New York Motorcyclist Injured in Pine Township Crash

August 20, 2013

New York Motorcyclist Injured in Pine Township Crash - Montoursville State Police say a 50-year-old woman sustained moderate injuries while she was a passenger on a motorcycle over the weekend. Trooper Paul McGee said Susan M. Templar, of Elmira, NY, was riding on a 2002 Harley-Davidson Heritage operated by Guy Templar, 52, on Sunday at 4 p.m. As Templar was negotiating a left curve on Little Pine Creek Road west of Carson Road, a deer stood in the roadway. Templar swerved to avoid hitting the deer and proceeded down a 30-ft. ditch, McGee said. Both occupants were wearing helmets, although McGee noted the helmets were used improperly.

State police also responded to the following emergencies:

  • Aug. 17, 3:04 p.m., attempted suicide by a 57-year-old female on Exchange Road, Moreland Township. Trooper Troy Hansen said the woman took an unknown number of pills and cut her left wrist; she was found by her husband in the living room of her residence. She was treated by medical personnel on scene and transported to Geisinger Medical Center, where she was admitted under the Mental Health Act and treated for minor injuries, Hansen said.
  • Aug. 17, 10:35 p.m., one-vehicle accident on Route 44 in Watson Township. Brooke Letterman, 28, of Jersey Shore, sustained moderate injuries after she was negotiating a left-banked curve in the roadway. The vehicle crossed over the double yellow line and began to rotate in a clockwise direction, traveling across the oncoming lane and striking a tree off the roadway. Letterman was pinned in the driver's seat and required extrication by EMS; she was life-flighted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Trooper James Doane said.
  • Aug. 17, 4:30 a.m., a vehicle operated by Bradley Poust, 19, of Muncy, was traveling southbound on Walters Road in Moreland Township. Trooper Daniel Kozak said Poust lost control of the vehicle while attempting to negotiate a left curve, traveling off the road and crashing into a tree. Poust was not injured, Kozak said.
  • During the overnight hours of Aug. 16, entry was made into a garage owned by John Lapp, 62, of Allenwood, at 15878 South Rt. 44 highway in Washington Township. Numerous tools, which consisted of a Stihl chainsaw, Dewalt framing nailer, Pasiode framing nailer, Dewalt 18 volt cordless tool kit, Skill circular saw, three Dewalt 18 volt batteries and a Dewalt 20 volt circular saw were removed. Lapp is offering a reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest or the recovery of the stolen tools Trooper Brandon Schrawder said. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570.368.5700.
  • Aug. 16, 11:15 p.m., an unknown make and model vehicle drove into the yard at 6699 Route 44, Limestone Township, causing minor damage to the yard, Trooper Schrawder said.
  • Durng the overnight hours of Aug. 16, the rear car window of a vehicle owned by Christine Hornberger, 45, of Clayton Avenue, was shattered while parked in front of her residence, Trooper Martin said.
  • Aug. 12, 7 p.m., a domestic dispute between two individuals at 55 Swamp Alley, Muncy Creek Township, Trooper Schrawder said.
  • Aug. 10, 1 p.m., on Tinseman Avenue, a 32-year-old female from Williamsport approached Joseph Coleman Jr., 32 of Williamsport in order to get her key from him. Coleman allegedly shoved the victim down the stairs, grabbed her hair and punched her in the face, Trooper Daniel Switzer said. The victim was able to get away from Coleman and sought treatment for her injuries at the Williamsport Hospital.
  • July 26, between 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the residence was entered of Dallas Evano, 28, of 2701 Lycoming Creek Road. Trooper Daniel Switzer said a pair of pants was stolen from the residence.
  • July 26, 6:30 p.m., Tinamarie May Wheeler, 50, of Williamsport, assaulted Robert E. Rodgers, 69, also of Williamsport, with a knife while both were at 2075 Sheridan St., Williamsport. Trooper Hoffman said Wheeler was arrested and charged with simple assault.
  • July 16, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., a case of identity where an unknown person used the personal information of a 46-year-old Trout Run female, whose address is 5600 Rose Valley Road, Gamble Township. The information was used to open up three accounts with Sun Trust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Trooper Paul McGee said the accounts were immediately shut down by the bank upon discovery of irregularities.
  • July 7, 7:30 p.m., John Alexander, 30, of Muncy, and an unnamed individual, got into a verbal argument while both were at 6411 Armstrong Road, Clinton Township. Alexander then struck the victim in the face during the argument, Trooper Johnathan Buynak said.
  • During the overnight hours of July 5, a loveseat was removed from a rear patio area at 1652 Randall Circle, Loyalsock Township while the resident, Angie Hamilton, 29, was away from home, Trooper Johnathan Buynak said.
  • July 4, arguments and threats throughout the day occurred between Ben Stakhouse, 36, of 2439 Route. 239, Unityville, and Sheila Koffel, 43, of 2479 Ole Berwick Road, Bloomsburg. The situation between them escalated to a domestic altercation at Stackhouse's residence between 10:30 and 11 p.m., Trooper Johnathan Buynak said. Both had harassment charges filed against each other.