Police News – Jan 1

Aggravated assault

RENOVO — Colton Altman, 23, of Renovo, was charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person after an incident on Dec. 23, state police at Lamar said.

Altman is accused of physically assaulting Jeanna Pizzino, 43, of Renovo, during a domestic violence incident, police said.

Vehicle rolls on roof

RAUCHTOWN — A driver and her passenger were transported to Williamsport Hospital by Jersey Shore EMS after a one vehicle crash on Route 880, Greene Township on Dec. 24 at 10:08 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

A 17-year-old Trout Run girl was traveling south on the roadway when she hit black ice and lost control of her 2004 Subaru Outback, police said.

The vehicle rolled onto its roof before sliding sideways towards the left side of the roadway and down into some trees, police said.

Both the driver and a passenger, a 13-year-old Trout Run boy, were able to free themselves from the vehicle, police said.

Sugar Valley Fire Police assisted on the scene with traffic control and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Bressler’s Towing, police said.

Drug possesion

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar were called to a home on Pennsylvania Avenue in Bald Eagle Township for suspected illegal drug activity.

When officers arrived on scene the suspect, whose name was not listed, was observed in a bathroom with illegal drugs and paraphernalia, police said.

Charges are pending a drug analysis, police said.

Vehicle entrapment

LOGANTON — The driver of a 1999 Ford Taraus was transported to Geisinger Medical Center by Goodwill Hose Company and Life Flight for suspected injuries to his head and neck after an accident on Narrows Road, Logan Township, state police at Lamar said.

On Dec. 23, Elvin P. Lauchman, 75, of Spring Grove, was traveling west on the roadway when he failed to negotiate a right hand turn, leaving the roadway and striking a downed tree, police said.

The vehicle sustained heavy damage to the driver’s side and Lauchman had to be freed from the vehicle by mechanical means from Goodwill Hose Fire Company, police said.

Lauchman was flown from the scene to Geisinger Medical Center for precautionary measures, police said.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Martin Motors, police said.

Theft by deception

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar are investigating an incident of theft by deception that occurred on Dec. 23 in on 108 Main St.

Steven Eoute, 39, of Mill Hall, reported his credit card had been used online through Walmart for numerous fraudulent purchases, police said.

Failure to report accident

LOCKPORT — Kyle L. Harvey, 30, of Shinglehouse, Pa., was issued a citation for immediate notice of accident to police department after a one-vehicle crash that occurred along Coudersport Pike, Woodward Township, state police at Lamar said.

Harvey was traveling too fast for conditions when he approached a left curve in the roadway, causing his 2013 Chrysler to go off the east side of the road and strike several bushes and small trees, police said.

The vehicle came to final rest against a tree approximately 100 to 150 yards from the roadway, police said.

Harvey left the crash scene and was later contacted at his residence, police said.

Hit and run crash

FLEMINGTON — State police at Lamar are investigating a hit and run crash on Dec. 23 at 11:30 p.m. on Hutson Street.

The driver of an unknown vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a front porch after failing to negotiate a right hand curve in the roadway, police said.

After hitting the porch, the driver fled north along Hutson Street and turned right onto High Street, police said.

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