Monday, June 11, 2018

Black Forest Express

                                                                                                                    Photo by Gerri Miller

Pennsylvania Mountain Laurel, Ulysses Township Potter County

Sunday’s high, 62; Overnight low, 57 .64” of rain over the weekend

MON-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 71

MON NIGHT-CLEARING, LOW 51

TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 74

TUE NIGHT-CLOUDY, SLIGHT CHANCE OFRAIN, LOW 60

WED-POSSIBLE ISOLATED AM THUNDERSTORMS, HIGH, 76

WED NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW 53

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Emporium man arrested for attacking victim with garden shears and threating to burn victim’s house down….Elderly Mansfield driver killed and wife seriously injured in Friday night accident…Three motorcycle crashes recently investigated….another motorcyclist  arrested for DUI….Coudersport man cited for public drunkenness after being observed stumbling on Route 6 west of Coudersport early Saturday morning….State police arrest several  motorists for DUI….Galeton man arrested for third time for letting dog  run loose…

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An Emporium man has been arrested for terroristic threats and related crimes in connection to an incident  allegedly taking place on May 26. Troopers claim when they responded to a call about a disturbance,  they discovered 31 year old Ian  Williams had attacked a victim with a pair of garden shears while making threats to kill the victim and to burn down his house. Williams also reportedly damaged the victim’s vehicle.

An elderly Mansfield driver was killed and his wife was seriously injured  last Friday night in a one vehicle accident in Ward Township. Mansfield based state police report 82 yea old James Hall was going north on Tanglewood Road, when his Lincoln Town car slid off the gravel road on a left curve and struck three trees in succession before spotting. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene by Tioga Deputy Coroner Lisa Lindquist. Hall’s wife, Reva, also 82 was lifeflighted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of serious injuries

With the arrival of spring weather, more and more motorcycles are on the road and area state police investigated three motorcycle crashes within recent days. Wiliam Snyder of Clarion was seriously hurt last Thursday morning in an accident on Route 6 in Hamlin Township, McKean County. State police say Snyder was going east just west of Wolf Farm Road when he tried to slow down abruptly for a bicyclist stopped on the right side of the road. Snyder’s Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Taildrifted from the center of the lane and into loose gravel, went into some grass and dirt and flipped over two or three times throwing Hall onto the pavement in the process. He was found lying in the road about 12 feet from his bike. He was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment. Police noted he was wearing a helmet and was attired in appropriate gear.

A St.Marys woman was hurt in a motorcycle mishap Saturday night in a parking lot in Horton Township, Elk County. Troopers explained  a Harley Davidson Sportster ridden by Teresa Hulings hit a pothole and started to tip to the right.  Hulings put her right leg down and the bike leaned to the left and then back to the right falling on the Hulings who was treated at Penn Highlands Elk for minor injuries.

A Johnsonburg motorcyclist was cited for speeding after his KTM 1290 wrecked on the Johnsonburg Road in Ridgway Township last Thursday night. According to state police, Billy Birt dismounted when his bike went out of control and slid for about 168 feet  before stopping.  Birt was flown to the Altoona Medical Center for treatment of unknown ijuries.

Another motorcyclist was arrested for DUI by troopers at Cpoudes[prt/  Authorities allege whne they stopped ;38yearold Eric Bogschof Genesee on theHickox Ulysses Road on the night of May 24, because of a noise complaint they found his 1963 Harley Davidson was causing the noise and he was operating under the influence of alcohol

Coudersport based state police early Saturday morning arrested a local resident for public drunkenness and similar misconduct.  James Hammond, 58, was picked up when he was observed stumbling on Route 6 near cemetery curve, west of the boro9ugh just before 3:00 am. Vehicles were traveling on the highway at the time. A blood alcohol test revealed as level of .203%, more than twice the liegal limit for driving.

A Danville teen driver was arrested for possessing drugs and paraphernalia  after troopers pulled her over on Ro0pute 6 at the Chestnut Street intersection in Coudersport  on the night   May 20 after she was observed driving while impaired. Police claim 18 year old Kathleen Barbour was driving her 2002 Jeep Liberty  under the influence of a controlled substance.

Drug charges have also been filed against 25 year old Brandon  Welch of Coudersport. State police say when they stopped Welch’s ‘s 2009 Toyota on North Main Street at First Street on the night of May 29,they found he had a black grinder with suspected marijuana inside and claim Welch admitted it was a grinder with pot in it.

Troopers at Coudersport apprehended a Cambridge Springs resident after stopping him at the intersection of East oak and S.East Street in Coudersport on the Night of May 29 for driving his 2013 Ford Focus with an expired inspection sticker. While investigating  officers determined 24 year old Dustin Chappell was wanted in Crawford County by warrant. He was taken into custody and committed the Potter county jail awaiting extradition .

A Galeton man has been cited for breaking dog laws. Coudersport based state police relate they had complaints from Diane Wilson of Shermans Dale, PA and another camp owner that Gerald Morral  allowed his dog tp go onto their properties along Alpine Lane in West Branch Township  despite being told the canine was not welcome. Morral has been convicted two previous times for violating the restraint law.

Criminal trespass and retail theft charges are pending against a 25 year old Force, PA resident. State police at Ridgway claim the suspect knew je was not allowed at the St. Marys Walmart but went there anyway last t Friday afternoon and stole a roll of Gorilla tape valued at $3.00. A 27 year old St. Marys man is accoused of stealing three packages of  cat flea and tick medicine and two packages of dog fle and tick medicine from the Walmart Store also Friday.  The medicine is valued at $24.56. Police did not release either suspect’s name and the charges have not yet been formally filed.

 

BFB Headlines (Monday June 11, 2018) Emporium man arrested for attacking victim with garden shears and threating to burn victim’s house down….Elderly Mansfield driver killed and wife seriously injured in Friday night accident…Three motorcycle crashes recently investigated….another motorcylicist arrested for DUI….Coudersport man cited for public drunkenness after being observed stumbling on Route 6 west of Coudersport early Saturday morning….State police arrest several  motorists for DUI….Galeton man arrested for third time for letting dog  run loose…Next on-air report after 12:06 pm on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

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