GANT Police Blotter

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police investigated a fire that occurred at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 16 Wrights Ln., in Burnside Township. Upon investigation, the fire was determined to be electrical and accidental in nature; it resulted from an overloaded circuit. Damage is estimated at $50,000 and the homeowners didn’t have insurance. No injuries were reported, but one dog died in the fire.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about a retail theft that occurred Tuesday at Family Dollar. On-scene officers made contact with a 35-year-old male suspect and found he’d allegedly removed merchandise, then left the store. He was arrested for summary retail theft for the incident.
  • Police received a report Wednesday about a suspicious male at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. According to police, it was learned the male had picked up his wife earlier in the day after her discharge. At the time of the call, he was outside with luggage and banging on windows. He was last seen at the intersection of Leonard and Daisy streets, and officers made contact with him at Golden Rod Storage. Police subsequently identified him as 45-year-old Robert Slayer and discovered he was wanted out of North Carolina for a parole violation. He was subsequently taken into custody and to county jail to await extradition.
  • Police received a report about a possible break-in Thursday on Woodland Road. According to police, two residents had returned home and discovered both front and back doors were open. The interior lights were turned on, the exterior lights were turned off and an item from inside had been put outside. Police say there wasn’t anything taken or damaged. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
  • Police received a report about a disturbance Wednesday at the Edgewood Apartments. According to police, a couple engaged in a verbal argument outside, during which they were screaming and yelling. A male, identified as Justin Grassmyer, 22, of Clearfield was taken into custody on a sheriff’s warrant; he was put in county jail. Grassmyer and the female were both cited for disorderly conduct.
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