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Police News

December 11, 2007
The Express
Two hurt in crash

LAMAR — Two people were injured in a two-car crash on Route 64 in Walker Township Sunday at 5:30 p.m., state police at Rockview said.

Mark Mohan of Lamar was driving his sedan north on Route 64, police said, when he lost control in the rain, and skidded on the wet pavement.

Mohan crossed the center line and ran into a southbound auto driven by Gary Wasson, 43, of Jersey Shore.

Police said Wasson was critically hurt and was listed in stable condition at Lock Haven Hospital Monday. Mohan was treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center and released.

Police said Mohan will be cited for speeding.

Both lanes of Route 64 were closed for almost two hours as emergency crews and others handled the emergency and cleared the wreckage. Both vehicle sustained severe damage.



Illegal immigration

SNOW SHOE — Eleven illegal immigrants from Mexico and Ecuador, who fled on foot from a traffic stop on Interstate 80 Monday afternoon, were taken into custody after a search by troopers, Snow Shoe Fire and Rescue, Centre County Sheriff’s Department, PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

All the subjects were captured and will be turned over to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, state police at Rockview said.

While they were still at large, the public was requested to be alert for strangers in the community and noted that the 11 immigrants were not dressed for the weather.



Decorations damaged

LOGANTON — Somebody damaged several sections of Christmas decorations late Saturday or early Sunday at the home of Dawn Laubach, 192 S. Mill St., state police at Lamar said.



Drunk driving

LOCK HAVEN — Harry G. Bauman, 27, of Mill Hall, was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Route 150 near Wendy’s Restaurant, state police at Lamar said.

Police said the incident occurred during a traffic stop on Nov. 22.



Several injured

LOGANTON — Three people were injured in a crash on Route 880 at the Ridge Road in Greene Township Sunday at 6 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Police said Sarah Fucci, 24, of New Ringgold, was driving her 1995 Honda Civic north when she lost control of the vehicle on the ice covered road. Her car left the highway and crashed into a tree, police said.

The operator and two passengers were taken to Jersey Shore Hospital for treatment of injuries.



Retail theft

MILL HALL — Kristina Marie Orwig, 47, of 460 S. Highland St., Lock Haven, was arrested for retail theft Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 167 Hogan Blvd., state police at Lamar said.

Police said Orwig attempted to steal $205.75 in merchandise.



Furnace malfunction

BEECH CREEK — A reported structure fire in the borough at 10:22 a.m. Monday turned out to be a furnace malfunction, Clinton County Emergency Services officials said.

Firefighters were on the scene for less than an hour.



Terroristic threats

BEECH CREEK — Crystal Kay Stover, 79 Graham’s Lane, was charged for terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment Saturday after a 7:30 p.m. incident, state police at Lamar said.

Police said Stover threatened two juvenile females with a firearm. She was taken to Clinton County Correctional facility following the episode, police said.



Retail theft

MILL HALL — Two teens were cited for retail theft Sunday at the Wal-Mart Supercenter and Kmart stores in Bald Eagle Township, state police at Lamar said.

Patricia Gail Confer, 18, of 241 S. Jones St., Lock Haven, and a 17-year-old were issued citations after stealing $213.57 in merchandise from the stores, police said.



Stolen dog

PLEASANT GAP — Township police are trying to recover a dog they said was stolen from a residence along Mack Avenue in Pleasant Gap sometime before 8:30 Wednesday night.

The dog is a female English setter that is white with orange spots. The owner is offering a $100 reward for the safe return of the dog and for

information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Spring Township police at

1-800-479-0050.



Telephone line cut

FARWELL — Somebody cut a telephone line outside the home of Maryann Robyn Young, 38, of 935 Central Ave., Farwell, state police at Lamar said.

The incident occurred Sunday before 8:50 p.m., police said. Anybody with information about the crime is asked to call 726-6000.



One-vehicle crash

YOUNGDALE — Katharine M. Dershem, 51, of 47 Cox Lane, Lock Haven, crashed her car on the Youngdale Road Dec. 2 at 7:55 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Police said the vehicle skidded into a ditch on the east side of the road.



Hit and run

MILL HALL — A hit-and-run vehicle was traveling south on the Orner Road in Bald Eagle Township Friday morning, when it struck a fence owned by Larry and Ruth Eoute, 311 Orner Road, state police at Lamar said.

The vehicle backed up, struck another section of the fence, then backed down into a ditch before being pulled out by unidentified persons, police said.



Truck on its roof

BEECH CREEK — Frederick J. Paule, 44, of Claybrooke Drive, Altoona, escaped injury when his truck flipped onto its roof on the Beech Creek Mountain Road Friday at 2:45 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Police said Paule was driving north when he lost control of his Toyota Tacoma, which skidded of the road, crashed into a tree, traveled down an embankment and rolled onto its roof.



One-vehicle crash

MILL HALL — Anna L. Perry, 61, of 313 S. Fairview St., Lock Haven, crashed her 1995 Dodge Caravan on Route 150 in Bald Eagle Township Friday at 10:33 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Perry told police she hit her brakes as traffic slowed and her van skidded off the road and crashed into a barrier.



Underage drinking

LOCK HAVEN — Four people were cited for underage drinking Saturday at 12:56 a.m. at a home at 193 N. Fairview St., city police said.

The cited individuals included Brad Umholtz and Sean Carver, both 20, both of the same address, and Philip Gunta II, 18, of Bellefonte, and James Joseph, 18, of Lansdale.



Harassment

LOCK HAVEN — Two people were cited for harassment Saturday at 2 a.m. at a city residence, city police said.

The two were Brett Hawkins, 24, of 1097 Beagle Road, Mill Hall, and Tara Brennan, 21, of 610 E. Bald Eagle St., where the incident occurred.

Police provided no details to indicate why the two individuals were charged.



No injuries

LOCK HAVEN — A two vehicle accident occurred Saturday at 8:27 p.m. at East Main and North Vesper streets, city police said.

Anthony Kemps of Ramsey was driving his car in the right lane, when he attempted to turn left onto Vesper Street and failed to see a van driven by Brian Brungard, 221 Thompson St., Mill Hall, in the left lane.

The two vehicles collided and both sustained minor to moderate damage but there were no injuries, police said.



Windows shattered

LOCK HAVEN — The windows of three parked vehicles were shattered in an apparent attempt at theft Friday in Silk Alley, city police said.

Only small items were stolen, police said.



DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — Holly Morgret, 22, of 26 Catherman Circle, Mill Hall, will be charged for driving while intoxicated following a Nov. 16 crash, city police said.

Police said the drug test screening results indicated the presence of cocaine and morphine substances in her system, relating to the accident that occurred on East Water Street.



Theft of purse

LOCK HAVEN — Christa L. Sweigart, 21, of 415 E. Church St., Lock Haven, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property for an incident in early December, city police said.

Police said Sweigart stole $312 in cash from a purse at her home. Some of the money was recovered, police said.



Attempted burglary

LOCK HAVEN — Somebody tried to break into Kohen’s Cleaning, 213 W. Park St., late Thursday or early Friday, city police said.

Somebody tried but failed to force open an exterior door, police said.



Nativity figure stolen

LOCK HAVEN — A wood camel figure, part of the nativity display at the First Church of Christ, was stolen between Thursday and Monday, city police said.

The loss was estimated at $60.

 
 

 

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