Coudersport man arrested for trying to solicit sex from teenage girls….Galeton resident charged with disorderly conduct….criminal mischief investigated in Jones Township….Tips for protecting dogs during Halloween…

Potter County

Coudersport state police have arrested 19 year old Levi Boucher for sexual solicitation. Troopers say they received a tip from Safe 2 Say Something program indicating that a young girl was being solicited for sexual intercourse via social media. An investigation was initiated and police determined another teenage girl was being solicited in a similar manner. Boucher has been arrested for felony counts  statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, prostitution , criminal use of a communication facility, and prostitution.

A Galeton resident  was arrested for  disorderly conduct after he allegedly created a disturbance by yelling inside a store on Route 6 in Ulysses Township just after 2:00 pm October 22. Police said 30 year old Joshua Yonkin had driven to the store in a 1998 Toyocar Van Container Trailer.

Elk County

A minor criminal mischief in Jones Township was investigated by state police at Ridgway. A 65 year old St. Marys man told troopers someone had moved a metal stake marking the location of a survey marker on his property located along Cory Road between noon and 5:30 pm October 19.

Tioga County

A Westfield driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night in Brookfield Township. According to Mansfield state police, Keisha Button lost control of her Nissan Rogue  on a left curve when she swerved to avoid a deer and drove into a ditch. The SUV crossed the ditch and rolled over one time before stopping. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.


The state department of agriculture  reminds dog owners today that while they’re styling their dogs for Halloween, no canine costume is complete without a PA dog license on the collar. Earlier this year, a Forbes Advisor survey  ranked Pennsylvania dog owners fourth in the nation for spoiling their dogs, with 64% saying they have bought their pups outfits and accessories. Pennsylvanians in the survey tied for third as most likely to invest more money in spoiling their dogs than their significant others.All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed in Pennsylvania. The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs with permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. Discounts are available for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities.

Halloween can be a scary time for dogs and the department has some tips to keep your dog safe this Halloween:

Make sure their costume includes a PA dog license on the collar.

When opening the door for Trick-or-Treaters, keep your pup leashed so he won’t bolt out to join the fun.

Make sure your pup’s costume is free of flammable material and choking hazards.

No candy for your canine.

How your dog license purchase keeps all PA dogs and communities safe by funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement’s work:

Inspecting Pennsylvania’s kennels and ensuring the health and wellbeing of dogs that spend their lives there;

Investigating and prosecuting illegal kennels and puppy mill operators;

Ensuring dogs in breeding operations don’t go without veterinary care;

Protecting the public by monitoring PA’s dangerous dogs and investigating dog bites; and

Reuniting licensed lost dogs with their families and helping unlicensed lost dogs find shelter.

Pennsylvania dog licenses for 2023 should be purchased by January 1, 2023. Licenses can be purchased through Pennsylvania’s county treasurers. To ensure you’re purchasing a legitimate license and not being scammed, skip the search engine and type into your browser’s address bar to find your county treasurer.

Fines for unlicensed dogs range from $50 to $300, plus court costs.

For more information of Pennsylvania’s dog laws, visit or