Police news — Tuesday, Nov. 14

Shooting victim identified

WILLIAMSPORT — State police at Montoursville have identified the man found dead on Poco Farm Road in Loyalsock Township at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday as William Maurice Dowling, 25, of 1244 N. 30th St., Philadelphia.

Police said Dowling was found deceased of an apparent gunshot wound by a passerby.

The victim is the father of one child, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with any information to call PSP at 570-368-5700.

Underage drinking

WINGATE — A juvenile was charged with underage drinking at 11:59 a.m. Nov. 10 at Bald Eagle Area High School, Boggs Township, state police at Rockview report.

Police said the incident occurred as the student attended school under the influence of alcohol.

Criminal trespass

MILLHEIM — A 14-year-old girl from Aaronsburg and a 12-year-old girl from Spring Mills have been charged by state police at Rockview with criminal trespassing.

Police said the two entered a room at the Millheim Hotel, 112 W. Main St., without prior authorization or payment and slept there. They were discovered at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, police said.

No injuries

LOCK HAVEN — No one was hurt in a one-car crash on Nov. 6 at 9:27 p.m. on Bellefonte Avenue and First Street, according to city police

Megan Rinehart of Lock Haven told police she attempted to hit her brakes and accidentally hit the gas pedal, causing her vehicle to hit two concrete barricades and the railroad tracks. The car suffered disabling damage, police said.

Neither Rinehart nor three passengers in her vehicle were injured, police said. The driver will be charged with driving on the right side of the roadway.

Harassment charges

MILL HALL — Jeffery Alexander Thomas, 26, has been charged with harassment following an incident at 1:03 a.m. Nov. 11 at 421 S. Water St., according to state police at Lamar.

Police said Thomas and a 33-year-old man were engaged in a verbal argument which escalated to the accused kicking and scratching the victim, who sustained scratch marks to both hands and behind the left ear.

DUI alleged

LAMAR — State police at Lamar have charged Emily Elizabeth Timko, 18, of Bellefonte with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 12:31 a.m. Nov. 13 on Nittany Valley Drive, Porter Township.

Police said Timko was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Charges will be filed through the office of District Judge John Maggs.

House burglarized

RENOVO — A man and woman from 210 Clinton Ave., Renovo, reported to state police at Lamar that their residence was entered and various items, including guitars, jewelry and clothing was stolen.

The report was made at 5:02 p.m. Nov. 10.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact PSP at 726-6000.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — A 28-year-old woman from Lock Haven is believed to have been driving under the influence at 2:14 a.m. Nov. 11 in the 200 block of First Street, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said a traffic stop was conducted on the accused’s vehicle and following an investigation the accused was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

DUI alleged

CASTANEA — At 3:43 a.m. Nov. 11, state police at Lamar stopped a 2002 Jeep Liberty in the 400 block of Jarrett Avenue in Castanea township for a traffic violation.

After subsequent investigation, police said the 37-year-old Lock Haven woman who was driving was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. Charges will be filed through the office of District Judge Joseph Sanders.

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