Ridgway resident accused of terroristic threats….ID thefts reported across the region…One person hurt in Roulette collision…check belonging to Coudersport man stolen……cellphone taken from pick up parked in McKean County….

Cameron County

An 18 year old Ridgway resident has been jailed for terroristic threats. State police at Emporium  allege Eden Condon held a lighter to the head of a 61 year old Emporium woman Saturday on the Sizerville Road  in Cameron County causing her to smell a singed/burnt owner coming from her hair. Condon also  allegedly threatened to kill her and to burn the family dog. Unable to post $10,000 bail Condon was jailed awaiting further action.

An unknown person  an online Verizon account belonging to a 57 year old Emporium woman to order three cell phones  on July 12, 2021. Harassment charges have been filed against Bradley Madison of Austin. State police claim Madison harassed a 47 year old Coudersport woman early last Saturday morning at a residence on Route 872 in Keating Township.

Potter County

An Austin man has been arrested for drug possession by Coudersport based state police. Authorities claim the 59 year old suspect was arrested when troopers found him in possession of a controlled substance and associated drug paraphernalia July 3 when they stopped his 2007 Chevrolet on East Second Street in Sweden Township.

DUI charges have been filed against 39 year old Fred George of Shinglehouse. Troopers say  George was arrested on the afternoon of July 4th when they stopped his 2006 Volkswagen Jetta on the South Branch Road in Hebron Township.

A passenger was slightly hurt in a collision Saturday afternoon in the village of Roulette. According to state police the collision occurred when 70 year old Carleton Goodrich was backing out of his driveway onto Fishing Creek Road just as Rikki Rennells of Turtlepoint was turning off of Main Street onto the Fishing Creek Road. A passenger in Goodrich’s Toyota Prius, Jennifer Pinchock of Roulette was taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries. Both drivers escaped injury as did two young children in The Rennells Ford Explorer.

The theft of a check belonging to a Coudersport man is being investigated by state police. A thief took a $700 check belonging to John Petroski last Wednesday from 363 Route 6 West in Coudersport .

Troopers at Lewis Run are probing a theft occurring between 11:00 pm July 13 and 5:30 am July 14 on the Looker Mountain Trail. A 38 year old Duke Center man told police someone stole his cell phone from his 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer overnight.

A case of agricultural vandalism was investigated by troopers at the Ridgway barracks. Someone drove a pick up truck through the edge of a hay field owned by a 75 year old Kersey woman Sunday afternoon. Damage was estimated to be $500.

Ridgway based state police are investigating a theft occurring Monday morning on Route 219 in Horton Township. $550 was stolen from a 40 year old Brockport man via online Apple pay.


Residents across the region are still experiencing ID theft with regard to unemployment compensation claims. A resident of Highland Road Wetmore Township discovered last Friday that someone had used her personal information to illegally file for unemployment. The same crime victimized a 36 year old Wilcox man Monday morning.  Authorities advise the public to be aware of specific scams requesting personal information.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17 and 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, there were 996 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,216,763.





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There are 260 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 50 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 9 – July 15 stood at 1.7%.

Between 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 16 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 18, there were 9 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,795 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Monday, July 19, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Monday, July 19, 61.9% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,426,708 total vaccine doses as of Monday, July 19.

5,612,485 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 11,400 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,129 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,592 cases among employees, for a total of 87,721 at 1,599 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 29,154 of total cases have been among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.