Police and Fire

Police: Being a Firefighter Doesn’t Grant Legal Immunity

Fire Firefighter Assaults Fiance According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 2, Corey Wearing, 35, of Ellwood City assaulted his fiance. On Dec. 3, police visited the victim at the Ellwood City hospital where she was being treated for injuries. The victim stated she was at her house in Ellwood City and had gotten into an argument with Wearing. Wearing was angered with the victim’s son, who is autistic, for asking questions. He subsequently assaulted the victim. The victim had a black and blue eye, injury in the middle of her forehead, injuries on her back, neck and shoulder area,…


Police: Juvenile DUI Leads to Crash

DUI According to the police report, on Nov. 30 around 2:25 a.m., officers responded to an accident at the intersection of Pershing Street and Madison Avenue. A vehicle had struck the rear of a legally parked car. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage, but there were no serious human injuries. Investigating officers talked to the driver and passenger of the offending vehicle. Both were 15-year old females and appeared to be intoxicated. According to police, the driver will probably be charged with a DUI and driving without a license and both will probably be charged with underage drinking. Formal charges will…


Police: Stealing from Landlord, Lying to Police

Tenant Steals from Landlord, Sells to Flea Market According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 18 a landlord informed police that a tenant, David Robertson, 34, of Ellwood City, had stolen items from a rental property. Robertson admitted to stealing the following items: a flat screen television, DVD player, Roku streaming player, fireplace room heater, two collectible cars, handmade coffee table, antique coffee grinder, rolling wooden kitchen cabinet, washing machine, dryer, dehumidifier, computer, monitor, speakers, Acer Iconia tablet, digital camera and a window air conditioner. The value of these items was approximately $2980. Robertson stated he had sold the goods…


Police: Crying Baby Alerts Neighbors of Mother’s Overdose

At least three Ellwood City residents have died from heroin overdose this year and if it wasn’t for a crying baby, it may have been four. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 2 officers responded to a 911 call to check on the welfare of a child crying for an extended period of time. While en route to the residence on Ninth Street, officers were informed that neighbors had gained access to the residence and found a woman laying on the floor in cardiac arrest. When officers arrived at the residence, they identified the woman as Darcy Young, 28,…


Police: Gas Station Attendant Hit During Robbery

Robbery: B&B Gas Station Attendant Hit A gas station attendant was treated for injuries sustained during a robbery at B&B on 2335 River Road. The robbery occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. According to North Sewickley police, the attendant was attacked by a male dressed in a dark, hooded sweatshirt. The suspect hit the attendant several times in the head and threatened the employee with a knife before taking an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled on foot. The attendant was treated at the Ellwood City hospital and released. Police have been unable to identify from the…


Police: Shoplifting, Marijuana and DUI

Shoplifting at Dollar General According to the criminal complain, on Oct. 21 around 1:45 p.m., officers responded to a reported shoplifting at Dollar General on 1221 Lawrence Ave. An employee informed officers that two females had shoplifted a white t-shirt, gray in color baseball cap and a bra with a total value of approximately $23. Investigating officers reviewed a surveillance video and identified the suspects as Rebecca Irwin, 30, and Melissa Sabo, 34, both of Ellwood City. Irwin and Sabo each have three prior convictions for retail theft. They were both charged with two counts of retail theft. Marijuana, Public…


Inmetco Fire Under Control

The fire that raged at Inmetco through Sunday and could be seen for miles is now under control. The Ellwood City Fire Department reported that the fire is reduced to a few isolated fires that are being extinguished now. Approximately half of the building where the fire broke out collapsed and is in ruin. The fire broke out on around 9 a.m. on Sunday in Inmetco’s West Building, which stores many types of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries. Because lithium is a reactive metal that combusts when it comes into contact with water, firefighters could not use water to combat certain…


Police: Marijuana on a Porch, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Stealing Wire from Railroad Tracks

Smoking Marijuana on Porch Krystal Chambers, 29, of Ellwood City, was charged with marijuana possession for an incident on Nov. 1. According to a criminal complaint filed on Nov. 2, an officer arrived at a residence on Glenn Avenue in response to a drug complaint. The officer immediately smelled marijuana but Chambers denied smoking and claimed her friends had done so earlier. The officer discovered a marijuana blunt in an ash tray, and Chambers denied it was hers. Eventually, Chambers admitted to smoking the blunt but denied having more marijuana. The officer then discovered more marijuana in a plastic bag…


Police: Man Assaults Ex-Girlfriend; DUI Leads to Rear-Ending

DUI Leads to Rear-Ending Two Vehicles According to a criminal complaint, on Oct. 16 around 5 p.m., Amber Servick, 33, of New Castle, rear ended two vehicles stopped at red lights at intersections on Sixth and Fifth Streets. Both struck vehicles suffered minor damage. Investigating officers determined that Servick was intoxicated. She was charged with two count of driving under the influence and one count of causing damage to a vehicle. Harmony Resident Attacks and Steals from Ex-Girlfriend According to the criminal complaint, on Oct. 12 around 12:30 a.m., Ellwood police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Center Ave….


Police: Theft of $65,000 from Ellport Residence

Theft An Ellport woman stole over $65,000 from her mother, according to police reports. On September 10, 2015, Jeanette Mathas, of Ellport, reported a theft from her house. Mathas stated that she had been in the hospital for the past two months. When she returned, she found that approximately $65,000 she had hidden was missing. Mathas stated that her daughter, Brenda Anthony, was the only person with access to the house. A witness provided pictures of Anthony with the money. Another witness reported that Anthony had recently bought all new furniture for the house she was residing in. On September…