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on October 25, 2012 11:00 AM



Indiana police have charged a former Indiana Gazette employee with fraudulently using one of the newspaper's cars and a company credit card for personal trips to northeastern Pennsylvania.

Police said Justin Lloyd, 24, of Indiana, admitted using a Gazette car to drive his girlfriend and her two children to Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 7-9 while he was still employed, and on Oct. 5-7, a week after he had been fired.

On the trips Lloyd used a company credit card six times to charge $188.66 worth of gasoline at Sheetz stores in Indiana, Wilkes-Barre and Brookville, police said.

He was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of an automobile, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and criminal mischief.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov.1.


A female resident of the first block of South 10th Street told Indiana police that at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday she was awakened by a man who had entered her bedroom and touched her leg. She was not harmed.

Police described the intruder as a college-age white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall with an average build.

He had a beard, mustache and brown hair.

Police reminded students and all residents to secure their windows and doors at night.

White Township


A burglar used a window to enter a residence in the East Pike area between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police at Indiana. Jewelry and a black leather purse belonging to Catherine Noga, of Indiana, were stolen. Police said a maroon vehicle with rust was seen in the area.

Derry Township

Man charged

Leonard Jones Sr., 68, of Derry, was charged Wednesday by state police at Greensburg with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and reckless driving in connection with an incident at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 1 on Hillside Drive.

Troopers reported that Jones chased James Fallecker, 21, of Derry, with a vehicle and hit him. Fallecker was not injured.


John Hauser, of Latrobe, reported to state police that a woman climbed out of a truck and took two political signs from his yard along Route 30 at Route 217 at 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

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State police reported that someone stole two assistance checks and an infant's toy on Sept. 27 from Kachin Uggino's residence at 4782 Route 982. A suspect is under investigation but has not been charged. Uggino implicated a former guest who left her home following a disagreement with her.

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