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Roland A. Good, 36, of Mt. Jewett was uninjured as was Lori A. Baker, 50, of Mt. Jewett in a three-vehicle crash on West Main Street, Mt. Jewett July 2. The third driver, Paul M. Swanson, 51, of Mt Jewett, suffered a minor injury in the crash. Good was traveling east in a 2004 Mercury Monterey when he crossed over the double yellow lines and hit the 2011 Ford Edge operated by Swanson which was traveling west. The Swanson vehicle stopped in the eastbound lane facing west. The Good vehicle then hit a 2015 Fiat 500 which was legally parked on the westbound side of Route 6. Good was treated at the scene for minor injuries and refused further medical treatment. Swanson was transported to UPMC Kane where he was treated for his injuries.

Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 2:23 p.m. July 5. State police said Steven S. McHenry, 26, of Pittsburgh was traveling south on Route 46 in Norwich Township just behind a vehicle driven by Kylene A. Lathrop-Paffie, 28, of Woodland, Tenn. She braked to turn into a driveway, and McHenry’s vehicle struck the rear tire and quarter panel of her vehicle. Lathrop-Paffie’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

Police said two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. July 4 in Lewis Run. Jared L. Atwood, 31, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was driving a Toyota Camry south on State Route 219 when he attempted to turn left. He failed to yield to oncoming traffic, said police, and struck a Jeep Cherokee head-on, which was driven by Timothy L. Baranak, 51, of Clarence. The Toyota was disabled by the impact; the Jeep was driven from the scene. Three passengers in the Atwood vehicle, Glendy-Meguiso Atwood, 28, a 9-year-old boy and a male infant, all from Niagara Falls, were transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center. Atwood was charged with making an improper left turn.


A 24-year-old Port Allegany man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants following a traffic stop of his 2018 Jeep on Harrison Street, Port Allegany for a traffic violation. The driver was transported to UPMC Cole for a blood draw, and charges are pending lab results on his blood alcohol content.

A 69-year-old Bradford man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants following a traffic stop on his 2015 Dodge Caravan on South Avenue in Less Run Borough June 30. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center for a blood draw, and charges are pending through district court.

A 36-year-old Bradford woman is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was stopped at 11:42 p.m. July 6 on Route 219 ion Bradford Township for a traffic violation. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.

Police stopped Dennis Berg, 54, of Eldred at 6:51 p.m. July 4 while he was driving on Kings Run Road in Ceres Township. Police observed signs of impairment and he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Simple trespass

Police are investigating a report of simple trespass on East Main Street, Mount Jewett Borough June 30. Police said on June 28, someone entered the residence through the front door and immediately left once realizing the residence was occupied. He was described as a white male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a slim build, dark hair wearing a hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-368-9230.

Criminal trespass

Police are investigating a case of criminal mischief that happened on Bradt Hollow, Ceres Township June 28. Someone broke two windows on a camp. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is 814-368-9230.


Police are investigating a theft by deception from a bank account July 3. Someone withdrew money from a bank account belonging to a 64-year-old Smethport woman without authorization. The investigation is ongoing.

Endangering the welfare of a child

A 39-year-old Lewis Run male was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following a traffic stop at 10:04 p.m. July 5. State police said the man was stopped on Route 59 for a traffic violation and was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Death investigations

State police investigated a death of a 61-year-old Duke Center man at 1:05 p.m. July 5 on Kansas Branch Road in Otto Township. The death was the result of natural causes, said police.

Police investigated a second death, also determined to be due to natural causes, at 12:15 p.m. July 6 on Looker Mountain and Berger Hollow roads in Otto Township.

Criminal mischief

Police responded to an active burglary alarm at the Old Clay Street School in Kane borough at 1:38 a.m. July 7. Police discovered two broken window panes in the rear of the building, but determined that no one entered the building. After canvassing the neighborhood, police determined that two unknown men fled west on Greeves Street on foot after the alarm sounded. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 814-368-9230.