Police news — Wednesday, Jan. 11

Gift card theft

CASTANEA — Misty Dawn Foster, 36, of Mill Hall has been charged with theft for allegedly unlawfully taking a $50 Walmart gift card from an 83-year-old Lock Haven man sometime between Dec. 7 and 12, 2016. According to state police at Lamar, Foster used the card at the Walmart in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, without permission.

Hit and run

LOGANTON — State police at Lamar report that an unidentified driver traveling north on Pine Loganton Road in Crawford Township left the road and struck a fence and a tree before driving off in an unknown direction. The crash occurred around midnight last Wednesday.

Tools stolen

LAMAR — A garage belonging to Josh Ardner of Porter Township was forcibly entered last Friday around 1 a.m., and various tools were removed from the garage, according to state police at Lamar.

The tools taken included Stihl, Milwaukee and Husky brand drills, batteries, chainsaws, back-pack blower, air tools, ratchet wrenches, a pressure washer and miscellaneous other tools, police said.

Terroristic threats

LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar are investigating a report of terroristic threats allegedly made by Joshua Ray Fuller, 34, to an unidentified 34-year-old woman, both of Bellefonte. The incident occurred around midnight Saturday.

According to police, the victim and her boyfriend, the accused, got into a verbal argument at 64 Hollow Road in Gallagher Township. During the argument, Fuller threatened to burn down the residence and swung a box cutter at the victim, trying to cut her arm, police said. The accused then grabbed the victim by the neck, pushed her against a wall and then swung a knife at the victim and held it to her face, police said.

Alleged harassment

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar are investigating two separate reports of harassment in Beech Creek Township occurring late Monday night. Police did not identify the suspects or victims in either incident.

r Around 11 p.m., on Maple Avenue, a 38-year-old man allegedly grabbed a 33-year-old woman by her sweatshirt and pushed her up against a wall, police said.

r Around midnight, during a verbal argument on Laurel Run Road, a 63-year-old man from Beech Creek allegedly struck a 46-year-old woman from Howard on the side of her head, police said. Police did not identify the suspect or the victim.

Failure to yield

BELLEFONTE — Patricia A. Wrona, 64, of Pottsville, traveling south on East College Avenue, failed to yield to oncoming traffic while attempting to negotiate a left turn onto Nittany Valley Drive Saturday, Dec. 30, around 7 p.m., according to state police at Rockview. A car driven by N. L. Kolos, 66, of Bellefonte then struck the rear passenger side of Wrona’s car, police said. Police cited Wrona for a traffic violation.

Careless driving

FLEMINGTON — Cadence J. Coleman, 21, of Jersey Shore, struck the rear of a car stopped at a red light on High Street at its intersection with Huston Street Sunday around 4:15 p.m., according to state police at Lamar.

The stopped car was driven by John Strittmatter, 65, of Lock Haven, who may have sustained an injury, police said. Coleman was cited for careless driving, according to police.

Drug charges

LOCK HAVEN — Michael Duck Jr., 20, of Lamar, has been charged by city police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed at 3:45 a.m. Dec. 21, after police received a call that a blue Jeep was blocking the roadway on East Main Street. Officers said they observed a glass marijuana pipe and grinder in plain view.

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