Police news – Aug. 29

Hit and run

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police investigated a hit and run that took place in the Bald Eagle Laundromat parking lot on North Fairview Street in Lock Haven around 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Justin Young of Lock Haven told police his 2010 Nissan Altima was struck by a vehicle being driven by a woman with gray hair. He described the woman and the vehicle she was driving. Later, police found a 2001 Buick and a woman matching the description given by Young. The woman was identified as Patricia Alexandrescu. She said she was parked in the lot, but did not realize she had struck a vehicle before leaving the lot.

The damage to the Altima was minor and Young declined to press charges. Both drivers were given a copy of the accident

Two-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police investigated two-vehicle accident that took place around 11:11 a.m. on Aug. 26 along East Walnut Street.

According to police, a 2010 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Sarah Labe of Jersey Shore was traveling westbound along East Walnut Street and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto the on-ramp for Paul Mack Boulevard when her vehicle was struck by a 1996 Buick Century driven by Matthew Confer of Mill Hall.

Labe was taken to Jersey Shore Hospital for treatment. Confer said he was not injured in the accident. Damage to both vehicles was moderate. Labe was cited for her role in the crash.

Harassment charged

LOCK HAVEN — The Woodward Township Police Department report acts of harassment that took place between July 23 and Aug. 14 along Riverview Avenue in Lock Haven.

According to police, Gary Politakis, 64, of 10 Riverview Ave., allegedly harassed his neighbor, Frederick Jacobs. On Aug. 28, a police say a criminal complaint was filed with the district justice against Politakis. He was charged with three summary counts of harassment and one misdemeanor count, third degree.

A criminal complaint has been filed and will be handled via summons, according to police.

Two-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — State Police at Rockview were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that took place at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 18 along Interstate 80 eastbound in Marion Township, Centre County.

According to police, a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and a 2019 Jeep Patriot were traveling East along I-80 in the left lane when the Chevrolet Colorado struck the Jeep Patriot. Both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of I-80. Both vehicles were driven from the scene and no one was injured as a result of the crash.

Police did not release the names of those involved in the crash.

Identity theft

BELLEFONTE — A case of identity theft was investigated by state police at Rockview at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25.

According to police, a Centre County man believes that someone has access to his social security number. State police at Rockview is investigating the complaint.

Distracted driving

LAMAR — Distracted driving lead to a one vehicle crash along Interstate 80 in Porter Township on Aug. 24, state police at Lamar said.

Holly S. Kuplack, 21, of Scranton, was traveling west on the road when she was distracted by herself and lost control of her 2005 Cooper Mini, police said.

The vehicle struck a guide rail on the north side of the road before coming to a stop, police said.

No injuries were reported and Kuplack was cited for careless driving, police said.

Marijuana possession

LAMAR — Kerlens Abraham, 25, of Spring Valley, N.Y., was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop along Interstate 80 westbound near mile marker 178 on Aug. 24, state police at Lamar said.

Police observed Abraham’s 2015 Toyota Camry traveling 90 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone leading to the stop, police said.

During the stop it was found that Abraham was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Charges were filed through district court.

Driver loses control during rain

LOGANTON — Rain and excessive speed lead to a one vehicle accident along Interstate 80 westbound in Greene Township on Aug. 25, state police at Lamar said.

Eliseo N. Gonzalez, 64, of Long Beach, Calif., was traveling in the right lane during heavy rain when he left the right side of the road and striking a guide rail with his 2019 Volvo 670, police said.

The vehicle traveled across both lanes and struck another guide rail, crossing the road again and going through a guide rail on the left side of the road, police said.

No injuries were reported and Gonzalez was cited for not driving a vehicle at safe speeds, police said.

Found property

LOGANTON — A generator was found near the intersection of Long Run and Spruce Run roads in Greene Township on Aug. 25, state police at Lamar said.


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