Police News – July 1

Driver accused of huffing aerosol spray

CASTANEA — A Lock Haven man faces DUI related charges following an incident that along Route 220, Castanea Township on June 23, state police at Lamar said.

Charles Shaffer, 56, was traveling on the highway when he crashed his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu into a guide rail, police said.

A witness attempted to check on Shaffer and noted that he was holding a can of aerosol duster in his hand, police said. The witness told police Shaffer responded to her but was incomprehensible and continued to drive north on the road, police said.

Shaffer traveled to a residence on Railroad Street, Porter Township, where he was found by police in the driver’s seat, police said.

When Shaffer was asked to exit his vehicle for a field sobriety test, several cans of aerosol duster spray were seen inside the vehicle within reach of him, police said. After conducting sobriety tests Shaffer was arrested and transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility to Await arraignment, police said.

Shaffer currently has several charges pending in other counties related to aerosol duster huffing incidents, police said.

Corruption of minors

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview are investigating an alleged corruption of minors incident that occurred in Boggs Township, Centre County.

Police report lewd photos were being sent to and from a Bellefonte teenager from a fake Facebook account, police said.

Harassment alleged

AVIS — A 42-year-old Jersey Shore woman was arrested and charged with harassment following an incident at a home along Valley View Road, Pine Creek Township, state police at Lamar said.

Police were called to the home at 2:04 p.m. on June 7 where the woman allegedly made harassing statements and said she was going to kill a 42-year-old Lock Haven man during an argument, police said.

The man called 911 and waited out front of the residence, police said.

Burglary reported

NORTH BEND — State police at Lamar investigated a burglary that occurred between Sept. 30, 2019 and June 24 along Camp Keg Lane, Leidy Township.

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

Argument turns physical

JERSEY SHORE — A 61-year-old Jersey Shore woman was arrested following a verbal argument that turned physical, state police at Montoursville said.

The woman, name not listed, is accused of striking a 61-year-old Jersey Shore man three times in the face during the argument on June 28 at a home along Torbert Lane, Watson Township, Lycoming County, police said.

DUI alleged

WILLIAMSPORT — A 61-year-old Jersey Shore man may face DUI charges following a traffic stop that occurred on June 28 along Memorial Avenue in Williamsport, state police at Montoursville said.

Following the stop, the man was taken for a legal blood draw, police said.

Vehicle strikes deer

HOWARD — The passenger of a 2016 Cheverolet Colorado suffered minor injuries after the vehicle struck a deer along Nittany Valley Drive, Walker Township on June 26, state police at Rockview said.

Craig R. Heverly, 66, of Howard, was traveling north on the roadway when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle, striking the front end and causing disabling damage, police said.

Heverly was not injured but his passenger, Junnie F. Heverly, 60, of Howard, suffered minor injuries to her right rib/chest area but denied medical treatment on the scene, police said.

No charges were filed and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Rich’s Amoco, of Milesburg.

Hit and Run

LOCK HAVEN — A parked truck owned by Seven Mountain EMS Council was struck by a hit and run driver while parked in front of Hope Hose Co. on East Church Street on June 29, city police report.

The driver of the truck, James P. Urban of Milesburg, said he parked the truck there at 11 a.m. while doing an inspection of the hose company. When he came out of the firehouse and prepared to leave he discovred the driver side mirror of the truck had been struck and pushed forward, police said.


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