Monday March 12, 2018



.                                     Sunday’s high, 37; Overnight low, 6; no precipitation

                                          MON-CLOUDY W/SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 40






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Coudersport man facing charges after police confiscate pipe bombs from his home…Lawrenceville man accused of “under ringing” merchandise at Mansfield Walmart…Cyber thieves rack up $1300 plus in charges after using Wilcox woman’s name to get credit cards….Millerton man swindled out of $500 over the phone…Troopers investigate Face Book message harassing Roulette man….

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Coudersport based state police promise to reveal the name of a Potter County resident accused of possessing prohibitive offensive weapons. Authorities claim when they went to a home at 809 Parker Hill Road in Hector Township on Valentine’s Day, the found several pipe bombs which they confiscated. Local troopers were assisted at the scene by members of the HDES Unit, State College Police Department and Penn State University.

A speeding charge was filed against a Rantoul, IL tractor trailer operator whose rig wrecked on Montmorenci Road in Jones Township, Elk County Friday afternoon. State police report Torrey Cowart II was speeding while  headed north of Route 928 when his Freightliner went off the road while going downhill,  collided with and embankment the went across the road to the other side where it hit another guardrail. He and his passenger Derek Lanning of Vernon, TX were using seatbelts and were not  hurt.

A Tioga, PA teenager also escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident early last Thursday morning in Jackson Township. According to Mansfield Based state police, 18 year old Allison Morse was trying to make a left curve  going east on Route 328 when her Mitsubishi Lancer hit patch of ices, slid off the pavement and went into a ditch before coming to rest upside down.

Minor injuries were reported fro a Coudersport driver involved in a one-vehicle accident early last Thursday morning in Ulysses Township. Benjamin Moore was taken to Charles Cole hospital after his Chevrolet Blazer traveled off of Route 49, went down an embankment and rolled over.

All three drivers escaped injury in a rear-end collision last Wednesday night on Marvin Street in Jones Township, Elk County. Troopers explained the pile-up occurred when Tyler Johnson of Kane stopped in the left lane with turn signal on, preparing to turn left. Police said 19 year old Kacie Hodgdon of Wilcox was following too closely and could not stop in time, allowing her Chrysler 200 to run into the back of John’s Dodge Ram. Benjamin Cheatle was also reportedly following too closely and his Ford F-150 impacted Hodgon’s car. Both Hodgdon and Cheatle were charged with following too closely.

Bad road conditions are blamed for accident last Friday morning in Ridgway Township. Ridgway based state police remarked that Charles Lynch of Hollidaysburg was making a left hand curve on Roue 219 when his Chevrolet Malibu skidded across the icy road, hit a guard rail, spun around a full 360 degrees and then collided with the guardrail on the opposite side of the road. Lynch was seatbelted and was not hurt.

DUI charges have been filed against 47 year old Ronald Welty of Ulysses in connection to a one-vehicle/property damage crash early February 24 in Hebron Township. Authorities say Welty’ supercab Ford F250 went off of the West Hebron Road and damaged property owned by 84 year old Ruth Gerner. Welty allegedly left the scene but later surrendered and was found to have driven his truck while under the influence of alcohol.

A Franklin, PA resident has been arrested for harassment and criminal trespass by troopers at the Kane Barracks. Police said a 20 year old Eldred Township man repeatedly warned 21 year old Dakota Jay Lute to stay off his property Lute allegedly entered the property and started a physical fight with the victim last Thursday afternoon.

A Lawrenceville resident has been charged with multiple counts of retail theft. State police at Mansfield allege 31 year old Scott Buck under rang 12 items valued at $356 total  at the  Walmart self checkout counter six different times between February 17 and yesterday. The merchandise included camo hoodies, cargo pants, kicker and speaker, game camera, seat covers,  streaming stick, sandals and a bra.

Gordon Eschrich, 43.,  no address given, was arrested by state police at Kane for allegedly harassing a 24 year old resident of the North Brooklynside Road, Port Allegany over the phone last Thursday night.

An ID theft remains under investigation by state police at Ridgway. Criminals opened credit card accounts in the name of Wilcox resident Candy Parks between last march 1 and June 1 and racked up $1385.00 in charges.

A Millerton, PA senior citizen was swindled out of $500 by phone criminals last Thursday. The 62 year old man received a phone call from a computerized voice using grammatically  incorrect English telling him that a warrant had been issued for his arrest for non-payment of taxes. The caller told the victim to purchase a Google Play Card and provide the card’s access code. The victim complied and when he asked for his money back, he was told to give the caller $1000 to get his $500 back. Authorities said the victim did not cooperate any further.

Troopers at the Coudersport barracks are probing a Face Book confrontation. Someone sent a harassing message via Face Book last Wednesday night to Uriah Perry of Roulette.

The investigation is continuing into an alleged forgery taking place early last month in Cameron County. Troopers at Emporium repot a 31 year old woman whose name was not released, forged a check belonging to a 92 year old man and cashed the $200 check for herself.

Both Oswayo men involved in a loud dispute have been charged with disorderly conduct. State police report 40 year old Daniel Johnston and 41 year old Christopher Theurer got into a shouting match at  around2:30 am February 28 in a public place causing a public inconvenience. Both will answer charges in district court.