Pennsylvania state trooper charged with tampering

Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday announced charges against a trooper in Beaver County who investigators said tried to withdraw a traffic citation that was issued by another trooper.

Trooper Trask Alexander, 29, is charged with tampering with records or identification, tampering with public records or information and obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, state police said.

“Trooper Alexander is accused of attempting to withdraw a traffic citation that had been issued by another trooper to an acquaintance of Alexander’s in November 2020,” police said in a statement.

According to court papers, Alexander filled out a Request For Withdrawal form, three days after his friend was cited. Investigators say Alexander used his friend’s last name and partial citation number, then listed the reason for the withdrawal as “wrong defendant was selected for citation” before faxing it to the court. According to court papers, court officials noticed that the signature did not match the issuing trooper, and notified him of the request.

State police said Alexander is suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the case and an internal investigation.

Alexander is assigned to the patrol section of Troop D in Beaver.

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Police searching for escaped inmate in Beaver County

Beaver County police are currently searching for a man who escaped from the Beaver County Jail Thursday afternoon.

Beaver County emergency dispatchers confirmed police are searching for 41-year-old John Broman near the railyard and a water plant in Hopewell Township.

Broman is charged with burglary and criminal trespass. Police describe him as a white man, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown hair.He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.If seen, police ask that you do not approach him and call 911.

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Pittsburgh Weather: Wintry Conditions, 1-2″ Of Snow Expected – CBS Pittsburgh

From midnight and through the day Tuesday, we will have snow showers leaving many with 1-2″ and areas north of I-80 and along the ridges picking up around 3″ of snow.

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Our highs will struggle to make it to 40 degrees on Tuesday.

For the rest of the week, it’ll be cold with lows in the upper 20’s and highs in the low 40’s.

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Our next round of rain and snow is possible late Thursday and through the day Friday.

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1 dead in crash in Franklin Township, Beaver County

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Franklin Township, Beaver County.

Police said the driver of one of the vehicles died. The coroner identified the victim as James Cunningham, 38, of the Butler area.

Three people were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, and a fourth person was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital, police said.

No information about the conditions of the patients was available and the lawyers were determining who’s at fault in a car accident  but the cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

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Police chase ends with woman in custody in Beaver County

A 25-minute police chase in Beaver County started in Aliquippa and traveled through several communities before ending in Center Township.

The chase began around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday and ended around 6:45 a.m. when the suspect’s vehicle hit a Center Township police vehicle.

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BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed into two police vehicles following a chase in Beaver County, authorities said.

Authorities said the woman was followed for about 25 miles as she zigzagged through traffic, nearly hitting a school bus and other cars and traveling upward of 80 mph at times.

“She definitely posed a threat the several times she went through areas. There were people moving on the side of the streets that I could see while we were chasing her,” Aliquippa police Sgt. Steven Roberts said.

The woman arrested was wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the county, police said, and she appeared to be intoxicated. Officials said she refused to take a blood test or Breathalyzer.

After the woman’s SUV hit the police vehicles — one from Center Township and the other from Aliquippa — additional police vehicles helped block her in, officials said.

The woman is facing charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

No injuries were reported.

Source: BEAVER COUNTY POLICE CHASE: Woman arrested after chase, crash into 2 police vehicles | WPXI