2 men, 3 juvenilesface theft charges
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- Two men and three 17-year-old juveniles face charges stemming from the theft of $2,000 from the Ellwood City Fraternal Order of Eagles Club.
Pennsylvania State Police said Troy Dennis Hockenberry, 19, of Vista Lane, and Jason Thomas DeSanzo, 19, of Portersville Road, face charges of theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property. Three juveniles also face similar charges in juvenile court.
Pennsylvania State Police arrested the group at 2 p.m. Friday. They said the money was taken in December 2000 from a money bag in the club. The men turned themselves in to police at District Justice Samuel Battaglia's office, where they were arraigned. Charges were filed in Lawrence County Juvenile Court against the three 17-year-olds.
After he paid fine, manis arrested on warrant
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- A man wanted in New Castle on charges that he forced a car off the road was arrested here. Bryan Buccelli was arrested at 12:12 p.m. Saturday by Ellwood City police when he came to their office to pay a fine on an unrelated matter, and they discovered a warrant for his arrest, police said.
He faces three counts each of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment, police said. New Castle police said Buccelli is accused of running a car with three people in it off the road at North Mill and Falls streets Oct. 22.
Police in Ellwood City and New Castle have different addresses and ages for Buccelli. Ellwood City police report he is 21 and lives at 360 Main Street, Wampum, Pa., and New Castle police said he is 23 and lives at 308 Phillips St., Apt. 2, New Castle.
Santa, reindeer plana stop at local mall
NILES -- Santa and his live reindeer will appear in the Eastwood Mall complex Saturday. The reindeer from Jingle Bell Ranch in Alliance will be on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa will be there from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. and there will be games. On Nov. 17, Santa will be joined at noon by magician Joe Glenn. Santa will be at the mall daily Nov. 17-30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. From Dec. 1-24 Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 on Sundays.
Robbery suspects heldpending federal charges
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Two men suspected of robbing a bank were being held in Erie County Prison on Sunday, pending charges and arraignment before a federal magistrate. Ferris Page, 42, and Don Caplea, 32, both of Erie, were arrested by the FBI, according to police. They face federal bank robbery charges when they are charged and arraigned today.
Authorities said one of the suspects walked into North West Savings Bank on Saturday morning and handed a note to a teller demanding money. The note ordered the teller to turn over the money or she would be harmed. The man walked out of the bank with $6,000 while employees triggered the alarm. It was unclear which of the suspects demanded the money or how investigators linked both men.
Many bank customers said they didn't know the branch was robbed until after the teller told other bank employees to lock the door. "He stayed pretty quiet," said Al Dixon, who was waiting in line for the teller when the robber struck.