Sandy Township, PA – Police in Sandy Township were kept busy over the last several days, with cases of a runaway 16-year-old girl, a woman who stole a hamster cage from PetCo, and a man whole stole $850 worth of baby formula from Walmart.

December 14, 2019

Officers received a report of a 16-year-old girl who had run away from a Hanes Drive residence. Officers searched for the girl for several hours until they received a tip that she was on the porch of a home along Oklahoma Salem Road. Officers locate the girl who was cold but not hurt. She was returned home to her parents.

A woman reported that while she and her 22-year-old brother where arguing he began knocking over furniture and breaking decorations in her home. Officers handled the situation without incident.

Employees of Petco reported that a woman walked out of the store with a habitat cage for a hamster valued at $37.99, without paying for it. The woman tucked the cage under her coat and when employees asked the woman if she was going to pay for the item, she said no and walked out. Investigation continues.

December 15, 2019

False alarm at Burger King

Officers responded to the old Bon Ton for a report of an open door. Upon arrival officers saw an inner door was open but the outer doors were secure.

A man reported a minor motor vehicle accident at the Falls Creek Sheetz. The vehicles were drivable and there was no injuries reported.

December 16, 2019

False alarm at Taco Bell

Walmart employees reported that a known man left the store with $850 worth of baby formula without paying for it. He came back later and took $279.70 worth of stereo equipment without paying for it. Investigation continues.

A 28-year-old Falls Creek man lost control of his vehicle on slick roads in the area of 119 and Watson Hwy, and crashed into a guard rail. The man and his 23-year-old passenger were transported to Penn Highlands by EMS and the vehicle was towed from the scene.