State College man guilty: Harassment
BELLEFONTE-Dana Smith of State College was found guilty of harassment yesterday by Judge Pamela Ruest, according to a press release by Centre County's District Attorney. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a $300 fine, and costs.
Judge Ruest also ordered the sentence to be served consecutive to his 2010 conviction for intimidation of a witness, where he is serving two and a half to five years in state prison. In that case, Smith attempted to intimidate his daughter into not testifying against his son for the son sexually molesting her, according to the press release.
In this latest case, after feeling his wife disrespected him by talking on the phone with her ex-husband, Smith initially threw food, then grabbed her by the neck and pushed her into the refrigerator. Then he pushed her into a bookcase and she received minor injuries. Her 13-year-old daughter witnessed part of the altercation and called 911, according to the press release.
District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said, "This guy continues to cause heartache and destruction to his family and shows he is beyond the reach of rehabilitation."
BELLEFONTE-The autopsy of Susan Bartley, 43, of Milesburg, shows she died as a result of blunt head and chest trauma, and it was ruled accidental yesterday, according to Centre County Coroner Scott A. Sayers in a press release.
Bartley was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Benner Pike in College Twp., according to the press release.
Vandalism in LH
LOCK HAVEN - Several alleged incidents of vandalism of parked vehicles are being investigated by city police.
All of the incidents occurred late Monday or early Tuesday, police said.
In the 300 block of East Church Street, the window of a parked delivery truck was broken with a rock overnight, resulting in $500 damage.
The side rear window of a vehicle parked in Williamson Heights was also broken.
And in the 100 block of West Water Street, four victims reported their parked vehicles had the paint surfaces marred by a sharp object.
Theft at Wal-Mart
MILL HALL-Brandon Vuocolo, 20, allegedly stole hundreds of dollars worth of items from Wal-Mart on June 30, state police at Lamar said.
He allegedly stole two Diablo III computer games valued at $120; a PS3 valued at $300; a Blue Ray player valued at $78; and a shopping bag valued at $3, police said.
Charges have been filed, police said.
SSN used in Florida
LINDEN - State police are investigating the alleged use of a Linden man's Social Security Number in Florida.
According to the victim, Clifford Oden Jr., 53, of LaRue Drive, the incident occurred June 27.
MONTOURSVILLE- A two-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 80 in Fairfield Township Monday at 3:05 p.m., Tpr. Johnathan Buynak of the Pennsylvania State Police at Montoursville said.
Police said Robert Cooper, 56, of Jersey Shore, was driving his 1987 Dodge Ram 1500 east in the left lane, and Melvin Kepner, 78, of Hughesville, was driving in the right lane, when Cooper's pickup traveled off the road and into the median strip before returning to the highway and crashing into Kepner's 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash and the investigation is continuing. Kepner suffered a minor injury in the accident, police said.
Fighting in the street
JERSEY SHORE-Four Jersey Shore girls were cited for fighting in the middle of Tomb Avenue on the evening of June 12, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said.
Those charged are Autumn Wynn, 19, of Rosser Lane, Williamsport; Dakota Chambers, 18, of Underwood Street, Jersey Shore; Mapuana Moana Agae-Naipo of Allegheny Street; and an unnamed 17-year-old juvenile from Jersey Shore, police said.
LAMAR-Jamie Dee Hanley of Lamar reported to police that her keys allegedly went missing after a male Bellefonte suspect retrieved some belongings from her residence June 27, state police at Lamar said.
Crash to avoid deer
RENOVO-Stacy C. Danneker, 26, of Jersey Shore, crashed after swerving to miss a deer Monday, state police at Lamar said.
She was traveling east on Route 120 and left the road after swerving to miss the deer, and impacted a ditch with her 1998 Ford Escort's undercarriage; she traveled about 25 yards in the ditch, police said. The car sustained damage to the undercarriage and the left rear quarter panel; it was disabled and was towed from the scene, police said.
LOCK HAVEN-After allegedly striking a mailbox at 1462 Youngdale Road, the driver fled the scene Monday between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.. and blue paint transferred onto the mailbox, state police at Lamar said.
The vehicle was traveling toward McElhattan from Castanea at the time of the crash, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-726-6000.
LAMAR-Someone shot the mailbox twice with a shotgun at 1739 Fishing Creek Road Tuesday, state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tpr. Campana at 726-6000 and refer to incident number F04-1145509.
LOGANTON -When Sarah J. Kamin, 21, of State College, was driving north on Route 477, she spun out of control trying to negotiate a left curve Tuesday, state police at Lamar said.
She went off the shoulder, rotated counter clockwise, then re-entered Route 477, continuing to spin, police said. Then her 2002 Jeep Liberty overturned onto its driver's side and slid northbound, striking the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee of Joseph A. Woosley, 21, of Lock Haven, police said.
Kamin was transported via EMS with moderate injuries, and Woosley's passenger, Robert Neff, 23, of Loganton, was also transported via EMS with minor injuries, to Lock Haven Hospital, police said.
Kamin was charged, police said. Woosley was also charged for driving while his license was suspended or revoked, police said.