2018-04-14 / News

Suspect escapes custody‘

State police report that an Austin woman being arraigned on numerous drug charges at the Cameron County Courthouse escaped custody last week before being apprehended in Potter County.

Kortney L. Bundy, 28, formerly of Em­porium, is charged with criminal conspiracy engaging in the manufacture of a controlled substance and four other counts.

She was able to remove restraints and evade law enforcement officers while she was in the courthouse parking garage. Bundy then solic­ited rides from strangers to Sinnemahoning and later to the Coudersport area before she was taken into custody that same day.

She’ll now face a felony charge of escape. She is being held in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of bail.

Cash stolen in Austin

An Austin woman reported a theft to state police.

Sometime last weekend, someone took an undisclosed amount of cash from the home of Tammy Purdy on Summit Street.

Three face drug charges

Three area residents have been arrested on drug charges.

State police report they stopped 21-year-old Christopher McGarry of Galeton for traffic violations and determined that he was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of marijuana and para­phernalia.

In a separate incident, Brian Carr, 25 of Roulette was pulled over for a driving viola­tion and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Meanwhile. 41-year-old Timothy Kiser of Roulette was charged with DUI and posses­sion of a controlled substance and parapher­nalia. He was pulled over while driving on the West Branch of Fishing Creek Road.

DUI charge in crash

State police at Emporium report that charges are pending against Richard Dill of Driftwood after a pickup truck crash on Rt. 120 in Shippen Township.

Police allege that Dill, 52, was under the influence of alcohol when after he lost control of the truck at the Rt. 155 intersection. The vehicle crashed into an embankment. Dill was slightly injured. A passenger was not hurt.

Home burglary

State police are looking for a burglar who broke into an Emporium residence last week­end.

An unknown individual forced his way through a basement window of the Woodland Avenue home of George Banther while he was away. Police didn’t say if anything was taken.

Scammer bilks woman

A Westfield woman was scammed out of thousands of dollars by a con artist using electronic communications.

State police at Denton Hill report that Vicky Brimmer, 63, was led to believe through text messages that she was signing up for a federal government grant and she would receive $100,000 and a new car.

She was instructed to submit nearly $11,000 to cover taxes and the items would then be delivered to her.

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