Wednesday Janaury 2, 2019

 

Black Forest Express

Tuesday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 30;.77” of rain

WED– CLOUDY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 34.

WED NIGHT– LIGHT SNOW LIKELY, MAINLY BETWEEN 10PM AND 1AM. CLOUDY, WITH A LOW OF 26.

THU– ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS BEFORE 1PM. MOSTLY CLOUDY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 34.

THU NIGHT– NIGHT PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 26

FRI– MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 40. SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 7 MPH.

FRI NIGHT– A CHANCE OF RAIN. MOSTLY CLOUDY, WITH A LOW AROUND 31

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Suspect arrested in Tioga County for driving unregistered car he repaired…..theft of tractor trailer rims investigated…Emporium resident accused of chasing victim while making racial slurs…..State police make several DUI and Drug arrests….State parks and forests now equipped with opioid reversal drug…….

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State police at Mansfield are charging an unidentified suspect with theft after he allegedly drove a car he had repaired. Troopers explained that  the 2000 VW Jetta owned by Lori Diasparra of Covington required repairs to its coolant system which rendered it undriveable. The owner had cancelled the insurance and the license plate had been removed. The suspect was stopped by Troy Borough police last Wednesday for driving a vehicle without registration.

The theft of three  aluminum tractor trailer rims from a location on Route 549 in  Rutland Township, Tioga County is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Just before 1:00 pm Christmas Eve, an unidentified man driving a black Ford truck with a ladder rack, blue tailgate and green passenger door was observed stealing the rims owned by ATL Transport of Mansfield.

Emporium based state police did not release the name of a 24 year old Emporium man suspected of harassment  for an incident allegedly taking place early New Year’s morning on West Fourth Street in that town. Authorities claim the man chased a 33 year old Emporium man while directing racial slurs at the victim. The case remains open pending further court  action.

State police have made several DUI and drug arrests recently. Troopers at the Coudersport barracks have charged 25 year old Christian Snyder of Coudersport and 22 year old Kayla Cousin of Roulette with drug possession after stopping their car on Route 6 in Roulette Township on the evening of December 4 for equipment violations and moving out of its travel lane. Police did not indicate which suspect was driving the 2007 Chrysler but  claim drugs and paraphernalia were found inside the car.

Diyon Ayers, 20- of Coudersport as arrested for drug possession after the car in which he was a passenger was pulled over on East Second |Street in Sweden Township on the evening of December 16 for summary traffic violations. Authorities claim Ayers was found in possession o marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

State police in Kane are charging a 24 year old Port Allegany resident with DUI after stopping his 2012 Toyota Camry on E.Vine Street in Port this past Sunday night. Police did not reveal the suspect’s name, but allege he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to Bradford Regional Medical center for chemical testing and charges are pending the test results.

The Wolf administration recently announced that naloxone is available in Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse overdoses caused by opioid drugs and plays an important role in the rescue phase of the opioid crisis. Last year, Governor Wolf traveled to Gifford Pinchot State Park to announce DCNR would begin equipping more than 300 state park and state forest rangers, managers, and assistant managers with life-saving naloxone.

There have been seven drug-related deaths on DCNR lands since 2015, and more than a dozen incidents where assistance was provided related to an overdose. After the medication was issued to DCNR employees, naloxone was administered at least seven times, according to Bureau of State Parks officials.

Since November 2014, more than 20,000 people have been revived with naloxone by police officers and EMS providers in Pennsylvania.

DCNR oversees 121 state parks with most having assigned managers and rangers, and 20 state forest districts encompassing more than 2.2 million acres. The Bureau of Forestry currently has 33 full-time and seasonal rangers policing those 2.2 million acres of state forestlands.

Since Governor Wolf first signed a heroin and opioid disaster declaration last January , 16 state agencies have continuously worked to fight the opioid epidemic and have made significant progress to help individuals and families dealing with this crisis. Accomplishments include waiving birth certificate fees for individuals seeking treatment; using federal Medicaid funding in treatment facilities to provide more than 12,000 individuals access to medically necessary treatment; and providing career services to people impacted by the opioid epidemic and plan to return to work.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s response to the opioid crisis and Stop Overdoses in PA Week, visit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website.