Police news — Wednesday, Sept. 28

Simple assault

HOWARD – Bronson Tate of Pleasant Gap was accused of simple assault on Sept. 17 for an incident at the Primitive Campground in Howard Township, Centre County, according to state police at Rockview.

The female victim of Port Matilda and the accused engaged in an argument over a Facebook message the victim received from another male friend, police said. Tate allegedly grabbed the victim, pushed her to the ground, and subsequently pulled her hair and dragged her toward her vehicle.

When the victim refused to drive Tate to her male friend’s house, he grabbed her around the neck and choked her until she lost consciousness, according to police. Tate also grabbed the victim’s purse and struck her with her purse several times about her body, police said.

False ID

given to police

HOWARD – Alyssa Mae English, 28, of Wallaceton provided numerous incorrect forms of identification after being stopped for a traffic violation on Sept. 22 at 2:38 a.m., according to state police at Rockview.

English was taken into custody for identification and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and had several outstanding warrants, police said. She was transported to Centre County Jail and charged with providing false identification to law enforcement.


by prisoner

BELLEFONTE – State police are investigating an incident at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview where an inmate threw urine onto a corrections officer. The incident occurred on Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.

Assault by prisoner

BELLEFONTE – State police are investigating an assault that occurred at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview on Aug. 27 at 5:16 p.m. Police said an inmate physically struck a corrections officer. Charges are pending.



BELLEFONTE – A juvenile has been accused of damaging a concrete quarter wall and a window on a door of the Central Counties Youth Center in Bellefonte, according to state police at Rockview. The incident occurred on Sept. 24 at 2:20 p.m.

Retail theft

SNOW SHOE – John Ross McGonigal III of Karthaus allegedly stole some channel lock pliers from a True Value store on Sept. 16, according to state police at Rockview.

Alleged DUI

CENTRE HALL – Paul Myers, 42, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on Earlystown Road on Sept. 6 at 6:31 p.m., police said.

Driving on sidewalk

LOCK HAVEN – Mihail Lungu, 30, was cited by Lock Haven police for driving on a sidewalk on Sept. 14 at 10:59 a.m. The officer observed a First Quality delivery truck turning left from Bellefonte Avenue onto East Park Street when it struck a utility pole. No severe damage was found, police said.


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