Erika R. Helmke, 38, of Mansfield and a passenger avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on Catlin Hollow Road in Charleston Township March 10. Helmke was operating a 2007 GMC Yukon when she drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch where the vehicle came to rest. Helmke was given a warning for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
James E. Morrison, 28, of Westfield avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on Route 249 in Chatham Township March 9. Morrison was operating a 2008 Jeep Liberty when a deer entered the roadway. Morrison was unable to avoid striking the deer. The vehicel was towed from the scene by Whites Towing.
Brandon Schrader, 22, of Lawrenceville was arrested for driving under the influence Feb. 15. Schrader was operating a 2004 Jeep when he was stopped for a traffic violation and reportedly found to be DUI.
Alissa R. McDonald, 25, of Lawrenceville was arrested for DUI on Route 49 in Lawrence Township Feb. 23. McDonald was operating a 2000 Ford F250 when she struck a mailbox and went into an uncontrolled skid and subsequently overturned twice before comingto a final rest off the roadway. An investigation following the accident revealed McDonald was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Charges will be filled through district court.
State Police are investigating a theft of an ATV from Butternut Lane in Covington Township between the dates of Feb. 22 and March 3. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.
State police responded to a reported theft of a computer valued at $2,000 on North Road in Middlebury Township March 13. The investigation is ongoing.
State police are investigating a reported criminal mischief incident that occurred at the Route 49 Exxon in Lawrence Township on March 5. The complainant parked a 2018 International Harvester at the gas station. While inside, an unknown individual reportedly cut an air hose to an attached trailer. The airline hose is valued at $100. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.
State police received reports of a lost Ruger security 9mm pistol March 2 in Jackson Township. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police.
Hit and run
Kassandra Mitchell, 27, of Mainesburg avoided injury in a hit and run accident on Connelly Mountain Road in Sullivan Tonwship March 12. Mitchell was operating a 2016 Chevrolet Trax when negotiating a curve in the roadway another vehicle drove into her lane. Mitchell was unable to avoid being struck by the oncoming vehicle. The other vehicle then fled the scene without stopping to provide information.
Mental Health Act
State police responded to a report of a male that cut his wrist in Tioga Borough Feb. 26. The individual was transported to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
State police responded to a report of found drugs at Cemetery Road in Middlebury Township Feb. 26. When police arrived at the scene there was a pink and gray fanny pack found, containing a glass smoking pipe inside. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.
State police responded to an overdose that occurred in Richmond Township March 7. The individual was transported to the hospital via emergency medical staff.
State police responded to Rose Valley Road in Brookfield Township in regards to found drug paraphernalia March 12. The investigation is ongoing.