Pennsylvania

State Police

All information contained in the following police reports is taken directly from official state police releases, unless otherwise noted.

Death investigations

JENKS TWP. Tpr. Kyle Lindey of the state police barracks at Marienville reports an ongoing investigation of a death at 3:11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the state correctional facility in Jenks Township, Forest County. No further information was released.

LICKING TWP. Tpr. Joshua Bauer reports the death of a 57-year-old Licking Township man sometime between Oct. 7 and 23 along Craig Road has been ruled a natural death.

TIONESTA Tpr. S. Ross of the state police barracks at Marienville reports an investigation of a death at 8:28 a.m. Nov. 14 along Bridge Street in Tionesta was determined to be caused by natural causes. No further information was released.

Driver flees police, crashes

KNOX BOROUGH Tpr. Donald Cloak Jr. reports police are seeking the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that crashed over a wall along Darby Road in Knox Borough.

The unknown driver was fleeing from police and entered a driveway before backing up and striking a 2016 Ford Fusion.

The driver then fled along Darby Road, driving down over a wall.

The vehicle was found abandoned nearby. The driver had fled from the scene.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact state police at 814-226-1710.

Hunting equipment reported stolen

CLARION TWP. Tpr. Stephanie Graham reports an unidentified victim reported someone took various hunting items from a location along Staab Road at Hilltop Lane in Clarion Township.

Stolen were a tree stand valued at $85; a ladder stick valued at $85; and a trail camera valued at $60.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact state police at 814-226-1710.

Harassment alleged

PERRY TWP. Tpr. Kyle Freeman reports a 42-year-old Shippenville man and a 37-year-old Clarion man face charges of harassment at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 along Doc Walker Road in Perry Township after they allegedly were involved in an altercation with each other.

Cell phone stolen

MONROE TWP. Tpr. Sean Floor reports a 32-year-old Clarion woman reported her cellular telephone was stolen around Nov. 12 from a residence along South Second Avenue in Monroe Township.

Corrections officer attacked

JENKS TWP. Tpr. Kathleen Watters of the state police barracks at Marienville reports a 49-year-old male corrections officer was attacked by a known inmate at 11:52 a.m. Nov. 9 at the state prison in Jenks Township, Forest County.

The suspect allegedly used a sharpened object as a weapon. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

I-80 crash

CLARION TWP. Tpr. Ryan Drayer reports Craig M. Kurzawa, 40, Danville, escaped injury at 1:06 a.m. Nov. 12 along westbound Interstate 80 in Clarion Township when he lost control of his 2013 Subaru Impreza and struck roadside guiderails. Kurzawa was wearing a seat belt. He was cited for a traffic law violation.

Vehicle hits tree

JENKS TWP. Tpr. Robert Marshall of the state police barracks at Marienville reports Lori R. Devey, 49, Clarion, escaped injury at 3:12 p.m. Nov. 14 along State Route 66 near Goat Farm Road in in Jenks Township, Forest County, when she lost control of her 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek on the snow-covered road and struck a tree.

Devey was wearing a seatbelt and was cited for a traffic law violation.

Marienville Volunteer Fire department and Clarion EMS assisted at the scene.

‘Click it or ticket' effort underway

PUNXSUTAWNEY State police troopers from Troop C, which includes Clarion County, are participating in the "Click It or Ticket" program through Nov. 18.

If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the motorist will be issued two citations one for the traffic violation and one for the seat belt violation.

During "Click It or Ticket," troopers adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward any violation of the commonwealth's seat belt and child passenger restraint laws.

During "Click It or Ticket," troopers will conduct regulatory checkpoints and child safety seat checkpoints.

Pennsylvania law stipulates children under the age of 8 must be properly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat and children under the age of 2 must be in a rear-facing child seat.

To help parents safely transport their children, state police will conduct free child passenger seat safety seat checks at:

42 to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Clarion Ford along U.S. Route 322 east of Clarion. For appointments call 814-226-1710.

43 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Marienville Volunteer Fire Department, North Forest Street, Marienville. For appointments call 814-927-5253.