A vigorous argument, a forbidden U-turn, a break-in at Fink Law Office, and a dog fatality were among matters dealt with by Port Allegany Police in the week that began Monday, March 28 and ended Sunday, April 3.
Last Monday morning Officer Kyle Day went to the scene of a motor vehicle crash at 8:47. Jessica Gustin of Eldred is alleged to have made a U-turn in her 2008 Chevy Trailblazer at the intersection of Pearl Street with West Maple Street, and in so doing struck a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Michael Torpey of Port Allegany, forcing the Jeep into a utility pole. There were no injuries reported. Both vehicles were towed by McKiernan’s Towing Service. Gustin was cited for limitations on turning around.
Officer Tony Tanner was dispatched to the Arby’s parking lot at 5:46 p.m., where Josh Lupton and Colt Ayers were engaged in an argument. The disputants were ordered to disperse and leave the parking lot.
Last Tuesday at 10 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola helped a motorist who had become locked out of her vehicle while at the car wash.
At 5:43 p.m. Officer Tanner was dispatched to 62 1/2 Katherine Street where Wayne Stambaugh reported someone had stolen pipe flanges from his yard. Stambaugh said he used the flanges for weight in the back of his truck. The flanges were said to weigh 200 pounds.
Tanner was sent to Sheetz at 10:19 p.m. where there was a fire near the gas pumps. It was reported that a customer had placed some napkins on an unknown spilled liquid and the napkins caught fire. It was not clear whether this was an intentional act or an accident. Investigation is ongoing.
Friday at 11 a.m. Distrola was dispatched to Fink Law Office at 219 Main Street for a reported burglary. A side door had been pried open and a known amount of cash was missing. The break-in had happened the night before.
At 3 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson was dispatched to a Main Street address where a dog was reported to have been struck by a vehicle. The dog had been killed. Later the owner called the police and was informed of the dog’s death.
Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. Officer Dickerson was dispatched to a Route 155 North location for a motor vehicle crash, and stood by at the scene until Pennsylvania State Police arrived.
The week ended on a quiet note.