Police news — Wednesday, Oct. 18

Car vandalized

LOCK HAVEN — A vehicle owned by a 40-year-old woman was keyed, causing almost $1,000 damage to the driver’s side, city police said.

City police said that Donald Lee Whyel Jr., 44, of Lock Haven, was issued a summons for criminal mischief and loiter/prowling at night.

Whyel is accused of loitering and prowling at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 17 and keying the side of the victim’s car, which was parked in the 500 block of East Main Street. Whyel caused $997.99 worth of damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle, police said.

Identity theft

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview received a report of identity theft.

The incident occurred between Oct. 14 and 16 at Myers Street, Walker Township, Centre County, police said. The investigation is on going, police said.

Car doors stolen

OVAL — Two car doors were stolen from a property in Limestone Township on Sept. 15, state police at Montoursville said.

The incident occurred at 231 Shed Road, the home of a 48-year-old man, police said.

During the police investigation the victim was able to recover the item. He requested that the suspect not be charged and their name was withheld from the report, police said.

DUI alleged

WILLIAMSPORT — Dallas Matthew Butters, of Linden, is accused of driving under the influence during an incident that happened July 30, state police at Montoursville said.

According to Trooper Jonathan R. Thompson, Butters was parked on Maynard Street, Williamsport, when police approached him. After further investigation he was found to be in possession of narcotics and related paraphernalia. Butters was also found to be under the influence of marijuana and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI, police said.

Charges will be filed through district court.

Improper lane

change causes accident

WILLIAMSPORT — Two vehicles were involved in a crash on Oct. 10 at around 8:30 p.m., state police at Montoursville said.

The accident occurred on East Third Street where it intersects with another street, not listed in the report.

According to Trooper Vincent Morgan, a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ryan M. Prebble, 19, of North Bend, was driving west in the left lane when he attempted to move into the right lane. The right front end of Prebble’s vehicle struck the left front end of a 2005 Jeep Liberty, driven by a Williamsport man, police said.

The drivers of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts and were not injured, police said.

Prebble was issued a citation, police said.

Two-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — A two-vehicle accident occurred on Bellefonte Avenue at about 9 a.m. on Oct. 9, city police said.

A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Eloise A. Jumper, of Shippensburg, was travelling west on Bellefonte Avenue when t was struck by a vehicle operated by Rebecca D. Ward of Lock Haven, who was leaving a driveway in her 2012 Jeep Limited.

Ward told police that she was leaving Brandt Eye Care, preparing to turn right, when she observed Jumper’s vehicle coming toward her but it was too late to avoid the accident.

There was damage to both vehicles and Jumper’s had to be towed from the scene by Martin Motors.

Police filed a traffic citation against Ward for turning movements and required turn signals.

Driver trapped in vehicle

PLEASANT GAP — A one-vehicle crash that occurred on Oct. 15 at about 8:30 a.m. caused the driver of a freightliner to be trapped in his vehicle, state police at Rockview said.

Trooper Ryan Maggs said the driver, James L. Schomer, of Herminie, Pa., was travelling in the right lane on I-99 near mile marker 82 when he attempted to negotiate a left hand curve.

Schomer’s truck travelled off the right berm, skidded off of right shoulder of the roadway, and rolled onto it’s passenger side, then slid about 100 feet before coming to a final rest along the shoulder of I-99, after striking an unknown number of signs.

Schomer was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by the Pleasant Gap Fire Department using mechanical means. He was transported to UMPC Altoona by Pleasant Gap EMS due to suspected serious injuries, police said.

PFA violation

LOCK HAVEN — Richard Michael Eldred, 23, of Renovo, was taken into custody after violating the conditions of his protection from abuse order, or PFA, city police said.

The incident occurred at Second Avenue on Oct. 13 at about 1 p.m., police said.

Drug possession

LOCK HAVEN — Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found at 511 W. Church St., city police said.

Edward A. Darby, 34, of Lock Haven, and Misty D. Foster, 37, of Lock Haven, were found to have a small amount of marijuana and numerous item of drug paraphernalia at their residence when police arrived on Oct. 17. Both have been charged, police said.

Drug possession

LOCK HAVEN — Siani Morales, 18, of Philadelphia, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana in the 100 block of Mill Street, police said. Morales was charged with drug possession, police said.

Multiple false alarms

JERSEY SHORE — State police at Montoursville responded to a false burglar alarm at the home of Albert Laird, 53, of 221 Chestnut Ridge Road, Jersey Shore, at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

It was the third false alarm at the residence, police said.

A non-traffic citation was filed against Laird and will be filed through the office of District Judge Joseph Sanders.

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