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Theft of trailer investigated in Tioga County…camp burglary probed in Elk County….PSP celebrates 50 years of women troopers….new law allows more outdoors music…..

Tioga County

State police at Mansfield are investigating a theft taking place last Thursday afternoon in Richmond Township. Thieves stole a 2013 black Belmont trailer from Costy’s Used Trucks and auto parts on S. Main street…

Elk County

Pennsylvania State Police Troop C – Ridgway Barracks is investigating a burglary at a camp located at 1069 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway Township, Elk County that occurred sometime between 04/16/2022 – 06/10/2022. .  Unknown actor(s) entered the residence and stole the following: – 12 gauge Benelli shotgun, camouflage coloring, unknown serial number – 30-30 Winchester lever action rifle, unknown serial number – .32 gauge revolver, unknown make, model, serial number – $200 in coins in a purple Crown Royal velvet bag. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to please contact PSP Ridgway at 814-776-6136 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107  All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.


Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) celebrated 50 years of women in its ranks last week by honoring the trailblazers who broke through its all-male barrier and made history as the first female state troopers. Fourteen women graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy with the 31st Cadet Class, the first to admit female cadets, July 7, 1972. Surviving members of the group were invited to a ceremony in their honor at the academy in Hershey.PSP was the nation’s first state police agency to fully integrate female troopers into the regular command structure. Thus, the women of the 31st Cadet Class took on jobs exclusive to men throughout the department’s 67-year history, setting a high bar for female troopers who followed in their footsteps.

Kathryn (Hosmer) Doutt became the first woman in the department’s history to head a bureau when, in 1995, she was promoted to major and assigned to serve as director of the Bureau of Patrol. Five years earlier, Doutt became PSP’s first female troop commander when she was assigned to head Troop K, Philadelphia.

Lucinda Hammond (Hawkins) in 1989 became the first female trooper to receive the Pennsylvania State Police Commendation Medal, one of the department’s highest awards. Hammond and another trooper risked their lives after a fiery tractor-trailer crash near Harrisburg, pulling a trapped occupant out of the truck just before it exploded.

The other women of the 31st Cadet Class are Regina Adams, Jill Bairhalter, Romaine Engle, Judith Galloway, Nancy Lightner, Judith McCarr, Ann Metcalf, Patricia Moe, Kathryn Neville, Mary Connie Rossetti, Doris Sott, and Barbara Wharrey.

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.

A measure championed by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that was signed into law this week gives restaurants, bars, breweries, hotels and clubs more outdoor options for guests.The new law extends a provision of the state’s liquor laws that only allowed for limited wineries to have outdoor amplified sound.Act 67 of 2022 gives the option to all liquor license holders to offer amplified sound, up to 75 decibels, on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.The new law also allows malt or brewed beverages produced by a brewery to be sold to non-licensees and to licensees that sell malt or brewed beverages.The law takes effect immediately.