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March 13, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 17

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Speakers, navigation system stolen from car

On Tuesday, Feb. 24 between 3 p.m. and 6:10 p.m., an unknown individual(s) broke into a car in the Sears parking lot at the Susquehanna Valley Mall. According to the police report, the car belongs to Kannon Talbert of Selinsgrove. The individual(s) broke the driver's side window and stole an amp box containing two 12" kicker speakers and a Sony Explode amplifier. A Garmin 205 Nuvi GPS was also stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Selinsgrove.

Attempted theft at market in Shamokin Dam

On Sunday, Feb. 22 at approximately 4:38 p.m., Gladys V. Ortiz, 24, of Selinsgrove, Pa., attempted to steal groceries from ALDI's Grocery Store in Shamokin Dam. According to the police report, Ortiz was charged with summary retail theft for attempting to steal $53.35 worth of groceries.

Driver rear-ends vehicle, injuries suffered

On Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 3:10 p.m., a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Clarence H. Shirk Jr., 55, of Lewistown, struck the rear of a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Sandra A. Gaskins, 66, of Selinsgrove. Gaskins was stationary while trying to turn left when Shirk failed to stop and struck the rear of Gaskins' vehicle. According to the police report, Gaskins' car had severe rear-end damage and Shirk's car had severe front-end damage. Gaskins suffered a minor injury and was taken to Evangelical Hospital by ambulance. Shirk suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center.

Out-of-state driver loses control of bike

On Monday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m., Brandon H. Cumberledge, 35, of New Martinsville, W.Va., lost control of his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 600 motorcycle. According to the police report, Cumberledge was wearing a helmet and sustained an injury.

Woman paid for undelivered items

On Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, Rebecca Kerstetter, 54, of Port Royal, ordered various items from an individual and payed in-full. According to the police report, Kerstetter still has not received her merchandise and the individual has not responded to her numerous attempts to contact him/her. The case is still under investigation.

Vehicle slid off roadway into utility pole

On Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6:09 p.m., Tony L. Swartz, 23, of Richfield, lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The car struck a utility pole and was severely damaged. According to the police report, the pole was not damaged, but power was knocked out to surrounding residences. There was also a 16-year-old juvenile riding in the car with Swartz, who suffered a minor injury.

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