Police News – Thursday, Jan. 11

Accidents on Narrows Road

Two accidents took place on Narrows Road, between Lamar and Sugar Valley, in a week’s time.

Both the driver and passenger in a crash at 8 p.m. Tuesday were transported to Geisinger Medical Center for suspected minor injures, state police at Lamar said.

Ethan C. Hardy, 18, of Lock Haven, was driving east on Narrows Road when the vehicle hit a patch of ice, rotated counter-clockwise and struck a tree on the righthand side of the road, police said.

Both Hardy and his passenger, Lori A. Thomas, 48, of Loganton, were taken to Geisinger by Lock Haven EMS, police said. Police were assisted on scene by Goodwill Fire and Hose, Sugar Valley EMS, and Tressler’s Towing.

No charges were filed, police said.

No one was injured in a crash that took place on the same road last Friday at 10 p.m., state police at Montoursville said.

Clarissa L. Ilgen, 18, of Lock Haven, was driving her 2014 Jeep Patriot on Narrows Road when the vehicle went off the roadway on a left curve, struck a rock and rolled onto its roof, police said. It then slid across both lanes, turned about 180 degrees, went down a small embankment and rolled back onto its wheels, police said.

Neither Ilgen nor her passenger, Jordan R. Lynn, 19, of Lock Haven, were injured, police said.

Ilgen was cited for speeding, police said.

Animal cruelty

BELLEFONTE — Two animals required urgent medical care after officers from Bellefonte Police Department, with assistance by the Centre County district attorney’s office, reportedly searched an undisclosed location, early Monday.

According to police, a total of five dogs and a cat were found unfed and locked in an upstairs bedroom that was filled with animal feces.

“The individual reported to be caring for these animals advised that he has been feeding and watering the animals but had not taken them outside because it was cold,” police said.

The animals were removed from the property and were taken to a local veterinarian for immediate treatment, police reported.

Police expect to file charges when the investigation is complete.

No injuries

TROUT RUN – No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle crash, according to state police at Montoursville.

Cassidy Bower, 22, of Linden, was driving on Slacks Run Road, Monday at approximately 7:30 p.m., with two passengers, Deanna Cioffi, 43, of Montoursville, and Michael Signor III, 21, of Williamsport, when she struck an ice patch, reported Trooper Peter Dunchick.

The Ford Escape hit a reflective marker and a tree stump, police reported, and was disabled, with damage to the under-carriage, front bumper and front passenger wheel well and leaking transmission fluid. It was towed from the scene by Action Towing, according to police.

Harassment charged

LOCK HAVEN – James Evans, 49, of Lock Haven, was charged with harassment after he allegedly struck someone in the face with an open hand Sunday at approximately 4:20 p.m. at 218 Youngs Ave., Lock Haven Police reported.

PFA violation

SPRING MILLS – Jens-Peter Engelund, 50, of Spring Mills, was charged with violating a protection from abuse order Dec. 28 on Stone Row Lane, according to state police at Rockview.

Credit card fraud

BELLEFONTE – State police at Rockview are investigating a case of fraud. Adam Clampet, 41, of Bellefonte, made a complaint that someone used his credit card information and attempted to buy various goods on Dec. 22 at approximately 11:50 a.m., police reported. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814-355-7545.

Identity theft

DUNNSTOWN – Woodward Township police are investigating a report of identity theft that occurred Monday at 12:15 p.m. An unknown man created a false bank account with the victim’s name, then forged and cashed a check valued at $1,165.30, police reported.

False alarms

LINDEN — Lewis Veterinary Clinic was charged with having seven false alarms go out from its alarm system over a year’s period, state police at Montoursville reported.

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