Police news – Oct. 23

Student in

possession of drugs

MILL HALL — A Central Mountain Middle School student was found to be in the possession of suspected controlled substances, paraphernalia, and other contraband not allotted on school premises on Oct. 15.

State police at Lamar are investigating the incident which took place at Central Mountain Middle School at 200 Ben Ave. in Mill Hall.

PFA violation

MILL HALL — A Lock Haven man violated a PFA against him after sent a female victim a text message., according to state police at Lamar.

The victim, 48, of Lock Haven, who had the PFA out against the arrestee, 48, reported to police that he violated the PFA after texting her between Oct. 17 and 18.

Charges are pending.

Stolen piano

BEECH CREEK — State police at Lamar received a report of a stolen decorative piano from 67 Harrison St., Beech Creek on Oct. 20.

The owner of the piano, Joseph Bletz, 65, of Beech Creek, told police that he noticed the piano which is used as a Halloween decoration, had been stolen.

The old brown organ piano is valued at $100.

Anyone with information involving the stolen the piano should call PSP Lamar at 570-726-6000.

DUI alleged

PLEASANT GAP — A Pleasant Gap woman was arrested for driving under the influence after having a verbal argument with a known person at the intersection of North Harrison Road and Weaver Hill Road in Pleasant Gap on Aug. 8.

State police at Rockview made contact with the woman, Catherine Young, 37, as she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her 2007 Honda.

Young displayed signs of impairment and standardized field sobriety tests were conducted, police said in their report.

She will be charged with DUI-drug through MDJ 49-3-02.

PFA violations


SNOW SHOE — State police at Rockview investigated a situation involving two known people who have PFAs against each other.

According to police, contact was made by both parties on 601 Spruce Road, Snow Shoe Township, Centre County on Sept. 24.

However, police said that no PFA violation had actually occurred.


HOWARD — A 26-year-old Howard man strangled a 33-year-old woman on Maple Street in Howard on Oct. 12, state police at Rockview reported.

Police responded to the location of the incident on Maple Street for a report of a physical domestic.

The man was arrested for strangulation and domestic related charges through MDJ 49-3-03.

Fatal accident

LOGANTON — Charles Lescowitch, 64 of Oneida, Pa. had a medical emergency while driving his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado on Breon Road in Greene Township, causing him to crash, state police at Lamar said.

On Oct. 21 at 7:27 a.m. the vehicle ran off the road into a tree that was located off of the roadway, police said.

Lescowitch is said to have been deceased upon crashing, police reported.

Police were assisted the scene by Sugar Valley Fire Department, Sugar Valley Rescue and EMTs, DCNR and Clinton County Coroners Office.

Car crash

LAMAR — On Oct. 20 at 12:26 a.m. Steven Calderone, 62 of Bushkill was traveling westbound along Interstate 80 near mile marker 177, Lamar Township, when his 2009 Toyota Yaris traveled off the side of the roadway, striking the embankement, state police at Lamar said.

No charges were filed and Calderone was transported to UPMC Lock Haven by Goodwill Hose Co. for possible injuries, police said.

Automobile accident

MILL HALL — State police at Lamar responded to a car accident on Hogan Boulevard in Bald Eagle Township.

On Oct. 20 at 4:42 p.m., a 2021 Dodge Ram, driver’s name not listed, was traveling north on State Route 150 in the left lane when a 2010 Ford Ranger, driver’s name not listed, also traveling north, merged into the turning lane to make a right onto Mill Hall Road, police said.

The Dodge Ram also merged into the turning lane before it had proper clearance, swiping the drivers side of the Ford, police said.

No injuries occured and both drivers were issued a Notice of Accident investigation on scene, police said.


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