Tag Archives: Sheriff George David

Editorial: State Police Return To Their Roots As The Yellow Dogs Resurface

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Sheriff George David has been placed on house arrest until his trial in July. The judge has ordered his personal arsenal of approximately 700 firearms be removed from his property. Townspeople once referred to them as the Yellow Dogs; groups of private police forces established by the Pennsylvania Legislature in the 1800s. Existing under the elected County Sheriffs in Pennsylvania, ...

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Sheriff George David Caught Racking A Long Gun In The Courthouse

Beaver County Sheriff George David

Sheriff George David was caught racking a long gun in the criminal division of his office in direct violation of his bond, according to court documents filed this week in the criminal case against him. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office filed a motion on Monday asking Mercer County Senior Judge Francis J. Fornelli to revoke Sheriff David’s bond. In response ...

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Sheriff David Attempts To Physically Wall Off Secretaries From His Office

Sheriff George David // Beaver Countian File Photo

Beaver County Sheriff George David has asked the county’s Public Works Department to construct a wall to further insulate him from his own secretaries, according to multiple courthouse sources. The bizarre move by David comes as the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has filed another motion asking a judge to revoke his bond. Sources tell the Beaver Countian that employees for ...

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Sheriff David Hires Crony From Friendship Ridge Controversy

Beaver County Sheriff George David

Sheriff George David has hired one of the men at the center of a controversy from last year involving his office and Friendship Ridge. Sam Rosatone Jr. was the head of security and a dietary supervisor at Friendship Ridge before being laid off this year when the facility’s new private owners took control of the nursing home. Rosatone is the ...

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Trial For Sheriff George David Delayed Yet Again

Sheriff George David // Beaver Countian File Photo

A criminal trial for Sheriff George David has now been postponed for the third time. David is currently awaiting trial on charges filed against him by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Attorney General’s Office after he pulled out his service revolver and threatened to murder this reporter and several others back in April of 2012. He faces unrelated charges ...

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Editorial: In Support Of Efforts To Unseal Transcripts In Case Against Sheriff David

Sheriff George David // Beaver Countian File Photo

The Beaver Countian supports efforts by the Beaver County Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review to unseal transcripts of arguments presented in court as part of a Habeas Corpus hearing held at the beheast of Sheriff George David. Monday’s hearing saw Mercer County Senior Judge Francis J. Fornelli dismiss one count of intimidation of a witness against David pertaining to ...

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Former Purchasing Director’s Amended Whistleblower Lawsuit Cites Friendship Ridge Bonuses

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The former Beaver County Purchasing Director has amended a whistleblower lawsuit she filed against the county that alleges she was terminated because she came forward with reports of wrongdoing by Sheriff George David. While the County Commissioners originally said they removed Mary Anne Ruskin as a “cost saving measure” necessitated by a “financial crisis,” her lawsuit now notes that the ...

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