Members of PSP Troop C will be participating in a DUI checkpoint during February. The checkpoint will focus on removing drug and alcohol impaired drivers from the highway.
State police in Punxsutawney arrested Ryan Silvis, 30, of South Fork, at 2:30p.m. January 3 in Bell Township for violating a PFA held by a 28-year-old woman from Glen Campbell.
State police in Punxsutawney are investigating a burglary in Oliver Township. Police said someone forced entry to the rear of a residence and barn on Wasko Road. The person sorted through the residence and barn. If anyone has any information related to the burglary, please contact PSP Punxsutawney at 938-0510.
State police in Punxsutawney said Edward M. King, 61, Summerville, was taken to Brookville Hospital following a one-vehicle accident on Heathville Oil Road. The accident happened at 2:32 a.m. January 7 when he crashed his 2004 Chrysler Town and Country mini-van. King sustained suspected serious injuries. Police are continuing their investigation.
State police in Punxsutawney said no injuries were reported in a one-car crash at 12:14 a.m. January 8 in Bell Township. Police said Barbara J. Fetterman, 44, of Punxsutawney, was traveling on Pine Tree Road when her 2003 Toyota Camry went off the road, hit a mailbox, PennDOT sign and tree before going over an embankment. Fetterman left the scene before police arrived, but was interviewed later at her home. Police are continuing their investigation.
Driver falls asleep
State police in Punxsutawney said Garet L. Wells, 18, of Marion Center, was not injured when he fell asleep at the wheel. Wells was traveling south on Route 436 in Young Township at 4:59 p.m. January 7 when the accident happened. His 2019 Ford F350 went off the road and hit a dumpster, a mailbox and a tree. Assisting at the scene was the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
State police in Punxsutawney said sometime between 10p.m. January 5 and 2:30 p.m. January 7 someone tried to gain entry into a locked shed owned by Joseph Travis, 57, of Reynoldsville. Minor damage was reported. Anyone having any information is asked to contact PSP Punxsy at 938-0510.
Bus backs into car
State police in Punxsutawney said Marylynn H. Lemmon, 62, of Rochester Mills, was injured when a school bus backed into her 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. Police said the bus, driven by Joshua C. Neidermyer, 53, of Mahaffey, was traveling on Route 119 in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, at 3:42 p.m. January 5. He missed a stop and started to back the bus up, hitting the Traverse. Lemmon refused transport to the hospital. Neidermyer and the children in the bus were not injured.
State police in Punxsutawney said a 31-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, both from Westover, were cited for harassment after police responded to a domestic incident at 2:46 a.m. December 20, 2020, in Westover.
State police in Punxsutawney are investigating the theft of a Masterbuilt electric smoker. The smoker was taken from the residence of a 33-year-old man on Route 119 in Henderson Township sometime between 11 and 11:15 p.m. January 11.
State police in Punxsutawney said Navada C. Shaffer, 22, of Punxsutawney, was injured when his 2006 Cadillac DTS went off the road, hit an embankment and rolled over. Police said Shaffer was traveling north on Barnett Hill Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County, when the accident happened at 11:23 a.m. January 14. Shaffer sustained injuries to his head and face and was taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS. He was cited for driving too fast, driving with a suspended license and failure to wear a seat belt.
State police in Punxsutawney said two people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash at 6:52 a.m. January 11 in Union Township. Police said Amanda E. Foringer, 55, of Corsica, was traveling south on Route 949 and went into the northbound lane as she was negotiating a right-hand curve. Her 2015 Ford Fiesta hit a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Aaron W. Daugherty, 50, of Corsica, who was traveling north. Foringer’s vehicle rotated counterclockwise and stopped on the road. Daugherty’s car also rotated counterclockwise and stopped 20 feet east of the road, down an embankment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Foringer, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken by Jefferson County EMS to a landing zone, where she was flown by STAT Medevac to Altoona Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Daugherty, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Penn Highlands Brookville with suspected minor injuries.
- State police in Punxsutawney stopped a 29-year-old man from Pittsburgh on Route 119 in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, at 8:22 p.m. January 15 for a summary traffic violation. He was arrested for DUI an alcoholic beverage. Charges will be filed in district court.
- State police in Punxsutawney stopped a vehicle at 10:57 a.m. January 14 in Knox Township for an inspection violation. Police said the driver, a 39-year-old woman from Brookville, showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Her passenger, a 34-year-old man from Reynoldsville, was arrested for drug paraphernalia, false identification to law enforcement and for warrants.
- At 8:08 p.m. January 15 state police in Punxsutawney stopped a 60-year-old man from Rochester Mills in Canoe Township, Indiana County, for a suspended driver’s license. He showed signs of impairment and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.
- State police in Punxsutawney conducted a traffic stop at 2:13 p.m. January 16 in Punxsutawney. Police said the driver appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI.
- State police in Punxsutawney arrested a 37-year-old man from Dayton following a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 12:54 p.m January 4 in Young Township. Police said the man appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.
• State police in Punxsutawney said a 49-year-old man from Brookville was arrested for DUI alcohol after being stopped for a summary traffic violation at 10:04 p.m. January 4 in Rose Township.
• At 1:53 p.m. January 10, state police in Punxsutawney made a traffic stop on Route 36 in Westover, Clearfield County. Police said the driver showed signs of drug and alcohol-related impairment and he was arrested for suspicion of DUI. During a search of his person, a small plastic baggie containing approximately 5.2 grams of a light brown clay-type substance suspected of being amphetamines was taken from his jacket pocket. Police are continuing their investigation.
• A 19-year-old man from DuBois was arrested by PSP Punxsutawney at 7:07 p.m. January 8 in Young Township. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI following a traffic stop.
Pickup hits utility pole
State police in Punxsutawney said four people were taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a 2005 Toyota Tacoma slid on a snowy road and hit a utility pole. The accident happened at 6:02 p.m. January 16 in McCalmont Township. Driver Karen A. Arrington, 55, of Big Run, and her three passengers were transported by Jefferson County EMS to the hospital as precautionary measures. Also assisting at the scene was Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Suspicious vehicle call
State police in Marienville responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle on Elm Street in Tionesta at 8:13 a.m. January 6. Police found the driver, Dereck Marshall, 21, of Fryburg, was suspended and concealing a Glock pistol without a concealed carry permit. Marshall was found to be on Clarion County probation and was arrested and taken to Clarion County Jail. Charges are pending in district court while police continue their investigation.
Concealed firearms arrest
State police in Marienville arrested a 37-year-old man from Sigel at 11:09 a.m. January 14 in Eldred Township. Police said Thomas was stopped for a summary traffic violation and police found he was in possession of two firearms in his vehicle, without having a valid concealed carry permit. Numerous drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics were also seized. Police determined the man was DUI of an unknown drug. Police said numerous charges will be filed in district court.
Fight leads to charges
State police in Marienville investigated a fight between a 67-year-old man from Marienville and a 54-year-old woman from Butlerat 8 p.m. January 16 in Green Township, Forest County. Police said the man allegedly threw the woman to the ground and choked her, causing minor injuries, then pointed a loaded firearm at her. As the fight continued, the woman intentionally lighted a towel in the bathroom, causing significant damage. The man was able to extinguish the fire before the residence became fully engulfed. The man has been charged with strangulation, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. The woman has been charged with arson, criminal mischief, causing or risking a catastrophe and recklessly endangering another person. Both were arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
State police n Marienville arrested Carol Hines, 54, of Butler, at 9:54 p.m. January 16 in Green Township, Forest County. Police said Hines had called to report an inactive domestic. She had left the scene, returned then left the scene again and was located in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church in Lucinda. Police said there was a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage emanating from her person. She told police she had attempted to burn the house down during the fight. Police said she was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and charges were filed in district court.
State police in Clarion said Charles Graybill, 65, of Fisher, was arrested for DUI after he crashed his vehicle on Seven Hills Road in Clarion Township, Clarion County, at 10:42 p.m. December 24, 2020.
Jeep rolls over
State police in Clarion said Dale H. Rhoades, 63, of Emlenton, was not injured in a one-vehicle crash at 10:05 a.m. January 13 in Salem Township, Clarion County. Police said Rhoades was traveling on Nickelville Road when he attempted to make a right turn onto Baker Road. His 2002 Jeep Liberty hit an ice patch, causing Rhoades to lose control of the vehicle. The Jeep hit a bank, causing it to roll over onto its left side. Assisting at the scene was Knox Fire Department and Knox Ambulance. The Jeep was towed from the scene.
Catalytic converters stolen
State police in Clarion are investigating the theft of six catalytic converters, valued at $800. They were stolen sometime between 8 a.m. December 12, 2020, and 3:58 p.m. January 12 from a 27-year-old man in Rimersburg. Anyone having any information is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 226-1710.
Car hits utility pole
State police in Clarion said Logan M. Robinson, 21, of Monroeville, was not injured when his 2007 Toyota Camry hit a utility pole. Police said Robinson was traveling north on Route 536 in Redbank Township, Clarion County, when the accident happened at 8:14 p.m. December 23, 2020. Robinson was cited for driving too fast. Assisting at the scene was Hawthorn Fire Department.
SUV hits deer
State police in Clarion said Jodi L. Then, 45, of Parker, was not injured when her car hit a deer. The accident happened at 7:04 p.m. January 16 on Route 478 in Richland Township, Clarion County.
State police in Clarion said Alan H. Sterner, 18, of Knox, was not injured when he lost control of his 2004 Toyota Solara while traveling south on Route 338 in Ashland Township, Clarion County, at 8:34 p.m. January 15. The car went off the road and hit an embankment. Sterner was cited for driving too fast.
Hit and run reports
- State police in Clarion are investigating a hit and run accident that happened at 8:16 a.m. January 9 in Porter Township, Clarion County. Police said someone was traveling south on Route 66, went across the road, hit a mailbox, went back across the road, hit a political sign and stopped in a driveway before fleeing the scene.
- No injuries were reported in a hit and run accident investigated by state police in Clarion at 7:21 a.m. January 13 in Richland Township, Clarion County. Police said Corinne Johnson, 60, of Ridgeland, S.C., was traveling east on Interstate 80 when another vehicle passed her 2019 Volvo VNL and began to merge without clearance. The trailer it was hauling hit Johson’s driverside mirror and door, causing cosmetic damage. The other vehicle did not stop.
Pickup slides on snow
State police in Clarion said Joshua E. Barger, 26, of Rimersburg, was not injured when his 2003 Ford Ranger slid on the snow and hit a utility pole, causing disabling damage to the truck. The accident happened at 10:59 p.m. January 16 on Route 68 in Monroe Township, Clarion County.
Suspected child abuse
State police in Clarion are investigating a report of suspected child abuse of a 7-year-old boy in Clarion County. The abuse allegedly occurred between May 19, 2013, and December 22, 2020.
High speed chase
State police in Clarion said a felony charge of fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, as well as 16 summary traffic violations were filed in district court on January 13 against Zachary Kemmer, 27, of Summerville. The charges stem from a high speed pursuit on October 10, 2020, in Clarion Borough and Clarion Township. The pursuit was terminated for public safety reasons. Further investigation identified Kemmer as operating the vehicle during the pursuit.
State police in Clarion are investigating the theft of a boat, stolen in Clarion Township, Clarion County, sometime between September 1 and 7:52 a.m. November 17, 2020. The boat is owned by a 52-year-old man from Clarion.
State police in DuBois are investigating a report that a 15-year-old girl is missing from her home in Falls Creek. Police said the girl is Black with burgundy shoulder-length hair, 5’6” tall, and was last seen at 9:18 p.m. January 13 wearing a white T-shirt, black leggings and a pine fleece North face jacket. She was carrying a pink backpack. It is believed the girl made contact with a male from the Mercer area, who picked her up in a black Ford Mustang. Anyone having any knowledge of the whereabouts of this girl is asked to contact PSP DuBois at 371-4652.
State police in DuBois arrested Steven Frampton, 27, of Worthville, in connection with several thefts. Police made contact with Frampton in his vehicle on January 14. On January 15 a search warrant was conducted on Frampton’s truck and two iPhones, reported stolen, were found inside the truck. Charges were filed in district court. Police are continuing the investigation, as other suspected stolen items were seized during the search warrant.
State police in DuBois responded to a reported overdose at 2:50 p.m. January 16 in Reynoldsville. The victim, a 49-year-old woman from Reynoldsville, was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois by EMS.