Police News – Jan. 1

Centre Hall man charged

WILLIAMSPORT — A Centre Hall man was recently charged with several crimes by state police at Rockview.

Matthew R. Homan, 38, of Centre Hall, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, possession of 28 THC oil cartridges, Honey Dabber stick and a burned marijuana roach while driving on Plank Road in Williamsport on Nov. 28, according to police. Homan was also charged with expired registration and not having proper vehicle certification.

Homan was sent a court summons and is to appear before Magisterial Judge Jerry Lepley on Feb. 12 for his preliminary hearing.

Man charged with DUI

JERSEY SHORE — Christopher P. McCann, 49, of 2598 Rauchtown Road, Jersey Shore, was recently charged by Tiadaghton Regional Valley Police with DUI after driving into a parked car along 1220 Allegheny Street on Nov. 4. McCann was allegedly under the influence of marijuana, amphetamine, methamphetamine and carboxy.

McCann was sent a court summons and is set to appear before Magisterial Judge Jerry Lepley on Wednesday, Jan. 8 for his preliminary hearing.

No fatal crashes during Christmas holiday

HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania State Police did not investigate a single fatal collision over midweek holiday — a welcome change from last year’s four-day Christmas enforcement period, which saw six people killed in five separate crashes investigated by state police.

Troopers responded to 376 crashes and made 179 arrests for driving under the influence during the three-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26.

In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 1,885 speeding citations, 181 seatbelt citations, and 17 child safety seat citations.