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Police News – March 27

UPS driver injured in crash

AVIS — A UPS driver was injured following a two vehicle crash along Route 220 southbound in Wayne Township Tuesday morning, Pine Creek Township Police said.

Dennis Tacazon, of Brampton, Ontario, was operating a 2007 Freightliner truck which became disabled in the right lane of the travel, police said.

Tacazon put out orange triangles and was attempting to contact a service garage for assistance when his trailer was struck from behind by a UPS truck, driven by Cheryl Ann Bauder, of Jersey Shore, police said.

Bauder was trapped in the vehicle for a short time and then life-flighted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Her condition is unknown.

The southbound lane of the road was shut down for about four hours while straw from one truck trailer and packages from the other were cleared.

Retail theft, disorderly conduct

BELLEFONTE — Only a few moments after being released from the Centre County Correctional Facility a Philipsburg man was arrested for shoplifting at Rutters Convenience and Gas Store on March 18, state police at Rockview said.

After being released from jail, Donald Hunter, 44, walked across the street to the store where he began calling 911, demanding state police give him a ride home, police said.

Hunter was then seen stealing and consuming beer, Nyquil cough syrup, jerky and a soda from the store without paying, police said. The items were valued at $22.78.

Hunter was taken into custody for retail theft and disorderly conduct for tying up an emergency line and placed back in prison awaiting a preliminary hearing on March 25, police said.

Snow blower stolen

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar are searching for information involving the theft of a $250 snow blower from a garage along First Street in Bald Eagle Township.

The theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. March 20 and 10 a.m. March 21 when the suspect broke into the garage through a window and stole the gray in color piece of equipment, police said.

Anyone who has information regarding the theft is asked to contact PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.

Plate stolen

CENTRE HALL — Steven Bierly, 62, of Centre Hall, reported a license plate stolen from one of his company trucks which had stopped working previously, state police at Lamar said.

Bierly told police the plate was seen on a 1997 Peterson Industries Inc. Kansas recreational vehicles trailer on March 2 not paying a toll at the George Washington Upper Bridge, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.

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