avenue and Smiley Street when he noticed a van make a quick right turn into a side alley using a late turn signal. The officer followed…


Two Part-Time Policemen Hired by Borough

During yesterdays council meeting, council voted to pass an exception: at the Regular Meeting of Council held 9/19/16, Council voted to discontinue the shooting range at Stiefel Park, effective 12/31/16, to be in compliance with the Master Park Plan. However, a motion would be in order to make a one-time exception to use the shooting range in Stiefel Park to qualify one of the newly hired part-time officers (Gary Greene, Jr.). According to Bob Villella, the Borough Manager, two part-time officers have been hired by the Borough; one of which, Matt Morabito, has started last Wednesday, while Greene is expected…