Equipment stolen from Tioga County gas pad…catalytic converter stolen in Tioga, PA….Morris woman victim of ID theft…..Theft of cash at Mansfield Walmart probed…Labor department releases October unemployment rates….

 Tioga County

State police at Mansfield are investigating the theft of four Deep-Cell Batteries owned by Repsol USA of Horseheads, NY from a natural gas pad on Jones Lane in Ward Township between April 1 and November 25. The batteries are valued at $1200. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151.

A catalytic converter was ripped out of a 2000 GMC owned by a 64 year old Tioga, PA man on the morning of November 19 while it was parked on Limerick Lane. The part is valued at $500.

A 47 year old Morris woman is the latest victim of identity theft. State police at Mansfield report someone opened a Verizon account in the victim’s name without her knowledge between November 16 and 29.

A theft occurring Monday afternoon at the Mansfield Walmart was investigated by troopers at the Mansfield barracks. A 29 year old Lawrenceville woman told police she left her wallet in the restroom and walked out. When she returned, the wallet was still there but the money, about $89  had been taken.

Elk County

Both drivers escaped injury in a collision occurring back on November 15 in Fox Township. State police said the collision occurred when John Granger of Ridgway was trying to cross the Million Dollar Highway from the Walmart Parking lot to the Getgo station across the road. While attempting to cross, the green light changed to solid red. Alec Meyer of Kersey was traveling north on the Million Dollar Highway when Granger went through the red light and collided with Meyer’s Dodge Ram pushing it to the right side of the northbound lane.  Granger’s Nissan Rogue stopped in its own lane on the highway.

Potter County

No information was available at news time regarding a vehicle crash near North Coudersport Thursday morning. Coudersport volunteer emergency services responded.


Briefly in other news. The state labor department has changed its reporting method so we are unable to

give you comparisons of September and October. However, the department says Potter County’s and McKean County’s jobless rate in October were both 4.8%; Elk County was 3.7%; Cameron, 5.1% and Tioga, 4.4%. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for the period was 4.0%. Adams and Cumberland Counties tied for first place with a jobless rate of 3.5% while Philadelphia County came in last at 4.9%.The national rate held steady at 3.7%.