Penn State Police Investigate Report of Harassment and Criminal Mischief
July 06, 2012 6:00 AM
by Laura Nichols
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Penn State Police are investigating separate incidents of harassment and criminal mischief on the Fourth of July and a theft from November.

Police said a sometime between 9:45 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, a female visitor was leaving Fourth Fest festivities when she was approached by an unknown male near the intersection of Curtin Road and Porter Road. The man touched the woman's breasts and buttocks, police said. 

The man is described as a tall black man wearing a dark colored tank top. The woman told police she last saw her assailant with a group of approximately 10 other males near Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, but after a search of the area police were unable to locate him. 

The woman was not injured, but the case remains open.

Another incident, unrelated to the previous incident but also occurring post-Fourth Fest, an individual was waiting in traffic at 10:19 p.m. near Porter Road and Hastings Road when a group of unknown males started hitting his vehicle, which caused a dent. 

A few minutes later, the driver approached the males who had been hitting his car, but he was knocked to the ground, kicked and punched. 

The man suffered minor injuries to his hand and back but declined medical treatment. Suspects left the area and headed westbound toward University Drive, some in a dark colored SUV and the rest in a small car with no other description.

Suspects are described as two white males in their 30s, a white male in his 50s and a white male who may have been about 17 years old.

Police searched the area and were unable to locate the assailants.

Police are investigating a report of a male who was caught on surveillance camera using a stolen Penn State student ID card to make purchases at several State College establishments, back on Nov. 12.

Anyone with who can identify the man in the photos or with information regarding this incident should contact Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99-CRIME.

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