Statutory Sexual Assault

Police responded to a report of a statutory rape/sexual assault at Kane High School on Jan. 10. The investigation is ongoing.

Burglary

A 56-year-old male of Kane, reported a burglary occurred at his residence, located at 130 Getaway Lane, Wetmore Township, between Jan. 2 and Jan. 6. Entry was made through the unlocked front door and $5400 of U.S.A. currency was stolen from the residence. The investigation is ongoing.

Fire

Perry Kinney, 53, Nicholas Kinney, 28, and Emily Kinney, 22, of Shinglehouse, requested assistance on Jan. 6 after a fire ignited and damaged their single-story home in Ceres Township. The fire was determined to have originated in a bedroom of the home and was accidental in nature, due to an issue with an electric space heater. No injuries were reported and the fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department. The home is deemed a complete loss due to heat, smoke and water damage is estimated at $40,000. A 60-year-old male, a 39-year-old female and a juvenile female were the victims of a fire in Hamlin Township on Jan. 10. Hamlin Township Fire Department and PSP determined the fire originated in a second story floor bedroom, however the cause of the fire is still undetermined. The investigation continues.

DUI

A 35-year-old male, of Ludlow, was observed operating a 2008 Ford Escape on Jan. 10, traveling west on Route 6. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon further investigation, the operator was found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol. Charges are pending in District Court 48-3-04.

Crashes

A 2009 Ford Fusion was traveling north on Jan. 8 SR-646 in Keating Township, McKean County, when the unidentified female operator lost control of the vehicle, due to the roadway being covered in snow and ice. The vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane of travel, off the roadway and down an embankment. The vehicle was removed from the embankment by McKerinan’s Towing Company and was able to driven from the scene. The operator was reportedly wearing her seatbelt and was uninjured.

Audrey Milliron, 56, of Rixford, was traveling east on SR-246 in a 2010 Hyundai Sonata on Jan. 8 when she lost control of the vehicle, due to the snow/ice covered roads. The vehicle crossed the west bound travel lane, continued off the shoulder and traveled approximately 100 feet, coming to rest against a guide rail. Milliron sustained minor injuries and was wearing her seat belt. Green’s Towing and PennDOT assisted on scene.

A 2017 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling north on Barnum Road on Jan. 10 when the the unidentified female operator lost control of the vehicle, due to icy conditions. The vehicle slid into the guard rail with the passenger side front end. The vehicle was moved from final rest prior to PSP arrival to the scene. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

Sharon Munt, 50, of Sheffield, was driving a 2004 Nissan Sentra on Route 6 in Hamilton Township, traveling east. The driver was attempting to navigate a left-hand curve when she lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected, in an attempt to regain control. The vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and hit concrete stairs in front of a residence off the north side of the roadway before traveling approximately 30 feet and hitting an embankment in front of another residence. Passenger MacKenzie Munt, 22, of Warren sustained injuries and was transported to Kane Hospital. Neither the 16-year-old male passenger, of Kane, nor Passenger Gabrielle Lent, 20, of Warren were injured.

Charles Harpster, 63, of Lewis Run, was driving north on Lafaytte Avenue in Lewis Run Borough in a 2009 GM Envoy when he attempted to turn left to travel south, then left the roadway to the north, traveled approximately 12 fee. Harpster subsequently struck a second traffic sign, then four pence posts on private property, traveled approximately 108 feet off the roadway, then fled the scene, heading south on SR-219. Further investigation determined the operator was DUI and charges are pending through Magisterial District Court 48-3-03.