Police news – Jan. 8

DUI charges

JERSEY SHORE — Misty Harrow, 35, of 2140 Pine Woods Road, Jersey Shore, appeared before Judge Jerry Lepley for a preliminary hearing Dec. 30 in response to charges related to driving under the influence July 12.

Harrow allegedly drove her Buick SUV home from Rauchtown Inn with a BAC of 0.13, according to state police.

Harrow got into an argument with her husband, who called the police, Trooper Paul Beard said.

When Beard arrived at the Pine Woods Road residency, he said Harrow smelled of alcohol and had glassy and bloodshot eyes.

Harrow was sent a summons to appear before Lepley, who released her on $1,500 bail. Harrow is scheduled to have a formal arraignment before Butts Jan. 25.

Animal neglect

JERSEY SHORE — Jessica Hughes, 35, of 1316 Allegheny St., Apt. 2, Jersey Shore, allegedly neglected and was cruel to her cat, an employee of the Lycoming County SPCA said.

Hughes allegedly left a cat in an apartment she was being evicted from in early November. According to a neighbor, Hughes was last seen entering the apartment Oct. 30, and Hughes’ landlord posted a 24-hour eviction notice Nov. 5, according to Betsy Sparling, from the county’s SPCA.

When the landlord entered the apartment, he allegedly found a cat still residing there alone, amid garbage and feces.

One vehicle accident

LAMAR — Maria Del Refugio Tlapa Cortez, 41, of Chicago, Ill., was not injured in a one vehicle accident along Interstate 80 West in Lamar Township on Jan. 3, state police at Lamar said.

Tlapa Cortez was traveling west on the roadway when she lost control of her 2009 Chevrolet Cruze while negotiating a right curve in the roadway, police said.

The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and came to a stop, police said.

Tlapa Cortez was cited for careless driving and her vehicle sustained disabling damage, police said.

Injuries reported

LAMAR — The driver of a 2019 Honda CRV and his passenger were injured during a crash along Interstate 80 East in Lamar Township on Jan. 3, state police at Lamar said.

Tarek A. Fata, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was traveling east when he attempted to change lanes and lost control of the vehicle, police said.

Both Fata and his passenger Ibeth Fata, 55, of Brooklyn, N.Y., suffered injuries of unknown severity and were transported to UPMC Williamspot by Nittany Valley Fire Company, police said.

Wet roads lead to accident

LAMAR — Wet road conditions were a factor in a one vehicle crash along Interstate 80 in Lamar Township on Jan. 4, state police at Lamar said.

Michael N. Zidick, 32, of Howard, was traveling west on the roadway when he attempted to change lanes and lost control of his vehicle one the wet roadway, police said.

The vehicle slid off the north side and struck a ditch before rotating clockwise and coming to a stop, police said.

Zidick did not remain on scene and failed to notify police but did tell officers the following day that he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash was not injured, police said.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Tressler’s Towing with PennDOT assisting on scene, police said.

Zidick was cited for failing to notify police of a crash requiring towing and in relation to driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.


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