Police news – May 22

Suspected serious injuries

LOGANTON — A motorcycle crash occurred on May 20 as Michael MacDonald, 58, of Colonie, N.Y., and his passenger, Mikyong MacDonald, 58, of Albany, N.Y. were traveling on Interstate 80 in Greene Township, Clinton County, according to state police at Lamar.

While negotiating a right curve, MacDonald hit some loose gravel along the shoulder and traveled into a ditch paralleling the roadway and crashed, police said.

Both sustained suspected serious injuries, and were flown via Life Flight to Geisinger Danville for treatment, police said.

Open container violation

LOCK HAVEN — Karen Anan, 57, and James Griffin, 62, both of Lock Haven, were cited for drinking alcohol at the Piper Playground along East Bald Eagle Street on May 20, according to police at Lock Haven.

Residential burglary

JERSEY SHORE — An unknown actor allegedly entered the home of Amanda Cooper, 42, of Jersey Shore, at 139 Whyne Road, Piatt Township, and stole a 42″ Vizio HDTV and a small amount of coin currency, according to state police at Montoursville.

The actor then fled the scene by unknown means, in an unknown direction, undetected, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Montoursville police at 570-368-5700.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — Khale Mitchell-Campbell, 21, of Chester, has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he was observed April 29 speeding on West Main Street in Lock Haven, according to state police at Lamar.

A traffic stop was conducted and police suspected that Mitchell-Campbell was under the influence of drugs and was placed under arrest, police said.

DUI crash alleged

CEDAR SPRINGS — State police at Lamar responded to a one-vehicle crash near R. C. Bowman on Nittany Valley Drive, Lamar Township, Clinton County, on May 14.

According to state police at Lamar, the unidentified-named driver had been traveling north on Nittany Valley Drive and lost control, hitting an enbankment. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

DUI alleged

CASTANEA — Mark Renzo, 26, of Lock Haven, has been charged with DUI after his vehicle was observed committing multiple traffic violations along West Keller Street in Castanea Township, Clinton County on April 28, according to state police at Lamar.

A traffic stop was conducted and Renzo was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol, leading Renzo to be charged with DUI and summary traffic violations, police said.

Retail theft

MILL HALL — On May 11, an unknown suspect entered the Dollar General store at 5 Millbrook Plaza and attempted to take merchandise without paying for it, according to state police at Lamar.

The items recovered included a solar spotlight, a Realtree tactical flashlight and a 10-yard spool of hemp cord, with the total value of $10.50. The investigation continues, police said.

Harassment, physical

contact alleged

LOCK HAVEN — An unknown male entered the Minit Mart in Lock Haven on May 12 at approximately 4:30 a.m., and while inside he harassed Hanna Crouse, 19, of Lock Haven, by making unwanted physical contact, police at Lamar said.

The male then left in a black pickup towards Lock Haven, police said. Anyone with information is asked to please contact PSP Lamar, police said.

No injuries in one-vehicle crash

LOGANTON — A crash occurred on May 19 as Mario Salamanca II, 24, of Lincoln, Neb., was traveling west on Interstate 80 in Lamar Township, Clinton County, and started to lose control of his vehicle, according to state police at Lamar. His vehicle struck the guide rail and severed three posts, causing major damage, police said. Salamanca then fled the scene before Bellefonte Police Department located the vehicle at a Snappy’s gas station in Milesburg, police said. It was then determined that he was under the influence of a controlled substance, police said. Salamanca refused chemical testing and was jailed at Centre County Correctional Facility for general impairment, police said.

Hit and run

BEECH CREEK — A one-vehicle crash occurred on Eagle Valley Road in Beech Creek Township when an unknown driver traveled off the north edge of the road and struck a traffic sign, causing damage to the sign, before fleeing towards Mill Hall, state police at Lamar said.

Bear causes crash

RENOVO — A crash occurred on May 17 as Robert Hoy, 66, of Mertztown, was traveling west on Route 120, Renovo Road, when a black bear ran out on the roadway, state police at Lamar said.

Hoy was unable to avoid striking the bear and the crash caused disabling damage, police said. Martin Motors assisted at the scene.

Deer causes accident

BEECH CREEK — A crash occurred on May 18 as an unidentified-named driver was traveling on Eagle Valley Road when a deer entered the southbound lane of travel, state police at Lamar said.

The driver couldn’t avoid striking the bear and the crash resulted in moderate damage, police said.

Injuries occur in DUI crash

RENOVO — A 61-year-old male driver from Avis is accused of driving under the influence following a crash in the area of 1985 Renovo Road at 11:47 p.m. May 5, state police at Lamar report.

The driver, who police did not identify, lost control of his vehicle and it struck a driveway culvert, police said. The culvert caused major damage to the vehicle.

The driver suffered unknown injuries and was transported to UPMC for treatment, police said.

No injuries in DUI crash

BEECH CREEK — A 24-year-old male driver from Lamar is believed to have been driving under the influence when his vehicle struck a concrete bridge barrier on Jacksonville Road in Porter Township at 3:36 a.m. May 4, state police from Lamar reported.

The barrier caused disabling damage but the driver continued to travel southbound, police said. Through investigation, the operator was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI, police said. The driver, who was not identified, was not injured and refused treatment at the scene, police said.

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