Police News – May 13

Trash dumped on property

JERSEY SHORE — Emily Etters, 19, of Jersey Shore, was charged with a non-traffic citation after she allegedly dumped a bag of her belongings on a property on Houselander Drive, Watson Township, according to state police at Montoursville.

The incident was reported to police on May 2 and charges were filed through a district judge.

Firearm found

JULIAN — State police at Rockview report a firearm was found along South Eagle Valley Road in Huston Township, Centre County on May 8.

The firearm is a shotgun and may be claimed by contacting police at 814-355-7545.

Criminal/simple trespass

HOWARD — Jeffrey Bechdel, 52, of Howard has been charged with trespassing after he allegedly drove his ATV on private property on Short Lane.

The incident was reported to state police at Rockview on May 8.

DUI alleged

BEECH CREEK — Randall Laubach, 50, of Beech Creek, may face charges of driving under the influence after a traffic stop that occurred at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Nittany Valley Drive, Porter Township, state police at Lamar said.

During the stop, Laubach was placed under arrest and taken to a nearby hospital for a blood draw, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

No injuries in crash

BELLEFONTE — Nobody was hurt in a two-vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. May 6 at the intersection of Nittany Valley Drive and Heartwood Street in Walker township, according to state police at Rockview.

Police said vehicles were driven by a 17-year-old male from Bellefonte and Megan E. Corl, 27, of Bellefonte.

The 17-year-old drove into the path of Corl’s car, police said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and both cars were towed from the scene.

One vehicle crash

LOGANTON — No one was injured in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Greene Township on May 12 at 2:50 a.m., state police at Lamar said.

The driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna, who was not listed, was traveling west on the roadway when they failed to negotiate a curve in the road, police said.

The driver was charged with not driving vehicle at safe speeds, police said.

Vehicle strikes deer

RENOVO — A deer was the cause of a one vehicle crash along Renovo Road on May 11 at 3:16 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Paul D. Kormanec, 59, of Renovo, was traveling north on the roadway when the deer came out onto the roadway, police said.

Kormanec was unable to avoid the animal and struck it with his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, causing disabling damage, police said.

No charges were filed and Kormanec was not injured, police said.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Valley Collision, police said.

Theft from vehicle

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar are investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred between May 18 and 19 in Beech Creek Township.

The suspect, who was driving a light green vehicle, stole a large amount of cash from a 2002 Saturn parked on Grahams Lane, police said.

Harassment alleged

FLEMINGTON — A 17-year-old Lock Haven woman and a 59-year-old Flemington man were arrested after a domestic incident that occurred on May 6 along Canal Street, state police at Lamar said.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing, police said.

Vehicle strikes rocky embankment

LOGANTON — The driver of a 2006 Peterbilt 379 was charged with not driving on roadways laned for traffic after a one vehicle crash on Interstate 80 Eastbound near mile marker 190 in Greene Township, state police at Lamar said.

Jeffrey E. Martin, 57, of Tuscarora, Pa., was traveling on the roadway when he failed to maintain his lane of travel, police said.

Martin’s vehicle left the roadway and struck and embankment, causing disabling damage, police said.

Martin was not injured and his vehicle was towed by Bressler’s Towing, police said.

Bike found

FLEMINGTON — State police at Lamar are searching for the owner of a mountain bike that was found along Huston Street, Flemington Borough on May 6 at 12:42 p.m.

The bicycle was believed to be left there over the weekend while the Flemington Fair was taking place, police said.

Anyone wishing to claim ownership of the bicycle is asked to contact PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.


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