Police News – March 4

Minor threatens to

bring gun to school

BELLEFONTE — A juvenile has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats after they allegedly made a threatening post on social media, state police at Rockview said.

The juvenile is accused of posting on Snapchat they were going to bring a gun to the Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School on Monday, March 4, police said.

The juvenile was charged with terroristic threats through the Centre County Juvenile Probation Department and detained at Central Counties Youth Center, police said.

The incident occurred on March 2 in Benner Township, police said.

No injuries in crash

STATE COLLEGE — Two Lock Haven residence were not injured in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 99, College Township, on March 1, state police at Rockview said.

Donald R. Phillips, was traveling on the roadway near mile marker 74.4 when he failed to see a police vehicle directing traffic away from a previous accident on a bridge, police said.

Phillips lost control of his 2006 Ford Escape and struck the bridge rail, causing disabling damage, police said.

Neither Phillips or his passenger, Linda A. Phillips, were injured and the vehicle was towed by Tennis Towing, police said.

Phillips was issued a citation for not driving his vehicle at safe speeds, police said.

Two arrested for

criminal mischief

MILESBURG — Two Bellefonte men were arrested for criminal mischief after attempting to remove a motion sensor light switch from a men’s bathroom at Snappy’s, 213 Mill St., Milesburg, police said.

David Gates, 39, removed the sensor, tripping a breaker and causing the power to go out while Dylan Shaffer, 18, stood guard outside the door and relayed information to him, police said.

Gates was charged with criminal mischief and Shaffer was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit criminal mischief through district court, police said.

Drugs found at SCI Benner

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview are investigating an incident of contraband found at SCI Benner, Benner Township, police said.

On Jan. 28, several strips of suboxone were found after staff members conducted an investigative cell search, police said.


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