Police, court and fires

Corporal who killed trooper in training charged

NORRISTOWN (AP) - A state police corporal was arrested Tuesday on reckless endangerment charges in a firearms training accident that claimed the life of a state trooper.Cpl. Richard Schroeter, 43, was conducting a training session Sept. 30 and pulled the trigger on his firearm while discussing ...

Pennsylvania House votes to set judge retirement age to 75

HARRISBURG (AP) - A constitutional amendment to let judges remain on the bench until age 75 moved a step closer on Tuesday to being considered by the voters, with approval by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.The House voted without debate to pass two bills, one to put the referendum ...

Police News — Tuesday, Feb. 10

DUI, possesion of paraphernaliaLOCK HAVEN - Robert Wise II, 53, of 1380 Arbutus Drive, Lock Haven, was arrested Jan. 26 at 2:12 a.m. when he was pulled over for operating an unregistered vehicle and was found to be under the influence of alcohol, city police report.Wise was found to be in ...

Police News — THursday, Feb. 5

Drug chargesWILLIAMSPORT - Stephanie Kay Whittle, 41, of Lock Haven, was charged with possession of 18 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia by Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit on Jan. 28 in the 500 block of Market Street.She was jailed in lieu of $7,500 bail, court records show.

MH man charged with statutory, indecent assault

By JIM RUNKLEjrunkle@lockhaven.comLOCK HAVEN - A Mill Hall man faces a March 10 preliminary hearing date on the charge of statutory sexual assault, according to documents filed at Clinton County Central District Court.Shane M. Gardner, 24, of Sugar Run Road, Mill Hall, was arrested by state ...

Police News — Tuesday, Feb. 3

Cruelty allegedJERSEY SHORE - A second person has been charged in the death of a cat that was stabbed and set on fire at 220 Shady Acres Lane in Nippenose Township on Aug. 24, according to the local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Jeremy B. Baney, 18, of 218 1/2 ...

police News – Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Injury reportedJERSEY SHORE - A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Bridge and Allegheny streets Sunday about 6:59 p.m. resulted in the injury of a Lock Haven woman, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police report.Dawn McCloskey of Lock Haven was stopped for a red light on Allegheny Street ...

Police News — Saturday, Jan. 31

Harassment citationLOCK?HAVEN - Carlene June Shawley, 58, of 12 E. Church St., Lock Haven, was cited for harassment by communications Wednesday, Woodward Township police said.Police said Shawley made 15 unwanted telephone calls between Jan. 23 and 28 to a residence on the Coudersport Pike, ...

Penn State eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated PressSTATE COLLEGE - A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases.The university's Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual ...

Grounds laid out for death penalty in trooper ambush case

MILFORD (AP) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor formally notified a court on Tuesday he is seeking the death penalty for the survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush in September.Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin filed a document that listed ...

Bloomsburg attorney charged in ‘bath salts’ case

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney's Office announced the return of a four-count superseding indictment by the federal grand jury in Williamsport charging Lindsay Lee-Lampshire and attorney Clyde Kevin Middleton with conspiracy offenses involving mail fraud, distribution of controlled ...

Police News — Wednesday, Jan. 28

Plow accidentLOCK HAVEN - A city plow truck struck a cable wire in the alley at West Bald Eagle Street Saturday morning, city police said.Police said Thomas Gallagher was operating in that region when the top of the truck caught the low hanging wire.

Public defender charged with hiding client’s whereabouts

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An assistant public defender in Pittsburgh has been charged with lying about his client's whereabouts just days before the defendant wound up killing himself.Court records don't list an attorney for 29-year-old Andrew Capone, of Pittsburgh, who was charged late Monday with ...

Police News — Tuesday, jan. 27

Harassment chargesWOOLRICH - Nelson L. Haight, 58, of Lock Haven will be cited for harassment following a domestic dispute Sunday evening at 1421 Sulphur Run Road, Pine Creek Township, Tpr. Michael J. Flook of the state police at Lamar said.Police said Haight and a female, 56, of Jersey Shore, ...

Harrisburg man gets 11½ to 23½ months in bomb manufacture

BELLEFONTE (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to making a bomb that authorities said was intended for his wife's paramour has been sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison.Fifty-three-year-old Frederick Rice of Harrisburg was sentenced Monday in Centre County.Rice pleaded guilty in ...

Police: Witnesses stopped woman from leaving baby

HARRISBURG (AP) - Police say a woman was arrested after two people said they saw her apparently try to abandon a baby several times in central Pennsylvania.Sgt. Gabriel Olivera told PennLive.com that the witnesses "saved a life" on Monday morning.Police said the two reported seeing a woman put ...

police – Monday, Jan. 26

DUI suspected in wreckJERSEY SHORE - Eugene R. Miller, 35, of Jersey Shore, suffered a minor injury after losing control of his Jeep Cherokee on Middle Road, Jan. 18 around 10:30 p.m., reported Blake Brown of the state police at Montoursville.Miller reportedly lost control of his Jeep due to ...

emergency services – Jan. 26

The region's emergency services departments and communication centers reported the following incidents:Fridayr Independent Hose Co. of Jersey Shore responded to a reported spill of potentially hazardous fluid at 815 Allegheny St. in the borough at 7:57 a.m. and was on scene until 8:24 a.m.

Bellefonte garage destroyed by fire

BELLEFONTE - Jim's Garage in Spring Township was destroyed by fire Tuesday, despite the best efforts of a number of regional fire companies, police said.Spring Township police said the fire occurred at the garage along the Valentine Hill Road, but was already well on its way when firefighters ...

Police News — Thursday, Jan. 22

VandalismLOCK HAVEN - An individual spray-painted an electrical service box Tuesday in an act of vandalism at Step Inc., 124 E. Walnut St., city police said.Police estimated the damage at $50.Drunk driving allegedLOCK HAVEN - Sabrina Yohe, 21, of 217 W. Church St., was arrested on suspicion of ...