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April 16, 2010
Vol. 51 No. 20

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Lottery phone scam discovered
According to police reports, there is a phone scam in which a caller states that the receiver has won an international lottery for a million dollars and a new car. The receiver is then requested to send money to cover various fees, taxes, and assorted other costs to receive his or her winnings. Citizens are asked to not respond to the call and to hang up.

Alcohol causes man to drive into ditch
On Sunday, April 11 at 2:44 a.m., Ezra C. Ellis, 37, was accused of driving a 1997 white

Dodge Ram work van into a ditch while under the influence of alcohol, according to the police reports.

Troopers found the accused to be under the influence of alcohol at the scene.
Ellis was arrested for DUI and will be placed in Snyder County prison.

Man accused of assault, burglary
Andrew Catherman, 36, was accused of simple assault and burglary at 9 p.m. on Sunday,

April 11, according to the police blotter.
Catherman entered a Middleburg resident's home and began to choke a second Middleburg resident.

Woman killed in car accident
A fatal car crash occurred on Reservoir Hill Road in Washington Township on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:42 p.m., according to police reports.

Tina Kantz, 37, was killed in the accident when she failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway, due to the car's high speed. The car went out of control and crossed over into the east side of the road before rolling onto the driver's side.

Kantz was pronounced dead at the scene, and passenger Andrew Kantz, 43, was life-flighted to Geisinger Medical Center with severe injuries. The other passenger, Justin Watson, 27, suffered minor injuries.

Minor runs away from aunt's home
On Wednesday, April 14, a 16-year-old girl ran away from her aunt's house on 2000 Blk of Stull Rd. in Snyder County at 1 a.m., according to police reports.

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