Police News—April 29, 2013

Equipment stolen

MILL HALL – Charles A. Shaffer of 183 Selfe Road told state police equipment was stolen from his yard sometime between midnight Sunday, April 14 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

The items were a Kawasaki four-wheeler, a John Deere lawn tractor and a Stihl leaf blower, reported Tpr. Michael J. Flook of the Lamar barracks.

The investigation is continuing, he said, and anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 570-726-6000.

Tools stolen

BELLEFONTE – The tool storage trailers at the Upper Coleville Road Bridge construction site were broken into during the early hours of Friday and items were stolen, Spring Township police reported. The items include two red Honda 2000 watt generators, a Milwaukee circular saw and a Hilti power nailer Dx36, police said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 1-800-479-0050.

Driver injured

SPRING MILLS – Sandra L. Leedy of Spring Mills was taken to Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College by Penns Valley Ambulance for a minor injury after a two-vehicle crash at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on Penns Valley Road at Brush Mountain Road, state police at Rockview reported.

Michael A. Richardson of Rebersburg was speeding in a 2004 GMC Sierra when he came up behind the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Leedy, Tpr. Tadd Dillon reported. Leedy was stopped in the eastbound lane to make a left turn, according to the report, and the Sierra struck the Cavalier from the rear, propelling it across the westbound lane and onto the berm.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, police said. Richardson was cited for speeding, according to the report.

Heroin overdose

MILL HALL – A 29-year-old white man of Lock Haven was found unresponsive in the rear parking lot of Variety Buffet at 2:12 p.m. Friday after apparently coming from 19 Dinadan Drive, Camelot Estates, state police at Lamar reported. The investigation indicated he had overdosed on heroin, reported Tpr. Christopher Wilson.

Suspect in jewelry theft

MILL HALL – Brian Young Jr., 32, of Lock Haven was charged with stealing jewelry from Rebecca Andrus, 31, at 19 Dinadan Drive, Camelot Estates at 9 a.m. April 19, state police at Lamar reported. He then sold the jewelry at Governor’s store, Tpr. Christopher Wilson reported.

Young was identified using a photocopy of the receipt from Governor’s, according to the report, which included his photo ID, a picture of the jewelry and his signature indicating he had sold the items to the store.

One-vehicle crash

MILL HALL – Saprina D. Losch, 24, of Howard was not injured when the 1997 Chevrolet Blazer she was driving hit an embankment at 11:36 a.m. Saturday, state police at Lamar reported.

She was speeding east on Jacksonville Road when she lost control of the vehicle and it left the road, striking the bank with the front bumper and hood, Tpr. Comfrey Ickes reported. The Blazer then crossed both lanes of traffic and stopped in the driveway of 7786 Jacksonville Road, police said.

Losch was wearing her seatbelt, police said, and was charged with traffic violations including speeding, careless driving, failing to show proof of insurance and failing to show the vehicle’s registration card.

The Blazer had to be towed from the scene, police reported.

Runaway located

MILL HALL – A 14-year-old boy ran away from his South Chestnut Street home and once located, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, he reportedly lied to state police at Lamar about where he had been. Charges will be filed through juvenile probation, reported Tpr. Christopher D. Wilson.

DUI charged

JERSEY SHORE – Kyle Buttorff, 23, of Williamsport was stopped for a traffic violation at Allegheny and Main streets at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, then was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to state police at Lamar. Charges will be filed in district court, reported Tpr. Curtis A. Confer.

Burglary reported

RENOVO – A property on Barney Ridge Road, between Renovo and Beech Creek, was burglarized sometime between Jan. 15 and Thursday and $176 worth of fishing equipment, gun ammunition and personal items were stolen, state police at Lamar reported.

The owner is George Van Cleve of Strasburg, according to Tpr. Jamesan S. Keeler.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-726-6000 and refer to incident number F04-1179868.

DUI alleged

McELHATTAN – Garry Alvin Adams of Avis was stopped at 2:18 a.m. Friday on Route 220 near the McElhattan exit for a traffic violation, according to state police at Lamar. An odor of alcohol was detected and he was taken into custody, reported Tpr. Confer. Charges are pending the final blood-alcohol content results, police said.

Fight at high school

JERSEY SHORE Scarlett Paucke, 18, of Allegheny Street was fighting in the Jersey Shore Area High School cafeteria and was charged with disorderly conduct, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police reported. No time or date was given for the offense in the report.

Harassment charged

JERSEY SHORE Jackie Brookens, 38, of North Main Street was charged with sending threatening text messages to Jeanette Wehler of Jersey Shore on April 17, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

Harassment, criminal mischief

JERSEY SHORE Kyra Solt, 20, of Fairview Street, Lock Haven, and Noelle Heck, 18, of 844 Railroad St., Jersey Shore, have been charged after fighting at Heck’s address, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police reported.

Heck was charged with harassment for shoving Solt to the ground, and Solt was charged with criminal mischief for damaging property belonging to Heck.

No time or date was given for the offense in the report.

Disorderly conduct at funeral

JERSEY SHORE Marquerita Wolfgang, 45, of Allenwood and Andrew Johnson, 33, of Newtown, Md. were charged with disorderly conduct after yelling and screaming at each other at a funeral service on Allegheny Street, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police reported. No time or date was given for the offense in the report.

Theft of packages

LOCK HAVEN – Two packages delivered by UPS on April 17 were stolen from the front porch of 148 N. Fairview St., city police reported. The packages contained $100 worth of make-up, candy and an air horn, police said.

Careless driving

MILL HALL – Scott J. Reese, 21, of Beech Creek escaped injury when he fell asleep while driving a 1992 Toyota Tacoma north on Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64) and the vehicle’s left front section hit a rock wall near the Axe Factory Dam at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, April 21, state police at Lamar reported.

The vehicle rolled onto its right side and stopped in the southbound lane, Tpr. Shane Buffone reported.

Reese was cited for careless driving, according to the report.

Peeping Tom

DUNNSTOWN – A woman told Woodward Township Police that someone was looking or peering through a window of her residence at Lot 35, 129 Woodward Ave., at 11:33 p.m. Friday.

Retail theft

MILL HALL – A 17-year-old girl was taken into custody and charged with retail theft for stealing $98.41 worth of product from Wal-Mart at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Tpr. Homan of the Lamar barracks of the state police reported.