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Three teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 350 in Taylor Township in Centre County on Friday shortly after midnight.
Police said 18-year-old Ryan Emigh was traveling north on the road when he reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a deer. His vehicle slid along the east side of the road and struck a tree head-on. The vehicle flipped over and traveled down an embankment before coming to rest in a stream.
The driver and two passengers, 20-year-old Ryan Hughes of Philipsburg and 18-year-old Josh Bloom were able to escape through a window.
All three of the teens were taken to Tyrone Hospital for treatment. The vehicle, a 2003 Dodge Durango, had extensive damage. It was removed from the scene.
Police were assisted by the Bald Eagle Fire Company.

The Uni-Mart was the scene of an attempted robbery last Friday at 3:30 a.m.
Huntingdon County-based state police said someone smashed the front door with a concrete block in an attempt to gain entry. Police said the attempt was unsuccessful.

State police investigated an accident that happened shortly before 10 a.m. on State Route 453 at Irish Flats Lane in Warriors Mark Township last Friday.
The accident sent a Hollidaysburg truck driver to the hospital and shut down the road for several hours.
Police said 46-year-old Paul R. Bartley Jr. was driving his tractor trailer truck northbound on the road when he came to a curve on the left and his truck went onto the right berm.
The truck went out of control and went sideways on the road and then rolled onto its side. The truck slid into an embankment on the east berm. The trailer came to rest on its side across the road and lost a load of shale. Bartley was taken to Altoona Regional Medical Center for treatment.
State police were assisted by Tyrone fire crews, PennDOT and Huntingdon Emergency Management.

A 20-year-old Bellwood woman and an 11-month-old baby were injured in a one vehicle accident on Bel-Tip Road just north of Smith Road in Antis Township on Monday at 7 a.m.
Police said the woman was traveling north on the road and rounded a curve at the intersection with Smith Road when it hit an icy spot on the road. The vehicle continued to travel north and left the road striking a barb wire fence with its right front end.
The vehicle then traveled on top of a drainage ditch that runs under the road. The woman’s vehicle rolled to the right and traveled onto its roof. The vehicle came to rest on its roof in a small stream.
Police said both the woman and the baby boy had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both were taken by ambulance to Altoona Regional Medical Center. The woman had minor injuries while the boy suffered what were described as major injuries.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Bellwood and Tipton fire departments.


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State police released details about a December 4 accident recently.
A truck driven by 54-year-old Stephen Lee Shiffler hit the side of a SUV driven by 40-year-old Wendy A. Dillen with a plow.
Police said neither driver was immediately aware a collision had occurred.
Shiffler and Dillen were both wearing seat belts and were not hurt. A juvenile passenger in Dillen’s vehicle was also wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.

Philipsburg state police investigated a criminal mischief incident at St. Joseph Institute in Taylor Township, Centre County.
Police said the incident happened sometime during a two-day period in mid-January when someone destroyed a large wooden sign that marks the entrance to the Institute along South Mountain Road. Several lights that illuminated the sign were also destroyed. The damage was estimated at approximately $1,400.
Police said it appeared someone arrived in a large truck or SUV and a passenger got out and damaged the sign. Footprints were observed in the snow. Police are continuing their investigation.

A business in Antis Township was the scene of a theft between 7 p.m. last Wednesday and 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The incident happened when someone removed a fuel line from one of trucks at Industrial Uniform Rentals on Park Avenue. Gasoline was removed from the vehicle.
Police are continuing their investigation.

A 35-year-old Blandburg man suffered moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 865 in Antis Township last Wednesday shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The crash happened when Jeffrey Scott Ruckinger was traveling east on route 865 down the mountain from Blandburg towards Bellwood. His truck traveled off the road and struck a tree head-on. The truck then spun counter clockwise several times before coming to a rest in the middle of the road facing west.

A Bellwood man was the victim of an alleged harassment at a residence on Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township last Thursday at 6:40 p.m.
Police say 19-year-old Benjamin Kay Grove was at the residence of a friend. Grove and the friend’s father had a disagreement. Police said the friend’s father pushed the victim twice and told him to leave the residence. Grove left the residence.
State police were contacted by the victim’s friend who reported the incident.


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Huntingdon-based state police investigated a hit-and-run crash in the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve in Warriors Mark Township.
Police said 39-year-old David Wance of Altoona was traveling north on Firehouse Road when he went off the left side of the road and hit a mailbox belonging to Loy Kurtz.
Police said Wance left the scene after the crash without notifying the owner. Citations against Wance were filed at a magisterial district judge’s office for the hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.

A two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of State Route 220 and State Route 1019 in Snyder Township at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 7.
The crash happened when two vehicles were traveling northbound on Route 220.
A vehicle operated by 51-year-old Rolland Spadacene of Pittsburgh slowed to make a right turn. At that point, 34-year-old Thomas Reed was traveling behind Spadacene’s vehicle. Reed failed to notice Spadcene slowing down. The front of Reed’s vehicle struck the rear of Spadacene’s vehicle.
Reed and Spadacene were both wearing seat belts and were not injured. Two passengers in Spadacene’s vehicle, 38-year-old Fabrienne Spadacene and 7-year-old Rhett Spadacene also were not injured.
Fabrienne Spadacene was wearing a seat belt and the boy was in a child restraint. Both vehicles had moderate damage.

A 21-year-old driver from New York was stopped for a traffic violation on Jan. 10 on I-99 at milepost 39 in Antis Township.
The stop led to the search by of a vehicle driven by Ludgens Beauzil of St. Albans, NY. State police used a narcotics dog to conduct the search. Six bags of suspected marijuana were discovered during the search.
The marijuana was packaged for sale. Beauzil was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

Another recent traffic stop led to the investigation of two men for drug possession.
State police stopped a vehicle after it was observed traveling at a speed that exceeded the posted limit on Route 22 east about a mile west of I-99 in Allegheny Township.
After further investigation, the vehicle was searched and approximately one pound of marijuana was found in the trunk.
Police said they also found the occupants, Joshua Adam Luckadoo, Tyrone and Dana Andrew McCloskey, RD 3, Altoona, to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Tyrone woman escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday at 4:35 p.m.
Cyndie Redmon was driving on State Route 550 and lost control of her car when it hit ice/snow. Her car left the road and hit a mailbox. The car then continued to slide into a yard and turned on its side where it came to a final rest. Redmon was cited for violating the driving vehicle at safe speed provisions of the state’s vehicle code. Police said she failed to control her vehicle under the conditions that existed on the roadway at the time of the accident.


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A theft happened at the Bickel’s Surplus Store in Antis Township on Dec. 27 at 12:25 p.m.
Police said a man and a woman entered the store and put a television and a satellite radio in a shopping cart.
When the man and woman went to the checkout line, the woman engaged in a verbal argument with the employee about returning the television set, as she didn’t have a receipt.
During the argument, the man pushed the cart out of the store. As he was doing so, the employee noticed the radio wasn’t paid for and was able to obtain it. However, the man continued to push the cart with the television set out of the store.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact state police in Hollidaysburg.

A 35-year-old Bellwood woman escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 865 in Antis Township on Dec. 27 at 7:27 p.m.
Kathryn Delozier was traveling on the road about one mile north of Bellwood when she attempted to negotiate a curve to the left. Delozier drove the vehicle off the roadway onto the right berm.
As she tried to regain control, the vehicle rotated counter-clockwise. Her car overturned and came to a rest in a ditch.
Police said she was wearing a seat belt and her vehicle had moderate damage.

An Altoona man was injured in an accident on State Route 1001 (old Route 220), about a mile-and-a-half north of the Pinecroft Intersection in Antis Township on Dec. 28 at 7:15 p.m.
John A. Fraundorfer was driving his car north on the road when he struck the rear of a pick-up truck operated by 33-year-old Michael T. Franks, also of Altoona.
At the time of the accident, the truck had already been disabled, and Franks was attempting to push the vehicle from the northbound lane.
Upon impact, Fraundorfer’s car traveled under the truck and struck the rear axle.
The impact also caused the truck to spin partially counter-clockwise. It’s rear struck and traveled along the guardrail prior to coming to a rest with its rear against the guardrail and the remainder of the vehicle blocking the northbound lane.
After hitting the truck, Fraundorfer’s vehicle traveled onto the east berm and struck the guardrail and traveled for several feet before coming to a rest along the berm and against the guardrail.
Fraundorfer had to be extricated from the vehicle by Pinecroft firefighters and transported to Altoona Regional Medical Center’s trauma unit.
Fraundorfer was wearing his seat belt and his airbag was deployed. Franks was uninjured.

New Year’s Day brought a criminal trespass incident to a property on Gypsy Camp Hollow Road in Snyder Township, shortly before 6:30 p.m.
A 41-year-old Warriors Mark man, David Scott Kirkpatrick, was charged with one summary count of criminal trespass after being on the property of 70-year-old Minnie Calderwood.
Police planned to file the citation before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A 27-year-old Tyrone woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Asbury Road in Antis Township on Jan. 3 at 9:25 a.m.
Gina Klesius was eastbound on Asbury Road when she failed to negotiate a left curve. Her vehicle then careened into a ditch, then an embankment before hitting a tree.
Klesius was not wearing a seat belt and suffered a moderate injury. She was transported to Altoona Regional Medical Center.
Her car had moderate damage and was towed from the scene.


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Philipsburg-based state police are investigating a identity theft case in Halfmoon Township, Centre County that happened between Nov. 1 and Dec. 30 of last year.
Police said a 53-year-old woman with a Warriors Mark address was victimized when someone applied for several credit cards using the victim’s personal information. The woman discovered the crime when she received a call from a credit card company regarding an overdue bill. Police said they were continuing their investigation.

A boat motor was stolen from a parking lot in Antis Township sometime between Dec. 1 of last year and New Year’s Day.
Police said the motor was stolen from a boat belonging to Robert Simpson at the Lee Industries parking lot.

State police investigated a harassment incident at a residence along McFarlane Road in Antis Township of Dec. 18 at 6:45 p.m.
Police said a citation for harassment was to be filed against 22-year-old Scott Carl Evans as a result of his actions against 20-year-old Dinene Krista Ford during a domestic argument.

A three-vehicle accident happened on State Route 865 near the intersection of State Route 220 in Antis Township on Dec. 20 at 9:35 a.m.
The accident happened when a vehicle in front of a car driven by 54-year-old Phyllis Nimitz of Bellwood was turning left into Sheetz. Nimitz’s vehicle and a vehicle operated by 48-year-old Georgina Montgomery of Tyrone slowed down.
A vehicle operated by a teenage girl from Fallentimber was approaching from the rear and couldn’t slow down in time. The front end of that vehicle hit the rear of Montgomery’s vehicle, which in turn was pushed into the rear of Nimitz’s car.
All three drivers were wearing seat belts and no one was injured.
The girl’s vehicle had moderate front-end damage. The other two vehicles had minor rear-end damage.

Huntingdon County-based state police investigated a two-vehicle accident on Dec. 21 at 7:45 a.m. in Porter Township.
A Tyrone man, 37-year-old Victor Huber, Jr. was eastbound on State Route 305 at the Shelton Avenue intersection when the accident happened. A vehicle driven by 58-year-old Terrie Miller of Huntingdon was behind Huber’s vehicle when Huber stopped to turn onto Shelton Avenue. Miller’s vehicle did not stop and stuck the rear of Huber’s.
Neither person was injured in the incident and both were wearing seat belts. Miller was to be cited for careless driving.
Miller’s vehicle had heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. Huber’s vehicle had moderate damage. Police were assisted at the scene by Alexandria’s fire department and EMS.

A juvenile was charged with harassment after an incident at Green Tree Village on old Route 220 in Snyder Township on Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Police said a 17-year-old male became angered and while being restrained kicked and punched three employees at the facility. Police identified the victims as 22-year-old Jeremy Miles, 22-year-old Gabriel Gates, both of Blandburg and 52-year-old Charles Spicer of Tyrone.

A 34-year-old Altoona woman was the victim of criminal mischief after an incident along State Route 4019 in Antis Township sometime between 9 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Someone smashed the window of a vehicle belonging to Jody James Weimer, according to Hollidaysburg State Police.

David and Linda Hershey were the victims of a theft in Warriors Mark Township sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
Someone entered their property on Ridge Road and stole a white-colored Polaris Trailblazer ATV then fled the scene. Police are asking anyone with information in the case to contact Trooper Gretchen Wilt of the Pennsylvania state police at 814-627-3161.