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Police News – June 5

Assault with a weapon

MADISONBURG — State Police at Rockview arrested a man on several charges involving a firearm at 6:50 a.m. on June 3 in the parking lot of Elk Creek Dry Goods, located along Brush Valley Road in Miles Township, Centre County.

According to police, Jason Houser, 48, of Woodward, confronted a 35-year-old man from Spring Mills and a 35-year-old female from Centre Hall in the parking lot. The victims said that Houser began harassing them and then presented a Winchester pellet rifle. Houser faces charges of simple assault by physical menace, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Police are unsure what sparked the incident. The investigation continues.

State police cruisers crash

RUSH TOWNSHIP — Two state police cruisers were involved in a crash at 10:45 a.m. According to State Police at Rockview, PSP Rockview unit G 7-6 and PSP Rockview unit G7-21 were responding to backup a fellow trooper on a call in the 200 block of Railroad Street in Rush Township, Centre County, when they collided.

Police did not say if there was damage to the vehicles or any injuries.

Woman cited for harassment

HOWARD — State Police at Rockview investigated a case of harassment that took place at 11:44 a.m. on June 3 along Jacksonville Road in Marion Township, Centre County.

Police say that Amy McCloskey, 48, of Hollidaysburg, harassed a 49-year-old Bellefonte woman and there was an altercation. McCloskey was charged through magisterial district justice 49-3-02.

Pedstrian hit by vehicle

LOCK HAVEN — Christopher L. Stauffer, of Lock Haven, suffered an injury to his leg after running into a vehicle on Commerce Street near its intersection with Bellefonte Avenue on June 3 at 11:53 a.m., Lock Haven City Police said.

Stauffer ran between two stopped vehicles when he hit the side of a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by William Robb, of Lock Haven, who was traveling south on the road, police said.

A witness, Ken Zerby, told police he saw Stauffer run our from between houses on the east side of Commerce Street, run in front of his vehicle before running into the side of Robb’s vehicle, police said.

No charges were filed as a result of the accident, police said.

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