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POLICE REPORT:  HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS IN THE NORTHLAND

 


The police report is compiled and written by Martha 'Marti' Knight


Week of:  August 18, 2011

A check nearly a year old was presented and bounced once, then went through. Someone who had bought a truck allegedly failed to make payments on it. The car stereo seemed to be working, maybe too well, when juvenile shade tree mechanics were working on it at night. Someone apparently “feeling no pain” took 20 Excedrins.

Those were among the matters Port Allegany Police were called to deal with, in the week that began Monday, August 11 and ended Sunday, August 14.

Last Monday at 9 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola received a complaint alleging that Mick Caulkins had threatened Darcy Knapp in connection with a truck Knapp had purchased from Caulkins but has not paid for. However, no threat of bodily harm was made, inasmuch as what Caulkins is reported to have said was “I will find you.” No charges were placed.

At 7:30 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson received a complaint from Lisa Caldwell alleging that her son, Chris Caldwell, had taken a check from her and used it to pay for a purchase in the amount of $55 at Sheetz. Investigation continues; charges may be pending.

Then at 9:30 p.m. Melinda Herzog complained that Katie Marshall was texting her and making threats. Dickerson spoke to both parties and advised them to stop texting each other if they want to avoid being charged.

Half an hour later Officer Dickerson responded to a report of a possible trespass or burglary at 301 East Mill Street. Alicia Treat said she was in the back yard and saw someone going through her house. Dickerson was unable to locate the alleged malefactor in the area.

Last Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Officer Kyle Day responded to a complaint of loud music coming from 89 Katherine Street. Day spoke with juveniles who were working on a car stereo, and advised them to turn the music off.

Shortly after noon Thursday Chief Distrola went to the Dollar General parking lot to check out a motor vehicle crash. A sedan had rear-ended a pick-up truck, causing minor damage. The operators were told that the incident was non-reportable, and advised to exchange insurance information.

Friday at 1 p.m. Distrola received a bad check complaint. Robert Granger of Olean. N.Y. was said to have received a $1,814 check from Mick Caulkins last September, and now the check had been returned for insufficient funds. The complainant went to the Pierce Federal Credit Union, where the check was honored. No charges were filed.

At 10:48 p.m. Dickerson responded to 92 Volney Street when the resident left the house and found someone in his car. The subject was said to have run into the woods. Dickerson did not find the person.

At 1:10 a.m. Saturday Dickerson arrested Mark Gustafson of 92 Church Street for DUI. Details of the incident are incomplete and charges are pending.

At 1:35 a.m. Sunday Officer Dickerson responded to a Liberty Lane location for a reported overdose. A female adult was said to have ingested alcohol, and then taken 20 Excedrin pills. She was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center by ambulance.