2013-05-25 / Potter County News

Man facing molestation charges

A Potter County man faces charges for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

State police at Denton Hill cited B. Timothy McMullen, a substitute school teacher, for endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors, both felonies. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault.

McMullen, 54, allegedly had sexual contact with the victim at two residences in Shinglehouse, dating back to June 2011 when she was 13, and concluding last Thursday. He was arraigned last week before District Judge Delores Weiss and is free on bail.

Seriously injured

A Potter County man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Austin. State police said Christopher Hewitt, 41, of Austin, was taken by medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital for treatment of major injuries. Their investigation continues.

Police said Hewitt was driving at a high rate of speed while northbound on Rt. 872 and lost control of his vehicle on a curve. The vehicle entered the southbound lane and collided with a car being driven by Christopher Metcalf, also of Austin.

Hewitt continued to have trouble bringing his car under control and it struck the Metcalf car again before he was ejected.

Metcalf was treated at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and released.

Hewitt has been charged with failing to stay in the proper lane, speeding and failing to use a seat belt.

DUI, other charges

An Emporium man faces three charges stemming from an incident in the borough last week.

Jesse Coffman, 37, was cited for driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. State police from Emporium were called to his home on East Fourth Street to investigate a report of Coffman riding a motorcycle an unsafe manner.

In a separate incident, Calderon C. Ulises, 45, of Emporium was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances after Borough Police observed him driving erratically late last Saturday night on East Third Street.

Another drug arrest

Emporium Borough Police reported another drug arrest last week.

Anna M. Smith, 18, of Emporium, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Thursday morning on East Fifth Street Extension. Police performed a field sobriety test that resulted in a warrant being served to search her car, where the items were found.

Meanwhile, state police from Denton Hill charged 32-year-old Laura Mills of Genesee with possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. She was apprehended on the Hickox- Ulysses Road in Bingham Township.

Guitar stolen

A burglary at a Harrison Township home earlier this week is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Someone entered the home of Eduardo Hoover on the White Knoll Road and stole an acoustic guitar.

Motorcycle mishap

No injuries were reported for a motorcyclist following a mishap Tuesday morning on Rt. 120, about three miles north of Driftwood.

State police from Emporium said Jeffrey Niman of Toronto, Canada, was northbound when he allowed his cycle to drift off the road on a right curve and strike an embankment.

Disorderly conduct

Stephanie M. White of Emporium is facing charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct as the result of an incident that occurred last Wednesday night on East Fifth Street Extension. Borough Police allege White, 36, punched and kicked a 19-year-old female.

Terroristic threats

State police at Denton Hill police have charged Timothy Baldwin of Elmira, N.Y., with making terroristic threats. Police alleged Baldwin, 63, sent numerous threatening emails to William Bachman of Niles Hill Road, Coudersport.

Retail theft

Jason Summerson, 40, of Emporium, was charged with retail theft as the result of an incident that occurred on Friday, May 10, at a convenience store in Emporium.

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