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Forest City Council Gets Busy
Sidewalk Project A Reality
Courthouse Report
Montrose Gets 706 Project Update
“I Want It Done!"
Gibson Barracks Report


Forest City Council Gets Busy
By Stephanie Everett

Forest City Borough Council met April 5 for what became a lengthy and involved business meeting. First, Secretary Susan Coleman announced that after five years of payments, the borough should be able to pay off a paving loan this month.

Three letters to Council were read and discussed, including a letter from Stephanie Reisch concerning a town-wide yard sale that will be held on May 29 to raise funds for purchasing additional neighborhood watch signs.

Next was a letter from the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania requesting a meeting with the borough council to discuss trail condition and maintenance.

Maryann Corey, owner of the Portable Playhouse requested the closing of the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street on June 19 for a fundraiser to provide an art therapy program to patients in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Council authorized the street closing. Corey also received permission to hold a parking meter painting on May 15 or 16, on the condition that Council could review the designs beforehand. Two Forest City Regional students from each grade will participate, as well as local artists, and supplies will be provided by the Forest City Art Council. “It sounds like an interesting project,” Barbara Mihelc commented.

In order to stem vandalism in Kennedy and Babe Ruth Parks, Council vowed to issue citations to anyone caught in the parks after dark. In the event that violators are underage, their parents will be cited.

Also concerning police matters, Council requested that disturbance reports be logged consistently, with such information as involved parties and apartment numbers listed. Mayor Pat Coles vowed to look into the matter.

Recently, Council has received several complaints about dumpsters being poorly placed or left for an “inordinate” amount of time. Council warned that citations will be issued for dumpsters that are left beyond the thirty-day maximum, as well as for dumpsters that are used for household garbage, rather than construction debris. However, Council pointed out that landlords could contract with waste management for a dumpster specifically intended for household garbage.

A similar matter concerned dumping of garbage bags. Fran Graytock reported that eleven bags had been abandoned on hunting club grounds; the state police resolved the matter. Additionally, on April 5, eight bags of garbage were left in front of the borough garage; that violator also was “tracked down.”

Yard waste pick-up days are scheduled for Thursday, April 22 and Thursday, April 29.

The Lyons Club received permission to proceed with a Main Street clean-up project.

Julie Panek and Mary Ann Riboskin were approved to fill some vacancies on the Kennedy Park board.

Council made a motion to adopt the Susquehanna County and Municipal Emergency Operations Plan, a procedure “for protecting the lives and property of the citizens in the event of a natural, technological, emergency, terrorism event or disaster.”

After searching for a collection agency for delinquent sewer bills, Council selected Portnoff Law Associates as the “best option.” The agency, which specializes in collections, would perform services at no cost to the borough; rather, a fee would be tacked onto the delinquent sewer bills. Council passed a motion to request a contract from Portnoff, and a representative is expected to attend the next business meeting.

Concerning geese eradication efforts, Mihelc stated that Kennedy Park may as well be closed if something is not done about the geese. However, this year Forest City Regional entered an individual contract with the USDA. Last year’s dual contract presented the borough with a maximum cost of $3,700; an individual contract this year could cost the borough as much as $6,532. Council will request an explanation of costs and table the matter until the next meeting. In the interim, the borough maintenance crew will harass the geese in Kennedy Park, and Council will look into obtaining its own permit to treat eggs.

Council received preliminary sewer plans from KBA Engineering. However, the DEP is still reviewing Council’s last letter. A formal response concerning the Part Two Permit should be forthcoming within two weeks.

Council must also contact the DEP about a vehicle on Delaware Street that is leaking oil into a storm drain. Previous efforts to solve the problem proved unsuccessful, and Council determined that there could be no more “dillydallying.”

Robert Trusky, Council president, announced that Forest City was left off the appropriations list for a $2.2M Bradford County Progress Authority grant, reporting that various streetscape projects received priority over Forest City’s mandatory sewer replacement project. Trusky added that he spoke with a representative from Congressman Chris Carney’s office and stated, “I did not buy his line of ‘We did projects according to priority.’” Forest City “truly got a raw deal,” Trusky continued, reminding residents that Forest City has not received one dollar in appropriations from Carney’s office.

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Sidewalk Project A Reality

The Bridging Communities sidewalk project in Great Bend Township and neighboring Hallstead and Great Bend Boros will soon be a reality. At their April 5 meeting, the Great Bend Township supervisors signed work agreements for the project, which is to be completed by June 30.

The roadmaster’s report consisted of equipment repairs, ditch work, filling potholes and keeping the roads passable until spring maintenance can start. The annual spring road survey will be conducted, and bids have gone out for 2010-11 road materials. All three of the supervisors as well as roadmaster Curt Blewett attended a dirt and gravel road spring maintenance class.

A motion carried to approve renewing the annual agreement with Northeast Signal & Electric Co. for maintenance of the traffic signal.

The Conservation District is still accepting projects for a dirt and gravel road grant; several possibilities, Locust Hill and Airport Road were discussed. Application deadline is April 21.

Permits approved included an assessment permit to Kathleen Hinkley and a UCC permit to James and Wanda VanLoom and David Thomas. A subdivision plan for Suzanne Brant and Merle Newman was approved, as was a land development plan for Robert and Mary Jane Squier; a Dollar General store will reportedly be built at the Squier’s site. A driveway permit was issued to David Clemens, and the Game Commission has applied for a GP-11 permit through DEP for Little Egypt Creek on Harmony Road, on the state game lands.

Correspondence included the PA State Association of Townships’ proposed bylaw changes for 2010 and the township’s 2008 annual audit report, which will be advertised accordingly.

The township is still in need of a representative to the Hallstead-Great Bend Joint Sewer Authority and an Emergency Management Coordinator.

And, supervisor Joseph Gaughan reported that the previous Wednesday he had attended the latest regional police meeting, which was mainly for organizational purposes. A guest speaker had been present who was an expert on regional police and, according to Mr. Gaughan, the speaker had stated that HB1500 is almost certain to pass in some form. HB1500 will require that all municipalities have police protection, whether from their own fulltime departments, contracting with neighboring communities, or forming regional forces. Mr. Gaughan said that the next meeting will be held some time in May, at which time participants will be bringing information about what their individual municipalities have budgeted for police coverage. He promised to continue to give updates on the meetings.

The next meeting will be on Monday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

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Courthouse Report
Compiled By Lauren Price Ficarro


Grace S. Merrill (estate) to Roy Frederick Johnson, in Liberty Township for one dollar.

Lawrence T. and Christine M. Oreilly to Bryan L. Nye, in Forest Lake Township for $43,000.00.

Dorothy Lutz, Tracy and Ronald I. Millard and Roderick and Michelle Smith to George R. and Dorothy A. Smith, in Franklin Township for one dollar.

Dorothy F., Michael and Stanley Abbott to Michael and Stanley Abbott, in Bridgewater Township for one dollar.

Robert E. and Corrine F. (AKA) Corinne F. Robinson to Gary A. and David R. Robinson, Sherry Lynne Robinson-Doane and Nancy J. Williams, in Susquehanna for one dollar.

Merab Khiskiadze (AKA) Merab Khiskidze (by sheriff) and Nana Khiskiadze (AKA) Nana Khiskidze (by sheriff) to Citibank, in New Milford Township for $2,462.35.

W & M Marcho Family Farm Partnership to W & M Marcho Family Farm Partnership, in Gibson Township for one dollar.

James (by sheriff) and Ruth (by sheriff) Bunnell to Beneficial Consumer Discount Company (DBA) Beneficial Mortgage Company of Pennsylvania, in Dimock Township for $2,719.18.

Harris B. Savin and Ellen L. Rose to Barry Wiseman and Erika J. Nyberg, in Thompson Township for $149,500.00.

Helen Govlick to Frank Govlick, in New Milford Township for one dollar.

John P., Jr. and Mara K. Kelley to John P. Kelley, Jr., in New Milford Township for one dollar.

Ronald C. Nagy to Nagy Trust, in Silver Lake Township.

Nancy J. Talcott-Nagy to Nagy Trust, in Little Meadows Borough.

Ronald C. and Nancy J. Nagy to Nagy Trust, in Forest Lake Township.

Nancy J. Talcott-Nagy to Nagy Trust, in Little Meadows Borough.

Patricia D. and David M. Harasymczuk and Linda S. and Thomas W., Jr. Teal to Patricia D. and David M. Harasymczuk and Linda S. and Thomas W., Jr. Teal, in Liberty Township for one dollar.

Joseph K. and Rosemarie P. Thomas to Rosemarie P. Thomas, in Lenox Township for one dollar.

Mary Powell (by POA) to Mary Powell (trust), in Liberty Township for $10.00.

Mary Powell (by POA) to Mary Powell (trust), in Silver Lake Township for $10.00.

Edward J. and Mary Jeanette Bryk to Edward J. and Catherine Bryk, in Springville Township for one dollar.

Rosalie B. Clavez to John Stilloe, in Silver Lake Township for $7,000.00.

Alvin H. and Adele J. Griffith to Alvin H., Adele J., Gelnn M. and Francine Griffith, in Auburn Township for one dollar.


Randy Fred Estabrook and Joni L. Jesse, both of Hallstead.

Shane Roy Kelley of Meshoppen and Ruth Anne Oneill of Tunkhannock.

Jason Klingensmith and Cheryl Lynn Elliott, both of Susquehanna.

Frederick Turk Miley and Kristine Elizabeth Sheptock, both of Susquehanna.

Daniel John Burrell and Brittany B. Frederici, both of Forest City.

John Henry Benedict, Jr. and Ruth Ann Treible, both of Susquehanna.

Bernard Gail Kolenda and Sara Marie Zandt, both of Thompson.

George Calvin Barnes and Barbara Alice Kuhnel, both of Hallstead.

Jennings B. Birtch, III of New Milford and Monica T. Campbell of Union Dale.

Justin A. Dixon and Tiffany Jo Spencer, both of Windsor, NY.

Daniel J. Cavalari and Rachel N. Straub, both of Vestal, NY.

Joseph A. Canfield and Kristie Marie Wdowiak, both of Hallstead.

James S. McDonald of Olyphant and Kelly J. Baldwin of Windsor, NY.

Danial Joseph Murphy of Spring Hill, FL and Denise Marie Smith of Bethlehem.

Jack R. Hagadorn and Carol Lee Miller, both of Meshoppen.

Jason L. Faigle and Valerie E. Kingston, both of Springville.


John J. Griffin of Wysox vs. Agnes A. Mathers Griffin of Sayre, married 1997.


The Susquehanna County Domestic Relations Section has bench warrants for the following individuals as of 10:33 a.m. on April 9, 2010.

Antonio L. Alcantara, Duane Aldrich, Erika L. Back, Neeko A. Beahan, David Shawn Blaisure, Joseph Bonavita, Howard A. Burns, III, Darryl M. Chaffee, Deborah L. Drish, Christiopher M. Fiorentino, David J. Fischer, Racheal L. Frisbie, George Graham, David Haines, Jr., John J. Hall, Ceejay B. Halstead, James Karhnak, Erik E. Krisovitch, Lee Labor, Charlie J. Legere, Carlos L. Leiser, Jason Lindquist, Kimberly L. Mershon, Ronald N. Mitchell, Robert A. Muzzy, Shane Nelson, Anthony Neri, Sheri Pabon, James E. Purse, Jesse R. Rhinebeck, Jr., Michelle L. Shepard, Richard D. Shoemaker, Duane Spencer, Timothy A. Taramelli, Christina L. Trayes, Charles VanWinkle, Jr., Keith W. Vroman, Donald L. Welch, Jamie L. Williams, Kenneth L. Wilmot, Jr., Karl D. Zantowsky.

Please contact the Domestic Relations Section at 570-278-4600 ext. 170 with any information on the location of these individuals.

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Montrose Gets 706 Project Update
By Melinda Darrow

Representatives of Penndot and the company serving as design consultants for the 706 project attended the April 5 Montrose Borough meeting to discuss the project and its implications for the town. The part of the project concerning Montrose is slated to run from Owego Street to Brooklyn Rd., a stretch of road approximately 3.5 miles long. If all goes as planned, they will replace some sidewalks and work on curbs, mill and overlay the existing rod. A left turn lane and a new signal will be installed where Main Street meets Public Avenue, and a left lane onto Cherry Street added. Throughout, drainage will be added or brought up to Penndot standards. Public avenue will have diagonal parking on one side. There will be a stretch of roadway, beginning at Turrell Street, where the road widens to three lanes through the commercial district, as a continuous left turn lane. The SR 29 and 1028 intersection will be reconfigured, with a signal. SR 29 east will have three lanes and a 5 ft. shoulder until Old Country Road, where it will again become 2 lanes. Perhaps 30 parcels of land, it was said, may be affected by right of way with this project. Someone queried as to how this would impact the Montrose Restoration Project. It was responded that they would wish to tie it into their plans, though perhaps one section might need to be redone.

A few visitors spoke up unhappily during the presentation. One was upset over the loss of parking, and stated her opinion that the project was only making it easier for the trucks, of which there were already too many, to travel through town. She said that there had been 30 trucks past her house on Easter Sunday. It was also suggested that perhaps another traffic study should be done at Cherry Street, where it had been deemed a traffic signal wasn’t warranted, due to the increased gas traffic. Other potential concerns were where those having only on-street parking could park if there is a curb, and what effect the timeline of the work might have on the 4th of July parade.

The representative said that they could take another look at the parking issues, and might be able to work around the parade. He said that a thirty foot pull-off with a lowered curb might be able to be put in the plans, for those with no parking. When asked, he also stated that they might be able to look into stop signs up Lake Avenue, to slow cars attempting to avoid the construction. The third lane, he stated, was only for turning, not for regular travel. The plans were to be reduced and put on the wall at the council building, so that the public could see them.

An engineer outlined the proposed phases of the plan. He said that there would be two main stages, a widening of the eastbound side (in which the contractor would be responsible for access to businesses) and a second phase working on the westbound side. He stated that they would try to only affect one block of parking at a time through the business district. During off peak travel times, defined by him as 9-4, there may be lane closures with flaggers. A few small additional stages might also be utilized, for the purposes of the 29 intersection final overlay.

There was mild discussion regarding playground mulch. Street foreman Ken DiPhillips requested permission to purchase a special playground mix, valued at 675 dollars. Mr. Sprout, however, pointed out that for 25 cents a yard council could purchase colored recycled rubber instead. It was decided that this option would be considered.

The property at 35 Chenango street has been torn down, it was announced. Shorten Homes had asked, however, if the foundation could be left open. The property is fenced in, to alleviate danger.

Representatives of the Montrose 9th grade class officers attended the meeting to officially make known their interest in a project to clean up the park. They asked what council would think about this, and received applause as their answer. They then asked what they might do. Several suggestions were made: painting the pavilion and tables, working on the volleyball courts, etc. One person suggested that they might create the sign dedicating the walking track as a memorial in honor of Sergeant Arnold. The decision had been made some time ago to name the track in his honor, but a sign to that effect had yet to be erected. The council was asked what they would do to protect the students’ work from vandalism, if they went to all the trouble of fixing things up. It was hoped that with more use at the park, with the track and volleyball courts, the area would better police itself. It was reiterated that anyone seeing improper behavior at the park is encouraged to contact the borough or the police.

The Dawson Geophysical request, from the previous month, was reviewed. This company had permission from several landowners to utilize their land to perform its surveys, but wished permission from the borough to run lines across the roads. Solicitor O’Malley stated that she was not entirely happy with the idea, and had concerns about people getting tangled in the lines in areas of heavy pedestrian traffic. The company’s representative explained that he had left a certificate of their liability insurance the last time he attended the meeting, but he did not know as he had ever even seen the actual policy. Someone asked about performing the process wirelessly, but he did not think this would be practical for this situation. He did state that his company had a backup policy to bypass the borough if necessary, though it would not be what they wanted to do. He also asserted that Dawson Geophysical is not in Silver Lake Township, though various people think they are. This assertion was in response to an inquiry, and the relation of a rumor that a company in that town had their vehicles impounded.

At this point in the meeting several items were tabled until the recessed meeting. A few more items of business were discussed, and then an executive session of some duration was begun. During this time a parking enforcement officer was hired, and Erin Jenner was approved to be the new borough secretary.

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“I Want It Done!”
By Ted Brewster

Councilman Jerry MacConnell dominated the meeting of the Great Bend Borough Council on April 8, providing information on a number of outstanding issues, and provoking a minor flare-up when he insisted on a project he has been championing for some time.

He began with a report on a meeting with representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the highway authority (PennDOT) regarding 3 items of interest to the Borough:

PennDOT has replaced two grates at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Randolph Road, both state thoroughfares, work that PennDOT has, up until now, been trying to avoid.

Mr. MacConnell reported some positive movement on the possibility of creating an emergency exit from U.S. 11 to the Welcome Center on the Interstate. During the flooding of the summer of 2006, a temporary ramp at the Center was the only way out for borough residents, and Council has been trying to get a gateway added ever since.

Mr. MacConnell and the state representatives surveyed the situation on Washington Street which carries water from a sluice under the Interstate. It’s “not a problem now,” he said, but it caused major flooding in the town during the storms of June 2006, and he has been trying to get PennDOT to do something about it ever since. In the end, the state officials declared it a federal problem, since the Interstate is a federal highway. “They’re not going to do anything,” said Mr. MacConnell, and asked that the Borough contact Congressman Chris Carney for help. He might be more willing to do something in this election year.

Next, Mr. MacConnell offered information he had found on the Internet about a mower. Borough maintenance supervisor, Councilman Joe Collins has been researching the replacement of the Borough’s aging lawn tractor for some months; he prefers a Ferris model and brought a sheaf of materials for each Council member. The model he would like to purchase would cost about $10,000 from Andre and Son. But a somewhat smaller model that Mr. MacConnell found on eBay© would be about $4,000 cheaper; the dealer is in Virginia. Mr. Collins will contact the Virginia seller to compare his offering and report back to the board. Council is looking for a larger zero-turn mower, which they suppose will cut the time needed to mow all of the town’s lawns and parks, including the newly-surveyed Benedict property, acquired by the Borough following the 2006 flood and adjacent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park.

Mr. MacConnell reported on the latest meeting he attended on March 31 of a group of area municipal officials who are studying the possibility of a regional police force. The meeting heard from a representative of the state community development office, who estimated the cost of such an operation at about $50,000 per year, depending on the area of coverage and the number of municipalities involved. Mr. MacConnell said that the next meeting would be in May, and that the various boroughs and townships would be asked to provide letters of intent. The group would also be firming up cost figures. The state representative suggested that they begin with a 2-year pilot program.

Mr. MacConnell asked that new seats be installed in the swings at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park.

And he asked that a letter be sent to the Sewer Authority about damage to Spring Street during renovations to the sewer plant. He said the letter should state the Borough’s expectation that the street would be repaired and restored to its original condition when construction is complete.

He also requested that a letter be sent to the parents of a youth who damaged the turf in Greenwood Park stating the Borough’s expectation that the damage would be repaired and the park restored to its condition prior to the incident.

Then, starting off with, “I’m upset about it,” Mr. MacConnell renewed his demand that Main Street sidewalks be edged to remove vegetation that threatens to damage the concrete that was laid down when the sewer was installed. Last year Council approved a motion to get the work done, but the maintenance supervisor subsequently determined that the work was beyond his resources. Mr. MacConnell has since insisted that, once Council decided to do the work, that it should be done. “I want it done!” said he. Mr. Collins will present a plan for the work at the next Council meeting.

The town can expect some more new sidewalks by mid-summer. The long-planned “Bridging Communities” project that hopes to spruce up the U.S. 11 corridor in the Great Bend-Hallstead area, is expected to begin construction shortly with completion expected in late June, and will include new walks along the lower end of Main Street.

Council agreed to hire a Bobcat at $100 per day to clean up winter gravel and debris. And “port-a-johns” will be placed at the parks again this summer.

The town’s new tax collector got Council to pass a resolution that will allow the collection of a $10 fee for returned checks.

Borough Secretary Sheila Guinan reported the purchase of a new Dell computer for $500. The old one saw her successfully through a liquid fuels tax fund audit by the state. She will use the new one to develop a plan for the new house numbers in the town.

And one of the newest Council members, Ruth Loucks reported on planning for Great Bend Days this summer. The next meeting will be on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the fire hall. The committee is trying to find out who the “Centennial Baby” was, and is accepting nominations for the first baby born to a family in the Borough in 2010, the town’s official 150th year. The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) will recognize the anniversary with a plaque, for which they need only a time and place.

The next meeting of the Great Bend Borough Council is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Borough Building at Elizabeth and Franklin Streets.

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Gibson Barracks Report
Compiled By Melinda Darrow


On April 6, at 5:55 a.m., Cheyanne Stone of Hallstead was traveling northbound on SR 171 in Great Bend Twp. when she lost control of her Ford Mustang after falling asleep while driving. The car impacted a dirt embankment and a mailbox, subsequently overturning. It came to a final rest upright partly on the northbound travel lane. Stone exhibited signs of intoxication and was transported to Barnes Kasson Hospital for medical treatment and BAC testing.


On April 4 at 10:00 p.m. an unknown tall male chased two juvenile females from the pond at Montrose Terrace Trailer Park in Bridgewater Twp. Anyone having any information is asked to please contact PSP Gibson at (570) 465-3154.


On April 4, at 3 p.m., three unknown male thieves arrived at a property on SR 858 in Little Meadows and took a Borg Warner Transmission. The perpetrators were seen driving a white Chevy car, perhaps a Monte Carlo.


On April 1, at 2:10 a.m., Melissa Hitchcock of Montrose was traveling northbound on SR 29 in Dimock when her vehicle exited the road to the west and struck a utility pole, coming to a rest in that location. Hitchcock was transported to EMHS in Montrose for treatment.


Sometime between the 30th and 31st of March a concrete bench was damaged at the Gibson cemetery on SR 547. The bench is valued at approximately $500; anyone with information is asked to please contact PSP Gibson.


On March 30 at 5:15 p.m., Jessica Gundel of Towson, MD was traveling north n SR0081 in New Milford Twp. when she lost control of her vehicle on slippery roadways and struck a concrete wall with the front portion of the Honda civic. The civic went into a 180 spin, striking the steel guide rail, again with its front portion. It came to an uncontrolled stop facing south on the west berm. Gundel was not injured; she was utilizing a seatbelt.


On March 30, at 5:30 p.m., Erich Kreyling of Flemington, NJ was traveling south in the left lane of SR0081. Traveling too fast for conditions, Kreyling lost control of his Impreza on the slush covered roadways and struck the steel guide rail with the front portion of the vehicle. It continued to travel south, entering the median and making a second impact with a dirt embankment, where it came to an uncontrolled stop.


On May 30 at 1:50 p.m., Laura Finch of Susquehanna was traveling east on East Lake Road in New Milford Twp. when she lost control of the vehicle on slippery roadways, while approaching a left curve. The escort struck a small tree. Finch was utilizing a seatbelt; it was unknown if she was injured at time of report.


On March 26, at 6:25 p.m., Dennis Robinson of Susquehanna arrived in Great Bend to confront Matthew Tanzini of that town regarding property and threats. Robinson attempted to gain entry into the residence and smashed a window. He fled the scene and was arrested a short time later, being taken to Susquehanna County jail. Charges were filed in District Court 34-3-02.


On March 15, at 11:30 p.m., an unnamed 16 year old male was found to be in possession of a marijuana cigarette and a butane lighter while at school. The incident occurred at the Montrose Jr. Sr. High school, in that town. The boy was arrested, and will be charged criminally in the juvenile court system.


The debit card of Julie Collins from Hallstead was used to purchase items on the Internet, between January 1 and March 26 of this year. Anyone with information is asked to please contact PSP Gibson.


Between October 1 and March 27 the residence of Dorothy Wallace of Clifford was entered, and approximately $99 was removed from within. Anyone with information is asked to please contact PSP Gibson.


On March 26, at 12:45 p.m., Cameron Jones of Valley Stream, NY drove into the median on I81 in New Milford Borough for unknown reasons. Jones' dodge Caliber went down an embankment, crossed a grade, and began to roll over several times. Jones was utilizing a seatbelt; he was not injured.


The roof of a vehicle belonging to Francis Ofsharick of Susquehanna was damaged between January 1 and March 27, it was reported.


Between the 24th and 25th of March, a vehicle belonging to James Mills of Pine City, NY was burglarized. Approximately $9370 worth of specialized gas fittings and hydraulic hoses were removed.


On March 20 an unauthorized debit card purchase totaling $372.90 was made from the debit card of Anthony Polcheck of Great Bend.


On March 25 at 8:12 a.m., Daniel Morgan of Hop Bottom was pulling out from Kents Cross Rd. in Brooklyn, Twp.; Alejandrina Ramos-Velasquez of Scranton was traveling north on SR 167 at that time. Ramos-Velasquez, who had a passenger with her, struck Morgan's vehicle in the driver door area. One of the drivers (which was unclear in the report) was transported to CMC for treatment by Montrose EMS. Hop Bottom Fire responded. High Tech towed both units from the scene. All three were utilizing seatbelt; only one person was injured.

If anyone has information regarding any of these incidents, he or she is asked to please contact PSP Gibson at (570) 465-3154.

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