A gun was lost, CYS was searched, meds may have been stolen, a woman was said to have yelled at a guy on Catlin Avenue, there was another custody issue, and an officer spooked a bear.
Those were some of the matters that the Port Allegany Police Department dealt with in the week that began Monday, May 16 and ended Sunday, May 22.
Last Monday at 2 p.m. Chief Dave Distrola arrested a juvenile, age 16, on a Cattaraugus County, N.Y. warrant. The sheriff picked her up at the station. The circumstances are unknown.
At 3 p.m. Officer Tony Tanner helped a Harrison Street resident by identifying the owner of a vehicle that was blocking access to his garage. The owner was asked to move the vehicle.
At 3:15 p.m. someone complained that a vehicle was parked on a Church Street sidewalk. Tanner cited the vehicle owner.
The next problem, at 3:30 a.m., was a bear. Literally. Tanner frightened it and it fled into the woods.
Last Tuesday at 1 p.m. Distrola received a complaint of a possible theft of medications. The complainant decided to try to catch the thief by taking surveillance measures and counting the medications.
At 1:25 p.m. there was a kerfluffle over property in the Schott law office parking lot. The matter was resolved at the scene and the disputants left.
At 2:20 p.m. Distrola received a complaint of a theft from a vehicle at Medbury Manor. The complainant said that someone had removed two debit cards from a purse that was in her car.
At 6:30 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson arrested Joshua Carlson on a warrant. Dickerson did not report what was charged in the warrant. Carlson was taken to the McKean County Jail.
At 8 p.m. Dickerson was contacted about a custody issue between Ashley Stahlman and Ken Mantz. Dickerson advised Stahlman to contact an attorney.
Last Wednesday at 10:50 a.m. an Elm Street resident told Chief Distrola that he had found some money on the street. Keith McKearick reported the find in case someone calls to report having lost that sum.
At 8:30 p.m. Officer Dickerson received a complaint of a violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order. Because the incident was alleged to have occurred on Brooklynside, the complainant was advised to contact Pennsylvania State Police.
Half an hour later Dickerson got a complaint about a barking dog on Volney Street. He did not locate the noisy dog.
Shortly after noon Thursday Chief Distrola executed a search warrant at McKean County Children and Youth Services related to some property that was seized from a runaway female juvenile.
Friday at 3 p.m. Chief Distrola received a report of a lost loaded .22 caliber Magnum Derringer. The owner, Henry Knies of Comes Creek Road, reported that he had lost the item the previous day and that he had been at various stores in town. Anyone seeing the gun is asked to contact local police.
At 8 p.m. Officer Terry Fuqua received a complaint of a male and a female arguing on Catlin Avenue. Fuqua made contact with Corey Cottrel of Brooklynside. Cottrel said a woman had stopped and started yelling at him, something about him not looking at her nine-year-old daughter again. Fuqua was unable to locate the woman.
Saturday at 4 p.m. Officer Tanner helped a motorist with a vehicle lock-out on West Mill Street.
Sunday morning at 10 Officer Kyle Day got a report of a missing Black Lab owned by Shelly Smithmyer of 63 Church Street. The dog is described as “older.” with some white markings.
At 3:12 p.m. Day went to the Port Motel in response to a report of a mental health issue. A man said that his adult son had made comments about hurting himself. The report was deemed unfounded and was “cleared.”
At 12:40 a.m. Monday Officer Tanner got a complaint of a barking dog on Volney Street. He did not find the source of the barking.
Day received a complaint at 2:37 a.m. that there had been a possible burglary at 525 West Mill Street. Janelle Kelley said she had returned home and found her front door unlocked and window screens opened. She said a number of items were out of place but she was not sure whether anything was missing.