Passenger ejected in Cherry Township crash

A passenger was ejected from a vehicle during a recent motor vehicle accident on state Route 487 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, police said.

Luke M. Higley, 25, of New Albany was driving the vehicle north on Route 487 at 10:16 p.m. on Sept. 3 when he lost control of the vehicle, which went off the east side of the road and struck a rock, police said.

The vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Echo, then rolled over several times, police said.

Higley's passenger, 24-year-old Jesse Richart, was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side, police said.

Higley and Richart were both transported by ambulance to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said.

Higley was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, recklessly endangering another person, and related charges, police said.

Neither Higley nor his passenger were wearing a seat belt, state police at Laporte said.

Burglary occurs in Wilmot Twp.

Someone forced their way into a shed on Sowden Road in Wilmot Township by cutting off the lock, police said.

Stolen from the shed were two sets of tree stand climbing sticks, a camouflage ground blind and deer feeder, police said.

The shed belongs to a 57-year-old New Albany man, police said.

The burglary occurred sometime between Aug. 17 and Aug. 25, state police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186.

ATV stolen in Tuscarora Twp.

Someone recently stole a Yamaha Blaster ATV from a residence on Clapper Hill Road in Tuscarora Township, police said.

The ATV belongs to a 20-year-old male, police said.

The ATV, which is blue and has a black seat, was stolen sometime on Sept. 3 or Sept. 4, state police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Towanda at (570) 265-2186 or 1-800-4-PA-TIPS.

"Names not required, just your information," the state police said in a press release that they issued about the theft. "Anonymous tips may pay up to $2,000."