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Police Notes from Towanda, Tunkhannock, Gibson and Laporte Barracks


Police Car Hit While Officer On Duty

State police report that Officer David Williams of the Tunkhannock Township Police Department was hit by another driver while driving a Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser on July 17. According to the report, Williams was reporting to the scene of an incident and had his lights and siren active when Larry Braker, Dyer, AK, struck the cruiser with his vehicle, a GMC Sierra pickup. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. Neither Braker nor Officer Williams was injured. The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. at the intersection of Routes 6 and 29 in Tunkhannock Borough.

Driver Swerves to Miss Deer

Faith Rondinella, 18, Mehoopany, was driving on SR 4002 in Windham Township, Wyoming County, on July 19 when she made an evasive move to avoid a deer in the roadway. It was about 10:30 p.m. when this occurred. Rondinella collided with an embankment and then a tree. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. She was driving a 1999 Saturn SL2.

Mailbox Destroyed

A mailbox, which is federal property of the U.S. Postal Service, was destroyed overnight between July 20-21 along Jenks Road in Eaton Township. Karen Healey, 46, reported the incident to police and the investigation is continuing.

ATV Rider Misses Turn

Peggy Frapp, 49, Tunkhannock, sustained only minor injuries following an accident with her Polaris Ranger ATV on July 22 at 8:05 pm. Police report that Frapp had been operating the ATV along Route 87 in Forkston Township when she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and struck a drainage ditch. The ATV rolled to its side and Frapp was thrown from the vehicle. She struck her head, but her injury is reported as minor by police. She refused medical treatment.

No Injuries When Car Flips

Matthew Seidel, 24, New Albany, was uninjured after he lost control of his vehicle on a right curve on Ambrosius Road in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, at about 6:20 p.m. on July 25. Seidel exited the roadway, hit an embankment, and the car rolled onto its roof. Seidel was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.





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