Police probe ponders drunk dude in drain ditch
MASURY – Brookfield police said they’re trying to figure out how a man with a bloody mouth ended up in a drain pipe 20 feet below the edge of Standard Avenue in Masury.
There was talk at the scene that he had been assaulted, but the discovery of a car in Wheatland with human hair stuck in the window has led police to investigate whether he was hit by a car, police said.
The 29-year-old Masury man, who was drunk, had not provided a lot of help and was taken to a hospital for possible internal injuries, police said.
Police declined to release the man’s name.
The call came in at 2:20 a.m. Sunday from the 1500 block of Standard. Police said they were flagged down by people who found the man in water and helped him get out.
Southwest Mercer County Regional police said they were notified at about noon Monday of a car with a smashed windshield found in a parking lot in the sub-100 block of Mercer Avenue. Southwest has contacted Brookfield police about the possibility of a connection with their case.
Man accused of stealing, crashing auto in city
FARRELL – A Farrell man has been charged in two cases with stealing a relative’s car Dec. 13 in Hermitage and crashing it not far away.
Kenneth L. Rutlin, 44, of 1045 Hamilton Ave., was arrested at 7:05 a.m. after he slammed the car into the back of a slower-moving vehicle in the 3200 block of East State Street.
He was charged with drunken driving, habitually driving under suspension, accident involving injury while not properly licensed, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.
While Rutlin still was in the car at the scene of the crash, his cousin rode by on her way home from work.
The woman said she went to work at a business in the 3700 block of East State at 11 p.m. the day before, leaving the car unlocked and her keys under the seat, and found her car stolen when she got off work at 7 a.m., police said.
She said she was worried about her daughter getting to school, so she asked for a ride home with a co-worker with the intent of reporting the car stolen later, police said.
Rutlin was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Police probe ponders drunk dude in drain ditch
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