The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a part of their investigation into the attempted abduction of an Emporium woman on Wednesday, Aug. 8, near the intersection of South Broad Street and Third Street, they, along with the Emporium and Kane based State Police, Cameron and Elk County Emergency Management agencies set up two separate search area (Wittimore and Norwich) operations in an attempt to locate Thomas Edward Smith, age 58. Smith is wanted in connection with the attempted abduction and should be considered armed and dangerous. Smith has not been seen since the afternoon of Aug. 8.
Wittimore operations was set up on top of Wittimore hill just south of Emporium while Norwich Operations was setup on top of Norwich hill along Route 46 about 11 miles north of Emporium.
Police using four cadaver K-9 teams searched large designated areas around both command posts. Both operations started at about 9 a.m. hours and lasted until 2:30 p.m. hours. Both operations reported negative findings.
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