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INDIANA

Tree ripped out

Indiana Borough Police Department said someone ripped a borough-planted tree out of the sidewalk along the 1000 block of Philadelphia Street sometime between 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.

Borough officials said the tree was damaged and could not be replanted.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the borough police at (724) 349-2121.

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WHITE TOWNSHIP

Shoplifting

State police at Indiana said an unknown man and woman were captured on video taking a 750 milliliter bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock Spiced Rum from the Fine Wine and Good Spirits store at 475 Ben Franklin Road South and not paying for it on June 8 at 9:30 p.m.

Troopers said the man was captured on video putting the bottle inside a bag the woman was wearing and leaving the store. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Indiana state police at (724) 357-1960.

Theft

State police at Indiana said someone emailed a 52-year-old White Township woman, telling her they were her supervisor and that she should purchase a $500 Google gift card and email it to them. Troopers ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Indiana state police at (724) 357-1960.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

TV, DVD player stolen

State police at Indiana said someone broke through a window into a home along Five Points Road on Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and stole a 65-inch Phillips LED television and a Sanyo DVD player from the residence. Troopers ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Indiana state police at (724) 357-1960.

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP

Tavern gaming

State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement District Office No. 7 at Punxsutawney said Doug’s Place, 21772 Route 286, was cited on Friday with failure and/or refusal to file quarterly tavern gaming returns for periods in July and November of last year and January.

Troopers said the charges would be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose a variety of penalties, from $50 to $5,000 in fines, as well as possible suspension or revocation of a license and/or ordering the licensee to undergo training on the requirements of being a licensee.

Young TOWNSHIP

Tax fraud

State police at Indiana said unknown suspects fraudulently filed a tax return on April 4 through the Internal Revenue Service using a 52-year-old Young Township woman’s information. Troopers ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Indiana state police at (724) 357-1960.

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP

Tax fraud

State police at Punxsutawney said a 30-year-old Punxsutawney man was scammed sometime between midnight Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday into purchasing $1,100 in Walmart gift cards for an unidentified person claiming to work for the company “Speedy Cash” using the alias “Tony Appleton.”

Troopers urge anyone receiving phone calls from unknown numbers asking for Walmart or any other form of gift card to immediately hang up and refrain from making any sort of purchase.