Monday, August 5, 2019


Sunday’s high, 83; Overnight low, 52






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St. Marys man jailed for burglary….two Emporium cited for harassing each other….Mansfield resident arrested for growing pot…..Some 30 pot plants seized in Cameron County…..Port Allegany teen driver seriously injured in one vehicle crash Saturday….two women scam victims….

A St. Marys man has been jailed on charges of burglary. State police at Ridgway report  26 year old Anthony Dornish forced his way into a residence on Toby Road Saturday afternoon and grabbed a woman by the throat, slammed her on the floor and prevented her from leaving by holding her down on the couch. Dornish fled the residence before police arrived but he was located Sunday at the Sheetz store in Ridgway by borough police. Dornish was committed to the Elk County Jail after failing to make bail.

Two Emporium women have been cited for harassment following a scuffle last Friday afternoon at 374 Meadow Road in Shippen Township. Evelyn Hooftallen, 43, and Heather Farren, 40, are accused of shoving and pushing each other during an argument.

Mansfield based state police have arrested 20 year old Clint Walker of Charleston Township for drug possession. Troopers claim when they went to 12393 Route 6 Friday afternoon to assist DCNR with a search warrant, they discovered marijuana growing in a back bedroom belonging to Walker and bulk packaged pot along with drug paraphernalia.  A Glock 26 was fund in a safe in Walker’s bedroom. Charges may be filed against a second suspect.

State police at Lewis Run say  they found some 30 suspected marijuana plants growing in a loft of a two-story outbuilding located at 7066 Port/Emporium Road last Thursday afternoon.  The investigation is continuing.

Jason Griese, 37, of Ulysses was arrested Friday by state police at Coudersport for criminal trespass and other offenses. Troopers  claim Griese breached an eviction notice by trespassing at 4341 Fox Hill Road in Ulysses Township early that morning. He is also being charged for failing to have vehicle registration and title and not having a driver’s  license.

A 74 year old Bradford man is being charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. State police at Lewis Run, who did not release the suspect’s name claim he was observed by video camera committing the crimes at the McKean County Rifle Club at 1142 W. Warren Road.

The investigation is continuing into vandalism occurring on Cinder Hill Road in Bingham Township between 3:00 am and 11:00 a, Friday. Culprits damaged a vehicle owned by a Ulysses couple.

An 81 year old Mechanicsburg driver was slightly injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Stewardson Township. State police say 81 year old Donald Shuman’s Honda Civic went off of Pine Hill Road and struck some guard rails on the south side of the road. Shuman declined treatment for minor injuries.

A 17 year Port Allegany driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night in Liberty Township. According to Lewis Run state police, the teen driver told them he had fallen asleep at the wheel of his GMC Sierra at around 6:30 pm. The car went off the road, hit a culvert pipe and came to rest on the passenger side. He was flown to UCMC in Buffalo for treatment of serious injuries.

No injuries were reported for an Eldred woman whose Dodge Ram was sideswiped by a white Chevy Silverado on the Barnum Road Saturday afternoon. The offending pickup damaged the mirror on Debra Kelly’s truck which was parked on the shoulder while headed south. The driver did not stop.

Another hit and run is being investigated by state police at Emporium, An unknown vehicle, while headed east on 4th Street struck a  parked Dodge Ram damaging the driver’s side mirror. The sideswiping occurred at a little after 4:00 pm Friday.

A 65 year old Emporium woman was scammed out of $3100 last week. Criminals gained money from various gift cards by using a phone and computer.

Mansfield based state police are investigating a theft by deception victimizing a 64 year old Mansfield woman. An email, which appeared to be from an old work colleague, asked the victim to purchase two $100 Amazon gift cards at Lowes and they provide the numbers off the back of the card so the colleague could use them for a birthday gift for her niece. The victim took pictures of the backs of the cards to the email address and then was contacted and asked to send two more cars and her accountant would send her a check for all of the cards. At which time, the victim realized it was a scam and did not send any more gift cards