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A 22-year-old Tyrone woman suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Dec. 15, shortly after noon.
Stacey J. Leeper was traveling on State Route 453 about one-tenth of a mile from State Route 550 in Snyder Township. While Leeper was rounding a left-hand curve, she lost control of her SUV on the snow-covered road.
Her vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound land of travel. She attempted to correct her vehicle and it did a 180-degree turn while traveling back into and across the road. The vehicle then left the road and went into some soft snow on the west side of Route 453. Upon entering the snow, the vehicle began to roll. Police said it rolled over two times before coming to a rest on its wheels facing north.
Leeper went to Tyrone Hospital by private vehicle and was treated for her injuries. Police said she was wearing a seat belt. Her vehicle had severe damage.

A 46-year-old rural Huntingdon man was involved in a DUI-related incident on Dec. 17, shortly after 9 p.m.
State police said Jeffrey Kifer was operating a pick-up truck southbound on State Route 453 in Snyder Township when the vehicle went off the road and got stuck in a snow embankment.
The police press release said they determined Kifer was intoxicated and he was arrested for DUI and other related charges. Kifer was not wearing a seat belt and he was not injured. His vehicle did not sustain damage in the incident.
Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A Warriors Mark residence was the scene of a burglary sometime between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Someone entered the home of Ronald Zimmerman of Pennington Road while he was at work. The burglar took $1,300 worth of cash and other items.
Two vehicles were involved in an accident at a railroad crossing at the intersection of State Route 4017 in Snyder Township on Sunday morning, shortly before 11.
State police said a pick-up truck operated by 50-year-old Thomas E. McCann of Cogan Station pulled into the path of a vehicle operated Sherri L. Miles causing the crash. McCann was inspecting the railroad track system at the time of the accident.
Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seat belts. Damage information was not listed in the police press release.

Two juveniles were involved in an incident that led to harassment charges at Greentree Village. A 13-year-old boy was accused of shoving and striking a 15-year-old boy during a verbal altercation at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The state police press release said charges were to be filed at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office.

Huntingdon County-based state police investigated a DUI-related crash on State Route 453 in Warriors Mark Township on Sunday at 7:35 p.m.
A vehicle operated by 46-year-old Dana A. Sponsler was traveling north at the same time a semi-trailer was being operated by 37-year-old Timothy R. Wolf of Wisconsin.
Sponsler’s car struck the truck then went across the road and into a snow embankment. Police said they determined Sponsler was intoxicated and he was arrested. He refused a blood test. A complaint was filed before a magisterial district judge in Alexandria.


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State police investigated a robbery incident at D & R Transport that happened sometime between the end of October and the middle of November this year.
Police said the incident happened at the company, which is located off of Lower Skelp Road in Antis Township when someone broke off a storage shed and removed eight bud wheel rims. The burglar also removed several radiators and an after cooler.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police in Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.

A 38-year-old Tyrone woman has been accused of forgery and other charges stemming from a traffic stop on Nov. 7 on old Route 220 at the I-99 Tipton exit.
Police said Leslie Jean Riggleman was stopped for a traffic violation when she allegedly provided police with someone else’s name, date of birth and address.
Charges against Riggleman were filed at Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office. She was charged with forgery, false identification to law enforcement authorities and two traffic violations.

The Charles Caracciolo Steel & Metal, Inc. was the scene of a burglary sometime between 9 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 4 a.m. on Dec. 12.
Several rims and some copper were removed from the company’s Antis Township scrap yard. State police said the incident was still under investigation as of earlier this week.

A rifle was taken from an apartment in Tipton, Antis Township sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Albert Dale Shawley of RR 5, Tyrone told police a Winchester model No. 94 .30-30 caliber rifle was removed from his residence at the Cherry Avenue Apartments.
State police were continuing their investigation as of earlier this week.


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A Philipsburg woman suffered a minor injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 453, one mile from the Clearfield County line in Blair County on Dec. 2 at 7:20 a.m.
Police said Lachrisha Lynne lost control on the slick road and spun around and struck a tree on the opposite of the road. Lynne was wearing a seat belt. Her vehicle had moderate damage.

An 18-year-old Tyrone man suffered a minor injury in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 453 in Warriors Mark on Dec. 3 at 8:20 a.m.
Derrick Soellner was attempting to turn left from State Route 453 onto Hundred Springs Road when a tractor-trailer truck operated by 68-year-old William Donahey was heading north on State Route 453 when Soellner’s vehicle turned in front of Donahey’s tractor-trailer. The truck’s front end struck the car’s passenger side.
Soellner suffered a bump on his head. Police said he would be cited for a traffic violation. Donahey was not injured. Both men were wearing seat belts.
Soellner’s car was disabled while the tractor-trailer had minor damage.

An Altoona woman and her passenger escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 1001, just south of Stadium Drive in Antis Township on Dec. 4 at 6:55 a.m.
Talina Weaver was traveling south on the road, which was snow covered and slippery. While she was traveling south, Weaver lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the north lanes and struck the guardrail.
Both Weaver and a 17-year-old passenger were wearing seat belts. Weaver was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.

A tractor-trailer truck was involved in a crash on State Route 350 in Warriors Mark Township on Dec. 5 at 8:45 a.m.
The truck, which was driven by 49-year-old James Brown lost control due to the snow. The truck rolled onto its side and came to rest partially in the southbound lane facing south.
Brown was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Police said the truck had severe damage.

A garage belonging to Clyde Brantner of Tyrone was the scene of burglary sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Police said someone forced entry into the garage at the corner of Mead and Hancock Streets. They said the contents were disturbed but nothing was removed. The investigation is continuing.


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A 40-year-old Tyrone woman suffered a minor injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 45 in Spruce Creek on Nov. 27, shortly after 5 p.m.
The crash happened when Sally Campbell was traveling east on the road. She overcompensated while negotiating a right curve. Her car struck an embankment and overturned.
Police said Campbell was wearing a seat belt and traffic violation charges were filed against her in district court.

An unidentified 17-year-old female driver suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hollen and State Route 4015 in Antis Township on Nov. 28 at approximately 9:45 p.m.
The teen was traveling downhill on Moser Road when she was unable to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Moser and Hollen Road. Her vehicle traveled through the intersection and then, turning right, through the intersection of Hollen Road and State Route 4015.
The right side of the car struck the end of a guardrail at the intersection, and then went perpendicular across SR 4015, striking another guardrail head on.
The driver was taken by ambulance to Altoona Regional Medical Center.
The vehicle had significant front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene.

A 22-year-old Pittsburgh man escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on I-99 in Snyder Township on Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Patrick Dailey was traveling south on the highway, approximately one-tenth of a mile to the beginning of the Tyrone off ramp. During heavy rain conditions, Dailey lost control of his vehicle and slid into a concrete median wall. Police said Dailey was wearing his seat belt.
Daily’s car had damage to its left front and left rear corners, as well as the rear bumper. The car had to be towed from the scene.

State police investigated a two-vehicle accident on State Route 220, in front of Reese’s Market, in Snyder Township on Nov. 29 at 11:25 a.m.
Police said 67-year-old Gary White of Concord, NH, pulled his vehicle out from a private lane just north of Reese’s Market and began traveling south on Route 220, when a truck driven by 25-year-old Richard Biter approached from behind at a higher-than-reasonable rate of speed. The left-front corner of Biter’s truck struck the right-rear corner of White’s vehicle. Biter’s truck then traveled into a ditch along the western edge of the road.
Biter and White were not injured. A passenger in White’s pick-up truck, 47-year-old Glen Polucha, also was not hurt. All occupants were wearing seat belts.
Biter’s truck had minor front-end damage and engine damage. White’s truck had minor rear-end damage.

A 28-year-old Port Matilda man was accused of trespassing in a wooded area off of McMonigal Lane in Taylor Township, Centre County on Nov. 30 at 8:15 a.m.
Terry L. Taylor of Port Matilda reported to police that Fredrick G. Sones II was observed on his property that was posted. Trespassing charges were filed against Sones at Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair’s office.


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A 29-year-old Tyrone man suffered minor injuries after an accident on State Route 350, approximately two miles north of Bald Eagle in Taylor Township, Centre County on Nov. 24, 2005.
Adam L. Henninger was traveling north and lost control on the icy/snow covered road.
Henninger’s pickup truck slid off the road and into a drainage ditch.

A 39-year-old Tyrone woman suffered minor injuries after an accident on State Route 550 in Warriors Mark on Nov. 24 at 8:10 a.m.
Kimberly Pekar was operating her vehicle southbound on the road and lost control in the light snow.
Pekar’s vehicle went off the right side of the road over a guiderail and rolled over.
Pekar was wearing a seat belt according to the state police release.

Police are investigating an incident at a residence along Pot Pie Road in Snyder Township that happened between 8 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26.
The victim reported someone took several items from his carport including tools, two children sleds and an ATV.
Police said someone also entered the victim’s truck and removed a Pioneer CD face plate and the registration and insurance card from the truck.

Two Hollidaysburg men were arrested after an incident along the road near the Pinecroft intersection with Antis Township.
Both 26-year-old Matthew L. Zeek and 21-year-old Timothy S. Malone of Hollidaysburg were observed walking along the road. Police said the men were manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that they could endanger themselves or others persons or property.
Both men were charged with public drunkenness.

State police conducted a DUI checkpoint on Nov. 27 between midnight and 2:25 a.m. on old Route 220 in Antis Township.
During the checkpoint, one arrest for DUI was made by authorities. A traffic arrest was also pending for a driver operating while under suspension. Safety brochures were also issued during the operation of the checkpoint.