Police news — Wednesday, Nov. 9

Telephone scam

COGAN STATION — State police report that a 65-year-old woman was the victim of a telephone scam within the last week.

The victim was contacted via phone by someone claiming to be a representative of Publishers Clearing House. She was told she had won $250,000 and a new Chevrolet Malibu and instructed to send $2,500 via money order to pay the taxes on her winnings, which she did, according to police.

After she was contacted again to send an additional $2,500, she contacted state police, who are continuing to investigate.

Alleged harassment

JERSEY SHORE — State police at Montoursville were called out on Saturday at approximately 1 a.m. for an argument that turned physical between Alexis Marie Tome, 22, and Tarrah Lee Cline, 37, both of Jersey Shore. Both were charged with harassment.

Aggravated assault

RENOVO –John Allen Wertz, 54, of North Bend, was charged with aggravated assault on Friday, Nov. 4 for shoving and punching Officer Jeffries of the Renovo Borough Police Department. Wertz remains in the Clinton County Correctional Facility awaiting his hearing, police said.

Retail theft

MILL HALL — Kylie Marie Koch, 18, and Mykah Azaria Driscoll, 18, both of Lock Haven, allegedly attempted to leave Walmart without paying for merchandise worth $195 and $91, respectively, on Saturday at approximately 8 p.m., according to state police at Lamar.

No injuries

MILL HALL — Luis Luciano-Huertas, 67, of Lock Haven, failed to yield while attempting to make a left turn on Nittany Valley Drive Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. and struck the driver’s side of the vehicle driven by Joshua Weber, 25, of Lock Haven, according to police.

No one was injured, but Weber’s car was towed from the scene, police said.

Theft of lost property

MILL HALL — Thomas Fitzgerald, 62, of Brooklyn, N.Y., reported to state police that an unknown individual removed approximately $1,300 from his travel kit that was left in the restroom of the Flying J Travel Plaza, Nittany Valley Drive, last Friday at approximately 2 a.m.

The travel kit was turned into the Flying J lost and found with the cash missing from the kit, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Lamar at 570-726-6000.