Police news — Wednesday, Aug. 26

Life Flighted for injuries

BELLEFONTE – A 17-year-old boy from Bellefonte was Life Flighted to UPMC Altoona for treatment of moderate to severe injuries to his head and back following an accident on Interstate 99, Benner Township, about 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Tpr. J.R. Pollick of the state police at Rockview said.

The teen was driving south on I-99, near mile marker 78, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road for unknown reasons, went over to the I-99 northbound lanes and rolled twice. The vehicle stopped facing west in the left northbound lane, according to police.

Police said the unidentified boy was wearing a seat belt.

He was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 which was severely damaged in the accident, according to police.

Interstate 99 was closed for about an hour for cleanup and to allow Life Flight to land on the highway, police said.

Motorcyclist injured

RENOVO – A motorcyclist was injured along Route 144, Halls Run Road, in Noyes Township at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Trooper First Class Jeffrey Hildebrand of the state police at Lamar reported.

Thomas Taylor, 57, of South Plainfield, N.J., was riding a 2012 Road Glide and headed south when, on a right curve, he came upon a car in the wrong lane, headed directly for him, police said. He swerved off the road to avoid a collision and struck a tree.

Taylor suffered moderate injuries in the accident, police said, and was wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet.

He described the vehicle he swerved to miss as a white Japanese-type sports car with red rims, a loud after-market exhaust, with either a hood scoop or something painted on the hood, police said.

Anyone with information on the car is asked to call TFC Hildebrand at 570-726-6000.

Scattering rubbish

MILL HALL – Someone threw three black plastic garbage bags on a property along Munro Road in Bald Eagle Township sometime between Saturday and Monday, state police at Lamar said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-726-6000.

Underage drinking

DUNNSTOWN – Three unnamed 17-year-olds allegedly consumed alcoholic beverages at a residence on Fryer Lane, Dunnstable Township, between 1 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Tpr. Michael J. Flook of the state police at Lamar said.

The two girls and one boy are Lock Haven residents, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-726-6000.

Retail theft

MILL HALL – An unknown man allegedly stole a 5000 BTU single-room air conditioner from the Kmart store about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Tpr. Michael J. Flook of the state police at Lamar reports.

The man is described as being white, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall with a beard and weighing about 140 pounds, police said.

He left in a black Pontiac Avea, a four-door hatchback vehicle, with no registration plate, police report.

The air conditioner was valued at $129, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police at 570-726-6000.

Tools taken

LAMAR – Someone allegedly stole various tools and other items from a new-construction residence at 280 Mountain View, Porter Township, between Aug. 19 and 20, Trooper First Class Jeffrey Hildebrand of the state police at Lamar reports.

The items belonged to Aaron Scott Fisher and Samuel Issac Stoltzfus, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call TFC Hildebrand at 570-726-6000.

Truck leaves highway

LAMAR – David G. Siipola, 70, of Zephyrhills, Fla., was driving a 2014 International Harvester truck east on Interstate 80 when it went through the guard rail and down an embankment before striking several trees near mile marker 174 in Lamar Township, police said.

The accident occurred about 8:37 a.m. Sunday, police report.

Siipola was taken to Lock Haven Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police, and was charged for failing to remain on roadways laned for traffic.

Goodwill Hose Co. of Flemington responded to the scene.