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Police News — Jan. 22

Disorderly conduct

LOCK HAVEN — Michael A. McCain, 59, of 1142 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, has been charged with disorderly conduct after he continued to use vulgar language at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, at 8 p.m. on Jan. 15, city police reported.

Vehicle hits guiderail

LOGANTON — A crash occurred on Long Run Road in Greene Township at 5:06 p.m. on Jan. 19, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said the driver, Jose Garcia of Milwaukee, WI was driving too fast for conditions and lost control of his 2013 Nissan on Route 477, causing the vehicle to strike a guiderail.

The driver, who was not injured, will be cited for not driving at a safe speed, police said.

Drivers suffer minor injuries

LOGANTON — The drivers of two vehicles that collided on Route 477 in Greene Township on Jan. 9 suffered suspected minor injuries, state police at Lamar reported.

Police identified the drivers as Matthew J. Miller, 39, of Loganton, and Michael Karchner, 61, of Loganton.

Miller was northbound when he lost control of his 2005 Dodge Dakota and travelled into the southbound lane striking Karchner’s 2017 Ford F-150.

Miller refused treatment; Karchner was transported to UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.

Retail theft

MILL HALL — Kaya Harvey, 21, of Philadelphia, is accused of retail theft after he exited Walmart with a shopping cart of miscellaneous items without paying, state police at Lamar reported.

The incident occurred at 6:42 p.m. on Jan. 11, police said.

Dog purchase turns into theft

MILL HALL –State police at Lamar are investigating a theft reported by a Mill Hall woman attempting to purchase two Bulldogs over the internet.

Police said the woman sent $1,100 from Walmart in Mill Hall to Walmart in Huston, Texas and was then asked to send $850 per dog for travel insurance. She sent $850 to a Walmart in Colorado and $850 to Walmart in Ohio for the insurance. The victim was defrauded out of $2,800, police said.

The incident occurred on Jan. 7, police said.

Theft from vehicle

CASTANEA — Kayla Baker, 26, of Lock Haven, has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle, false ID to law enforcement and operating a vehicle without ignition interlock in connection with an incident on Jan. 7 at 8:19 p.m., according to state police at Lamar.

Police said they were investigating a report of a theft from a motor vehicle on East Keller Street in Castanea Township, and were told the key was stolen from the ignition of the victim’s vehicle.

After subsequent investigation, Kayla Baker was located and identified herself as her twin sister, police said.

Charges were filed through the office of District Judge Keith Kibler.

Theft of lost property

MILL HALL — Jennifer Lynn Brown, 41, of Mill Hall was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and access device fraud after she allegedly failed to return a purse she found in a grocery car at the Mill Hall Weis Store, state police at Lamar report.

Police said the victim, a 61-year-old Mill Hall woman, left her purse in the grocery cart after shopping at Weis on Jan. 7. The investigation revealed that Brown used the same shopping cart and took the victim’s purse rather than attempting to return it to its rightful owner.

The victim’s purse and its contents were located within 24 hours and were returned to the victim, police said.

Charges were filed in the office of District Judge John Maggs.

Theft of lost property

MILL HALL — A 24-year-old Bellefonte man reported that his black Apple Iphone 7 with a cracked screen was stolen by an unknown individual from the Walmart bathroom located at 167 Hogan Blvd. at 1 p.m. Dec. 24, 2018. The phone is valued at $200, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call PSP at 570-726-6000.

Car hits utility pole

MILL HALL — Paul Dotterer, 92, of Mill Hall, was not hurt when he lost control of his 1998 Lincoln Continental Towncar and it struck a utility pole on Route 64 in Lamar Township at 4:58 p.m. Jan. 19, state police at Lamar report.

Police said Dotterer was northbound in the area of Noll Drive when he lost control of the car and it struck the pole which was located on the right side of the road.

He was not injured, police said.

Theft by deception

CASTANEA — State police at Lamar are investigating a theft by deception scam that occurred on Jan. 18.

Police said the victim is a 63-year-old Lock Haven woman who sent approximately $1,500 via Western Union and Pay Pal to purchase a Parrot in Virginia and never received the parrot.

Parked car hit

LOCK HAVEN — A car driven by Christian Z. Loomis, 21, of Lock Haven slid on the icy roadway and struck a parked car in the 400 block of South Highland Street at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, city police reported.

Police said the parked vehicle is a 2018 Black Dodge Charger owned by Hannah and Kaelen O’Connor of Pittsburgh.

Loomis’ 2001 Saturn had a broken passenger side mirror, while the parked car had damage to the rear passenger side bumper.

Loomis was cited for driving at safe speeds.

Bad check

LOCK HAVEN — Kevin Alan Eichenlaub, 35, of 518 Wilson St., Jersey Shore, has been charged with passing a bad check by Lock Haven City Police.

Police said Eichenlaub passed a personal check to Your Building Center, 317 Bellefonte Ave., and it was returned for non-sufficient funds. The defendant never made good on the check, police said.

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