Police Briefing

Fire claims garage in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE-Fire destroyed a garage Tuesday morning on Riverside Avenue in the village.

The Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 6:45 a.m. regarding a garage fire at 715 Riverside Ave. Eight firefighters responded to the scene with one fire engine and one rescue vehicle. Highlandtown Volunteer Fire Department, Station 14, was placed on stand-by at the Wellsville station.

Firefighters found the garage fully involved upon arrival. Despite efforts to save the garage, the structure was deemed a total loss. Firefighters cleared the scene at 10:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The property is owned by John J. Cataldo. It is unknown whether or not the property is insured.

Kindergartener brings loaded gun to school

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Police and school officials say a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to a Pittsburgh-area school.

Aliquippa Police Chief Donald Couch Jr. says the loaded .22-caliber revolver was found Monday morning inside a backpack, but they are sure the student meant no harm.

Police have contacted the child’s mother and her boyfriend to determine whether any criminal charges are warranted. The gun came from the boy’s home and is registered to someone born in 1914 who police think is deceased.

School officials say another student told a teacher about the weapon, which was removed at about 10:30 a.m. without incident.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf visited the school that day at around 2:15 p.m.