A probationer came out of the closet, a dog observed the curfew but two juveniles did not, and a Roulette resident was charged in connection with someone else’s bank savings book. These were some of the matters that occupied Port Allegany Police attention in the week that began Monday, May 23 and ended Sunday, May 29.
At 10:30 a.m. last Monday Chief Dave Distrola received a complaint concerning a forged check being cashed at First National Bank. Investigation was ongoing.
At 3:45 p.m. there was another report concerning a dog that had been barking at night in the Volney Street area the previous week. Distrola said that the matter would be referred to the officer who was about to come on duty.
Officer Tony Tanner followed up on the barking dog complaint at 4:30 p.m. Owners of the dog thought to have been making all that racket said it must be a stray dog that people had been hearing—their own dog has a 9 p.m. curfew.
At 11:40 p.m. Tanner received a complaint of a bank savings book being missing from the 63 Church Street residence of the complainant, Travis Smithmyer.
Last Tuesday morning Distrola helped a motorist with a vehicle lock-out at Sheetz.
At 3:30 p.m. Distrola arrested Brian Carr, 18, of 79 North Street, Roulette, for possession of stolen property, at the First National Bank branch office. Car allegedly was attempting to make a cash withdrawal using Travis Smithmyer’s savings account book. Carr was transported to the police station for further processing.
Officer Tanner continued processing Carr’s arrest on charges of burglary as a first degree felony, forgery as a third degree felony, criminal trespass as a third degree felony, theft by unlawful taking as a second degree misdemeanor, and receiving stolen property as a second degree misdemeanor. The charges were based on Carr’s allegedly having entered the residence of Travis Smithmyer and removed a savings book, then attempting to make a cash withdrawal by presenting the savings book at the branch office of the First National Bank.
At 8:35 p.m. Tanner was dispatched to 89 Katherine Street for a report of loud music emanating from a vehicle parked at that address. Tanner instructed the owner of the vehicle to turn it down, and also told him to refrain from using vulgar language.
Five minutes later Officer Tanner received a complaint that a silver Mitsubishi was speeding down Katherine Street. He made contact with the operator, who was found to be a juvenile, and told him that any further violations may result in a citation being issued.
At 9 p.m. Tanner received a report that harassing text messages were being sent to a New York state resident by a local person. Tanner tried to locate Kelly Button at 510 North Main Street, but without success.
Last Thursday at 2:45 p.m. Officer Kyle Day arrested Zachary Snyder and Dustin Mahon on Potter County bench warrants. The basis of the warrants was not stated. When he was arrested, Mahon allegedly possessed marijuana and a pipe, and he was charged with offenses related to those items.
At 3 p.m. Officer Dickerson received a report that there was a suicidal person at a Harrison Street address. The person was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center by family members.
Young children were said to be playing outside without adult supervision, in an 8:40 p.m. report to police. A mother at the North Main Street address was advised to take care of the children, and McKean County Children and Youth Services was notified. The agency indicated that they would follow up the next day.
Friday morning at 10:40 Officer Day was dispatched to 35 Church Street for a report of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk. The officer issued a Pennsylvania Commonwealth traffic ticket to Patricia Thompson of 36 Church street, charging parking on the sidewalk.
At 9 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson received information that a person who was being sought by McKean County Probation was hiding in a closet at 211 East Mill Street. Dickerson contacted probation and recovered the male subject they were seeking.
At 10:20 p.m. it was reported that a dog was running loose in the North Main Street area. Dickerson told the owners to keep the dog home or they would be cited.
Saturday at 12:14 p.m. Officer Day got a complaint concerning possible trespass at 49 Railroad Avenue. He told the alleged trespasser and the complainant to refrain from going into each other’s yards.
At 11:48 p.m. Dickerson helped the Smethport Police Department with apprehension of a felony fugitive. No further information was provided.
Officer Day picked up two stray dogs in the 421 East Arnold Avenue at 2:35 p.m. Indications were that the dogs were picked up by their owner, later.
At 12:30 a.m. Monday Officer Tanner discovered two male juveniles out after curfew. They were transported to the police station and released to their parents.