Police News — March 22

Harassment charged

LOCK HAVEN — The Woodward Township Police Department investigated a case of harassment that took place on March 15.

According to police, around 3 p.m., a woman illegally entered a school bus to retrieve her child. The incident took place at the intersection of Crist Lane and South Allegheny Street. During the incident the woman, who was violating a custody order, assaulted the child’s stepmother.

Criminal charges are pending.

Identity theft

LOCK HAVEN — A case of identity theft was investigated by the Woodward Township Police Department on March 15.

According to police, someone tried to falsely file for pandemic unemployment compensation using someone’s identity.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

One-vehicle crash

JERSEY SHORE — A one-vehicle crash was investigated by state police at Lamar on March 20.

According to police, a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by Michael Cretella, 60, of Monroe, Conn., was traveling west along Interstate 80 when it struck an object that was lying in the middle of the roadway.

The object was believed to be a vehicle rim. It caused disabling damage to Cretella’s vehicle. Cretella and a passenger, Anna Cretella, 59, were unhurt in the crash.

Two-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — A two-vehicle accident was investigated by state police at Rockview on March 18.

According to police, a 2012 Ford Escape struck the rear of a 2019 Freightliner in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts, located along the Benner Pike in Bellefonte.

The crash took place around 2:32 p.m. No injuries were reported and police did not release the names of the drivers involved.

The Ford Escape sustained minor damage to its front panel.

Alleged DUI

HOWARD — State police at Rockview investigated a case of driving under the influence on March 8.

According to police, Nicholas Koch, 27, of Williamsport, was pulled over in his 2008 Nissan Altima in the 800 block of North Eagle Valley Road in Howard.

The incident took place around 5:37 p.m.

Criminal mischief

JERSEY SHORE — A case of criminal mischief was investigated by state police at Lamar.

According to police, sometime on either March 8 or March 9, someone threw several eggs at a garage and car along Rauchtown Road in Crawford Township, Clinton County.

Police say the incident took place between 9 p.m. on March 8 and 1 p.m. on March 9. Damage is estimated at $50.

DUI investigated

MILESBURG — A case of driving under the influence was investigated by state police at Rockview on March 14.

According to police, Taron Gardner, 26, of Philadelphia, was pulled over at the intersection of Turnpike Street and Smith Street in Milesburg Borough, Centre County.

The incident took place around 1:45 a.m.


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