A car was alleged to have gone crazy, porn was said to have been supplied on a school bus, and there were complaints concerning the alleged passing of several large checks that had the bouncing properties of high grade latex.
These matters were among a number that required the attention of the Port Allegany Police Department in the week that began Monday, June 6 and ended Sunday, June 12.
Last Monday at 11:35 a.m. Chief Dave Distrola received a complaint from Adelbert Thompson concerning two alleged bad checks passed by Richard Swymelar, in the amount of $2,500. Charges were filed.
At 11:55 a.m. Distrola got a complaint of a lost dog. The Volney Street owner later found the wanderer.
At 12:30 p.m. Chief Distrola received a complaint of a stolen bike. A resident of the apartment about the Midtown Bar claimed that the bicycle had been taken from behind the bar. The bicycle is a red and silver Mongoose.
Another bad check complaint was received at 2:45 p.m. In this instance, Adrienne Kelligan was the recipient of an alleged bad check from Swymelar, in the amount of $1,000.
At 3 p.m. last Tuesday Officer Tony Tanner received a complaint of a wallet being taken from the Lost Sock laundry. The owner of the wallet said he had left it at the laundry by mistake, and when he went to retrieve it, it was gone.
An hour later Tanner received a complaint that a juvenile had received “dirty pictures of women” from another juvenile, in the course of a school bus ride.
At 5:50 p.m. Tanner received a complaint from a juvenile concerning a bike that had been taken at the Community Pool. The bike had been wrecked and then thrown into Lillibridge Creek.
On Thursday at 1:45 p.m. Distrola responded to a report of a fight on East Mill Street. At the scene he found Trish Nichols in an allegedly highly intoxicated state and observed that she was fighting with a female juvenile. Charges are pending. The juvenile was taken by ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
At 10:30 a.m. Friday Distrola received a complaint concerning a motor vehicle crash in the Johnston’s Ace parking lot, alleging that a vehicle operated by Frank Albney of Newell Creek Road had struck three parked cars and a building while attempting to back out of a parking spot. Albney’s explanation was, “The car just went crazy.” Damage was minor, and all the vehicles could be driven from the scene.
At 2:15 p.m. Distrola conducted traffic control at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Street, for a disabled tractor-trailer rig. The tractor’s brakes were locked up. Scott Button of Button’s Auto Service freed the brakes.
Officer Adam Dickerson was called by the First National Bank of Port Allegany branch office at 4:30 p.m. in connection with someone having passed a counterfeit $100 bill. Investigation is ongoing.
At 11 p.m. Dickerson responded to the Midtown Bar for a report of a large fight with weapons displayed. When Dickerson got there the alleged combatants had separated. Two males were cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. One of the males was transported by ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for possible alcohol poisoning.
Saturday and Sunday were mercifully quiet.