Police news — Saturday, Aug. 22

Criminal mischief

DUNNSTOWN – The family dog is being credited with chasing off a unwelcome visitor at 57 Locks Ave., Woodward Township, on Thursday at 9:18 p.m.

Township police said the resident was on the second floor of the home when the resident heard a rear door closing and sounds of a person walking through the first-floor interior.

The resident called out and then summoned the family dog. At that point, the unidentified visitor fled.

DUI alleged

BEECH CREEK – A 64-year-old male police did not identify was allegedly driving while intoxicated Wednesday at 4:10 p.m. on the Monument-Orviston Road in Beech Creek, Cpl. Doebler of the state police at Lamar said.

Police said the man was stopped for a summary moving violation and was found to be under the influence. Charges are pending blood-alcohol results, police said.

Retail theft

MILL HALL – Two individuals were charged with retail theft Thursday evening at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Bald Eagle Township, Tpr. Timothy Eiler of the state police at Lamar said.

Police said Derrick Boone, 30, and Tamber Greister, 39, both of Lock Haven, failed to ring up several items at the self-checkout, then attempted to leave the store without paying.

One-vehicle crash

LOGANTON – Briana Meyer, 18, of Loganton crashed her 2006 Ford Mustang on the Winter Road in Logan Township Thursday at 2:15 p.m., Tpr. Michael Flook of the state police at Lamar said.

Police said Meyer was trying to make a left turn onto the West Winter Road from Campground Road and accelerated to get across the road and avoid being struck by a westbound vehicle, when her auto crashed into a mailbox and wooden retainer wall.

Two-vehicle accident

BELLEFONTE – A two-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 99 at mile marker 80.2, Spring Township, about 7 a.m. Aug. 21, state police at Rockview said.

While traveling in the right lane, John B. Case, 47, of Mannington, W.V., rear-ended Kevin J. Wark, 52, of Monroe, N.Y., for unknown reasons, police said.

Elizabeth Barr, 45, of Mannington, W.V., was a passenger in Case’s vehicle and sustained a minor injury in the accident, according to police.

Police said Case had a revoked driver’s license and was listed as a habitual offender. He was taken into custody and charged with accidents involving injury while not properly licensed, habitual offenders and multiple summary offenses, including operation of a vehicle not properly insured, police said.

Case was arraigned before Dist. Judge Steve Lachman and was taken to Centre County Jail in lie of $7,500 straight bail, according to police.

DUI, possession alleged

BELLEFONTE – Jeremy Alterio, 30, of Bellefonte, was stopped for a traffic violation about 7:34 p.m. Aug. 1 and was arrested for driving while under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, state police at Rockview report.

Police said the incident occurred on Route 26 near the State Correctional Institution at Rockview.