Local News 8-8-13

Issah

Former Penn State football recruit Zayd Issah waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Centre County court yesterday. Issah faces charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest stemming from an incident that occurred in July during Arts Fest.Issah is due back in court on November 14 and may face trial on the charges. He also faces charges related to an incident last spring when he, along with others, tried to pass counterfeit money at fast food restaurants in Dauphin.The former Central Dauphin standout remains free on $20,000 bail.     

Tire Slashing

State College police are investigating reports of numerous slashed tires on vehicles in the area. Police said at least 15 vehicles in the Boalsburg Area of Harris Township had their tires slashed in the early morning hours on Wednesday. They believe the vehicles were randomly targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact State College police or submit a tip through their website.

I-81

Pennsylvania will get more than 9 and a half million dollars in emergency federal funding to fix Interstate 81 near Harrisburg. The interstate, along with route 322 was closed for a short time in May when a tanker filled with 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel crashed and exploded causing extensive damage to a highway ramp and bridges.

Clery Act

In a meeting at the Centre Daily Times office yesterday, U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson confirmed that the U.S. Department of Education’s investigation into whether or not Penn State failed to follow the requirements of the Clery Act will be made public.

Thompson told the CDT, he does not know when the federal’s agencies report will be complete. The Department of Education launched an investigation into whether Penn State failed to follow the requirements of the act after Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing young boys over a several years.The Clery Act mandates that criminal offenses on college campuses be reported to authorities, and that a warning be issued is a reported crime poses a threat to the campus community.

Parking Restrictions

The “No Parking 2a.m to 6 a.m.” parking restrictions will be lifted from Friday morning through early Monday morning to accommodate those coming into town for Penn State’s summer commencement on Saturday. Enforcement resumes at 2 a.m. on Monday.

The one hour and two hour restrictions will also be lifted at noon on Friday. No Parking Anytime and Lawn Parking will remain strictly enforced. State College Police also remind you that Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Violations will be strictly enforced and parking meters on the streets will remain in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Stalker

A Lemont man who is accused of stalking a 17 year old State College girl waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. David A Adewumi is accused of stalking the girl whom he allegedly developed a sexual relationship with. According to court documents, he also reportedly sat in one of the girls classes at State High this past year and was banned from the building after the student told police she “didn’t feel safe at school.”

The student was granted a protection from abuse order, but charging documents show Adewumi continued to contact her and occasionally run into her. He is being held at the Centre County Correctional facility on $50,000 bail.