Domestic violence, threatened suicide and Bridgeport Academy student misbehavior and dog problems were among matters that required response by Port Allegany Police in the week that began Monday, February 14 and ended Sunday, February 20.
At 9:30 a.m. last Monday, Officer Kyle Day was dispatched to the Port Motel for a suicide threat by an adult female. She was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center and admitted to the mental health unit.
Officer Adam Dickerson was dispatched to 115 Benton Avenue at 11:30 p.m. because of a report of a domestic disturbance. Once there he was told that Lawrence R. Rahr, 45, had attempted to strike his wife, Leigh Rahr, 37, with an automobile. Lawrence Rahr was alleged to have followed his wife into the dwelling and banged her head against a wall twice. Lawrence Rahr was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was arrested, arraigned and remanded to McKean County Jail.
Last Tuesday Officer Dan Dzubak assisted a motorist at Sheetz with a vehicle lock-out, at 8:10 a.m.
Last Wednesday at 7 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola received a complaint of possible harassment at 33 Park Lane. Tiffany Rolfe reported that she had received an unwanted text message from her ex-boyfriend, David Roberts, who had left the residence Valentine’s Day. Later Roberts was alleged to have become upset because Chris Caldwell, father of Rolfe’s four-month-old, had stayed at the residence overnight. Rolfe alleged that Roberts was at the residence, and that he had texted her while she was sleeping. Distrola was unable to locate Roberts.
At 7:36 a.m. there was a complaint by Jim Russell, who said his daughter had been bitten by a dog at 220 Catlin Avenue. The incident was reported to the state dog warden. The report stated that the injury was a minor puncture wound, and that the dog had current immunization.
At 2 p.m. Distrola received a complaint that there was a skunk in the field behind the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Mill Street. He referred the caller and the call to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Last Wednesday at 3:47 p.m. Officer Tony Tanner received a call about a motorist speeding on Arnold Avenue. Tanner made contact with the operator, who is a juvenile, and gave him a stern warning.
Thursday there were two unrelated incidents at Bridgeport Academy. The first was received by Distrola at 9 a.m., when it was reported that a student was unruly and threatening to leave school. Chief Distrola spoke with the student.
At 2 p.m. a juvenile was reported to be harassing another student at Bridgeport Academy, and to have punched or struck him. No charges were filed.
Friday at 10:51 a.m. Distrola was dispatched to 58 Katherine Street where a dog had become entrapped when its chain had become snagged on a deck post by the property owner’s pool. Distrola dislodged the chain. He discovered that the dog belongs to a Church Street resident named Smithmyer. Smithmyer was not cited under the dog ordinance because the animal had broken its chain.
A driver’s license was found in the parking lot of Christa Schott’s law office off Maple Street. The license belongs to Presley Dawn Caton of Emporium.
Saturday at 11 a.m. Officer Day helped a motorist with a vehicle lock-out at the Mid-Town Motel.
Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Day was dispatched to 831 North Main Street for a report of trespass. Vance Surra said that Logan Segan had entered Surra’s apartment to obtain a phone number. However, Surra did not want charges filed.
Sunday afternoon there was a report at 5:30 p.m. concerning a suspicious person having tried to follow a 14-year-old girl home. Linda Atwater told Officer Dickerson that an unidentified man had approached her daughter and attempted to follow her. Investigation continues.
At 2:10 a.m. Monday, Dickerson received a complaint of a barking dog on Katherine Street. Dickerson was unable to locate the noisy canine.