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Local woman posts ‘Call 911’ sign to get help

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Pennsylvania State Police said a sign posted in the window of a Unity Township home played a key role in helping an assault victim get to safety.According to police, someone called 911 late Saturday morning after spotting a sign in the window of a home in the 300 block of Pearl Lane that read “Call 911.”When troopers responded, officials said they were greeted at the door by 44-year-old James Vickers.Court documents said troopers spotted a knife on Vickers and detained him after a brief struggle. Inside, police said, a woman was found to have multiple injuries to her face and she accused Vickers of trying to strangle her.According to the criminal complaint, the woman told police she feared for her life.”With all of those things taken into consideration, we’re very lucky that things in this case didn’t turn out worse,” Trooper Steve Limani said. “He had smashed her phone so she was unable to get some help.” Vickers plead guilty in 2018 in two separate cases on charges of simple assault and strangulation. Police said a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the home along with other suspected narcotics.Vickers is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail on assault, strangulation and drug charges. Police said the woman had minor injuries and is expected to be OK.

Pennsylvania State Police said a sign posted in the window of a Unity Township home played a key role in helping an assault victim get to safety.

According to police, someone called 911 late Saturday morning after spotting a sign in the window of a home in the 300 block of Pearl Lane that read “Call 911.”

When troopers responded, officials said they were greeted at the door by 44-year-old James Vickers.

Court documents said troopers spotted a knife on Vickers and detained him after a brief struggle. Inside, police said, a woman was found to have multiple injuries to her face and she accused Vickers of trying to strangle her.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman told police she feared for her life.

“With all of those things taken into consideration, we’re very lucky that things in this case didn’t turn out worse,” Trooper Steve Limani said. “He had smashed her phone so she was unable to get some help.”

Vickers plead guilty in 2018 in two separate cases on charges of simple assault and strangulation. Police said a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the home along with other suspected narcotics.

Vickers is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail on assault, strangulation and drug charges. Police said the woman had minor injuries and is expected to be OK.