Police News

Prohibited weapons

LINDEN — Maria Middendorf, 18, of Linden, was charged by state police at Montoursville with possession of prohibited offensive weapons at 7 p.m. on March 3 on Route 220 at Antler’s Lane in Woodward Township.

Police said the actor was stopped and police searched her 2004 Chrysler 300, seizing a knife with metal knuckles and a glass smoking device.

Charges were filed in the office of a Lycoming County district judge, police said.

Two – vehicle crash, no injuries

CENTRE HALL — Two drivers escaped injuries in a crash on Route 45 (Earlystown Road) in Potter Township, Centre County at 1:17 p.m. on March 3, state police at Rockview reported.

According to police Eleanor Ricks, 90, of Centre Hall, pulled from a private lane into the path of a car driven by David Cantu, 59, of State College, who was westbound on Route 45. Ricks’ 1993 Pontiac had disabling damage; Cantu was able to drive his vehicle from the scene, police said.

Identity theft thwarted

BELLEFONTE — An unknown actor allegedly attempted to use the identity of a Walker Township resident on Feb. 19, according to state police at Rockview. The actor was unable to use the card because the victim has a Life Lock account, police said.

Pickup hits trees

CENTRE HALL — A 2004 Dodge Dakota driven by Tyler J. Welch, 28, of Centre Hall, struck two trees on Vonada Gap Road in Gregg Township at 10:11 a.m. on March 3, according to state police at Rockview.

Police said Welch was eastbound when the truck left the roadway and struck the trees. The driver was not injured, police said.

Retail theft and drug offenses

LOCK HAVEN — Kathy Marie Lachet, 58, of Lock Haven, was taken into custody and arrested on March 2 around 2:45 p.m. for retail theft, receiving stolen property, misbranding controlled substances and possession of controlled substances after attempting to steal merchandise from the Lock Haven Weis Market, Lock Haven City police said.


LOCK HAVEN — At 3:40 p.m. on March 4, Lock Haven City Police responded to a disturbance at 209 Linden St. Tiffany Hardy was accused of throwing a butter container at the head of Bryan Evers. Officers filed a citation through Magisterial District Judge Keith Kibler’s District 1 office for harassment, police said.