Armed woman scares off burglar

A 75-year-old woman grabbed her shotgun and chased off a burglar from her home early Monday morning.

Carole Motsko, of Ararat Twp., was awaken from her sleep by banging noises in the downstairs of her May Rd. home at about 1:30 a.m. on March 24.
She dialed 9-1-1, then retrieved her shotgun.

An unknown, white male with a thin build confronted Motsko at the bottom of the stairs.

She yelled a warning to the man, and he fled from the residence with the elderly woman’s purse which contained money.

The investigation by Tpr. Alan Deutsch is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP, Gibson at 570-465-3154.

  • Capt_Bogart

    Getting to be common in Susquehanna County. A revolving door
    with drugs attached, I bet. When will law enforcement and the Judicial System
    clean up Susquehanna County.