Police News — Jan. 15

Mill Hall woman loses

money in internet scam

MILL HALL — A 57-year-old Mill Hall woman was the victim of an internet scam on Jan. 7. According to State Police at Lamar, the woman lost nearly $3,000 in the scam, in which she attempted to purchase two bulldogs over the internet.

Police say she sent $1,100 from the Walmart in Mill Hall to a Walmart in Houston. She was then asked to send $850 per dog for travel insurance.

She then sent $850 to a Walmart in Colorado and $850 to a Walmart in Ohio to pay for the insurance. All told, she was defrauded out of $2,800.

Anyone with information about the scam is asked to contact Trooper Ben Campana in the PSP Lamar Crime Divsion.

Police respond to

domestic dispute

JERSEY SHORE — State Police at Montoursville responded to a report of a domestic dispute between Gerald Rennicks, 31, and Shana Hallman, 33, both of Harer Park Road in Jersey Shore. Rennicks and Hallman got into a verbal altercation that turned physical. Both Rennicks and Hallman were cited for harassment.

The incident took place at 8:49 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Police investigate


LINDEN — State Police at Montoursville responded to a burglary in Woodward Township, Lycoming County. Police say that Melanie Rutan, 54, of Linden had various hand tools, power tools, yard equipment and a vehicle motor stolen. Police say that the theft took place between March 8, 2018 and Oct. 13, 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at Montoursville at (570) 368-5700.