Walker Township man arrested on bench warrant at Nittany Mall

A Walker Township man was picked up on a bench warrant Monday after a report that he was bothering people at a store in the Nittany Mall.

The warrant was out for Timothy Stover, 57, who didn’t show up in court in October for a preliminary hearing on a theft charge, State College police said.

Stover was charged with stealing a license plate from a car at Stocker Chevrolet, 701 Benner Pike in College Township, according to court records. Police said Stover had been using the nearby Office Depot parking lot to park his Suzuki Aerio and sleep in it, and a store manager called the police about Stover on Oct. 11.

When police ran Stover’s license plate number, they found it was registered to a Stocker vehicle and had been reported stolen in late September.

Stover told police he didn’t have car insurance and needed a new license plate. He wouldn’t tell police how he got the plate.