Bear trap stolen in Potter County….burglars break into abandoned house near Galeton…Ulysses woman accused of providing false ID to cops…State senator introduces bill giving parents more control over education….

Potter County

A burglary in Oswayo Township March 3 or 4 is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. A thief stole a bear trap valued at $500 from a residence on Big Hollow Road. The trap belonged to a 45 year old Ridgway woman.

Burglars broke into an abandoned house on Germania Street in West Branch Township on March 12 and smashed windows. Anyone with information about either crime  is asked to call state police at 814-274-8690.

Coudersport state police have charged a 66 year old local man with physical harassment for a domestic violence assault Monday evening on the North Hollow Road. The victim was identified as a 72 year old woman.

A 39 year old Ulysses  woman was arrested for providing false identification to state police after she was stopped on Route 49 in Harrison Township last Friday afternoon for  committing traffic violations in a 2013 Dodge Ram.

McKean County

DUI charges may be filed against a 49 year old Lewis Run man who was pulled over on the Big Shanty Road in Lafayette Township just before 3:00 am March 8 for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be driving his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado under the influence.

Elk County

Ridgway police arrested 40 year Joseph Hollingshead of Wilcox for  possession of drugs and paraphernalia after stopping his 2002 Chevrolet Impala on Race Street in that town Tuesday afternoon. His passenger, a 29 year old Johnsonburg woman was reportedly found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Tioga County

No injuries were reported for a Westfield woman in a car/deer collision last Wednesday morning in Gaines Township. Troopers explained Mackenzie Collins was going west on Route 6 at around 6:30 when the white tail entered the highway in front of her 2020 Ford Escape.

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) has  introduced legislation to empower more parents to have an active role in oversight of what their children are taught.

Senate Bill 340 would require schools to post on a publicly accessible website an internet link or title from every textbook used, a course syllabus and the state academic standards for each instructional course offered. To ensure parents are aware of any changes throughout the school year, schools would be required to update this information no later than 30 days after any revision.

Cosponsors of the legislation include Sens. Cris Dush (R-25), Judy Ward (R-30), Scott Hutchinson (R-21), David Argall (R-29), Pat Stefano (R-32), Michele Brooks (R-50), Ryan Aument (R-36) and Chris Gebhard (R-48).

Senate Bill 340 has been referred to the Senate Education Committee for consideration.