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A one car traffic accident occurred on Becker Road in Antis Township January 10.
PA State Police report that Merrisa Detwiler, age 28 of Baltimore, MD was traveling west on Becker Road. After rounding a curve and starting up a hill, the roadway became icy. While traveling up the hill, the back end of her car began to slide out, but she was able to correct it. Just as Detwiler had corrected that slide, the back end of her car slid again. Her front end traveled across the north berm of Becker Road and began to travel up an embankment causing her vehicle to roll over. Detwiler’s car rolled onto the driver side and came to rest on Becker Road.
Merrisa Detwiler was not injured and wearing her seat belt. A passenger in the car, Ronald Detwiler, age 54, of Tyrone was also not injured.

SR 4027 was the scene of a hit and run crash just south of the Bald Eagle intersection in Snyder Township on January 15.
Terry Bartos, age 43 of Tyrone, was traveling north toward Bald Eagle SR 4027. She lost control of her vehicle, struck a cement culvert and a tree causing damage. According to the police report, Bartos fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Police answered a theft of services call in Antis Township on January 17.
The actor threw bags of garbage into a dumpster on the property of Computer Products Inc.

A DUI arrest occurred on North Cambria Street in Bellwood on January 18.
Jamie Wolfe, age 30 of Bellwood, was stopped for a traffic violation occurring at the intersection of North Cambria Street and North Ninth Street in Bellwood Borough, at which time an open container of alcohol was found inside his vehicle. Wolfe attempted but failed to perform field sobriety tests, resulting in his DUI arrest.

A traffic accident occurred on SR 865 in Antis Township, just north of Bellwood on January 19.
Patrick Beeler of Altoona, was traveling north on SR 865 and lost control on the icy road. He hit an embankment and rolled onto its side. Beeler was not injured and was wearing his seat belt.

A traffic accident occurred near the intersection of US 220 and SR 350 near Snappy’s in Bald Eagle on January 19.
All vehicles were northbound along US 220, near Snappy’s. William Corbett, age 43 of Columbia Crossing, PA was stopped at the traffic signal and Meredith Leve, age 40 of Port Matilda, was stopped behind Corbett’s vehicle. Patricia Murphy, age 22 of Monroeville, PA failed to stop and rear-ended Leve’s vehicle, sending Leve’s vehicle into the back of Corbett’s vehicle. Although there were no injuries reported, both the Murphy and Leve vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Murphy will be cited for careless driving.

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A theft by deception case occurred in Snyder Township around the date of December 15.
PA State Police from Hollidaysburg report that Bernard Sherwin, age 63 of Tyrone, lent $500 to the suspect, a man known to him. The suspect paid him back with a post dated check and stopped payment on the check.

A theft occurred along Beechwood Drive in Antis Township a some point between April 2006 and January 12, 2007.
The victim, Neal Grove of Altoona, received a phone call from a New York Trooper advising him they had recovered a pistol owned by him. When the victim went to check for his pistol, he discovered that it was missing. The pistol was a 357 caliber.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

SR 453 in Snyder Township was the scene of a one car accident on January 18.
Michael Ellenberger, age 28 of Tyrone, was southbound on SR 453. His right front tire blew out as he was negotiating a curve. He lost control of his vehicle and drove through a set of guidewires and wood posts.
Ellenberger was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

Crime Solvers of Blair County needs your help!
Crime Solvers of Blair County and the Blair County District Attorney’s Office is searching for a fugitive from justice.
They are looking for the whereabouts of Vincent White. He is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. White is wanted for failure to appear in Blair County Court on charges of Possession and Delivery of Cocaine.
To report this or any other crime in Blair County, please contact Crime Solvers of Blair County at 1-800-422-8802. Persons offering information may remain anonymous.
A reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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The Bellwood Sheetz was the victim of retail theft on Christmas Day.
April Weatherwalk, age 23, of RD 2 Tyrone, was cited for allegedly driving off without paying for $33 worth of gas.
Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

The Bellwood Sheetz was the victim of retail theft on January 8.
A white female drove off without paying for $5 worth of gas.
The investigation continues.

Hollidaysburg State Police report a case of criminal trespass at White Oak School in Sinking Valley, Tyrone Township sometime between January 14 and 15.
Unknown persons broke a window to the Amish school and entered doing no damage and taking nothing. Actor(s) fled in an unknown direction.
There is approximately $20 worth of damage.

A Tyrone woman was arrested for DUI on January 16.
Jessica Wertz, age 27, of Tyrone, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-99. According to the police report, she nearly struck a PA State Police cruiser causing the troopers inside to take evasive maneuvers. Wertz continued southbound in the northbound lanes and nearly struck a northbound tractor trailer. She was eventually stopped by the troopers and was found to be extremely intoxicated.
Wertz failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She was taken to Tyrone Hospital for blood testing. Wertz had a blood alcohol level over triple the legal limit. Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.
The investigation is ongoing.

SR 4023 in Tipton, Antis Township was the scene of a burglary sometime between January 15 and 16.
Unknown actor(s) entered a shed on the property of Lynn D’Angelo through unlocked doors. Once inside the shed, the actor(s) damaged a soccer goalies net and a Troy Built riding lawn mower. The actor(s) removed a chain saw and part of a croquet set from the shed. The actor(s) fled the scene undetected.

Martin’s Food Store in Bellmeade Antis Township was the scene of an incident of terroristic threats.
The victim, Joseph Russo Jr., age 37 of Altoona, was walking across the parking lot and came into contact with a male known to him. Russo and the male became engaged in a verbal confrontation while in the parking lot. During the confrontation, the other male made a statement to Russo about going home and getting a gun then coming back and taking care of Russo. The other male then got into his truck and backed it up, running over Russo’s right foot. The investigation continues.

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Kerbaugh Road and Becker Road in Antis Township was the scene of a hit and run crash January 3.
Brian Helsley, Age 36 of Tyrone RD 2, was traveling north on Kerbargh Road. He failed to stop at the stop sign posted intersection. He then traveled straight through the intersection. At the point of impact, he left the roadway and dropped in a culvert, coming to rest facing north. Helsley and a passenger, Lisa Lee, age 38 of Tyrone left the scene without reporting the crash.
Helsley and Lee escaped injury. Helsley was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed, stop sign and yield signs, and immediate notice of accident to police.

River Road in Antis Township was the scene of a one car accident on January 12.
Linda Greene was going south on River Road and lost control of her vehicle on the icy roadway. She crossed over the northbound lane and hit a tree.
Greene was not injured and was wearing her seat belt.

SR 4027 (Old 220) in Snyder Township was the scene of a two car accident on January 12.
Romona Frank of Tyrone, was traveling north on SR 4027 and lost control on the icy roadway, spinning out with part of her vehicle blocking the northbound lane. She got out of her vehicle to flag down assistance. Chastity Murray of Tyrone, was also northbound. Due to it being dark, she could not see Frank across the road. Murray hit Frank’s car. That impact spun Frank’s car, which hit her, knocking her into a yard.
Frank was taken to Tyrone Hospital for treatment.

Old Route 220 and Back Vail Road intersection in Snyder Township was the scene of a DUI crash January 13.
This occurred as a white male juvenile 17 years of age was traveling east along Back Vail Road in a 2002 Ford Explorer. He approached the intersection with Route 220. The accused failed to stop for the posted stop sign at that location and traveled across Route 220. He then went down an embankment, partially into Bald Eagle Creek.
The accused was not injured at the crash. However, he displayed indications of being intoxicated. The accused was subsequently arrested for DUI and taken to Tyrone Hospital for blood testing. Charges will be filed with the Magisterial District Judge.

SR 452 in Snyder Township was the scene of a one car accident January 13.
Stacy Mason, age 26 of Alexandria was traveling south along SR 453. She fell asleep behind the wheel while attempting to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Then, she traveled off the western portion of the road, struck a guide rail, glanced off of a utility pole and rolled over to final rest.
Mason was cited for careless driving by the Magisterial District Judge. She was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.

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A burglary occurred on SR 4023 in Antis Township between January 4 and 5, 2007.
Michael DelBaggio reported that an unknown actor cut the lock on a shed and stole a Cub Cadet riding tractor and a push lawnmower.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

An act of criminal mischief occurred on Dry Hollow Road in Warriors Mark.
PA State Police at Huntingdon report that an actor destroyed two lights in front of the Pam Meyer residence at some point between January 10 and 11, 2007.

SR 4023 in Antis Township was the scene of a motor vehicle accident on January 12.
Police report that Matthew McGarry, age 31 of Houtzdale, was traveling east in a 2004 Dodge Neon, traveled off the roadway due to excessive speed for the ice covered roadway, and struck a wooden guiderail post.
This crash remains under investigation.

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Grandview Road in Antis Township was the scene of a one car accident on January 9.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Alice McLaughlin, age 42 of Blandburg was traveling north at the above location. For unknown reasons, she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guiderail west of the roadway. The vehicle then flipped onto its roof and came to final rest off the roadway. McLaughlin was arrested for DUI and was transported to Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus for blood tests. Tests show she was above the legal limit.
Charges will be filed against McLaughlin for DUI and other related traffic offenses at the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

Two juveniles from Greentree Village in Snyder Township were in an incident of disorderly conduct on January 9.
The incident occurred as the two male juveniles, ages 15 and 16 fled from the Greentree Village Juvenile Detention Center. The two boys were later located walking along Old Rt. 220 near the Northwood area. They immediately fled into a large wooded area where they eventually fell into a nearby river. The two juveniles were located soon after in Tyrone Borough and failed to continue their escape due to their water soaked clothing in the severe cold weather.

SR 99 in Snyder Township was the location of a one car accident on January 10.
Thomas Gass, age 38 of Danville, lost control of his 2001 Freightliner Truck Tractor on a slippery road. He blocked both lanes on SR 99. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured.
Gass was not injured and was wearing his seat belt.

PA State Police at Phlipsburg reported a one car accident on SR 550 in Halfmoon Township January 9.
Chad Barto, ago 21 of Warriors Mark was traveling north and lost control on the lightly snow covered roadway. His vehicle, a 1990 GMC Truck, slid off the road and the right front impacted a dirt embankment.
Barto’s truck received moderate damage. He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

The following is an update to a case previously reported.
Charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment were filed in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller against Curtis Wayne McCaulley, age 57 of Bellwood.
These charges are in relation to a January 8 domestic incident at his residence. When police arrived, McCaulley allegedly threw coffee and proceeded to spit on the police officer. McCaulley then attempted to strike the police officer with closed fists.
A preliminary hearing is pending.

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An Antis Township business has been the victim of theft.
PA State Police at Hollidaysburg report that an estimated total of $3,092 was stolen from Adult World during the time between November 1, 2006 and December 15, 2006. A clerk who worked at the store is the suspect in this case.

Burket Road in Tyrone Township was the scene of a one car accident on January 3.
Timothy Busche of Tyrone was negotiating a left curve in the roadway at the crest of a small hill. The wheels on his right side traveled off the roadway and onto the east dirt shoulder area. He then swerved to the left to come back onto the roadway, but crossed over both lanes of travel and onto the west shoulder of the road where he struck an electrical fence and fence post. His vehicle came to rest facing west along the west shoulder of the roadway in a cow pasture.

A Bellwood Police patrolman was the victim of aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment.
Bellwood Police were called to the McCaulley residence on North 3rd Street in Bellwood Borough on January 8 in response to a reported domestic incident. The patrolman was confronted by the suspect, a white male 57 years of age. The suspect threw coffee and then spit at the patrolman. The suspect repeatedly attempted to strike the patrolman with closed fists. The patrolman and suspect fell to the ground two times. The suspect was subdued at the scene. The suspect was treated at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
The investigation continues.

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On December 23, a complaint of harassment was reported at SR 865 and 4021 in Antis Township.
PA State Police at Hollidaysburg reported that Rickey Lee Sprankle, 50, of Bellwood summoned police after allegedly being assaulted by his brother Jeffrey E. Sprankle, age 42, of Tyrone.

PA State Police at Huntingdon reported a DUI arrest on the evening of December 26.
Shane J. Clapper, age 39, of Tyrone was stopped by police on SR 305 East near the Juniata Valley School in Porter Township, Huntingdon County.

The parking lot at Coaches Corner in Bellwood Borough was the scene of a hit and run on January 1.
A driver whose name was not released struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene. The owner of the car reported there was only minor damage.

A plastic bag containing four shirts for a child was found on the property of a home along SR 1013 in Sinking Valley, Tyrone Township January 2. Anyone wishing to claim these items please contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg. Anyone wishing to claim the items must be able to describe the items.

A report of retail theft was reported at the Uni Mart on Rt. 350 in Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County on December 30.
Charles Wesley Smith of Altoona allegedly pumped $23 in gas and fled the scene without paying for it.

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A theft occurred at Tim’s Auto Sales in Antis Township on December 16.
An actor(s) arrived on scene and removed a hydraulic box from a “Meyer Power Angling” yellow and black snow plow attached to a pick-up truck and attempted to enter the building by breaking out a window. This set the alarm off, which caused the actor(s) to flee the scene without gaining entry.
Anyone with information should contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

A theft occurred at the property of Russell Knepp in Snyder Township on December 17.
The actor entered onto the victim’s property and entered the victim’s shed. The actor stole one gas-powered power saw and one 5 gallon gas can. The actors stole the saw, emptied the gas can of its gasoline and then discarded the gas can. Estimated total theft is set at $215.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

A theft occurred at Tyrone Auto Salvage in Snyder Township at some point between December 17 and the morning of December 18.
The actor stole a blue 1995 Chevrolet 2500 Series pick-up truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

A Bellwood man was a victim of theft and forgery during the time period of July 7, 2006 to December 6, 2006.
A known female actor stole numerous checks from Ronald B. Otto while he was out of the state. The actor cashed the checks and stole a total of approximately $6,995.94 from the victim’s bank account. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

A theft occurred in Antis Township on December 21.
Unknown actors removed a Meyers snow plow lift frame, lights, and lift from a vehicle owned by Clair Vincent, while it was parked at his residence. Total value is set at $1,800.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg.

Ellen Wallace of Winter Haven, Florida reported to police that someone entered a residence owned by her at some point between December 10 and 23.