Police news — Wednesday, Jan. 31

LH man charged

with burglary in Dunnstable Township

DUNNSTABLE — Tim Moore Jr. of Lock Haven, has been charged with burglary in connection with a burglary last week in Pine Creek Township.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Pine Creek Twp. Police said they received a call for a burglary that took place in Dunnstable Twp. where items including coins and coin collections were stolen from a residence during the daytime while the homeowners were at work.

Earlier that same day officers took a report of a suspicious blue in color older Jeep with black stripes on the hood that was seen on German Road, police said.

The driver was reported wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and gloves and approached the residence, knocking several times for several minutes prior to leaving, police said.

There were two large dogs that barked while the person was knocking, police said.

The witness obtained a good description and reported the suspicious activity.

With the assistance of witnesses who observed and reported the suspicious Jeep at various locations in Pine Creek, Dunnstable and Wayne townships, officers were able to obtain a search warrant and charge Moore, who was arraigned efore District Judge John Maggs and jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Officers recovered some collector coins that were not property of the homeowner that reported the burglary and believe there may be other victims that have either not reported or are not aware that they were burglarized, police said. Police are encouraging residents to report suspicious vehicles or people they observe to 911.

State police investigate three retail thefts

MILL HALL — State police at Rockview investigated several incidents of retail theft in the Mill Hall area recently.

r Jordan Alan Yeich, 22, no address listed, was charged at 8 p.m. Jan. 20.

Yeich is accused of concealing $20 worth of merchandise in his jacket and walking past the final point of sale at Puff Discount Cigarettes, 103 Hogan Blvd., Bald Eagle Twp., police said. Charges are being filed through district court.

r Two Lock Haven residents were charged with retail theft following an incident on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at Weis Markets, 6 Millbrook Plaza, Mill Hall.

Tabitha Colleen Guerriero, 28, and Rodney Kent Wheeler Jr., 27, both of Lock Haven, are accused of stealing merchandise and were confronted by Weis Market’s Asset Protection employees, police said.

The employees detained them until state police arrived, police said.

r Vanessa Rae Halterman, 38, of Lock Haven, was charged with retail theft after she had allegedly been stealing merchandise from Weis Markets, 6 Millbrook Plaza, since Sept. 8, 2017.

Halterman attempted to steal merchandise on Jan. 18 when she was confronted by Weis Asset Protection employees, police said.

She was detained until state police arrived. and it was discovered that she had been stealing merchandise since Sept. 8, 2017, police said.

Vehicle rear-ended

LAMAR — No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 25 at about 11 a.m. on Route 64 near the Flying J, 5609 Nittany Valley Dr., Porter Twp., state police at Lamar said.

Marlin D. Lilley, 72, of Cogan Station, stopped his 2011 Dodge Durango at a red light facing north when he was struck from behind by a 2008 Kia Sorento driven by Mona J. Barner, 88, of Howard, police said.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, police said.

Barner has been charged with driving vehicle at safe speeds, police said.

Domestic violence


FLEMINGTON — State police at Lamar are investigating a domestic violence incident that occurred on Jan. 24 at about 5 p.m.

During a verbal argument a 17-year-old male of Lock Haven, is accused of striking and pushing a 45-year-old man to the floor after the older man attempted to get him to calm down, police said.


LOCK HAVEN — Three people face charges of harassment after an incident that occurred on Jan. 28 at about 3 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

According to police, officers responded to 46 Riverview Drive to investigate a domestic violence incident.

A 55-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman, both of Lock Haven, are accused of pushing each other several times while engaging in a verbal argument, police said.

A third person, a 28-year-old man, of Lock Haven, is accused of pushing the 28-year-old woman several times, police said.

All three have been charged with harassment, police said.

Paper box

struck by vehicle

BEECH CREEK — On Jan. 16 at about 11 a.m. a Beech Creek man’s mailbox was struck by an unknown motor vehicle on Haagen Lane, state police at Lamar said.

The incident occurred again on Jan. 18 at about 4 p.m. when the victim’s “The Express” paper box was struck by an unknown vehicle, police said.

If anyone has any information they are asked to please contact PSP at Lamar at 570-726-6000.

Firearm stolen

CASTANEA — A hand gun was stolen from the glovebox of a Lock Haven man’s vehicle between Jan. 20 and 21, state police at Lamar said.

The incident occurred between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. at 374 W. Grape St., Castanea Twp., police said.

The gun that was stolen is a Ruger LC9mm that was described as a stainless-steel slide with a black grip and body, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.

One-vehicle crash

MILL HALL — The driver of a 2003 Jeep Liberty had suspected minor injuries after a one vehicle crash that occurred on Jan. 28 at about 3 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

The 17-year-old female had been traveling on Keystone Central Drive when she failed to negotiate a left curve and struck an embankment on the east shoulder of the roadway, police said.

Upon impact the vehicle spun about 180 degrees before coming to final rest facing south, police said.

The driver was charged with driving vehicle at safe speed, police said.