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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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December 16, 2008

Sunday’s high: 35, overnight low, 35 temperature rose through the early morning to 42

Charges Are Being Filed Against Eldred Driver
An unlicensed driver is facing additional charges of failing to drive at a safe speed for a one-vehicle crash taking place last Tuesday on the West Eldred Road. State police at Kane over the weekend released details saying 32 year old Lisa McClain of Eldred escaped injury when her Ford Explorer went off the road while headed north, struck a guard rail and then traveled back across both lanes before going up an embankment and rolling back down the embankment of the passenger side.

Despite hazardous travel conditions last Thursday and Friday, state police released no information about crashes in the region.

No Cause Determined for $130,000 Fire in Tioga County
State police at Mansfield say the cause of a fire which destroyed a Rutland Township home early last Tuesday cannot be determined because of the extent of damage. Investigators were able to find that the blaze at the home of Ronald Thompson originated in the Northeast corner of the kitchen. Thompson was not home at the time of the fire which was discovered just before 6:00 a.m. There were no injuries but damage is said to exceed $130,000.

Middlebury Center Woman Sentenced for Stabbing Man
Also from Tioga County, Dina J. Jackson, 45, of Middlebury Center, was sentenced in Tioga County Court last week to a total of two years and two months to five years in state for simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime. She also must pay $17,233 in restitution, half to her victim, Chad Orvek and half to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Mansfield based state police arrested Jackson after she stabbed Orvek with a kitchen knife in the abdomen at her residence May 7, causing serious bodily injury.

Police are Looking For Vandals Who Cut Down Trees
Coudersport-based state police are looking for the culprits who trespassed on woodlands owned by John Kellogg along the Sunnyside Road, Shinglehouse over the past couple of months. Unknown persons cut down several trees to make a shooting lane. Anyone with information is asked to call barracks at 274-8690.

Criminal Mischief to Car and Church Investigated
Troopers at Kane are probing a criminal mischief occurring Friday night or Saturday morning on Route 646 just north of the Fairgrounds Road in Keating Township. Vandals used a blunt object to smash the windshield, rear window and passenger window on a 2004 Kia Rio sedan owned by George Koch of Smethport while it was parked along the west side of the road. Damage is said to be about $475.Vandals caused $100 in damage to two pole lamps at the Mainsburg United Methodist Church in Sullivan Townshp Tioga County sometime last week. The investigation is continuing.

Improper Disposal of Deer Carcass Being Probed
Kane-based state police are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident taking place between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. last Thursday. Someone dumped a garbage bag containing a deer carcass and some cardboard on land owned by Ronald Bunting of Richmond, NJ located along the Barden Brook Road in Ceres Township.

Area Counties Receive Victims’ Program Grants
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency last week announced the award of some $13.9 million to area district attorney offices and victim service programs to provide advocacy for victims of adult defenders. Potter and Elk Counties will each receive a total of $79,618--$59,618 from the state’s Rights of Services Act which provides funding through the collection of fines received from adult offenders. The remainder will come from a grant from the Victims of Juvenile Offender Programs. McKean County will receive a total of $83,498 with $59,618 coming from the RASA program and the balance from VOJO.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

What does this money do?I have been waiting for this agency to get $14,000 in restitution from the guy that killed my wife,for 14 years!? Brad Jones-Palm Beach,Fl.