The drivers of a 2003 Ford Ranger pick-up truck and a 2016 Ford Focus were uninjured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 6, Charleston Township Sept. 17. Police said the driver of the pick-up was charged with driving under the influence after he failed to stop at a stop sign at Shumway Hill Road and hit the Focus, which was traveling south on Route 6. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle crash on Urban Road, Liberty Township Sept. 9. A 2002 Ford Mustang was traveling west and skidded gravel while negotiating a curve. The car drove off the road and into a ditch where it became stuck. There was minor damage to the car.

Bryan A. Fettro, 55, of Elizabethtown, escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash on Route 15, Covington Township Set. 27. Fettro was traveling south in a 2014 Volvo D13 when he noticed a fire in the engine compartment. He brought the car to a controlled stop and used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

The driver of a 1997 Lincoln-Continental Towncar escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash with a deer on Route 15 northbound, Covington Township Sept. 21. The vehicle traveled off the road, hitting the guide rail, back across the road and stopped. Upon arrival of police, there was no one there. Police interviewed the driver at his residence and he said when he hit the guide rail it blew his driver’s side rear tire. His driver’s license was found to be suspended.

Kristina N. Housel, 24, of Wellsboro, was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Route 287, Pine Township, Lycoming County Sept. 26, according to state police at Montoursville. Housel was traveling south in a 2007 Ford Focus, negotiating a right hand curve at an unsafe speed, police said, when it began to spin clockwise. The car traveled off the road and hit a rock embankment. After hitting the bank, the car spun where it came to rest blocking the north and southbound lanes of travel. Housel was transported to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries. She was issued a traffic citation for failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.


A 30-year-old man of Blossburg was the victim of harassment following a fight on Route 287, Morris Township Aug. 21. Police said the altercation began with the victim being chest bumped, which ended up tearing a shirt he was wearing, valued at $10. A non-traffic citation for harassment was filed through Wellsboro District Court.

Dustin Perry, 31, of Gillett, was arrested for harassment following an incident at a residence in Duncan Township. The victim said that Perry was riding a motorcycle past the house and revving his engine with intent to annoy and distress.

Mark Pequignot, 45, of Blossburg, was charged with harassment after state police were dispatched to a reported altercation between two men at the Mansfield Wal-Mart, 1169 Main St., Richmond Township, Sept. 28.

Chad Wilson, 46, of Tioga, was arrested for harassment after police were dispatched a location at School Road and Hillview Lane for a reported assault. It was discovered that Wilson hit the victim in the nose.

Theft of a motor vehicle

Police are investigating a report of the theft of a 1988 Ford L8000 flatbed truck belonging to PennDOT from its location on Local Creek Road at French Hill Road, Middlebury Township Sept. 24. Police said the suspect drove the truck to Tubbs Road in Farmington Township where it was driven into a dirt pile off the eastern edge of the roadway and abandoned. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Mansfield.

Theft by bad checks

Matthew Campbell, 41, of Wellsboro, was charged with bad checks after he wrote a check to the Wellsboro Small Animal Hospital for $265 on Aug. 5 that was returned for non-sufficient funds.


Charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants are pending against an unidentified driver who police said they found asleep behind the wheel of a 2003 Honda Civic on Route 249, Deerfield Township, Sept. 8. He was transported to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, for blood alcohol testing.

Criminal mischief

State police are looking for whoever damaged a mailbox post on Odell Road, Richmond Township that was broken into pieces overnight between Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. The mailbox was valued at $50. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.