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Sandy Twp Police: boat scam, crash with tractor-trailer, wallet stolen at Walmart


Sandy Township, PA – Sandy Township Police got a report from a 69-year-old Treasure Lake man who had lost money after falling victim to a phone scam involving the purchase of a boat. Also within the past few days in Sandy Township, an 85-year-old Rockton man suffered minor/moderate injuries after colliding his vehicle into a tractor-trailer. Sandy Township Police also say they received a report from a 72-year-old Troutville woman who says she was bumped into by an unknown woman in Walmart, who she believes took her wallet.




January 13, 2021

False alarm at CNB Bank

False alarm at a Treasure Lake residence.

A 69-year-old Treasure Lake man reported that he was contacted by an unknown male who wanted to purchase a boat he had listed on Craigs List. The middle eastern sounding male offered to pay him more than the list price, if he would cash the check he sent, and send back the excesses. The man took the check to the bank who informed him it was a scam.

A 42-year-old woman reported that following a verbal argument over a play station, the dispute with her 31-year old boyfriend turned physical with pushing and shoving. Both the parties were separated upon officer’s arrival. The situation was handled without incident.


January 14, 2021

A vehicle driven by an 85-year-old Rockton man collided with a tractor-trailer driven by a 47-year-old DuBois man. The passenger vehicle traveled off the road and over a bank. The Rockton man received minor to moderate injuries and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

A 72-year-old Troutville woman reported being bumped into by an unknown woman while in Walmart, who she believed took her wallet.