NY resident charged with numerous offenses in Tioga County…Cameron County authorities investigate propulsion of items from hillside….Both suspects arrested for throwing chairs at each other…DCNR announces user-friendly registration process…

Tioga County

A Lindley, NY resident has been charged with numerous offenses in connection to an incident allegedly taking place on the afternoon of October 11 in Farmington Township. Authorities claim the suspect, whose name they withheld, trespassed on property located on the Pleasant Valley Road owned by a 53 year old Osceola woman and a 24 year old Mansfield man and then smashed the front driver and passenger side windows on one of their vehicles. He then reportedly caused multiple dents on the vehicle’s body, threatened the victims, damaged more windows and stole one of the vehicles. The suspect has been charged with criminal mischief, terroristic threats, simple trespass, theft of moveable property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

A Wellsboro driver escaped injury in an accident Monday afternoon in Wellsboro. State police report James Gurule was going north on Route 287 and while making a left hand curve, swerved his 2016 Hyundai Sonata to avoid an oncoming vehicle in his lane causing the SUV to go into a ditch where it came to rest.

Cameron County

Troopers at Emporium are looking for the person or persons who threw an object from a hillside at a passing vehicle on Route 120 minutes for noon Monday. There was no damage to the vehicle and no one was hurt. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.486.3321.

Both people involved in domestic violence assault have been charged with physical harassment by state police at Emporium. Troopers claim when they responded to a call on North Broad Street just before 10:00 pm October 18 they found a 27 year old Port Allegany man and a 28 year old Emporium woman threw a dining room chair at each other during an argument.

An Emporium driver escaped injury in a car/deer collision at around 6:30 on the morning of October 25 in Driftwood. State police said when Ryan Maggs saw a deer run onto Route 120 he stopped his 2021 on the road and the deer ran into the side of the SUV but continued on north, unharmed.

 No injuries were reported for another Emporium man following a one-vehicle accident caused by whitetails early October 26 on Route 120 in Shippen Township. According to troopers, Devin Palumbo braked heavily and swerved his 2015 GMC Sierra to avoid three deer causing the SUV to go into a ditch.


The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that state forest campsites will move to a more user-friendly, modern registration system beginning tomorrow November 3.Camping reservations in state forests are currently made by visiting to a state forest district office and requesting a permit from district forest staff. The number of camping permits issued has doubled in the past five

years, creating a need for electronic records and reporting to help district forest staff effectively manage campsite conditions, perform necessary maintenance, and provide site alerts about site specific conditions that may arise, including road closures, flooding and other emergencies. All designated roadside campsites, camping areas, and equestrian camping areas will be available through the reservation system.Non-designated motorized camping will no longer be permitted.Those looking to make reservations will be able to view campsite information, location, and photos online and reserve a campsite.

Designated campsites will be made available through the: Pennsylvania State Park and State Forest Reservation; ReserveAmerica Call Center, from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday (888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757); ReserveAmerica Camping; and the forest district office in which you wish to camp. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance up to noon the day of arrival, depending on availability of the campsite.

There will be nightly fees of $10 for Pennsylvania residents and $15 for non-residents, with a $6.50 transaction fee to cover costs of operating the systems.The new system will allow use of credit cards for camping and other permits, such as fuelwood and ATVs.

There will continue to be no fee for trailside, backpack camping and water trail camping.Revenue generated from the fees will be directed towards maintenance, improvement, and conservation of sites and associated recreation opportunities.Fees may be waived for volunteers during work projects.For more information about state forests, visit DCNR’s website.