Police news — Wednesday, Jan. 24

Suspect sought in

armed robbery

LAMAR — The Flying J Travel Center along Interstate 80 was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday.

State police at Lamar said the business at 5609 Nittany Valley Drive in Porter Township, Clinton County, was robbed at about 3 a.m. when a man entered the store with a firearm, state police at Lamar said.

According to Trooper Zachary L. Yetter said the unknown suspect pointed the firearm at a cashier and demanded money from the cash register.

After getting the money, the actor fled, police said. Anyone with information please contact PSP at Lamar at 570-726-6000.

Police report

alleged harassment

State police at Lamar report two separate incidents of harassment on Jan. 19.

One occurred near Rauchtown at about 5 p.m. at 3767 Pine Mountain Rd., Crawford Township, state police at Lamar said. Jessica Arlene Myers, 26, is accused of striking a 38-year-old victim across the face with a bottle of lotion, causing a minor scratch to the victim’s right cheek, police said.

Another allegedly took place near Loganton, where Hunter Dale Hall, 27, is accused of shoving a 23-year-old victim, causing her to fall to the ground, state police at Lamar said.

This incident occurred at about 3 p.m. at 131 W. South St., Loganton, police said.

DUI crash alleged

LAMAR — The driver of a vehicle allegedly consumed alcohol and a controlled substance before operating his vehicle, which resulted in a crash on Jan. 19 at about 1 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

An unidentified, 38-year-old man from State College was driving west on Interstate 80 at about 70 miles per hour when he looked down to use his cell phone and swerved from the left lane onto the shoulder, striking a guard rail, state police said.

After striking the guardrail, the driver’s 2009-model, Nissan Maxima spun 180 degrees, crossing both lanes of traffic and coming to final rest on the right shoulder of the road, police said.

Vehicles strike

utility poles

A vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 44 in Washington Township on Dec. 18, 2017 at about 11 p.m., state police at Montoursville said. Nathaniel J. Hennigan, 20, of Jersey Shore, was traveling north on Route 44 when he lost control of his Ford F250 and traveled off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole, police said. Hennigan denied any and all medical attention and was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Police were assisted on the scene by Bailey’s Towing.

Separately, the driver of a 1995-model GMC Jimmy was transported to Lock Haven Hospital by Sugar Valley EMS after an accident on Jan. 20 at about 9 a.m., state police at Lamar said. Dawn I. Shortledge, 60, of Loganton, was traveling on West Valley Road just east of Orchard Lane when her vehicle went off the right side of the road, police said. Shortledge’s vehicle traveled across both lanes and struck a utility pole, police said. Shortledge was injured but the severity was unknown at the time, police said.

Vehicle ends

up in ditch

JERSEY SHORE — A Jersey Shore man driving a Volkswagen Jetta reportedly was not injured after a crash on Brouse Road, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, on Jan. 21 at about 8 p.m., state police at Montoursville said.

Jeffrey R. Saar, 20, was traveling west on Brouse Road when his vehicle went off the road and into a ditch, police said. Saar was not injured, but his vehicle was damaged, police said. No charges were filed and the vehicle was towed from the scene by King’s Garage, police said.

Vehicle hits tree

JERSEY SHORE — State police at Montoursville said the driver of a Pontiac Aztek was not injured in a crash at noon Jan. 19, but her vehicle was damaged.

Pearl O. Wenger, 77, of Jersey Shore, was traveling west on Route 44 in Limestone Township when her vehicle went off the right berm and struck a tree before rotating so that it was facing north when it stopped, police said.

Hit-run reported

LOGANTON — State police at Lamar are investigating a hit and run about 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in the parking lot of Kavkac Restaurant, Greene Township, Clinton County.

The driver of an unknown vehicle was backing up into a parking spot in the restaurant parking lot when it struck a trailer, pushing it a 2018-model Kenworth W900, police said.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, police said.

DUI alleged

BEECH CREEK — A 42-year-old Mill Hall man has been charged with driving under the influence after an incident that occurred on Jan. 20 at about 9 p.m., state police at Lamar said. The man was observed slumped over his steering wheel on Bridge Lane near Maple Avenue in Beech Creek, police said.

He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI, police said. Charges will be filed before district court. The man’s identity was not released.

Two-vehicle crash

at intersection

LOCK HAVEN — Two vehicles suffered disabling damage in an accident at 8 a.m. Jan. 22 at West Main and Third streets, city police said.

Police Officer Andrew Fisher reported Tymothy P. Diehl, of Lehartsville, was traveling south on Third Street and did not see a stop sign at the intersection.

Diehl said he reacted too late to avoid hitting a vehicle driven by Richard L. Helmer, of Lock Haven, police said. Police then spoke with Helmer, who told police that he was traveling west on West Main Street when he saw the headlights of Deihl’s vehicle just before impact, police said.

No one was reported injured and both vehicles were towed from the scene by Martin Motors, police said. Diehl was issued a citation for stop sign violation, police said.

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