Truck allegedly hits utility pole, takes down wires
LOCK HAVEN - Leonard Paul Stanley Jr., of Apple Valley, Calif., was cited for leaving the scene of an accident following a mishap between his tractor-trailer and a utility pole Monday at 3:36 p.m., city police said.
Police said several witnesses saw the truck make a turn at Pearl and West Bald Eagle streets and pull down some wires at that location, after which the driver departed without reporting the accident.
A state trooper, armed with a description of the vehicle and reports of the rig being spotted on Route 150, stopped the driver near Beech Creek and issued the citation.
Stanley told officers he had been aware of striking some tree limbs but did not notice any problems with utility wires.
The truck had minor damage, police said.
LOCK HAVEN - A parked sedan was damaged by vandalism early Tuesday at East Bald Eagle Street, city police said.
Police said a rock was thrown through the rear window of the vehicle, causing $1,000 damage.
ROTE - Lamar Township police are warning of a possible scam being operated in Lamar and nearby townships.
According to police, the occupants of a green SUV were selling meat products out of their vehicle over the last weekend. While the business could be legitimate, police said, this particular technique has been used as a scam in recent years, and area residents should use caution when approached.
In some cases, this type of sale has been used as a distraction, with one person presenting the sales patter while another enters the home through a rear entrance and searches for a quick score.
Any suspicious activity should be reported to the local police department.
Clinton County District Attorney's Crime Tip Hotline: (570) 893-4123