State Police at Gibson are investigating the cause of a barn fire on Nov. 25 in Springville Township.

Police say that at 2:20 a.m., a neighbor discovered that a fire was fully engulfing the structure at the intersection of Marcy Road and Whitney Road. The barn eventually collapsed and was consumed by the fire. The fire is suspicious in nature. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570-963-4323.

Tpr. Jeff Winters of the Fire Marshal Unit in the Dunmore barracks is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of identity theft on Nov. 24 in Clinton Township.

Police say that at 9:54 a.m., an 86-year old male from Factoryville was enrolled for Pennsylvania unemployment benefits without knowledge. The investigation is continuing.

Tpr. Gregory Pimm is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock responded to a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 21 in Monroe Township.

Police say that at 9:47 p.m., a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Luke Matocks, 18, of Tunkhannock was traveling north on Route 29 when he traveled onto the east shoulder of the roadway and struck a guide rail near Voyle Road. Mattocks displayed signs of impairment and was transported to Tyler Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. Charges are pending results of a blood test.

Tpr. Luke Jolley is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Laporte responded to a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 20 in Forksville Borough.

Police say that at 8:30 p.m., a 2020 Subaru Impreza driven by Kelly Kramer, 24, of Dushore was travelling northbound on Route 87, and attempted to pass a 2010 Ford F-150XLT driven by Alan Lucarino, 36, of Harveys Lake. Kramer struck the rear of Lucarino’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. The Forksville Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Tpr. Niccolo Cruciani investigated.

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State Police at Tunkhannock responded to a report of public drunkenness on Nov. 20 in Tunkhannock Township.

Police say that at 2:32 a.m., they observed Nioma Bernstein, 48, of Laceyville crawling along Route 6 near the Skyline Motel. Bernstein was heard to be screaming about invisible snakes crawling in the area around her and her car being possessed. She was transported to Tyler Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation. She has been cited with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Tpr. Andrew Hurchick investigated.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a report of a drug possession on Nov. 20 in Franklin Township.

Police say that at 8:14 p.m., Kaci Howell, 36, of Montrose was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Booth Road and Pratt Road.

Tpr. Anthony Spegar investigated.

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State Police at Gibson responded to a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 19 in Lathrop Township.

Police say that at 11:07 p.m., a 2001 Ford Focus, driven by a 17-year old male from New Milford was traveling south on SR 3023 near Nicholson Road just south of SR 2007 when he exited the roadway to the right and struck a utility pole head on. The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. Frontier Communications was contacted due to the utility pole being damaged. Nicholson Fire assisted on scene.

Tpr. Christopher Mitchell investigated.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a firearms violation on Nov. 19 in Harford Township.

Police say that at 9:45 p.m., they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Zyeaire Brent, 24, of Sailsbury, Md., on I-81 South. A search yielded a Smith and Wesson 9mm loaded handgun displaying an obliterated serial number as well as several grams of marijuana and related items of paraphernalia. Brent was taken into custody for firearms violations, as well as possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The front seat passenger, Damont Stevenson Jr., 24, of Cambridge, Md., was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and related items of paraphernalia.

Stevenson was arraigned and released. Brent was committed to the Susquehanna County Jail after being unable to post bail.

Tpr. Michael Maguire is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a report of a drug possession on Nov. 18 in Dimock Township.

Police say that at 7:42 p.m., Wallace Penny, 46, of Hop Bottom was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia after a mere encounter was conducted on his vehicle near the intersection of Elk Lake Road and Campground Road. Charges were filed in this incident.

Tpr. Anthony Spegar investigated.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a report of a drug possession on Nov. 18 in Lathrop Township.

Police say that 4:46 p.m., James Lezinsky, 62, of Hop Bottom was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop was conducted on his vehicle near the intersection of Abington & Waterford Turnpike and Karhnak Road.

Tpr. Anthony Spegar investiagted.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of access device fraud on Nov. 18 in Monroe Township.

Police say that at 1:15 p.m., Robert Longmore, 67, of Monroe Township, discovered his credit card was used to make an online purchase without his permission.

Tpr. Gregory Pimm is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock responded to a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 18 in Eaton Township.

Police say that at 6:15 a.m., a hit-and-run crash occurred on Route 309 at its intersection with Jenks Road. The crash occurred when a Chevrolet Silverado illegally passed and struck the side of a 2011 Ford F-150XLT driven by Frederick Harding, 73 of Meshoppen. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

Tpr. Gregory Pimm investigated.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of a drug possession on Nov. 17 in Eaton Township.

Police say that at 11:20 a.m., troopers were called to a camper on Gravel Pit Lane for a dispute between two males and a female they were both romantically involved with. During the investigation, Jordan Messersmith, 30, of Laceyville, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested on scene.

Tpr. Andrew Hurchick investigated.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a report of a drug possession on Nov. 17 in Springville Township.

Police say that at 1:10 p.m., they conducted a motor carrier inspection on a vehicle driven by Gerald Rought, 61, of Taylor, near the intersection of Claude Avery Street and Route 29. During the investigation, it was discovered that Rought was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.

Tpr. Daniel Kimes investigated.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of criminal mischief that took place between Nov. 16 and 19 in Noxen Township.

Police say that between these dates, unknown actors fired several BB gun rounds into five separate windows at the Noxen Community Center. Unknown actors fled the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570-836-2141.

Tpr. Jeffrey Grimes is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of retail theft on Nov. 9 in Eaton Township.

Police say that at 7:40 p.m., four males used a false payment method to take approximately $2,825 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Hunter Highway. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact 570-836-2141.

Tpr. Jeffrey Grimes is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock investigated a report of a motor vehicle theft on Nov. 15 in Laceyville Borough.

Police say that at 8 p.m., charges were filed against Luke Gana, 26, of Little Meadows, after he is alleged to have stolen a 2016 Ford Focus belonging to Bruce Masteller, 67, of Springville.

Tpr. Andrew Hurchick investigated.

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State Police at Dunmore investigated reports of assault of a minor that took place between Nov. 8-Nov. 20 in Nicholson Township.

Police say they are currently looking into an alleged assault of a 1-year old male from Nicholson that took place on Taylor Lane. The investigation is ongoing.

Tpr. Jeffrey Sokso is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Gibson investigated a report of theft that took place between Sept. 21-27 in Auburn Township.

Police say that a 79-year old female from Meshoppen, reported that her Poulan chainsaw and Log Puller were stolen from her open air garage. This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570-465-3154.

Tpr. Christopher Mitchell is continuing the investigation.

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State Police at Tunkhannock conducted a vehicle search on Sept. 18 in Kingston Borough.

Police say that at 6:55 p.m., they conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of South Wyoming Avenue and United Penn Plaza for a violation of the traffic code. No arrests were made.

Tpr. Gregory Pimm investigated.

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