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Damaged property
4/19- A resident of Sugar Grove Road in Huntingdon County reported that an unknown person broke into a vacant house by throwing a log through the window. Nothing was taken.

Motor vehicle crash
4/23- A 17 year-old female was traveling north on River Road in Antis Township when she looked away from the roadway to turn on the heater. When she looked up again, she was already traveling off the roadway. Her vehicle struck a ditch, a wooden fence post, and a parked vehicle. The parked vehicle sustained minor left rear wheel and rim damage.

Theft of ATV
4/26- Unknown persons removed a 1987 Kawasaki three wheeler from beside a storage shed belonging to Dana Bertothy of Philipsburg. The ATV is green. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 342-3370.

Underage drinking
4/26- Two males were passengers in a vehicle and arrested for underage consumption following a traffic stop along South Route 220.

Drug paraphernalia possession
4/26- A 17 year old male juvenile was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and alcohol consumption in Huntingdon County.

Aluminum siding theft
4/26- Unknown persons stole approximately 30 sheets of aluminum siding from a field near a victim’s residence in Huntingdon.


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Harassment by communications
4/22 – Hollidaysburg-based state police report that charges of harassment by communication were filed against Bernard Eckenrod, 50, of S. Williamsport. Police said the incident stemmed from an incident that occurred in Tyrone Township.

Fog lights stolen
4/22 – Police in Hollidaysburg report someone removed fog lights from a vehicle that was parked in a driveway of a residence in Antis Township recently.

Criminal mischief
4/23 – State police in Huntingdon report someone used a small caliber gun to shoot two holes in a storage container owned by the state Department of Agriculture. The containers were located in Warriors mark Township. Police said the incident occurred sometime over the winter.
Possible child abuse
Unknown – State police in Hollidaysburg, along with Blair County Children, Youth and Family Services, are investigating an alleged child abuse incident that occurred in the Riggles Gap area of Antis Township. An investigation is pending.


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Tyrone Borough Police

Suspicious person
4/17 – Police received a report of two juveniles looking in vehicles. Poice responded and found one of the individuals, who fled and swam the papermill dam to get away. The 17-year-old suspect is from Altoona and was wanted on a juvenile probation.

Gas drive-off
4/17 – Police report somone operating an older model Ford pick-up, possibly blue in color with a red bed, pumped $14.33 worth of gasoline into the vehicle at Uni-Mart and paid only $2.33. Police are continuing to investigate.

Harrasment by communication
4/17 – A woman contacted police regarding her being harassed over the telephone. Police said this is on-going behavior and charges will be filed with District Magistrate Fred Miller.

Comercial burglar alarm
4/17 – Police were called to the Bull Pen at 7:55 a.m. for a report of an activated burglar alarm. The Bull Pen canceled upon police arrival.

No more loitering
4/17 – The general manager of Burger King contacted police regarding loitering outside the facility. The general manager said the loitering problem is getting out of hand. Police will begin enforcing the ordinance.

Child assault
4/17 – Police received a report from a mother who stated her six-year-old daughter was assaulted by a known person about three months ago. Police said an investigation is pending.

Anyone here?
4/17 – Police received a report from a maintenance man stating he found a green duffle bag in an abandoned apartment and beleives someone might be staying there. The maintenance man will make periodic checks at night.

Porch boarders
4/17 – Police received a report of juveniles skateboarding on the porch of a residence. Police contacted the juveniles and counseled them concerning the skateboarding ordinance.

Arrested and arraigned
4/17 – Police report Brian Dean was taken into custody on two felony warrants. He was arraigned before Magistrate Miller and lodged in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $55,000 percentage bail.

Checking for ATVs
4/17 – Police received a report concerning four-wheelers in the area of DJ’s. Officers checked the area and found nothing. They also checked the wooded area at West 23rd St and again found nothing.

4/18 – Police received a report from a woman stating that while a vehicle was leaving DJ’s, it struck a parked truck. Police made contact with the owner of the truck, who stated no to worry about it becuase damage was only minor.

Commercial burglar alarm
4/18 – At 5:43 a.m., police responded to BiLo after the alarm sounded. Upon arrival, police found several employees inside loading trucks. The employees stated it was accidentally set off.

Stolen bicycle
4/18 – A woman reported to police that a known person stole her son’s bike, which is a blue Schwinn Z-Force, missing the rear break pads. The bicycle was reported to be at an unknown address in Northwood. No further information was provided.

They’re not doing anything wrong
4/18 – Police were called to the 1300 block of Blair Avenue at 7:55 p.m. for a complaint of juveniles riding skateboards. Police found the juveniles sitting on the sidewalk. Police didn’t see a problem and took no further action.

Harrasing the fireman
4/18 – Police received a report concerning a person who refused to listen to fire police and drove through a blocked off section of the roadway. Police said the man was intoxicated and was identified.

Jumped on Burley
4/18 – A juvenile female reported to police that she was jumped by four males and two females while walking on Burley Avenue at 9:52 p.m. Police said the victim did suffer injuries.
Police have possible suspects.

Sibling rivalry
4/19 – Police received a report from a girl who stated that her 18-year-old brother beat her up.
Upon arrival, Joshua Snyder fled out the backdoor, but was cuaght. During the arrest, police discovered drug paraphernalia on his person. He was charged with assault and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Need you help
4/19 – Police are asking the community for help in finding a male who drives a red Mustang that tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car at 5:45 p.m.
Police searched the area, but with negative results.
Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is asked to contact police at 684-1364.

Loud to some
4/19 – Police received a report of loud music at DJ’s at 11:14 p.m. Police said the music was not loud at all.

DUI arrest
4/20 – Police arrested James Robert Barry following a stop sign violation. Barry was transported to Tyrone Hospital for chemical testing. Police said his blood alcohol content equaled .190 percent. Police also arrested Jamey McMillen for suspicion of DUI. Police said his BAC equaled .298 percent.

Computer hacking
4/20 – Police received a report from a woman stating her ex-boyfriend from Bellwood is hacking into her computer and AOL services and slandering her father on his profile.

Pit bull puppy found
4/20 – Police received a report of a found pit bull puppy near the Bull Pen. The owner of the animal was located and picked up the canine at the station.

Breaking and entering
4/20 – Police received a report stating a male juvenile has entered the complainant’s relatives’ vehicle, but did not take anything. Also, the complainant said she watched the boy attempting to pry the doors and windows open at the Thrift Shop with a screwdriver. Police said the actor was gone upon their arrival.

Criminal mischief
4/20 – Police received a report concerning someone writing things like “4:20,” “Marijuana,” and “Mary Jane” on the enclosure of a porch with a marker.
Hollidaysburg State Police

Retail theft
4/2 – State police report a summons for retail theft will be filed against 29-year-old Nichole Lynn Perdew of Altoona after she was caught attempting to steal $65 worth of items from Bickels’ Surplus in Antis Township.

DUI arrest
4/19 – David Alan Walters, 25, of Tyrone was arrested under the suspicion of DUI following a routine traffic stop at 1:26 a.m.
Police said Walters was driving erratically on state Route 1001 in Antis Township. He was taken to Bon Secours Hospital for chemical testing and his blood alcohol concentration equaled .194 percent.
Charges were filed with Magistrate Miller.

Terroristic threats
4/21 – Police received a report from a 20-year-old Delaware woman who stated that she came to Pennsylvania to get a vehicle that was registered to her from her ex-boyfriend. Police said when she got to the residence to pick up the car, her ex-boyfriend broke the driver’s side door window out of the car.
Police said after the victim got the car and left the residence, the ex-boyfriend called and left a threatening message on the victim’s voice mall.

Retail theft
4/22 – Charges of retail theft were filed against 21-year-old Keith A. Baughman of Altoona following an incident that occurred at Bickels’ Surplus store in Antis Township.
Police said Baughman attempted to steal a Phillips MP3/DVD/VCR combo player. valued at $125.


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Hit-and-run crash
3/28 – State police in Hollidaysburg report a hit-and-run crash occurred at 10:45 p.m. along King’s Highway in Bellmeade.
Police said a 16-year-old Bellwood male lost control of his 1991 Chevy Camaro and struck several mailboxes. Police said he fled the scene without notifying owners, but was later cited for careless driving and hit-and-run.

Two-car accident
4/19 – Hollidaysburg-based state police were called to state Route 4027, in front of Parson Auto Sales in Snyder Township, to investigate a two-car accident.
Police said Ronald Kobak of Tyrone pulled from a parking lot and into the path of a vehicle operated by Garry A. Woomer of Tyrone. Woomer was traveling south on SR 4027 when the accident occurred.
Police said one person was transported to Tyrone Hospital by AMED ambulance, but did not release the identity.
Police were assisted at the scene by Tyrone Borough Police, Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department and Tyrone Fire Police.

Not in my house
4/20 – Police report the parents of a 16-year-old Tipton boy found a small amount of suspected marijuana in their sons pants’ pocket. The parents contact state police at Hollidaysburg and turned the suspected substance over to police.
Police said a juvenile complaint will be filed.


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Theft by decpetion
4/14 – State police in Hollidaysburg received a report from an Altoona man who claims he was deceived.
Michael David Coho of Altoona told police that while at Carpenter and Co. in Antis Township, a woman, approximately 5-feet tall with long blonde hair and wearing a jean jacket. Police said she told Coho that her vehicle had broken down and she did not have enough money to pay to have the vehicle towed. Coho said he lent her the money with the promise that she would return later that day and repay him, but she failed to do so.
It was also reported by several other businesses in the area that the same woman entered the businesses with the same story and requesting money. None of those businesses or person within did so.

DUI accident
4/15 – Police report a 41-year-old Tyrone man will be charged with DUI following a single vehicle accident that occurred along state Route 453 in Snyder Township.
Police said Thomas M. Hoover was transported to Tyrone Hospital following the accident and blood tests revealed a .30 blood alcohol content.


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Drive off
4/10 – State police in Hollidaysburg report a 17-year-old Tyrone male pumped $10 worth of gasoline into his vehicle at Rossi’s Corner Store in Tipton and left the scene without paying.

Minor injuries reported
4/10 – State police were called to state Route 4027 in Northwood, Snyder Township at 2:15 p.m. to investigate an accident.
Police said Deanna Snyder of Tyrone was southbound when her 1991 Chrysler left the right side of the road, then swerved back across the highway and struck an embankment.
Snyder and passenger Jessica Burket of Tyrone were both seatbelted and were treated for minor injuries at Tyrone Hospital. The vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Major injuries
4/11 – State police in Hollidaysburg were called to the intersection of state Route 4027 and Baughman Hollow Road in Snyder Township to investigate a single-vehicle accident.
Police said Joshua J. Hayes of Tyrone was southbound on SR 4027, when his 2001 Ford Escape traveled off the roadway and onto the west berm. Police said the vehicle traveled partially down a ditch for a short distance before going airborne.
Police said the vehicle rolled several times before the front end struck and sheared off a utility pole along the west berm.
After impact with the pole, Hayes was ejected from his vehicle and came to rest in the middle of Baughman Hollow Road at the intersection of SR 4027.
The vehicle continued to roll several more times before coming to rest along the west berm of SR 4027 in a ditch facing northeast. After coming to rest, the vehicle became engulfed in flames.
Hayes was life-flighted to the Altoona Hospital Trauma Unit with severe head trauma.

Two-vehicle hit-and-run
4/11 – Hollidaysburg-based state police were called to SR 764, approximately 2/10 of a mile north of SR 1001 in Antis Township at 11:15 p.m. to investigate a hit-and-run accident.
Michael James Ickes of Altoona told police he was operating his Ford E150 van southbound on SR 764 and was struck by a vehicle traveling north in the south lane of SR 764. The right side of a blue Subaru, operated my a man with gray hair and glasses, struck the right side of Ickes’ van.
Police said after impact, the driver of the blue Subaru failed to remain at the scene and fled northbound on I-99 from the Pinecroft Exit.
The suspect vehicle sustained minor to moderate damage to the right front end and right passenger side. Damage included loss of a right headlight lens cover and a passenger side mirror, which were found at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 696-6100.

Backed up 220
4/11 – State police were called to SR 220, approximately a mile north of the Bald Eagle intersection at 1:41 to investigate an accident.
Police said Robert J. Todd of Youngwood was southbound on SR 220 in a 2000 Ford moving truck when he moved the vehicle over to the berm to allow an oversized load traveling in the opposite direction to pass. As Young drove onto the soft berm due to recent rains, the vehicle began sinking in the mud.
The vehicle traveled into the ditch, causing the driver to lose control of the truck. The vehicle struck a utility pole and a sewer pipe, causing the truck to flip onto its side.
Police said the driver was not injured in the mis-hap, but a passenger, Robert White of Greensburg, suffered moderate injuries.
Police said SR 220 was blocked for at least two hours while the truck was removed.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Bald Eagle Fire Co. and fire police.

Shoplifting arrest
4/11 – Police arrested 32-year-old Pamela Lynn Parisi of Altoona after she was caught shoplifting $9.48 worth of merchandise at Martins Food Store in Bellmeade.

Hit-and-run solved
4/12 – Police were called to SR 4031 near Quality Chemical in Snyder Township at 12:10 a.m. to investigate a hit-and-run accident.
Police said Kent M. Fink of Tyrone was northbound when he lost control of his 1997 Dodge sedan due to excessive speed for the existing roadway conditions. Police said the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck the west embankment then a utility pole.
After the vehicle came to rest, Fink fled the scene on foot, but was later found at his residence. He will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, in addition to other summary vehicle code violations.
Fink was not injured, but his vehicle sustained moderate damage.


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No injuries reported
4/8 – State police at Hollidaysburg were called to the Tyrone Exit of state Route 99 at 5:35 a.m. to investigate an accident. Police said Scott K. Harn of Altoona was northbound when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway. Police said the vehicle traveled onto the berm and struck a barrier.
No injuries were reported and police were assisted at the scene by the Tyrone Fire Department.

Three-vehicle accident
4/9 – State police in Hollidaysburg were called to SR 350 near Sandy Ridge at 2 p.m. to investigate a three-vehicle accident.
Police said all three vehicles were northbound when automobiles operated by Brenda D. Kelley of Tyrone and Heui Joon Park of Erie slowed to allow an oversized load to pass by. Police said Richard C. Kerstetter of DuBois didn’t observe the traffic and struck the rear of the Kelley vehicle, which, in turn, crashed into the Park vehicle.
Kelley and her passenger, Misti Weaver of Tyrone, were transported to Philipsburg Hospital for treatment of head and neck injuries by Mountain Top Emergency Medical Services.
Traffic was controlled by members of Mountain Top Fire Company.


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4/7 – State police in Hollidaysburg filed harassment charges against a 49-year-old Williamsport man after he left threatening messages on a the answering machine of a Tyrone Township woman.

Moderate injuries reported
4/7 – Hollidaysburg-based state police report Tyrone resident Stacey K. Sellers suffered moderate injuries following an accident that occurred at 8:58 a.m. along SR 1001 in Antis Township.
Police said Sellers crashed her 1995 Ford Escort while attempting to pass another southbound vehicle. Police said she lost control of her vehicle on the icy roadway, crossed over the northbound lanes before striking an embankment and rolling once.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Bellwood Fire Department and ambulance service.


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3/31 – An Altoona woman reported to Hollidaysburg-based state police that she was harassed after leaving her workplace in Tipton.
The woman said after leaving Lytle’s Transfer and Storage, she was followed to Greenwood. Police said this action alarmed and annoyed the victim, who was afraid the actor was going to fight her.
As a result, Kimberly Boyles was arrested for harassment.


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There’s no place like home
3/30 – State police in Hollidaysburg received a report from a Tyrone Township residents stating she was struck and harassed by her 13-year-old daughter.

No injuries reported
3/31 – A Warriors Mark man escaped injury following a two-vehicle accident that occurred in the southbound lane of Interstate 99 in Logan Township.
Police said Robert A. Helsel of Hollidaysburg drove his 1993 Chevy truck into the side of Warrior Mark’s Gary L. Adams, who was operating his vehicle in the left lane of travel.
Adams’ vehicle traveled off the roadway into the grass medial and rolled over on a guiderail. Helsel’s vehicle traveled off the road and struck a guiderail.