October 21, 2013 10:50 AM



A group of men has been caught stealing pumpkins from residences, according to borough police.

An eyewitness reported an attempted theft around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The individual calling about the incident told police that she saw man trying to steal a pumpkin from the front porch of a residence in the 500 block of Locust Street. When the caller yelled at the suspect, the man fled by vehicle.

After being given a description of the suspect, his vehicle and its license plate number, police searched the area. Officers found the car parked behind a residence in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue.

Seven men were then stopped and questioned in relation to the thefts, police reported. The men were not identified.

Thirteen pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns were recovered, according to police, who noted that one of the pumpkins found had the name “Kada” written on the top.

Police said they want to return the pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns to their rightful owners. They ask that anyone whose pumpkins or jack-o’-lanterns were stolen Sunday night to call (724) 349-2121.


Criminal mischief

Someone threw rocks against the front door of a residence around 8 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Chestnut Street, according to borough police. No additional information was provided. Anyone with information can call (724) 349-2121.



An unknown person stole tools belonging to Douglas Charles Griffith, 45, of Mahaffey, sometime between 9:30 a.m. Oct. 10 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17, from a garage on Banner Ridge Road, state police at Punxsutawney said.

After forcibly entering Griffith’s garage, the suspect removed several pieces of plywood from the walls and took tools, a shelf and a work bench. The estimated value of the items is $1,450, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (814) 938-0510.

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