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Huntingdon state police
John Meredith of Ridge Road, Warriors Mark Township, reported to police that someone used a blunt object to damage his mailbox sometime between 1-7 a.m. yesterday. Police estimated damage at $25.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 627-3161.

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Philipsburg state police
Police report state Route 220 in Taylor Township, Centre County, near the Blair-Centre County line, will be restricted to one-lane of travel beginning at 8:30 a.m. today while construction crews set up for the removal of an oversize load which crashed. For safety purposes, SR 220 will be completely shut down while the load is removed from along side the roadway and transported from the crash site.
The removal of the load is anticipated to take approximately 6-8 hours and the roadway will be completely closed approximately 1-2 hours. Motorists should expect extended delays or choose an alternate route.
Hollidaysburg state police
Police were called to the intersection of state routes 350 and 220 in Bald Eagle at 8:30 a.m. Monday to investigate an accident.
Police said an unknown motorists operating a truck pulling a mobile of modular home struck the driver’s side of Tyrone resident Mary Woomer’s 2001 Audi A-4 when it turned left from SR 350 onto SR 220.
Police said the truck operator continued northbound on SR 220. Police said the driver was most likely not aware that contact was made.
No injuries were reported.
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Police are investigating an attempted arson that occurred along state Route 4025, at the intersection with township Route 736, in Antis Township at 12:45 a.m. Sept. 20.
Police said someone spray painted “BFK” on vehicles owned by Edwin A. Cherry of Tyrone and Kip L. Cherry, also of Tyrone. Police also said those responsible attempted to set fire to the vehicles by throwing bottles containing accelerants at them.
In total, police report that about $3,800 in damages was caused.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact them at 696-6100.

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Indiana state police
Police report a criminal warrant was served on 30-year-old Tyrone resident Sherry Lynn Henry for an incident that occurred Dec. 23, 2002 in Center Township, Indiana County.
Police said sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2002, Henry accompanied a known person to a residence in Homer City and waited in his vehicle as he forcibly entered the residence and took an RCA television, an RCA VCR, a cordless telephone and a women’s beauty products gift set.
Henry was arraigned at the office of District Magistrate Steffee and released on $2,500 bail/bond.
Hollidaysburg state police
Police report someone stole a mailbox and spray painted obscenities on a driveway at a residence in Antis Township on Sunday.
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Police were called to state Route 99 at mile post 42 in Antis Township on Sunday to investigate an accident.
Police said Brandalyn Fagan of Elmora lost control of her vehicle, traveled onto the median, came back across the south lanes of SR 99 and struck a guiderail.
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Police report Georgia L. Ray of Tyrone suffered injuries in an accident that occurred at 3:25 p.m. Sept 15.
Police said Ray was traveling northbound on I-99 during a rainstorm and at a speed which was too fast for conditions. She lost control of the vehicle and it struck an embankment.
Police were assisted at the scene by Neptune Fire Co.
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Police report John Matthew Greene, 19, with no fixed address, was arrested, arraigned and jailed on charges of burglary.
According to police, Greene went to his father’s residence in Tipton, where he was not allowed to be, entered the house and removed a safe from his father’s bedroom. He was confronted by another family member as he was leaving with the safe, but he fled the area in a green Explorer.
A short time later, he was observed and pulled over in Grazierville.
He was arraigned before District Justice Kenneth Garman. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30.

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Hollidaysburg state police
Police report Michael A. Ieraci, 21, of Tyrone was arrested for driving under the influence following traffic stop along state Route 99 in Logan Township at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said Ieraci was stopped for weaving, abruptly swerving and failing to signal. Upon being stopped, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected.
Ieraci was transported to Bon Secours Hospital, where a blood sample was collected. A sample was collected and revealed a blood alcohol limit over the state minimum.
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A woman in Snyder Township reported to police that she was harassed by her neighbor on Monday. Police are continuing to investigate.
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A woman reported to police that a male person known to her borrowed her vehicle at the parking lot of Rossi Corner Store in Antis Township on Saturday and did not return. Police are investigating.
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An Antis Township resident reported to police that an outside light was damaged sometime Saturday.
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Kathy Louise Delozier of RR 2 Tyrone reported to police that someone, while driving past her SR 4020 residence in Antis Township, threw a light bulb out of the vehicle. The bulb struck her car and scratched the paint.
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Police report an unidentified driver pumped $20 worth of gasoline into his vehicle at Snappy’s Convenience Store in Bald Eagle at 5:07 p.m. Friday and fled the scene without paying.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at 696-6100.

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Hollidaysburg state police
Police received a report from Christopher Daras of Duncansville who said someone he had a confrontation with at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 along Decker Hollow Road in Snyder Township hit him and damaged the windshield of his Jeep. No charges are being pursued.
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Wayne David Yeager of RR5 Tyrone reported to police that someone damaged his vehicle with a BB gun while it was parked along state Route 4025 in Snyder Township sometime between 2 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 696-6100.
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On Wednesday, Troop G Vice received information that 55-year-old Rickey Duane Bumgardner of North Carolina would be traveling from Altoona to New York City to obtain marijuana.
Yesterday at 2:30 a.m., Bumgardner was stopped along Interstate 99 in Snyder Township by a state police K-9 officer and members of the vice unit. He gave them consent to search his vehicle.
Authorities discovered approximately 11 pounds of marijuana and $933 in cash.
Bumgardner was taken into custody and arraigned before District Justice Fred Miller.
Police are continuing to investigate.
Philipsburg state police
Police were called to state Route 504 in Rush Township, Centre County at 6 p.m. Wednesday to investigate an accident.
Police said David E. Herrmann of Warriors Mark was westbound when he struck a deer while operating a 1997 Ducati Supersport motorcycle.
Herrmann suffered minor injuries and he was wearing a seatbelt. The motorcycle sustained moderate damage.
Huntingdon state police
Police were called to the intersection of state Routes 45 and 453 in Morris Township, Huntingdon County at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday to investigate an accident.
Police said Kelzo Tajima of Cypress, Calif. was southbound on SR 453 when his 2002 Volvo station wagon was struck on the right side by a 1995 Chevy truck operated by Richard Frederic of Altoona after attempting to make a left turn from SR 453 onto SR 45. Police said Tajima pulled directly into the path of Frederick’s vehicle, which was northbound on SR 453.
A passenger in the Frederick vehicle, Christ Renno of Tyrone, suffered no injuries in the mishap.

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Hollidaysburg state police
Police report a white male, approximately 20-years-old, and driving a red, Chevy S-10 truck pumped $10.97 worth of regular unleaded gas into his truck between 3-4:05 p.m. Wednesday at Martin’s General Store in Antis Township.
After pumping the gas, he went inside and told the clerk he forgot his wallet and asked if he could pay for the gas in the morning while he was on his way to work. The clerk told him that she needed him to return and pay for the gas prior to 9 p.m., the end of her shift.
The male said he would, but never returned.
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Robert E. Myers and James R. Lego Jr. of Tyrone reported to police that someone smashed their mailboxes sometime between noon and 2 p.m. Friday.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 696-6100.
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Police were called to the intersection of state route 220 and 350 in Snyder Township at 5 p.m. Saturday to investigate a hit-and-run accident.
Police said Ann E. Davis of Bellefonte was turning right at the Bald Eagle intersection when she was rear-ended by a red car, which fled on SR 350 northbound.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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A woman reported to police that someone took the starter from her vehicle while it was parked at the Teaberry Street complex in Snyder Township on Friday.
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Police report a driver from Smith Transport was arrested by PSP Chambersburg police on an out-of-state warrant at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Smith Transport Inc. cooperated with both PSP and Tennessee Police to bring about the arrest.
After the arrest was made, the Smith Truck was impounded until Smith Transport Inc. could make arrangement to pick up the truck. Smith Transport Inc. picked up the truck on Sept. 10 and upon returning it to the terminal, a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia was discovered in the truck.
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Police received a report from a Tyrone juvenile stating he was shot in the back with a BB gun while walking along Clay Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A suspect has been named and the investigation is continuing.
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Police report two tires on a vehicle parked at Minuet Manor in Antis Township were slashed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
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Police report Jaime Gonzalez Mejia, 49, of Tyrone was arrested for driving under the influence at 12:56 a.m. on Friday following a routine traffic stop along SR 1011 in Antis Township.
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Police report the theft of a motor vehicle.
Police said between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, someone stole a 1998 Buick Park Avenue owned by Benjamin Wilkins of Altoona. Police said the vehicle was parked in Martin’s supermarket in Bellemeade when the incident occurred.
The vehicle was recovered the next day in the same area.
Anyone with information about people possibly taking and stealing cars to go “joyriding” in them is asked to contact police.

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Huntingdon state police
Police report harassment charges were filed against 26-year-old Melissa A. McClellan of Tyrone after she struck a 23-year-old Tyrone man in the eye at a residence in Warriors Mark Township at 11:15 p.m. yesterday.
Charges were filed with District Magistrate Davis.

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Hollidaysburg state police
Paul Hinkle reported to police that someone slashed a window screen at his Antis Township residence sometime between 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. yesterday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police 696-6100.
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Police report Samuel Cannistraci of Tyrone was cited for harassment after an altercation at a family gathering on Labor Day. Police said Cannistraci, 33, grabbed an 18-year-old Tyrone woman by the neck at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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Huntingdon state police
Police were called to state Route 350 in Warriors Mark Township at 8:30 a.m. yesterday to investigate a single-car accident.
Police said Michael Greene of Tyrone was southbound when he lost control of his vehicle due to excessive speed.
Police provided no further information other than that he was not injured.
Hollidaysburg state police
Police received a report from James Hoover of Tyrone RD stating he had been receiving harassing mail from an unknown source and wanted it stopped.

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Hollidaysburg state police
Police were called to a Teaberry Street, Tyrone Township residence at 12:55 a.m. today for a reported domestic dispute.
Police said a 30-year-old Tyrone woman was punched by a known man. Charges of harassment will be filed with District Justice Fred Miller.
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Heather Marie Wills, 22, of Tyrone was arrested and arraigned on charges of resisting arrest, criminal attempt escape, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment following an incident that occurred at 518 Teaberry Street at 12:15 a.m. this morning.
Police were dispatched the location for a report of a loud party. Once on scene, Wills became disorderly. Police warned her twice to stop.
Police said Wills responded with obscene language and said to arrest her. She attempted to flee on foot, but was caught a short time later. Once caught, police said she physically resisted the arrest.
She was arraigned before District Magistrate Kenneth Garman and released on $7,000 unsecured bail.
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Four Tyrone residents who had their vehicles parked along Glenby Lane in Antis Township between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 26 were victims of vandalism.
The victims reported to police that someone spray painted “B.F.K.” and anarchy symbols on the vehicles and also on a garage door.
Anyone with information is encouraged contact 696-6100.
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Richard Roos of Tyrone reported to police that someone entered his garage along state Route 865 in Bellwood sometime between Aug. 6 and 11 and removed more than $2,400 worth of tools.
Police are continuing to investigate.
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Police responded to a domestic dispute on North Ninth Street in Bellwood at 12:10 a.m. Sunday.
Police said a husband and wife became involved in an argument after the wife returned home from a birthday party.
Police said the 35-year-old male became upset with the 27-year-old woman because she had taken the cell phone with her. The man attempted to push the woman down the stairs, said police. She attempted to call police, but the man took the phone from her.
She was not injured in the accident.
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Todd R. Fillman of Altoona was cited for public drunkenness following an incident along Old Route 220 in Antis Township at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.
Police said he was observed walking north in the southbound lane of travel. He was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was wearing dark clothing, which presented a danger for himself and others.
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Police report Latisha M. Jackson, 24, of Tyrone was arrested for harassment for an incident that occurred at 7:28 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Teaberry Development in Snyder Township.
Police said Jackson spat on the face of a 33-year-old Tyrone woman during a verbal altercation.
If convicted, Jackson faces up to a $300 fine and/or up to 90 days in jail.
Philipsburg state police
A Tyrone woman was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed along Hannah Hill in Taylor Township, Center County at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Police said Rachel Dengate of Port Matilda was eastbound on Hannah Hill when she lost control of her 1987 Ford Ranger on the loose gravel, causing the vehicle to slide sideways in a counterclockwise motion. The vehicle then struck an embankment with its front end and rolled onto its passenger side.
The driver was transported to Tyrone Hospital by MVEMS.
Julie Garman, of Tyrone, was transported to Tyrone Hospital by AMED.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Port Matilda Volunteer Fire Co.
Police said neither the driver or passenger were wearing their safety belts.

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