Local News 7-31-14

Meth Hearing

A Centre Hall man who is accused of making methamphetamines in a shed as well as facing felony possession of a firearm charges and several misdemeanor counts waived his preliminary hearing in Centre County Court yesterday. Duane Lee Custred was charged after police responded to a domestic dispute in which he threatened to shoot and kill multiple family members. Upon further investigation on the property, police discovered that he was also making methamphetamines. Custred remains in the Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 straight bail.

Underage Driver

A 12 year old Osceola mills girl and her 21 year old passenger were cited for “numerous violations” after a car crash on July 17. According to the Centre Daily Times and State Police at Philipsburg, the underage driver was heading north on State Street in Rush Township when she lost control of the car while going around a left curve, striking an embankment, and eventually several small trees and shrubs. Police said both received minor injuries in the crash, while another passenger, a 9 year old Philipsburg girl, suffered major injuries. 

Burglary Trial

A Port Matilda man who burglarized a gun shop is heading to trial. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said Jesse Orndorf waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. Orndorf is accused of stealing 21 handguns and one long gun from Nolls Gun Shop on Penns Valley Road in Spring Mills on October 21, 2012. 

Huntingdon Drug Sweep

31 people are facing drug dealing-related charges after agents and several police departments conducted a street-level drug sweep in Huntingdon County yesterday. The suspected dealers are accused of dealing a number of drugs such as heroin, marijuana and ecstasy. Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the sweep was conducted through the county as a result of a two year investigation that involved her office, the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s Office and state and local police.

PLCB Lowers Fee

The Pennsylvania Liquor Board voted unanimously yesterday to lower the license fee of a Tavern Gaming License from $2000 to $500.According to a press release, the new fee structure applies to all new Tavern Gaming License applicants and to three applicants who have yet to pay the license fee.

Arts Fest Recycling

This years Arts Fest saw a very successful recycling effort, according to a release from the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. Approximately 4000 lbs of recyclables were collected during the 4 day Central PA Festival of the Arts, an amount nearly 10 times higher than last year.

Road Work

Weather permitting; the State College Borough Public Works Department will continue street maintenance on East Marilyn Avenue between Science Street and University Drive today and tomorrow. Work will take place from 7:30-5 and motorists are asked to take an alternative route and/or expect delays.