Police news – Feb. 20

Vehicle hits buggy

LOGANTON — Erica T. Baney, 24, of Loganton, was charged with careless driving after she struck a horse drawn buggy from behind with her 2016 Jeep Cherokee along North Mill Street on Feb. 5, state police at Lamar said.

Baney was traveling south on the roadway near the Twilight Diner when the accident occurred, police said.

The driver of the buggy, John S. Beiler, 21, of Loganton, was not injured but his passenger Lizzy Beiler, 30, of Loganton, suffered injuries of unknown severity and was transported to UPMC Susquehanna by Sugar Valley Fire Company, police said.

Person struck by vehicle

LAMAR — A pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being struck by a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia in the rear parking lot of the Pilot gas station on Feb. 5 at 5:34 p.m., state police at Lamar said.

Yauhen Aleksandr Siamionau, 37, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was standing in a parking spot for unknown reasons when the vehicle, driven by Kirk L. Hillman, 55, of Indianapolis, Ind., struck him while backing into the spot, police said.

Hillman told police he was not able to see Siamionau due to him being bent over and wearing dark clothing, police said.

Siamionau suffered minor injuries but refused treatment, police said.

No charges were filed.

Tractor trailer rolls

LOGANTON — Christopher P. Berry, 34, of Avon Lake, Ohio, was transported to UPMC Lock Haven following a one vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near mile marker 192, Greene Township on Feb. 6, state police at Lamar said.

Berry was traveling east on the roadway when his 2010 Peterbilt traveled off the left edge of the roadway and into the gravel berm, police said.

The trailer attached to the vehicle slid down an embankment while the truck began to spin clockwise due to the trailer, police said.

At some point both the truck and trailer overturned and rolled down the embankment, coming to rest on its driver’s side, police said.

Berry was transported to the hospital by Flemington Goodwill Hose EMS for suspected minor injuries, police said.

Berry was charged with not driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Minor injuries

BELLEFONTE — The driver of a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for minor injuries following a one vehicle crash on the Interstate 99 exit ramp to Benner Pike on Feb. 9 at 10:56 a.m., state police at Rockview said.

Robert J. Reish, 68, of Bellefonte, had exited Interstate 99 and was negotiating a right hand curve in the ramp when the vehicle slid sideways off the east side of the road and down an embankment, police said.

The vehicle struck a tree with the driver’s side and spun counter clockwise into another tree on the passenger side, police said.

Reish was wearing his seatbelt but was transported to the hospital by Bellefonte EMS, police said.

PFA violation

BLANCHARD — A 47-year-old man was charged with protection from abuse violation after an incident that occurred between Feb. 16 and 17 in Liberty Township, Centre County, state police at Rockview said.

Two vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — No one was injured in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of West Bald Eagle and Commerce streets on Feb. 14 at 4:13 p.m., Lock Haven City Police said.

David Barzona was traveling south on Commerce Street when he stopped at the stop sign before proceeding through the intersection, police said.

Barzona told police that he failed to see a 2012 Toyota Corolla, causing his 2004 Chevrolet Suburban to strike the vehicle, driven by Lydia A. Werner, police said.

Werner told police she was traveling on Bald Eagle Street when her vehicle was struck, causing it to hit a fire hydrant, police said.

Werner’s vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed from the scene, police said.

Barzona was issued a citation involving duties at stop signs, police said.

Tractor trailer strikes vehicle

LOGANTON — No one was injured when a tractor trailer struck another vehicle on Interstate 80 near mile marker 194 in Greene Township on Feb. 7, state police at Lamar said.

Ming K. Chan, 47, of Madison, Wis., was traveling in the right lane when a tractor and trailer attempted to pass his 2017 Toyota Tacoma, police said.

Chan told police the trailer attempted to merge into the right lane by had not fully done so, causing it to strike his vehicle, police said.

The tractor and trailer continued driving westbound following the crash, police said.

Scattered rubbish

SPRING MILLS — A pile of black ashes were dumped in the Salem United Methodist Church parking lot at 4469 Penns Valley Road, Penn Township, in early February, state police at Rockview said.

There are no leads but an investigation is on going, police said.

One vehicle crash

LOGANTON — The driver of a 2019 Nissan Altima was not injured following a one vehicle crash along Interstate 80 near mile marker 186, Greene Township on Feb. 7, state police at Lamar said.

Harshkumar R. Patel, 26, of Hicksville, N.Y., was traveling on the roadway in the left lane when a truck and trailer in front of him began to brake, police said.

Patel told police he also applied the brakes when he lost control of his vehicle, police said.

The vehicle slid off the left side of the road and into a ditch, striking a tree before coming to rest, police said.

No charges were filed and Patel’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Valley Collision, police said.

Unwanted communication

JERSEY SHORE — Jacob McCloud, 41, of Williamsport, was arrested for violating a protection from abuse order involving a Jersey Shore woman on Feb. 16, state police at Montoursville said.

McCloud allegedly made contact with the victim through phone calls and text messages, police said. He was released on $10,000 bail.

Three vehicle accident

BELLEFONTE — Distracted driving is what lead to a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Benner Pike and Rishel Hill Road, Benner Township on Feb. 9, state police at Rockview said.

A 2012 Ford Escape, driven by Darryl L. Cox, 54, of Bellefonte, and a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by Alyssa E. Shawley, 21, of Bellefonte, were stopped at the intersection when Cox was rear ended by a 2003 Ford Mustang, driven by Coty R. Stinson, 23, of Bellefonte, police said.

The crash caused Cox’s vehicle to rear end Coble’s vehicle, police said.

Passengers in Stinson and Cox’s vehicle, Gabriel K. McCaslin, 20, of Bellefonte, and Michelle D. Dove, 50, of Bellefonte, suffered minor injuries but were not transported to a hospital by EMS, police said.

Stinson was charged with following too closely, police said.


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