Police News — March 6

Garage burglarized

LOCK HAVEN — A burglary at Elwood’s Garage, 67 Mill Hill Road, is under investigation by state police at Lamar.

Police said the burglary occurred sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, after unknown actor(s) forcefully gained entry through the rear door of the business. Once inside, police said, a known amount of money and items were removed from the garage.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Trooper Matthew Rounsley at 570-726-6000.

Protection from abuse order violation

MILL HALL — On Feb. 25, state police at Lamar investigated an alleged PFA violation that occurred at Walmart, 167 Hogan Blvd., Bald Eagle Township.

The arrestee is identified as a 25-year-old man from Lock Haven, and the investigation continues, police said.

Criminal mischief

FLEMINGTON — On Feb. 9, unknown actor(s) caused damage to a double pane glass window at the Arby’s restaurant, 543 High St., Flemington, according to state police at Lamar.

Due to the nature of the damage, it is believed that the damage was caused by a BB or pellet gun, police said. Damage to the window is estimated at $500.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Tpr. Matthew Rounsley at 570-726-6000.

Burglary reported

MILL HALL — A burglary is being investigated at Weaver’s Garage, 5 E. Peale Ave, Mill Hall, sometime between Feb. 22 and Feb. 24, according to state police at Lamar.

Unknown actor(s) forced entry into the business and stole approximately $20 in loose change, police said.

Damage to the window was estimated at $150, and damage to the latch and lock was estimated at $15, police said. Anyone with information is requested to contact PSP Lamar.

Underage drinking

LOCK HAVEN — Aaron J. Trayes, 20, of Beech Creek, was cited for underage drinking after he was observed possessing an open container of alcohol on March 2, 2019, according to Lock Haven city police.

Trailer strikes railroad crossing gate

LOCK HAVEN — City police at Lock Haven responded to a hit and run crash Feb. 28 on Bellefonte Avenue where a tractor trailer struck the railroad crossing gate as it turned onto East Park Street.

Police said they made contact with the driver, Nasradin Bogoreh, of Memphis, Tenn., and his trailer had a big scratch and gouge down the left side of his trailer to which he stated that it had been there. Asked about hitting the railroad crossing gate, the driver said that he barely touched it, police said.

Downed street sign

LOCK HAVEN — On March 1, Lock Haven city police responded to a call that a vehicle had backed in to and knocked over a street sign in the parking lot behind City Hall, 20 E. Church St., Lock Haven.

As police approached the scene, they observed Brian Weaver, 31, of Lock Haven, standing up the street sign and leaning it against a telephone pole, police said.

Weaver indicated that he was working for Year Around Contracting and was contracted to plow the snow in the parking lot, and as he was backing up, he struck the street sign, police said.

Snow causes one-vehicle crash

LOGANTON — A crash occurred on March 3 as Dylan Hinds, 22, of Loganton, was traveling east on East Valley Road in Greene Township, Clinton County, state police at Lamar said.

Hinds lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road and struck a utility pole, police said. No injuries were reported, but Hinds was charged with not driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Warrent for arrest

BEECH CREEK — State police at Rockview located and arrested Aaron Parks, 34, of Lock Haven, for a warrent out of California on Feb. 27 on North Eagle Valley Road, Liberty Township. The warrent was confirmed and parks was jailed at Centre Country Prison, police said.

Minor injuries in crash

LINDEN — Randall Seese, 54, of Trout Run, was charged with not driving his vehicle at a safe speed after a crash occurred on West Fourth Street in Woodward Township, Lycoming County on Feb. 17, according to state police at Montoursville.

Seese was negotiating a left curve and traveled onto the grass median area of the intersection, with the right side of his vehicle striking a cement sewage drain barrier before coming to a final rest on the median, police said. Seese was transported to Williamsport Hospital with suspected minor injuries, police said.

No injuries in two-vehicle crash

MILL HALL — Both drivers were charged after a crash on Feb. 27 along Eagle Valley Road, Mill Hall, according to state police at Lamar.

Liam Nugent, 20, of Montoursville, proceeded without proper clearance and traveled into the path of a vehicle driven by Justin Barner, 38, of Lock Haven, police said.

Neither driver was injured, police said.

Nugent was cited for failing to stop at a stop/yield sign, and Barner was cited for failing to wear a safety belt, police said.

Western Union scam

CENTRE HALL — A 61-year-old Centre Hall woman was the victim of a Western Union scam on March 4, state police at Rockview said.

The woman was told by unknown suspects to send a Western Union Money Order for payment of an internet purchase and once the it was received they cut off communications and she did not receive her purchase, police said.

Bad check

MILLHEIM — State police at Rockview were called to Burkholder’s Country Market, Market Dr., Spring Mills, Centre County, for a report of bad checks on Feb. 6.

The check totaled $82.60 and was written on Nov. 2, 2018, police said.

No injuries in

three-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — Lauren Russell, of Mill Hall, has been charged with reckless driving after a three-vehicle crash in the 900 block of Bellefonte Avenue,Lock Haven, on March 4, according to Lock Haven city police.

Russell told police he was distracted while driving after waving to her mother in a parking lot and did not have time to stop before she struck the vehicle of Ned Kunes, of Blanchard, causing Kunes vehicle to strike the vehicle of Andrea Motter, of Lock Haven, police said.

All three vehicles sustained damage, but no one was injured, police said.

PSP Liquor Control


February statistics

MONTOURSVILLE — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement Unit issued the following February statistics:

– 40 complaints received.

– 10 violation letters issued for violations of liquor laws.

– 25 warning letters issued for violations of liquor laws.

– 1 citation issued of underage consumption/possession.

– 2 criminal arrests.


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