Police News — August 28

Minor accident

LOCK HAVEN — Ethan Dale, 20, of Lock Haven, backed into a vehicle driven by Maureen Klees in the parking lot of Walker’s Hardware on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 2:45 p.m., according to city police.

Dale told police his car was packed for moving into college and his view was obstructed.

Klees stated that she used her horn, but Dale did not stop backing up, police continued.

Police said there were no injuries and both vehicles were driven from the site of the accident.

Drug charges

LOCK HAVEN — Lenee Rose Confer, 30, of 16 Williamson Heights, was taken into custody and placed in jail following a probation check on Tuesday, Aug. 14, after officers found commonly used items for manufacturing methamphetamine, along with two smoking devices, Lock Haven City Police reported.

Police also stated that Confer admitted to officers that she manufactured 1 gram of methamphetamine and smoked it afterwards.

Disorderly conduct

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police stated that officers observed a male urinating on a telephone pole on Second St. at 238 a.m., upon which Chase George, 21, of 48 Clees Dr., Montoursville, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Public intoxication

LOCK HAVEN — On Friday, Aug. 24 at 1:06 a.m., city police were called to an unresponsive female along East Bald Eagle Street, although she was later located on North Grove Street, as she left the area where she was originally seen, Lock Haven City Police said.

The female was identified as Emily Clark, 28, of 740 E. Bald Eagle St. Clark was cited for public intoxication, police said.

Forgery and theft

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police reported that on Thursday, Aug. 23, officers were investigating a forgery of checks, and discovered that Brady Hamm, 397 E. Park St., had changed the dollar amount on checks to deceive the bank. He was taken to Clinton County Correctional Facility, police said.

Keith Hamm Sr., of the same address, was sent a summons for theft. Police said he cashed a $15 check and accidentally received $150. He failed to return the extra money, police said.

Minor drinking

LOCK HAVEN — On Friday, Aug. 24, at 11:45 p.m., Payton Thomas Moore, 20, of 1 Center St., was found in possession of an open container of beer, resulting in a citation for minor drinking and an open container, according to Lock Haven City Police.

Public urination

LOCK HAVEN — Sean R. Paleo, 26, was charged with public urination after he was observed urinating on North Grove Street at Jordan’s Alley at 1:23 a.m. on Aug. 26, city police report. He will receive a citation, police said.

Charges filed in fight

MILL HALL — A 15-year-old Mill Hall male was charged with harassment after he physically assaulted Tyler Walk, 18, of Mill Hall, at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 24 at 2 South St., Mill Hall, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said they were dispatched to the area of South Street in regards to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, police said it was determined that the defendant had physically assaulted Walk.

Drug charges

LAMAR — Gregory Lee, 35, of Lock Haven, is accused of possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

State police at Lamar report officers Trent Sellers and James Fedele of Clinton County Probation went to 5633 Nittany Valley Drive, Porter Township, to check on Lee at his place of employment, Cottage Restaurant.

While inside, the officers observed Lee remove multiple controlled substances and paraphernalia from his right front pants pocket. Lee was taken to the county jail.

The incident occurred at 9:01 a.m. on Aug. 23.

JS man scammed of $770

JERSEY SHORE — Akop Galachyan, 48, of Jersey Shore, was scammed to the tune of $770 on Aug. 22, state police at Lamar report.

Police said Galachyan contacted police after an actor claiming to work for PPL stated that the victim had an overdue account balance. The unknown caller requested that the victim pay the overdue balance via Green Dot pre-paid cards. The victim did as requested and only afterward did he realize he had been scammed, police said.

Driver injured

LAMAR — Bryon E. Holloway, 47, of Bloomsburg, suffered an injury of unknown severity when he experienced a seizure and lost control of his 1999 Ford F350 on Nittany Valley Drive in Porter Township, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said the truck struck guard rails. The accident occurred at 10:21 a.m. on Aug. 26, police said.

Holloway was taken by Goodwill Hose Company EMS to Lock Haven Hospital.

Couple charged with

drug possession

LOCK HAVEN — Jason Getgen, 38, and Megan Gentzel, 28, both of Lock Haven, are in the Clinton County Correctional Facility after state police stopped them for a traffic violation and found drugs in the vehicle.

The incident happened at 2:26 a.m. on Aug. 26 on Bellefonte Avenue at Rose Street in Lock Haven.

Police said after the traffic stop, during the investigation, the driver, Getgen, was asked to step out of the vehicle for a probable cause search and he refused to cooperate. While attempting to detain the operator, the front seat passenger attempted multiple times to interfere with the arrest.

Getgen was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, DUI and related drug charges. Gentzel was taken into custody for obstructing justice, disorderly conduct and drug charges. Both were arraigned from the jail by District Judge Keith Kibbler, who set bail at $1,500 unsecured, for each of them

Retail theft

MILL HALL — Aja Kline, 26, of Lock Haven, was charged with shop-lifting after she was observed by Weis Loss Prevention taking merchandise from the store, according to state police at Lamar.

The incident occurred at 7:44 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Weis Market in Millbrook Plaza, Bald Eagle Township.

Police said the stolen merchandise included non-food items valued at $133.74 and $11.98 in food items.

Driver suffers moderate injuries

AVIS — Anthony Grandinetti, 29, of Portersville, suffered suspected moderate injuries when the tractor trailer he was driving upset on Route 220 just south of the Pine Creek exit at 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 22, state police at Lamar said.

Police said Grandinetti was northbound on 220 in the area of the Pine Creek Exit when the truck traveled off the left edge of the roadway, through the guide rails and overturned in the grass median. At some point, the towing unit detached from the trailing unit and continued traveling through the grass median until coming to final rest just north of the overturned trailing unit.

The driver was transported by Pine Creek EMS to UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Pine Creek Township Fire and EMS and Eagle Towing and Recovery assisted at the scene.