Maybe it was the Old Home Week effect. Most Port Allegany residents were law abiding and living in peace with one another during the week that began Monday, July 25 and ended Sunday, July 31. Still, the Port Allegany Police Departmentís activity log shows several items besides routine patrols.
Last Monday at 1:45 p.m. Chief Dave Distrola was notified that there was a tree limb down on Broad Street. No lines were damaged. The borough crew took care of the matter.
At 11:05 p.m. last Tuesday Officer Tony Tanner arrested Michael Meacham and charged him with DUI. Meacham had driven one way on the one-way portion of Maple Street, but it was the wrong way; then Meacham had turned left onto Church Street.
Thursday morning at 10 Distrola was dispatched to Main Street for traffic control after a Duffy dump truck had lost part of its load of rocks en route from Mill Street to Maple Street. Traffic was stopped for about an hour while the borough crew helped clean up the spilled cargo. The partial loss of the load was attributed to the lift gate not having been secured properly. The operator was cited for failing to secure the load.
At 7:25 p.m. Officer Tanner was dispatched to 436 East Mill Street for a report of a domestic incident. Jeremy Earle reported that his girlfriend Stephanie Nelson had punched him in the course of an argument, then left. Earle said he did not want to file charges but wanted Nelson to stay away while he packed his belongings to leave.
Tanner was dispatched to Church Street at Mill Street for a report of a two-car crash. It turned out that the crash was non-reportable. Tanner advised the operators to exchange information and contact their insurance carriers.
Friday morning at 11 Chief Distrola was dispatched to 70 Pearl Street for a report of criminal mischief. Allegedly an unknown person had thrown food items onto a chair and a grill on the porch at that location. Also, three vehicles parked in front of the residence had been damaged, with the trunk of a white sedan having been dented, and the roof of a red sedan dented, and a vulgar words scratched into the paint of a green Jeep. Investigation continues.
At 9:22 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson was dispatched to the 70 Pearl Street address, where resident Londa Baker reported that she had been approached by Amber Stuckey of Penny Lane and a verbal argument had ensued. No charges were filed at that time.
Dickerson went to Edison Bates Drive because of several reports concerning an allegedly suicidal person. The subject was found and was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center by family members.
Saturday at 12:45 p.m. Officer Kyle Day was dispatched to 228 East Maple Street because of a reported threat of suicide. A mental health professional was contacted, and came to the scene.
Sunday evening at 11 Dickerson was dispatched to 70 Pearl Street because it was reported that the resident was receiving repeated hang-up calls. It was believed that the incidents were connected to the Friday incidents.