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Police News – August 7

Driver charged

with DUI

JERSEY SHORE — Gina Rhinehart, 40, of 410 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, was alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs when she sideswiped two parked cars in the 800 block of Allegheny Street in Jersey Shore about 8:30 p.m. on June 26, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Patrolman Cody Smith said in an affidavit.

Rhinehart failed to stop, but Pine Creek Township police caught up with her in the area of Nichols Run Road and Railroad Street just outside the borough about 40 minutes later, Smith said.

“Rhinehart had white stuff caked in one nostril and was acting strangely,” the officer said. There was an open alcoholic slushy in the center console of the 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck she was driving, and the drink was half empty, Smith said.

Rhinehart, who refused to submit a blood test, has been charged with DUI, accidents involving damage to unattended property, driving with a suspended license and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The truck’s owner, Grant Long, did not give her permission to drive the truck. She is jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail ordered by Lepley.

DUI charges

after accident

JERSEY SHORE — Stephen Emig, 64, of 1334 Route 14, Trout Run, had a blood-alcohol content level of .21 when his 2001 Ford pickup truck sideswiped another pickup and then crashed head-on into a Chevrolet Cruze in the 200 block of Allegheny Street in Jersey Shore about 7:30 p.m. on June 23, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

When the officer reached the scene, Emig displayed the typical characteristics of an impaired driver, including “an odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from him, watery and bloodshot eyes” and slow reactions, according to the affidavit.

There was an open beer can as well as an open bottle of whiskey inside the truck, police said. Charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and reckless driving, Emig has been sent a summons to appear before Lepley.

DUI alleged

JERSEY SHORE — Motorist Katrina Sisitki, 55, of 142 Losch Lane, Jersey Shore, was charged with DUI following an incident that began when she was found driving in the fenced-in area of the former pump station in the 200 block Pennsylvania Avenue in Jersey Shore about 10:50 p.m. on June 5, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

The officer’s first hint that the woman was under the influence was her slurred speech. When she got out of her 2012 Ford Escape, the officer said he “detected a strong odor of alcohol,” and her performance during a series of field sobriety tests “indicated she was under the influence of alcohol.”

Sisitki’s blood-alcohol content level was .11. She has waived her preliminary hearing and is free on $1,500 bail ordered by Lepley.

Shoplifting charges

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional Patrolman Justin Segura has charged Anthony Leone, 58, of 255 Shady Acres Lane, Antes Fort, with midemeanor shoplifting after he allegedly stole a $20 pack of meat from Lingle’s Family Market, 701 Allegheny St., where he was employed at the time, on July 11, according to court records.

This was his second shoplifting arrest. He has been sent a summons to appear before Lepley.

$3,600 theft

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar are investigating the theft of $3,600 worth of catalytic converters from Nextier Oil Solutions, 120 Airstrip Drive, Lamar Township.

The unknown suspect entered the rear parking lot of the business between July 14 and 18 and removed six catalytic converters from the company’s F150s using a reciprocating saw, police said.

The suspect then fled the area toward Route 220, police said.

Harassment

FLEMINGTON — Kassady Moyer, 21, of Lock Haven, was issued a citation for harassment after allegedly shutting a front door on the wrist of Madison Reeder, 21, of Lock Haven at a home along Canal Street in Flemington, state police at Lamar said.

On Aug. 5, Moyer and another female were verbally harassing Reeder when she attempted to go back inside the residence. That’s when Moyer allegedly shut the door on her wrist, causing pain to Reeder, police said.

Fleeing officers

MILL HALL — A Lock Haven man was jailed after attempting to run from officers in Mill Hall Borough on Aug. 2, state police at Lamar said.

Police attempted to stop Gilbert Stevenson, 46, when he fled in his 2016 Chevrolet Impala before coming to a stop in the borough, police said.

Stevenson then fled on foot but was taken into custody shortly after, police said.

Stevenson was placed in the Clinton County Correctional Facility and charges with fleeing and eluding through district court.

Drug possession

MILL HALL — The passenger of a vehicle was found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia following an attempted traffic stop on Aug. 2 in Mill Hall Borough, state police at Lamar said.

Vesta Jones, 35, of Lock Haven, possessed a backpack after the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee from police on foot, police said.

A search of the backpack found it contained multiple articls of drugs and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Charges were filed through district court.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — James Baney, 58, of Lock Haven, was arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession following multiple traffic violations on July 31, state police at Lamar said.

Methamphetamine and a syringe were also found inside Baney’s 1998 Ford F-150XLT, police said.

Marijuana

possession

LAMAR — The driver of a 2019 Freightliner Corp. Sprinter may face drug possession charges following a crash along Interstate 80 west in Lamar township on July 30, state police at Lamar said.

The driver, name not listed, allegedly struck the front bumper of another vehicle and failed to stop, police said.

The driver was later contacted by police and was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Charges will be filed through district court.

Minor injuries

MILL HALL — A Jersey Shore woman suffered minor injuries in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hogan Boulevard and Country Club Lane on July 27, state police at Lamar said.

Richard F. Grove, 20, of Lamar, was attempting to make a left turn from Mill Hall road onto Hogan Boulevard when he entered the intersection during a green light but failed to yield to a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Traci M. Harvey, 56, police said.

Grove’s 2004 Subaru Forester struck Harvey’s vehicle causing disabling damage, police said.

Harvey suffered suspected minor injuries and was transported to UPMC Lock Haven by Lock Haven EMS, police said.

Grove was cited for obedience to traffic-control devices, police said.

Verbal argument turns physical

MILL HALL — Shane Carra, 26, of Milesburg, was issued a citation for harassment after a verbal argument turned physical at a home along Pennsylvania Avenue, Bald Eagle Township on July 13, state police at Lamar said.

Carra is accused of shoving Mason Cramer, 30, of Mill Hall, multiple times while they engaged in a verbal argument, police said.

Cramer reported no injuries and Carra had left the scene before police arrived, police said.

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