They say change is good, and a mystery visitor at 24 North Main Street seems to have thought so; but his absent host considered it a doggone shame.


A liberated dog unleashed the full force of the law on its owner. Patrolman Tanner sang Cattle Call to Darcy Knapp—but it wasn’t a hit, or at least the cows weren’t.


Those were some of the matters on the Port Allegany Police Department log covering the week that began Monday, November 15 and ended Sunday, November 21.


Shortly after midnight last Tuesday Patrolman Adam Dickerson received a complaint concerning unwanted text messages Katrina Bradford of 92 Volney Street was receiving from her ex-boyfriend, Mike Rethmel of Smethport. Pennsylvania State Police contacted Rethmel and advised him to discontinue texting Bradford.


Last Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. Patrolman Terry Fuqua went to 124 1/2 East Mill Street to check out a report of a domestic incident between Shannon York and Byron York. It turned out that the two had been arguing.  Shannon York voluntarily left the residence to stay with a relative. There were no charges.


Last Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. Patrolman Tony Tanner received a parking complaint and went to the Arnold Avenue-Willow Street intersection to check it out. He contacted the owner of the vehicle, who promptly moved it.


Fifteen minutes later Tanner was told that a prescription drug, Hydrocodone, had been removed from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked at the owner’s 608 North Main Street residence. The theft was said to have occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The matter is under investigation.


Last Wednesday night at 10:50 p.m. Tanner was notified that a female juvenile had failed to return to her East Mill Street home. Tanner located her at a friend’s house. After discussion with the parents the juvenile was allowed to spend the night with her friend.


At 12:30 p.m. Thursday Chief Distrola was notified of a fox in the garage at 306 Harrison Street. The fox had left when Distrola got there. The Game Commission was notified.


Distrola was informed at 1:26 p.m. that a Vo-Tech School student had struck another student. Charges are pending.


Carol Daugherty of 311 North Main Street was cited for a leash law violation. Tanner issued the citation at 6:30 p.m. Friday, based on an incident that had happened the previous night.


At 12:02 a.m. Saturday Tanner cited Joey Doland, 20, of Glen Campbell, Indiana County, for open alcoholic beverage and underage possession, after he was discovered in the Sheetz parking lot with an open bottle of beer. He was released in the custody of a friend.


At 12:36 a.m. Tanner found cows in the roadway on Route 155 north. The bovines were found to belong to Darcy Knapp, who was contacted and corralled them.


Shortly after noon Saturday Tanner received a complaint of a burglary at 24 North Main Street. The occupant, Jared Nellis, said he had come home and found his dog outside and the front door open. Nellis said a jar of change was missing from the apartment. Investigation continues.


At 3:10 a.m. Sunday Tanner assisted with an incident in which a motor vehicle was in the roadway on Route 155 south. Tanner stood by until PSP arrived. The persons in the vehicle were intoxicated and had passed out. The PSP officer did not provide any further information.