POLICE NEWS — AUGUST 11
Driver falls asleep
behind the wheel
SPRING MILLS — The driver of a 1999 Ford Ranger received suspected minor injuries after he fell asleep at the wheel on Aug. 8 at 7:17 a.m., state police at Rockview said.
Austin M. Parks, 24, of Confluence, Pa., was traveling on Penns Valley Road, Gregg Township, Centre County, when he fell asleep and travelled off the roadway, police said.
Parks vehicle struck a tree and a gate before coming to a stop 30 feet down an embankment, police said.
The vehicle was towed by Bierly’s Towing and Parks was cited for careless driving, police said.
False accident report
LOCK HAVEN — Cheyenne C. Pelton, 33, of Lock Haven, was sent a criminal complaint on Aug. 6, Lock Haven City police said.
Pelton is accused of falsely reporting a hit and run accident, police said.
LINDEN — One person may have been injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 7 at 1:12 p.m. on Route 220, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, state police at Montoursville said.
Carol N. Rhen, 75, of Linden, had stopped on Quenshuckney Road, where it intersects with Route 220, police said.
She attempted to pull out onto the roadway when her 2016 Subaru Forester struck a 2014 Dodge Caravan, driven by Andy W. Bauman, 41, of Lock Haven, police said.
Rhen may have suffered possible injuries but was not transported by EMS, police said.
Police were assisted on scene by Woodward Township Fire Department and Susquehanna Regional EMS, police said.
Rhen was issued a citation involving stop signs and yield signs, according to police.
Two vehicle crash
LOCK HAVEN — No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on East Main Street at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lock Haven City police said.
Gregory Jacobson, of Michigan, turned from Vesper Street onto Main Street when his 2018 Chevy Silverado struck a 2005 Hyundia Elentra, driven by Ronald J. Staszak, of Lock Haven, in the rear, police said.
Staszak told police that he had been parked on the north side of Main Street, two spaces away from Mill Street, when he had pulled out of his spot, police said.
He continued to say that he had checked his mirrors and did not see anything coming, so he pulled out, police said.
A notice of accident was given to each driver and no charges were filed, police said.