Police news – Sept. 25

LH woman charged

with tampering

WILLIAMSPORT — Philippe Gallagher, 55, of Lock Haven, has been charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly hiding raw marijuana buds in her private area when she was confronted in the 2000 block of Lycoming Creek Road about 12:15 a.m on Aug. 15, in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Old Lycoming police said.

She eventually handed over the buds to an officer, court records state. She has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

LH woman charged

with shoplifting

LINDEN — Salena Yingling, 25, of Lock Haven, has been charged by state police with misdemeanor shoplifting for allegedly stealing $17 worth of merchandise from Dollar General, 7520 Route 220, in Woodward Township last Dec. 30, according to court records at the office of District Judge Jerry Lepley.

She has since waived her preliminary hearing and is free on $1,500 bail.

Sex offender charged

with failure to register

JERSEY SHORE –Convicted child sex offender Dillon Zinck, 27, of Lock Haven, faces a felony charge of failure to register with the state police when he moved from Antes Fort Front Street in Antes Fort to East Keller Street in Lock Haven in late July, according to court records filed at at the office of District Judge Jerry Lepley.

Jailed on a probation violation on Aug. 9 when his probation officer learned of his unregistered move, Zinck was arraigned last week and recommitted in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Area man charged with

unauthorized use of vehicle

LINDEN — Sean Day, 32, of Linden, faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license after he allegedly failed to return a 2008 Pontiac Torrent to its owner in a timely manner, according to Montoursville police.

Although Meaghan Harner loaned the car to Day back on Dec. 23, she did not allow him to keep it for at least seven days, the time police allege Harner had the vehicle. The incident originated in the 100 block of South Loyalsock Avenue in the Montoursville, police said.

Day has waived his preliminary hearing before Whiteman and is free on $7,500 bail.

Golf clubs stolen

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police report a case of theft that took place sometime overnight on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23.

According to police, someone stole a set of Callaway golf clubs from a car parked on Linden Circle in Lock Haven. The golf clubs were valued at $1,200.

The investigation continues.

Money found

LOCK HAVEN — At 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 22, a sum of money was found along East Main Street in Lock Haven. The owner of the money may claim it at Lock Haven City Hall.

Kayak stolen

POTTER TOWNSHIP — A case of theft is being investigated by state police at Rockview. According to police, sometime between Sept. 5 and Sept. 21, someone stole a Swifty kayak from the Colyer Lake area. The kayak was blue, purple and lime green in color. The kayak is valued at $400 and a lock on the kayak was valued at $20. The items were owned by a 73-year-old Centre Hall woman.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact state police at (814) 355-7545.


HOWARD — A case of harassment was investigated by state police at Rockview.

According to police, an altercation took place along North Eagle Valley Road in Liberty Township, Centre County at 12:27 p.m. on Sept. 7. The incident took place between at 23-year-old Beech Creek man and a 23-year-old Beech Creek female. Police say the man pushed the female several times. He was charged with harassment.

One-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — A one-vehicle accident was investigated by state police at Rockview around 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.

According to police, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Frank Chivalette, 46, of Erie was traveling East along Interstate 80 in an active work zone. Police say that Chivalette failed to observe several traffic control devices and struck a guide rail head on, causing disabling damage to the vehicle. Chivalette was not hurt in the crash. However, the Silverado had to be towed from the scene by Rees Towing.


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