Police news – Feb. 2

Weapon on school property

MILL HALL — A firearm was reported to have been found at Central Mountain High School at Keystone Central Drive.

State police at Lamar responded to the report on Jan. 26 and upon investigation, it was determined that the firearm was found inside of a Ford F-150 XLT by school administrators.

The investigation is ongoing.

Criminal Mischief

LOCK HAVEN — On Jan. 30, between 5 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., Lock Haven City Police received an incident report regarding a window broken on a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Water Street. No suspects were listed by police.

Harassment, simple assault and disorderly conduct

LOCK HAVEN — Amanda Jo Troy was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct by Lock Haven City Police.

On Oct. 25, 2021, Troy, 31, of Lock Haven, hit and scratched a victim in the face causing bruising and swelling on their face.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of Sunoco at 840 Bellefonte Ave., police said .

PFA violation

LOCK HAVEN — Roger Lucas was arrested for a PFA violation by Lock Haven City Police.

Lucas, 39, of Loganton, attempted to contact the victim through a third party which is a violation of the PFA Order on Jan. 29, police said.

False unemployment claim

LAMAR — Lauren Heimer, 31, of Lamar, reported a false unemployment claim for the amount of $4,752.

Heimer, 31, of Lamar, reported the false claim in her name to state police at Lamar.

A claim with the PA Unemployment Fraud Department was opened, police said in their report.


MILL HALL — Between Jan. 18 and 19, a theft occurred at the Sheetz located at 288 Hogan Boulevard in Mill Hall.

State police at Lamar investigated the theft and found that a Monster energy drink, valued at $2.89; a Starbucks Tripleshot, valued at $3.79; a fountain drink, valued at $1.19; and two Sheetz online order numbers, valued at $32.19, were stolen from the business.

Charges are pending.

Single-vehicle crash

LAMAR — A single-vehicle crash occurred in the 500 Block of Long Run Road on Jan. 24.

State police at Lamar were dispatched to the scene and found that the operator of a Ford F-250 Supercab, Payton Whitehill, 18, of McPherson, Kan., lost control of the vehicle and struck a pole at the aforementioned location.

No injuries were reported, police said in their report.

Martin Motors towed the vehicle from the scene.

Identity thefts

BELLEFONTE — Two Centre County residents were the victim of identity theft.

In both cases, the victims’ information was used to file for unemployment benefits, state police at Rockview said.

The first occurred on Jan. 27 in Liberty Township and involved a 40-year-old Howard woman, police said.

The second occurred on Jan. 30 and involved a 56-year-old Bellefonte woman in Benner Township, police said.


WILLIAMSPORT — State police at Montoursville were dispatched to a theft at the Nittany Minit Mart in Williamsport on Jan. 29.

Police arrived to the convenient store located at 1450 E. 3rd St. where a 47-year-old Jersey Shore man stole a STP octane booster, valued at $7.99.

The stolen item was returned to state troopers and then returned to the business. Charges were filed with MDJ 29-3-02.


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