“Police Blotter: Wayne Brininger Strikes Joy Clester’s Vehicle in Two-Vehicle Crash on Nittany Valley Drive”

**Vehicle crash in Porter Township**

On February 1, 2024, a vehicle crash occurred in Porter Township, resulting in minor injuries and functional damage to both vehicles involved. The incident took place on Nittany Valley Drive at its intersection with the I-80 West ramp. Joy Clester, a 52-year-old Mill Hall resident, was stopped at a red light when her vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle driven by Wayne Brininger, a 53-year-old Lamar resident. Following the impact, both vehicles came to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of Nittany Valley Drive, facing south. Clester sustained suspected minor injuries and was transported to UPMC-Lock Haven for further evaluation. Brininger was cited for “Following too Closely” under PA VS 3310.

**Drug Possession in Lamar Township**

Trooper Hall of PSP Lamar conducted a traffic stop on January 30, 2024, after observing traffic violations. The driver, a 56-year-old female from East Liverpool, OH, was found to be driving under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance. Charges will be filed through District Court 25-3-02.

**DUI Arrest in Bald Eagle Township**

A traffic stop was initiated by PSP Lamar near 1st Street in Bald Eagle Township on January 29, 2024. The driver, Scott Green, a 51-year-old Mill Hall resident, was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Chemical testing was conducted, and charges are pending toxicology results.

**Vehicle Crash in Greene Township**

On January 29, 2024, PSP Lamar responded to a crash on I-80 West near mile marker 193.2. Singh Major, a 24-year-old resident of Carteret, NJ, experienced a flat tire on the front driver’s side of his 2015 Volvo, causing him to swerve across the left passing lane and off the south side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and into the wooded median, colliding with multiple trees before coming to a rest approximately 60 yards off the south side of I-80 West. Major’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed by Bressler’s Towing. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Sugar Valley Fire Department and PennDOT provided assistance at the scene.

**DUI Offense in Pine Creek Township**

PSP Lamar conducted a traffic stop on Woodward Avenue in Pine Creek Township on January 26, 2024, at 11:22 p.m. The driver, Jason Myers, a 42-year-old Jersey Shore resident, was found to be driving under the influence. Chemical testing was consented to at Geisinger Jersey Shore, and charges are pending lab results.

**Theft of Virtual Currency in Gallagher Township**

PSP Lamar responded to a reported theft of $600 in virtual currency from a 64-year-old male in Gallagher Township on January 24, 2024. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

**Firearm Violation in Chapman Township**

A search warrant related to a Corruption of Minors investigation was executed by PSP Lamar on January 22, 2024, at a residence in Chapman Township. Several firearms were discovered inside the home, and the 59-year-old male homeowner/resident, who was previously involuntarily committed under the Mental Health Act 302, was charged with a firearm violation through District Court 25-3-03.

**Vehicle Crash and Multiple Offenses in Woodward Township**

On January 15, 2024, a motor vehicle accident occurred on Woodward Avenue involving LOUGUENS HILAIRE, who was driving a 2007 BMW X3. During the investigation, officers discovered that the vehicle’s paperwork, license plate, and inspection stickers were all fraudulent, and HILAIRE did not possess a driver’s license. As a result, HILAIRE was charged with 11 offenses, including Altered, Forged or Counterfeit Documents and Plates, Fraudulent Use or Removal of Registration Plate, and Operation of Vehicle Without Inspection. A warrant was issued for HILAIRE’s arrest, and on January 30, 2024, he was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Kibler.

**Theft and Criminal Incidents in Lock Haven**

Multiple criminal incidents were reported in Lock Haven, including theft from vehicles in the 600 and 700 blocks of E. Bald Eagle St. between January 26 and January 28, 2024. Additionally, arrests and citations were made for theft, disorderly conduct, loitering and prowling at nighttime, and violation of curfew.

**January Monthly Calls in Renovo**

Throughout January, Renovo Police responded to various incidents, including 911 transfers to PSP, abandoned vehicles, animal complaints, arson, and more. A total of 60 calls were recorded during the month.

Please note that this article is based on police reports and ongoing investigations..

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