Police news – Oct. 14

No injuries in crash

FLEMINGTON –There were no injuries in a two-car crash at 4:37 p.m. on Oct.1 on High Street (Route 150) in Flemington, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said operators were Sabrina N. Lucas, 20, of Avis, and Abby E. Lee, 21, of Lock Haven. Neither driver nor two passengers in Lucas’ vehicle, Bradley Embick 19 of Avis and Skye Lukens, 21, of Jersey Shore, were hurt, police said.

The crash ocurred as Lucas was unable to stop prior to striking the rear end of the Lee vehicle, which was stopped in traffic for other vehicles that were turning off of High Street, police said.

Unit 1 was towed from the scene by Martin Motors.

Motorcyclist injured in accident

CASTANEA — Thomas M. Copenhaver, 63, of Jersey Shore, was transported to Geisinger with unknown injuries after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a car driven by Julian Kiessling, 20, of Williamsport on Route 220 in Castanea Township at 4:31 a.m. Oct. 2, according to state police at Lamar.

Police said Kiessling fell asleep and rear-ended the motorcycle. Copenhaver was able to maintain control of the motorcycle and traveled off the right side of the roadway and down the grass embankment before laying the motorcycle on its side, police said.

Kiessling woke up during the impact and immediately pulled over and called 911, police said.

Trailer reported stolen

RENOVO — Bette Rivera, 59, of Renovo, reported to state police at Lamar that an aluminum utility trailer, valued at $3,000, was stolen from Renovo Road between Oct. 3 and Oct. 5.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 570-726-6000.

Pistol magazine found

MILL HALL — A pistol magazine was found outside Walmart in the parking lot on Oct. 7, according to state police at Lamar.

Anyone looking for a pistol magazine in that area please call PSP at 570-726-6000.

Drugs found in vehicle

FLEMINGTON — State police at Lamar report the arrest of Vesta Jones, 35, of Lock Haven on drug charges following a traffic stop at 12:21 a.m. Oct. 9 on West Fourth Street at Nelson Street.

Police said Jones was stopped for a traffic violation and the registered owner having an active warrant. Contact was made with the driver, who was not the registered owner and was identified as Jones.

During the investigation, police said Jones showed signs of impairment and displayed indicators of criminal activity and did not know who the registered owner was. Upon contract with the passengers, identified as James Henderson Smeal and Alycia Rose, drug paraphernalia was observed inside the vehicle along with multilpe controlled substances, police said.

Charges for Smeal and Rose are pending lab results. Smeal was transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility on a probation detainer.

After field sobriety testing, Jones was taken into custody for DUI. She had multiple capped syringes inside her purse and glass smoking pipes belonging to her, police said. She was transported to Geisinger Jersey Shore for chemical testing. Charges are pending blood results, police said.


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