Troy woman killed in fiery collision….Grantville Summit man arrested for statutory rape in Tioga County….Lewis Run state police investigate reported rape…Bradford woman arrested for public drunkenness….Several large bears taken during recent seasons…
State police at Mansfield have just released details about a fatal collision taking place late Saturday night at the intersection of Aumick Road and Ritz Road in Sullivan Township. Troopers report the collision occurred when 47 year old Christine Woodward of Troy was traveling east on Route 6 and her GMC Acadia collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Michael Brown also of Troy. Upon impact, the GMC caught fire. Police said Brown tried to remove Woodward from the vehicle but the fire prevented him from getting her out of the car and she died at the scene. Brown was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of significant injuries.
A 22 year old Granville Summit, man was arrested for statutory rape by state police at Mansfield. The crime allegedly took place a little before 8:00 pm on Blockhouse Road in Liberty, PA January 20. The victim is identified as a 13 year Liberty girl.
State police at Lewis Run are continuing to investigate a reported rape occurring January 26 on the Prentisvale Road in Eldred Township. The victim is listed as a 26 year old Bolivar woman.
A 37 year old Bradford woman was arrested for public drunkenness by Ridgway state police. Troopers claim the suspect, whose name was withheld, was found walking down the middle of the Ridgway/Johnsonburg under the influence of a controlled substance just before 7:00 pm January 20.
Pennsylvania hunters harvested some tremendous black bears in the 2022 seasons, including three of more than 700 pounds and 11 more that topped 600 pounds.Those were among 3,170 taken overall. That was down from 3,621 in 2021, but still enough to rank the harvest as the 14th largest all time.Pennsylvania’s all-time best bear season came in 2019, when hunters harvested 4,653.Hunters in 2022 took bears in 58 of the state’s 67 counties and 22 of its 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).
Notably, the harvest was spread out – more evenly than