The Port Allegany Police Department had a relatively quiet week, from Monday, February 17 through Sunday, February 13. One officer and a fire department volunteer did achieve something many parents have wished they could do: they uncuffed a child.


Last Monday at 11:50 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola received a call concerning an alleged assault that had happened the previous night at a North Main Street address. A couple consisting of a 17-year-old male and his 18-year-old girlfriend had been involved in some sort of altercation. Charges are pending.


At 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday Officer Adam Dickerson went checked out a motor vehicle crash which had occurred in the post office parking lot. A motorist had hit the mailboxes outside the post office, knocking one of them over and damaging the other. The car was severely damaged as well. Charges are pending.


There was a report of a dog running loose on Broad Street Thursday at 2:10 p.m. Distrola went to the address, and the dog tried to attack him. He pepper sprayed the dog to ward it off; it fled. Distrola notified the dog warden.


Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Officer Kyle Day was called to free a child from the handcuffs she had attached to her own ankle. The cuffs had become jammed and could not be unlocked, so the fire department was notified, and a fire department member cut the cuffs off.