City police investigate car, church vandalism
LOCK HAVEN - City police are investigating a series of crimes involving vandalism of vehicles in various sections of the city.
The rear windows of three parked vehicles were smashed in acts of vandalism between Tuesday and Thursday, police said. The incidents occurred in the 400 block of West Fourth Street, along Commerce Street and in the 200 block of West Church Street, police said. Anybody with information about those incidents is asked to contact the Lock Haven Police Department. Another act of vandalism occurred within the same period at the Walnut Street Church of Christ, 714 W. Walnut Street, where a rock was thrown through the church's sign, police said.
LOCK HAVEN - Approximately $800 in jewelry was stolen from a home in the first block of South Jones Street, city police said. The theft was reported Feb. 21 and occurred between Feb. 1 and 6, police said.
Flaring in Gallagher
LOCK HAVEN - Well flaring is occurring on the Sturgis Well Pad located at 596 Marriot Lane in Gallagher Township, according to the Clinton County Department of Emergency Services. Flaring is a common practice at well sites, and this one will be ongoing for the next few days.
Two sentenced in Lyco
WILLIAMSPORT - Judges in Lycoming County recently sentenced two area people in county court. Steven M. Rank, 22, of 208 1/2 Lincoln Ave., Jersey Shore, was sentenced to 24 months intermediate punishment and eight days at the Pre Release Center for simple assault. Terry F. Kiessling, 49, of 42 Harvest Moon Park, Linden, was sentenced to 24 months probation for receiving stolen property.
BELLEFONTE - Abigail J. McDonald , 20, of Beech Creek, crashed her 1994 Ford Explorer on Route 26 in Marion Township Thursday at 8 a.m., Tpr. Thomas M. Snyder Jr. of the Pennsylvania State Police at Rockview said. McDonald was driving north on Route 26 when she lost control of her vehicle, which crashed into a row of mailboxes on the north side of the road, police said. The SUV veered back and forth across the highway several times before crashing into an embankment, traveling through a fence and rolling over, police said. McDonald was not hurt in t he crash, police said.
HOWARD - An individual attempted to use the Social Security number of a 57-year-old Howard man to file a fraudulent tax return, Tpr. B. Pierson of the Pennsylvania State Police at Rockview said. The matter is being investigated, police said.
Drunk driving alleged
WILLIAMSPORT - John David Ransdorf, 33, of Lock Haven, was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Friday, Tpr. Matthew Lada of the Pennsylvania State Police at Montoursville said. Ransdorf was stopped for a traffic violation at Market and Third streets and was found to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.
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