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Police news – May 8

Counterfeit bills

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Borough Police Department is investigating three incidents where counterfeit money was used for retail purchases.

The incidents took place on Wednesday at three separate businesses in the downtown Bellefonte area. In all three cases a male suspect presented a counterfeit $50 to pay for small items. In one case after paying with a fake bill, he requested change for another $50 bill. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6-foot-2, thin build and wearing a black COVID protective mask.

The Bellefonte Police Department reminds all retailers/business owners to check all U.S. currency using appropriate detection pens. If anyone has any information regarding the case to call 1-800-479-0050.

Additionally, the Bellefonte Police Department is asking all business owners to check their cash deposits for the week if they have not already done so. Report to law enforcement any currency that appears to be altered or not genuine.

Criminal mischief

SNOW SHOE — State police at Rockview investigated a case of criminal mischief that took place around 2:25 a.m. on March 28 in Snow Shoe.

According to police, the incident took place along Meadow Street in Snow Shoe. Police say that a 35-year-old Snow Shoe man caused property damage. The property is owned by a 44-year-old Snow Shoe woman.

The man allegedly damaged a white exterior fence valued at $200 and a rear window valued at $300. Police say he was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the incident.

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