State Police Calls: Retail Theft, DUI, Criminal Mischief

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police responded to the following calls:

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Retail Theft in Young Township

Around 10:28 a.m. on October 9, Punxsutawney-based State Police responded to a report of fraudulent purchases at the Punxsutawney Walmart in Young Township, Jefferson County.

Police say 20-year-old Michael McWhite, of Newark, New Jersey, was subsequently taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

DUI in Oliver Township

Around 1:27 a.m. on October 10, Punxsutawney-based State Police initiated a traffic stop on a 2020 Acura TLX on State Route 36 near Hamilton Markton Road in Oliver Township, Jefferson County, for a moving violation.

Police say the driver, identified as a 21-year-old Punxsutawney man, was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence of controlled substances.

The name of the driver was not released.

Criminal Mischief in Union Township

Around 7:23 p.m. on October 7, Punxsutawney-based State Police received a report of a shed door lock and hinges belonging to a 75-year-old Corsica woman being destroyed at a location on Bubba Way in Union Township, Jefferson County.

The investigation is ongoing.


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