Police news — Tuesday, Nov. 28

Medications stolen

MACKEYVILLE — Prescription medications were stolen from the 68 Fairground Road residence of a 37-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman last Wednesday, sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., state police at Lamar reported. The burglar entered through the back door, police said.

Police did not release the names of the victims.

Deer struck

SNOW SHOE — A car traveling east on I-80 struck a deer at 10:52 p.m. on Sunday, state police at Rockview said.

A Nissan Altima driven by Vivian Medina of Scranton struck the deer when it ran onto the road from the left side of the roadway, police said. After hitting the deer, the car was disabled and Medina pulled onto the south right shoulder. police said. The deer was thrown onto the north shoulder. Both Medina and her passenger were wearing seat belts and had minor injuries from the air bag deployment, police said.

Snow Shoe Township Fire Department and Moshannon Valley EMS responded to the crash, police said. The car was towed by Reese’s Towing.

Chair in the road

CASTANEA — Tiffany Hammond, 36, of State College, was driving north on Route 220 at approximately 70 miles per hour at 11:09 a.m. Friday, when she struck a recliner chair in the roadway, state police at Lamar said. Hammond tried to brake when she saw the chair, police said, but her vehicle hit it with its front driver side. The car was disabled, police said, but no one was injured.


Avenue crash

LOCK HAVEN — Madalyn Sims of Jersey Shore drove through a red light on Bellefonte Avenue and struck the front of a Subaru Forester driven by Jacquelyn D. Newlen of Lock Haven, city police reported.

Newlen was headed south on Commerce Street and tried to cross the intersection with a green light, police said. She was not injured, police said, but her SUV had to be towed with a broken half shaft and control arm on the passenger side.

Sims also was not injured and her Ford Taurus had a broken headlamp and bumper, police reported. She will be cited, police said.

Harassment charged

BELLEFONTE — A 30-year-old man of Morrisville was charged with harassing a 31-year-old woman of Bellefonte after communicating with her online, state police at Rockview said. Police did not release the names of the victim or the perpetrator.

The incidents occurred over the time frame of Nov. 15 to Nov. 20. The accused was told several times to stop contacting the victim because his thoughts and opinions were unwanted, police said.

Charges for continuing to harass the victim were filed through Magisterial District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker’s office, police said.

Fights reported

Three physical fights were reported in the region last week by state police at Lamar. Police did not release any of the names of those involved.

On Friday, two white men engaged in a physical altercation resulting in minor bodily injury at 7:33 a.m. at 6510 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, police reported.

Last Wednesday, three women argued on Maple Avenue in Beech Creek, around 10:28 p.m. and the argument became a physical confrontation, police reported. The women were a 31-year-old woman from Newton, Alabama, a 51-year-old woman from Beech Creek and a 20-year-old woman from Howard, police said.

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 11:08 p.m., a 24-year-old son struck his 51-year-old father in the face at 4334 Pine Mountain Road, Jersey Shore, according to police.

Public drunkenness

FLEMINGTON — Shane Allen Hockenberry, 30, was observed walking near the intersection of Woods Avenue and Wright Street, Monday, Nov. 20, at 4:51 p.m., and it was subsequently determined that he was under the influence of a controlled substance, state police at Lamar reported.

DUI alleged in crash

MILL HALL — Rachel Plowman was involved in a crash on the Route 220 northbound ramp Monday, Oct. 30 at 11:14 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

She fled the scene, police reported, but was found in an apartment above the Old Corner in Lock Haven, under the influence of alcohol.

DUIs alleged

State police at Lamar reported they made three traffic stops in the region last weekend in which the drivers were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

On Saturday at 4:51 p.m., Shelley Parker of New Jersey was stopped for a traffic violation at Mile Marker 193 on I-80 eastbound, in Greene Township, and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and drug possession, according to police.

On Saturday at 3:07 a.m., a 27-year-old woman from Jersey Shore was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 220 southbound at the Mill Hall exit, and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI, police reported. Police did not release her name.

On Friday at 9:50 p.m., a 70-year-old man was stopped at 7100 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, for a traffic violation, and it was determined he had been drinking, according to police. Police did not release his name.



BEECH CREEK — Donald Lee Levelle Jr., 32, of 317 Maple Ave., was found to be in possession of multiple glass marijuana smoking devices and a small amount of marijuana last Wednesday at 11:27 p.m., during a follow-up investigation of a report of harassment from earlier the same night, according to state police at Lamar.

Two-vehicle crash

SALLADASBURG — A two-vehicle crash occurred last Wednesday at 7:33 p.m. on Main Street, state police at Montoursville reported.

The right side of a Cadillac Deville, driven east on Main Street by Troy Showers of Jersey Shore, struck a Chevrolet Avalanche owned by Karen Paulhamus of Cogan Station and legally parked along the street, on a lefthand turn, police said. The Cadillac stopped about 40 feet from the impact, facing east, police said.

Showers was wearing his seat belt and was not injured, police said. He was charged for the incident, police said.

Lost firearm

AVIS — A 46-year-old man reported he lost his firearm, a Ruger LCP .380, at 3115 Woodward Ave. at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-726-6000. Police did not release the name of the victim.

Trees struck

LOCK HAVEN — After attempting to make a left turn from Coudersport Pike (Route 664) onto Little Plum Road at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Emily Caprio, 20, of Lock Haven, struck trees on the left of the road with her vehicle, state police at Lamar reported.

Retail theft

MILL HALL — Aften Elizabeth Vinson, 32, concealed various pieces of merchandise worth $41.96 and walked past the final point of sale at the Mill Hall Weis Markets on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:21 p.m., state police at Lamar said.


weekend statistics

State police at Montoursville announced their DUI roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints over the holiday weekend throughout Lycoming County resulted in eight DUI arrests, one ACT 64 arrest, and multiple summary charges for traffic violations.