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Monday, March 30, 2009

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri Miller.com

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Driver to be cited for Underage Drinking and DUI
A 20 year old Apollo, PA driver is facing charges of DUI and underage drinking following a minor mishap early Saturday morning on Route 44 in Summit Township, Potter County. Troopers say Patrick Ciarrocchi was traveling north when his Chevrolet Silverado went off the road and struck a mile marker post causing a flat tire. The driver pulled over a short distance later near the Black Hole Road to fix the flat and a patrol officer who stopped to assist, allegedly found him to be intoxicated.
Icy Conditions Cause Tioga County Crash
Minor injuries were reported for a Williamsport man following a one-vehicle crash Friday morning on Route 414 in Liberty Township, Tioga County. According to state police, 71 year old William Stover was traveling east when his Chevrolet Express Van slide out of control on a patch of ice in the eastbound lane, spun counter-clockwise into the opposite lane where it struck a culvert with the undercarriage and started to roll over but was stopped when the roof hit a tree. The van rotated another 90 degrees before coming to rest upright. Stover declined treatment for a minor facial injury.

Coudersport-Based State Police Cracking Down on Untarped Loads
State Police from the Coudersport barracks conducted a detail this past Friday and Saturday stopping vehicles with untarped loads of garbage going into the Potter County Solid Waste Authority in Gold. Authorities say they found more than 20 vehicles with tarp violations in a three-hour span. Only about 10 to 20% of the loads were tarped. Police say there are not enough troopers to stop every vehicle going in and out of Gold so they are asking for everyone’s help—tarp your load and report any untarped loads you might encounter. State police advise they will be conducting stepped up enforcement over the coming weeks and months. Officials recently reported that items have blown off of trucks and trailers increasing roadside litter nd causing traffic hazards in some cases.

Smethport Driver Nabbed for DUI During Roving Patrol
Kane-based state police have charged Sunny Dee Yehl of Smethport with DUI after stopping here early Sunday morning at the intersection of Route 646 and 770. She was taken into custody and transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center for chemical testing. Yehl was picked up during a Roving Patrol and DUI checkpoint effort conducted between 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:00 a.m. Sunday through McKean County by State police, Bradford City Police and the McKean County District Attorney’s office. During the effort, three under age drinking arrests were made, 24 warnings were issued and 14 traffic arrests were made. Troopers say they will continue to deploy sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI details throughout the year at various locations around McKean County.

Commercial Seatbelt Usage in Pennsylvania Surpasses National Average
State police troopers and police officers from more than 20 municipal departments statewide conducted 2419 commercial motor vehicle roadside inspections and placed 118 vehicles and 114 drivers out of service during Operation SAFE Driver(Seatbelt and Fatigue Enforcement Day) last Tuesday. Officials say there were pleased that 94 percent of the commercial drivers checked were wearing seatbelts. National studies indicate only 65 percent of commercial drivers buckle up when they climb behind the wheel. Police issued 948 citations, including 88 for drivers not wearing seatbelts during the enforcement effort.

Roulette Resident Charged with Harassment
Salik Davon Hill, 24 of Pine Lane, Roulette was arrested Saturday afternoon by Coudersport-based state police on harassment charges. Authorities allege Hill went to the home of 18 year old Jonathan Linde on Oak Lane and threatened to break into the house and harm Linde if he did not give him $200.

Woman Charged with Stealing Medication
Coudersport-based state police have charged 22 year old Jessica Broadbent of Elk Street Coudersport with possession of a controlled substance, theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness for an incident allegedly taking place between 10:30 and 10:45 pm March 20 at the Northwoods Tavern in Eulalia Township. Authorities claim Broadbent stole 12 Xanax tablets from a purse belonging to Kimberly Gockley, also of Coudersport.

Vehicle Thefts in Tioga County Investigated
Mansfield based state police are investigating the theft of a pick up and an ATV in Tioga County over the past few days. Sometime between 11:00 pm Friday and 5:00 am Saturday, thieves took a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 from Costy’s Truck and Auto Parts in Richmond Township. The truck is described as being green with a regular cab and long bed; has oversized tires, tinted windows and damage to the driver’s side; no driver side window and has a standard transmission. Tieves took a 2002 Honda TRX 400 EX ATV from the driveway at the Earl Shipley residence on Joe West Road just east of Route 249 in Middlebury Township between 4:00 pm last Sunday and 2:30 pm Friday. The four-wheeler is described as being black and yellow and has flaming skulls on the gas tank. The rear wheels have the word Knarley in flourescent yellow letters on them. Anyone with information about either theft is asked to call the Mansfield Barracks at 570-662-2151.

Attempted Burglary Investigated in Harrison Valley
Coudersport-based state police are investigating an attempted break-in at the home of Dusty Brimmer on Main Street in Harrison Valley last week. Someone broke a window in a door but apparently did not enter the home. More news...

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Untarped Loads:
They should be made to spend a day picking up trash along the roads for a day as well as a fine.

Anonymous said...

Last I knew, that Xanax was being given out pretty liberally...?????

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your censorship Jim. if you are going to post some comments post them all.

Anonymous said...

kinda have to agree with the censorship comment. its your blog, do as you will, but please don't lose your objectivity...

Solomon's words for the wise said...

If you want me to publish your comments that will get me sued, please send your name, address,
email and phone number so they can sue you too.
Jim

Rep.Chick said...

You do a great job Jim, Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Again, this belongs to Jim, quit reading if you don't like it. You won't because it is great to have a cup of coffee and read every morning. Yeah, Solomons

Anonymous said...

Go Dad! Brad