Police News

Three-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — A three-vehicle crash left one driver with possible head trauma and another with suspected minor injuries, state police at Rockview said.

The accident occurred on Nov. 17 at about 3 p.m. when a Ford Focus driven by Michael J. Cease, 21, of Boiling Springs, was travelling down Nittany Valley Drive, followed by a Toyota Camry, driven by Sam M. Harman, 20, of Hazleton.

Cease was approaching the intersection of Nittany Valley Drive and Deitrich Road and began to slow in the lane due to traffic, police said. Harman did not slow down in time and his vehicle struck Cease’s vehicle causing the Ford Focus to be pushed into the intersection, police said.

Another Toyota Camry, driven by Donald W. Strickler, 85, of Howard, was travelling on Deitrich Road into the intersection when his vehicle struck Cease’s on the passenger side causing disabling damage, police said.

Cease was flown to UPMC Altoona with suspected head trauma and Strickler was transported to Mt. Nittany Medical Center with suspected minor injuries, police said.

Harman was uninjured but was charged with driving vehicle at safe speed, police said.

Access device fraud

JERSEY SHORE — A 35-year-old Jersey Shore woman was the victim of access device fraud, state police at Montoursville said.

The incident occurred on Nov. 7 when, police said, the victim’s checking card information was obtained and used without authorization.

The case is still ongoing and there are no known suspects at this time, police said.

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