Man cited in vandalism at State Farm office in Troy
TROY - Troy police have issued a non-traffic citation to a 20-year old Troy man for putting his fist through a window at the new State Farm insurance office in downtown Troy.
According to Troy Police Chief Jarvis Burlingame, the 20 year-old male was intoxicated, put his fist through the window, and suffered some cuts.
The non-traffic citation filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox in Troy identifies the man as Bradley Daniel Bailey of 1781 Sylvania Rd., Troy.
The citation notes that others saw Bailey breaking the window in the incident that occurred at 1:48 a.m. Oct. 2.
The window is now boarded up, until it can be fixed.
Deb Harer, the owner of the office, estimated the damage at $1,000.
Harer said Bailey was taken to Troy Community Hospital and later had to be taken to Robert Packer Hospital, due to his injuries.
Harer said the broken glass took the finish off her coffee table, and cut the fabric of her couch.
Recently, Harer moved her business from 797 Canton St. in downtown Troy to the new location at 1109 West Main St.
It's the former Video King building, next to Moose's Munchies. She made extensive renovations to the building, painting the outside and giving the interior a major overhaul.
The window was broken in the area of Harer's business that she made into an art and photo gallery for local artists and photographers. The other side of the business is her insurance company.
A similar type of incident occurred earlier this year, when a window at Cooke's Pharmacy nearby had been broken.
State police reported that charges were filed against William Charles Harris, 23, of Troy in District Court 42-3-01 for breaking the front window to Cooke's Pharmacy at 4:26 a.m. Sept. 17 in Troy, said state police at Towanda.
Police said the damage to the window totaled $973.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.