Police News — April 9

Terroristic threats, assault

LOCK HAVEN — Rodney James Swope, 57, of 104 Mackey Ave., was taken into custody by Woodward Township Police and incarcerated at the Clinton County Correctional Facility after a physical altercation between Swope and his wife.

Police said the incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. when an argument became a physical altercation at their residence on Queen’s Run Road.

Swope reportedly threatened to kill the victim and then struck her in the face/head and side.

The impact to the face knocked four teeth from her mouth and the victim complained of pain to the left side, police said.

She was treated at Lock Haven Hospital.

Swope was charged with terroristic threats and simple assault, according to police.

Car scratched

LOCK HAVEN — Unknown persons scratched the hood of a 2014 Nissan Versa owned by a resident of Woodward Meadows between April 5 and April 7, according to Woodward Township Police.

Damage was estimated at $50, police said.

Drug possession

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview said they initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 99 northbound at milemarker 81.8 on March 30 and found the driver of the vehicle to be in possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Additionally, the operator was found to have a suspended license, police said.

The investigation is continuing, according to police.

Aggravated harassment

BELLEFONTE– Jquan Humphrey, an inmate at SCI Rockview, has been charged with aggravated harassment by a prisoner for throwing a mixture of suspected urine and feces on a correctional officer, state police at Rockview reported.

Police said the incident occurred at 11:12 a.m. on March 30.

Two-vehicle crash

JERSEY SHORE — A Lock Haven driver was unhurt in a two-vehicle accident on Route 220 in Woodward Township at 3:13 p.m. April 5, state police at Montoursville said.

Drivers were Matthew J. Berta, 58, of Williamsport, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry, and Barry L. Glassick, 63, of Lock Haven who was driving a 2012 Mack truck. Berta had possible injuries and Glassick was not hurt, police said.

The crash occurred as Berta was stopped on the right shoulder of the southbound lane of Route 220 with its flasher illuminated. Glassick was southbound on Route 220 and moved from the right lane to the left lane to give Berta space.

As Glassick was preparing to pass Berta’s car, Glassick left the shoulder and attempted to move to the far left into the left turn only lane, and Berta moved directly in front of the truck in the left travel lane, police said.

Minor injuries in accident

WILLIAMSPORT — Three occupants of a pickup truck driven by Steven Gharet, 57, of Jersey Shore, were not hurt when the vehicle collided with a car driven by Porsche L. Turner, 24, of Williamsport, at 4:32 p.m. April 7, on Third Street in Loyalsock Township, according to state police at Montoursville.

Gharet and two passengers, Nicole Gharet, 24, of Jersey Shore, and Holly L. Gharet, 53, of Jersey Shore, were not injured.

Turner and a 3-year-old passenger had possible injuries, police said. Another passenger, an infant, was not injured, police said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.

Steven Gharet will receive a citation from a district judge for not stopping at a stop sign, police said.

DUI suspected

MILESBURG — State police at Rockview said they conducted a traffic stop in the area of Market and Catherine streets in Milesburg at 2:16 a.m. on March 13, and believe the 24-year-old driver from Milesburg was under the influence of alcohol.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

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