The Bellefonte Police Department is expecting to close two streets at 6 p.m. tonight in Bellefonte to prepare for former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s preliminary hearing, police said.
Allegheny Street, from Howard Street to Bishop Street, and West High Street, from Allegheny Street to Spring Street, will remain closed until 12 a.m. Wednesday in order to accommodate media parking, police said.
Police said the residential area by the Centre County Courthouse will remain open for Bellefonte residents to use.
A large number of officers will be stationed near the courthouse to enforce the parking rules, police said.
Police said they are prepared to handle riots in downtown Bellefonte but are not expecting any to occur. They were unable to provide specific details about other safety preparations for the hearing.
Sandusky’s preliminary hearing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Courtroom 1 at the Centre County Courthouse.