Police news – Sept. 7

Woodshed burglarized;

$2,840 stolen from locker

LOCK HAVEN — State police in Lamar are continuing an investigation into a burglary that took place on Aug. 17 at 9:25 a.m. at Unkel Joe’s Woodshed.

The actors forced their way in through a rear door, forced open a metal locker, and made off with $2,840 in U.S. currency, police said.

State police had no further details to release on the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 570-726-6000.

Motorcycle accident

LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar investigated a collision involving a motorcyle and a car at 10:34 on August 31 on Route 220 South, north of the Lock Haven ramp.

Robert Gallagher, 53, of Jersey Shore, was operating the motorcyle with Astrid Gallagher, 54,also of Jersey Shore as passenger.

The bike slowed to about 20 mph when the driver saw flashing lights ahead of them.

James Flook, 69, of Williamsport was following behind the motorcyle but did not see it slow down and struck the bike in the rear, police said.

Robert was thrown off the motorcycle immediately upon impact while Astrid remained seated.Both were transported to UPMC Williamsport Hospital for treatment, police said.

Two-vehicle collision

BEECH CREEK — A two-vehicle crash occurred on Route 150 near Bittner Lane in Beech Creek Township on Sept. 4 at 10:35 a.m., state police in Lamar say.

Diane Kellerman, 46, of Carlisle, along with two passengers, Kassidy Kellerman, 23, of Howard and Kurtis Kellerman, 25, of Milesburg, were stopped as a result of other cars stopped behind PennDOT as they were mowing along the roadway, police say.

The vehicle was then rear-ended by Kathleen Bitner, 89, of Beech Creek, after she failed to stop behind the other vehicles.

Both vehicles were towed to Valley Collision and Diane Kellerman and passengers were transported to UPMC Lock Haven Hospital for suspected minor injuries, police say.

Single-vehicle accident

LAMAR — State police in Lamar report a single-vehicle accident near 2379 Long Run Road in Lamar at 4:42 p.m on Sept. 5.

The operator of the vehicle, Leann Styers, 33, was traveling westbound down hill when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve, struck a mailbox, and rolled before finally coming to a final rest facing east on the right side of the road, police say.

The severity of Styers’ injuries is unknown, however she was transported to UPMC Lock Haven Hospital for treatment and her vehicle was towed from the scene.

Careless driving causes crash

LOCK HAVEN — Rita Ruhl, of Lock Haven, was charged with careless driving on Sept. 3 as she was attempting to park at McDonalds on Spring Street, Lock Haven, and drove over bushes and the sidewalk before striking a parked car, according to police at Lock Haven.

Ruhl told police that her sandal got stuck on the gas pedal when she hit her brakes to park and it accidently accelerated the vehicle, police said.

Ruhl refused treatment for shoulder and head injuries, and said that she would take a private transport to UPMC Lock Haven for treatment, police said.

Both her vehicle and the parked vehicle owned by Ronald Larson, also of Lock Haven, were disabled and towed from the scene by Martin Motors, police said.

Domestic violence,

assault alleged

LOCK HAVEN — Ronald Kleese, 47, was charged by Lock Haven City Police on Sept. 6 with domestic violence, strangulation, simple assault and harassment after he allegedly got into a physical altercation with a victim at 228 Bennage Ave., Lock Haven, and put the victim in a headlock, according to police.

Criminal mischief

LOCK HAVEN — An unknown suspect scratched a line along the left rear quarter panel of a vehicle owned by Roxanne Bell in the Weis parking lot in Lock Haven on Sept. 5, according to city police.