Ulysses teen arrested for slapping woman….Emporium man charged with DUI after allegedly showing up drunk at barracks….UPS package stolen from Ridgway barracks….state police warn about phone scams…Senate bill would change antlerless deer license applications….
Coudersport based state police arrested a 13 year old girl for physical harassment. Troopers claim the suspect slapped a 28 year old female relative in the face during an argument on the afternoon of September 30. The assault allegedly took place at a house near East Center Street and Academy Street in Ulysses.
An Emporium man was arrested for DUI after he showed up at the barracks to complain about his ex-girlfriend and allegedly displayed multiple signs of impairment. Police claim 35 year old Shaun Parks drove his 2006 Honda Civic to the barracks, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood test.
A theft in Ridgway Township late last month is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. Someone stole a UPS package from the residence of a 63 year old Ridgway man on Montmorenci Road.
Pennsylvanians are being made aware that members of the state police do not solicit private citizens for payments by telephone. Department regulations strictly prohibit troopers from seeking monetary considerations of any kind. Reportedly, residents have received calls from someone identifying as an investigating trooper with the state police. The resident’s caller ID may even indicate that the call is originating from a legitimate state police installation. The individual indicates they’ll arrest the resident on outstanding arrest warrants, unless a specified amount is paid for bail.The caller asks to verify names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, then asks for credit card and or bank account numbers.
If the request is refused, citizens are threatened with arrest and or fines, state police said. “If you receive a payment request, by telephone, … do not provide any personal or financial information. “Obtain as much information as possible about the request, the caller’s name and callback number.” “Then, notify your local state police station of the incident as soon as possible.” Any questions regarding calls, mailings or internet contacts from the state police can be clarified by calling your local station.If you were contacted and provided personal or financial information, monitor your accounts and contact your local police.
The state Senate has approved Senate Bill 431, seeking to make it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses.SB 431 would remove county treasurers as the sole provider of antlerless tags, and include all sellers authorized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) through the Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System, including online sales. Currently, hunters apply for antlerless deer licenses by sending an application to a county treasurer in a timely manner the bill’s sponsor, Senator Dan Laughlin says |allowing the sale of antlerless deer hunting licenses through other means such as online or through the PGC’s Pennsylvania Automated Licensing System would make it far more convenient for hunters.” The legislation now heads to the state House of Representatives for consideration.