Police news – Sept. 23

Child abuse

LAMAR — State police at Lamar investigated an incident of child abuse on Aug. 31.

No other details were reported and the investigation is ongoing.


MILL HALL — State police at Lamar investigated a case of harassment on Sept. 13.

According to police, a verbal altercation between a 67-year-old Mill Hall woman and a 40-year-old Mill Hall woman escalated and turned physical. The 40-year-old allegedly slapped the 67-year-old. She was charged through District Magistrate 25-3-02.

Two-vehicle crash

LOGANTON — A two-vehicle crash took place along West Valley Road in Logan Township, Clinton County on Sept. 17.

According to police, a 2016 Ford F-150XLT being driven by Addison Snyder, 32, of Bellefonte, was backing into a driveway at a private residence along West Valley Road and was pulling an enclosed trailer. Police say that a 2013 Ford Escape being driven by Luke Hanford, 24, of Loganton, struck the trailer.

No injuries were reported in the 7:41 p.m. crash.


CENTRE HALL — State police at Rockview investigated a burglary that took place in Centre Hall Borough, Centre County, on Sept. 12.

According to police, someone broke into a private residence along North Pennsylvania Avenue and stole $1,000 in cash and suboxone pills. The burglary was reported at 9:38 a.m.

The victim of the crime was a 33-year-old woman, police said.

The investigation continues.

Firearm found

BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview investigated a found firearm.

According to police, a handgun was found at the intersection of Buffalo Run Road and North Fillmore Road in Benner Township, Centre County on Sept. 16.

The handgun was found around 10:16 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (814) 355-7545.

Arrests made

LOCK HAVEN — Two arrests were made by Lock Haven Police Department recently.

In the first arrest, police filed a report from an incident which occurred on July 14 involving Bobbie Mincer. Mincer, 35, of Lock Haven, was caught recording a private meeting in the Clinton County courthouse without the knowledge of others in the meeting, police said in their report. Mincer was charged with intercepting communications and disclosing intercepted communications.

In another arrest, Charles Woodrow James was charged with retail theft on Sept. 15. James, 59, of Lock Haven, was caught taking a bottle of Jack Daniels from the Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Lock Haven without paying for it.

Indecent assault

LAMAR — State police at Lamar investigated a case of indecent assault that took place in Porter Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a juvenile Mill Hall female said that a member of her family inappropriately touched her on numerous occasions. Police say the incidents took place starting in January of 2010 and continued through December of 2014.

The investigation is ongoing.

Domestic incident

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar investigated a domestic incident on Sept. 10 along Laurel Run Road in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County.

According to police, Gabriel McKean, 44, of Beech Creek and Lindsey McKean, 37, of Beech Creek got into a verbal argument inside a private residence along Laurel Run Road. The verbal argument escalated and Gabriel McKean grabbed Lindsey McKean by the neck, police say. He then choked her to the point of unconsciousness. Police also say that Lindsey McKean punched Gabriel McKean in the face multiple times.

Gabriel McKean was charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. Lindsey McKean has been arrested for harassment.

The incident took place at 9:30 p.m.

Two-vehicle accident

CASTANEA — State police at Lamar were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Sept. 21.

According to police, a 2006 Mazda 6 being driven by Keith Adams, 61, of Mill Hall, was stopped along Paul Mack Boulevard in Castanea Township, Clinton County. Then, a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Rose Smith, 68, of Lock Haven did not see Adams’ vehicle stopped at a red light and rear-ended him.

There were no injuries in the 1:47 p.m. crash, but the Mazda 6 had to be towed from the scene by Twisted Metal Towing.

PFA violation

MUNCY — State police at Montoursville investigated a PFA violation that took place on Sept. 20 along Odell Road in Fairfield Township, Lycoming County.

According to police, someone violated the PFA that a 39-year-old Jersey Shore woman had taken out.

The incident took place sometime between 2:50 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.


LOGANTON — State police at Lamar investigated a case of theft that took place along East Valley Road in Greene Township, Clinton County.

Police were made aware of a suspicious vehicle parked on private property. Oakridge Lumber, LLC reported the vehicle to PSP. The vehicle was a 2013 Dodge Ram and was believed to have been stolen from Kurtis Jones, 43, of Jersey Shore. Police arrested Dustin Askey, 36, of Blanchard, for operating the stolen vehicle.

Found inside the truck were the following items: A Stihl chainsaw valued at $100, a wooden Ruger pellet gun rifle valued at $150 as well as a Pennsylvania EBT card and a Blue U.S. bank debit card, which had no value. Stolen from the truck was a black key fob, valued at $100 and 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition, valued at $35.

The investigation is ongoing.


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