In the following week, from Monday, December 27, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, police were called upon to look into an instance of ID theft, several dog-related matters, some seemingly anti-social networking, a car owner getting that deflated feeling, and a report of un-neighborly rifle brandishing by one Main Street resident toward a neighbor and the neighbor’s cousin.
Last Monday Officer Dickerson fielded an ID theft complaint, when Tim Tankersley called at 4 p.m. and reported that it appeared that someone had obtained a credit card in Tankersley’s name and charged $695.99 on it, in Canada. Dickerson advised Tankersley to contact the credit card company.
Last Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Chief Distrola received a complaint concerning a barking dog at 108 Catherine Street. He spoke with the owner of the dogs and told her the neighbors were complaining. He also informed her of the borough ordinance concerning barking dogs. The owner was not cited.
At 12:30 p.m. Distrola was called concerning a property issue at 72 Katherine Street. Once there he found that Sean Filey was moving his belongings from the garage behind the house. There was no violation of law, and no police action indicated.
An hour later there was a complaint by Beth Brookens that a dog was running at large on Harrison Street. The roving dog was said to belong to Shelly Carpenter. Distrola contacted the owner and advised him that the dog should be confined to the owner’s property or on a leash, or next time there would be a citation.
Last Thursday just before midnight, Officer Tanner received a call of harassment from Bobbi Jo Saltsman. She said that Jason Daugherty had been threatening and slandering her on Facebook. Tanner advised her to change the settings on her Facebook account and avoid social networking contact with Daugherty.
Last Friday at 1 p.m. Robert “Lippy” Lathrop of 92 Volney Street complained that someone had let the air out of his tires. He requested extra patrols near his house.
At 9:33 p.m. Officer Tanner helped ambulance personnel with a fall victim at Mick’s Diner.
Sunday afternoon at 5:40 p.m. Officer Dickerson was dispatched to 18 Main Street, where a man was said to be brandishing a rifle. Vincent Floyd of 18 Main Street said Jarred Nellis of 24 Main Street was pointing a rifle at him and his cousin, Dyron Johnson. No charges were placed pending further investigation.