Ellwood City Police were contacted on Friday, May 18 at approximately 1:30 p.m. after an Ellport man said someone broke into his utility shed at his Burns Avenue home and stole his Ryobi weed eater valued at $150.
The victim told police that he found the weed eater for sale at Weller’s Flea Market at 130 Wampum Ave., Ellwood City for $50, according to the report. The owner of the flea market told police that he purchased the weed eater off another man for $25.
Police are continuing to investigate.
Police are investigating a burglary at a Fourth Street residence in Ellwood City in which a TV and container of money was taken.
At approximately 10:10 p.m., Ellwood City Police were contacted after a home owner noticed his back door had been kicked in and several things stolen including a 42-inch flat screen television valued at $700 and a large jar of quarters worth about $200.
No one was home during the burglary; police said they are still investigating this incident.
During the monthly regular meeting of Council, Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court gave his mayor’s report. He said that since he’s been in office, the Ellwood City Police are up to 184 drug-related arrests within the borough.
Mayor Court also noted that the new bike patrol that started several weeks ago in a preliminary stage is now “up and running smoothly.”