Police news — Saturday, Aug. 6

Theft alleged

MILL HALL – Police are investigating the theft of $600 of packaged meat from the outside freezer of Stella Poorman, 57, of Mill Hall. The incident occurred between July 20-29 between the midnight and 6:30 p.m.

PFA violation

CENTRE HALL – A Centre Hall man has been accused of violating of a Protection from Abuse order. David Lee Loesch, 61, allegedly yelled at and threatened the victim at midnight on Aug. 4.

Liquor law violation

JERSEY SHORE – The BPOE Jersey Shore Lodge No. 1057 was cited for a Liquor Law Violation. The Lodge allegedly failed to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for a period of two years concerning the local option small games of chance act.

These charges will be brought before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50-1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. In addition, the ALJ can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought. The ALJ can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.

Fraud investigation

MILL HALL – Police are investigating fraud phone calls where the caller claims to be a family member in need of bail money. The fraud occurs when a phone call is received by the victim, usually an elderly person.

The caller advises that the form of payment is to be iTunes cards. The victim purchases the cards and calls the caller back and gives the validation numbers to the caller therefore activating the cards that can be sold by the fraudulent party.

This is a fraud. Anyone receiving a call like this should contact the Clinton County Communications Center at 570-748-2936.