Police news Jan. 8

Alleged sexual assault

HOWARD — A Howard man is accused of sexually assaulting a person from 2009 to 2012 while the victim was between 14 and 17 years old, state police at Rockview said.

Brandon Leslie Burns, 34, of Howard, has been charged with hundreds of counts of related sexual assault crimes stemming from incidents with the victim at various locations in the Howard and Milesburg areas of Centre County, police said.

Charges were filed through District Judge Casey McClain’s office on Jan. 03, 2018 and bail was set at $100,000, police said.

Burns was placed in the Centre County Correctional Facility and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 10, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Package stolen

BELLEFONTE — A package was stolen on Nov. 14, 2017 after it was delivered to the incorrect address in Marion Twp., Centre County, state police at Rockview said.

The package was unable to be retrieved by the postal carrier and the investigation into this incident continues, police said.

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