Police News – Sept. 18

Criminal mischief

DUNNSTOWN — State police at Lamar investigated a case of criminal mischief on Sept. 12.

According to police, a 33-year-old Lock Haven man was cited after he allegedly threw a rock through the window of a local car wash. Police say that the incident took place at the Laser Wash, 8 Woodward Ave., Dunnstown.

The man, who police did not name, was cited for criminal mischief.

Child endangerment

MACKEYVILLE — A case of child endangerment was investigated by state police at Lamar on Aug. 26.

According to police, a Susquehanna Transit bus (No. 109) broke down near the intersection of Haven Pines Road and state Route 477 in Lamar Township, Clinton County. At the time, the bus driver let a 6-year-old walk nearly three-quarters of mile to his regular stop. Police later learned that the student’s correct drop off location is nearly 15 miles from where the incident took place.

The incident took place at 4 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

Theft by deception

MILL HALL — A case of theft by deception is being investigated by state police at Lamar on Aug. 26.

According to police, someone used the personal information of a 46-year-old Mill Hall man to file for unemployment benefits. There are no leads at this time, police said.

The incident was reported at 4:09 p.m.


GREENE TOWNSHIP — State police at Lamar investigated an overdose at a private residence along Hawksworth Mountain Lane in Greene Township.

According to police, the incident took place around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 and involved a 54-year-old woman.

No other details were reported by police.

One-vehicle crash

JERSEY SHORE — State police at Montoursville were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Sept. 11.

According to police, a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by James McKeag, 28, of Jersey Shore, was traveling along Middle Road in Limestone Township, Lycoming County when he lost control of his vehicle. It left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle continued to travel westbound before striking a mailbox.

Damage was severe in the 9:30 p.m. crash. A passenger, Jasmine Zinck, 25, of Jersey Shore, sustained a minor injury in the crash.

Police were assisted at the scene by Showcase Towing. McKeag was cited for his role in the crash.

Charges were filed through Magisterial District Justice 29-3-01.

Hit and run crash

LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar were called to a two-vehicle crash that took place on Sept. 18 along Interstate 80 in Porter Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 2012 Honda Civic being driven by Jo Black, 64, of Lamar, was traveling westbound along I-80 when an unknown vehicle entered the interstate and during the merging process struck the Civic. The vehicle continued along I-80 without stopping. Black pulled over around milemarker 177 and contacted PSP.

No injuries were reported and damage was minor in the 2:57 p.m. crash.


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