Police news – July 18

Milesburg woman

charged in DUI crash

WILLIAMSPORT — Pamela Dehass, 48, of Milesburg was arrested by state police in Montoursville following a hit and run crash at East Third Street and Country Club Drive in Loyalsock Township on April 16.

Police said she was charged with DUI of many controlled substances, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, driving with a suspended license and false reports. She was released on $15,000 bail; this was her third DUI arrest, police said.

JS woman charged

with shoplifting

JERSEY SHORE — Katelyn Birdsall, 27, of 433 S. Main St., Jersey Shore was charged by Old Lycoming Township police with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing merchandise from Dollar General, 2034 Lycoming Creek Road, on Jan. 28. She was released on $1,500 bail.

JS man charged

with assault, strangulation

JERSEY SHORE — Quentin Hale, 29, of 516 Meadow Alley, Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with strangulation, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend multiple items in the head with her 1-year-old child “directly next to her.”

The incident occurred on July 2 at 368 Allegheny St., police said. Hale was jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail and on a probation violation.

JS man charged

with stealing cigarettes

JERSEY SHORE — Brian Murphy, 35, of 1704 Walnut St., Jersey Shore, was charged with felony theft and felony shoplifting for allegedly stealing $2,072 worth of merchandise, mostly cigarettes, from the Minit Mart, 815 Allegheny St. while employed there, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

The thefts occurred between mid-April and early July, police said. Murphy gave away free more than 250 packs of cigarettes to 10 known customers, police said. He was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.

JS man charged with

threatening to kill woman

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police charged Randy Fuller, 57, of 5815 Route 287, Jersey Shore, after Fuller allegedly hit Daun Lebert and threatened to kill her. Fuller was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Police said the incident occurred on June 30 in the 200 block of McCann Drive.

Fuller punched Lebert in the arms and face and told her he was “gong to keep hitting her until he killed her,” police said. Fuller also told the woman he could “bury her at the back of his home” and threatened to kill her if she ever had him arrested, police said.

JS man charged with

agricultural crop destruction

JERSEY SHORE — Christopher Clark, 21, of 1318 Pine Woods Road, Jersey Shore, has been charged with felony agricultural crop destruction, agricultural vandalism, criminal mischief and trespass by vehicle for allegedly driving his 2002 Ford Taurus through a cornfield at the Crist farm on Pioneer Drive in Porter Township, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

Police said Clark left large ruts in the field on May 30.

Clark was released on $25,000 bail.

Possession of marijuana charges

JERSEY SHORE –Dennis Weaver, 37, of 94 Vilas Drive, was charged by state police with possession of marijuana at his home on July 18, 2018. He was released on $3,500 bail.

DUI drug possession

MACKEYVILLE — Omar Kazimi, 21, of Kingston, was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and drug possession after he was observed committing a traffic violation along Interstate 80 in Lamar Township, Clinton County, on July 5, according to state police at Lamar. Charges will be filed, police said.

DUI drug possession

FLEMINGTON — On July 7, Jessica Sturm, 23, of Lock Haven, was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and drug possession after she committed a traffic violation in the area of High Street and Allison Street, Flemington, according to state police at Lamar. Charges will be filed, police said.

Drug possession

McELHATTAN — A traffic stop was conducted on David Nestlerode, 52, of Lock Haven for a vehicle code violation on July 7, and a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from the vehicle, state police at Lamar said. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle, police said.

Rear-end accident

FLEMINGTON — A crash occurred on July 13 as an unnamed driver traveling south on Route 150 in Flemington began braking for a vehicle making a right turn and was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Crystal Dahm, 20, of Boalsburg, according to state police at Lamar.

Dahm’s vehicle sustained disabling front end damage, while the other driver failed to stop for the crash and fled south on Route 150, police said. No injuries were reported, police said.

No injuries in

one-vehicle crash

RENOVO — A crash occurred on July 12 as the front passenger side tire of a vehicle driven by Thomas Poleto, 47, of Renovo, failed causing the vehicle to travel off the northern side of the roadway, according to state police at Lamar.

The vehicle continued west, striking a large boulder and overturning before coming to a final rest, police said. The vehicle sustained disabling damage, but no injuries were reported, police said.

No injuries in

two-vehicle crash

LAMAR — Steven Berry, 43, of Mill Hall, was traveling south on Route 64 in Porter Township, Clinton County, and as it approached the area of 5284 Nittany Valley Road he made a left turn into the vehicle of a 17-year-old male driver, of Mill Hall, striking it in the left front corner, according to state police at Lamar.

The accident occurred on July 12. No one was injured, police said.

Scattering rubbish

LOCK HAVEN — Woodward Township police are investigating a complaint of someone dumping tree limbs, brush and grass clippings along the bank and into the Susquehanna River at Riverview Park Lot #3, which is the township emergency access to the river.

Anyone found to be dumping any type of rubbish onto township or private property can receive a fine of up to $300 and up to 90 days in jail.

Four hurt in four-vehicle

in crash

BELLEFONTE — Four people suffered injuries of unknown severity in a four-vehicle accident at 7:25 a.m. on July 16, on Route 99 in Benner Township, according to state police at Rockview.

The drivers were Richard E. Knight, 77, of Centre Hall; Rachel A. Charney, 66, of Bellefonte; Lindsey A. Wisor, 30, of Hyde, and Ryan A. Neil, 28, of Tyrone.

Knight, Charney and Wisor, along with a passenger in Wisor’s vehicle, Carole J. Hoover, 61, of Curwensville, suffered possible injuries. Knight and Charney were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center by ambulance.

Neil was not injured, police said.

This crash occurred on I-99 near mile marker 79 and all four vehicles were in the right lane. Traffic was stopped due to construction and Knight failed to stop his Caravan, rear-ending Charney’s Toyota, which spun counter-clockwise into the grassy median. Knight’s vehicle then rear-ended Wisor’s Jeep, which rear-ended Neil’s Isuzu, police said.

Units one, two and three were towed by Grays Towing. Assisting on scene were Bellefonte EMS, Pleasant Gap EMS, Bellefonte Fire Department, Pleasant Gap Fire Department, Undines Fire Department and Logan Fire Department.

Corruption of minor alleged

LAMAR — State police at Lamar report charges of corruption of minors have been filed against Justin D. Etters, 28, address not listed, following an investigation that began in May.

Police allege Etters showed a 12-year-old boy inappropriate videos.

The charges were filed in the office of District Judge John Maggs on July 11, police said.

No injuries in three-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE – Nobody was hurt in a three-vehicle, chain reaction, rear-end crash at 8:43 a.m. on July 17 on Inerstate 99at the intersection of Bricker Road in Benner Township, according to state police at Rockview.

Drivers were Haley Plotts, 24, of Mill Hall; Carley Chambliss, 20, of Mill Hall, and Robert Young, 71 of Howard, police said.

Police said the accident occurred as traffic was stopped in a construction zone.