A custody dispute morphed into criminal complaints, a pot smoking report turned to rubbish, a yard sale operator lacked a permit but got one, a young scholar at Bridgeport Academy broke got his kicks, and the case of the missing pipe flanges seems to have been solved.
Those and other matters kept Port Allegany Police busy during the week that began Monday, May 9 and ended Sunday, May 15.
Last Monday at 11 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola was called to 6 Park Lane Drive for an unwanted person. That person arranged for transportation to Coudersport. (The reporter has no information confirming that the person was wanted in Coudersport.)
At 6:15 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson helped a motorist with a lock-out at 105 Chestnut Street.
Dickerson was dispatched to the Midtown Motel at 6:40 p.m. for a report of juveniles hanging out in the parking lot. The hanger-outers were gone when Dickerson got there, but their identities were disclosed by the management.
At 8:30 p.m. Dickerson was sent back to the Midtown Motel for a report of a man trying to sell perishable goods to the workers who are staying at the motel. The vendor was no longer there when the officer arrived, but the management was told to call the police again if the vendor returns.
Last Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Chief Distrola was dispatched to 309 East Mill Street for a report of a non-permitted yard sale. He contacted the property owner, who rectified the matter.
The Chief helped a motorist with a vehicle lock-out at a North Main Street address.
At 5 p.m. Officer Dickerson was dispatched to the high school parking lot during the track meet because a fight was reported to be going on. The subjects were identified and charges are pending.
Dickerson was called several times about an oversized load that was blocking the intersection of Route 6 with Main Street. When he got there the trucks were gone.
Last Wednesday at 8:20 a.m. Chief Distrola was dispatched to 107 East Mill Street for a parking complaint. The issue was resolved by the persons who had been in disagreement about it.
At 9 a.m. Distrola was contacted by Stacy Yeager of 23 Vine Street about a custody matter. Distrola explained that the police would not intervene unless there was a court order concerning custody. He advised Yeager to contact an attorney or the Office of Domestic Relations.
At 4:10 p.m. Thursday Officer Kyle Day received a complaint of a dog running at large. He was unable to locate it.
Twenty minutes later Day received a complaint of forgery from Kasandra Yeager of 72 Church Street. The complainant alleged that her estranged husband, Stacy Yeager of 23 Vine Street had issued a bad check, forged and received stolen property. Charges have been filed with Magisterial District Judge William Todd.
At 6:30 p.m. Day was dispatched to a residence for what sounded like a domestic incident. He found that there was a mental health crisis occurring and transported a 17-year-old juvenile to Bradford Regional Health Centerís mental health unit.
Day was dispatched to 6 Penny Lane at 11:25 p.m. because of a report called to the station alleging that there was loud music and noise and someone possibly smoking pot, nearby. When Day got there he did not hear any loud music or noise, but he did find that someone was burning rubbish in the adjacent yard.
Friday morning at 8:30 Chief Distrola was called to Bridgeport Academy for a report of property damage. He found that a male juvenile had kicked a door, breaking it. Distrola advised staff to call parents and give an estimate of the damage.
At 10:45 a.m. Distrola was contacted by Wayne Stambaugh of 62 1/2 Katherine Street with some information about the theft of pipe flanges from his yard, a week or so previously. The information was added to that possessed by the investigating officer, Tony Tanner.
At 11:09 p.m. Officer Tony Tanner helped McKean County Children and Youth Services with an issue involving an unruly juvenile.
Saturday afternoon at 2:25 Officer Dickerson was contacted by Stacy Yeager. Dickerson repeated to the complainant the police position that Yeager had been given before, including advice that he consult an attorney.
At 5 p.m. Officer Tanner made contact with a witness to the theft of pipe flanges from 62 1/2 Katherine Street. Tanner was informed that Darren Connolly of Brooklynside had taken the pipe flanges. Tanner attempted to contact Connelly to follow up on the allegations, but was unable to locate him. Investigation continues, and charges may be pending.
At 7:40 p.m. Tanner received a complaint from a neighbor indicating that people at 220 Chestnut Street were burning rubbish. Nothing was recorded concerning the result of the call.
Tanner was dispatched to a housing unit at 11:30 p.m., and found that someone was locked out of his housing unit. Tanner called a McKean County Housing Authority representative, who came and unlocked the apartment.
At 12:29 a.m. Sunday Tanner was dispatched to the intersection of North Main Street and Arnold Avenue where a disabled vehicle had been reported. McKiernanís Towing Service was called.
Sunday at 10 a.m. Officer Day was dispatched to a Katherine Street address because of a report that a 17-year-old female had left the residence between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. She was believed to be with a known Bradford resident. Information was provided to the FBIís National Crime Information Center, and a Be On Look Out alert was issued.
At 4 p.m. Sunday Officer Tanner was dispatched to the Dollar General in connection with a theft that had occurred Friday. Tanner is awaiting video statements. Charges are pending.
At 6:30 p.m. someone turned in an ankle monitor that had been found on Arnold Avenue. It turned out that the monitor belongs to CYS. The agency was contacted and arranged to pick up the monitor on Monday.