Cold weather caused youthful night-owls to chill out and comply with the curfew ordinance, in the week that began Monday, January 24 and ended Sunday, January 30. But when the Port Allegany Police had a property damage incident to investigate, it was a doozy.


That was the one at 1:15 p.m. last Monday when Chief Dave Distrola went to Glass Place Drive in connection with a water line damage incident.


According to the police report based on investigation, Kenneth W. Gravatt III of New Jersey, operating a JD Delivery Service Truck out of Oklahoma, had been unable to maneuver the truck through the gate, and had removed the temporary barriers surrounding a main water line valve. The truck passed over the valve and broke it. This caused an estimated $2,500 in damage.


Gravatt was delivering a transformer to Saint-Gobain Containers (Verallia). The water line was one that had been repaired recently by the borough.


Earlier Monday afternoon Distrola was contacted by Dean Abel of 84 Church Street, who said a Christopher Hackett was making unwanted phone calls to the residence. It seemed that Hackett was trying to reach someone who no longer lived at that address. Distrola told Abel he should tell Hackett that the matter had been reported to the police, and not to call anymore.


At 6:48 p.m. last Tuesday Officer Adam Dickerson went to Sheetz in response to a report of a retail theft by a juvenile. Dickerson found the juvenile at his residence. Charges will be filed against him.


Last Wednesday at 3 p.m. Dickerson served a bench warrant on William “Bud” Poorman, who was transported to McKean County Jail.


At 7 p.m. Dickerson received a call about a theft that was said to have occurred on Hugh Street. According to the information provided,  two iPods were taken within the last week. Information from Coudersport-based Pennsylvania State Police was that two female juveniles are suspects in the theft. Investigation continues.


Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Chief Distrola received a call reporting a theft of medication from a Katherine Street residence. The matter is under investigation.