Police News – March 25

LH woman charged with forgery

LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven woman was charged with seven counts of forgery, three counts of theft by deception and related offenses after allegedly stealing assorted credit cards, a laptop, a DVD player, two rings and seven checks from Renee Newton’s home in Clinton County on Dec. 20, state police at Montoursville said.

Misty Reynolds, 44, forged the checks and used them at various businesses, police said.

Reynolds was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and is jailed in lieu of $70,000 bail, police said.



WILLIAMSPORT — Gale Snook, 54, of Mill Hall, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident in the 600 block of Grier Street on Sept. 1, 2018, Williamsport City Police said.

A bench warrant for Snook’s arrest was expected to be filed after he failed to appear for a preliminary hearing, police said.



JERSEY SHORE — Marshall Flanigan, Jr., 49, of 51 Mallard Lane in Jersey Shore was arrested by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police on Jan. 30 for terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly pulling out a handgun and waving it around in his car after another driver pulled out in front of him on state Route 220 at the Jersey Shore Main Street interchange.

He was released on $7,500 bail.

Simple assault, harassment

JERSEY SHORE — Christopher Johnson, 37, of 452 Oliver St. in Jersey Shore was charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking a 7-year-old boy in the side of the head on Shady Acres Lane in Nippenose Township on Nov. 28, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

Johnson was released on $5,000 bail.

Woman charged with DUI

LINDEN — Brittany Brooks, 32, of 671 Youngs Road in Linden, was charged with DUI by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police on Jan. 18. According to police, Brooks’ blood-alcohol content was .21. In addition to DUI, Brooks was charged with careless driving.

She was released on $1,500 bail.

Sexual assault


MILESBURG — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of sexual assault that took place at 8 p.m. on March 7 along Turnpike Street in Milesburg Borough, Centre County.

No other details were reported.

Assault with weapon

SPRING MILLS — Joseph Klinger, 32, of Spring Mills, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, DUI and multiple other charges related to an incident along Old Fort Road, Potter Township on March 19, state police at Rockview said.

Klinger allegedly pointed a pistol at a 32-year-old Spring Mills woman and said he was going to “shoot her and commit a murder today,” police said.

Klinger then pistol whipped the woman and punched/pushed her multiple times before attempting to leave the scene in a vehicle when he was found by troopers, police said.

Klinger was taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility, police said.

Racial slurs

CENTRE HALL — Scott Wolfe, 54, of Woodward, was cited for disorderly conduct after yelling racial slurs outside of a neighborhood residence along Brian Drive, Potter Township on March 19 at 10:25 p.m., State Police at Rockview said.

Charges were filed through district court.

Distraction leads to crash

BELLEFONTE — Distracted driving led to a one vehicle crash along Interstate 99, Benner Township on March 21, state police at Rockview said.

Brent A. Smith, 35, of Bellefonte, was traveling on exit 78A when he dropped his phone and went to retrieve it, police said.

Smith’s 2012 Ford Escape left the roadway and struck a tree, causing it to overturn onto its roof, police said.

Smith was not injured but will be issued a citation, police said.

One vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — The driver and passenger of a 2019 Toyota Corolla were not injured following a one vehicle crash along Interstate 99, Spring Township on March 10, state police at Rockview said.

A 17-year-old Oxen Hill, Md. man was traveling in the left lane of the roadway when he attempted to change into the right hand lane while also negotiating a right hand curve, police said.

The man lost control of the vehicle and left the right side of the roadway, striking a guide rail causing disabling damage, police said.

The driver and his passenger, a 17-year-old Oxen Hill, Md. man were not injured and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Gray’s Towing.

The driver was issued a citation for driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Aquatic items stolen

BLANCHARD — A 53-year-old Mill Hall woman has requested the person who stole multiple aquatic related equipment items from her not be prosecuted, state police at Rockview said.

The theft occurred along Eagleville Road, Liberty Township, Centre County, on March 16 and included a red life preserver, two blue kayaks, one brown/green kayak and one green kayak, police said.

Harassment alleged

BEECH CREEK — State police at Rockview responded to an incident of harassment that occurred between two men at 119 Elm St., Liberty Township on March 9.

The two men, names not listed, engaged in a minor physical altercation, police said.

Multiple victims

HOWARD — A 23-year-old Lamar man is accused of threatening multiple victims during an argument along Pine Street, Walker Township on March 14, state police at Rockview said.

The man, name not listed, allegedly threatened to cause a 21-year-old Lamar man, 21-year-old Mackeyville woman and 63-year-old Howard woman bodily harm, police said.

Charged were filed, police said.

Harrassment investigated

CENTRE HALL — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of domestic violence that took place at 5:30 p.m. on March 20 along North Pennsylvania Avenue in Centre Hall Borough.

According to police, a 29-year-old male from Centre Hall grabbed the victim, a 29-year-old female, also from Centre Hall. The male allegedly grabbed her face and pulled her hair during the incident. The man was cited through Magisterial District Court 49-3-02.

Criminal mischief

REBERSBURG — State Police at Rockview are investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred at 132 Main St., Miles Township between 5 p.m. March 18 and 9:30 a.m. March 19.

The victim, Paul Kerstetter, 50, of Rebersburg, told police that wooden barn siding and a metal gutter downspout were damaged, police said.

Kerstetter told police the damage had to have occurred the evening of March 18 because he noticed no damage that evening and discovered it on March 19, police said.

Neighborhood canvasses of the area provided no new details, police said.

The investigation continues, police said.

Property damage

CENTRE HALL — Cory Rimmey, 21, of Centre Hall, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a $300 security camera at Laser Wash, 2830 Earlystown Road, Potter Township, on March 21, State Police at Rockview said.

Disorderly conduct

CENTRE HALL — A case of disorderly conduct was investigated by State Police at Rockview. According to police, Brian Keith, 29, of Centre Hall left his residence following a domestic dispute and began yelling, screaming and making a scene. He also punched a street sign, causing damage to it..

The incident took place at 7 p.m. on March 20 at 235 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Centre Hall Borough. Keith was cited for disorderly conduct through Magisterial District Justice 49-3-04.


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