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UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT) – A teen who the New Bethlehem Borough Police Department had reported missing has been found safe. FULL ARTICLE
Local Man Accused of Pushing Son Against Wall, Grabbing Him By the Throat

Local Man Accused of Pushing Son Against Wall, Grabbing Him By the Throat

SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local man is facing charges after he allegedly pushed his son against a wall and grabbed him by the throat during an argument. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 15, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
Jefferson County Man Charged in Three Arson Cases, Investigation Continues

Jefferson County Man Charged in Three Arson Cases, Investigation Continues

NORTH MAHONING TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County man is behind bars on charges related to three arson incidents dating back to 2018. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 13, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
MANHUNT OVER:  Attempted Homicide Suspect in Custody

MANHUNT OVER: Attempted Homicide Suspect in Custody

RINGGOLD TWP. Jefferson Co., Pa. (EYT) – The manhunt in Jefferson County is over after nearly 24 hours. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 13, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
Hearing Set for Woman Accused of DUI, Child Endangerment

Hearing Set for Woman Accused of DUI, Child Endangerment

PUNXSUTAWNEY BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) - A hearing date has been set for a 27-year-old woman facing DUI, child endangerment, and related charges following a traffic stop in Punxsutawney. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 13, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
Hearing for Woman Accused of Throwing Beer Can at Man’s Face Continued

Hearing for Woman Accused of Throwing Beer Can at Man’s Face Continued

FALLS CREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) - A hearing scheduled for Tuesday for a 30-year-old woman who allegedly threw a beer can at a man's face while he was sleeping was continued. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 13, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
MANHUNT OVER: Attempted Homicide Suspect Taken into Custody

MANHUNT OVER: Attempted Homicide Suspect Taken into Custody

RINGGOLD TWP. Jefferson Co., Pa. (EYT) – The manhunt in Jefferson County is over after nearly 24 hours. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 12, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
Punxsy Man Sentenced to Three Years Probation on Theft, Drug Charges

Punxsy Man Sentenced to Three Years Probation on Theft, Drug Charges

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) - A Punxsutawney man was sentenced to probation on charges related to a case involving the theft of pain medication from a Clarion County home and a second case related to the theft of methamphetamine precursors. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 12, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls
BREAKING NEWS: Child Rapist Gets Up to 80 Years in State Prison

BREAKING NEWS: Child Rapist Gets Up to 80 Years in State Prison

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A local man who began “grooming” a sexual assault victim when he was 5-years-old and then repeatedly raped him over the course of several years has been sentenced to serve up to 80 years in state prison. On Wednesday, September 11, President Judge James Arner sentenced 47-year-old Garrick Landon Bloom, of Shippenville, to a minimum of 40 years and a maximum of 80 years in state prison. Judge Arner ordered Bloom to a minimum of 96 months to a maximum of 192 months on each of five first-degree felony counts of Rape of a Child, with the sentences to be served consecutively. Bloom received 181 days credit for time served. He will also be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender, which requires a lifetime registration. Bloom pleaded guilty to the above charges on August 14. As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:
  • Rape of a Child, Felony 1 (211 counts)
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Felony 1 (216 counts)
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault of Child, Felony 1 (216 counts)
  • Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2 (216 counts)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Felony 3
Bloom currently remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail awaiting transfer to a state correctional facility. Details of the case: According to a criminal complaint, Clarion County Children and Youth Services (CYS) reported to Clarion-based State Police on October 25, 2018, a known juvenile male was being sexually assaulted by Bloom. The criminal complaint stated that the victim told investigators he was forced to perform oral sex on Bloom on numerous occasions. Court records indicate that Bloom began to "groom" the victim when he was five-years-old and continued to sexually assault him for several years. Bloom first denied committing the crimes; however, he later admitted to sexually assaulting the boy, the complaint states. A warrant was issued for Bloom's arrest on January 16. Investigators said after working in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshal's Service, police learned of Bloom's "traveling methods" and found that he traveled to Florida. Bloom was located in a homeless shelter in Tallahassee and taken into custody on February 7. He was then extradited back to Clarion County. EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes. EDITOR'S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.
Disabled Vehicle in Union Township Spurs DUI-Drug Arrest

Disabled Vehicle in Union Township Spurs DUI-Drug Arrest

UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A disabled vehicle prompted state police to make a DUI-drug arrest on Interstate 80 West in Union Township early Tuesday morning. FULL ARTICLE
by · September 11, 2019 · Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls