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Police responded to a reported active assault on Chase Street in Kane Boro Thursday Sept. 19. The investigation is ongoing.


State Police are investigating a reported theft that occurred in Wetmore Township on Sept. 16 and 17. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police.


During a routine patrol on Carlson Lane in Liberty on Saturday, Sept. 21, troopers observed a motor vehicle commit an alleged traffic violation. Upon investigation the driver was found to be operating the vehicle under the influence. The operator was placed under arrest. Charges are pending blood results.

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Police responded to an incident on Main Street in Otto Township Sept. 21. Upon investigation it was discovered an altercation resulted in damage to the passenger door of a Nissan Kicks. The investigation is ongoing.


Duane Schmader, 74, of Leeper, died from injuries sustained in an accident on Route 6 in Hamlin Township, Saturday, Sept. 21. Schmader was traveling west, in a 2017 Chevrolet Trax, when his vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a 2007 Honda CRV operated by Emily Dissen. A passenger in Schmader’s vehicle was transported to UPMC Kane with suspected minor injuries. Dissen was transported by medical helicopter to a hospital for further treatment.