Monday September 30, 20109


Black Forest Express

                         Photo By Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 81; Overnight low, 54: .02” rain (overnight)






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Three Bradford residents arrested on meth charges….woman accused of not returning young child to custodial parent apprehended…..Two Tioga County men arrested for two different assault cases…Johnsonburg man accused of violating PFA by email…..

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McKean County District Attorney, Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, reports that, on September 28, 2019, Detectives with the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested three people within the City of Bradford following a delivery of Methamphetamine.  Detectives with the Drug Task Force, acting on a tip, began an investigation into illegal trafficking of Methamphetamine and set up surveillance within the City.  Their investigation resulted in the arrest of JORDAN JOHNSON, WILLIAM DORAN, and CHRISTY CUTLIP all from Bradford. The complaints filed against the three allege that CUTLIP arranged for the sale of Methamphetamine by text message and conspired with JOHNSON and DORAN to deliver approximately .9 grams of Methamphetamine for $40.  Detectives allege that JOHNSON delivered .9 grams of Methamphetamine to another party and received $40 that he, then, handed to DORAN.

Detectives and Officers with the City of Bradford Police were in nearby surveillance and proceeded to take JOHNSON and DORAN into custody.  The complaint alleges JOHNSON was found with an additional bag of suspected methamphetamine with a weight of between 20 and  30 grams.

Detectives charged CUTLIP with Criminal Use of a Communication Facility (Felony 3) and Conspiracy Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Felony).

Detectives charged JOHNSON with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (approx. .9 grams of methamphetamine) (Felony); Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (between 20 and 30 grams of methamphetamine) (Felony); 2 counts Conspiracy Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver (co-conspirators CUTLIP and DORAN) (Felonies); Criminal Use of a Communication Device (Felony 3); Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor); and Possession of Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor).

Detectives charged DORAN with Conspiracy Delivery/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony) and Conspiracy Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor).

All three were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone who set bail for JOHNSON and DORAN to $50,000 cash and no bail on CUTLIP.  All three were remanded to the McKean County Jail

These arrests were the result of a tip into the distribution of Methamphetamine.  Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug- dangerous not only to the user but to those close to the manufacturing location as it is highly explosive and unstable during the manufacturing process.  Anyone who suspects illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District Attorney’s Office by calling (814)887-3312 or email:

Troopers at Lewis Run report that a Kane woman wanted for failing to return a child to her custodial parent has been apprehended. Authorities explain 25 year old Paul McMahon of Kane is the biological father of two year old Maggie Grace McMahon and has been awarded legal custody of the youngster. The child was taken from McMahon’s home on August 1, 2019 by her mother Faith Marvin and she did not return the two year old to her father .Authorities believe Marvin left the area with her boyfriend who has yet to be located. Marvin was picked up on a felony warrant.

Mark Pequignot, 45 of Blossburg, has been arrested by state police for harassment. Troopers allege Pequignot assaulted 72 Edward Burgason also of Blossburg during a disagreement Saturday afternoon a 1169 South Main Street in Richmond Township.

Troopers at Mansfield have also charged 46  year old Chad Wilson of Tioga PA punched 35 year old Joseph Heck in Blain, PA in the nose Saturday afternoon during an argument on School Road at Hillview Lane Lawrence Township.

Ridgway based state police have arrested a 21 year old Johnsonburg man for violating a Protection from Abuse order last Thursday by emailing a 22 year old St. Marys woman. The suspect’s name was not released but he was committed to the Elk County Jail after being arraigned before District Judge Martin.

A St. Marys driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to state police at Emporium, Timothy Eckert fell asleep at the wheel of his Pontiac Torrent while going east on Route 120 at around 5:00 pm. The SUV went off the road, traveled into the woods, and hit a ditch on the edge of a creek.

Troopers at Emporium report Jonathon Shroyer  of Bradford was speeding when his Chevrolet Monte Carlo went off the road on a left hand curve in Sylvan Heights and hit a mailbox on Huckleberry Hollow Saturday night and hit a traffic sign then left the scene. An investigation allegedly revealed Shroyer was the driver.

An Elizabethtown truck driver escaped injury when his Volvo D13 caught fire early Friday morning in Covington Township, Tioga County. State police say Bryan Fettro doused the engine flames with a fire extinguisher after bringing the rig to a controlled stop on the west berm of Route 15.