Police News – Aug. 5


animal cruelty

LOCK HAVEN– An arrest warrant has been issued for James Edward Davis, 34, of Lionel Lane, Mill Hall, who has been charged by the Clinton County S.P.C.A. Enforcement Officer with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree and one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Davis is alleged to have thrown a cat against a wall with such force that the cat received a compound fracture of one of it’s hind legs. The leg ultimately had to be amputated.

If anyone has any knowledge of the whereabouts of James Edward Davis, please call the Clinton County Communication Center at their non-emergency line (570) 893-4090 or the Clinton County S.P.C.A. during normal business hours at (570) 748-2936.

Unlawful contact with minors

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Police Department has charged David Ray Snyder, 57, of Woodward, Pa., with unlawful contact with minors (felony), corruption of minors (felony), indecent exposure (misdemeanor) and open lewdness (misdemeanor).

Snyder was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge 49-2-01 Casey M. McClain and subsequently committed to the Centre County Correctional Facility.

The investigation began on July 7, when the State College Police Department responded to Spring Creek Park, College Township for a report of a male exposing himself to several young girls around 7 years of age. The suspect left the area in a silver minivan. On July 19, the suspect returned to the park and was positively identified.

One of the juvenile victims was interviewed at the Centre County Child Advocacy Center and disclosed that Snyder had talked to her and exposed his genitals to her, police said.

The SCPD is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through its website.

Unauthorized use

of motor vehicle

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar investigated an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that took place sometime between Aug. 1 and Aug. 2.

According to police, Robert Hunter, 66, of Beech Creek and Carolyn Hockenberry, 61, of Beech Creek reported that Megan Hunter, 36, of Beech Creek took their 2019 Chevrolet Trax from a private residence located along Main Street in Beech Creek Borough without permission. Police say that Hunter also took a tan purse.

Charges are being filed through magisterial district justice 25-3-02.

Missing firearm

NORTH BEND — State police at Lamar investigated a case of a missing firearm in Chapman Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a firearm went missing from the area of Elvis Presley Boulevard sometime between May 21 and Aug. 2. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.

Theft by deception

MILL HALL — A case of theft by deception is being investigated by state police at Lamar.

According to police, someone applied for unemployment benefits by using the name of a 55-year-old Mill Hall woman. The woman told police that she notified the Department of Labor and Industry of the fraudulent claim.

The incident was reported on July 28, according to police.

One-vehicle crash

LINDEN — State police at Montoursville were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash that took place on July 30.

According to police, a 2005 Toyota Tacoma being driven by Wyatt Robinson, 26, of Linden, was traveling southbound when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a utility pole.

The investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

The crash took place around 7:22 p.m.

Man threatened with knife

JERSEY SHORE — State police at Montoursville investigated a domestic dispute on July 25.

According to police, a 61-year-old Jersey Shore man was threatened with a knife by a 57-year-old Jersey Shore woman. It took place during a verbal argument.

Police are investigating the incident.

Criminal trespass

FLEMINGTON — State police at Lamar investigated a case of criminal trespass that took place at a private residence along Bressler Street in Flemington, Clinton County on July 27.

According to police, Brandon Hanley, 36, of Lock Haven and Bobbie Mincer, 35, of Lock Haven were evicted but refused to leave the property. It was reported at 9:32 a.m.

Disorderly conduct

HOWARD — A case of disorderly conduct was investigated by state police at Rockview on Aug. 2.

According to police, the incident involved a 60-year-old man from Hagerstown, Md., and a 61-year-old man from Warren, Ohio. Charges were filed through district magistrate 49-3-02.

ID theft

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview investigated an ID theft on July 29.

According to police, a 45-year-old Bellefonte woman reported that her ID was stolen.

Found property

RENOVO — State police at Lamar investigated a case of found property on July 13.

According to police, a wallet was found along Brunner Branch Lane in Leidy Township, Clinton County. The wallet was returned to the owner. The incident was reported at 2:38 p.m.


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