STATE POLICE, MILTON
Crash. 1:53 a.m. Sept. 29. Route 15 in Gregg Township, Union County. Driver: Shane R. Hofer, 24, of Montoursville. Police said Hofer was driving north on Route 15, just south of Allentown, when his car went out of control on a curve, traveled off the right side of the road and hit a rock embankment. Police said the driver fled the scene. It is unknown if he was injured, police said.
Theft by deception. Police said a Watsontown area woman was the victim of a scam when she sent $3,500 to an unknown person who told her that she had won $2.5 million.
Crash. 11:05 p.m. Sept. 26. Route 405 in Turbot Township, Northumberland County. Driver: Jasmine J. Bearden, 19, of Lewisburg. Police said she was driving north on Route 405 at Golf Course Road when she lost control on a curve. Her car went off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and flipped onto the passenger side. No injuries reported.
STATE POLICE, SELINSGROVE
Criminal mischief. Sept. 1 to Sept. 29. Residence along Walnut Street in Center Township, Snyder County. A Penns Creek resident told police that someone used a BB gun to damage aluminmum siding on his home, Loss was set at $5,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Selinsgrove.
Crash. 6:40 a.m. Sept. 30. Market Street in Freeburg, Snyder County. Driver: Nile B. Mowery, 20, of Mount Pleasant Mills. Police said Mowery was driving west on Route 35 through Freeburg when he fell asleep. His Ford Mustang went off the road and struck a parked car, which was pushed into another parked car. The Mowery car came to rest in the center of Route 35, police said. No injuries reported.
Simple assault. 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Route 35 in West Perry Township, Snyder County. Police said Kevin Edward Paul Derr, 22, of Richfield, began arguing with a 21-year-old man from Richfield, then punched him. Derr then bit another Richfield man who attempted to restrain him, police said.
Charged. Jabira Khan, 26, of Danville charged with retail theft for allegedly attempting to conceal items and take them from Kohl’s Department Store in Hummels Wharf without paying at 4:20 p.m. Sept. 30.
Criminal mischief. Sept. 26 to Sept. 27. Centerville Street in Center Township, Snyder County. Brandon L. Rathfon of Penns Creek reported that someone used a key or other sharp object to scratch his vehicle.
STATE POLICE, MILTON
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