The Eliot Ness Fest in Coudersport the past weekend was a huge success according to the committee and vendors. Weather was perfect and a huge crowd enjoyed it all.


.Bradford man jailed for sexually assaulting nine juveniles….theft of kayaks from Eldred home….push lawn mower stolen in Elk County….Roulette man arrested for causing disturbance….Stronger DUI law signed by governor…..

McKean County

Sexual assault charges have been filed against 51 year old Darvin Carpernter, of Bradford by state police at Lewis Run. Authorities claim Carpenter sexually assaulted nine juvenile  victims at various locations throughout McKean County for a period of time dating back to 2000. Carpenter was arraigned on 200 counts of sexual assault and related crimes and was committed to the McKean County Jail, unable to post bail.

Physical harassment charges have been filed against a 27 year old Rixford man by troopers at Lewis Run. Authorities claim when they responded to a domestic violence incident on Looker Mountain Trail on the afternoon of June 27, they found the suspect, whose name was withheld, had assaulted a 58 year old Rixford man during an argument.

Troopers at Lewis Run are investigating a theft taking place  on the afternoon of June 22  on the Barnum Road in Eldred Township. Thieves made off with a red Kayak and a green kayak each valued at $350 owned by a 50 year old Eldred woman.

Troopers are also investigating the theft of a green push lawn mower owned by Benjamin Shavalier

of Gifford on the evening of July 8.  The mower was taken from the owner’s residence on Fairground Roadin Keating Township. Anyone with information is asked call the Lewis Run barracks.

Elk County

An ID theft is being investigated by troopers at Ridgway. A 57 year old Sigel woman is identified as the victim but no further details were released.

Tioga County

Both people involved in a domestic violence incident in Lawrence Township, Tioga County have been charged with physical harassment. When troopers responded to Deer lane Friday afternoon, they determined both a14 year old boy and a 10 year old Cogan Station man were responsible for an assault.

DUI charges are pending against a 40 year old Morgantown, WV man who was stopped by troopers from Mansfield early Friday morning. Troopers claim they pulled over the suspect’s 2017 Chevrolet Malibu on Route 287 after observing several traffic violations.

Potter County

Physical harassment charges are being filed against a Roulette man. State police were called to a disturbance  at 22 Oak Lane in the village Friday night and allegedly found Eric Tampuu to be intoxicated and was being uncooperative when being asked to leave Skybree  McClain’s home.

A Coudersport driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap last Tuesday afternoon in Eulalia Township, Potter County. State police report Jonathon Schultz was traveling south on Route 872 when his GMC Sierra went off the road and struck a guard rail.

State police have charged 25 year old Dakota Caskey of Oswayo with hit and run for and incident last Monday in Shinglehouse Borough.  Troopers said Caskey was unaware his Dodge Ram was in drive when he accelerated rapidly from his driveway causing the pickup tor cross both lanes, hit a speed limit sign and bush while narrowly avoiding a house. Caskey  fled the scene but was later identified and has been charged with accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.

A thirsty driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident July 8 in Coudersport. State police said Carletta Grover of Ulysses was going north on the North Hollow Road when she tried to reach a water bottle causing her 2012 Chevrolet Sonic to go off the road and hit a guard rail.


Legislation named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana DeRosa Eckman of Delaware County has been signed into law.DeRosa Eckman was killed in a head-on collision on Feb. 16, 2019, in Upper Chichester, Delaware County. A truck being driven by David Strowhouer, previously convicted of five DUIs, crossed the double yellow line. Deana was pronounced dead at the scene. The  legislation, Act 59 of 2022, requires consecutive sentences rather than concurrent,  for those convicted of third and subsequent DUIs. It also increases prison sentences for those offenders.

The law takes effect in 120 days.