Woman reported being sprayed by intruder in East Berwick, cops say

Last updated: June 5, 2019 - 6:27pm


SALEM TWP. — A woman reportedly tried to talk her way into a resident’s house late Tuesday night, then sprayed the homeowner with a household cleaning chemical when she was turned away, police say.

Officers received a call around 10:30 p.m. from a homeowner near Salem Elementary School, said Sgt. Thomas Hegland.

The homeowner said the brown-haired woman, described as about 5-foot, 10-inches tall, in her 30s, wearing pants and a jacket, knocked on her door, said her child was missing and asked to come in.

When the owner refused her entrance, the woman sprayed the chemical at her through the screen door, the homeowner told officers.

Police arrived within two minutes of the call and searched the area, but didn’t find anyone matching the homeowner’s description of the would-be intruder, Hegland said.

The homeowner took herself to the hospital to have her eyes flushed, he said.

No similar incidents were reported, he said.

He asked anyone with information about the attempted intrusion to call police here at 570-752-3772.

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