Police news – July 3

DUI hit and run

LINDEN — James Carlin, 46, of Snow Shoe, has been charged with DUI and other related summary offenses after police at Montoursville received a report of a hit and run crash at the intersection of Route 220 and Sawmill Road in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, on May 21.

Following the completion of the investigation, it was determined that Carlin was driving under the influence, police said.

One injured in

two-vehicle crash

COGAN STATION — Clyde Shope, 71, of Jersey Shore, has been charged with not driving his vehicle at a safe speed following a crash that occurred as he was traveling on route 973 in Anthony Township, Lycoming County, on June 27, according to police at Montoursville.

Shope struck the vehicle of Todd Sechrist, 47, of Cogan Station, who was turning right into a parking lot, police said. Sechrist was not injured, but Shope was transported to UPMC Williamsport by Woodward Township VFC with injuries of unknown severity, police said.

Phone scam in

Woodward Township

LOCK PORT — Woodward Township Police are warning residents to watch out for scam phone calls and emails after an incident that occurred on July 1.

A local resident from Woodward Meadows received a call and was advised her bank account had been “hacked” and was instructed to stay on the phone and drive to the local CVS Store, police said.

The resident, who was not named, traveled to the store and was instructed to purchase a $200 Amazon gift card, police said.

The resident did not comply and hung up the phone, police said.

Police are encouraging area residents to be on alert for scam phone calls and emails instructing you to go to a store and purchase gift cards to mail out, this is most likely a fraud and someone is stealing you money, police said.

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