Dogs running loose
Brockville Police charged a 35-year-old man because his dogs were running into traffic on East Main Street at 2:26 pm on November 10. Police said one dog was captured on the road.
State Police in Punxsutawney initiated a traffic stop at 1:01 a.m. Nov. 13 on Route 219 in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, for an equipment violation. The driver, a 45-year-old man from Mahaffey, was arrested on suspicion of drug use.
The car collides with a deer
- State Police in Punxsutawney said no injuries were reported when a 2021 Toyota RAV4, driven by Mason A. Ishman, 22, of Brookville, struck a deer. The accident occurred at 1:44 a.m. Nov. 5 on Route 36 in Oliver Township. Assisting at the scene was Oliver Township VFD.
- Kimberly J. Karl, 55, of Punxsutawney, was not injured when her 2017 Nissan Rogue struck a deer, State Politics in Punxsutawney said. The accident occurred at 10:10 p.m. on November 10 on Route 36 in Rose Township.
- State Police in Punxsutawney said no injuries were reported when a 2012 Toyota Highlander driven by Benjamin R. Coulter, 35, of Valier, struck a deer at 6:12 p.m. Nov. 11 on Hamilton-Markton Road in Perry Township.
- State Police in Punxsutawney said Corey A. Hildebrand, 39, of Templin, was not injured when her 2011 Buick Regal struck a deer at 6:37 p.m. Nov. 5 on Route 36 in Rose Township. Assisting at the scene were Pine Creek VFD and Jefferson County EMS.
Stealing political signs
State Police in Punxsutawney are investigating reports that political campaign signs, owned by a 64-year-old Punxsutawney woman, were stolen in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, and Perry Township, Jefferson County. The signs were stolen between October 16 and 26.
State Police in Punxsutawney are investigating a report from the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center regarding disturbing and possibly threatening comments made against a 38-year-old Punxsutawney man at 6 a.m. on Oct. 28.
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident at 8:17 a.m. Nov. 13 on Route 119 in Big Run, State Police in Punxsutawney said. Police said Jeremy L. Thompson, 51, of Dubois, stopped for a turning school bus when his 2018 Nissan Rogue was rear-ended by a 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by Jesse M. Walk, 28, of Big Run. Walk was cited for following too closely. Assisting at the scene was the Big Run Fire Department.
Escape from rehab center
A person court-ordered to remain in a rehabilitation facility escaped on Nov. 13, state police in Punxsutawney said. Police took the person into custody and transported him to the Jefferson County Jail.
At 8:15 p.m., State Police on Nov. 9 in Punxsutawney responded to Vandervoort Cemetery in Clover Township looking for a suicidal man. During the incident, Heathville Ohl Road was closed from Yount Road to Hughey Road for approximately two hours. The 41-year-old Natrona Heights man was arrested and taken to ACMH for mental evaluation. He was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Two cars collide
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash at 5:09 p.m. Nov. 6 on Route 66 in Jenks Township, Forrest County, State Police in Marineville said. Police said David H. Dinger, 55, of Renfrew, slowed to pass a marked patrol car when his 2013 Ram rear-ended a 2016 Dodge 250, driven by Anthony N. Faiana, 33, of Bellefonte, who did not do so. Slower. Vaiana was cited for following too closely.
Alleged child abuse
State Police in Marineville are investigating an incident of child abuse, which Abraxas reported on Nov. 10.
The pickup hits the pole
Dustin L. Melton, 28, of Ludlow, suffered minor injuries while traveling southbound on Blue Jay Creek Road in Howe Township, Forrest County, at 5:53 a.m. Nov. 10, State Police in Marineville said. When he swerved to miss three deer on the road, his 2012 Toyota Tacoma ran off the road and struck a telephone pole. He was transported to UPMC Kane by Clarion Hospital Ambulance.
Hit and run
Mark D. Phillips, 24, of Tionesta was cited after his 2013 Ford Escape crashed into a brick structure and light on Lucy Lake Road in Washington Township, Clarion County, at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 1, State Police in Marineville said. Police said Phillips fled the scene without notifying police or the property owner.
State Police in Marineville are investigating a report that someone stole a concrete memorial bench from a site on German Hill Road in Green Township, Forrest County, sometime between 1 a.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m. Nov. 5. The seat is owned by a 59-year-old man – an elderly man and a 63-year-old woman from Tionesta.
The driver was injured
Lalia M. Russell, 65, of Luthersburg, suffered minor injuries when her 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the road, struck an embankment and traveled over the embankment before overturning, State Police in DuBois said. Its occupant was not injured. Russell was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois by ambulance. The accident occurred at 1:42 p.m. on November 6 on Route 219 in Brady Township, Clearfield County.
Gary Walk, 48, of Reynoldsville, is charged with tampering with public records, State Police in DuBois said. A Reynoldsville council member reported that Reynoldsville Township code enforcement documents were stolen sometime between 2:20 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 12 a.m. on Oct. 17, police said. PSP DuBois conducted the investigation due to a potential conflict of interest with the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department. . The PSP said it determined that Walk had removed reported stolen law enforcement documents from a secure location to an unsecured location within the building, without obtaining authorization to possess the documents. Police said Walk never told anyone he moved the documents, and the documents were never found. Among the stolen items were ownership forms, permits, warnings, complaints, and receipts.
The cause of the fire is not determined
No injuries were reported in the fire that occurred at 36 Hamilton Drive in Winslow Township at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, State Police in DuBois said. Police said the building was a two-story structure measuring 31′ x 34′ and occupied by three individuals. At this time, the cause of the fire has not been determined.
Steven P. Frohlinger, 45, of West Orange, New Jersey, was not injured when the rear trailer tires of his 2011 Freightliner caught fire while traveling east on I-80 in Pine Creek Township, State Police in DuBois said. Frohlinger noticed the fire and got out of the way and tried to extinguish the fire, but was unable to do so and the trailer caught fire around the wheel. Assisting at the scene were Pine Creek VFD and PennDOT. The fire occurred at 5:44 a.m. on November 1.
The car collides with a deer
- State Police in DuBois said Ryan S. Oakley, 33, of Erie, was not injured when his 2018 Chevrolet Equinox struck a deer. The accident occurred at 10:08 a.m. Nov. 12 on I-80 in Washington Township. The Equinox was towed from the scene.
- No injuries were reported when a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by Gary R. Pomeroy, 72, of Youngstown, Ohio, struck a deer, State Police in DuBois said. The accident occurred at 7:18 pm on November 10 on I-80 in Union Township, Clearfield County. The car was towed from the scene of the accident.
Van hits the bear
Anthony J. Costa, 56, of Paulsburg, was not injured when his 2015 Chevrolet Express collided with a bear that ran into the roadway from the median, state police in DuBois said. The accident occurred at 9:33 p.m. on November 11 on I-80 in Union Township, Clearfield County. The truck was towed from the scene of the accident.
State Police in DuBois are investigating a report that someone took two fentanyl test strips and a flare stick from the Nittany Minit Mart in Penfield at 2:10 p.m. on Nov. 6 without paying for the items valued at $12.
The driver is asleep
State Police in Ridgway said Timothy K. McCurdy, 70, of Coudersport, was not injured when he fell asleep while driving south on Route 255 in Jay Township, Elk County. His 2004 Jeep Wrangler ran off the road and hit an embankment, losing its rear unit, police said. The Wrangler then crossed the road and struck a tree. The accident occurred at 3:03 pm on November 7.
State Police in Ridgway arrested a 33-year-old man from Benezet Township for harassing a 31-year-old woman from Dubois. The accident occurred at 7:44 pm on November 13 in the town of Benezet, Elk County.