Police News – Tuesday, Jan. 16

Strangulation alleged;

city man arrested

LOCK HAVEN — Jeffrey Watson, 51, of Lock Haven, was arrested for alleged simple assault on Sunday, according to Lock Haven City Police.

Police said they were called to 7 W. Bald Eagle St., Apartment 12, at about 4:15 p.m.

Upon arrival, police said, “Watson was involved in a domestic dispute when he strangled the victim with his hands, causing the victim to be unable to breathe.”

Watson was taken into custody and jailed, reported police.

Alleged drunkenness,

disorderly conduct

LOCK HAVEN — After repeatedly disturbing police officers and firefighters, Machell Jean Bressler, 57, of 751 E. Main St., was arrested Christmas Eve for alleged disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, reported Lock Haven City Police.

During the investigation of a motor vehicle accident, police allege Bressler was under the influence when she interferred with officers and firefighters.

“Bressler, after multiple warnings, remained in a public place while manifestly under the influence,” said city police. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m., police said.

Police did not specify if Bressler was given a citation, taken into custody or placed in jail.

Driver injured

CRAWFORD TOWNSHIP — Gabriel Lopez, 33, of Williamsport, was injured after his car traveled off the right side of Rauchtown Road at about 7:40 p.m. Jan. 9, according to state police at Lamar.

Lopez’ Honda Accord struck a utility pole, police said.

Lopez was taken to UPMC Susquehanna by Jersey Shore Emergency Services for an injury of unknown severity and charged with careless driving, reported Trooper Timothy Eiler.

Fire set to fence

being investigated

LOGANTON — State police at Lamar are investigating a case of criminal mischief after someone set fire to a fence at 1355 W. Valley Road, Logan Township.

State police were dispatched to the house of a 72-year-old Loganton resident for a report of criminal mischief.

Trooper Andrew Bishop said, “Through subsequent investigation, an unknown suspect set fire to the victim’s fence, at the rear of his residence.”

Anyone with information related to this crime can contact state police at Lamar.

Minor vehicle accident

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — No injuries were reported in an accident that occurred on Pine Mountain Road on Saturday at 6 p.m, according to state police at Lamar.

Scott Valentine, 48, of Jersey Shore, was driving a GMC Sierra with his passenger, Bobby Bair, 34, of Jersey Shore, when he pulled over to allow a Mack truck, driven by Anthony Walker, 59, of Mill Hall, to pass, police said. In passing, a hose hanging off Walker’s truck hit Valentine’s vehicle, causing minor damage, according to police.

Fraud charges

CRAWFORD TOWNSHIP — State police at Lamar are investigating a possible case of identify theft.

Police report that an 82-year-old Jersey Shore man called police in mid-December to report a crime.

Upon investigating, Trooper Rishell said, “an unknown actor obtained the (man’s) personal information and opened a credit card. Unknown actor then made (unauthorized) charges” to the credit card totaling $2,465. The date of the charges was listed as Dec. 15, at 12 noon.

Harassment alleged

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar said Jessica Matter, 35, has been charged with harassment for sending a text message to and leaving a voicemail for a 45-year-old woman using Matter’s boyfriend’s cell phone. The location of the crime is reported as Grahams Lane in Beech Creek Township. The incident occured Jan. 10, state police said.

Theft from vehicle

DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township police are investigating the theft of a woman’s purse from a vehicle at either East Main Street near Jay Street, or at the victim’s residence along Coudersport Pike, on Monday. The purse was described as brown with a cloth shoulder strap, about 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall.

Criminal mischief

LOCK HAVEN — Eggs were smashed at a residence in the 100 block of Fairview Street on Dec. 12, according to Lock Haven City Police.

Police did not specify who, if anyone, was charged in this criminal mischief case.