Animal cruelty investigated in McKean County…Port Allegany man accused of harassing neighbor…Motoryclist unhurt in collision with deer in Cameron County……Several arrested for DUI and drugs….School safety legislation introduced in state House…

McKean County

State police at Lewis Run are investigating a case of animal cruelty on Sun Valley Road in Annin Township taking place early July 16. No further details were released.

A 33 year old Millerstown, PA woman has been arrested for drug possession. State police at Lewis Run claim when they stopped the suspect’s 2016 Kia on Route 219  in Sergeant Township in Friday afternoon, they found her in possession of a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia. The suspect’s name was not released.

A Port Allegany man has been arrested for harassment by communication for an incident allegedly taking place early Sunday morning on Miles Lane in Annin Township. According to state police when a 21 year old Port Allegany man returned home from work he was immediately harassed by his neighbor, a 65 year old man who used inappropriate language and taunted the victim.

Charges of physical harassment are being filed against both people involved in a domestic violence incident early Sunday morning on Hillside Road in Eldred Township. The individuals have been identified as a 26 year old Eldred man and a 30 year old Olean woman.

Cameron County

A Windsor, PA motorcyclist escaped injury when his BMW collided with a deer on the First Fork Road in Grove Township, Cameron County at noontime Saturday. State police said Daniel Smith was going north when the white tail ran into the side of the bike. Smith was able to avoid falling off. Troopers said Smith was wearing all safety equipment.

Elk County

No injuries were reported for a Seattle, WA man following a car/deer collision last Friday morning on the Quehanna Highway in Benezette Township, Elk County. According to Ridgway state police Matthew Paulsen was travelling north when a deer entered his lane. Paulsen tried unsuccessfully to avoid hitting the whitetail with his 2009 Toyota Camry

DUI charges are pending against a 29 year old Ridgway man who was stopped on Route 219 early Sturday morning in Horton Township. Troopers claim the suspect, whose name they did not release, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to Penn Highland Elk for a blood draw.

The passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu pulled over by troopers Sunday night on the Ridgway/Johnsonburg road is being charged for drug possession. State police allege a small amount of marijuana was in plain view inside the car and 57 year old Dennis Astudillo of Ridgwahy produced a marijuana pipe.

Tioga County

Mansfield based state police are charging 21 year old Jonathan Perez of Rochester, NY with drug possession after stopping him on Route 15 in Richmond Township on the evening of July 22. Troopers claim Perez had been driving his 2015 Ford Fusion under the influence of drugs.


After the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where children and educators were killed at an elementary school, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler, Lawrence) has introduced legislation to enhance the safety of children and staff while on school property. House Bill 2771 would allow school employees who possess a valid Pennsylvania concealed carry permit to be armed while on school property. An employee who wishes to carry a firearm on school property would also be required to complete a rigorous firearms course from a certified instructor with a signed certificate showing completion of a training and proficiency course for the firearm the employee intends to carry on school grounds. At the present time, 28 states make it clear in statute that teachers or school staff can be armed while on school property. Pennsylvania is not one of them.

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Cumberland/Franklin/York) has introduced Senate Bill 1288, legislation which is the same as Bernstine’s bill that would end Pennsylvania’s “gun-free school zones.”

House Bill 2771 will most likely be referred to the House Education Committee for consideration.