DUBOIS – The Sandy Township Police Department arrested two DuBois women after catching them attempting to steal a traffic control device.
On Wednesday evening officers from the Sandy Township Police Department were conducting a traffic study funded through the Smooth Operator program. Smooth Operator is a state program that targets aggressive drivers in specific areas. The program provided departments that enlisted with a speed timing device call ENRADD to use during enforcement details.
The ENRADD system is a highly innovative and costly piece of equipment, according to the police department.
As officers were running the detail on state Route 219/South Brady Street a vehicle was observed driving by the ENRADD equipment three different times at a slow speed. A Sandy Township officer was watching from 30 yards away as the vehicle stopped and a woman exited the vehicle, picked up the ENRADD and attempted to flee the scene. The officer that was observing was able to stop the vehicle before it left the scene.
Megan Haag, 20, and Danielle Kenawell, 21, both of DuBois, were arrested and charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and are awaiting their preliminary hearings.