A loud, lingering locomotive disturbed Daugherty’s dreams, dispatched Dickerson. Prowling paint peelers pry pair in Light laundry larceny. Police pursue parolee, possession of paraphernalia pends. Girl gallivants to grandma. Diner duo detected, detained. Dickerson dispatched, dispatches doomed deer downed by driver.
These were among matters mentioned in the Port Allegany Police Department log covering the week that began Monday, April 18 and ended Sunday, April 24.
At 3:34 p.m. last Monday a juvenile called police about a problem with another juvenile at the Port Allegany Junior-Senior High School. Chief Dave Distrola advised the juvenile to notify the principal.
At 3:50 p.m. Distrola received a tip from a potential witness to the burglary at Mick’s Diner. The subject was advised to return at 5 p.m. and report the information to the oncoming shift.
Officer Adam Dickerson interviewed the witness at 5 and filed charges related to the offense. Jake Tarr, 18, of 310 North Main Street and Allen York, 19, of Rixford were arrested for burglary and related charges. They were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge William Todd and jailed on $30,000 bail.
Last Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Chief Distrola arrested Ashley Carpenter, 23, on a warrant issued by Judge Todd, charging burglary and other offenses. She was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
At 3:40 p.m. he received a complaint of a possible trespass at an apartment in the DeMott Building over China Light restaurant. Apparently someone had entered the building and peeled paint off the wall, and had tried to pry open the change boxes on washers and dryers in the laundry room upstairs.
Officer Tony Tanner assisted a motorist with a vehicle lock-out at the high school parking lot, at 6:10 p.m. He helped another motorist with a similar problem at 4 a.m. Wednesday, at Marks Drive.
After a quiet Wednesday and Thursday, Chief Distrola got a call at 8 a.m. Friday concerning a female juvenile who was refusing to go back home after visiting her grandmother. He spoke with the juvenile and the parent, and they decided to work things out.
At 12:20 p.m. Distrola assisted Pennsylvania State Parole Agent Russ Orner in conducting a check on the residence of a parolee, David Spiker of 28 Main Street. Spiker was not home. The residence check did result in two occupants being suspected of being in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Charges are pending as investigation continues.
At 4 p.m. Officer Tanner received a complaint of suspicious activity at 722 North Main Street. The occupant said he had returned home and found all his window screens open as if someone had been trying to gain entry. However, no damage or entry was reported.
At 6:14 p.m. Tanner got a report that there was a door open at Well House No. 9 on Pearl Street. He secured the building.
Saturday evening at 7:25 p.m. Coudersport-based Pennsylvania State Police asked for assistance in locating a runaway female juvenile. Officer Dickerson found the juvenile at 831 North Main Street and detained her for PSP transport.
Dickerson was dispatched to North Main Street where a deer had been struck by a motor vehicle. The auto was driven from the scene; Dickerson administered the coup de grace to the injured deer.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Officer Kyle Day went to 88 Church Street in connection with a domestic issue between Ron Faulk and Chris Kuntz. Day stood by while Kuntz retrieved his belongings and left.
At 10 p.m. Officer Dickerson received a complaint from Gary Daugherty of Hickory Street that there had been a train engine idling on the tracks near West Mill Street for the past three days, and this had been interrupting his sleep. No outcome of the complaint was noted in the log.