Black Forest Express
Sunday’s high, 40; Overnight low, 18 with accumulated flurries
MON-SUNNY, WINDY, HIGH IN THE MID 40S
MON NIGHT-CLEAR AND CALM, LOW 26
TUE-SUNNY, HIGH 39
WED-SUNNY, HIGH NEAR 60
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Car/deer collisions continue to plague area motorists…..Both drivers hurt in an Elk County collision….Johnsonburg woman arrested after allegedly hitting sleeping husband…Mills resident accused of harassing Ulysses woman….With arrival of spring and increased outdoor activity, police warn people to avoid touching bottles which ay contain very dangerous remnants of meth “cooking.”…….
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A Ceres, NY woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision last Thursday night on Route 44 in Sharon Township. Kelly Plants was going north when a whitetail jumped into her lane from the east berm. Plants was unable to avoid hitting the deerl with her Ford Escape which became disabled after impact.
Another car/deer collision in Potter County was investigated by state police. Troopers explained Shane McInroy of Galeton was going west on Route 6 in Roulette Township, last Sunday afternoon, March 24 when the whitetail ran onto the road in front of his 2011 Subaru Legacy.
Troopers at the Coudersport barracks over the weekend, finally released details about a rear end collision last Tuesday evening on East Second Street in front of Sweden Valley Manor. According to police. Ross Lent of Coudersport did not notice that Hunter Waseman also of Coudersport had stopped to make a left hand turn and allowed his Chevrolet Silverado to run into the back of Waseman’s Chevrolet K1500.Both drivers were using seatbelts as was Jeffery Martin of Roulette who was a passenger in Waseman’s truck.
A Duke Center woman suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle mishap Friday afternoon on theWest Eldred Road in Eldred Township. Jessica Pearce was going north when her Jeep Laredo went off the pavement and traveled some 230 feet before hitting an embankment where it became disabled. Pearce was treated at the scene by Eldred Borough EMS.
Both drivers were hurt in a collision Friday night in Elk County. According to troopers at the Ridgway barracks, The collision occurred when Victor Santiago Soto of State College was going south on Route 219 just past the Lantz Corners intersection and his Jeep Commander fishtailed on the wet road and cross the double yellow line where it collided with a Chevrole4t Suburban driven by Fredrick Maletto of Wilcox. Santiago Soto’s Jeep was hauling a trailer with cargo and came to rest in the northbound lane. Maletto’s truck went into a ditch before stopping. Both men were taken to the St.Marys hospital to be treated for their injuries.
A Johnsonburg woman has been arrested for harassment with physical contact. State police at Ridgway claim 45 year old Tammy Armstrong hit 59 year old James Armstrong iin the face and arms while he was sleeping in a recliner just after 2:00 am Saturday.
Carl Hand, 60 of Mills, has been arrested on a harassment charge. Coudersport based state police allege Hand entered the Thunder Hollow Spiritual Awakenings and Gift Shop on Cinder Hill Road in Bingham Township on the afternoon of March 22 and made unwanted physical contact with 57 year old Vera Gardner of Ulysses.
Both people involved in a fight Saturday night in Shippen Township, Cameron County are facing charges. State police at Emporium say a 25 year old woman and a 22 year old man, both from Emporium assaulted each other during an argument of Songer Lane .
With the weather warming up, more people are getting outside and taking walks and picking up garbage along the roadway .Sweden Township Police Chief Bryan Phelps says some of the garbage people may be picking up could be discarded pop and beer bottles and cans that have been used for making meth.
Components remaining in these can become dormant when discarded and then when picked up, the ingredients mix again and can create toxic fumes or leak through the brittle containers creating safety concerns. Authorities often see these items being returned to local retailers and/or brought into homes creating a larger mess. of bottles and cans that have found along the roadway that were used for making meth. Coolers have been used sometimes and the meth remnants can be extremely volatile. Anyone who sees something like the photos posted on the department’s Facebook page is urged to not touch it and call the police at 911- 24/7. He is also turkey/mushroom hunters or fishermen to be aware and look for these items and call so they can be cleaned up properly.