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Sandy Twp Police: home break-in, safety concerns, bear


Sandy Township, PA – In Sandy Township, police says they’ve handled plenty of cases over the past week, including a possible wanted woman inside the Walmart, a home that was broken into with no known suspects at this time, a man who was worried about his girlfriend’s safety after she sent him suicidal messages after an argument, and a bear that was seen near Keen Trailer Court.

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June 12, 2020

Officers received a report of a possible wanted person inside the DuBois Walmart. The woman was gone prior to officer’s arrival.

A 58-year-old Hanes Drive woman reported that a package that per tracking was reportedly delivered with her mail, which was also missing. Investigation continues.

A 32-year-old DuBois woman reported an estranged woman was sending her harassing messages. Officers handled the situation without incident.

A woman reported losing her wallet at Walmart.

June 13, 2020

False alarm at Staples

Officers received a report of a house broken into on Bee Line Highway. The owner of the house had gone to check on the vacant property and found a door open and the inside disheveled. No suspects at this time.

Walmart employees reported that a 56-year-old Maryland man failed to scan $31.19 worth of merchandise when going through the self-checkout. Charges pending.

A Reynoldsville woman reported her daughter lost her wallet possibly at TJ Maxx.

Hampton Inn employees reported the odor of marijuana coming from one of the guest rooms.

While attempting to turn into Save A Lot, a 66-year old-DuBois woman turned into the path of a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old DuBois woman, causing the two to collide. Minor injuries were reported and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

A 32-year-old S Eighth St man reported that he and his 32-year-old girlfriend from New York had been arguing all day and she refused to leave. The woman left prior to officers arrival but the man told officers her was concerned for her safety, since she had sent suicidal messages to him via text message. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was put out for the woman who was eventually located and showed no signs of distress.

June 14, 2020

Officers received a report of a large black bear in Keen Trailer Court. The bear was gone prior to officer’s arrival.