GANT Police Blotter

State police at Philipsburg

  • State police responded to an accident Tuesday on Interstate 99 in Worth Township. Further, Julie L. Mesmer of West Decatur was attempting to merge into traffic on I-99 north. However, she swerved her vehicle and it impacted a concrete barrier on the right side of the roadway. As a result, her vehicle rotated counterclockwise across three lanes of traffic and impacted a concrete barrier on the left side of the roadway. Mesmer, according to state police, suffered from head and neck pain and one passenger from a sore knee and shoulder; a second passenger had a laceration to their forehead. All three were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for medical evaluations.

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment that occurred Thursday in Bell Township. During the incident, someone allegedly contacted the victim via text messages and communicated lewd and vulgar things to her. State police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Lawrence Township

  • Police responded to a residential burglar alarm in the Mount Zion area. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • Police were requested to assist with a medical emergency at a Mount Joy Road residence. However, police were cancelled while en route to the scene.

Curwensville Borough

  • Police had a Harley Davidson key turned in at the station. The owner can contact Curwensville Borough police to claim the key.
  • Police received a report about an alleged tobacco violation at the Curwensville School. Police would like to remind parents to inform their children that tobacco is prohibited on school property. Students who are found in possession of tobacco will be issued a citation.
  • Police located a loose dog on Monday evening.
  • Police received a report about a minor vehicle accident Tuesday evening at the intersection of Naulton Road and West Street. No injuries were reported, police said.
  • Police received a report about a wallet that was allegedly stolen from a Curwensville Commons apartment on Tuesday.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of criminal mischief that occurred in the 600 block of Filbert Street. During the incident, someone allegedly damaged a window of a residence, which required replacement.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious person in the area of School Street on Wednesday morning. However, they were gone upon police arrival in the area.
  • Police would like to warn residents about calls from people claiming to be with the IRS and requesting payments. The calls, according to police, are scams.
  • Police received a report about a vehicle being struck while it was parked in the 500 block of State Street. The suspect vehicle caused damage and then fled the scene, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Curwensville Borough police.
  • Police received a noise complaint that occurred on Filbert Street. It was due to a testing process and handled by police at the scene.

Sandy Township

  • On Wednesday a Tozier Avenue resident reported that a Nissan X Terra was stuck on the corner of their property near the railroad tracks and no one was around the vehicle. Police are continuing their investigation.
  • Police received a report about a woman who was laying on the railroad tracks near South Brady Street and Breck Road on Wednesday. However, officers were unable to locate the woman.
  • A 31-year-old Treasure Lake resident alleged that someone damaged the door to her house while she was at work on Wednesday. It did not appear that anyone had gained entry to the residence, police said.
  • On Thursday a Holiday Lane resident alleged being the victim of an ongoing scam through Shaw Finance Inc., which wanted him to claim a $3,950 they alleged he had won. He recognized this as a scam and did not release any personal information, police said.
  • On Thursday an 81-year-old Mountain Run Road woman alleged receiving a phone call stating she had won 12 million dollars and to send money through Western Union to claim the prize. She recognized this as a scam and did not follow through with the request, police said.
  • A Pittsburgh woman reported that while her husband was visiting at Cayman Landing, their white Chihuahua with brown spots ran off on Thursday.
  • On Thursday a 68-year-old Pacific Avenue woman reported receiving an $8,897 check and a letter awarding her $550,000. She took the check to the bank, which confirmed it was fraudulent, police said.
  • Police received a report about a false alarm at a Treasure Lake residence on Thursday.
  • Police received reports for two false alarms at CNB Bank on Thursday.
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