Police news – Dec. 23

Two-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police investigated a two-vehicle crash that took place at 12:49 p.m. on Dec. 17 along North Jones Street in Lock Haven.

According to police, a 2019 Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer slid on a snow-covered roadway and struck a parked 2018 Ford Focus. Damage was minor and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

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

Criminal mischief

BEECH CREEK — A case of criminal mischief was investigated by state police at Lamar.

According to police, sometime between Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, two separate vehicles had roofing nails intentionally put in both of their front tires. Patrick McGhee, 60, of Beech Creek sustained damage to the two front tires on his 2016 Ford pickup truck. Luke Peters, 36, of Mill Hall, sustained damage to the two front tires of his 2018 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Damage is estimated at $1,140. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact state police at Lamar.


LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar made an arrest for DUI at 11:36 p.m. on Nov. 20.

According to police, they conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation. A 17-year-old from Jersey Shore was pulled over in his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. He displayed signs of impairment and the odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for chemical testing. Charges were filed through magisterial district justice 25-3-01.

The traffic stop took place at the intersection of East Main Street and Race Street in Lock Haven.

Tractor trailers crash

LAMAR — State police at Lamar were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that took place around 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the parking lot of the TA Truck Stop at 5600 Nittany Valley Drive in Lamar.

According to police, a 2015 Peterbilt being driven by Mark Shimel, 58, of Frenchville, collided with a 2020 Peterbilt. The driver of the 2020 Peterbilt left the scene. Damage was minor and no injuries were reported in the mishap.


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