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Sandy Twp Police: disturbances at Walmart, student injures staff, scam call


Sandy Township, PA – Sandy Township Police recently dealt with some disturbances at the Walmart store, assisted with a student at Soaring Heights School that had injured a staff member, and got a report about a scam phone call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.

January 29, 2020

Walmart employees reported that a 49-year-old Reynoldsville woman had been in the store for several hours and was now falling asleep in the vestibule. Upon arrival officers located the woman and were able to get her to leave with minimal problems.

January 30, 2020

A 35-year-old Curwensville man was caught by Walmart employees attempting to take $95.75 worth of baseball cards without paying for them. Charges pending.

False alarm at Kay Jewelers

A 56-year-old Treasure Lake man reported receiving a fraudulent call from someone purporting to be from the Social Security Administration, stating there were warrants out for his arrest, and they needed to verify his social security number and birth date. The man recognized the fraud and hung up on the caller. The Sandy Township Police Department would like to remind residents to never give out personal information over the phone. Reputable agencies will not call requesting that information, nor will any law enforcement agencies call you on the phone to resolve a warrant issue.

Officers received a report of a 14-year-old student who damaged a classroom and injured staff at the Soaring Heights School. Investigation continues.

Officers assisted two tractor trailer drivers in exchanging information after a minor accident in the Pilot Parking lot.