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Police news – Sept. 17

Fatal crash

LAMAR — State Police at Lamar were called to the scene of a deadly crash at 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 13 along Interstate 80 in Porter Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by Justin Smith, 28, of Morrisdale, was traveling west along I-80 when it struck a parked 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by Kevin Nunezbaca, 21, of Columbus, Ohio. Police said that Nunezbaca’s vehicle was stopped in the right lane without hazard lights or functioning tail lights.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Goodwill Hose Ambulance and Tressler’s Garage.

Tractor crashes

LOGANTON — A one-vehicle crash was investigated by State Police at Lamar around 5:19 a.m. on Sept. 16.

According to police, a 2017 Agco, Inc., tractor was traveling East along West Valley Road in Logan Township, Clinton County. It left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The tractor was driven from the scene and the driver was not hurt in the crash.

Theft investigated

JERSEY SHORE — State Police at Montoursville is investigating a case of theft that took place sometime between April 30 and July 6.

According to police, they are investigating a misuse of a Pennsylvania registration plate that is occurring at numerous locations in New York and New Jersey. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at Montoursville.

DUI investigated

MILL HALL — A case of DUI was investigated by State Police at Lamar.

According to police, they were requested to make contact with a male who had fled the scene of a domestic dispute that took place in Lock Haven. Upon investigation, police found Kevin Litz, 45, of Mill Hall, outside his property at 113 Mann Ave. Through investigation, Litz was found to have consumed a large amount of alcohol before returning home.

Following a standard field and sobriety test, it was determined that Litz had indicated a positive sign of intoxication. Charges were filed through district court 25-3-02.

Harassment

MILL HALL — A case of harassment was investigated by State Police at Lamar at 9:20 p.m. on Sept. 12 in Woodward Township, Clinton County.

At that time, police were dispatched to Dunkin’ Donuts to meet a 23-year-old male who was involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Police say that Keith Eldred, 52, of Mill Hall, punched the victim several times.

The 23-year-old male did not sustain any injuries in the altercation, but a citation was filed through District Court 25-3-02 against Eldred for the crime of harassment.

Missing firearm

LOCK HAVEN — State Police at Lamar are investigating a case of a missing firearm.

According to police, a black and silver Taurus PT-145 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol was reported lost to state police. The pistol was last seen by its owner on May 1.

Anyone with information about the missing pistol is asked to contact state police at (570) 726-6000.

Money stolen

BEECH CREEK — A case of theft is being investigated by State Police at Lamar.

According to police, around 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, someone stole $15 from a wallet at a residence along Bittner Lane in Beech Creek Township, Clinton County. The victim is a 26-year-old Beech Creek female.

Harassment

SOUTH RENOVO — A case of harassment was investigated by State Police at Lamar that took place at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 11.

According to police, Corey Jones, 18, of Renovo, pushed a 9-year-old boy into a bunk bed. Charges were filed through district justice 25-3-03.

Verbal threat

SALLADASBURG — State Police at Montoursville is investigating a case of harassment that took place along Main Street in Salladasburg Borough, Lycoming County at 11:38 a.m. on Sept. 14.

At that time, police say that a suspect made a verbal threat against a 28-year-old female. However, she did not wish to press charges in the incident.

Drug possession

LAMAR — A case of drug possession was investigated by State Police at Lamar around 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 2.

According to police, a 26-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio, was stopped along Interstate 80 West while driving his 2019 Infiniti QX80. It was determined the man was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Charges are expected to be filed through Magisterial District Justice 25-3-02.

Suspected DUI

LOCK HAVEN — State Police at Lamar were conducting a DUI roving patrol in the area of Second Avenue in Lock Haven when a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado was observed traveling south along the road without any of its lights on around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 5.

A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the 18-year-old male was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. A legal blood draw was then conducted.

One-vehicle crash

LOGAN TOWNSHIP — A one-vehicle crash was investigated by State Police at Lamar around 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 along West Valley Road in Logan Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria being driven by Mark Cella, 43, of Loganton was traveling east on West Valley Road. At the same time, an Amish four-mule team was pulling a hay wagon from the adjacent farm field crossing West Valley Road to a farm at 1484 West Valley Road. Cella failed to observe the hay wagon and struck its rear end.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and police determined that Cella was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported to UPMC Lock Haven for a blood draw

DUI crash

RENOVO — State Police at Lamar investigated a motor vehicle crash that took place in the 19000 block of Renovo Road at 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 30 in East Keating Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 2009 Ford Focus being driven by Jeremy Smith, 42, of Kittanning crashed. Smith was found to be influence of an alcoholic beverage. Smith was placed under arrest and later submitted to a chemical test of his blood. Charges related to DUI were officially filed on Sept. 15.

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