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Police Reports from Tunkhannock, Towanda, Gibson and Laporte Barracks


Truck Overturns in Dushore

David Rubright, 29, Shoemakersville, suffered minor injuries when the truck he was driving overturned at the intersection of Routes 487 and 87 in Dushore when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the end of Route 87. Rubright was transported via Dushore Ambulance Company to Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Brawlers Hit with Assault Charges

On June 24, two men from New Milford, Wayne David Conrad, 28, and Brent Victor Birtch, 23, along with a third from Hallstead, James Allen Morris, 26, were striking each other. Morris fled to the New Milford Pump -N- Pantry and summoned police. All three had criminal charges filed against them.

Attempted Burglary Investigated

A residence on State Route 547 had three screens damaged on June 11 when someone tried to get into the home. Readers with information may call state police at the Gibson Barracks at 570-465-3154.

Helpful Woman Scammed

On June 23, a Hop Bottom woman received a phone call from someone she thought was a relative in Mexico that was in an accident. The caller requested $4,500 to pay for damage to a rental vehicle, which the woman sent via Western Union and later found out it was a scam.

Church Incurs Theft

Someone stole $60 and a DeWalt cordless drill from the basement area of the Stanfordville Baptist Church, State Route 29, Liberty Township, during a function on the church grounds on June 19 between 6 and 7 p.m. Between June 19 and June 24, a hose to a fuel tank was cut at the same location. Readers with information can call the Gibson Barracks.

Stolen ATV Recovered

An investigation is ongoing into the disappearance of an ATV. On June 22, a Bridgewater man discovered that his 2007 Polaris 500cc ATV was moved from McCullum Road without his authorization. The ATV was later recovered.

Mailboxes Smashed

On June 19, four mailboxes on McCarthy Road, Lenox Township, were smashed at 12:50 a.m. A blunt object was used, and the suspects took off in a car afterward. Readers with information may call the Gibson Barracks.

Cash and Gun Taken

Sometime between March 15 and June 16, someone went to the victim's residence on Tingley Lake Road, Harford Township, and removed cash and a pellet gun. Readers with information can call the Gibson Barracks at 465-3154.

Thieving Worker Not Charged

Between June 14 and 18, an unidentified employee at the Holiday Inn Express, Gibson, was caught stealing from rooms. The employee was terminated, but the Holiday Inn refused prosecution.

Car Thieves Try to Run Over PSP Cruiser

On June 27 at 2:30 p.m., two men who had stolen a car in Forty Fort, PA attempted to elude a state police roadblock by running down PSP troopers and vehicles. According to the report, William Monahan, 27, Exeter, and Zachary Harris, 19, Noxen, had taken a vehicle belonging to a 30-year-old Larksville woman from the Forty Fort area and were driving on Route 29 in Monroe Township when they came upon a PSP roadblock, which had been initiated to capture them. Once Monahan drove over the stop sticks at the roadblock, he swerved toward the first trooper who took evasive action and ran off the roadway. Monahan then turned the vehicle around and struck the other trooper who was in a PSP vehicle near the roadblock location. Monahan and Harris were taken into custody. Monahan is charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, DUI and summary violations. Harris is charged with receiving stolen property, underage drinking and summary violations.

Credit Card Stolen from Factoryville Woman

Geraldine Sharp, Factoryville, told police that on June 4 a credit card belonging to her was stolen. According to the police report, the stolen card was used that same day to buy $3,622 worth of merchandise at the Wyomissing, PA Best Buy store. It was used again at the King of Prussia Best Buy to purchase $879 worth of goods. The investigation is continuing.

Breach of Contract Likely in Coin Caper

Police report that Jeffrey Aronsohn, Tunkhannock, told them he paid someone $1,450 for a coin but that the coin was never delivered. The incident took place between May 8-16 of this year and police are investigating.



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