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Sandy Twp Police: multiple minor crashes, theft from Walmart, hitchhiking


Sandy Township, PA – Sandy Township Police say they handled multiple minor car crashes recently, along with a theft from Walmart and concerns about a man who was hitchhiking on Rich Highway.


January 31, 2020

A vehicle driven by a 56-year-old Sykesville man failed to stop in time to avoid hitting a vehicle stopped in traffic on SR 119 at Beagle Road. No injuries reported.

A 20-year-old Penfield woman reported that someone damaged her vehicle while it was parked at her place of employment. Investigation continues.


February 1, 2020

Walmart employees reported they witnessed a 44-year-old man taking items from the store without paying for them. The man left the store and was seen getting into a vehicle in the parking lot. When officers arrived on scene the vehicle was traveling toward the exit and was pulled over. The driver and a passenger reported there was another man that had been with them, but had left the vehicle and the merchandise. Investigation continues.

A 34-year-old woman reported that her vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer while she was turning onto Quality Way. Moderate damage and no injuries reported.

Officers received a report of a man walking down the middle of Rich Highway hitchhiking. The man was gone upon officers arrival.


February 2, 2020

A 64-year-old Treasure Lake man reported that while traveling on Clear Run Road he rounded a curve and traveled off the road and struck a tree. No injuries and moderate damage occurred.