April 17, 2022: at about 5am the Greenfield Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a vehicle fire endangering a structure on Willard Road in Newton Lake area. The vehicle was destroyed and the structure sustained significant damage. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the fire was intentionally set. On May 13, 2022 the following subject was charged with crimes related to the incident.
SUBJECT: Margaret SHAFER W/F 59 from Greenfield Township
CHARGES: Arson 2 counts, Criminal Mischief 2 counts, and Dangerous Burning 1 count
Shafer was arraigned and incarcerated in Lackawanna County Jail in lieu or $75,000
Greenfield Township Police were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.
MARCH 13, 2022: Greenfield Township Police Department’s K9 Mace has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Mace’s vest was sponsored by Betty Martin of New Bedford, MA and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by the Martin and Reilly Families”.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,563 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.
The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.
2022 Monthly Township Meeting Dates
January 3: (First Township Meeting held on the first Monday)
Community Bible Church
Pastor W. Jay Best
SR 107, 3 miles off I-81 Exit 202
Half mile from Heart Lake Corners (SR 247)
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
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Finch Hill Baptist Church
Pastor Daniel S. Henwood
RT 247 & 106 in Greenfield Township
Tompkinsville United Methodist Church
Rev. Linda Bryan
RT 107 in Tompkinsville
Sunday Worship Service 9:00 a.m.
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