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A 26-year-old Warriors Mark man was the victim in a burglary incident on Sept. 7 between 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Police said the incident happened at the Christopher M. Laird residence at the intersection of State Route 350 and 550. Someone entered the victim’s residence and took money. The case remained under investigation including authorities looking at possible suspects as of Tuesday.

A burglary took place at a residence next to the old Red Lion Bar in Snyder Township sometime between Sept. 16 at 11 p.m. and 1:28 a.m. on Sept. 17.
Police said in the commission of the crime, someone entered Heidi Jo Frye’s residence by reaching through a broken window on the front door and unlocking it. Once inside the suspect ransacked the home but did not take anything. The suspect then fled the scene.

A 45-year-old Tyrone woman, Linda Alley, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on old Route 220 near Tri Star Ford in Snyder Township at noon on Sept. 17.
Police said Alley lost control of her vehicle when she suffered a medical emergency. Her vehicle struck several mailboxes and then went into a ditch and rolled over.

An Altoona man, Robert Gensamer, was accused of harassment after an ongoing situation earlier this month.
Police said the victim, Jennifer Gensamer of Tipton, reported receiving harassing phone calls from Gensamer during a two-week period. Police indicated they received word of the problem at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17.

A Jennifer Ann Gensamer of Cherry Avenue, Tipton was also listed as the victim in a separate state police press release regarding a burglary and criminal trespass case that happened on Sept. 19.
Police said someone known to Gensamer entered her residence at 11:50 p.m. while she was sleeping in bed. She awoke to find the person standing in her bedroom and yelled at the suspect to leave. The man tried to talk the woman into allowing him to stay but she kept yelling for him to leave. He then left the scene on foot in an unknown direction. Police said the man apparently entered the residence through a locked window. Charges in that case were to be filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A 21-year-old Fleming man, Matthew Dixon, was the victim in a harassment incident that happened on Sept. 19 at 6:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Farms, Inc. in Warriors Mark.
Police said Dixon and the suspect were working when an argument ensued and the suspect struck Dixon on the side of the head. Charges were pending as of last week’s state police release.

An 80-year-old Tyrone man was arrested in a domestic harassment incident that happened at noon on Sept. 19.
Police said William Cloyd Stever was accused of grabbing 76-year-old Helen Lorraine Stever during a domestic altercation. The woman suffered a laceration. Charges against the man were filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.


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A 64-year-old rural Tyrone man was charged with false swearing and two counts of transfer of ownership regarding dealings that happened at Dan Parson Used Cars in Snyder Township sometime between March 7 and April 4 of this year.
State police said James David Parson was charged after he personally purchased two 1988 Ford Mustangs and resold the vehicles without taking assignment and reassignment of the certificate of title.
Police said Parson, an issuing agent, verified, signed and sealed the certificates of title knowing that the information contained on the certificates were not completely correct and missing the transactions where he purchased and resold the vehicles.
Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

State police are investigating an attempted robbery that happened sometime between March of 2005 and Sept. 22 in Sinking Valley, Tyrone Township.
Police said while the owners of a home in rural Altoona were away, an attempt was made to enter it via the front door. However, the would-be robber was unsuccessful in gaining entry into the home.

A rural Altoona man reported a theft and burglary at his home that happened earlier this month.
State police said Richard Campbell said someone entered his house on Skelp Road and took a bench, a log splitter and a weed eater. The incident happened sometime between Sept. 5 and 6.

A 25-year-old Tyrone man, Joshua John Hayes, was involved in an alleged DUI incident on Sept. 8 at 11:36 p.m. in Logan Township.
Police said Hayes was stopped for traffic violations on Greenwood Road and was found to be under the influence. He was taken into custody and transported to Bons Secours for a blood test and his blood alcohol content was found to be over the limit. Charges were to be filed before a magisterial district judge.


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A Tyrone man’s vehicle was shot at somewhere in Blair County between Sept. 1 and 14, according to state police.
The front bumper of Benjamin Blaine Johnson’s vehicle was hit with a small caliber firearm. The damage was estimated at $500.

A two-vehicle accident last Wednesday on Fowler Hollow Lane in Taylor Township, Centre County, left a two-year girl with minor injuries.
The crash happened when 34-year-old Jennifer Wertz of Port Matilda was driving west and she observed several chickens on the road. She stopped for them to clear the road. Sherman Fink of Port Matilda saw Wertz’s vehicle stopping, but the 65-year-old driver was unable to stop in time and hit the rear of Wertz’s car.
Wertz and Fink were uninjured. A two-year-old girl in Wertz’s car suffered a bump on the head. A five-year boy was unhurt. Both children were in child safety seats. Fink will be cited for a driving at safe speed violation.
Fink’s vehicle had minor damage while Wertz’s car had severe damage and was towed from the scene.

A 31-year-old rural Tyrone man, Travis Lee Noland, said someone took a prescription drug from inside his home on Reightown Road in Antis Township on Sept. 13.
The value of the medicine was listed at $50.

State police are investigating a scattering rubbish case that happened sometime between last Thursday and Sunday in Antis Township.
Police said someone dumped about eight bags of trash on Kerbaugh Road. Mail with a name on it was found inside at least one of the bags.

An RR 5 Tyrone woman, Chandra Lea Taylor, was assaulted by a man she knew at a residence on Kingdom Street in Tipton, Antis Township last Thursday between 8:30 and 11:50 p.m.
The assault happened when the 25-year-old woman and the suspect were engaged in an argument. The victim received minor injuries from the assault. State police said charges will be filed against the suspect before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A young girl was injured in a two-vehicle accident last Friday at 6:50 p.m. in Snyder Township.
Police said Kimberly Brown and Gerald Miller, both of State College, were traveling south on State Route 550 about 2/10 of a mile north of State Route 453. Brown’s vehicle was following Miller’s vehicle and Miller stopped on the road to wait for northbound traffic to clear. He intended to turn left onto a side road and Brown was unable to stop her vehicle in time on the wet road and hit the rear of Miller’s vehicle.
Brown’s vehicle was also occupied by five juvenile females. One of the girls was taken to Tyrone Hospital for treatment. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Brown was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.

A Roaring Spring man, Robert Lloyd, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on River Road in Antis Township on Saturday at 12:30 a.m.
State police said he was going too fast to negotiate a curve. His vehicle crossed the southbound lane and struck a guard rail. Lloyd was wearing a seat belt. Police said he was cited for failing to drive at a safe speed.

Carracciolo’s Scrap Yard was the scene of a burglary and theft during the overnight hours between last Friday and Saturday.
Someone forcibly entered the office building of the business, which caused $1,000 damage to the facility. Once inside, the perpetrator(s) took a fork truck valued at $20,000 and copper worth $6,000. State police said their investigation was continuing as of earlier this week.


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Several residents in Tipton were victimized between Sept. 7 and Sunday as the result of a burglary and acts of criminal mischief.
Police said someone went onto four properties on Tipton Road between Potts Drive and Tipton Manor Road and entered one garage and three sheds.
The unknown person(s) took several tools from the unsecured garage of Harold K. Pierce. They also pried open the lock latches on the other victim’s sheds, but took no items.
Police said the tools were valued at $400. Damage in the incidents was listed at $100.

Charges are pending in a theft of services case that happened between last Friday and Tuesday on Hollen Road in Antis Township.
State police said a known suspect used an electrical cord to divert electricity from a house under construction to the suspect’s home.

State police arrested an 18-year-old Bellwood man, Joseph Eugene Gill, on Clark Street in Bellwood last Friday at 11:21 p.m. as part of a roving DUI patrol.
Police said Gill was stopped after he was observed committing several traffic violations. Police said Gill was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed into custody.
Upon conviction, Gill is facing fines and/or imprisonment along with the loss of his operating privileges.
Later during the roving DUI patrol, a 35-year-old Port Matilda man, Joseph George Fielding, was arrested on DUI charges after an incident on State Route 220 in Snyder Township on Saturday at 1:25 a.m.
Police said Fielding was stopped after being observed committing several traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol. After failing several field sobriety tests, Fielding was placed into custody.
Fielding was arraigned before the on-call Magisterial District Judge Craig Ormsby and lodged in Blair County Prison after failing to produce $15,000 percentage bail.
Upon a conviction, Fielding faces fines and/or imprisonment, as well as the loss of operating privileges.

An ATV was stolen in Antis Township sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 6 a.m. on Sept. 11.
Police said someone arrived at the property of Mary Janet Harker on Stetter Road and took the vehicle and fled the scene.
Police described the vehicle as a two-drive automatic 2001 red 350 Honda Rancher ATV valued at $3,700.

A propulsion of missiles incident was reported Monday at 1:20 p.m. in Snyder Township on I-99, approximately two miles north of the Tyrone exit in the southbound lanes.
The victims, Paul E. Boyd and Sarah E. Strouse, both of Philipsburg, said an unknown person propelled an unknown projectile into their vehicle as they were traveling southbound on the road between Bald Eagle and Tyrone.
The right front passenger window was broken. Damage was estimated at $350. Anyone with information on the incident should contact state police at 696-6100.


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A 42-year-old rural Tyrone man was the victim of a burglary sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 4 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 5.
State police said someone entered the garage of Gary James Miller through unlocked doors and removed a nail gun used for roofing. Police said a nail gun used for framing was also taken from the victim’s porch.
The investigation is continuing.

A 54-year-old Tyrone man was stopped on Sept. 4 at 2 a.m. after allegedly committing several traffic offenses.
Police said Issac Earl Harpster was stopped and found to be operating under the influence. Charges were filed at the Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller’s office.

A 25-year-old Warriors Mark man was involved in a DUI-related accident on State Route 350 about three miles south of Sandy Ridge in Rush Township on Sept. 5 at 1:44 a.m.
Police said Alex Musser swerved to miss a deer and lost control of his vehicle, which then slid off the west side of the road and rolled onto its roof. At the crash scene, police said they determined Musser was intoxicated. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
Musser was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Charges were to be filed before a magisterial district judge.

A Tyrone man has been accused in a pump and run case at the Sheetz store in Antis Township on Sept. 6 at 11:58 a.m.
Police allege Michael Rummell pumped $61 worth of gas and then drove off without paying for it. Police said the act was recorded by video tape.

A 35-year-old Tyrone woman, Ginger Lee Branter, has been accused in a DUI incident in Tyrone on Saturday at 12:15 a.m.
Police said the woman was driving in the Adams and Oak Avenue area and was stopped for an equipment violation and was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol.
Charges will be filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller. The charges will include driving under the influence and several summary violations.

A 29-year-old rural Tyrone man, Mark Ernest Campbell will be cited for harassment and disorderly conduct after an incident at the Snappy’s Convenience Store in Bald Eagle, Snyder Township on Saturday at 2:10 a.m.
Police said store employees reported he harassed them and caused a disturbance in the store. Citations will be filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

A 75-year-old Altoona man was injured in an accident in Antis Township on Saturday at 4:35 p.m.
State police said Leon C. Cramer was operating a three-wheeled motorcycle eastbound on Rigglesgap Road. Upon approaching the intersection with Asbury Lane, Cramer attempted to make a turn at the last second.
As Cramer was making the turn, its left rear tire came off the ground and the motorcycle left the road. It then struck a mailbox and a parked pickup truck. When the motorcycle struck the truck, Cramer was thrown from it.
Cramer was transported to Altoona Hospital by Bellwood Ambulance. His motorcycle had minor damage. Police were assisted by the Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Department.


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A garage at a residence on Grazierville Road in Tipton, Antis Township was the scene of a burglary and theft sometime between Sept. 1 and 2.
State police said someone entered an unsecured garage at the residence of Michael Francis Kensinger and took possession of archery equipment and fled the scene. The items were valued at $200.

State police investigated a criminal mischief case that happened on State Route 4018, about 1/10 of a mile east of SR 4019 in Antis Township sometime between 3 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 2 a.m. on Sept. 2.
An unknown suspect broke out the right-side front door window of a car belonging to Brett C. Robison while it was parked at a residence.

A rural Tyrone area man was the victim of a burglary in Antis Township sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 2.
Police said someone entered a shed on the property of Paul E. Swartz and removed a Homelite chainsaw.

A Tyrone driver was injured in a three-vehicle accident on State Route 220 at the intersection of State Route 350 and State Route 4027 in Snyder Township on Sept. 1 at 4:55 p.m.
Police said vehicles driven by 39-year-old Randy Scott Walk and 30-year-old Christopher Keller, both of rural Tyrone, were stopped at the intersection of SR 220 and SR 4027 in the northbound left turn lane for a red traffic control signal.
A car driven by 40-year-old Dale Johnson of Bellefonte was traveling south on SR 220. Upon approaching the intersection, Johnson began to make a left hand turn to continue traveling south on 220. While making the turn on the wet roadway, Johnson’s car crossed over a concrete barrier and struck the left rear side of Walk’s car. After hitting Walk’s vehicle, Johnson’s car continued to travel and hit head on with Keller’s pickup truck.
Johnson and Keller were both wearing seat belts and were not injured. Walk suffered a minor injury and was also wearing a seat belt. The Johnson and Walk vehicles both had moderate damage. Keller’s pickup truck had minor damage.

Two properties in Tipton, Antis Township were the scene of a burglary and an attempted burglary between 8 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 2.
State police said someone entered a shed on the property of Barry Neal, RR 5, Tyrone. A weed eater was removed from the shed. An attempt was also made to gain entry to a garage on the property of Catherine Metzger, RR 5, Tyrone. Police said the attempt failed.

A 17-year-old Tyrone youth was charged after an incident on Sept. 2 at 12:22 a.m. on North 2nd Street at the township building in Antis Township.
Police said the teenage boy took his mother’s vehicle without permission and was seen with the vehicle on North 2nd Street. The teen was taken to Tyrone Hospital after becoming sick from being highly intoxicated. Blood tests showed he was above the legal limit.
The boy was on a weekend pass from a juvenile treatment facility and was placed in the Blair County Detention Center by the Juvenile Probation office. The teenager will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUI, underage drinking and other traffic offenses.

An Altoona man suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident that happened on State Route 220 in Snyder Township on Sept. 2 at 4:50 a.m.
State police said 26-year-old Patrick W. Reed, Jr. was northbound on the road and two deer crossed in front of his van. Reed applied his brakes and lost control of the van, which went off the left side of the road into a ditch. It rolled over on its left side. Reed was wearing a seat belt.

A 45-year-old Tyrone area man has been accused in a domestic assault case.
The incident allegedly happened at a residence on Morrissey Lane in Warriors Mark Township on Sept. 2 at 5:56 p.m. Police said Gary Joe Gordon allegedly assaulted 41-year-old Catherine A. Morrissey. Authorities said Gordon slammed her into a wall and on the floor, which resulted in the woman being injured.
Gordon was arraigned before a magisterial district judge and placed in Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 11.


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State police said they were continuing an ongoing investigation at various locations in Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon Counties regarding missing funds from ATM machines.
The Blair County Federal Credit Union reported funds missing from several ATMs that are owned by the credit union at different locations throughout the region. The incidents date back to October of last year and had continued to the time of the Hollidaysburg State Police press release late last week. The investigation is ongoing.

A 19-year-old Tyrone man is suspected in an access device fraud case that happened over a four-month period starting at the beginning of May.
Police said the suspect made transactions with a Net Teller account belonging to 38-year-old David Lewis Miller. The suspect charged approximately $750 to the victim’s account playing on-line poker without the permission of the victim.
The incidents were alleged to have happened in Worth Township in Centre County. Philipsburg state police said the investigation was continuing.

A building on a farm in Warriors Mark Township was the scene of a burglary and theft sometime during July and August.
Huntingdon County-based state police said a building on the farm owned by John Gilliland was entered and items were removed.

A 17-year-old Tyrone boy reported being harassed in Catherine Township on Aug. 23 at 10 p.m.
The teen said he was struck by an unknown white man while he was leaving the fairgrounds.

Another copper case has been reported in the area.
Someone cut the copper ground wire off a utility pole beside the Tipton Post Office in Antis Township sometime between Aug. 25 and last Friday. Police said the pole belongs to Penelec.

A mobile home on Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township was the scene of criminal mischief sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 30.
Police said someone damaged eight glass windows at the home of Joseph Tanner by using a bat or similar object. The suspects fled the scene undetected.

A New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc. field office and storage site in Tyrone was the scene of a theft last week.
Police said sometime between 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, someone entered a storage trailer under the I-99 bridge and took a Honda portable generator valued at $2,500 and a Stihl concrete cut-off saw valued at $1,000.
Anyone with information on the theft should contact state police at Hollidaysburg at 696-6100 or Blair County Crime Stoppers.

State police are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened in Northwood, Snyder Township at the turn of the month.
During the overnight hours between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, someone threw two bags filled with tar/driveway sealant at the side of a house on Meade Street.


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A 42-year-old Tyrone man, James Scott Kobuck, was charged with harassment after an incident on Oak Street on Aug. 13 at 10:09 p.m.
Police said the incident happened in the Tyrone/Snyder Township area when Kobuck allegedly struck 35-year Ginger Lee Brantner several times in the arm and shoulder.

A 22-year-old Snyder Township man, Brandon Keirs, was charged with harassment after an incident last Friday at 11:37 p.m. on Fifth Street in Grazierville, Snyder Township.
Police allege that Keirs struck 45-year-old Kathie Virginia Sims in the side of the face.

The Unlimited Cycle Center was the scene of a theft in Grazierville, Snyder Township sometime between 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Monday.
Police said someone stole a utility trailer from the sales lot. The trailer is a new Belmont flatbed UT508, black in color with a wood plank floor and a rear drop ramp.

State police investigated a theft incident at Bellmeade Manor in Antis Township on Sunday between 12:30 and 1 a.m.
Police said a package containing 25 pills were removed from a medicine cart. The value of the pills was listed at $13.41.

A Tyrone man was the victim of criminal mischief at his residence on Meade Street in North Wood, Snyder Township on Sunday between 3 and 4 a.m.
Police said someone threw a cement block through the front window of the house. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.

A Tyrone area woman was the victim of theft Wednesday in Snyder Township.
State police said Theresa McMillen reported some tools were stolen from her garage.