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State police investigated a criminal trespass case which happened last month in Snyder Township.
Police said two 19-year-old suspects, Chad Morrissey of Tyrone and Nicole R. Lindsley of Dingmans Ferry, entered the Tyrone Auto Salvage Yard when they knew they weren’t allowed to be on the property. The incident happened on May 29 at 8:30 p.m.

State police report someone drove a moving truck across a inch-and-a-quarter hose that Bellwood Borough employees were using to flush the water lines.
The incident happened on June 14 between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. in the Miller’s Trailer Court on Stadium Drive in Antis Township.
When the truck went over the hose, a coupling was damaged, causing it to separate. The hose then began whipping around and hit a trailer belonging to 69-year-old John Lester Laird.
The skirting around the trailer was damaged.

A hit-and-run accident happened in Antis Township on June 16 at 1:30 a.m.
An unidentified vehicle was traveling north on Bellmeade Drive when the driver attempted to make a right turn onto Alpine Road. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and struck a private split rail fence.
Police said the driver then fled the scene.

An Indiana County man was arrested on DUI charges after an incident on Interstate 99 in Snyder Township, shortly before midnight on June 18.
Peter James Kurst, 24, of Blairsville, was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Kurst was committed to Blair County Prison in lieu of $4,000 bail.

A two-vehicle accident led to minor injuries at a busy intersection in Antis Township on June 19, shortly after midnight.
Nineteen-year-old Matthew Cannon of Baltimore, MD was eastbound on State Route 865 when he failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of 865 and old Route 220.
A vehicle driven by 69-year-old Patricia Alley was northbound on old 220 and was unable to avoid colliding with Cannon’s vehicle.
Cannon was not wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Alley was wearing her belt and also suffered minor injuries. She was taken to the hospital by EMS for treatment of those injuries.
State police were assisted at the scene by Bellwood’s Excelsior Fire Department.

A 40-year-old Tyrone woman escaped injury after her vehicle struck a deer on Interstate 99 South, near Altoona’s 17th Street exit.
Charlene A. Holzer was wearing her seat belt during the June 19th accident. Her SUV had moderate damage.


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Earlier this month, state police investigated a criminal mischief and theft incident at a camp site located about half-a-mile from State Route 4027 in Snyder Township.
The incident happened sometime between June 6 at 11 p.m. and June 14 at 6 p.m. at a campsite owned by Daniel Peters of Tyrone.
Someone wrote statements on Peters’ ATV and on his mobile home with washable paint.
Police estimated damage to various items at Peters’ campsite at $162.

A Tyrone man, Richard Malicoat, was arrested for public drunkenness near the railroad tracks in Logan Township, Huntingdon County on June 11 at 10 p.m.
Police said Malicoat was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to a degree that he could endanger himself.

A 52-year-old North Carolina man was arrested for DUI after an incident on Interstate 99, south of the Tipton exit, in Antis Township, on June 12 at 1:30 a.m.
Rush Guyer Stehley, Jr. of Pineville was stopped for erratic driving along the highway. He was arrested for DUI and taken before Magisterial Judge Todd Kelly of Altoona for arraignment.
After posting bail, he was released and a preliminary hearing was scheduled before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for DUI and other summary offenses.

Phillipsburg-based state police investigated a rear-end crash on State Route 350, approximately one mile north of South Mountain Road, in Taylor Township, Centre County on June 12, shortly before 11 a.m.
The crash happened when a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Brian Leech of Tyrone was following another vehicle northbound on the road. The vehicle in front of Leech was stopped to make a left turn.
Leech stopped his vehicle behind the one in front of his and was struck in the rear by a pick-up truck driven by 17-year-old Jared Russell Wilson of Huntingdon.
The force of the impact pushed Leech’s car ahead approximately 30 feet. Both units came to a rest locked together in the northbound lane on State Route 350.
Wilson suffered minor injuries to his neck and upper back. A passenger in his pick-up truck, 15-year-old Austin G. Rinker, was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts. Leech and several passengers in his car were not hurt and all were wearing seat belts.
Leech’s car was totaled while Wilson’s pick-up truck had severe damage.

A 21-year-old Tyrone woman had items taken from her vehicle at the Point Access boat launch in Juniata Township on June 12 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The perpetrator of the crime arrived on the scene and entered Shannon Lee Ammerman’s vehicle and took her purse, a camera and other items. The unknown suspect then fled the scene.
State police said the boat launch was busy at the time of the theft. Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity or persons in the area are asked to contact the Huntingdon-based state police at 814-627-3161.

An 84-year-old Tyrone man had his hunting camp burglarized on Reese Road in Warriors Mark Township sometime between 8 p.m. on June 12 and 8 a.m. on June 15.
Someone gained entry by climbing the roof and breaking a second floor window. Once inside, the burglar(s) went through the house and damaged a lamp, wall pictures and put a hole in the wall. Police also reported eight cans of beer were removed from the Mark IV hunting camp.
Anyone with information on the crime should contact Huntingdon-based state police at 627-3161.

Gary W. Lucas of Tyrone reported a theft from a location on Bell-Tip Road sometime between October 31 of last year and June 12.
He said his three-blade stainless steel prop, 13-inches in diameter, was stolen from his 125 HP Force boat motor.


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A 33-year-old rural Tyrone man was involved in a two-vehicle accident on June 9 at 4:55 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 4018 and T-481 in Antis Township.
Jeffrey Ray Thompson was traveling south in an SUV on 4018 while a Mack truck tractor trailer driven by Dale Duane Murray of Frostburg, MD was traveling north.
As the tractor trailer began making a left turn to continue on 4018, the SUV approached the intersection and slid under the trailer part of the truck. After hitting the trailer, Thompson’s vehicle continued to travel under the rear tandem of the truck.
When it hit the tandem, the SUV did a 180-degree turn and came to rest on the west side of State Route 4018.
Thompson suffered minor injuries. It was unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.
Two passengers in Thompson’s vehicle, girls ages one and five also suffered minor injuries. Both were in child safety seats. All three victims were transported by Bellwood Ambulance to Altoona Hospital. The truck driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.
State police were assisted by Pinecroft VFD and fire police.

Several people escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 1013 in Tyrone Township on June 10 at 12:10 p.m.
Thirty-four-year-old Michael D. Lastra of RR 3, Altoona was driving south on road while 22-year-old Benjamin Blaine Johnson was traveling northbound. While the two vehicles, Lastra’s Chevy Blazer and Johnson’s pick-up truck, were rounding a curve, the mirrors on each collided with the other.
Both men were wearing their seat belts and were not injured.
Johnson’s passengers, 21-year-old Dan Grazier, 19-year-old Joshua Frye, both of Tyrone and 20-year-old Brendon Maron of Altoona, were also wearing their belts and were not injured.
Both vehicles had minor damage.

Rubbish was scattered at an Antis Township business at 10:30 a.m. on June 11.
The manager of Bickel’s Surplus Store reported an unknown male placed garbage on the ground in front of the dumpster at the store.

An out-of-area woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 99 North, just prior to the Tyrone exit, in Snyder Township on June 11 at 3:55 p.m.
Stephanie Peters of West Decatur was traveling north in the left lane of the road and lost control of her car on the wet pavement. Her vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder area and struck an embankment.
State police said Peters would be charged with a violation of the driving at safe speed code.


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A two-vehicle accident caused multiple problems on State Route 220, approximately two-tenths of a mile north of T-523, in Snyder Township on June 7 at 9:10 a.m.
A tractor-trailer operated by 39-year-old Su Hun Kim of Carlisle was southbound on the road, when the driver apparently fell asleep. The truck drifted across the centerline into the northbound lane and side swiped a tractor-trailer operated by 51-year-old Lawrence J. Kozak of Lilly.
After hitting Kozak’s truck, Kim’s truck continued to travel north crossing over the northbound lane of travel. The truck then left the road and traveled through a yard and struck a house owned by Morris Reese of RR 3, Tyrone.
When the truck hit the house, Kim was entrapped in the vehicle. Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Department and AMED personnel extricated him. Kim was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. He was transported from the scene to Tyrone Hospital by AMED. The other truck driver was also wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
There were two female juveniles in the house when the truck crashed into it. The girls were not injured, according to the state police release on the incident.
Kim’s truck had severe damage while Kozak’s tractor-trailer had moderate damage. No damage estimate was given regarding the Reese property.
Tyrone Fire Police also assisted state police.

A 17-year-old Tyrone driver suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Back Vail Road on June 7 at 7:44 p.m.
Jesse D. Templeton was traveling south on the road and lost control of his vehicle when his right front tire blew out after negotiating a left curve on the road. His pick-up truck struck the guide rails along the northbound berm and then traveled down a large embankment. Police said Templeton’s vehicle had severe damage.

Three motorcycles were involved in an accident on State Route 1008, approximately one mile north of State Route 865 in Antis Township on June 9 at 8:45 p.m.
A motorcycle operated by 20-year-old Joshua Allen Harten was traveling south while the other two motorcycles were parked on the west berm of the road.
Upon approaching the parked motorcycles, Harten lost control of his bike. Police said Harten’s motorcycle went over onto its right side and slid into one of the park motorcycles. That impact caused one of the parked motorcycles to be pushed into the other one.
Harten was wearing a helmet and suffered minor injuries. He refused treatment at the scene.
Bellwood Borough Police, Bellwood’s Excelsior Fire Company and Bellwood Ambulance assisted state police at the scene.

State police investigated an accident that happened at the Grazierville interchange of Interstate 99 on June 9 at 10:28 p.m.
Corey Golemboski was traveling north on State Route 1001 when his car struck a concrete divider. His vehicle rolled approximately three times and Golemboski and a passenger, Jamie Rogella, were both ejected.
Golemboski’s vehicle came to rest along the east berm and then caught on fire.
Golemboski and Rogella were not wearing seat belts and both suffered moderate injuries. Police said alcohol was said to be a factor in the collision.


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State police are investigating a theft in Antis Township which happened sometime between May 26 at 5:45 p.m. and May 27 at 4:45 p.m.
Someone entered a delivery truck which was parked at the Frito Lay Warehouse, along Frito Lane in Pinecroft.
Police said miscellaneous snack items valued at $1,321.97 were taken from the truck.
The investigation into the incident was continuing as of last week and any person with information is asked to contact Hollidaysburg’s state police at 696-6100.

State police arrested a 44-year-old Tyrone man on DUI charges after an incident on Bald Eagle Pike Road in Snyder Township on May 31 at 4:45 p.m.
Wilbur Merl Miller was stopped for driving his pick-up truck in an erratic manner on the road. Miller was taken to Tyrone Hospital for a blood test. Police said the test revealed his blood-alcohol content was in excess of the legal limit.
Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office.

A 48-year old Tyrone man was arrested for DUI after being stopped for a traffic violation along State Route 4019 and State Route 4018 in Pinecroft, Antis Township on June 4 at 12:42 a.m.
Kenneth Eugene Young was stopped for the violation on SR 4019 and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Police said late last week that charges against Young for DUI and other related summary offenses would be filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A Tyrone man escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident which occurred on June 4 at 4 a.m. on State Route 1001 in Antis Township.
Benjamin Michael Folk, allegedly swerved to avoid hitting something in the roadway while northbound on the road and struck the median and sign. State police said Folk was wearing his seat belt.

State police at Philipsburg arrested a 25-year-old Altoona man for DUI after a crash on State Route 350 in Taylor Township, Centre County at 6 a.m.
Joshua Robert Buchanan was not hurt in the crash and was wearing a seat belt. His vehicle had minor damage.

A 12-year-old boy was injured in an accident with a car while riding his bicycle on State Route 4021, about a half-a-mile south of Tipton, in Antis Township.
The boy traveled onto the road from a private driveway into the path of a car operated by Stephen Ferrone of Altoona. The youngster was not wearing a bike helmet and was transported to Altoona Hospital for treatment.
Ferrone and a passenger, Christina Ferrone, were wearing seat belts. A one-year-old baby girl was also in the vehicle in a child safety seat.
Ferrone’s car had minor damage.

A 21-year-old Tyrone man has been accused of simple assault after a domestic incident on June 4 at 8:20 p.m.
Brandon Che Keirs is accused of assaulting 50-year-old Kathie Virginia Davis and a 16-year-old juvenile from Blair County during the incident.


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Two known juveniles were involved in a harassment incident in Warriors Mark Township on May 22 at 6:12 p.m.
One of the juveniles “engaged in a course of conduct which harassed and annoyed the victim and served no legitimate purpose,” according to the Huntingdon-based state trooper which investigated the incident.

Money was taken from a food company truck while it was at the Commercial Envelope parking lot in Antis Township during the overnight hours of May 24.
Someone gained entry into the rear of the truck and took approximately $550 in change from a locked box.

An ATV was taken from a storage shed at a residence on Decker Hollow Road in Snyder Township sometime between 1 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Monday.
Police said an unknown suspect broke into a storage shed at the residence of Velma Louise Brown of RR 3, Tyrone and removed a 2000 Yamaha Blaster ATV described as white in color with Black and Red stickers.
The suspect then fled the scene with the ATV.

Two churches, one in Huntingdon County, the other in Centre County, were burglarized earlier this week.
The Warriors Mark United Methodist Church was burglarized sometime between Monday at 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 a.m.
The burglars gained entry into the church by breaking a window and damaged some of the window frame, once inside, the burglar rummaged through cabinets, broke other doors, went through desks and took some keys.
Huntingdon-based state police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact 814-627-3161.
In the Centre County incident, the Bald Eagle Christian and Missionary Alliance Church located on State Route 350, three miles north of State Route 220 in Taylor Township was hit sometime between Monday and Tuesday.
Someone entered the church and removed two paintings and a large container of coin currency. Police said the total value of the stolen property was valued at around $100.

A 44-year-old rural Tyrone woman was involved in a one vehicle accident on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County.
Donna Bowser was driving her vehicle north on State Route 4031 through a construction area and struck a raised portion of the road surface causing damage to her vehicle.
Police said Bowser was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Her vehicle had severe damage.


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A Bellwood man is one of two people which police say were involved in a theft incident on April 5.
State police said 29-year-old Thomas Ricketts, Jr. and 22-year-old Danielle Stanko took a digital camera and accessories valued at $335.
Police listed the victim as a a 64-year-old man known to the suspects. They said the incident happened on Loftwood Court in Frankstown Township.
The suspects then traveled to Altoona where they sold the stolen goods to Crazy Hazy’s for a total of $22.50.
The items were recovered just prior to being sent out as they were sold on E-Bay by Crazy Hazy’s.
Charges against the suspects include theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception and conspiracy.

A 41-year-old Tyrone man was the victim of the theft of his bicycle on May 9.
John Welsey Burns’ silver Haro BMX bicycle was stolen from a location on Tipton Run Road in Antis Township. The bike was found on the 1400 block of Blair Avenue in Tyrone.

An 18-year-old Altoona woman was assaulted by a 53-year-old man in Antis Township on May 20 at 3:45 p.m.
Elwood L. Mallery of Altoona engaged in a verbal confrontation with teenager Shawnee M. Mallery which turned physical. Police said the man grabbed the victim by the hair and pulled her from a vehicle at the intersection of Meade Lane and Kings Highway. The woman was thrown to the ground and the altercation continued as the woman attempted to escape.
The woman sustained minor injuries.
The man was taken into custody before a magisterial judge. Mallery’s bail was set at $10,000 with 10 percent acceptable. The police release said Mallery was unable to afford bail and was committed to Blair County Prison in lieu of it.

Tyrone Auto Salvage in Snyder Township was hit by theft on May 21 sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Twenty-year-old Justin P. Mountz of Tyrone and a know male juvenile went to the auto salvage owned by Robert Stager and proceeded to remove several auto parts from various vehicles.
Police said Mountz then installed several of the stolen parts on a vehicle belong to another suspect, 18-year-old Amber Dillen of Tyrone.
Dillen’s car was impounded as evidence.