POLICE NEWS — FRIDAY, MAY 19
Theft at Walmart
MILL HALL — On May 9 around 12:30 p.m., a woman’s purse was stolen in the Walmart parking lot along Hogan Boulevard, said police.
According to police, the victim left her purse in a shopping cart and put the cart back in the cart stall but did not immediately retrieve her purse. She was unable to find it after returning to the scene, police said.
Crash along Interstate 80
GREENE TOWNSHIP — Richard Smith, 41, of Hephzibah, Ga., crashed into a tree along I-80 after following too closely to another vehicle, according to police. Smith had a passenger in the car with him, but neither were injured and both were wearing their seat belts, police said.
Harassment charges filed
CASTANEA — A 50-year-old man faces harassment charges after being accused of grabbing the right forearm of a 57-year-old woman. On May 5, the accused proceeded to throw items over the porch of the house where the incident occurred and finally grabbed the victim by the neck, according to a report from police.
BEECH CREEK — A 36-year old man is accused of harassing a 43-year-old woman on May 9. The accused pushed and pulled the victim at the top of a flight of stairs during a verbal agreement, according to a police report.
MILL HALL — On Sunday at 3:35 p.m., there was an attempted theft at Walmart, police said. Kylee Rutty, 19, of Audubon was found to have concealed miscellaneous items in her purse, a report said. Rutty was caught and arrested for summary retail theft, said police.
PORTER TOWNSHIP — A thief stole 27 gallons of diesel fuel from a truck at the Flying J in Lamar, according to a police report. The thief allegedly took the gas from a traveling Dolphin Lines LLC truck from Nashville, Tenn. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Lamar at 570-726-6000.
Man charged after
driving into farm field
CASTANEA — On May 5 at 9:38 p.m., police witnessed the driver of a vehicle turn off the road and into an agricultural field. Thomas Foster of Lock Haven was taken into custody for a bench warrant out of Lycoming County, and was charged with drug possession and suspicion of driving under the influence after a subsequent investigation.
DUNNSTOWN — Dakota Hunter Radford, 18, of 45 Hickory Drive, was jailed for firing a gun and recklessly endangering others at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Woodward Township Police report.
After a dispute with his parents, Radford took a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun from the house and left, firing a shot into the air, police said.
He was to be arraigned in front of District Judge Joseph L. Sanders III, police said.
State police at Lamar assisted at the scene.
CENTRE HALL — State police at Rockview stopped a 53-year-old Centre Hall man Wednesday on East Wilson Street and found him to be driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the police report. He was taken to the Mount Nittany Medical Center for a blood test and charges are pending, police said.
Rauchtown Inn cited
RAUCHTOWN — The Rauchtown Inn, 3235 Rauchtown Road, Jersey Shore, was cited May 11 for gambling or lottery violations on eight separate dates, starting with Aug. 25, 2016 and ending with March 23, 2017, according to the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement at Montoursville.
The inn allegedly had or operated gambling devices or paraphernalia, or permitted gambling or lotteries, pool-selling and-or bookmaking on the premises, the report said.
The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who could impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for serious offenses, mandate training, and also suspend or revoke the inn’s license depending on the severity of the charges, the report said.