Police news – June 18

Four-vehicle crash

SPRING MILLS — A crash occurred on Penns Valley Road in Gregg Township, Centre County, on June 13 as four vehicles were traveling east, according to state police at Rockview.

Tyler Simco, 31, of Bellefonte, was cited for following too closely and his vehicle struck the vehicles of two other drivers, police said.

Another driver, Joanna Martin, 59, complained of back and neck pain but refused transport, though none of the other drivers were injured, police said.

Simco’s vehicle was towed by Bowersox Towing, and all other vehicles were able to be driven from the scene, police said.

Howard man charged with retail theft

LOCK HAVEN — Dustin Meton, 24, of Howard, has been charged with retail theft after he allegedly entered Main Smoke and Vape, 14 E. Main Street, Lock Haven, on June 15 and attempted to steal two items listed for retail sale, according to police at Lock Haven.

The two items were valued at a total of approximately $30, police said.

Domestic assault

SPRING MILLS — Arthur Earnest, 56, of Spring Mills, has been charged with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly shoved Joan Bostian, 54, of Spring Mills, to the ground during an argument at 149 Water St., Gregg Township, Centre County, according to state police at Rockview.

The victim sustained injury and was treated at the hospital, while Earnest was placed in Centre County Correctional Facility and then transferred to SCI Rockview, police said.

Renovo woman charged with strangulation

RENOVO — A Renovo woman was charged with strangulation after an incident that occurred on June 14 at 12:38 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Nicole Day, 30, exited the Dollar General, 13635 Renovo Rd., while the 47-year-old victim was walking to her car, police said.

Day confronted the victim and then assaulted her, police said.

The victim, name not listed, was treated for injuries at Bucktail Medical Center and released, police said.

Argument turns physical

BEECH CREEK — Joseph Thomas, 51, of Blanchard, and Aaron Thomas, 27, of Mill Hall, were both charged with harassment after a verbal argument about cleaning of a residence at 34 Vesper St., Beech Creek, turned physical, police said.

The argument occurred on June 13 at 7:48 p.m., police said.

PSP investigate theft from non-profit

AVIS — State police at Lamar are investigating a possible theft from a non-profit fund that occurred on May 5 on Rich Street in Avis, police said.

The victim is a 58-year-old Avis man, police said.

Two vehicle accident

LAMAR — No one was injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred along Fishing Creek Road at its intersection with Dumm Lane, Porter Township on Monday morning, state police at Lamar said.

Carlee R. Showan, 20, of Mill Hall, was traveling west on on the roadway when she came the crest in a hill, police said.

At the same time a 2018 Ford F150, driven by Gary D. Cox, 71, of Beech Creek, was attempting to pull out of Dumm Lane, making a left turn onto the road, police said.

Showan attempted to brake to avoid striking the vehicle, causing her 2007 Ford Focus to fishtail, police said.

No charges were filed.

Public drunkenness

MILL HALL — Juan Alvarado-Paz, 23, of Mill Hall, was charged with public drunkenness after an incident that occurred in a yard along Nittany Valley Drive, Porter Township early Sunday morning, state police at Lamar said.

Police were called to the residence after receiving a report of a male rolling around in the yard, police said.

Alvarado-Paz was found passed out in a flower bed and smelling heavily of alcohol when police arrived on scene, police said.

Charged were filed through district court, police said.

Drug possession

FLEMINGTON — An Avis man may face charges of drug possession after a traffic stop at the intersection of Woods Avenue and Bressler Street, Flemington on June 13 at 12:35 a.m., state police at Lamar said.

Robert Morgret, 55, was stopped due to a traffic violation when, after speaking with him, police believed his story did not make sense, police said.

Morgret gave officers consent to search his vehicle which found illegal drugs and paraphernalia located inside the 2011 Nissan Rogue, police said.

Vehicle strikes guide rail

RENOVO — The driver of a 2016 Kia Sorento was not injured after striking a guide rail along Renovo Road on Sunday morning, state police at Lamar said.

Helen M. Woodhouse, 55, of Cross Fork, was traveling east on the roadway at 6 a.m. when she swerved to miss a deer, police said.

Woodhouse’s vehicle swerved into the opposite lane and struck a guide rail before traveling across both lanes and hitting an embankment, police said.

The vehicle continued to travel east after striking the embankment, stopping partially in the east bound lane, police said.

No charges were filed and Woodhouse’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Martin Motors, police said.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — A 28-year-old Lock Haven man may face charges of driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Sunday at 2:20 a.m., state police at Lamar said.

During the traffic stop at the intersection of Woods and Second avenue it was determined the driver, name no listed, displayed signs of impairment, police said.

The driver was taken into custody and transported to UPMC Lock Haven for chemical testing, police said.

Charges are pending blood alcohol content results, police said.

Vehicle spins 180 degrees

DUNNSTABLE — A 23-year-old Williamsport woman was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic after failing to maintain control of her vehicle along Tobacco Shed Road, Dunnstable Township on June 15, police said.

Taylor N. Place was traveling east on the roadway when she lost control of her 2001 Ford Taurus and rotated 180 degrees, police said.

The vehicle then rolled over the south embankment onto its driver side, police said.

Place was not injured as a result of the crash, police said.

Simple assault

MILL HALL — Colton Wagner, 22, of Mill Hall, was charged with simple assault and harassment after allegedly assaulting Anthony Cronmiller, 22, of Flemington, at 3:27 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Danis and Church streets, Mill Hall, state police at Lamar said.

Charges were filed through district court, police said.

Fraudulent purchase

LOGANTON — State police at Lamar are investigating a fraudulent purchase made by an unknown suspect to a Loganton woman’s bank account.

The theft occurred on May 26, when the suspect gained access to Ellen Confer, 27, bank account and made a $1259.57 purchase to AirBnB, police said.

Retail theft

MILL HALL — Bradley Sellinger, 26, of Lock Haven, was charged with theft retail/shoplifting after allegedly attempting to steal a roll of red duct tape valued at $3.75, state police at Lamar said.

Sellinger was observed attempting to leave the Dollar General in Mill Hall with the roll of duct tape in his pocket, police said.

When stopped by store management, Sellinger would not stay at the scene, police said.


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