Car hits porch; three injured
BEECH CREEK - Two people suffered injuries after a two-car crash Friday afternoon, which led to one car into a porch, Tpr. Jeffrey Hildebrand of state police at Lamar said. Robert G. Baney, 29, of Beech Creek, was driving his 2002 Chevy Cavalier north on Main Street around 2 p.m. when he swerved into the opposite lane, police said. He then corrected and swerved back across the north lane and off the east shoulder before hitting a utility pole and continued along two front yards, police said. His car then struck the anchor wire to second utility pole before a 1991 Cadillac DeVille that was parked in the driveway at 216 Main St., police said. The force of Baney's car pushed the Cadillac into the front porch of the residence, causing the porch to be dislodged from the house and severely damaging the car's driver's side window, police said. Baney was taken to Lock Haven Hospital with moderate injuries. Two unidentified passengers, a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, suffered minor injuries, police said. Baney was charged with careless driving, police said.
No injuries in fire
LOCK HAVEN-A fire at 459 S. Highland St. last evening was quickly put out and no one was injured, according to Lock Haven Deputy Fire Chief Norman Wolfrom. Judy Fox, who has rented the apartment for two months and lives there with her husband and four children, was cooking meatloaf for dinner when the grease spilled over, catching fire around 6 p.m., Fox said. Fox tried to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher, but found it empty, and quickly called 9-1-1, she said. Within minutes, Lock Haven Fire Department was at the scene, and used a hand extinguisher to put out the flames that Fox described as "shooting out of the oven at me." The fire department ventilated the building, but smoke damage remained, Wolfrom and Fox said. Fox showed a somewhat-blackened oven where grease had pooled out on the floor. She does have fire insurance. Jenn Allen, Fox's daughter, had come over for dinner. Although the meatloaf wasn't charred, it didn't seem very palatable after the fire. "Maybe we'll order pizza, now!" Allen said. Lock Haven EMS also responded, and the call was cleared around 6:30 p.m.
RENOVO - The American Legion, 628 Erie Ave., reported to state police at Lamar that the club was forcibly entered sometime between 1 and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. Taken were three quarter ticket machines and a new Mossburg model 500 12-gauge shotgun, "New Breakup," camouflage in color. The quarter ticket machines contained a small amount of change, Tpr. Jeffrey Hildebrand of state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
FLEMINGTON - Matthew Blake Frank, of 610 Huston St., Apt. 2, reported to state police at Lamar somebody stole a DeWalt work station AM/FM radio, black and yellow in color from his residence; and Lewis Matthew Santonico, of 123 Dewey St., Mill Hall, reported a Stihl model FS55R weedeater and a Stihl model FS55R leaf blower were stolen from behind Frank's residence, sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Tpr. Jeffrey Hildebrand of state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
FLEMINGTON - Spencer Alan Lounsbury, of 421 Canal St., reported his apartment door was damaged by an unknown person between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Tpr. Timothy T. Eiler of state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
AVIS - David Wayne Winkleman, 55, of 1020 Charles St., reported to police somebody removed a red 2003 Honda Ruckus motorcycle, valued at $2,800, out of his back yard sometime between 2:45 and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Tpr. Timothy T. Wright of state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
Dog feces thrown
LAMAR - Randy Irvin Hoy, 51, of North Stryker Road, Lot 9, Lamar Township, reported to police someone threw dog feces onto the side of his residence sometime between Aug. 7 and 9, Tpr. Timothy T. Wright of state police at Lamar said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
Purse stolen from vehicle
McELHATTAN - An unknown person or persons threw a rock through the passenger side door of a 2003 Dodge Durango while it was parked in the Wayne Township Boat Launch between 8:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Tpr. Michael J. Flook of state police at Lamar said. The person or persons then stole a brown woman's purse containing personal items from the passenger side floor, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 726-6000.
JERSEY SHORE - A Lock Haven man is charged with harassment after an incident on Aug. 6, Tpr. Erik J. Bartlett of state police at Montoursville said. Steven Maurice Williams, 35, of 432 E. Water St., allegedly drove a small black scooter from his house that day to the 32-year-old female victim's workplace in Piatt Township and blocked her vehicle in, police said. He then pulled the woman from her car, took her keys and drove the car south on Route 220 to Lock Haven, police said.
TROUT RUN - An unknown person or persons flipped over a Kubota bobcat while it was parked along Lower Bodines Road, Lewis Township, Lycoming County, sometime between July 7 and 8, Tpr. Joel R. Myers of state police at Montoursville said. The bobcat is owned by an unnamed Lock Haven man. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 368-5700.
JERSEY SHORE - Thomas Phillips, 61, of Ramsey Drive, was arrested for public drunkenness after he was found to be "highly intoxicated" at the Weis Market on Allegheny Street on July 26, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said. Phillips then allegedly struggled with police and was taken into custody, where he was found unfit in front of Magisterial District Judge Jerry Lepley, police said. Police took Phillips to Lycoming County Prison to sober up.
Xbox games stolen
CENTRE HALL - Frankie W. Mains, 38, of Centre Hall, was arrested for theft for allegedly taking 14 Xbox games, valued at $490, from a residence along Front Street, Potter Township, on Aug. 2, Tpr. Dillon of state police at Rockview said. An unnamed 17-year-old Centre Hall man was also arrested for receiving stolen property when he sold the games to Game Stop for cash, police said.
MILL HALL - Rodney Scott Bowmaster, 24, of Lock Haven, is charged with retail theft after he was allegedly observed by loss prevention personnel stealing an item from Wal-Mart, 167 Hogan Blvd., at 10:24 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Homan of state police at Lamar said.
LOCK HAVEN-Someone stole almost $500 worth of items from 21 Center St. Sunday night, including a PSP3, games, DVDs and clothing, city police said. Anyone with information, please contact LHPD.
Public drunkenness charged
BLANCHARD-Barry W. Perryman Jr. of Howard was cited for public drunkenness Saturday when he was allegedly sleeping on a porch on Main Street while intoxicated, state police at Rockview said.
LOCK HAVEN-Someone damaged a door to an apartment at 615 E. Bald Eagle St. Sunday night, costing about $50 in damage, city police said.