Meadville Tribune

February 12, 2013

Police Blotter

Meadville Tribune


State Police

-Pennsylvania State Police are looking for one or more suspects accused of burglarizing a Windfall Road residence in Oil Creek Township between 8 a.m. Feb. 5 and 4:45 p.m. Feb. 8. The residence was forcefully entered, police said. Stolen items, totaling an estimated $950, include a Playstation 3 gaming console, two PS3 video games, two PS3 controllers, approximately $40 in change, a Garmin GPS, Nikon camera, a back pack and $200 in cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Corry barracks at (814) 663-2043.

-A 40-year-old Guys Mills woman reported a burglary at her residence in Troy Township between 2 and 10 a.m. Feb. 8, according to state police. One or more suspects allegedly pried the front door open when no one was home and took an XBox 360 console, valued at approximately $500, before fleeing the residence.

-Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two teenage girls accused of running away from Bethesda Children’s Home in Vernon Township at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 9. The female juveniles, both of Meadville, were described as 16 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 130 pounds with light brown hair; and 15 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 155 pounds with brown hair and black bangs. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police, Meadville barracks at (814) 332-6911.

-Tyler Lindsley, 19, of Union City, was accused of operating an ATV on Lake, Church, Blakeslee and Mount Pleasant roads in Blooomfield Township at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 9, according to state police. Lindsley reportedly failed to stop at an officer’s signal and led police on a six-mile pursuit. Police apprehended and charged Lindsley with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and other traffic offences. Lindsley was placed in Crawford County Prison and is expected to answer to the charges before Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols at a later date, police said.


State Police

-Joshua D. Loutzenhiser, 23, of Cochranton, was traveling east on Atlantic Road in Greenwood Township when he fell asleep while operating his vehicle and left the roadway at 4 a.m. Feb. 9, according to state police. The vehicle reportedly struck an embankment and traveled back onto the roadway before leaving the other side and striking a tree. Loutzenhiser fled the scene without contacting authorities, police said. Leonard’s Auto assisted on scene.

-Richard C. Baker, 51, of Hartstown, was traveling south on Interstate 79 in Cussewago Township when he struck a low hanging wire and cable at 10:36 p.m. Feb. 8, according to state police. He reportedly continued southbound to mile marker 157 and then traveled north approximately to mile marker 158. No injuries were reported.