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After Kingsley Twp Rollover, Driver Charged w/DUI

An unidentified 64 year old man is charged with driving under the influence.  This after he overturned his vehicle on State Route 666 near Bobbs Creek Road in Kingsley Township, Forest County Sunday morning about 6 am.  The Marienville state police say the man was driving east on Route 666 when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a large rock and overturned coming to a stop on the roof of the car.  Police say the driver was located at the scene and treated for minor injuries.  He was arrested after showing signs of impairment.  Assisting at the scene:  Frank's Auto Body, Tionesta Fire Department and Clarion EMS.  

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Harmony Twp. Indecent Assault Investigation

An incident of indecent assault is under investigation by the Marienville State Police in Forest County.  The troopers report a 13 year old girl reported being indecently assaulted by a known 60 year old man.  Police say the incident happened in a home in Harmony Township, Forest County sometime between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2016.  The investigation continues.  

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Jenks Twp Traffic Stop Leads to DUI, Drug Citation

In Forest County, A Bradford man is faces charges of driving under the influence.  The Marienville state police report while conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at 4958 State Route 899 in near Marienville in Jenks Township Friday night shortly after 7 pm, they had contact with the 25 year old driver of a minivan and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance.  It was also determined the man was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  

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Woman Assaulted at SCI Forest

An alleged aggravated assault on a 31 year old Saegertown woman St.

Patrick's day morning at the Forest State Correctional Institution in Jenks

Township, Forest County is under investigation by the Marienville state

police.  The troopers report the incident occurred when an unidentified

Black non-Hispanic male, 33, of Marienville, physically assaulted the

woman at the prison.  Police say the woman sustained minor injuries to

her face and neck.  Charges against the suspect are pending.  

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Abraxas 1 Escapees Captured

We reported to you earlier this week the escape of three juvenile males from the Abraxas 1 facility in parts of Howe Township and South Forest Street in Jenks Township Forest County.  The Marienville State Police are reporting the three are now captured and in custody.  The troopers are not releasing details of the capture.  The state police reported  Adante Smith 16, of Harrisburg, Damon Ricketts 15, of Newark, Delaware, and Jaami Clark, Jr., 17, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, escaped at 1:30 Sunday morning.  The three are believed to have made their way to the village of Marienville where they allegedly stole a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria belonging to 53 year old Daniel Sharrow of Marienville.  Police say the vehicle was subsequently involved in a one vehicle hit and run crash along Interstate 80 near mile marker 199.  The three are then reported to have fled the scene on foot.  Police listed a second victim at 39year old Shane Kopchick, also of Marienville, but provide no further explanation.  

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3 Escape Abraxas, Steal, Crash Car, Flee on Foot

The escape of three male juveniles from the Abraxas 1 juvenile facility in Forest County Sunday continues.  The Marienville state police are reporting  Adante Smith 16, of Harrisburg, Damon Ricketts 15, of Newark, Delaware, and Jaami Clark, Jr., 17, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, escaped at 1:30 Sunday morning.  The three are believed to have made their way to the village of Marienville where they allegedly stole a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria belonging to 53 year old Daniel Sharrow of Marienville.  Police say the vehicle was subsequently involved in a one vehicle hit and run crash along Interstate 80 near mile marker 199.  The three are then reported to have fled the scene on foot.  Police list a second victim at 39year old Shane Kopchick, also of Marienville, but provide no further explanation.  

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PSP Finds Stolen "Bobcat"

An investigation in Forest County by the Marienville State Police is ongoing into who owns a bobcat construction vehicle discovered along Dead Horse Hollow Road in Jenks Township late Tuesday night.  The troopers responded the location shortly after 9:30 pm and discovered the bobcat was reported stolen out of Pittsburgh from two men there who owned the vehicle.  The case is being handled as one of Receiving Stolen Property.  

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Alleged Jenks Twp Shoplifter Sought by Police

The Marienville state police are on the lookout for a white, male, non-Hispanic, suspected of Retail Theft from a Forest County Kwikfilll gas station Saturday afternoon.  The troopers report they were dispatch on Monday morning to the Kwik Fill in Jenks Township at 42085 State Route 66 to take the report of the retail theft.  They report a male suspect is seen on video surveillance removing several food items from the Kwik Fill store shelves and concealing the items in his pockets.  The male is then shown leaving the store without paying for the items.

 

The suspect is described as average build, approximately 5 foot nine inches, dirty blonde hair formed into dreadlocks wearing black sweatpants and an orange hoodie sweat shirt.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marienville state police at 814-927-5253.

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