Black Forest Express
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Sunday’s high, 95; low 51; no rain
MON-SOME CLOUDS, THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE, HIGH 87
MON NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 68
TUE-CLOUDY, THEN PARTLY SUNNY, HIGH 79
TUE NIGHT-LOW 60
WED-A FEW AM SHOWERS, HIGH 74
WED NIGHT CLEARING, LOW 53
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Preliminary hearing set for next week for Genesee man accused of shooting elderly relative….NY state man injured by own pistol in Roulette Township….Deer on the move and cause several accident including two with motorcycles…..Items stolen from Elk County cemetery….couple steals several hundred dollars worth of electronic equipment from St.Marys Walmart….Antique rifle stolen from East Smethport home and BB gun f rom McKean County camp….Thieves take electric fencer from Ulysses area…..
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A 21 year old Gemesee man is in the Potter County jail after being arraigned on one count of attempted homicide; two of aggravated assault and one of reckless endangerment. State police at Coudersport over the weekend released the name of the suspect claiming that John Polen IV and 91 year old Turner Polen were arguing at a house located at 221 Corcoran Road in Genesee Township Friday afternoon when the younger man allegedly fired a h9 mm handgun hitting the elderly victim who was taken first by ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and later flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Police have not revealed the victim’s condition nor the family relationship between the men. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for next Monday, June 25, 2018 before District Judge Kari McCleaft.
A 23 old Andover, NY man was treated at Cole UPMC for a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon. According to Sweden Township Police Chief, Bryan Phelps, Dylon Witter had cleaned his FNS-9, 9mm semi-automatic pistol on Friday and failed to fully reassemble it. He and a friend went to the shooting range on Railroad Avenue in Roulette Township Saturday morning to target4 practice and when Witter inserted the clip and racked the slide the gun went off and struck Witter in the hand. He was treated at the hospital and released after being taken there by his friend.
Both elderly drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided last Thursday morning in Benezette Township, Elk County. According to Ridgway based state police, the collision occurred when 77yearold Howard Glessner of Punxsutawney turned left his Toyota Tundra from the Grant Road to Route 555 in front of a Ford Escape driven by Charles Lowe, of Driftwood, also 77.A passenger in Glessner’s truck, Richard Thames also of Punxsutawney also escaped injury.
No injuries were reported for a Towanda, PA driver whose SUV was damaged in a one-vehicle mishap last Tuesday morning on Route 6 in Roulette Township. State police at Coudersport, say Kyra Snook was going west when she hit a dog or coyote. Snook continued for about a quarter of a mile before pulling to the side of the road when she noticed smoke. Her passenger, Leigh Rosenow of Williamsport wasw also unhurt.
Deer are on the run and are having more encounters with vehicles. Daniel Richner of Port Allegany was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center after his Kawasaki Vulcan hit a deer on Route 46 inn Keating Township, McKean County Saturday morning. ATioga County mortorcylist was slightly hurt last Tuesday afternoon when his Harley Davidson Road Glide struck a deer. Harry Mollenkopf III was going east and could not avoid impact. The bike went off the road and laid down before stopppig on the north shoulder. Mollenkopt did not require medical attention.
A Wellsboro woman escaped injury when her car collided with a deer last Wednesday on Route 287 in Delmar Township. Betty Butler was headed north when the white tail ran onto the road in front of Butler’s Subaru Outback.
DUI charges are pending against at 47 year old Shinglehouse woman according to state police at Coudersport. Troopers claim when they responded to a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning on the Ceres Road in Ceres Township, they suspected the woman had been driving under the influence of alcohol and charges are pending lab results.
A 29 year old Port Allegany man is facing DUI charges after his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was pulled over on Route 446 in Eldred Township early Sunday morning by state police from Kane. Charges are also pending lab results.
State police at Coudersport allege 41 year old list Wilkerson of Smethport was driving under the influence of alcohol when they stopped her on East Second Street near Woodsedge Lane in Sweden Township on the night of May 30.
The theft of some items from an Elk County cemetery is being probed by state police at Ridgway. Thieves stole two decorative saddles from headstones in the Holy Rosary Cemetery last Thursday or Friday. One is described as being a Red Rose bud headstone saddles valued at $54.99 and the other is a spr3ing cemetery arrangement headstone saddle valued at $58.99. They belonged to Jonesburg resident Pam Dilulio. Troopers at Ridgway are also looking for a couple who stole $1247,00 worth of electronics from the St. Marys Walmart last Thursday afternoon. The man and woman were seen leaving the parking lot in a green sedan after stealing an Apple Pencil, three 4K Apple Tvs, and two hard drives. And, a Stihl Weed Eater was taken from property along Settlers Crossing Road in Benezette Township Friday afternoon. The Weed Eater was propped up against a tree when two people got out a white vehicle, grabbed it and took off headed east toward Driftwood. Anyone with information about any of those crimes is asked to call state police at 814.77g. 6136.
State police at Kane investigated the theft of an antique gun from an East Smethport home discovered this past Thursday. The gun, owned by a 71 year old East Smethport man was stolen sometime since the first of October of last year. It is a .30-40Krag from the early 1900’s; has a cracked wooden stock and blued barrel in good condition. A pump action BB gun was taken from a camper in Eldred Township between May 19 and this past Friday. The gun, valued at $50 belonged to a N.Collins, NY man.
Unknown thieves walked off with a Solar Pak 6 electric fencer from property on Burt Street in Ulysses owned by Lewis Lampman. The fencer is valued at $218.14 and was stolen on the weekend of June 9.