Police news – April 6

Theft by deception

HOWARD — At 2:08 p.m. on April 3, a case of theft/crime by deception on 146 Primrose Lane in Liberty Township was investigated by State Police at Rockview.

According to police, Phyleshia Seyler, 29, of Howard was scammed out of $2,400. She was allegedly contacted about purchasing a Siberian Huskie after making an inquiry on a web page. Seyler was instructed to purchase Visa gift cards and send photographs of the PIN for payment. The actor then allegedly never shipped a dog. Seyler realized it was scam and contacted police.


BELLEFONTE — At 6:30 p.m. on April 4, a case of harassment and physical contact on Egypt Hollow Road in Boggs Township, Centre County, was investigated by state police at Rockview.

According to police, a male, 54, of Bellefonte, and another male, 25, of Bellefonte, engaged in a minor physical altercation following a verbal argument. No injuries were observed on either involved party according to police and both parties were cited for harassment.


BELLEFONTE — At 9:52 a.m. on March 26, a case of criminal mischief on 576 199 S in Taylor Township was investigated by state police at Rockview.

According to police, there was criminal mischief involved with a property line fence belonging to PennDOT along Interstate 99. The investigation is ongoing.

Inmate death investigated

STATE COLLEGE — At 6:52 a.m. on March 30, an inmate death at Rockview was investigated by state police at Rockview. According to police, it was determined that the inmate died due to natural causes.

DUI alleged

JERSEY SHORE — Dean Rauck, 58, of Bear Street, Jersey Shore, is accused of driving under the influence on Route 220 in Piatt Township at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 15.

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said Rauch’s blood-alcohol content level was .28.

He was charged with DUI and careless driving and is free on $1,500 bail.

Theft of dog

MILL HALL — Tyler Moyer, 27, of Mill Hall, has been charged with breaking into a home in Cascade Township, Lycoming County and stealing a dog on Feb. 21, according to state police at Montoursville.

Police said Moyer was charged with burglary, trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property.

Police said the dog has been safely return to its owner.

Moyer remains behind bars in Lycoming County in lieu of $15,000 bail.


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