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Cruelty to animals

Bruce Mattison, 38, of Mills, failed to provide proper farrier care for a miniature horse’s back hooves was on March 23. Mattison charged with cruelty to animals, title 18, section 5533, subsection A.


John Waterman, 47, of Port Allegany, engaged in a verbal argument with David Dowell, 30, of Coudersport, between 11 p.m. Sept. 20 and 6 a.m. Sept. 21, during which Waterman allegedly assaulted Dowell for several hours, while allegedly holding Dowell captive in a bathroom. The accuser sustained several suspected injuries as a result of the assault and Waterman was charged with two counts of assault, one count of terroristic threats, one count of unlawful restraint and one count of recklessly endangering another person. Police documents indicate the investigation is closed and court documents state Waterman is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 16 before Magisterial District Judge Annette Easton.

Isabella Powell, 18, of Alfred, N.Y., was allegedly assaulted on Nov. 8. The investigation is ongoing.


A report of harassment via Facebook Messenger was reported on Nov. 10. Further investigation determined no crime was committed.


David Gebhard Jr., 50, of Genesee, was traveling north on North Hollow Road in a 2002 Ford Explorer on Nov. 12, when Gebhard lost control of the vehicle due to icy roadway conditions. The vehicle left the roadway on the north side, struck an embankment and rolled over, one time. Gebhard was wearing a lap and shoulder belt and sustained no injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Gebhard was cited.

Ismaeil Bachar, 35, of Lancaster, was stopped at the intersection of Plumstead and North Fork roads in Harrison Township, on Nov. 15, when Bachar negotiated a right turn onto N. Fork Road in a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia and struck the front end of a 2008 Ford F350. The Ford was legally parked on private property. The Freightliner caused moderate damage to the Ford before Bachar fled the scene, in the direction of Whitesville, N.Y. Bachar was charged with five offenses, including turning movements and signals, careless driving, damage to unattended vehicle/property, driving on the right side of the roadway and driving on roadways laned for traffic. Police documents indicate the investigation is closed.


Dustin Barber, 33, of Ulysses, was stopped for a traffic violation on Nov. 30. Further investigation determined Barber was Driving Under the Influence of alchohol. Charges for DUI and related summary offenses were filed through District Court 55-3-01.

Stolen Property

Ashley Armstrong, 38, of Emporium, reported an iPhone, valued at $600 and a TCT Alcatel cell phone, valued at $30, stolen on Nov. 14. The investigation is ongoing.

Drug Possession

An unidentified 34-year-old male, of Genesee, was observed slumped over the steering wheel of a 2009 Toyota Tacoma on Nov. 17. It was determined the man was imparied and in possession of paraphernalia and suspected marijuana. A blood draw was conducted at UPMC Cole and charges of drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, Driving Under the Influence and related summary charges are pending the results of the blood draw.

Disorderly conduct

Peggy Derr, 63, of Ulysses, reported multiple horses trespassing on private property on Nov. 18. The investigation is ongoing.


Erica Jones, 44, of Ulysses, reported an incident of trespass on Nov. 19. The investigation is ongoing.


Gas Field Specialists, in Shinglehouse Bo, reported that two construction signs were stolen on Nov. 19. The signs are three feet in diameter, triangular, orange in color and read “Trucks Entering and Exiting Highway.” If anyone has information pertaining to this incident, contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.