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Police Reports from Tunkhannock, Towanda, Gibson and Laporte Barracks


Winery Sign Removed

According to state police at Laporte, somebody stole the “Lopez Winery 2 ½ Miles” sign that was located on Route 487 at Main Street in Lopez, Colley Township, Sullivan County. Readers with information about the theft may call 570-946-4610.

Cars Crash at Well Pad

Christina McWilliams, 22, Dushore, sustained minor injuries when she rounded a corner on Route 220 on July 1 and was unable to stop for two vehicles that were waiting for a tractor trailer to make a left-hand turn into the entrance of a gas well pad in Cherry Township, Sullivan County. Neither of the other drivers nor a passenger was injured. All were wearing safety belts.

Great Bend Man Assaulted

On July 4 at 2:25 a.m., a Great Bend Township man was reported as being struck and knocked to the ground by two people who approached him in his yard at 85 Green Valley Road. He was not seriously injured. Readers with information may call the Gibson Barracks at 570-465-3154.

Burglaries Reported

The Dandy Mini Mart on State Route 858, Little Meadows Borough, was broken into on June 26 at 12:25 a.m. by two people smashing the front door glass. They used a large rock and gained entry, then proceeded to steal items from the store before fleeing.

The Checker Express Mini Mart at the intersection of State Routes 29 and 3004, Springville Township, was broken into on July 1 at 1:35 a.m. After attempting to gain entry by prying a sliding door, the alarm was activated and the suspect(s) fled. Readers can call the Gibson Barracks with information on either of these burglaries.

Vehicle Vandalized

On July 2, between 12:01 and 7 a.m. someone smashed the windows and spray painted obscenities on the side of the man’s vehicle. It was parked at the launch at Dunn Pond Rd. and Mudd Pond Rd., Ararat Township. Readers with information are asked to contact the Gibson Barracks.

Heavy Equipment Stolen

Between June 25 and 29, a two-foot caterpillar-trenching bucket was taken from the old railroad bed off Old Route 11, New Milford Township. Someone backed a pick-up truck into the site and loaded the bucket, then fled.

Charges Filed for Borrowing Truck

A Montrose man reported that Amy Lauren Tompkins, 38, Hallstead, was using his 2006 Dodge truck without his authorization between June 25 and 26. The vehicle was recovered. An investigation is ongoing into the use of this vehicle.




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