….Potter County camp burglary investigated….St, Marys woman arrested for DUI after troopers smell pot coming from vehicle….Elderly Emporium woman crashes car after becoming disoriented….State House approves bill clamping down on members’ auto leases….

Potter County

A camp  burglary in Hector Township is being investigated by troopers at Coudersport. Thieves stole a kerosene heater valued at $150 and a tire pump valued at $20 from a camp on Lehman Hollow Road owned by a 74 year old Winfield, PA sometime since October 22.

Elk County

A St. Marys woman is being charged with DUI after troopers stopped 2008 Dodge Caravan on Paddocks Drive in Ridgway Township Sunday evening and allegedly smelled the odor of pot coming from the vehicle. The driver, whose name was withheld, failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest.

Cameron County

Troopers at Emporium arrested a 36 year old Kersey driver for DUI after pulling his 2012 Dodge Ram over on the Million Dollar Highway for moving violations early Saturday morning. His name was also withheld.

An elderly Emporium woman escaped injury in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon on Whittimore Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County. Troopers said 84 year old Verna Reed became suddenly dazed or confused and allowed her 2021 Ford Escape to go off the road and hit a guardrail.


The state House has  approved a rules forbidding  the reimbursement of a vehicle lease or use of a state vehicle by a House member. House Resolution 243 will end the private lease and state vehicle use effective Nov. 30. While the House approved the legislation in April, the Senate never took action on it. House Bill 746 would have banned both House and Senate members from reimbursement for private vehicle leases and the use of state-owned vehicles. The change also removes financial liability on the Commonwealth. A former legislator crashed her state car three times. The last accident occurred while she did not have a valid driver’s license and taxpayers had to foot the bill.