Police News – Jan 23

Harassment alleged

MILL HALL — Alvin George, 18, of Beech Creek, was arrested and charged with harassment physical contact after allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old Renovo girl on Danis Street in Mill Hall on Jan. 11, state police at Lamar said.

The victim reported that she and George were engaged in a verbal argument that escalated when George took her Iphone 6S and began smashing it against his truck door multiple times, police said.

The victim attempted to run away from George who caught up to her, grabbed her by the neck and hit her head against a brick wall, police said.

Charges were filed through district court, police said.

Hit and run

MILL HALL — Raechal L. Bittner, 29, of Beech Creek, was charged with accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property after she struck a 1998 Acura CL with her 2015 Nissan Sentra in the Walmart parking lot on Jan. 10 at 4:44 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

A witness provided identifying information for Bittner’s vehicle, police said.

Vehicle strikes pole

FLEMINGTON — The driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was not injured following a one vehicle crash in front of the Flemington Laundromat, 105 High St., on Jan. 10, state police at Lamar said.

Colby A. Eldred, 22, of Lock Haven, was traveling west on the roadway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole, police said.

Eldred was charged with not driving on roadways laned for traffic and his vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.

One vehicle crash

MILL HALL — The driver of a 2010 Toyota Corolla was not injured following a one vehicle crash on Frank D. O’Reilly Jr. Highway, Lamar Township on Jan. 18, state police at Lamar said.

The driver, name not listed, was approaching the stop sign off the Lock Haven exit of Interstate 80 when they lost control of their vehicle, police said.

The vehicle continued across the roadway and struck the front, right passenger side bumper causing minor damage, police said.

No charges were filed and the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene, police said.

Possession of drug


FLEMINGTON — Anthony Cronmiller, 23, of Lock Haven, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a one vehicle crash on High Street on Jan. 10, state police at Lamar said.

While investigating the crash, police found Cronmiller in possession of a makeshift smoking device containing marijuana residue, police said.

Charges were filed through district court.

Vehicle theft

LOGANTON — State police at Lamar are investigating the theft of a wallet from a vehicle at Nicholas Meats along East Valley Road, Greene Township on Jan. 17.

The 36-year-old Mill Hall woman reported that sometime between 5:05 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Nicholas Meats, police said.

The black and white wallet contained miscellaneous cards valued at $15, police said.

No injuries

LAMAR — No one was injured in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Nittany Valley Drive and Jacksonville Road, Lamar Township on Jan. 17, state police at Lamar said.

Quinton C. Egger, 18, of Newville, Pa., was traveling on Jacksonville Road when he said he was unaware how the flow of traffic went, police said.

Egger didn’t realize there was a stop sign at the road’s intersection with Nittany Valley Drive, causing his 2002 Toyota Tacoma to strike a 2012 Chevrolet Captiva, driven by Richard W. Trassler, 57, of Lamar, police said.

Egger was issued a citation involving obedience to traffic-control devices, police said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Tressler’s Towing, police said.

Two vehicle accident

LOCK HAVEN — A driver of a 2019 tractor trailer was issued a citation involving driving on roadways landed for traffic after a two vehicle accident at the intersection of East Church and North Vesper streets on Jan. 12 at 2:34 p.m., Lock Haven City Police said.

Vinaykumar Patel, 29, of Lock Haven, was attempting to turn left from North Vesper onto East Church but was unable to make the tight turn due to a parked car on the east side of the roadway causing him to strike a 2018 Volvo, driven by Tracie Lynn Christiansen, of McElhattan, police said.

Christiansen said she saw Patel’s vehicle wasn’t going to make the turn so she attempted to back up to avoid being struck but was hit by his vehicle anyway causing them to be nearly be pushed into a parked car on the west side of North Vesper, police said.

Neither Patel, Christiansen or her passenger, Mitchell Dean Christiansen, 58, of Lock Haven, were injured as a result of the crash, police said.

Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene, police said.

Vehicle rear ended

MILL HALL — The driver of a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu suffered suspected minor injuries after her vehicle was rear ended along Hogan Boulevard, Bald Eagle Township on Jan. 21, state police at Lamar said.

Shirley M. Burger, 55, of Duboistown, was stopped an the intersection of Hogan Boulevard and Country Club Lane when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2005 Ford F-150 XLT, driven by William J. Worden, 53, of Lock Haven, police said.

Worden had been traveling south and did not realize the light was red, resulting in the crash, police said.

Worden was charged with following too closely and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene, police said.

One-vehicle accident

SNOW SHOE — State Police at Rockview investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place at 5:37 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Snow Shoe Township, Centre County.

According to police, Geoffrey Brosky of Morrisdale was traveling eastbound along Interstate 80 when he attempted to change lanes. At that time, Brosky, 39, lost control of his control of his 1996 Ford Contour. It slid off the roadway and flipped onto its roof. He did not sustain any injuries in the crash. He was cited, however, for traveling at an unsafe speed.


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