Monday, February 11, 2019

Black Forest Express

Sunday’s high, 29; Overnight low, 24; 1.25” of snow







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Suspected drug dealer accused of trying to buy gun from Potter County ,,,Amazon package stolen from Port Allegany area mailbox….downstate teem accused of trying to steal $45,000 worth of earth moving equipment from McKean County…Gun stolen a couple ;of years ago in Emporium was recovered during police investigation….Icy roads blamed for Tioga County crashes…..Pediatric cancer prevention efforts underway in PA senate…..

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A suspected drug dealer  has been arrested for illegally trying to buy a gun last fall. State police allege Zackary Snyder of Roulette and Port Allegany tried to buy a gun at Perry’s Sport Shop in Austin on October 13, 2018. Snyder was arrested this past December 15 in Roulette following a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 6 and Fishing Creek road which led  police to Snyder and a “on-pot” methamphetamine operation at the Bisher  residence on River Street in Roulette. According to Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, police found three shot guns in the house and the ingredients for “cooking” meth. Authorities found that plans were being made to make the drug that very evening. Since cooking  “meth” can cause an explosion, State Police experts were called in to secure the house. Snyder was taken into custody and committed to the Potter County Jail in lieu of bail. He was arrested in 2018 on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of drugs with intentions of delivering and criminal use of a cell phone. To hear our complete interview with DA Watson, visit our website and click on the “Black Forest Trails” button.

The theft of an Amazon package from a Liberty Township mailbox on February 4 remains under investigation by state police at Kane. The box contained Kirkland Walnuts valued at $20..62 and belonged to a 66 Port Allegany woman.

A 17 year old New Castle boy has been arrested for attempted theft by Kane based state police. Troopers allege the teen tried to steal a trailer on Route 6 in Wetmore Township  containing a Volvo FC35C Excavator and three loading buckets from Kane Lawn and Garden Care owned by David Conklin of Kane. The equipment is valued at $45,000.

A gun that was stolen a couple of years ago, has been recovered by police investigating another crime in Emporium last Tuesday. State police report the Ruger  pistol was stolen sometime after February 5, 2017 from the  home of a 36 year old Emporium man.

Harassment charges are being filed against a 26 year old Bradford man. State police say the suspect, whose name they did not release, made harassing phone calls to a 19 yea r old Smethport woman Saturday night.

Both Shinglehouse drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided Saturday morning in Sharon Township, Potter County. According to Coudersport based state police, A Ford Ranger driven by Alan Dickerson tried to make a right hand curve from the Dug Road onto Sunnyside Road bumped the front bumper on a Suzuki Grand Vitara driven by Judy Laties. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

Ice patches contributed to  three non-injury  accidents in Tioga County on Saturday. Police say  18 Emily Ebbert  of Montoursville was speeding at around 7:30 am when her Mitsubishi Lancer wento onto the median and struck some guide wires. The car traveled onto the south bound lane before the wires pulled it back on the median where it collided with a second set of guard rails. A couple of hours later, Katelyn Barrett was driving a Ford F-150 on the Arnot Road in Bloss Township which slid off the pavement and hit a tree. About 10 hours later, a Trout Run man escaped injury when his Chevrolet Colorado skidded after hitting some ice on Route 287 in Morris Township.  Eric Brown tried to correct the truck’s path but it went off the west side of the road, hit an embankment and rolled over.

An elderly Wellsboro man also escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident last Thursday afternoon in Charleston Township. According to Mansfield-based state police, 79 year old Donald West swerved his Subaru Outback on the Shumway Road to avoid an animal. The car became disabled after it  went air born over a small ditch and made contact with some small trees and bushes and then a larger tree.

Minor injuries were reported for a Johnsonburg woman after her car hit a parked car on Dagus Mines Road Friday morning.  Kelsey Gardner’s Ford Fusion went  off the road, traveled up a private drive and collided with a parked Dodge Caliber.  The impact sent the Dodge into a house located at 218 Dagus Mines Road. Gardner was taken to the hospital by private car.

Vandals damaged the front passenger side window  on a 2015 Dodge Ram  2500 while it was parked on the Mount Zion Road in Jay Township, Elk County late Saturday night. The truck is owned by a 53 year old Central City, PA man. Damaged has been estimated to be $500.