Police News — August 17

Teen huffs duster gas,

crashes vehicle

MILL HALL — Alea R. Probst, 18, of Mill Hall, was under the influence of alcohol and duster gases when she crashed her 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier into another vehicle and a concrete barrier on Hogan Boulevard, state police at Lamar said.

Probst previously huffed duster gases she purchased from Walmart before driving, police said.

The crash occurred on Aug. 2 at 12:43 a.m., police said.

Probst was charged with not driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Driver of vehicle flees police

MACKEYVILLE — A hit and run that occurred on Interstate 80 in Montour County led to a vehicle crash on Frank D. O’Reilly Jr. Highway in Lamar Township on Aug. 8, state police at Lamar said.

Trooper Matthew Rounsley reported that he had been informed of the hit and run by another trooper and was parked at a crossover on the interstate when he saw a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect.

Rounsley attempted to catch the vehicle, a 2016 Dodge Ram, that traveled off of the interstate and through a stop sign without stopping, police said.

The vehicle crashed through a guide rail and into a steep ditch due to excessive speed, police said.

The driver fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said.

Domestic dispute alleged

NORTH BEND — A 50-year-old Howard man was arrested for harassment on Aug. 11 for an incident that occurred on Aug. 6, state police at Lamar said.

A 43-year-old North Bend woman told police that the suspect threw a lit cigar at her, hitting her in the eye, before he left for work that day, police said.

DUI alleged

MUNCY — Rickey Lee Probst Jr. 24, of Mill Hall was sent a summons to appear before a district judge after an incident that occurred on June17 in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, state police at Montoursville said.

Probst has been charged with DUI, careless driving and reckless driving at Route 405 and Muncy Creek Boulevard in Muncy Creek Township, police said.

Wet roadway leads

to two-car crash

WOOLRICH — No one was injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 13 at 6:45 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Zoe Carson, 19, of Jersey Shore, was traveling on Park Avenue near it’s intersection with Woodward Avenue when her 2000 Mazda Millenia struck a 2008 Honda Civic, driven by Harley R. Shoop, 18, of Mill Hall, police said.

Carson had been traveling too fast for the wet conditions which led to the crash, police said.

No one was injured and Carson was issued a citation for not driving her vehicle at safe speeds, police said.

Harassment arrest

MILL HALL — Samuel Zuback, 52, of Mill Hall, was arrested Aug. 3 for suspected harassment, state police at Lamar said.

Zuback is accused of following his ex-girlfriend, a 57-year-old Mill Hall woman, and threatening both her life and anyone she potentially started a new relationship with, police said.

Traffic stop leads to

possible DUI charges

BELLEFONTE — A 31-year-old Fleming man may face DUI charges after being pulled over on South Eagle Valley Road, Union Township, Centre County, state police at Rockview said.

The suspect was taken into custody for a blood test after it was found that he was intoxicated, police said.

The incident occurred on Aug. 14 at 8:54 p.m., according to police.

Charges are pending on the results of the blood test, police said.

Driver loses control of

vehicle, causes crash

LOGANTON — Grace Nannay, 65, of Youngstown, Ohio, was traveling west on Interstate 80, Greene Township, when her 2014 Ford Focus traveled onto the rumble strips on the side of the roadway, state police at Lamar said.

Nannay attempted to correct the vehicle which caused the vehicle to veer into the left lane and strike a 2014 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Heather A. Swartz, 33, of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., police said.

Swartz stopped her vehicle, causing the two vehicles to break apart and Nannay’s vehicle to travel over an embankment and strike a tree, police said.

No injuries were reported and Nannay’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Valley Towing, police said.

Nannay was charged in relation to driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Vehicle loses control due

to wet conditions

RAUCHTOWN — The driver of a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was not injured after a one vehicle crash that occurred on Aug. 13 at 4:08 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Seneca M. Mitchell, 35, of Williamsport, was traveling west on Rauchtown Road when he came to a curve in the roadway, police said.

Mitchell was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions, causing his vehicle to slide off the roadway and strike a guide rail, police said.

Mitchell was issued a citation for not driving his vehicle at a safe speed, police said.

LH man cited for criminal

mischief, harassment

LOCK HAVEN — Todd Lavern Geyer Jr., 20, of Highland Street, Lock Haven, was cited for criminal mischief and harassment after an incident that occurred on Aug. 13, Lock Haven City police said.

Geyer is accused of pushing a 20-year-old woman to the ground and breaking a stand and microwave, police said.

Distracted driving leads to crash

LAMAR — Kevin J. Poorman Jr., 22, of Rebersberg, was traveling was on Narrows Road, Porter Township, near Hate to Leave It Lane when he became distracted, causing his 2012 Dodge Journey to travel off the roadway, state police at Lamar said.

Poorman’s vehicle traveled along the shoulder of the road before striking trees/shrubbery and travelling down into a creek bed 50 feet away from the road, police said.

No injuries were reported and Poorman was issued a citation for not driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Tressler’s Towing assisted him at the scene, police said.

Theft from vehicle

LOCK HAVEN — A suspect broke into a vehicle at 840 Bellefonte Avenue and stole $5 worth of prescription drugs on Aug. 14, Lock Haven City police said.

The incident occurred between 2 and 3 p.m., police said.

Found property

LOCK HAVEN — Multiple items have been turned into Lock Haven City police between Aug. 12 and 14.

Three abandoned bicycles were turned over to Lock Haven City police on Aug. 14. Two children’s bicycles were found at Hoberman Park and one adult bicycle was found near the intersection of Liberty and East Bald Eagle streets, police said.

A metal cargo rack was also found and turned into police on Aug. 12, police said.

Anyone wishing to claim these items may do so at City Hall, police said.

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