Police News

Alleged knife thrower

injures girlfriend

LOCK HAVEN — Daniel Mikitko, of Lock Haven, has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw knives at his girlfriend, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said the incident occurred on High Street in Flemington on Jan. 5.

The knives caused minor injuries to the woman’s face, shin and ankles, police said.

She required medical treatment, Trooper Lauren Pohlig reported.

Woman airlifted after collision

BELLEFONTE — Linda Beltz, 43, of Lewistown, sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Benner Pike and Paradise Road and was airlifted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, according to state police at Rockview.

Trooper Jacob Hebdon responded to the crash at 7:08 p.m. on Jan. 7 and reported that Beltz ran the red light, in a V20 Cross Country Volvo, entering the intersection directly in front of Nelson Tice, 52, of Bellefonte, operating a GMC Sierra. The pickup truck hit Beltz’s Volvo with it’s front end, said state police. Beltz’s vehicle came to a final rest in the grass approximately 100 feet away from the initial impact, said state police.

Bellefonte EMS responded. Tice was uninjured, police said.

Man, woman face charges

following domestic dispute

LOGANTON — A 31-year-old Loganton man who state police did not identify in their report is charged with illegally possessing a firearm amid a domestic violence situation, according Trooper Grant Ralson of the Lamar substation.

Trooper Ralson, who investigated the incident at 1230 Rocky Road, Greene Township, at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, the man and an unidentified 35-year-old Loganton woman were engaged in a verbal argument outside their home when the woman pushed the man.

The physical altercation escalated into the home when the man pushed the woman, according to state police. Trooper Ralson said that, upon further investigation, he discovered the man possessed an illegal firearm and he later charged the woman with harassment.

Vehicle rolls, teen injured

SNOW SHOE — A 17-year-old man from Snow Shoe was injured when he lost control and rolled his vehicle, according to state police at Rockview.

The driver was negotiating a turn on Runville Road at about 9:45 a.m. Jan. 2, when his rear tires slid and the Dodge Ram 2500 started to spin clockwise, hit an embankment, rolled over and landed back on its wheels, blocking traffic, according to police. Trooper Joshua Knoffsigner said the driver – who police did not identify because of his age – was injured to an unknown severity and was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center by Bellefonte EMS. The driver will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic and the vehicle was later towed by Rich’s Amoco, Trooper Knoffsigner reported

Theft alleged

MILL HALL — Debra Kay Rupert, 62, of Lock Haven, was charged with retail theft at the Dollar General in the Millbrook Plaza, state police at Lamar report.

Trooper Kyle Witmer reported that Rupert transferred merchandise from one container to another in an attempt to deprive the store of the full retail value at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Vehicle goes airborne,

but no serious injury

BEECH CREEK — Rickey Barner, 51, of Lock Haven, sustained minor injury when his vehicle went airborne after hitting a slight embankment and landed in a demolished barn.

Trooper Andrew Adams said the crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Jan. 6. He said Barner was traveling on Eagle Valley Road when he crossed the double yellow line, and while trying to steer his Dodge Durango back into the lane he lost control of the vehicle. Barner then exited the east side of the roadway and traveled approximately 50 yards into slight embankment where his vehicle traveled 15 feet more in the air before landing in the foundation of a previously demolished barn, said state police.

Barner sustained minor injury, police said, but he was not transported by EMS. The driver was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic, according to police.

Retail theft alleged

BALD EAGLE — State police at Lamar are investigating a retail theft at Weis Market, Mill Hall, at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 5.

Adam James, 37, was charged with the crime after he allegedly stole a box of Mucinex DM valued at $25.99, said Trooper Grant Ralston.

Two-vehicle crash

LAMAR — Crystal Harpel, 41, of Mill Hall, and her 15-year-old passenger were taken to the Lock Haven Hospital emergency room after her car struck a vehicle driven by Peggy Tressler, 64, of Mill Hall, according to state police at Lamar.

Trooper Kyle Witmer reported that Tressler’s Jeep Liberty was struck by Harpel’s Chevrolet Silverado at the intersection of Long Run Road and Auction Road on Dec. 27 at approximately 2:04 p.m. Tressler was charged with an alleged disobedience to traffic control devices, police said.