Monday June 25, 2016

Black Forest Express

Sunday’s high, 74; Overnight low, 59; .94” rain over weekend







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Ulysses man arrested for theft of a car and other crimes…..Police looking for white 2016 Ford F-150 stolen Sunday in Elk County….two hand guns stolen from  Ridgway location…Cash and wallet stolen from ATM in Brookfield Township, Tioga County…One deer causes t wo vehicle crashes in Tioga County. Driver distracted by hair dryer wrecks pick up truck in Delmar Township……State police sergeant shares good Samaritan report….

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A Ulysses man has been arrested for theft and other crimes by state police at The Coudersport barracks. Troopers claim 23 year old Andrew Wenrich stole a 2005 Hyundai owned by Jacqueline  Willow  also of Ulysees between 3:30pm and 4:30 pm June 12.  The vehicle was later recovered but Wenrich has been arrested for receiving stolen property, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles, driving without a license and/or driving with suspended license.

Troopers are looking for thre thief who stole a road sign belonging to Abbott Township. The sign displayed the words “Hoppe Hollow Road and was taken from the intersection with Gross Road June 11 or 12.

State police in Ridgway are investigating the theft of a pick up truck yesterday. The red 2016 For F-150 Crew Cab belonged to a 58 year old Kane resident and was stolen between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Sunday while it was parked along Route  948 in Highland Township. The PA registration plate is YBX1787. Anyone who spots the truck is asked to call police at 814.776.6136.

Two handguns were stolen from a building on Wood Duck Drive in Ridgway between April 1 and June 20. The .357 Maximum with walnut hand grips is valued at $1,000 and the Raven .25 Auto with walnut hand grip is valued at $350. The guns are owned by Shane Funair of Ridgway.

Forgetfulness was costly for a 25 year old Woodhull,NY man according to state police at Mansfield. Thieves made off with the victim’s $200 and wallet containing $40 from the ATM at theDandy Mini Mart in Route 249 in Brookfield Township Satruday afternoon. The suspect was seen driving away in a red Chevrolet quad cab truck.

Both drivers escaped injury last Thursday when their vehicles collided on Pennsylvania Avenue in Highland Township, Elk County. State police at Ridgway report Robert Fitzpatrick of James City, PA while going west, turned his Ford F250 left in front of a 2016 Jeep Compass driven by Mary McClellan of Mt.Jewett, PA.

Troopers claim Rachel Lasecki of Warrant was going too fast for conditions Saturday afternoon when her northbound Buick LeSabre went off the road, struck a large rock and spun around counterclockwise  before hitting a tree with the passenger side. Laecki was  not hurt.

One deer cause two vehicles to wreck on Route 6 in Gaines Townshp last Thursday morning. Mansfield-based state police explained JonWilhelm of Coudersport was going east when a deer ran onto the road in front of his Chevrolet 1500. Wilhelm could not avoid the deer and the impact caused its body to spin into the opposite lane where Lynn Bartas of Genesee applied the brakes  on his Dodge Durango causing the vehicle to ski doff the road, travel up an embankment and roll over onto its left side. Wilhelm drove to a safe spot, turned around and went back to help Bartas. Both men escaped injury.

Minor injuries were reported for a Wellsboro woman involved ina one-vehicle mishap last Thursday at around 7:30 am on the Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township, Tioga County.Jennifer Mise was distracted bby a hair dyer inside her Chevrolet Silverado and allowed th truck to go off the road, strike a tree and a mailbox and a second tree before stopping.

DUI charges have been filed  against 37 yar old Nicole Foster of Kersey. State police at Ridgway allege when they stopped Foster’s 2005 Chevrolet for multiple traffic violations at the intersection of Country Lane and the old Kersey Rooad, they determined she was intoxicated.

A 24 year old State College PA driver is facing DUI charges after being poulled over by troopers from the Emporium barracks Friday night. Police did not release the suspect’s name.

And some good news to report….State police Sgt. Steven Daniel at the Ridgway barracks says in his line of work you get to see all kinds of people but this past weekend he saw an example of the best4. A family which had moved to Pittsburgh for medical care for their terminally ill son, was traveling through the Allegheny National Forest for amuch needed family camping getaway when their only car broke down. In learning of the family’s plight, several people—business owners, other troopers, and local citizens came to their rescue. Sgt. Daniel said no one wanted recognition for their help and it was a pleasure for him to see the Golden Rule applied unselfishl to help someone in need. He said it is just one example of the men and women who live and work in Elk County can be proud of. We add, people all across the Black Forest Service Area, too.