NY man arrested for armed robbery in Tioga County….Criminal trespass charge filed against elderly Wellsboro man….Brockport man accused of domestic violence assault….Theft of $3000 from Emporium home investigated….Motorcyclist hurt in Cameron County accident… Bill to help EMS units awaits governor’s signature….

Tioga County

A Wellsburg, NY man was arrested by Mansfield based state police for robbing a store on Route 287 in Lawrence Township on the evening of June 19. Joshua Tagliaboski, 33 is accused of entering Adult World brandishing a firearm, assaulting and threatening the clerk before fleeing the scene. Evidence

was collected from the scene and Tagliaboski was identified as the robber. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Cash amounting to $152 and other items were stolen.

Troopers at Mansfield  have arrested a 69 year old Wellsboro man for defiant criminal trespass. Police did not release the suspect’s name, but claim he had been trespassing on property along the Shum Way Road in Charleston Township numerous times even after being warned to stay off.

A 66 year old Brockport man has been jailed on assault charges for a domestic violence incident last Wednesday night in Horton Township. State police claim the suspect hit a 57 year old woman repeatedly in the face causing injury.

Cameron County

State police at Emporium are investigating a burglary taking place last Thursday night  on Meadow Road in Shippen Township. Thieves stole $3000 in various bills from  a safe owned by a 37 year old Emporium man.

Minor injuries were reported for a New Milford, CT motorcyclist involved in a mishap Friday afternoon on Hoover Road in Gibson Township Cameron County. State police report Jason Briggs lost control of his CRF 1000 Africa Twin when he was maneuvering out of a rut on the dirt road. Briggs was taken by Bennett’s Valley Ambulance to PennHighlands Elk.


Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) joined a majority in the state House  last week to make changes regarding staffing on basic life support (BLS) ambulances. “Staffing requirements that are unrealistic for many smaller, rural EMS agencies were sometimes forcing ambulances to stay at the station despite a nearby emergency, unnecessarily putting lives at risk,” Causer said. “Relaxing these staffing requirements during the pandemic made good sense then and it continues to make good sense now.”Under previous state regulations, certified emergency personnel, such as firefighters with specific first-aid, CPR and emergency vehicle training, were permitted to drive ambulances with an emergency medical technician (EMT) on board. Those regulations were changed several years ago to increase the number of emergency medical responders (EMRs) or EMTs required per ambulance. That means if an ambulance company does not have the required staffing levels, they cannot leave the station at all and have to defer to another, which can significantly delay care for people in dire health conditions.

“Permanently changing these requirements will give our EMS crews the flexibility they need to continue saving lives and meeting the public safety needs of our communities,” Causer said. Once House Bill 2097 is signed by the governor, it will take effect in 60 days.