POLICE NEWS — WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8
Deer strikes motorcyclist
JERSEY SHORE — A motorcyclist travelling on Route 44 just east of Sassafras Lane was struck in the head by a deer, state police at Montoursville said.
The incident occurred on Nov. 4 at about 8 p.m. when a Suzuki DR650 driven by Matthew S. Bucher, 41, of Jersey Shore, was travelling north on Route 44 in Cummings Twp. with a witness following behind.
Police said that a deer came from the west side of the roadway and was airborne. The animal struck Bucher in the head causing him to fall from the motorcycle and slide on the ground about 30 to 40 feet according to the witness, who was not named.
Bucher came to final rest on the east shoulder of the roadway with his head on the fog line and his feet in the ditch, police said.
The motorcycle slid about 40 feet after impact and came to final rest partially on the roadway on the right side. The deer continued east and was not found, police said.
Bucher was transported by Waterville EMS to the Jersey Shore Hospital due to suspected serious injury, police said.
Possession of drug paraphernalia
LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven woman may face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, city police said.
The incident occurred on Sept. 19 at about 4 a.m. when police say Rebecca Jean Andrus, 36, of 139 Bennage Ave., was found to be in possession of spoons, a syringe and a glass smoking pipe at the intersection of Laurel Run Road and Route 150 in Mill Hall.
All these items are commonly known to be used for consuming illegal narcotics/drugs, police said.
SALLADASBURG — A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Route 287 and Church Street in the Salladasburg borough, state police at Montoursville said.
The crash occurred on Nov. 5 at about 7:30 p.m. when the driver of a 2002 Ford Mustang was travelling north on Route 287 and was attempting to make a right turn onto Church Street, police said.
As the driver of the Mustang was attempting to turn right, another vehicle, a 1996 Ford Contour, was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 287 and cut her turn too short. As a result the Contour struck the left front section of the Mustang, police said.
Both vehicles were driveable and no injuries were reported. The driver of the Contour was issued a violation for driving on the right side of roadway, police said.
Vehicle crash at intersection
JERSEY SHORE — A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of School House Road and Middle Road in Limestone Twp., state police at Montoursville said.
The crash occurred on Oct. 30 at about 10:30 a.m. and involved a Dodge Ram 2500, driven by Logan M. English, 21, of Jersey Shore, and a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Lawrence W. Cooper, 56, of Muncy, and a passenger in Cooper’s vehicle, Heath M. Popolow, 37, of Muncy, police said.
Cooper’s vehicle sustained disabling damage but both he and his passenger were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured, police said.
Nippenose Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Aikey’s Towing assisted at the scene, police said.
Church yard damaged
BELLEFONTE — A church located in Zion was the victim of vandals, state police at Rockview said.
Police say that the church located in Walker Twp. was vandalized when a vehicle drove through the grass yard of the building between Nov. 5 and 7 at an unknown time.
The suspects are not known at this time but police are still investigating.
LOCK HAVEN — City police have found a BMX style bike in the bushes at First National Bank.
The bike was found on Nov. 5.
Hearing aids flushed down toilet
BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview are investigating criminal mischief at the Centre County Correctional Facility in Benner Twp.
According to police, one inmate had flushed another inmate’s hearing aids down the toilet on Oct. 14 at about 10 p.m.