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Philipsburg-based state police are investigating a financial fraud incident that victimized a 49-year-old Warriors Mark (Halfmoon Township, Centre County) woman between Feb. 13 and 16.
Someone used the victim’s ATM card and withdrew more than $2,000 from her checking account. Information obtained by the victim revealed the withdrawals occurred overseas. Police are continuing their investigation.

A tri-axle Mack truck was involved in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 453 approximately a half a mile south of State Route 350 in Snyder Township on Feb. 17 at 5 a.m.
The truck was being driven by Fred Bousum III of Alexandria when it crested a hill and failed to negotiate a left turn in the road. The truck traveled off the road and onto the east berm where it then struck a rock embankment.
Bousum was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His truck had moderate damage.

A 22-year-old Tyrone woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 350 in Taylor Township, Centre County on Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Gretchen Marie Illig’s vehicle was rounding a left curve when a vehicle coming in the opposite direction came close to the center yellow line. Illig steered to the left and her vehicle started to slide on the gravel. The vehicle crossed the road and then went up an embankment and struck a tree.
Illig was wearing a seat belt and suffered a minor injury. Her vehicle had moderate damage.

A theft at an I-99 construction site in Snyder Township is being investigated by state police.
The incident happened sometime between 9 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 21 at the site when a 1,000-gallon water tank and a Honda pump were stolen. The victim in the crime was listed as A & L Inc. of Belle Vernon.

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A criminal complaint was filed against Thomas Hammond of Tyrone for allegedly violating laws in Tyrone on December 23, 2005.
Hammond was accused of one count each of: indecent assault without consent of the other person, indecent assault on someone under the age of 16 and harassment/stalking.
A hearing has been scheduled for February 21 at District Justice Fred Miller’s office.

Huntingdon-based State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Feb. 14 in Warriors Mark Township.
Police said for unknown reasons a vehicle traveling south on State Route 350 swerved off the road and knocked over several mailboxes along the shoulder of the road.
The vehicle traveled approximately 100 feet along the grass on the side of the road.
The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel. Police said the vehicle is believed to be blue in color with damage most likely on the driver’s side.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact state police in Huntingdon County at 627-3161.

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State police have released details about a theft incident in Antis Township on Jan. 31.
The incident happened at a parking lot located off of old Route 220 when someone removed various articles from a vehicle belonging to 21-year-old Ashley Yvonne Dean of Tyrone.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact the state police in Hollidaysburg.

Tri Star Ford Mercury in Snyder Township was the scene of theft of a vehicle sometime between Feb. 7 and Feb. 8.
Police said someone stole a gray 2003 Ford Escape from the lot. Anyone with information on the incident should contact state police at 696-6100.

A rural Altoona woman escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 4015 on Feb. 8.
The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. when Rheanna Stehley lost control of her vehicle while she was attempting to negotiate a right curve on a snow and ice covered road.
Her vehicle rolled over onto its roof after striking a tree and traveled up an embankment. Stehley was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

A 20-year-old Tyrone man was arrested for underage drinking in Birmingham Borough, Huntingdon County.
Police said Todd M. Keith was arrested for consumption of alcoholic or malt brew beverage on Feb. 9 at 10:50 p.m.

A 41-year-old Tyrone woman suffered a minor injury in a one-vehicle accident on Feb. 10 at 2:30 a.m. on State Route 4027 in Snyder Township.
Sheila Kay Fink lost control of her car while negotiating a curve. Her vehicle hit a building owned by Nancy Eyer-Coffman of Alexandria. Police said Fink would be cited for failing to immediately report the accident to police.

A check on a disabled vehicle in Tyrone on Monday afternoon led to the arrest of three people for public drunkenness.
State police stopped to check on a truck on Washington Avenue across from the Kwik Fill around 5:30 p.m. The vehicle had damage to the left-front end and two people were inside.
They told police that a third person had been driving and had hit a tree at an unknown location. Police said the other person had gone to the Kwik Fill to arrange rides for the trio.
The police press release said the two people in the truck were highly intoxicated. An officer went to the Kwik Fill and found out the third person had left the area on foot and was headed toward the Save A Lot store. Police said the man was located inside the store was found to be highly intoxicated. He denied knowing anything about the truck or accident.
Police later discovered the truck had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Altoona. The truck was towed and Altoona Police were given information of the truck’s location and the parties involved in the Tyrone incident.
State police said charges of public drunkenness against all three were filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

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Huntingdon County-based state police investigated a three-vehicle accident on State Route 453, just north of Route 22 in Morris Township on Feb. 1 at 2:27 p.m.
The crash happened when vehicles operated by 20-year-old Anthony Moist of Tyrone, 43-year-old Evangeline Sheeler of Mount Union and 27-year-old Karen Richards of Tyrone were traveling south on Route 453.
Richards stopped her vehicle because of a vehicle stopped in front of her. Sheeler came to a stop behind Richards’ vehicle. Moist’s vehicle came up from behind Sheeler’s vehicle and rear-ended it. At that point, Sheeler’s vehicle hit Richards’ vehicle in the rear.
Moist and Sheeler were wearing seat belts and were not hurt. Richards and two passengers, 48-year-old James Richards and 49-year-old Sharon Richards were wearing seat belts and suffered minor injuries. Juniata Valley Ambulance personnel transported them all to Tyrone Hospital.
Police planned to charge Moist with a traffic violation. Richards’ vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

A 44-year-old Warriors Mark man was the victim of harassment on Feb. 5
Someone left a harassing message on an answering machine belonging to Michael Zimmerman of Ridge Road. The incident was still under investigation as of earlier this week.

Another harassment case was investigated in Warriors Mark on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Police said 40-year-old Catherine A. Morrissey and a suspect known to police were in a physical fight at a residence on Morrissey Lane. The suspect left prior to the arrival of the police. The investigation was continuing as of earlier this week.

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A hit-and-run incident occurred on Moser Road in Antis Township between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Police said an unknown vehicle drove through several yards and struck and damaged a mailbox. The investigation is continuing.

A firearm was stolen from a Halifax man on Jan. 30 between 3 and 6:30 a.m. along Fredrick Street in Tipton, Antis Township.
Police said someone took a backpack that belonged to Mark Dennis Taylor. A Smith and Wesson Model 629, 44 Magnum handgun with a scope was inside the backpack. The thief fled the scene undetected.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Hollidaysburg-based state police at 696-6100.

A three-vehicle accident on State Route 764 near Bellmeade Drive in Antis Township on Jan. 30 at 5:20 p.m. left several people with minor injuries.
State police said three vehicles were traveling north on the road when one of the vehicles began to slow for traffic that was stopped for a red light at the intersection.
Seventy-five-year-old Mark Baker of Tyrone began to slow down after seeing the vehicle operated by 33-year-old Jody Weimer of RR 7, Altoona slow down for traffic.
Thirty-one-year-old Christina Fink noticed Baker slowing down and also started to slow her vehicle but took her eyes off the road. Fink then looked back up and the car driven by Baker was going slower than she thought. Fink applied her brakes but was unable to avoid hitting Baker’s vehicle. Fink’s vehicle pushed Baker’s vehicle into Weimer’s vehicle.
All three vehicles came to rest near the point of impact.
Fink, Baker and Weimer were all wearing a seat belt and had minor injuries. A passenger in Weimer’s car, 33-year-old Amy Weimer, was also wearing a seat belt and had minor injuries. Police said two other passengers, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries and were transported to Altoona Regional Medical Center. Both were wearing seat belts.
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene. Bellwood and AMED provided transportation of the injured.

Police are looking into a theft at the Dillen Industrial Park, off of River Road in Antis Township that happened between 5 a.m. on Jan. 30 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 31.
The incident occurred when an unknown person entered a vehicle owned by 23-year-old Martin Eugene Monahan while it was parked at the Industrial Park.
Police said they are looking at a surveillance tape to identify a suspect. The investigation is continuing.

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Police have released details on a criminal mischief incident that happened in December.
The incident happened at Parkway Drive Apartments in Antis Township on Dec. 23 at 6:45 a.m. when 19-year-old Lindsey Jo Wood of Bellwood allegedly cut a tire on a vehicle owned by Nancy Ann Singer.
Police said that Singer’s son, 26-year-old Julius Anthony Colabove II then allegedly scratched a vehicle belonging to 50-year-old John Pershing Meredith as Wood fled in it.

An Altoona woman suffered a minor injury in a two-vehicle accident in Tyrone on Jan. 26, shortly before 4 p.m.
Jessica Cherry was stopped at a stop sign on State Route 1012 and Route 453 when a vehicle driven by Shawn Peterson of Tyrone was traveling south on the road. Cherry pulled out into the intersection and her car struck Peterson’s pick-up truck.
Cherry was not wearing a seat belt. Peterson was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Cherry’s car had moderate damage while Peterson’s pick-up truck had minor damage.

A Munson man was a theft victim at a parking lot for New Pig in Antis Township sometime on Jan. 26 and 27.
Police said someone entered Scott Long’s vehicle and removed several CDs. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Hollidaysburg state police.

A 51-year-old Tyrone woman was accused of DUI and trespassing after an incident in Warriors Mark Township on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
Mandi Morgan allegedly drove through a yard with a pick-up truck. Police said her vehicle was spotted and stopped. She was then arrested for DUI. Charges were filed at a local magisterial district justice’s office.

Huntingdon County-based state police investigated a theft by unlawful taking incident that happened between Jan. 28 at 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 29.
Police said someone went into the yard of Harold Wilson and removed two plastic green-colored alien statues that were mounted on stakes. They also took a concrete alien statue that was lying on a tire in-between the stakes.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact police at 814-627-3161.

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A 26-year-old Tyrone woman and a 51-year-old Dubois man were allegedly involved in a harassment and assault on Jan. 23 shortly before 5 p.m.
Police allege Joseph J. Ogershor and Jodi L. Shatzer became engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical.
Police said both individuals struck the other. Both were to be charged with summary harassment.

A 15-year-old rural Tyrone girl was involved in a one-vehicle accident on at the intersection of Grandview and Holland Lane in Antis Township on Jan. 24.
Police said the teen was driving south on Grandview Road and lost control on the wet road. Her car crossed over the centerline and struck a guardrail with its front end. When the car hit the guardrail, it spun around to face north and came to rest on the road. Once the vehicle was at rest, the teen driver drove away from the scene traveling north on Grandview. Both tires on the front of the car had gone flat and the driver was unable to control the vehicle. The car traveled off the road and into a drainage ditch on the east side of the roadway. Once in the ditch, the car continued to travel north for approximately 69 feet before it became disabled.
Bellwood Ambulance transferred the girl to Altoona Hospital. Bellwood’s fire department assisted state police at the scene.

A 31-year-old Bellwood woman was the victim of an alleged harassment on East Main Street in Bellwood on Jan. 24 at 9:15 p.m.
Police said Chantel Marie Fromm got into a confrontation with her daughter’s 17-year-old boyfriend. Police said during the confrontation, the teen threatened the woman.
The investigation is continuing.

A 25-year-old Tyrone man was involved in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 4013 in Warriors Mark Township on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Thomas Dry was traveling east on the road and hit a south embankment. His vehicle rolled over on the driver’s side. Police said there was blowing snow that caused whiteout conditions at the time of the accident.
Dry was wearing a seat belt and suffered a minor back injury. His SUV had severe damage.

State police investigated a hit-and-run accident that happened on State Route 350 near Tuskovich Lane in Taylor Township, Centre County on Jan. 26.
Police said they received a report that an unknown vehicle exited the road for unknown reasons and entered a field and struck a small tree. The vehicle then re-entered the road and fled the scene.
Anyone with information should contact the Philipsburg-based state police.

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A 20-year-old rural Tyrone woman was the victim of harassment by communications between 7 and 10:30 p.m. on January 10 at a residence in Tipton, Antis Township.
Police said Nichole Lynn Weyandt received harassing phone calls of a sexual nature from an ex-boyfriend. The investigation is continuing.

Huntingdon-county based state police have released details on an accident that happened on Jan. 11.
The one-vehicle accident happened on State Route 350, approximately one mile north of State Route 550 in Warriors Mark at 7:31 p.m.
Police said 18-year-old Kevin Soellner of Tyrone was traveling south on the road and lost control and crossed the centerline. His car traveled off the east berm and struck a tree.
Soellner had three passengers, all from Tyrone, in the car. Soellner suffered a moderate injury.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Farabaugh suffered a major injury and 17-year-old Ryan Bowman suffered a moderate injury. Twenty-year-old Daniel Gurekovich was not injured. None of the occupants of the car were wearing a seat belt.
Police said at least one passenger was ejected from the vehicle and one passenger fled from the scene.
Police said charges were pending against the driver for driving too fast for conditions, DUI and underage drinking. Police said they are continuing their investigation into other possible underage drinking violations. Warriors Mark Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue assisted police at the scene.

An Altoona man escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on Grandview Road in Antis Township on Jan 22 at 5:30 p.m.
State police said 25-year-old David Osborne lost control of his vehicle while southbound on the road. The vehicle traveled into the northbound lane and then into the front yards of two residences. The vehicle came to rest in some shrubbery and had to be extricated by a tow truck. Property damage at the two residences included damaged mailboxes, turf and shrubbery.
An uninvolved passing motorist ran over one of the mailboxes on the road and had damage to their vehicle.

A Snyder Township location was the scene of a theft from a vehicle incident on Jan. 22 sometime between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.
A tractor-trailer truck owned by Ferguson Valley Hardwoods of Hollidaysburg was parked in a lot at the intersection of Baughman Hollow Road and Old Route 220 when someone took approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel from a fuel tank to the truck.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Hollidaysburg-based state police.