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An Indiana, PA man was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Bell-Tip Road last Friday at 6:30 p.m.
State police said a car driven by 21-year-old Guy Michael Reitz was southbound on the road and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle crested a hill and became airborne.
The car slammed back onto the road. Police said there was evidence of gouge marks left in the pavement.
The car continued south in the oncoming lane and eastern berm, skidding as it traveled. It narrowly missed a large tree on the east side of the road. The car then moved back to the middle of the road and spun clockwise across both lanes and flipped onto its roof.
Two witnesses said they saw the car roll four or five times before coming to a final rest in a field at the corner of Bell-Tip Road and Danbeck Road. Excessive speed and driver inexperience contributed to the crash according to state police.
Reitz was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. A passenger in his car, 21-year-old David William Sabol, Whitehall, was also wearing a seat belt and suffered a minor injury.
Reitz’s car had severe damage and was towed from the scene. Reitz was to be cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

A vehicle was stolen in Snyder Township on Saturday, sometime between 5 and 11:15 p.m.
Police said a red 1987 Dodge truck was taken from Sherry’s Garage located on Bald Eagle Pike. The truck belonged to Stephen Sherry of Tyrone. It had a Pennsylvania registration plate YSH-5892. Anyone with information on the crime should contact state police at 696-6100.

No one was hurt in a propulsion of missile incident that happened on State Route 4015 in Antis Township on Saturday at 10:05 p.m.
State police said someone threw a fire extinguisher from a moving vehicle. It hit a car operated by Ray Alden Nycum of RD 1, Altoona. The fire extinguisher hit the windshield and damaged it.
The car was also occupied by Susan Jane Nycum. Neither of the occupants were injured.

A hit-and-run accident happened on State Route 4020 on Saturday at 11:55 p.m.
State police said a vehicle allegedly driven by 26-year-old Jason M. Fornari, RD 2, Tyrone was traveling east on the road when it traveled off the road onto the south shoulder. The vehicle struck a concrete block culvert, a metal mailbox post and traveled through the front lawns of two properties.
Before the police arrived, the driver and an unknown female passenger fled the scene on foot.

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An area furniture store was burglarized on Dec. 9.
Hollidaysburg state police investigated an overnight burglary at Windy Hill Furniture on Route 453 between Tyrone and Water Street.

A Millmont, PA woman, 22-year-old Heather Baker, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on I-99 South at the Bellwood exit on Dec. 9 at 1:45 p.m.
Police said Baker’s car hit a deer. She was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Two passengers, 19-year-old Elizabeth Phillips and a 17-year-old boy also escaped injury. The car sustained moderate damage.

Snappy’s convenience store was the scene of a pump-and-run incident on Dec. 9 at 7:05 p.m.
Police said someone in a large silver-colored SUV pumped $54 worth of gas and then drove off without paying for it. The vehicle left the lot and headed north on State Route 220 towards Port Matilda.

A Tyrone woman was involved in an accident on Van Scoyoc Road (SR 4033) in Snyder Township on Dec. 11 at 3:35 p.m.
Police said 18-year-old Jayne McPhail was traveling east and said she encountered a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction in her lane of travel. She swerved to the right and avoided colliding with the vehicle. She then swerved to the left and over-steered, which caused the vehicle to spin counterclockwise and out of control. Her SUV skidded across both lanes and entered a ditch along the northern edge of the road, coming to a final rest facing west.
McPhail was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. A 17-year-old female passenger from Tyrone was also wearing her seat belt and was not hurt. The SUV had disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene.

State police investigated a retail theft incident that happened Monday afternoon at the Sunshine Surplus store along State Route 1013 near State Route 453 in Tyrone Township.
A 16 and 15-year-old boy, both of Huntingdon County, were caught shoplifting at the store. An administrative-only (non-judicial) prosecution was initiated against the actors.

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An 18-year-old Tyrone woman escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 220, approximately two miles north of the Bald Eagle intersection in Snyder Township on Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Police said Samantha Lee Friday lost control of her car on the slippery road. The car impacted a drainage ditch.
Friday was wearing a seat belt. Her car had moderate damage.

A 53-year-old Altoona man escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on Lower Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township last Friday at 3:35 p.m.
Police said John M. Bravin was traveling east along the road and entered a curve. That part of the road had ice that had been blown on it. Bravin’s car slid off the road and glanced off a tree. Its right front corner hit the tree. The right front corner/quarter panel sustained disabling damage in the collision.
Bravin was wearing a seat belt. Police were assisted by Pinecroft EMS. Towing was provided by Russell’s.

A two-vehicle accident led to a passenger in one of the vehicles being injured last Friday in Antis Township.
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on State Route 4018 in the area of the railroad tracks. Police said a car operated by Eric Kirsch was traveling east on the road and was rounding a downhill curve to the right. Kirsch lost control of his vehicle on the icy road and crossed into the westbound lane of traffic. A truck operated by Russell Kensinger of Martinsburg was approaching in the opposite direction traveling west. Kensinger attempted to avoid Kirsch’s car but ended up hitting the rear of it and then drove into a set of guide rails along the road.
Kirsch and Kensinger were not injured. A passenger in Kensinger’s truck, Alice Kensinger of Martinsburg, suffered a leg injury.
Kirsch’s car had minor damage while Kensinger’s truck had moderate damage. State police were assisted at the scene by Bellwood Ambulance and the Pinecroft Vol. Fire Co.

A Tyrone driver, Sharon McKeehen, escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident on Becker Road, one mile east of State Route 4015, in Antis Township last Friday at 8:04 a.m.
State police said McKeehen was traveling east on the road down a hill when she lost control of her vehicle on the icy road. Her vehicle went off the road and traveled up an embankment causing it to roll onto its side.
The vehicle came to a rest on the westbound lane of travel on its side. The woman’s Chevy Blazer had light damage, according to the police release on the incident.

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A man was the victim of theft as a result of an incident in Northwood, Snyder Township sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 5 a.m. on Nov. 29.
Police said a known suspect visited the daughter of Shawn Michael Fisher on Main Street. After the suspect left the residence, Fisher’s wallet was discovered missing the next morning.

The snack bar at the Tyrone Hospital was the scene of a theft sometime between 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 30.
State police said someone removed a cash register from the snack bar room and fled undetected. The cash register had no money in it.

A 68-year-old Bellwood woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident on State Route 4019, just north of State Route 4018 in Antis Township.
Judith Kovac said she dozed off while traveling south on State Route 4019. Her car drifted across the oncoming lane of traffic and went into a ditch.
The noise and vibration from the ditch awakened Kovac. She was able to regain control of the vehicle and brought it to a controlled stop facing south in the northbound lane.
Police said Kovac was wearing a seat belt and was transported to a hospital by ambulance. The extent of her injuries was unknown.
Her car had minor damage and had to be towed from the scene.

State police investigated a hit-and-run accident in Grazierville on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
Authorities said an unknown driver was going east on South Fourth Street (Pot Pie Hill) and failed to stop at the intersection with old Route 220. The car crossed over old Route 220 and went through a yard and struck a pine tree. The driver fled the scene.
The vehicle was described as a 1987 Plymouth Reliant SW, blue in color with wood siding.

State police investigated another hit-and-run accident on Dec. 6.
This one happened at 5:20 p.m. along Interstate 99, mile marker 43 in Antis Township. The incident happened when a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Tina M. Ramsey was traveling behind an unidentified car. The car went onto the berm and an unknown object came back and struck the windshield of Ramsey’s vehicle.
The unidentified car then continued traveling north on the road without stopping. Ramsey was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

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A Tyrone man was the victim of a burglary along State Route 4025 in Snyder Township sometime between 11 a.m. on Nov. 23 and noon on Tuesday.
Police said someone entered the shed of William E. Jones, Jr. by cutting off master locks on the outside of the shed. The person then entered the shed and removed a red Johnson Red chain saw that according to the report had no value since its engine was “blown up on it.”

Rossi’s store in Tipton was the scene of retail theft on Tuesday at 8:50 a.m.
Police said someone pumped $22.24 worth of fuel into a vehicle and drove away without paying for it.

A rural Tyrone man was the victim of theft on Tuesday at 8:50 a.m.
Police said Justin Lynn Focht was hunting in the woods near State Route 453 about a mile from the Clearfield County line and had left his vehicle parked along the road. Someone entered his vehicle and took the man’s wallet.

A juvenile jogger suffered a minor injury in an accident on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in Antis Township.
Police said 77-year-old Ralph F. Riling, Jr. was traveling north on North 2nd Street and the juvenile was jogging south on the road. The truck traveled onto the berm and the right mirror made contact with the juvenile’s right hand. The truck’s right front tire made contact with the juvenile’s ankle causing a scrape.
Riling, Jr. was not wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He was arrested for DUI.

An unidentified driver was involved in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night at 11:45 p.m. on State Route 4019 in Antis Township.
Police said the driver was operating his car north on the road and he lost control after going around a curve in Pinecroft. The car went off the road and rolled over. The driver then fled the scene on foot.