Police news – Oct. 21
LOCK HAVEN — A Lock Haven couple was recently charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a second degree felony.
According to the Woodward Township Police Department, Michael T. Kephart, 39, and his wife, Elizabeth A. Kephart, 32 violated a duty of care, protection and support for their failure to provide medical and dental care for their 9-year-old child. The neglect placed the child in substantial risk of death or serious injury, police said.
The child was placed in foster care, according to the police report. The police investigation was assisted by Clinton County Children and Youth.
The report was filed on Oct. 19.
LOGANTON — State police at Lamar investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place along Interstate 80 in Greene Township, Clinton County.
According to police, a 2019 BMW was traveling westbound along I-80 when it began to slide on the wet roadway. It brushed the guide rail before leaving the roadway.
Damage was minor, no injuries were reported and no tow was required. Police did not release the name of the driver.
The crash took place at 11:22 a.m. on Oct. 16, police said.
LOCK HAVEN — State police at Lamar investigated a PFA violation on Oct. 15.
According to police, John McCullough, 48, of Lock Haven, violated a PFA by sending text messages to a 48-year-old Lock Haven woman. The incident took place around 5 a.m., police said.
McCullough was arrested for violating the order.
RENOVO — State police at Lamar investigated an assault that took place on Oct. 17 in South Renovo Borough, Clinton County.
According to police, Cameron Derrick, 22, of Renovo, broke two fingers of a 20-year-old Renovo woman during a physical altercation. Derrick was transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility and charges were filed through magisterial district justice 25-3-03.
The incident took place at 12:32 a.m., police said.
MILL HALL – A case of retail theft was investigated by state police at Lamar on Oct. 14.
According to police, a 76-year-old Lock Haven man stole a package of meat from the Weis Markets in Millbrook Plaza. The theft took place at 10:33 a.m.
The meat was valued at $12.99. Charges are pending in the incident.
BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar investigated a physical altercation that took place on Oct. 12 in Beech Creek Borough, Clinton County.
According to police, there was a physical altercation between a 63-year-old Beech Creek woman and a 33-year-old Beech Creek woman. The incident took place around 5 p.m. in the backyard of a private residence.
Charges are pending, police said.
SPRING MILLS — State police at Rockview investigated a hit-and-run crash that took place on Oct. 1 in Gregg Township, Centre County.
According to police, a 40-year-old Centre Hall man fled the scene of an accident. When found, he was in possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Charges will be filed through magisterial district justice 49-3-04.
The hit-and-run took place at the intersection of Brush Mountain Road and Penns Valley Road around 3:18 p.m., police said.
HOWARD — State police at Lamar investigated a case of theft that took place along Cherry Run Road in Porter Township, Clinton County on Oct. 12.
According to police, someone stole $1,200 from the bank account of a 26-year-old Lamar woman over the course of three weeks.
The incident was reported around 10 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.
SNOW SHOE — A case of driving under the influence was investigated by state police at Rockview on Oct. 9.
According to police, a traffic stop was initiated on a 2011 Chevrolet being driven by a 25-year-old Fallentimber man. The stop took place at 780 Elm Road in Snow Shoe.
The incident took place at 4:46 a.m., police said.
RENOVO — State police at Lamar were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash that took place along Renovo Road in Grugan Township, Clinton County on Oct. 16.
According to police, a 2006 Honda Accord being driven by Austin Shimp, 18, of Renovo was traveling northbound along Renovo Road when a deer ran onto the roadway. Shimp tried to avoid the deer, but struck a guide rail. The vehicle came to rest in the middle of the roadway. A passing motorist helped to push it off the road. Damage to the Accord was severe. It had to be towed from the scene by Martin Motors.
Shimp was not hurt in the crash, which took place around 5:10 p.m.
HOWARD — State Police at Lamar received a report for a theft of chainsaws and other tree trimming equipment on Oct. 6.
The victim, a Pan Tree Service employee, noticed that a chainsaw and other equipment was missing from the company truck. The theft occurred on Nittany Valley Drive in Bald Eagle Township. The next day, on Oct. 7, the victim arrived to the same location, finding bolt cutters on the step of a work truck. At that point, they had found that there were more chainsaws and additional equipment missing from the storage boxes in the work trucks.
The victim provided information of suspects who previously worked for the company, who would have knowledge of where to find keys to the trucks, and where the equipment was located. Video surveillance has been requested for the surrounding area.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact State Police.
HOWARD — State police at Lamar responded to an automobile accident at the intersection of Nittany Valley Drive and Pike Road.
The crash occurred at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11. Four drivers were involved but there was only one suspected minor injury.
LAMAR — State police at Lamar responded to a car crash in Lamar at 3 p.m. on Oct. 18.
According to police, Amos Allgyer, 27, of Lamar was traveling North on state Route 64 near Hospitality Lane. Allgyer failed to notice a red light as Amy Shoemaker, 32 of Beech Creek was stopped. Allgyer ran into the rear of Shoemaker’s vehicle. Allgyer had a suspected minor injury.