Icy roads were the cause of a number of incidents that Port Allegany Police attended to in the week that began Monday, December 6 and ended Sunday, December 12. Also, there were a few of the relationship crises that seem to result in calls to the police department, and a customer and vehicle were trapped inside a car wash.


At 2:10 p.m. last Tuesday Chief Dave Distrola was dispatched to the corner of Main Street and Mill Street where Richard A. Ambrose of Maryland had slid his white Chevy Tahoe into a traffic light pole. Ambrose had been traveling south on Main Street and was trying to turn right onto West Mill Street when he slid through the intersection and struck a curb, then the pole. The vehicle was damaged; Ambrose was okay. No citation was issued.


At 7:30 p.m. Officer Tony Tanner went to 215 Keating Avenue in response to a report of property damage to a lawn. The resident found tire tracks in her front yard. Investigation revealed that Katrina Bradford of 92 Volney was alleged to have skidded off the roadway and become stuck in the yard. Tanner provided the relevant information to the complainant.


A 911 hang-up at 11:24 p.m. brought Tanner to a North Main Street address, where he found a mother and daughter arguing. It appeared that the daughter had been cutting herself, so Tanner referred the subjects to a source of mental health evaluation and treatment. 


Last Wednesday at 2:35 p.m. Distrola received a report from Port Allegany Junior-Senior principal Marc Budd concerning two female students who had been caught trying to sell prescription drugs to other students. Both were charged. Investigation continues.


At 6 p.m. Officer Kyle Day assisted a motorist with a disabled vehicle at that Main Street-Mill Street intersection and conducted traffic control until a tow service arrived and removed the vehicle. 

At 9 p.m. Day helped a motorist whose vehicle was trapped in the automatic car wash on Main Street. A door was frozen. The car wash owner was summoned and got the frozen exit door thawed so the customer could leave.


At 11:30 p.m. Officer Day went to the intersection of Max Roys Drive with Laurel Lane, in response to a report of damage to mail boxes by a vehicle. According to the incident description, Joseph Haskins of 722 North Main Street was driving a 2002 black Chevy Cavalier down Max Roys Drive when it slid off the roadway and struck and damaged the mail boxes. Haskins provided his information and was advised to contact the postmaster in the morning. Haskins did so. The vehicle sustained minor damage but could be driven. Haskins was not cited.


At 8:45 a.m. Friday Chief Distrola received a complaint concerning a bad check at the borough office. The complainant was referred to Magisterial District Judge William Todd’s office, where he could file a complaint.


At 3:30 p.m. Officer Adam Dickerson went to the scene of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad Street and Pine Street. He found that it was a non-reportable incident and told the drivers to exchange insurance information. Dickerson did not include details in the log, but noted that Judy K. Leschner was driving a 2005 Dodge sedan and Norman Huey was driving a 2009 Pontiac station wagon.


A report of a domestic dispute at 2:30 a.m. Saturday sent Dickerson to an East Mill Street address. One party had a bloody nose but refused treatment and did not want charges filed. 


Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Officer Day received a report of a dog running loose in the Jubilee parking lot. When he got there the dog was nowhere to be found. The complainant said someone had picked up the dog. 


At 12:15 p.m. Day got a complaint from Tiffany Yentzer of 35 Church Street, who said her ex-boyfriend, Jason Daugherty, was sending her unwanted text messages. Day advised her to block Daugherty’s number.


At 6 p.m. Officer Dickerson was asked to check on the welfare of a 107 Chestnut Street resident. He did so, and told the resident there that he should contact the concerned party.