Two Lewistown men were charged September 2nd after an incident involving their motor vehicles. State Police say 35-year-old Timothy Knepp accused 29-year-old Brandon Knepp of stealing his son’s PlayStation. The two men became involved in a high-speed car-ramming chase on Route 522 South in Oliver Township. Appropriate charges were filed against both drivers.
State Police arrested a Three Springs man for Cruelty to Animals. On August 22nd, an anonymous caller tipped police to a dog that was left behind when occupants moved out of a house on Baptist Church Road in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County. The anonymous caller had been providing food and water for the dog for more than a week when one of the occupants returned to the address. Police arrested 54-year-old Randy Cohenour on cruelty charges. The dog was removed from the premises and taken to the Huntingdon County Humane Society for evaluation.
Norfolk Southern is scheduled to replace a railroad crossing in Mifflin County beginning today. The two-track crossing is on John Street (Route 3014) in Mattawana. Work is scheduled for today (September 16th) through late Wednesday (September 18th) during daylight hours. John Street will be closed at the crossing, and a detour will direct drivers to use Route 103, Business Route 22, and Route 22/522. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to move through the work zone.
State Police will conduct free car safety seat inspections today in Perry County. Troopers will be at the Giant parking lot at Newport Plaza today from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, contact Trooper Collins at 717-567-3110.