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Teen Accused of Pouring Sugar in Gas Tank, Throwing Paint on Vehicle in Sligo

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

police-redSLIGO, Pa. (EYT) – A 19-year-old woman is facing charges after she allegedly damaged a vehicle in Sligo Borough by pouring sugar in its gas tank and throwing paint on it.

According to court documents, the New Bethlehem Police Department filed criminal charges in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office on January 3 against 19-year-old Sherrie M. Williams, of Grove City.

Officer Hawk, of the New Bethlehem Police Department, began his investigation on November 1 concerning the crimes.

According to a criminal complaint, Officer Hawk was contacted by the victim who reported that someone had poured sugar in the gas tank and threw paint on her vehicle located on Bald Eagle Street, in Sligo Borough, Clarion County, sometime between October 31 and November 1.

The victim stated that she believed Sherrie Williams “had something to do with the incident,” the complaint states.

Sherrie Williams was contacted regarding the incidents, and she arrived at the New Bethlehem Police Department around 7:00 p.m. on November 5 and was interviewed by Officers Hawk and Clark.

According to the complaint, Williams denied having any knowledge of the crimes.

Officer Hawk explained to Williams that he had video footage of the person committing the acts and that she needed to be completely honest.

Willams consented to a polygraph test.

During the interview on November 5, Officer Hawk told Williams that “it would be a lot better for her if she was honest about the situation.” She allegedly admitted that she had done it, it was out of anger, and she had to get back at her (the victim), the complaint states.

Williams submitted a written statement indicating that she had dumped sugar in the gas tank and threw paint on the hood of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

The total damage amounted to $800.00.

A preliminary arraignment on the following charges is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 16 in front of Judge Miller:

- Criminal Mischief-Damage Property, Misdemeanor 3 (two counts)

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