A Kane woman is in McKean County Jail for allegedly threatening to shoot her neighbor’s children and pets if they went on her property.
Brandy Simbeck, 47, of 518 Elk Ave., is charged with four counts of terroristic threats, first-degree misdemeanors; disorderly conduct and harassment, third-degree misdemeanors; and criminal trespass and public drunkenness, summary offenses.
According to the criminal complaint, at 7:37 p.m. Saturday, a Kane Borough police officer was dispatched to Elk Avenue for a neighbor dispute. When the officer arrived, Simbeck was yelling and swearing at her neighbors from her back porch. Police spoke to the victims, who said they were holding a birthday party for a child, and Simbeck came over with a gift. They asked her if she would change her attire, as she was dressed inappropriately for a child’s party. She became irate, and started saying that if the neighbor’s kids and animals stepped foot on her property, she would shoot them, the complaint stated.
The police officer asked Simbeck to calm down, but she continued swearing at police, who noted she was visibly intoxicated throughout the incident. Simbeck went back to her yard and began throwing wood onto the neighbor’s property, the complaint stated.
Simbeck continued to cause a disturbance, and was placed under arrest. During transport to the police station, Simbeck threatened the police officer. A state trooper arrived to assist the police officer with Simbeck, who kicked several doors in the police station, knocking one door off its tracks, the complaint alleged.
She was arraigned Saturday night before on-call District Judge Bill Todd, who remanded her to jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 before District Judge David Engman.