Devices discharged

Employees of the Depot reported on April 10 that someone discharged fire extinguishers in one of the rail cars on the property. Investigation continues.

Suspicious activity

An 18-year-old resident reported on April 10 that his 60-year-old neighbor followed him from their street to a store in town, then approached him in the store without saying anything. When the 18-year-old was leaving the store, he saw the man standing next to his vehicle, so he went back inside and called the police. The man left before police arrived.

Minor accident

On April 11, two Treasure Lake residents were involved in a minor accident in the area of Eat ’n Park on Bee Line Highway. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

School bus accident

On April 11, a vehicle driven by a 64-year-old Houtzdale woman slowed down while traveling on Behringer Highway because of a bus stopped in the opposite lane that was waiting to turn into a parking lot. A vehicle driven by a 40-year-old DuBois man rounded a bend and was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the woman’s vehicle, pushing her vehicle into the front of the stopped school bus. Both drivers of the vehicles and a passenger were treated for injuries. The driver of the bus was not injured and there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident. Both passenger vehicles were towed from the scene. The bus sustained damage to the front driver’s side bumper and was driven off the road.

Verbal disturbance

Officers responded to a Treasure Lake residence on April 11 for a reported disturbance between and 18-year-old boy and his grandfather. The disturbance was only verbal and officers handled the situation without incident.


Drug DUI

At 1:38 p.m. March 2 Brookville police observed a Ford sedan crossing a double yellow line on Valley Street. Police attempted to stop the vehicle as it turned onto Cherry Street. The car continued onto Marlin, then Pine before stopping near Waterford Pike. The driver, a 32-year-old woman, was suspected to be under the influence of a stimulant, following field sobriety. The woman was evaluated by a drug recognition expert from the Pennsylvania State Police, who confirmed the suspicion. Blood was drawn and found to contain amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Drug arrest

Brookville police have charged a 19-year-old man with possession of a small amount of marijuana, hash oil and paraphernalia. At 1:38 a.m. on April 3 police observed a vehicle approaching Memorial Park. Police conducted a mere encounter with the vehicle and smelled an obvious odor of marijuana emitting from within.

Alleged DUI

Brookville police have charged a 53-year-old Brookville man with DUI following an incident. The man was allegedly seen at Sheetz in Brookville while intoxicated and police were called to the scene. The man left before police arrived and was stopped and arrested a short time later. The man refused chemical testing and charges were filed at Magistrate Greg Bazylak’s office.


Terroristic threats

At 7:42 a.m. Friday, a 48-year-old Brockway woman was driving a 2003 Ford Windstar south on Route 219, near its intersection with County Line Road, in Washington Township, Jefferson County, when Nathanial Jonathan Kimberling, 26, of Brockway, allegedly took ahold of the steering wheel and jerked it into the lane of oncoming traffic. There was a tractor trailer heading right toward the vehicle when the victim regained control of her vehicle and was able to safely merge back into the southbound lane. During the time, Kimberling allegedly used various threatening language toward the victim. He fled the scene on foot and has since been taken into custody without incident, according to state police. He is facing simple assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct criminal charges.

Man takes gun

At 4:50 p.m. April 10, state police were called to 1021 Worth St., Reynoldsville, for reports of an active domestic. Upon arriving at the residence, the police spoke to and detained Charles Marshall, 24, of Reynoldsville. The victims said Marshall was not permitted at the residence. He had gained access to the home by opening a side door and pushing the victim out of the way, according to the police report. Marshall then threatened the 69-year-old Reynoldsville man and tried to access a gun that was securely locked in a gun cabinet. A 54-year-old woman at the residence tried to stop Marshall from accessing the gun and he pushed her into the cabinet, causing the glass on the door to break. Marshall gained access to the gun and tried to leave the residence. Marshall is charged with burglary, theft, harassment, terroristic threats and criminal mischief. He is awaiting arraignment at the Jefferson County Jail.

Headstones toppled

State police were contacted to investigate a criminal mischief involving 13 headstones that were knocked over at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Falls Creek sometime between midnight Dec. 1, 2018, and 1:12 p.m. April 9. Someone pushed over the 13 head stones in a sporadic manner throughout the cemetery. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police in DuBois.

Scam in area

On April 3 state police in DuBois were made aware of a scam circulating the area in reference to outstanding loan payments. DuBois residents should be aware that such scam is in circulation.

Generator recovered

State police report that a blue portable Chicago generator was recovered at Jeff Tech at 1 p.m. April 3. It was taken to the PSP DuBois station. Anyone with information regarding the generator is asked to contact PSP DuBois at 371-4652.


Assault arrest

State police received a report of an aggravated assault that allegedly occurred between 9 p.m. April 8 and midnight April 9 at a residence in Burnside Township, Clearfield County. A 63-year-old Cherry Tree man had been stabbed numerous times, causing two of his ribs to break. The suspect, Lonnie Ranger Schmoke II, fled prior to police arriving.

Schmoke was apprehended Thursday in Clearfield County.

DUI arrest

State police stopped a 56-year-old Westover man for a traffic violation of driving on the right side of the road. He was driving a 2013 Volkswagen on Town Road/Ridge Road in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, at 10:14 p.m. Jan. 18. Upon further investigation he was arrested for DUI. Charges were field with District Court 46-3-04.

No injuries

On April 10 at 4:25 p.m., PSP responded to a crash on Big Run Road in Bell Township, Jefferson County. This crash occurred as a 2018 Jeep Liberty driven by Thomas C. Lingenfelter, 73, of Punxsutawney, was traveling east on Big Run Road in the right eastbound lane. Lingenfelter failed to see a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Jeffrey D. Kuntz, 64, of Punxsutawney, stopped on the roadway. Lingenfelter impacted Kuntz’s vehicle and spun around 180 degrees, coming to a final rest on the side of the road. Both vehicles sustained damage consistent with the impact. No injuries were reported on scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. PSP was assisted on scene by Big Run Fire Department.

Disorderly conduct

State police in Punxsutawney were called to two different locations in Bell Township at 7:10 a.m. March 22 for a report of a disorderly female.

Child abuse

State police in Punxsutawney are investigating a Childline report of a possible assault of a minor, a 17-year-old girl. The incident allegedly happened between 3 p.m. and midnight March 19 in Henderson Township.

Theft by deception

PSP Punxsutawney report that sometime between 7 a.m. and midnight on March 25 someone used another person’s Instagram account to create another account.

DUI arrest

State police in Punxsutawney report that a 29-year-old man from Punxsutawney was arrested for DUI following a traffic violation on Route 119 in North Mahoning Township.

Drug impairment

State police in Punxsutawney stopped a 52-year-old man from Punxsutawney at 10:48 p.m. April 6 on Route 36 in Young Township for a non-functioning headlight. Troopers detected a faint odor of marijuana coming from the 2008 Jeep, along with other clues of possible drug impairment. Troopers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and they conducted a battery of field sobriety tests, with the driver displaying numerous clues of impairment. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI and transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

No injuries

No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident investigated by state police in Punxsutawney. At 10:31 p.m. April 8, Tara L. Campbell, 36, of Punxsutawney was traveling on SR 119 in Young Township when she crashed into an embankment on the east side the road, causing the side air bags to deploy. The 2009 Kia Borrego was towed from the scene. Campbell was cited in the incident.

One injured

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident investigated at 9:47 p.m. April 6 by PSP Punxsutawney. Police said. Jessica M. Chittester, 28, of DuBois, was a traveling north on Route 119 in Bell Township, Clearfield County, when Robert J. Chambers, 72, of Smicksburg, pulled out in front of her. Chittester then struck the left rear of Chambers’ 2014 Ford F150 with her 2014 Nissan Sentra, causing disabling damage to the car. Chittester was taken to Punxsutawney Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for evaluation of suspected minor injuries. Chambers and his passenger, Larry G. Coon, 68, of Smicksburg, were not injured. Chambers was cited in the incident.

Car hits deer

State police in Punxsutawney investigated a one-vehicle accident at 6:57 a.m. March 8 on the Sykesville Troutville Road. Jason E. Lingenfelter, 44, was traveling west when a deer ran into his path. He hit the deer with the front end of his 2018 Chevrolet Impala, resulting in minor damage to the front bumper cover. Lingenfelter was not injured.


Fraudulent check

On April 10 at 1:59 p.m., it was reported to state police that an attempt to pass a fraudulent check to purchase a motorcycle occurred. The agreement to purchase the motorcycle was made through text messaging on a cellular phone because the buyer refused to speak over the phone. The victim, Matthew Sanders, 19, of Clearfield, tried to cash the check prior to the motorcycle being picked up by a third party and was informed by his bank that the check was a fake. Please be aware of scams similar to this one.

Vehicle damaged

Between April 9 and April 10, someone damaged a vehicle belonging to Bonnie Beers, 66, of Houtzdale, by scratching it with a sharp object.


Group fight

State police in Clarion investigated a fight at 5:25 p.m. on April 6 on Hospital Drive in Monroe Township, Clarion County. Police said three people were involved in a pushing and shoving match at Clarion Psychiatric Center.


Two residents of Summerville were cited for harassment by state police in Clarion following an incident in Limestone Township, Clarion County. At 5:55 a.m. on April 3, Logan Parrish, 20, and Nicole Beichner, 23, both of Summerville, subjected each other to unwanted physical contact. Charges were filed in the office of District Judge Jeff Miller in New Bethlehem.


One-vehicle crash

State police investigated a crash on April 9 at 9:30 p.m. in Fox Township, Elk County. This crash occurred a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 32-year-old woman of Brockway was traveling northbound on the Million Dollar Highway and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle struck the east berm and traveled across the road to the west berm, where it struck a parked vehicle in a driveway. The driver was transported to the St. Marys Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was found to be in an intoxicated condition and was arrested for driving under the influence. Charges will be pending for driving under the influence and several summary traffic violations.


Threatened with gun

On April 10 on Lake Road in Potter Township, Centre County, a suspect allegedly waved a gun from his truck window and made a non-specific threatening statement toward the victim, a 56-year-old Centre Hall man. Investigation ongoing.


Criminal arrests

Four criminal arrests were made by District Enforcement Office 7 of the Pennsylvania Sate Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement during March.

DEO#7 also reported 75 complaints received, 10 age compliance checks conducted, 8 letters for violations of liquor laws, 16 warning letters for violations of liquor laws and 16 citations issued for underage consumption and possession.

The DEO#7 enforces liquor laws at licensed establishments in Armstrong, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Indiana and Jefferson counties.

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Cruelty to animals

On April 8, state police received a report of an incident of animal cruelty involving a cat being shot by a bow and arrow near 103 Songer Lane, Portage Township. Through further investigation and information received, police took Keaun Kennedy, 21, of Driftwood, into custody on a felony warrant Thursday and criminal charges were filed. He was arraigned and held in the Cameron County Courthouse, where bail was set at $5,000, unsecured. A preliminary hearing is to follow.

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