Police News-December 12, 2013

Semi-truck mishap

LOCK HAVEN – A semi-truck struck and damaged a sign Saturday afternoon on Bellefonte Avenue near Pearl Street, city police said.

Police said Steven Wayne DeHart, 54, of North East, Md., was driving in that vicinity and was on his way to the First Quality complex when his vehicle struck the sign. DeHart was unaware of the accident at the time, but it was witnessed and police interviewed him at a later date.

Vandalism to car

LOCK HAVEN – A 76-year-old woman’s parked auto was damaged by vandalism Friday, city police said.

Police said the car sustained $250 damage when somebody gouged the paint with a sharp object.

Ice cream theft alleged

BEECH CREEK – Bryce S. Allen, 21, of Blanchard, was accused of stealing a pint of Ben Jerry’s Ice Cream in his pants waist band, state police in Lamar said.

Police said Allen then tried to leave the Beech Creek Uni-Mart without paying for the merchandise. Charges for retail theft are being filed through magisterial district court.

Inmate assaulted

BENNER TOWNSHIP – An inmate at SCI Rockview was assaulted by another unknown inmate Dec. 9, state police at Rockview reported.

According to police, the victim was seated at a table playing chess, focusing on the game, when an unknown inmate approached him from behind and cut the victim with a sharp instrument behind the ear on the right side of his neck. The victim suffered severe lacerations that required transportation to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The investigation continues.

Police News-December 12, 2013

Telephone pole struck

PORTER TOWNSHIP – State police in Lamar report a hit and run crash on Nittany Valley Drive at around 5:30 Sunday.

Police said the crash occurred as the driver was travelling south on Nittany Valley Drive just south of Jupiter Lane when their vehicle traveled off the north side berm of the south bound lane and struck the pole with the car’s right front hood, headlight assembly and fender.

The vehicle was able to be driven from the scene and the driver was uninjured and wearing their seatbelt, police said.

Ice causes crash

GREENE TOWNSHIP – An unnamed 17-year-old Loganton resident was involved in a crash that occurred at around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Rauchtown Road.

State police from Lamar said the driver was traveling south on Rauchtown Road and upon seeing a vehicle in their lane, said she moved slightly to the right side to avoid a collision. The movement cause the vehicle to slide on the icy roadway and leave the roadway, where it struck an embankment then overturned onto the driver’s side.

No injuries were reported, as the driver was wearing their seatbelt. No citations were issued in the crash, as it resulted from poor roadway conditions.

Sign Struck

LOCK HAVEN – City police said a tractor trailer struck a sign and retaining wall while turning onto East Walnut Street off of Bellefonte Avenue Dec. 7 at around 6:45.

Police said Steven Wayne Dehart of Maryland was driving his truck on Bellefonte Avenue and turned onto East Walnut Street when the rear of his trailer knocked over a sign and struck a retaining wall, as well as damaged a lawn. Police said a witnessed tipped them off to the incident, and said they believed the truck was heading to First Quality.

When police arrived, Dehart was there, and was reportedly surprised to find out he had hit anything. Further inspection revealed the trailer had blue marks near the rear of the trailer where it had struck the sign and retaining wall.

Police informed Michael Eric Hastings, 28, of Lock Haven, of the damages to property at 720 Bellefonte Ave., which he owned.

Hit and Run

LOCK HAVEN – A stop sign at the intersection of South Jones and Shamrock Street was the victim of a hit and run between 5:30 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7.

City police said they were called to the scene when a witness observed the stop sign at the intersection was bent. The witness said the sign was straight when she left for work early that morning, but when she returned, the sign was bent.

Car keyed

LOCK HAVEN – City police said a car parked in city parking off East Main Street was keyed.

The incident occurred overnight between Dec. 8 and 9, police said. The damages are estimated at $200.


LOCK HAVEN – A pair of earings were stolen from a residence, police said.

The earings, valued at $50, were taken from the residence of an unnamed 34-year-old woman sometime between Nov. 29 and 30.