Sinnemahoning State Park gets new manager. See Story below:

Details finally released about fatal motorcycle crash last week near Coudersport….Sweet tooth thief steals beehive box from Kane residence…Mansfield woman arrested for trying to break into home….thefts of guns and cigarettes probed in Tioga County…Sinnemahoning State Park gets new manager….

Potter County

Coudersport based state police have finally released details about a fatal motorcycle accident outside of Coudersport last Thursday afternoon. According to troopers 67 year old Michael Yeager of Rew was going west about a mile outside of the borough when he was thrown off of his Harley-Davidson Sportster after undercompensating on a curve causing the bike to cross to the other side and hit the guardrail. The motorcycle stayed upright and re-entered the eastbound lane then went back into the westbound lane before stopping. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet. Police were prompted to issue the news release after being called by Black Forest Broadcasting News about the delay.

McKean County

A 63 year old Youngsville woman is being charged for possessing drugs by state police at Lewis Run. The suspect, whose name was withheld, was stopped on Biddle Street in Kane late Saturday night. Police claim she had been driving her 2016 Nissan Versa under the influence of a controlled substance and was allegedly found in possession of drugs.

Troopers at Lewis Run are  looking for a thief with a sweet tooth. Sometime between May 25 and June 5 a bee keeping hive box owned by a 38 year old Kane woman was stolen from her residence on Cyndi Lane in Wetmore Township. Police did not say if the thief was wearing a black fur coat.

Tioga County

A Mansfield woman is being charged with criminal trespass for trying  to break into a home  on South Main Street in Richmond Township after 9:30 pm on May 8. Angela Zeager 45 was apprehended while trying to forcibly enter the home of a 72 year old Mansfield woman.

Theft charges are pending against known suspects for stealing guns from a Farmington Township home last October. Police say guns belonging to a deceased family member were removed for safe keeping and have not been returned to the estate administrator, a 57 year old Osceola,PA man.

Troopers at Mansfield also investigated a burglary on Berry Street in Tioga last Tuesday afternoon.  A carton of cigarettes, valued at $45 was taken from the home of a 58 year old woman.

A Jackson Township woman has been cited for dog law violation. State police claim 26 year old Shannon Mattison failed to confine her dog and allowed it to go onto property belonging to Daisy Jelliff-Bennett of Millerton last Friday afternoon.

A criminal mischief taking place between April 17 and 20 in Delmar Township remains under investigation by state police at Mansfield. Vandals caused $100 in damage to  two upper windows on a garage located on Stony Fork Road. The building is owned by a 52 year old  Franklinville NY woman. Vandalism to a house on Summit Street in Hamilton Township, Tioga County is also being probed by troopers at Mansfield. Someone used a BB gun  to break   an upstairs window during the early morning of May 3.  Damage there amounts to $50.  Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151.


Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the appointment of Justin Waid to manage Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties.Waid will oversee the 1,910-acre park located near the center of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ scenic steep valleys region and nestled between the green-shouldered ridges of Pennsylvania’s Elk State Forest and Susquehannock State Forest. The park is long and narrow and includes lands on both sides of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek — a major tributary to the Sinnemahoning Creek. At the southern end of the park, a 145-acre reservoir created by the George B. Stevenson dam provides excellent fishing and water recreation opportunities. The abundance of wildlife within the park provides visitors with opportunities to view bald eagle, coyote, elk, and bobcat. Waid served as an assistant manager at Sinnemahoning and replaces Chad McKenrick, who now manages Worlds End State Park

Hailing from West Sunbury in northern Butler County, Waid studied at Butler Community College before transferring to Slippery Rock University where he earned a degree in park conservation and resource management. He grew up hunting, fishing and spending a lot of time outdoors in the woods with his late grandfather, who he credits for building his love of nature.

Visit DCNR’s website for more information about Sinnemahoning State Park or call 814-647-8401 for assistance.