Police news — Monday, Nov. 6
Argument turns physical
LAMAR — State police at Lamar say an argument turned physical on Nov. 3 at about 8 a.m. at 5609 Nittany Valley Drive, Porter Twp.
Frank Paul Garelli, 59, of Chicopee, Mass., is accused of striking a 59-year-old male from Potosi, Mo., with a closed fist during an argument, police said.
Charges will be filed through District Judge John Maggs.
MONTOURSVILLE — A verbal fight between two people resulted in one person shoving the other multiple times, state police at Montoursville said.
The incident occurred on Oct. 25 at about 6 p.m. when state police were called to 382 Guinter Rd., Mifflin Twp., where police said an argument between the suspect, whose information was not given, and a 58-year-old victim had turned physical.
Police say the suspect pushed the victim multiple times; they then called police and the suspect left the residence.
Charges were filed on Nov. 2 through District Judge Lepley’s office, police said.
LAMAR — Tyler James Carson, 21, of Burnham, Pa., may face charges for DUI and Act 64 violations after drug paraphernalia and a small amount of drugs were found in his 2010 Ford Fusion, state police at Lamar said.
The incident occurred on Nov. 1 at about 9 p.m. when Carson was pulled over for a traffic violation, police said.
After subsequent investigation Carson was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. During the probable cause search, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were seized from the vehicle, police said.
Carson will be charged with all related Act 64 violations, police said.
All charges will be filed through District Judge Joseph Sanders’ office.
MILL HALL — Two Lock Haven men may face charges of retail theft after taking items from a Walmart that were worth over $400, state police at Lamar said.
The incident occurred on Nov. 2 at about 3 p.m. at the Walmart in Bald Eagle Twp., police said.
This is where, police said, Mitchell Ryan Coakley, 21, and Michael Samuel Signor, 19, were reported to have put various types of merchandise totalling $404.29 into a cart and attempted to walk past the final point of sale without paying for the items.
Charges were filed through District Judge Joseph Sanders’ office.
Access device fraud
LAMAR — A 77-year-old Mill Hall woman is the victim of fraud after her PayPal account was used to make two unauthorized purchases totalling $1,936.42, state police at Lamar said.
The possible fraudulent use of the account occurred between Jan. 12 and 16 of this year, police said.
Police are still investigating.
r LAMAR — A 33-year-old woman from Hendersonville, N.C. may face DUI charges, state police at Lamar said.
The incident occurred on Nov. 2 at about 10 p.m. at 7100 Nittany Valley Drive, Lamar, after the woman had been pulled over by police for a traffic stop.
Through subsequent investigation it was determined that the woman had been driving under the influence, police said.
Charges will be filed pending blood results, police said.
r BELLEFONTE — Following a traffic stop a 24-year-old Bellefonte woman may face charges for DUI, state police at Rockview said.
The incident occurred on Nov. 4 at about 2:30 a.m. on Chestnut Grove Road, Union Twp., Centre County, police said.
The Bellefonte woman was taken into custody and transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for a legal blood draw.
Charges are pending, police said.
SNOW SHOE — State police at Rockview are investigating a theft that occurred on Nov. 4 between 9:30 and 10 a.m.
The theft happened at a gas station on East Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe Twp., Centre County, where police said the wallet of a 30-year-old woman was stolen.