No injuries were sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Route 6 in Liberty Township on Aug. 28. Jason Ableidinger, 43, of Port Allegany, drove a 2015 General MTRS CORP Canyon when he was not able to stop in time and impacted Lisa Ableidinger, 34, of Port Allegany, who drove a 2018 Hyundai Dart when she braked for a deer in the roadway.

Branden Shepard, 31, of Port Allegany, drove a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 along State Route 155 in Liberty Township on Sept. 3. He experienced a mechanical failure causing a fire inside the cab of the vehicle. No injuries were reported and Shepard did not require medical assistance.

Logan Capito, 25, of Alma, N.Y., drove a 2016 Ram 3500 along Route 6 in Liberty Township on Sept. 4. He hit water on the roadway causing him to leave the roadway and struck an embankment that made him overturn. There was suspected minor injury.

Phil Cromer, 67, of Port Allegany, drove a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado when he struck a deer on Sept. 8 along Route 46 in Keating Township. Disabling damage was on the front bumper. No injuries were sustained.

Drug Possession

Justin Brewer, 32, of Portville, N.Y., was arrested during a traffic stop along Route 155 on Sept. 7. Possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia was found.


A report of harassment was made in Keating Township on Sept. 1. Upon investigation it was determined three people were involved in a physical altercation and each person sustained injuries.

An investigation of a domestic dispute determined that a physical altercation occurred between family members in Annin Township on Sept. 4.

Criminal Mischief

On Sept. 2 in Eldred Township, a criminal mischief incident was reported. Upon investigation, it was determined an unknown individual spray painted multiple rail road cars.


On Sept. 4 in Ceres Township, a report of sexual assault was made. The case is currently being investigated.