Monday, December 24, 2018


Sunday’s high, 35; Overnight low 32






Port Allegany man jailed for choking woman…packages stolen in two counties….stolen puppy returned to Port Allegany home…Eldred man accused of violating PFA order several times…Burglars steal large Roku TV from Potter County camp…..

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A Port Allegany man has been jailed after allegedly choking a woman early Saturday morning. State police claim Christopher Ballway of E. Arnold Avenue went to the victim’s home late Friday night and when the victim opened the door, Ballway reportedly grabbed HER  by the neck causing visible injuries. Ballway was committed to the McKean County jail in lieu of $40,000 bail after being arraigned before district Judge Bill Todd.

The Grinch must be in the neighborhood. State police in two counties have investigated the theft of packages. Sometime between 1:00 pm l;ast Monday, thieves took two packages from a mailbox on Tinker Stevens Road owned by Kirby Mummert of Shinglenouse. One package contained a Women’s Under Armor  shirt valued at $14.00 and the other held a red Under Armor LS Shirt valued at $32.98. Anyone who has information is asked to call state police at 814.276.8690.

Thieves stole a Fed Ex box Friday afternoon from the home of Danielle Martin of Wellsboro. Fed Ex confirmed the package had been delivered at 2:15 p. There were no neighbors who could have noticed anything. The box contained a computer desk valued at $76.99.

A puppy stolen from a Port Allegany home Saturday afternoon has been returned to the owner. State police at Kane report a 27 year old Liberty Township woman told them  a 43 year old man, also from Liberty Township, had taken the two month old puppy. Troopers located the pup and returned it to the owner. No charges will be filed.

Neither Ludlow resident  was hurt in a collision Friday morning on the Overbrook Road in Hamilton Township, McKean County. Kane based state police report the collision occurred when a 57 year old turned her Jeep Grand Cherokee left onto Overbrook Rad in front of a VW Passat driven by a 17 year old girl  The name of the adult driver was not released for some reason.

A Fairport, NY woman has been cited for drug possession by state police at Coudersport. Troopers stopped 23 year old Alyssa Ruskinko for a traffic violation on the Northern Potter Road in Bingham Township last May 26 and suspected she was driving under the influence of a controlled substance.She also was allegedly found in possession of pot and paraphernalia. Test results just received confirmed the suspicion and she now faces charges in district court.

State police at Kane have arrested 24 year old Levi Cliff of Eldred for multiple PFA violations, criminal mischief and harassment. Cliff is accused of going to the home of Alyssa Cliff of Crosby Saturday afternoon and committing the crimes at that location.

Colby Pierce of Westfield was arrested December 15 by troopers at the Coudersport barracks for various crimes. Troopers allege 33 year old Pierce drove a vehicle with no  ignition interlock to property in Hector Township owned by 80 year old Evelyn Hanes of Sabinsville’ burned several items from a trailer his is dismantling, without permission,   causing damage to the victim’s field. He was subsequently charged with illegally operating a vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock (apparently for a DUI conviction), scattering rubbish and criminal mischief.

Unknown vandals slashed two tires on a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt owned by a 24 year old Ridgway woman Saturday afternoon while it was parked on Commons Lane. The Douglas All Season tires are valued at $60. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in that town at 814.776.6136.

State police at Coudersport  investigated a camp burglary taking place between November 8 and last Wednesday on Telescope Road in Ulysses Township .Burglars forced their way into a camp owned by Mary and Ralph Wallace of Dover, PA and made off with a 55 inch Roku TV set. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.