Police news – Feb. 25

Minor arrested

for terroristic threats

MILL HALL — A 14-year-old McElhattan boy has been placed on house arrest by juvenile probation after allegedly making threats at Central Mountain High School on Feb. 20, state police at Lamar said.

Police were called to the school at 10:25 a.m. for reports of the boy claiming he had a gun in his bag and that no one was going to make it past third period, police said.

The student did not have a gun and will be charged with terroristic threats, police said.

Several guns stolen

from cabins

RENOVO — State police at Lamar are investigating several break ins that occurred between Feb. 7 and 21 along Bear Wallow Road, Leidy Township.

The suspect broke into multiple cabins through rear doors and windows, stealing a .22 caliber revolver, bolt action .410 Mossberg shotgun and 12 gauge pump action Maverick shotgun.

Tire tracks were seen by a nearby neighbor following a snowstorm on Feb. 7 but they told police they believed it was the power company checking meters due to a power outage, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries are encouraged to contact 570-726-6000.

Resisting arrest

LAMAR — A Virginia man had to be tazed in order to subdue him during a traffic stop at the intersection of South Heckmans Gap and Jones roads on Feb. 21, state police at Lamar said.

Eric Taylor, 40, of Bloxom, Va., was found to be under the influence during the traffic stop, police said.

While attempting to detain Taylor, he resisted arrest and ultimately was tazed prior to being taken into custody, police said.

A search of the vehicle found a clear unknown liquid, an assortment of prescription pills and several pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Taylor was charged with resisting arrest, DUI and related Act 64 drug charges, police said.

Taylor was jailed at the Clinton County Correction Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Candy stolen

WILLIAMSPORT — State Police at Montoursville arrested a 35-year-old woman for stealing candy from a Williamsport convenience store on Feb. 21.

According to police, Amber Kress, 35, was caught stealing candy and alcohol at Sheetz, 330 Westminster Drive, at 9:41 p.m. Kress had taken a king-size candy bar, Swedish Fish, Starburst gummies, Twix, a Kit Kat Duo, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Life Savers Gummies, a Starburst share and a raspberry J. Bootlegger. The items are valued at more than $25.

Kress was taken into custody and charged with retail theft and harassment. Charges were filed through magisterial district justice 29-3-02.

Candy bar stolen

CENTRE HALL — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of retail theft that took place at the Snappy’s in Centre Hall.

According to police, a 20-year-old Spring Mills man stole a candy bar from Snappy’s.

Retail theft

SNOW SHOE — A case of retail theft was investigated by State Police at Rockview.

According to police, Fred Hockenburry, 28, of Houtzdale stole items from Hall’s Market in Snow Shoe. Hockenburry was also wanted on a warrant from the Centre County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody and taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Cruelty to animals

CURTIN TOWNSHIP — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of cruelty to animals that took place along Little Marsh Creek Road around 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 12. in Curtin Township, Centre County.

According to police, the case involved malnourished cattle. After further investigation, police found the case to be unfounded.

Marijuana possession

LOCK HAVEN — An 18-year-old Jersey Shore man was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop at the intersection of North Vesper and East Bald Eagle streets, Lock Haven on Feb. 8, state police at Lamar said.

Daniel Swanhart was stopped for an equipment violation when the odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle, police said.

Swanhart admitted to smoking the substance and through an investigation a small amount of the drug and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle, police said.

Swanhart was taken into custody for DUI and taken to UPMC Lock Haven for chemical testing, police said.

Charges of DUI and possession were filed through District Judge Keith Kibler, police said.

Dog bitten

CENTRE HALL — A dog bit another dog, State Police at Rockview reported.

The incident took place at 5:26 p.m. on Feb. 15. According to police, James Kerlin, 65, of Centre Hall was walking his dog along Rimmey Road in Potter Township, Centre County, when another dog attacked his dog. Kerlin’s dog sustained minor injuries to the buttocks.

Harassment investigated

MILESBURG — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of harassment that took place at the intersection of Water and Mill Streets in Milesburg Borough, Centre County.

Police say that a 43-year-old Milesburg man harassed a Bellefonte man. The incident took place at 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 22.

Man arrested for DUI

POTTER TOWNSHIP — A Bellefonte man was arrested following a high-speed chase that took place at 2:32 a.m. on Feb. 23 in Potter Township, Centre County.

According to police, Justin Henry, 23, of Bellefonte, was traveling at a high rate of speed along state Route 45. Troopers traveled at speeds of 116 miles per hour to catch the vehicle. Henry was found to be DUI in his 2006 Nissan Altima.

Underage drinking

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police arrested a Mill Hall man for underage drinking at 11:55 p.m. on Feb. 22.

According to police, Issiah McCann, 19, of Mill Hall, was cited after being found to be in possession of a bottle of beer.

Drug possession

LAMAR — Lawrence Hume, 38, and Jennifer Kelly, 37, both of Huntingdon, Pa., were charged with drug possession following a traffic stop on Feb. 22, state police at Lamar said.

Hume was pulled over for several traffic violations involving his 2005 GMC Sierra, police said.

A vehicle search was conducted and police found several bags of process marijuana, marijuana wax and drug parapheranlia, police said.

$1,600 scam in BE Township

MILL HALL — Stephen Allen, 70, of Mill Hall, and Colleen Gebhart, 79, of Sugar Grove, were the victims of a scam costing them $1,600 between Jan. 17 and 21, state police at Lamar said.

People representing themselves as Publisher’s Clearing House convinced the victims to send $1,600 through wire transfer to Jamaica, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the scam are asked to contact PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.

Two vehicle accident

LAMAR — The passenger of a 2015 Honda Civic was transported to UPMC Lock Haven following a vehicle accident along Interstate 80 near mile marker 175.6, Lamar Township on Feb. 19, state police at Lamar said.

Haroon M. Ahmed, 64, of North Canton, Ohio, was traveling in the right lane of the roadway when another vehicle attempted to change lanes, police said.

To avoid hitting the vehicle, Ahmed left the road and struck an embankment and the other vehicle continued driving on the roadway, police said.

Ahmed’s passenger, Ayesha Ahmed, 55, of North Canton, Ohio, was transported to the hospital by Flemington Goodwill Hose EMS for injuires, police said.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Valley Towing, police said.


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