Police News — Nov. 21

Snowmobilers destroy

acres of winter wheat

LOCK HAVEN — Between the dates of Nov. 16 and Nov. 18, people operating snow mobiles trespassed on lands of another, at 40 North Vista Drive in Lock Haven, and drove their machines in the snow through a field planted with winter wheat, allegedly destroying three to four acres of property, according to Woodward Township police.

The value of the damages has yet to be determined, but the identities of the snowmobile drivers have been identified as the investigation continues, police said.

Vehicle slides

off snowy road

LOCK HAVEN – An unnamed driver escaped injury when her vehicle slid off a snowy Coudersport Pike in Woodward Township last Thursday and went down an embankment.

Township police said the crash occurred about 2 p.m. when the driver of a 2007 Lincoln MKX reported that she was traveling south on Coudersport Pike at the top of Swissdale Mountain during heavy snow when her vehicle slid off the road, went down an embankment and struck bushes and small trees.

The driver, who police did not name, was not injured and the vehicle received only minor damage as she reported her speed was 20 mph or less, police said.

Vehicle owners report

separate hit and runs

LOCK HAVEN — City police said it appears someone hit a parked car near the city airport last week and left the scene.

On Nov. 16 at about 9 a.m., Lock Haven city police responded to a call from Nicole Martellotti, 23, of Lock Haven, who said she had left her car parked in the Piper Building parking lot, 2 Piper Way, the night before, and when she came out in the morning, she found damage to the front and side of her bumper.

Martellotti said one of the maintenance workers who plowed the lot that morning said that it appeared someone had been doing donuts in the parking lot overnight, but there are no cameras that cover the parking lot, police said.

On Nov. 19 at 10 a.m., Bryan Labs, 31, of Jersey Shore, told city police he had parked his car to drop off a food order at 140 E. Water St. and when he returned, he found his driver’s side mirror was bent and damaged.

Labs’s children, who were still in the vehicle at the time of the incident, reported that the other vehicle was a white tractor with a blue trailer, but could not provide any further details, police said.

Two men charged

in various burglaries

LINDEN – Two men are charged with burglarizing various residences between Oct. 12-31, 2016 in Woodward, Anthony, Cascade, Gamble and Pine Townships, Lycoming County, according to state police at Montoursville.

Ronald Shoop Jr., 29, and Wilbur Kramer Jr., 31, have been charged, police said. Shoop is charged with six counts of burglary, six counts of criminal trespass, six counts of receiving stolen property, five counts of criminal mischief and six counts of theft, which included firearms, police said.

Kramer was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of criminal trespass, four counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of criminal mischief, and four counts of theft, also including firearms, police said.

Driver strikes utility pole

LINDEN — On Nov. 15, at approximately 2 p.m., a crash occurred as Douglas Killinger, 45, of Linden, failed to maintain control of his vehicle while navigating a sweeping downhill left hand curve in the roadway along Pine Run Road in Lycoming County, Woodward Township, according to Montoursville state police. Killinger’s vehicle struck a utility pole, suffering a disabling fluid leak, while the utility pole broke off causing wires and a transformer to fall across the roadway, police said.

Passenger hurt

WILLIAMSPORT — One person was hurt when two vehicles, one driven by a Lock Haven man, were involved in an accident on Nov. 12, state police said.

At about 5 p.m. that day, state police said Kaylee Wolfe, 20, of Williamsport was coming to a stop on Interstate 180 westbound in Fairfield Township due to traffic ahead when her vehicle was rear-ended by Daniel Wingle, 35, of Lock Haven. Neither driver were injured, but Wingle had a passenger who police did not identify and who was transported by Montoursville EMS to Williamsport Hospital with suspected minor injuries, police said. Wingle’s vehicle sustained disabling front end damage and was towed from the scene, police said.

Hit and run

MILESBURG — A Milesburg woman escaped injury when a red tractor trailer truck sideswiped her car on Turnpike Street in Milesburg on Nov. 15 during the snowstorm.

Barbara Butler, 45, told state police at Rockviewthat a red truck with a white trailer hit her mirror and rear passenger door in the 100 block of Turnpike Street about 2 p.m. last Thursday. The crash caused minor damage, but the truck continued northbound after the impact, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Rockview at 814-355-7545.