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Reports from Hollidaysburg State Police
SR 865 in Antis Township was the scene of a hit and run crash on February 17.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that a 1989 Ford Ranger, owned by Sam Lloyd of Fallentimber, was located along SR 865, where it became disabled during a one vehicle crash. For unknown reasons, the vehicle, which was southbound crossed the northbound lane and traveled down a small embankment prior to impacting a tree and stopping against the tree at final rest.
The operator of the vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.
SR 4019 in Antis Township was the scene of an accident on February 18.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Robert Allen Grassmyer, age 47, of Altoona was traveling south at the above location and went off the roadway into a snow bank. As Troopers arrived on scene, Grassmyer got out of the vehicle and fled into the woods west of the roadway.
A foot pursuit ensued, and Grassmyer was apprehended after a short chase. Grassmyer was taken into custody and was transported to Bon Secours Hospital for a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level. Grassmyer had a blood alcohol level that was well above the legal limit.
Grassmyer was arrested for DUI, Hit and Run, Driving Under Suspension, Fleeing and Eluding Police, and several other traffic violations.
Charges will be filed at the office of District Judge Fred Miller.
Hollidaysburg State Police report a hit and run accident on SR 220 north and SR 350 in Snyder Township February 19.
Shannon Anthony, age 35, of Tyrone was north bound on SR 220. An unknown truck tractor-trailer passed her heading south bound on SR 220. A piece of ice came through the right side of Anthony’s windshield. Anthony was not injured. Passenger Machelle Seiner, age 37, of Tyrone was struck in the head and taken to the Tyrone Hospital for treatment. Another passenger, Bonna Seiner, age 56, of Tyrone, was not injured.
The tractor-trailer may have been blue and orange in color and had a box trailer.
SR 1013 in Sinking Valley, Tyrone Township was the scene of a two car accident on February 19.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Beth Conroy, age 22, of RD 3 Altoona was traveling south. John Holes, age 61, of RD 3 Altoona was traveling north. Conroy crossed into the north bound lane and struck Holes head-on. Both vehicles came to rest on the roadway. Both vehicles sustained major damage.
Both Conroy and Holes wore seatbelts and had airbags deployed. Both were transported by ambulance to Altoona Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Conroy will be cited for a traffic violation.


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Reports from Hollidaysburg and Huntingdon State Police
A Tyrone woman was arrested for theft by deception on January 8, 2007.
Lindsey Jo Wood, age 20, of Tyrone allegedly sold items that she did not own to Penny Pinchers, a Hollidaysburg business.
Hollidaysburg State Police report a burglary on Hoovers Lane in Snyder Township.
At some point between February 11 and February 14, someone forcibly entered a storage shed by smashing a styrofoam core entry door. Actors ransacked the shed. It is unknown what, if anything was stolen. The victim, William Edward Jones Jr., said he will inventory the contents to determine if anything has been stolen.
SR 865 in Antis Township was the scene of a one car accident on February 15.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Ashley Lynn Zeak, age 20, was uninjured when she lost control of the 1989 Ford Tempo she was driving. The vehicle struck a guardrail on the right side of the roadway, disengaged from the guardrail, crossed into the opposite lane, off the roadway, and struck a tree.
Ridge Road in Warriors Mark Township was the scene of a one car accident.
Huntingdon State Police report that Kelly Dean, age 28, of Tyrone lost control of the vehicle on a snow covered portion of the road, struck a snow bank, and rolled over on its side.
Dean suffered minor injuries. One juvenile female passenger also suffered minor injuries and another juvenile female passenger was not injured.
Warriors Mark Fire/EMS assisted at the scene.
Huntingdon State Police report an accident on SR 4006 (Union Furnace Road) in Spruce Creek Township on February 17.
Robert Meyer, age 72, of Spruce Creek was traveling east on SR 4006 and attempted to negotiate a curve in the roadway. He moved his vehicle as close to the inside of the curve as possible. His right tires were in the snow on the berm. The snow pulled his vehicle off the road and up the embankment, causing his vehicle to roll onto its roof.
Meyer received minor injuries.


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Bellwood-Antis Middle School Principal Robert Fisher called to report that they had three purses stolen from the school between the dates of January 26 and February 2. Fisher stated that the school has identified two suspects that they believe were involved in the thefts. The purses were apparently left in the hallway outside the middle school cafeteria. The actors’ lockers were in that hallway. One actor would take off his hooded sweatshirt and drop it on a purse. The actor would then pick up his hooded sweatshirt and the purse, go to a restroom near the cafeteria, empty out the purse, and throw it in the trash can or hide it and go back later
The investigation continues.
Rossi Corner Store in Tipton, Antis Township reported a theft on January 31.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that a white male who appeared to be older with silver hair, driving a tan Chevrolet truck with an extended cab pumped $38.08 worth of gasoline and left without paying for it.
State Police report that a protection from abuse violation occurred on Teaberry Street in Snyder Township February 2.
Carrie Miller of Altoona reported that Steven Lamont Pierce of Altoona violated the protection from abuse order against him at the above location and date. Ensuing investigation led to the filing of charges against Pierce through Blair County Court.
The investigation continues.
Philipsburg State Police report a one car accident on SR 350 near the Sandy Ridge traffic light in Rush Township, Centre County, February 3.
Police report that a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor, operated by Christine Illig, age 20, of Tyrone was traveling south on SR 350 when she struck a deer that jumped onto the road in front of her.
Illig, along with two passengers in her vehicle, a 16-year-old male juvenile and an infant male were not injured.
The intersection of SR 1001 and SR 4022 Antis Township was the scene of a two car accident February 6.
State Police report that Donna McFarland, age 73, of Tyrone was traveling north on SR 1001 and Mary Schroder, age 51, of Altoona was traveling south on the same road. McFarland traveled into the path of Schroder’s vehicle. The front end of Schroder’s vehicle struck the right front quarter panel area of McFarland’s car within the intersection.
McFarland was not injured. Silas McFarland, age 77, a passenger in the McFarland vehicle, had minor injuries. Schroder and a passenger in her vehicle, Joe Roland, age 40 of Altoona, also had minor injuries.
Bellwood Fire personnel assisted at the scene.
Ironville, Snyder Township was the scene of a one car accident on February 6.
State Police Report that a 2001 Toyota Tacoma was traveling south on SR 1015 and attempted to round a left curve in the roadway. The vehicle crossed the center line and the driver lost control of the vehicle, going west of the roadway striking a tree. The vehicle then spun 180 degrees and came to rest off of the roadway facing east.
The operator of the car, a 16-year-old male juvenile, along with two passengers, a 17-year-old female juvenile and a 16-year-old female juvenile were not injured.
The I-99 Bellwood exit was the scene of a one car accident January 7.
State Police report that Donna Miller, age 60, or Tyrone lost control of her vehicle on the icy roadway. She crossed the interstate and impacted an embankment.
State Police report a case of criminal mischief along SR 4020, Reightown Road, in Antis Township.
Travis Noland, of RD Tyrone, reported that someone smashed his rural mailbox, valued at $30.


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Reports from the Tyrone Borough Police Department
from January 2007
1400 Logan Ave. was the scene of a shooting January 5. A male was shot in the arm. The weapon was found to be an airsoft pistol.

An assault was reported at 323 West 16th Street in Tyrone Borough on January 7. Alfie Updike was the vicim in the assault.

A stabbing was reported at 1100 Burley Ave. in Tyrone Borough on January 7. Richard Updike reported that he was stabbed by two males.

Terroristic threats were made to a juvenile at 1300 Logan Avenue on January 7.

Two run-a-ways were located at 1001 Bald Eagle Ave. and transported to the police station January 13.

Warrants were issued for Jedadiah Bellows and Amanda Mottern of Tyrone. Borough police handled this matter on January 13.

Police responded to 1412 Bald Eagle Ave. due to a domestic dispute between Margaret Stiver and Brandon Walk on January 17.

Police responded to a disturbance in Sheetz parking lot between two females on January 19.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute Lot 35 of Logan Ridge Village on January 19.

Police responded to the YMCA parking lot on Logan Avenue and had to break up a disturbance at that location.

On January 18, police responded to a complaint of a male urinating off of a front porch at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Police were called to the 100 block of 9th Street to break a domestic disturbance between Lindsey Wills and Jason Beckwith on January 20.

A resident of 655 Washington Avenue reported that her son and another male were fighting in her house on January 20.

Police responded to a noise complaint at 402 Washington Avenue on January 25.

Police responded to a report of slashed tires at 1358 Pennsylvania Avenue on January 25.

Police responded to a domestic complaint at Lot 69 of Logan Ridge Village on January 25.

Police stopped a vehicle at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue due to a traffic violation on January 26. The driver, Trent Smith, had a suspended license.

Police received a complaint of a four wheeler driving on the roadway at 1564 Logan Avenue on January 26.

Eric Campbell was arrested on a bench warrant at the 1300 block of Washington Avenue on January 27.

Police responded to reports of juveniles causing a disturbance in the Burger King parking lot on January 27.

Police responded to a shoplifting call at Dollar General on January 29.

Police were called to 1658 Columbia Avenue on January 29 when paintballs were shot at a building.

Police were called to Sheetz for a reported theft on January 30. Gary Decker attempted to leave without paying for gas.


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An accident between a snow plow and a car occurred on SR 350 in Snyder Township January 22.
This occurred as both vehicles were northbound along SR 250 near Snappy’s in Bald Eagle. A snow plow operated by Dennis Boscaino of Tyrone pulled over to let traffic by. A 2006 Pontiac sedan, operated by Wayne Longstreth Jr. of Osceola Mills attempted to pass the snow plow. Boscaino continued to pull forward in order not to block Snappy’s parking entrance and the tip of the plow struck the passenger side rear quarterpanel of Longstreth’s car. This impact send Longstreth into a spin and he traveled into a wooded area where the car suffered disabling damage to the undercarriage.
Boscaino and Longstreth were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

A one vehicle crash occurred on Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township, near the Logan Township line January 30.
Kevin Brandt of Altoona was traveling west on Riggles Gap Road. He swerved to miss four deer and went over an embankment.