DuBois, PA – DuBois City Police handled a wide variety of calls recently, from a man dumping urine on a city street, a suspicious safe that was left near the hospital, a woman whose mother’s identity was possibly stolen, and a group of children throwing things off of a roof.
Police received a complaint of urine being dumped on North Court by a man. Upon arrival, there was an obvious wet spot on North Court just past the questioned driveway. Police could smell urine in that area and made contact with the man. He stated that it was a chemical compound he was using to take rust off his vehicle. The man was told that it is illegal to dump any chemicals as well. He was also advised of the health concerns associated with human fluids being dumped on the City streets. Cleared without further incident.
While on patrol, officers noticed a vehicle with an expired plate. A traffic stop was initiated on Hayes Ave. where officers made contact with the driver. Police noted an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The man was hesitant and shaky, and his eyes appeared bloodshot and pink in color. Police confiscated a can containing drug paraphernalia and marijuana. The man was requested to exit his vehicle and perform a battery of standardized field sobriety testing. The tests were administered, and he was detained for suspicion of DUI as a result of marijuana ingestion. He was transported to the DuBois City Police Department where his mother was contacted and he was subsequently released to her.
A woman stopped at the DuBois City Police station to report that her mother’s identity may have been stolen. She had received two separate benefit checks from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. One check was issued for the amount of $4,800.00 and the other $1,560.00. The woman’s mother has never worked and would not be eligible for such benefits. Sen. Gabler’s office was contacted. This is a new scam going around and the checks are being sent around the Commonwealth. The checks also have a disclaimer to send the checks back if you are not to receive the payment. The return address is not a valid address for the Department of Labor. The checks are being sent back to the proper address as advised by the PA Treasury.
Police were dispatched to 535 Sunflower Dr., for a report of a violent patient in the adult Behavioral Health Unit. Upon arrival, contact was made with nursing staff and the patient who was vulgar and confrontational, but sat on the couch and made non-aggressive movements. Nursing staff was able to administer prescribed medications without incident and officers cleared the scene.
Police were dispatched to 100 Hospital Ave for a report of a suspicious situation. The hospital reported that a large safe was deposited in the grassy area near the front doors. Upon arrival it was determined that a patient had been picked up and the driver did not have room for the safe and the patient so the safe was emptied and left in the parking lot. After learning this, DuBois City Police officers opened the safe and found it empty. No further action needed to be taken.
Police responded to a report of a group of children on the roof of 132 S. Brady Street throwing things off. Police made contact with the juveniles and discussed the dangers of doing such things. No further action was taken.