Officer Thom Kreidler, of South Abington Police Department, reported an incident involving the discarded head of a buffalo on Dark Regions Road at the July 1 meeting of Ransom Township Board of Supervisors.
“Somebody discarded parts of an animal,” Kreidler said. “The rest of the buffalo is still missing.”
According to a police narrative, the department received a telephone message from the county communications center stating Shirley LaRue, of Clarks Summit, was walking on Dark Regions Road near a wooded area and discovered a severed buffalo head inside a container. According to the narrative, LaRue contacted Township Supervisor Dennis Macheska, who contacted the township road crew to remove the head prior to notifying the police.
Other items in the police report included several speeding complaints, a trespassing complaint, criminal mischief, a request from a concerned resident of Sunset Mobile Home Park to check on a neighbor, an attempted arson complaint at the former Agway building on the 2600 block of Milwaukee Road, a prowler complaint and a domestic dispute.
Several residents complained about vehicles seen regularly racing on township roads and Kreidler agreed to look into the matter.
Connie Flesh, of Ransom Road, mentioned to Kreidler five mailboxes and three street signs were damaged the night before along her road. Kreidler said he received other complaints about the same incident and the matter is under investigation.
In other business, supervisors voted to approve the Horace Davies Subdivision request at its meeting July 1 after receiving recommendations from the Ransom Twp. and Lackawanna County planning commissions and the DEP.
The fire report, road report and other brief staff reports were also given. Rick Notari from Lackawanna County presented items from the county events calendar.
It was noted correspondence was received from PPL advising the company will use a new type of wire connector on the Susquehanna-Roseland project. Implosive splicing, a loud but safe method, according to the company, will be used.
The next township meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5.