Police news – Sept. 13

Theft by deception

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar are investigated a case of theft by deception that took place on Sept. 9.

According to police, someone attempted to file an unemployment claim in the name of a 54-year-old Mill Hall man. The incident took place along Pigeon Lane in Lamar Township, Clinton County.

The investigation is ongoing.

Drug possession

FLEMINGTON — A case of drug possession is being investigated by state police at Lamar.

According to police, Skyler Bower, 31, of Williamsport was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia while at a private residence in Flemington Borough, Clinton County.

Charges are pending, police said.

One-vehicle crash

LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash that took place on Sept. 9 along Linnwood Drive in Wayne Township, Clinton County on Sept. 9.

According to police, a 2007 Ford F-150 XLT being driven by a 16-year-old male was traveling northbound along Linnwood Drive. As the driver was rounding a curve, he lost control of the truck. The vehicle then struck a tree.

The driver and a 15-year-old passenger were not hurt in the crash, which took place at 7:27 a.m.

Deer causes crash

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar responded to a one-vehicle crash that took place along Kryder Road in Lamar Township, Clinton County on Sept. 9.

According to police, a 1997 Jeep Wrangler being driven by Jonathan Biggans, 32, of Lock Haven, was traveling westbound along Kryder Road when he swerved to avoid a deer that had entered the roadway. The Wrangler left the roadway before coming to rest. Biggans was taken to UPMC Lock Haven for treatment of a suspected minor injury.

The crash took place at 6:04 a.m.

Hit and run

LOCK HAVEN — A pedestrian was struck in a hit and run incident on Aug. 31, Lock Haven City Police report.

In their report, the Lock Haven City Police Department said that the vehicle was a blue sedan and was driven by an unknown female. The hit and run occurred at the intersection of Railroad Street and West Fourth Street. The victim suffered minor injuries according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LHPD.

Theft cases

LOCK HAVEN — Two cases of theft were reported in Lock Haven.

On Sept. 8, a victim reported to Lock Haven police that they had an air compressor stolen from their vehicle in the 400 block of West Church Street. The air compressor was allegedly stolen from inside of the victim’s car.

In another case of theft, Lock Haven police was made aware that an unknown suspect had stolen a no parking sign. The sign was stolen from the 100 block of North Fairview Street police said in their report.


LOCK HAVEN — Several DUI arrests were made by Lock Haven police Department:

— On July 15, John Richard Baney III was involved in a hit and run crash in Bald Eagle Township. Baney, 44, of Mill Hall, fled the scene of the crash but was located a short time later in the city, police said. He was stopped by police and was found to be under the influence. Baney was taken into custody on an arrest warrant on Sept. 8.

He was charged with highest rate of alcohol, DUI-general impairment, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, duty to give information and render aid, and traffic control signals-steady red indication.

The Lock Haven City Police Department and state police at Lamar co-signed the charges.

— In another incident, Christen Francis, 23, of Baltimore was located at the CVS in Lock Haven and was under the influence of drugs. Francis was charged with DUI.

— Finally, there was a DUI-related crash that took place on Aug. 8. Lock Haven City Police report that William Honetor, 26, of Lock Haven, was involved in the crash which took place near Bald Eagle Street and South Jones Street. Honetor was allegedly attempting to flee the area but was located on South Fairview Street. He is being charged with DUI-highest rate, DUI-general impairment, recklessly endangering another person and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.


and simple assault

LOCK HAVEN — According to Lock Haven City Police, Brandon Wayne Hanley strangled a female victim almost to the point of her passing out.

Police say that on Sept. 2, Hanley, 36, allegedly strangled the woman to the point where she was going to pass out and then fell to the floor. The incident had occurred on the 300 block of East Main Street.

Hanley was arrested and charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment.

PFA violation

LOCK HAVEN — A Mill Hall resident was charged with violating a PFA that was placed against him. On Sept. 7, Jeremiah Lyle Ammerman, 30, contacted a plaintiff in the PFA when he was prohibited from doing so.


LINDEN — State police at Montoursville investigated a case of driving under the influence on Aug. 19.

Police were doing a welfare check along state Route 220 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County at 9:05 a.m., when they discovered that Elliot Braim, 33, of Jersey Shore, was under the influence of a controlled substance. Charges were filed through Magisterial District Justice 29-3-01.

Dog law violation

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview investigated a dog law violation on Sept. 11.

According to police, the incident took place along Willow Bend Drive in Benner Township, Centre County. The incident took place at 5:54 p.m., police said.

Dog stolen

REBERSBURG — State police at Rockview investigated a case of theft that took place sometime on Sept. 8 or Sept. 9.

According to police, a small, shaggy, tan-colored Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix was stolen from a private residence along West Main Street in Miles Township, Centre County. The dog is owned by a 25-year-old man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Rockview.

The investigation continues.

Theft by deception

CENTRE HALL — A case of theft by deception was investigated by state police Rockview on Sept. 8.

According to police, Pamela Treaster, 55 of Centre Hall, was the victim of a fraudulent unemployment claim. Police say that someone used her personal information to file for unemployment. The person was able to access $500 through a claim.

The incident was reported at noon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Rockview.


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