Police News — Aug 31
Man arrested for
DUI had warrant
HYNER — During a traffic stop for a traffic violation, state police at Lamar arrested a 47-year-old North Bend man who had an arrest warrant out of Clearfield County. Police apprehended the man at the intersection of Renovo Road and Goodling Lane on Aug. 25 at 1:36 a.m.
During the search of the man’s car, police found two pill bottles–one that had no prescription label and approximately 23 miscellaneous prescription pills and another unlabeled bottle with one suboxone tablet. The man did not have a prescription for any of the pills, police said.
Police said they also found drinking straws, a CVS pharmacy card and two black hair combs that contained white powdery residue in the car.
The man admitted that he used the straws to snort suboxone about one hour before police stopped him, police said.
Police took the driver into custody for having prescription pills without a prescription, driving under the influence and driving while suspended.
LAMAR — At 12:33 a.m. on Aug. 28, state police at Lamar were called to Community Services Group, 7930 Nittany Valley Dr., Lamar Township.
It was reported that a patient admitted to ingesting too many pills from two different prescription medications, police said.
Theft by deception
FLEMINGTON –A Flemington woman reported fraudulent purchases on her credit card between July 23 and 26, state police at Lamar said.
A suspect used a credit card number belonging to Sharon Best, 74, to make several reservations at a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, police said.
Driver falls asleep, car rolls
LOGANTON — While traveling on Interstate 80 in Greene Twp. on Aug. 28 at 8 a.m., Eduardo Romero, 22, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, fell asleep at the wheel and drove off the road, said state police at Lamar.
Romero awoke due to rumble strips on the left berm, over-corrected to the right and crossed both lanes of I-80 to impact the embankment, police said. His 2018 Hino 268, with one passenger in it, rolled onto its driver side, said police.
Both Romero and his passenger suffered suspected minor injuries but refused transport, said police. Romero was charged with careless driving, police said.
Goodwill Ambulance responded at the scene, said police.
Jewelry and pins found
MILLHEIM — A small box filled with 12 pieces of miscellaneous jewelry and pins was found near Elk Creek on Aug. 29, state police at Rockview said.
The box was found by the river wrapped in duct tape, police said.
Anyone with questions or information about the found items should contact PSP Rockview at 814-355-7545.
Vehicle strikes deer
RENOVO — Eric J. Knauff, 34, of Renovo, was traveling south on Renovo Road near it’s intersection with Notre Dame Lane when his 2009 Subaru Impreza struck a deer, state police at Lamar said.
Knauff’s airbag deployed and did cause possible injury, police said.
His vehicle was unable to be driven from the scene and was towed by Valley Collison, police said.
The accident occurred on Aug. 30 at 6:37 a.m., police said.
BELLEFONTE — No charges were filed against a 58-year-old State College man who allegedly struck his 59-year-old roommate, state police at Rockview said.
The incident occurred on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. in Benner Township where the 58-year-old became annoyed with the victim and struck him in the shoulder with a carved piece of wood, police said.
The suspect was transported to Mt. Nittany for evaluation, police said.
False alarm at Tractor Supply
MILL HALL — Tractor Supply of Bald Eagle Township was charged with false alarm/dialing devices after state police at Lamar were called to a false alarm on at 3:04 a.m. on Aug. 28.
This is the fifth false alarm in a 12 month period, police said.
Summary charges have been filed through district court, police said.
Car damaged by tire
LAMAR — An unnamed driver was driving in the left lane on Interstate 80 near the Lamar exit on Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. when she struck a large tire tread that was across the lane, said state police at Lamar.
The woman drove her vehicle to the TA at the Lamar exit and called state police at Lamar to report the crash about 1.5 hours later. She told PSP that she already had a Triple A tow en route, police said.
The woman said she was not injured, but thought the vehicle needed to be towed, police said.