Police News — August 23

DUI alleged

LINDEN — Blake Getgen, 28, of Jersey Shore, is accused of driving under the influence by state police at Montoursville.

Police said they were notified to assist EMS with a person passed out in a vehicle at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7775 N. Route 220 highway in Woodward Township.

Further investigation indicated Getgen had operated his vehicle, a 2012 Jeep, from the Elks in Jersey Shore while under the influence, police said. Charges are pending results of a legal blood draw, police said.

Craigslist theft

LOCK HAVEN — Adam Zelton, 34, of Miami, FL., reported that he was a victim of a theft on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 12:55 p.m., as he was attempting to purchase a MacBook Pro for $1000 off of Craigslist, State Police at Lamar reported.

Criminal mischief

LOCK HAVEN — A 16-year-old female broke the window of a 30-year-old female victim’s house, located on East Keller Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m., state police at Lamar said. Contact was made later with the teenager, who admitted to breaking the window with her hand. She was given a non-traffic citation, police continued.


RENOVO — On Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2:30-2:49 a.m., a 19-year-old male from North Bend engaged in a verbal altercation with a 27-year-old man from Clinton, Ind., which then turned physical as the 19-year-old struck the victim in the face multiple times with a closed fist, according to state police at Lamar.

Harassment charges are pending.

Suspected DUI

LOGANTON — Dylan Kerstetter, 20, of Loganton, was stopped for a traffic violation on Sunday, Aug. 19, at approximately 2:59 a.m. at the intersection of Hickory Lane and Lusk Run Road in Bald Eagle Twp., after which the suspect was taken into custody for suspected DUI, Lamar State Police said.

Fraud reported

MILL HALL — A 73-year-old woman and a 70-year -old man were called by telephone at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, by an unknown actor who persuaded the victims to allow access to their home computer. The actor was able to obtain the victims’ personal information and bank account information, state police at Lamar reported.

The actor then attempted to steal money from the victims’ bank accounts, but the transaction was stopped prior to the process being completed, police said.

Vehicle strikes bear

LOCK HAVEN — Amy Myers, 27, of Schenectady, N.Y., was traveling southbound in the right lane of Route 220 on Monday, Aug. 20, at 8:43 p.m., when she struck a black bear which was crossing the highway, state police at Lamar said.

Myers advised that she did not see the bear until the moment of impact, and was unable to avoid the collision, police continued. Myers received minor injuries in the crash and was transported from the scene by ambulance, police said.

The status of the bear was not reported.

$10,000 theft

LOCK HAVEN — Sometime between Saturday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 18, somebody entered a residence at 30 Forest Drive, Woodland Heights, and stole cash, a laptop, a 1/2 karat antique diamond ring, and a Michael Kors womens’ wrist watch, Woodward Township police reported.

The total value of the stolen items is $10,000, according to police.

Food stolen

LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven man was issued a citation for retail theft on Aug. 20, Lock Haven City police said.

David C. Barnard, 65, of 102 Liberty St., is accused of stealing $6 worth of food items from the Dollar General, police said.