Wednesday December 27, 2017

Slippery roads and speed blamed for one-vehicle crash Christmas morning in Elk County…Several traffic violations pending against St.Marys driver……Potter County man arrested for certifying inspection on SUV which police say should not have passed…Two employees suspected of stealing from Goodwill Industries….Potter County Jail passes state inspection…..

Tuesday’s high, 19; Overnight low 8 below zero; no precipitation

WED-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 16

WED NIGHT-COUDY, LOW 5

THUPARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 18

THU NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 8

FRI-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 22

FRI NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 13

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Slippery roads and speed blamed for one-vehicle crash Christmas morning in Elk County…Several traffic violations pending against St.Marys driver……Potter County man arrested for certifying inspection on SUV which police say should not have passed…Two employees suspected of stealing from Goodwill Industries….Potter County Jail passes state inspection…..

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A Wilcox woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Christmas morning in Jones Township, Elk County. According to Ridgway based state police, Christine Cummings was going south on snow covered Merfferts Run Road when her Chevrolet 2500 HD slid off the road and struck a tree where it came to rest. Cummings was taken to PennHighlands Elk for treatment of minor injuries. She was cited for speeding in connection to the crash.

Later that evening, Kenneth Hosack of St. Marys escaped injury when his car rolled over on Rasselas Road in Jones Township. State police report Hosack was also speeding when his Pontiac G6 crossed the road, hit an embankment and flipped over, coming to rest upside down. Authorities claim  hosack fle d the scene without notifying police.

Coudersport based state police have arrested a Genesee man for an inspection station violation. Troopers allege Lewis Cook issued an inspection certificate for a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche on December 20 but after an investigation they found the SUV should not have passed due to chassis rust/rot.

Two employees are suspected of stealing from Goodwill Industries of North Central PA in Charleston Township, Tioga County on November e25. Police say they are continuing  to investigate.

 

The Potter County Jail recently passed a state inspection. The County Commissioners reported at the December 21, 2017 meeting that the inspecition conduced on November 14 found the facility to be in full compliance with standards for operations and facilities. Christopher Oppman, deputy secretary of administration for the Pa. Dept. of Corrections, reported, “Warden Glenn C. Drake II, Deputy Warden Angela Milford and the Potter County Jail staff deserve credit for their efforts in operating this facility in accordance with statewide correctional standards, with no deficiencies or citations to report.” Inspector Stephen V. Noll had reviewed policies and procedures prior to his visit and advised jail administrators of deficiencies which were corrected prior to the inspection. He also acknowledged that the administration had addressed all non-compliance citations and deficiencies identified in the 2016.

Noll’s evaluation focused on personnel, admission/release, orientation, inmate rules, staff procedure, classification, housing, clothing, bedding, food services, personal hygiene, medical/health services, visiting, telephone communications, mail, work programs, access to legal services, religion, recreation, commissary/other funds, inmate discipline, security, statistical information reporting, treatment services, incoming publications, deaths, sexual assaults, notifications, and sanitation/maintenance/safety.

The jail was built in 1869. It underwent extensive renovation and expansion in 1995. Its exterior facade of stone masonry was left intact for historical preservation. The jail has an approved capacity of 73 inmates. There were 25 being held there on the day of the inspection. The jail is not equipped, nor is it staffed, to accommodate female inmates.