Police news – March 30

LH woman charged with

sexual assault of minor

in Lycoming County

JERSEY SHORE – A 23-year-old Clinton County woman is accused by state police at Montoursville of sexually assaulting a person less than 16 years old in Lycoming County.

Mackenzie Blaze Dugan, of Lock Haven, is accused by Trooper Jamesan Keeler of sexually abusing a minor on or about July 1, 2019, in Woodward Township, Lycoming County.

Dugan was charged on Wednesday with one felony count each of statutory sexual assault: 4-8 years older and unlawful contact with minor – sexual offenses. She also faces one misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.

No injuries in crash

LOCK HAVEN — At 7:45 a.m., a car crash was investigated by state police at Lamar on Harley Drive in Pine Creek Township.

Park Barner, 20, of Lock Haven, lost control traveling north on Harvey Drive in his 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and struck his front end into a guide rail. He allegedly was airborne after initial impact. Barner’s front end struck an embankment north of Chatham Run. After the second point of impact, he allegedly overturned within Chatham Run.

Barner came to a final rest overturned within Chatham Run facing south after second point of impact, according to police. He allegedly fled the scene of the crash north after final rest. No one was reportedly injured in the accident.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — At 11:18 p.m., state police at Lamar investigated a man for multiple traffic violations on Route 220 in Bald Eagle Township. Upon further investigation by police, Ronald Franks, 43, of Lock Haven, was determined to be operating his 2012 Ford Focus under the influence of a controlled substance. Criminal charges were filed.

DUI alleged

LOCK HAVEN — At 2:03 a.m., a man driving a 2008 Jeep was pulled over by state police at Lamar for summary violations on High Street/Allison Street in Flemington Borough.

According to police, John Kuntz, 47, of Lock Haven, displayed several signs of impairment and was asked to submit a field sobriety test. Based on several indicators of alleged impairment, Kuntz was taken into custody for DUI. He was in possession of suspected marijuana wax and items of drug paraphernalia according to police. DUI and related drug offense charges will be filed.

Stalking, theft

LOCK HAVEN — A man was arrested for stalking, theft, and receiving stolen property by Lock Haven City Police on March 25.

Markis Hubbard, 31, of Lock Haven was charged in regards to incidents that occurred from Feb. 26 to March 25, police said.

Hubbard allegedly jumped in the victim’s vehicle after he waited for her while she was picking up a co-worker. Hubbard had also allegedly waited at the same location two days in a row.

According to police, he had also stolen items out of the victim’s car. Hubbard remains in the Clinton County Correctional Facility, unable to post bail.

Burglary, forgery charges

LOCK HAVEN — A man was charged for burglary, forgery, criminal trespass, access device fraud, theft, and receiving stolen property by Lock Haven City Police at an apartment on the 200 block of Bellefonte Avenue on March 26.

Joshua Michael Young, 47, of Castanea allegedly stole cash, checks, and bank cards belonging to the victim from Jan. 7 to Jan. 19.

According to police, Young wrote checks out to himself, used the bank cards without permission, and retained the cash and property purchased with the cards totaling over $1,600. Young remains in the Clinton County Correctional Facility, unable to post bail.

Underage drinking

LOCK HAVEN — On March 27, a 17-year-old juvenile was cited with purchasing, consuming, possessing/transporting liquor or malt or brewed beverage by Lock Haven City Police. According to police, the juvenile was cited after being found with open containers of alcohol.

JS man charged with public drunkeness

LOCK HAVEN — On March 28, a man was arrested for disorderly conduct, public drunkeness, and underrage drinking by Lock Haven City Police on North Fairview Street.

Owen Lesser, 19, of Jersey Shore, was allegedly highly intoxicated, approached a police officer in a marked police vehicle and challenged the officer to a fight. According to police, Lesser continued to challenge the officer, yell, and use profanity even after being told to stop. Lesser was then taken into custody.


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