Police Calls: Thefts in Young Township, Punxsutawney

state_policeJEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police and Punxsutawney Borough Police responded to the following incidents:

Young Township Retail Theft

State Police say at 1:33 p.m. December 28, 2015, a known male stole a speaker from Walmart in Young Township.

The suspect then proceeded to return the speaker to the store for a gift card, purchasing a lighter, a keyboard, and eggnog with the card.

The total value stolen was $70.47.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Young Township Retail Theft

According to State Police, on December 23, 2015, two males entered Walmart and stole a screen protector.

One of the males returned the screen protector and received a gift card.

He proceeded to use the gift card to buy $10 worth of energy drinks.

The total value stolen was 36.34.

Young Township Theft

State Police say an unknown actor siphoned gas from a 74-year-old victim’s truck.

The incident took place between September 15, and December 20, 2015.

Punxsutawney Retail Theft

Punxsutawney Borough Police report that on Wednesday January 6, officers received a request to respond to Dollar General for a report of a shoplifter.

It was reported to police that a male stole two blocks of cheddar cheese, priced at $5.90 from the cooler and left without paying for the items.

The male entered an orange two-door coupe and fled.

A Pennsylvania registration plate was also provided.

Officers located the vehicle a short time later and observed a male matching the description provided by store employees sitting in the back seat.

The male was identified as Nico L. Harris of Johnstown, Pa.

Harris was taken into custody and the stolen merchandise was recovered from inside the vehicle.

A criminal complaint was filed against Harris at Magistrate Chambers office charging him with Retail Theft.

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