Daylight Saving Times returns Sunday….St. Marys man arrested for vandalizing vehicle….Recent burglaries probed by Mansfield State Police….Senate unanimously approves bill for doorless vehicles…

Daylight Saving Time officially arrives at 2:00 am Sunday. We lose an hour of sleep–remember the adage—Spring ahead, fall back. Emergency officials say it’s a good time to put new batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Elk County

A 54 year old St. Marys man has been arrested for criminal mischief. State police claim the suspect, whose name was not released slashed four tires on a 2014 Jeep belonging to a 50 year old Kersey woman during the early morning hours February 26. Damage including labor amounted to $1698.

Tioga County

State police at Mansfield investigated a couple of  recent burglaries. Thieves stole a propane tank, valued at $75… a Marine grade battery valued at $200 and a propane regulator valued at $45 from a camp on Fallbrook Road in Sullivan Township between September 1 and February 7. The camp is owned by Gregory Smith of Coopersburg, PA. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mansfield state police at 570-662-2151. And someone pried open the front door and went inside the home of Janet Dauphinais on Route 6 in Mansfield February 15 but nothing was taken.

Mansfield state police were called to Mixtown Road in Clymer Township where a crash occurred on February 6 and garbage remained in the ditch. Troopers contacted the tow company and vehicle operator and told them to remove the garbage which they subsequently did.


The Senate passed unanimously a bill sponsored by Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) allowing doorless driving for vehicles such as Jeeps and Broncos in Pennsylvania.  Robinson says the  legislation will align Pennsylvania with the rest of the nation regarding doorless driving freedoms. Pennsylvania is the only state that currently does not allow doorless driving.  Robinson said. “I am pleased my Senate colleagues voted in favor of this bill so all Pennsylvanians can participate in the enjoyments of doorless driving – especially while exploring the natural wonders of our state.” Senate Bill 298 adheres to logistical and safety standards important to residents and law enforcement, including requiring side view mirrors when doors are removed and upholding the seatbelt protections in place for minors. The bill heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.