Police news – Sept. 10
LH man found guilty of stalking
LOCK HAVEN — On Sept. 2, a jury returned a guilty verdict on one count of Stalking, a Misdemeanour of the First Degree, after a one-day trial.
Anthony Martin, 44, of East Main Street in Lock Haven, was convicted of stalking a young woman who was employed at the Dollar General store located on East Main Street, Lock Haven.
Emotional testimony from the victim described multiple unwanted contacts. Included among the interactions, Martin offered her marijuana and asked her to have sex with him.
A misdemeanour one offense in Pennsylvania has a maximum of five years in jail and/or a $15,000 fine. The Commonwealth was represented at trial by ADA Edward Ferguson. Attorney Jeana Longo represented Martin.
Sentencing was scheduled by Judge Michael F. Salisbury to be held on Nov. 1, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.
Charges followed disturbance at Weis Market
JERSEY SHORE — A disturbance in the Weis Market at 1440 Allegheny St. in Jersey Shore has resulted in criminal charges being lodged against Shiloh Sheddy-Flanigan, 22, of 738 Antlers Lane, Williamsport, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.
Sheddy-Flanigan was in the supermarket with his girlfriend about 7:45 p.m. on July 17 when an argument between them began because she was buying alcohol for herself and none for her boyfriend because she said he had already been drinking, according to an affidavit filed at Lepley’s office. Sheddy-Flanigan started “poking (her) in the arm and stomach really hard and then knocked a bunch of alcoholic beverages off the shelves,” causing an estimated $80 damage, the affidavit stated.
The boyfriend, whose driver’s license is suspended, then fled the store, jumped in the girlfriend’s car and started to pull away until he was stopped by an officer arriving on the scene, court records stated. Charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, Sheddy-Flanigan has been sent a summons to appear before Lepley.
DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township police investigated an incident of harassment on Sept. 8.
According to a report, an unnamed complainant had reported that they received several unwanted text messages.
The person that was allegedly sending the messages was known to the complainant, police said.
DUNNSTOWN — Woodward Township police investigated a case of identity theft on Sept. 8.
The complainant reported to police that someone had unauthorized use of their debit/credit card. The suspect then canceled the complaint, stating the stolen funds were recovered.
DUI and drug possession
MILL HALL — A Fredericksburg, Pa. man was charged with DUI and drug possession following a traffic stop near the intersection of Hogan Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bald Eagle Township on Sept. 9, state police at Lamar said.
At 12:51 a.m., Derek Ruiz, 29, was stopped for a suspended license when he was found to be under the influence and in possession of methanphatmine, police said.
Charges were filed and Ruiz was taken to the Clinton County Correctional Facility, police said.
MILESBURG — State police at Rockview investigated a two-vehicle crash on Sept. 7 in Milesburg Borough, Centre County.
According to police, a 2006 Honda Accord being driven by Jakob Martin, 25, of Milesburg, was traveling along Turnpike Street near its intersection with Lions Street when he noticed a vehicle approaching. To avoid a crash, Martin accelerated across Turnpike Street into the southbound lane where he struck the rear of a 2013 Nissan Frontier being driven by James Fulton, 33, of Altoona.
As a result of the crash, the Accord sustained disabling damage. No injuries were reported in the 7:25 a.m. crash. Police were assisted at the scene by Rich’s Amoco.
CENTRE HALL — State police at Rockview investigated a two-vehicle crash that took place on Aug. 31 in Potter Township, Centre County.
According to police, a 2009 Toyota Tacoma being driven by Lucas Talley, 22, of Kennett Square, Pa., was traveling northbound along Church Hill Road. Police say Talley’s vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple trees.
Talley was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol/controlled substance, police said. The crash took place at 10:32 p.m.
Police were assisted at the scene by PA’s Finest Towing and the Centre Hall Fire Department.