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Beer bottle attack
5/17 – Police report that while on patrol, officers discovered someone broke a window out of a vehicle parked in front of 420 Fifth Street. Police said a beer bottle was used to break the window.

5/17 – Police received a report from a woman stating she fed a man and offered him a ride to the Altoona Men’s Shelter. She said she saw the man near the library and wanted police to know the man was going door-to-door. The man couldn’t be located. Later on he was found hiding in a closet at the Wesley United Methodist Church by church members on Sunday morning, and he was wearing camouflage and carrying a green duffel bag.

Playing with fire
5/17 – Pat Woomer reported that two juveniles were up on a hill at the trailer court with a lighter. She was afraid they were going to start a fire. When police checked the area, the juveniles had disappeared.

5/18 – Steve Catalano called the police station in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the police found Bret Nimitz on the ground with injuries. Through the investigation, Tom Rumberger of 1057 Pennsylvania Ave. admitted to the assault. Charges are to be filed.

Public drunkenness
5/18 – Christi Cowher was arrested for public drunkenness. Cowher came to the scene of the Nimitz-Rumberger fight and gave a false name several times. She became disorderly and failed to cooperate with police. Cowher was taken into custody and driven to the station where a citation was issued, and she was released.

Driver hits girl on bike
5/18 – A female juvenile riding a bike was struck by a car on Adams Ave. and Oak St. The mother of the girl told the driver it was the child’s fault and sent the driver on their way.

Stolen American Flag
5/19 – A resident of Washington Ave. reported that he had an American Flag stolen off his front porch. The officer found the flag pole but the Flag is still missing.

Railroad crossing malfunction
5/20 – The railroad crossing gate on W. 14th St. and Washington Ave. had a reported malfunction. Patrolmen contacted Bald Eagle & Nittany Railroad Company and spoke to Jim Miller who said he would get a crew out.

Egg on face?
5/20 – There was a report that a female juvenile was struck in the head with an egg by a male juvenile. Officers counseled the boy and his mother, and no arrests were made.


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Tyrone Police would like to clarify the recent DUI that was recently reported. The person cited for the DUI was Susan K. O’Brien of RD#3 Box 426, Tyrone.


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Money stolen
5/8 – State police in Hollidaysburg report $180 was stolen from Bellwood-Antis student Dane Gargon of Bellwood. Police said the cash was inside his wallet in his gym locker between 8:51 and 9:35 a.m. The investigation is continuing.


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Chain saw theft
5/5 – State police report someone stole a Polar chain saw from a residence in Snyder Township. Police value the item at $110.

Harassing message
5/5 – State police report a business in Antis Township received a harassing message on a voice mail account at 7:33 p.m. The investigation is continuing.

Smashed mailbox
5/7 – Robert Kimberling of RD 4 Tyrone reported to state police that sometime between 6 – 8:15 p.m., someone smashed his mailbox, located along township Route 515.

Underage drinking arrest
5/9 – State police report a 20-year-old Tyrone man was arrested for underage drinking following a motor vehicle stop near Gannister Bridge in Woodbury Township. Police said the man was a passenger in the vehicle and that he did test positive for alcohol on a breath test.
He was cited and released. Police said upon conviction, he will face a fine and loss of driver’s license.

ATV stolen
5/10 – James Dorminy of Tyrone reported to police that someone stole his 1998 ATV, beige in color, from his property located along state Route 350 in Warriors Mark Township. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 627-3161.


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Fatal crash
5/4 — State Police in Huntingdon responded to a one-vehicle accident on SR 3037 in Walker Township, Huntingdon County yesterday at 4:25 p.m.
The operator, Thomas John Dixon, 40, of Huntingdon failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, struck a guide rail post and was ejected from the 1987 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH1100 and landed on another guide rail post. He was pronounced dead at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room. Huntingdon County Deputy Coroner Ron Morder ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the chest/abdomen.

Stolen Property
5/4 — State Police in Hollidaysburg responded to a call on South 4th Street in Grazierville. Charles Sprankle reported that someone removed a padlock from the door to a trailer parked to the rear of the his garage. The actor(s) removed from the trailer a Coleman heater, Coleman stove and a pair of jumper cables. Estimated loss is $135. The investigation continues.

Hit and run
5/3 — State Police in Hollidaysburg responded to an accident at 5:03 a.m. Saturday morning on Skelp Mountain Road in Antis Township. Police report that Ronald Shoenberger, 46, of RD 1 Tyrone was driving north on Skelp Mountain Road when he fell asleep while driving. The 1999 Pontiac went off the road, hit a ditch and rolled over coming to rest on its side. The operator fled the scene and was cited for carless driving and failure to give immediate notice of the accident as required.

Vehicle Theft
5/3 — State Police in Philipsburg responded to a theft of the 1991 GMC Blazer owned by Randy Litz of Philipsburg. Three teenagers removed the victim’s vehicle from his residence without his knowledge. The suspects were involved in an accident with the vehicle. The vehicle was abandoned along Cassanova Road in Rush Township. The investigation continues.

Stolen Motorcycle
5/3 — State Police in Huntingdon responded to a one vehicle accident on Sportsmen Club Road in Cass Township. Fred McCabe, 49 of Cassville was travelling south along Sportsmen Club Road, lost control of a 2002 Harley Davidson and left the roadway. McCabe is being treated at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital for severe injuries. The motorcycle was reported stolen by Huntingdon Borough Police.

Bucket Truck accident
5/2 — A three truck accident occurred on Route 453 just south or Route 550 in Snyder Township on Friday afternoon. Trucks operated by George Stott of Sandy Ridge and David Metz Sr. of Petersburg were stopped on SR 453 due to blasting being done by New Enterprise Stone and Lime. A truck driven by Randy Fornari of Altoona was unable to stop before hitting the rear of the truck driven by Stott which pushed that vehicle into the truck driven by Metz. Fornari’s truck was totaled, Stott and Metz’s vehicles escaped with minor damage.

Found property
5/2 — State Police in Hollidaysburg report that they found a 1992 Suzuki ATV red in color with a blue seat and gas tank one-tenth of a mile east of State Route 220 at the Blair/Centre County line in Snyder Township. Any person having lost or had an ATV stolen that fits this description should contact PSP Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.

Weed Eater stolen
5/2 — Sometime between April 23 and May 2, an unknown actor pried open the door of the shed owned by John R. Soellner of Tyrone. Once inside the shed, they stole a 1992 Weed Eater, green in color, with an 18 inch cut. Value of the weed eater is $100.

Scattering rubbish
5/2 — Paul Emigh, 22 of Tyrone was observed throwing a beer bottle from a vehicle in which he was a passenger. Charges of scattering rubbish were filed at District Justice Dan Davis’ office. The violation carries a fine of between $50 and $300.

Stolen tools
5/1 — State Police in Hollidaysburg are investigating the theft of tools from a vehicle owned by Dennis Messner of Tyrone. Unknown actor(s) entered the back of the victim’s work truck along Bel-Tip Road in Antis Township ad removed over $4,000 worth of tools. The investigation continues.