Greensburg Laurels & Lances
On the “Watch List”: Police patrols in Unity. Negotiations between Latrobe and St. Vincent College for city police patrols on the Unity campus bring up an unrealized proposal from last year: the possibility of Unity and Latrobe coming to terms on the provision of police services in some areas of the township, which has no police force. But the idea went nowhere. As Latrobe likely will need Unity supervisors' permission to enforce local ordinances on the college campus, this provides a good opportunity to revisit the larger issue of police patrols in Unity.
Lance: To limiting warrants. A Fayette County plan to more effectively serve arrest warrants should have been enacted long before the county's backlog reached 7,000 cases. A court official says warrants for minor offenses weren't served after regular business hours because district courts were closed and the jail wouldn't accept these individuals after hours. Since when is the pursuit of suspected lawbreakers a 9-to-5 job?
Lance: To Andrew M. Slywczuk. The North Huntingdon man, 28, faces drug charges after crashing his vehicle nearly head-on into a school bus in Penn Township. Police say he was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time and that he tossed 50 stamp bags of heroin over a hillside after the crash. This young man should consider himself fortunate: By sheer happenstance, the school bus wasn't loaded with kids and the driver and lone student aboard weren't injured.
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