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Police reported a man called a woman in Pleasant Gap and portrayed himself to be a member of the Centre County Sheriff’s Office, advising her that she had a federal warrant for her arrest for failure to appear for jury duty.

The man prompted the woman to remain on her cellphone while she drove to two separate locations to purchase gift cards and provide him with the card numbers to avoid going to jail on the warrant. The investigation is ongoing.


Police responded to a complaint of a returned bad check from a customer at Valley Homes in Boggs Township on Sept.

2. The investigation is ongoing.


A man in Huston Township reported that someone used his personal information to open several AT&T Wireless accounts on Sep. 4, according to police.


Police reported that on Sept. 18 or 19 a Howard woman said someone burglarized her Walnut Street home while she was at work. Police said the woman related that the burglar must have entered the front door, which was unlocked, and stole approximately $125 in cash and a Vera Bradley purse before leaving. Police said there were no reported signs of forced entry. The investigation is ongoing.


Police said they arrested a 32-yearold Osceola Mills man for drug possession during a traffic stop for a summary traffic violation on East Spruce and North Centre streets in Philipsburg on Sept. 20. Police report the man was allegedly in possession of a small amount of marijuana, methamphetamines and related paraphernalia.


Police investigated an incident of criminal mischief that occurred Sept. 21 at a Black Moshannon Road residence in Rush Township. No further information was provided.


A Spring Mills woman was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center after she was struck by vehicle while walking across Old Fort Road from Homan’s General Store in Potter Township on Sept. 23. Police said the woman was not in a crosswalk when she walked into the side of the car.


Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle on Bald Eagle Street in Liberty Township sometime between 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 23. Police said a leather wallet valued at $5, a gray wool bag valued at $20, $12.50 in cash and multiple types of prescription medication were taken from the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (814) 355-7545.


Police are looking for information after a cement wall in Slabtown Park, Philipsburg, was damaged between 7:44 p.m. Sept. 24 and 7 a.m. on Sept 25. Contact police with information.


A DUI-involved crash held up traffic on Route 322 in Rush Township for approximately 1.5 hours during the morning of Sept. 25. Police said the crash occurred when 19-year-old Philipsburg man was traveling west on Route 322 and passed out while driving. He lost control of his vehicle while unconscious and entered the oncoming lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head on.

Both drivers were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for moderate injuries. Police said that while he was interviewed at the hospital, the Philipsburg man admitted to taking pills prior to driving. The investigation is pending blood results.


Police are investigating a burglary and theft that occurred on Shirlyn Drive in Howard Township on Sept. 26. Police report that an Elvis statue valued at $150, two Sentry safes valued at $40, a cosmetology diploma valued at $30, a backpack containing miscellaneous items valued at $40 and a Dale Earnhardt collectible valued at $200 were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


On Sept. 26 a purple wallet/i-Phone case was found on the eastbound onramp to I-80 in Milesburg. The wallet contained multiple membership cards and a Pennsylvania driver’s license belonging to a Bellefonte resident. The found property will be temporarily stored at PSPS Rockview.


On Sept. 27 police responded to a report of a man walking along Interstate 99 in Worth Township. Police said the man provided a false identification to police and was found to allegedly be in possession of a marijuana pipe. Police transported the man to PSP Rockview, where he was positively identified using mobile ID fingerprint technology. Jobie Wallace, 36, of Des Moines, Iowa, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession and providing false identification to law enforcement.


Both northbound lanes of I-99 in Spring Township were closed after a Georgia man crashed a truck hauling frozen orange juice at 11:36 p.m. on Sept 30. Police said the crash occurred because the truck was moving too fast to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver attempted to correct the steering, but the vehicle rolled over onto its passenger side.


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