Police, court and fires

Police news — Wednesday, Aug. 12

Fatal crash near MuncyMUNCY - An elderly man died when his van drifted down an embankment and into the Susquehanna River Monday afternoon, state police at Montoursville said.Trooper Kyle Schaad said the crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m.Kenneth E. Hill, 79, who lived about a mile from the ...

Police news — Tuesday, Aug. 11

Burglary allegedLOGANTON - State police at Lamar are investigating an alleged burglary at 54 S. Hopple Road, Loganton, which happened sometime between Aug. 2 and 9, Tpr. John M. Schall reports.An unidentified 43-year-old Loganton man returned home after being away for about a week and found his ...

Young man dead, teen severely injured in accident on Route 287

By PAUL GARRETTFor The ExpressSALLADASBURG - A young man was killed and a teenager was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday on Route 287, about two miles south of Salladasburg.The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m., when the male driver, Joshua Robbins, 19, driving a black 2004 Ford ...

Police news — Saturday, Aug. 8

Cash register takenRENOVO - An unknown man wearing dark clothing and a dark-colored hoddie entered Sockey's Restaurant, 408 Erie Ave., Renovo, about 2:29 a.m. Aug. 7 and took the cash register before fleeing southward, Tpr. Stephen Dunkle of the state police at Lamar reports.Anyone with ...

Police news — Friday, Aug. 7

Vehicle strikes houseLOCK HAVEN - Nobody was injured when a driver told police his shoes got stuck on the gas pedal and his vehicle struck a house, city police reported.The accident occurred about 2 p.m. July 29 on North Jones Street.Franklin Grassmier, of 75 N. Jones St., was turning onto ...

Police news — Wednesday, Aug. 5

Theft from fountainLOCK HAVEN - Kevin Timko, 31, of Lock Haven was cited for theft Monday at Triangle Park, city police said. Police said Timko took $1.26 in change from the fountain at the park.Hit-and-run reportedLOCK HAVEN - A hit-and-run accident was discovered Sunday at 201 E. Bald Eagle ...

Boy struck by car in Bellefonte

From staff reportsBELLEFONTE - A boy was hit by a vehicle Tuesday at West High and Water streets in the borough, Bellefonte police said.The youth was crossing Water Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling south, police said.He was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, ...

$12,500 of heroin, crack seized in Williamsport after pursuit

By MARK MARONEYSpecial to The ExpressWILLIAMSPORT - Police remained on the lookout for three young men who abandoned an SUV from which police seized an alleged 900 bags of heroin and 62 bags of crack cocaine with a street value estimated at $12,500.The suspected drugs were seized after a ...

Police news — Tuesday, Aug. 4

Struck a utility poleCENTRE HALL - Michael L. Yearick, 35, of Centre Hall, was involved in a one-vehicle accident about 8:21 p.m. Aug. 2 on Airport Road, Potter Township, Tpr. Andrew Mills of the state police at Rockview reports.Yearick was headed east on Airport Road when the 2002 Buick Le ...

Emergency services — Aug. 4

The region's emergency service departments and communication centers reported the following incidents:LYCOMING COUNTYMONDAYr Citizen's Fire Co. of Jersey Shore responded to a fire alarm in the Tiadaghton and Chad Garden Apartments at 637 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore, at 4:36 a.m. and cleared the ...

Police news — Friday, July 31

Theft of servicesWESTPORT - An individual left the Kettle Creek Inn in Noyes Township on Tuesday without paying for the overnight room, Tpr. Michael Flook of the state police at Lamar said.Police said the suspect, who had brown hair, was about five feet and 10 inches tall and weighed about 190 ...

Police news — Thursday, July 30

Illegal dumping at parkLAMAR - Kyle Hoffman, 31, of Howard was cited for theft of services for a July 3 incident near the Porter Township baseball fields, Tpr. Christopher Soo of the state police at Lamar said.Police said Hoffman dumped property in the Dumpster at Porter Township ...

Police news — Wednesday, July 29

Camera stolenLOCK HAVEN - A Moultrie trail camera was stolen in mid-July from a property near Stonehedge Lane in Gallagher Township, Tpr. Benjamin Campana of the state police at Lamar said. The camera is valued at $150. The investigation is continuing.Harassment citationsRENOVO -Two women were ...

police news – Monday, July 27, 2015

Harassment allegedLAMAR - Two women were cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 6:30 p.m. July 4, Tpr. Christopher Soo of the state police at Lamar reports.Holly Lee Chapman, 32, and Devini Lynn Gummo, 48, both of Mill Hall, were cited after a physical altercation at 20 ...

Emergency Services – July 27

The region's emergency services departments and communication centers reported the following incidents:Saturdayr At 8:33 a.m., Woodward Township Fire Company, Lycoming County, responded to smoke at 760 Huling Road, Linden. The call was cleared at 9:39 a.m.r At 5:44 p.m., Antes Fort Fire Company ...

POLICE NEWS — SATURDAY, JULY 25

Simple assault arrestBELLEFONTE - John M. Decker of 129 E. Line St., was charged with simple assault, harassment, attempted escape and drug charges for an episode that occurred Thursday.Police said they were preparing a criminal complaint against Decker at the station following the domestic ...

Police news — Friday, July 24

Police investigate scamLOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven police are investigating a suspected attempt at fraud that occurred in the city Wednesday.Police said the victim reported receiving a telephone call saying he'd just won second place in the Publishers Clearing House contest, but that taxes would ...

Police news — Thursday, July 23

Auto accidentJACKSONVILLE - Glenn L. McWilliams, 38, of Beech Creek suffered a moderate injury in a one-car crash Friday on the Jacksonville Road in Marion Township, Tpr. Brad Pierson of the state police at Rockview said.Police said the McWilliams car went off the right edge of the road and ...

Electrical fire halts Main Street

ERIN TIERNEY/ THE EXPRESSAn apartment electrical fire was reported last night around 9 p.m. at 124 1/2 E. Main St. in Lock Haven, above Addie's. Fire Chief Norm Wolfrom said the electrical fire apparently started in the third floor. He said the power was turned off to remedy the problem. ...

police news — july 21, 2015

Agricultural vandalismHOWARD - An individual drove a vehicle through a planted field along the Sand Ridge Road in Walker Township early Monday, then fled the scene, Tpr. B. Pierson of the state police at Rockview said.The vandalism resulted in a large amount of damage to the crop of Elam ...