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A 79-year-old woman was the victim of a burglary in Warriors Mark sometime between 1 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 14.
The incident happened at a garage located on the property of Virginia Moore at the State Route 550 intersection with Stiver Road. Someone broke into the garage and took garden tools and a battery charger.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Huntingdon County-based state police at 627-3161.

State police investigated a child-luring incident that happened shortly before 7 a.m. on Nov. 21.
Police said a man in his late teens or early 20s attempted to lure a teenage girl into his vehicle on Skelp Mountain Road in Antis Township.
The suspect was described as clean-shaven with short brown hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt and driving an older model dark blue car with a loud exhaust.
Anyone with information in the case should contact state police at Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.

Two drivers escaped injury after an accident at the intersection of State Route 350 and 4025 in Warriors Mark Township on Nov. 23 at 5:15 p.m.
A car operated by 30-year-old Steven Cherry, Jr. of Greenbrier, TN was traveling north and turned left from Route 350 onto Route 4025. A vehicle operated by 35-year-old Kris McNeel was traveling south on Route 350 and struck Cherry’s car as it turned in front of McNeel’s vehicle.
Cherry was cited for failure to yield to McNeel’s vehicle.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were not injured. Cherry’s car had light damage. McNeel’s vehicle had moderate damage.

A Snyder Township resident reported a burglary that happened sometime between 6:30 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 23.
Police said someone forcibly entered an apartment and removed $30 in cash.

A 46-year-old Tipton driver was the victim of criminal mischief on Nov. 23 at 9:10 p.m.
Teresa Ann Strayer’s vehicle was hit by a rock, which caused damage to a side window. Police said the incident happened on Bell-Tip Road in Antis Township about two miles north of State Route 865.
Damage to the window was estimated at $80. Anyone with information in the case should contact state police at 696-6100.

Someone smashed the front windshield of a vehicle belonging to William R. Young of Tipton on Nov. 23 at 9:15 p.m.
The incident happened on Grazierville Road in Snyder Township, two-tenth of a mile from old Route 220. Damage was estimated at $80. Anyone with information on the incident should contact police at 696-6100.

A cemetery in Snyder Township was the scene of criminal mischief sometime between Nov. 23 and 24.
Someone damaged a pad lock on a shed at Baughman Cemetery.


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A 37-year-old Warriors Mark resident was charged with marijuana and paraphernalia possession after an incident in Smithfield Township, Huntingdon County on Nov. 6.
Sherry Reese was charged after she was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and the paraphernalia in the parking lot at the state correctional institution.

Two Altoona area men were arrested on burglary and other charges after an incident on Asbury Lane in Antis Township on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Police said a neighbor noticed 20-year-old Alfred Sisto entered the residence of Patricia Sisto of RR 1, Altoona while 18-year-old Alexander Sisto was waiting in a car along the street after dropping the other Sisto off near the scene. State police converged on the scene and took the driver into custody.
A search was conducted at the victim’s home. Alfred Sisto was located in a furnace room in the basement and was taken into custody. Both men were transported to the state police barracks in Hollidaysburg for processing.
The two men were charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and attempted theft. State police said the suspects were to be arraigned before District Magisterial Judge Fred Miller.

An ATV operated 20-year-old Tyrone man, Brandon Scott Williams, was involved in an accident with another Tyrone driver on Nov. 17 at 2:10 a.m. on Ridge Road in Warriors Mark Township.
Williams’ ATV hit the side of a Ford Explorer operated by 20-year-old Kesha D. Ellenberger that was traveling south on the road. Police said Williams failed to yield to through traffic as he was exiting a private lane on the western side of Ridge Road.
Williams suffered a serious leg injury. He was transported to Tyrone Hospital for treatment. Police said he would be cited for a vehicle entering or crossing a roadway violation.
Ellenberger was not injured.
Both Williams’ ATV and Ellenberger’s vehicle had minor damage.

State police checked on a stopped vehicle on Interstate 99 near the Tyrone exit on Nov. 20 at 2:48 a.m.
Police said the vehicle was stopped on the highway southbound at the top of the ramp in Snyder Township. When police checked on the two occupants they found the 40-year-old driver was allegedly intoxicated.
Charles C. Williams was arrested for DUI and transported to Bon Secours Hospital for a chemical test of the blood. Police said charges would be filed pending the receipt of the tests.
Williams’ passenger, 20-year-old Serina Kay Bell, RR 3, Tyrone, was allegedly highly intoxicated. Police said Bell started to use obscene language. She was asked to stop it, but continued.
Two non-traffic citations were filed against her before Magisterial Judge Fred Miller for underage drinking and disorderly conduct.


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State police investigated the theft of an automobile from Tri Star Motors in Grazierville earlier this month.
A Duncansville man, 57-year-old Richard C. Frye, Jr., was arrested as a result of the investigation. Authorities said he allegedly took a 2002 Ford Taurus from the car lot sometime between Oct. 22 and Nov. 6. They said he switched the keys with a “bogus” set of keys. Frye then used the vehicle for his own personal use until he was apprehended.
He was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Frye was placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of bail.

A 19-year-old Tyrone woman was accused of theft after an Oct. 30 incident along Gatesville Road in Grazierville.
Police said Hilary Renee Shutt was charged with theft after allegedly taking $105 from a wallet belonging to 75-year-old Harlyn James Collier of RD 5, Tyrone. Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office.

An Altoona man escaped injury in a hit-and-run accident on State Route 220, north of Bald Eagle in Snyder Township on Nov. 3, shortly after 6 a.m.
An unknown vehicle was being operated south on 220 while a tractor-trailer truck driven by 42-year-old Ronald Vaugh was north on the road. The unknown vehicle traveled partially into the northbound lane and struck the left-side mirror of the truck. The vehicle fled the scene.

New Enterprise’s Snyder Township location was the scene of an attempted theft sometime between 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 4 a.m. on Nov. 9.
Someone cut two locks off a storage trailer along State Route 350. The person then set off a fire extinguisher inside the trailer. The person then left the scene while leaving a battery charger behind. Police were continuing their investigation.

State police investigated a harassment case that happened in Ironville along State Route 1014 in Snyder Township on Nov. 8, shortly before 4 p.m.
The victim, Marli McFall and the suspect, Jesse Rhodes, both of Tyrone, were verbally arguing about a CD that the victim had lent to the suspect. The verbal argument became physical and Rhodes allegedly pushed McFall several times.


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An Altoona woman had a wallet taken after shopping at a grocery store in Antis Township on Oct. 25.
Police reported Nicole Pannebaker left her wallet in a grocery cart by mistake. When she returned to the store several hours later she was unable to locate it. The wallet had credit cards, identification and $26 in cash.

Huntingdon County-based state police investigated a one-vehicle accident in West Township that left a Tyrone teen injured on Oct. 29.
The incident happened on Kyper Road when 18-year-old Michael Crownover was rounding a curve shortly after 11 p.m. His vehicle started to slide and then rolled over onto its side and came to rest across the road on its roof facing south.
Crownower was not wearing a seat belt and suffered facial cuts. A passenger, 18-year-old Adam Shope of Petersburg, suffered a minor injury to his hand. He also was not wearing a seat belt.
Both teens were taken to JC Blair Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.
Shaver Creek Fire Company assisted state police on the scene.

A 44-year-old Tyrone man was arrested on a DUI charge after a traffic stop in Port Matilda on Oct. 30, shortly after midnight.
Philipsburg state police said they stopped the driver after his vehicle was observed being driven over the center line into the opposite lane of travel.
In an Oct. 31 release police did not identify the driver while stating that charges would be filed in the case.

State police investigated a burglary along the Spruce Street extension in Tipton on Nov. 1.
The incident happened sometime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. when someone entered the home of William Stouffer by breaking a window and climbing through it. Once inside, the burglar took a television and a DVD player with surround speakers from the living room. The culprit then fled the scene.

A 17-year-old Duncansville girl accidentally shot herself in the Sinking Valley area on Nov. 2.
She was target shooting on a private property. Police said she got scared while shooting a weapon and accidentally shot herself in the hand. She went to the Altoona Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police said they were continuing their investigation as of a Sunday press release on the incident.

A case of criminal mischief was investigated in Snyder Township late last week.
The incident happened at the corner of Gates Hill Road and Clinton Street sometime between 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. Someone took a sharp object and scratched the left side rear of Danae Ann Plows’ 1995 Ford Explorer.
Damage was estimated at $1,200.

Two Tyrone teens and another juvenile were injured in an accident in Snyder Township on Sunday.
Police said 18-year-old Samuel Emigh was traveling at an excessive speed on State Route 453. He lost control of his vehicle, which then hit a rock embankment.
Emigh suffered a moderate injury and was not wearing a seat belt. His passengers, 18-year-old Siera C. Hughart and an unidentified juvenile from Huntingdon County, also suffered moderate injuries. Neither passenger was wearing a seat belt.
Emigh’s vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Ram truck, had severe damage.


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State police reported the recovery of a stolen vehicle along Meade Street in Northwood, Snyder Township on Oct. 24.
A 1989 Buick Century Sedan, blue in color, was reported as stolen to the Altoona Police on Oct. 14. The vehicle, owned by Jacob Michael Stoeher, was recovered along the road. There was minor damage to the right front end of the vehicle that appeared to have been caused by an accident.
As of last Friday, police were continuing their investigation.

A Tyrone woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Oct. 24 at 5:35 p.m. on State Route 350 in Taylor Township, Centre County.
A vehicle operated by 20-year-old Jeffrey Neilson of Philipsburg and another car operated by 39-year-old Connie Blowers were both traveling north on the road when the accident happened.
Blowers slowed her vehicle and was signaling a left turn. Neilson traveling behind Blowers was unable to stop his vehicle. Neilson’s vehicle slid into the opposite lane and hit Blowers’ car while it was making the left.
Neilson was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Blowers was also wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Both vehicles had moderate damage.

A rural Altoona man’s vehicle was subjected to criminal mischief in Pinecroft sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 25.
Someone cut two tires on the vehicle while it was parked in front the vehicle owner’s residence.

Philipsburg-based state police investigated an accident last week on State Route 220 in Taylor Township, Centre County, just north of the Blair County line.
A pick-up truck operated by 33-year-old Joseph J. Leahey of State College was northbound on the road on Oct. 25, shortly before 1 p.m. The vehicle was traveling around a left hand curve when he lost control of his pick-up truck on the wet road.
The truck traveled into the east shoulder, hit a pole and flipped over, landing on its wheels. The truck came to a rest 30 feet east of the road in a ditch.
Leahey was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The vehicle, which was owned by G.M. McCrossin, Inc. of Bellefonte was totaled.
Leahey was cited for violation of driving his vehicle at safe speed laws.


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State police investigated a burglary at a trailer in Snyder Township that happened sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 12 noon on Oct. 20.
The victim in the case, Ronald Bruce Fink of Gypsy Camp Hollow Road, said an unknown person broke into his trailer and took a rifle. The rifle is a Winchester Model #94 .30-30 caliber.
Authorities said they were continuing their investigation.

Two candidates for Snyder Township Supervisor positions were the victims of theft when some political signs were stolen sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 22.
Robert Ayers and James Miller had signs taken from their yards and neighboring yards.

An 18-year-old Greensburg man was charged with retail theft after a pump-and-run incident in Warriors Mark Township on Oct. 22.
Huntingdon County-based state police said Albert M. Yurinko was accused of pumping $40.05 worth of gas without paying for it at the Uni-Mart in the village. Charges were filed at a magisterial district judge’s office.

A Snyder Township man was the victim of a burglary at his residence on Hoover’s Lane sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 23.
State police said an unknown person entered the garage at the Michael David Albright residence through an unlocked door. A Milwaukee 18-volt cordless hammer drill, a Milwaukee 18-volt cordless drill and a Milwaukee circular saw were stolen.
Police were continuing their investigation as of Wednesday of last week.

An Altoona woman’s vehicle was broken into sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Antis Township.
The incident happened when Valerie Ann Reeves’s car was parked at a residence located on North Cambria St. Someone broke the rear passenger- side door window. They then entered the vehicle and removed the victim’s pocket book, which contained some money. They also removed a CD player from the dashboard. The thief also opened the trunk and removed an amplifier and two speakers from it.