BFB Headlines (Tuesday July 12, 2022)….Medical condition blamed for accident….Kane resident scammed out of $325….Motorcyclist hurt in McKean County mishap….Two McKean County men arrested for shooting guns at occupied houses….ATM theft investigated in Elk County….Wellsboro woman scammed out of $1200….Next on-air report at noon today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com
A medical condition is blamed for a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Harrison Township. State police said David House of Troupsburg was going east on Route 49 when his Dodge Challenger went off the right side of the road and struck a guard rail. The car rolled over twice before coming to rest over an embankment. House declined treatment for his minor injuries.
A 62 year old Kane man was scammed out of $325 on July 2. A criminal called the victim claiming to be a representative of a utility company and informed the victim his account balance was overdue and if not satisfied, the service would be disconnected. The victim paid the bogus account via a Green Dot gift card. Authorities again warn citizens to use caution when providing confidential information or money over the phone.
A Warren motorcyclist was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment of injuries he received in an accident Saturday afternoon in Wetmore Township. Troopers report Ronald Sweet was headed north when his Harley-Davidson went out of control after hitting a ditch.
A Bradford driver escaped injury Friday morning in a car/deer collision in Lafayette Township. According state police Daniel Reinhart was going west on the West Warren Road when his Dodge Caravan hit the whitetail.
Two McKean County men have been cited for disorderly conduct by state police at Lewis Run. A 36 year old Cyclone resident and a 63 year old Smethport resident are accused of shooting guns towards occupied homes on Route 59 in Keating Township at around 7:30 pm last Thursday. Police withheld the suspect’s names.
State police at Lewis Run arrested 24 year old Stephan Roller of Rixford for criminal mischief. Troopers claim Roller damaged siding on a building owned by a 54 year old Smethport man on the Bordell Road in Keating Township on the night of June 30.
DUI charges are pending against a 30 year old Lewis Run man by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers pulled the suspect over on Route 219 in Bradford Township early June 30 for traffic violations and allegedly found the unnamed suspect was driving in Jeep Cherokee under the influence of alcohol.
An ATM theft is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. A thief withdrew funds belonging to a 56 year old Ridgway man in early June.
State police at Ridgway arrested a 61 year old St. Marys man for DUI after stopping his 1965 Chevrolet on Water Street Extension Sunday evening for a traffic violation. The driver’s name was withheld.
A Wellsboro woman was the victim of an on-line theft. April Roy,41 told police she tried to buy a camper on EBAY but after transferring approximately $1200 in EBAY prepaid gift cards, she realized she had been scammed.
Motorists are advised that a portion of Route 1010 (Austinville Road) is closed in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, for pipe replacement and embankment repair. On Wednesday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 19, Austinville Road will be closed between John C Road (T-938) and Hulslander (T-555), while a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintenance crew performs road repairs.