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Police news – Sept. 16

JS man charged with DUI, escape

JERSEY SHORE — Seth Young, 21, of 4513 Route 44, Jersey Shore, has been charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with DUI, escape and other charges after he was stopped by police, fled on foot and was caught by police after he was picked up by a friend.

The incident occurred on July 27, when Young was stopped by police at Depot and Culvert streets in Jersey Shore.

After he was stopped, police said Young fled on foot and suffered injuries as he ran through heavy brush and fell head-first into a small stream, police said.

A friend picked him up, giving him a ride in her car and officers caught up with the vehicle in a matter of minutes, police said.

Young has been charged with driving under the influence, escape, and reckless driving and was sent a summons to appear before a district judge. Police said Young’s blood alcohol content level was .18.

No injuries in head-on collision

DUNNSTOWN — Neither driver was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Sept. 6 at 4:41 p.m. on Cider Press Road, Woodward Township, state police at Lamar said.

Brett J. Peddigree, 23, of Lock Haven, was traveling east on the roadway when he passed another vehicle that was traveling the same direction, police said.

As Peddigree’s 2011 Nissan X-Terra was overtaking the vehicle, a 2016 Ram Promaster, driven by Tyler J. Fedroff, 33, of Lock Haven, was traveling toward him in the opposite direction, police said.

Peddigree, who didn’t have time to move back in the other lane, swerved left in an attempt to avoid hitting Fedroff’s vehicle, police said. Fedroff swerved in the same direction causing the vehicles to hit head on, police said.

Neither of the drivers were injured as a result of the crash and both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.

Peddigree was charged with driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, police said.

JS men charged with assault

JERSEY SHORE — Two men from Jersey Shore have been charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with assaulting other men in separate incidents.

Nathan Harman, 28, of 1216 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, has been charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting James Standridge at 211 Smith St., Jersey Shore on Aug. 26. Police said Standridge was treated at Jersey Shore Hospital for head and facial injuries.

Colton Winchester, 22, of Avis, was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment for allegedly assaulting Dakota Eichelberger in the 100 block of School House Lane in Pine township on Aug. . 6. Winchester allegedly put the victim in a headlock, causing Eichelberger to nearly black out, police said.

Both Harman and Winchester were sent summons to appear before a district judge.

DUI by controlled substance alleged

JERSEY SHORE — Alycia Rose, 25, of 409 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with driving under the influence of methamphetamines and other controlled substances and careless driving in the 1800 block of Route 44 South in Nippenose township on June 17.

She was released on $1,500 bail.

Possession of cocaine

JERSEY SHORE — Brandon Houser, 26, of 1123 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police with possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 1100 block of Cemetery Street in Jersey Shore on July 19.

He was released on $2,500 bail.

False reports to police

LINDEN — Trevor Hennessy, 25, of 126 Harvest Moon Park, Linden, was charged by state police at Montoursville with making false reports to law enforcement for allegedly making a fictitious report to police on April 12 that his car had been stolen, when in fact, he had loaned the vehicle to a friend.

He was sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Police searching for crash suspect

LINDEN — State police at Montoursville are searching for a 2009 to 2013 silver Subaru Forester with severe front end damage after it was involved in a one-vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Dunkin Donuts at 7865 State Route 220 Highway, Linden, at 8:56 a.m. Friday.

The incident, which is being treated as criminal mischief, occurred when the driver entered the parking lot and drove up onto the sidewalk and struck multiple tables and a metal fence before re-entering the parking lot and exiting out the business entrance, police said.

Video surveillance and vehicle parts left at the scene identified the vehicle, which would also have damage to its front tires, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or whereabouts of the vehicle should contact PSP at Montoursville by calling 570-368-5700.

Hit and run

LAMAR — State police at Lamar are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred in the parking lot of the Quality Inn Mill Hall, 31 Hospitality Lane., Porter Township, at 8:51 a.m. on Aug. 26.

The driver, who is unknown, was backing out of a parked position when it struck another legally parked vehicle, police said.

The vehicle then exited the parking lot without stopping to notify or provide information, police said.

Hotel staff were unable to provide any information in regards to the vehicle or driver, police said.

Vehicle strikes animal

LINDEN — The driver of a 2007 Kia Spectra was not injured after striking a raccoon on North Route 220, Woodward Township, Lycoming County, on Sept. 12 at 4:50 a.m., state police at Montoursville said.

After striking the animal, the driver, name not listed, traveled another 120 yards before coming to a controlled stop on Saw Mill Road, police said.

The vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.

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