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Police reports from Hollidaysburg State Police
Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township was the scene of a one vehicle accident March 16.
Matthew Beard, age 26, said he lost control when he swerved to miss a deer. The front end of his car impacted a utility pole.
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SR 865 in Antis Township was the scene of a one vehicle accident March 16.
Margaret Jones of Cresson, was traveling south on SR 865 and lost control on the snow covered road. Her vehicle hit an embankment and rolled onto its side.
Jones and a passenger in her vehicle, George Freeberger were taken to Altoona Hospital for treatment.
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Old Route 220 was the scene of a two vehicle accident March 16.
This occurred as Melanie Longcare, age 27 of Sunbury, was traveling south on SR 220. She allegedly looked away from the roadway and lost control due to excess speed for the existing roadway and weather conditions. She traveled into the oncoming lane of travel and struck Donald Reichenbach Jr., age 48 of State College, who was traveling north on SR 220, causing initial impact.
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A simple assault and domestic violence incident occurred on Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township March 17.
Zachary Caldwell, age 23, of Altoona, was charged with simple assault and harassment after Sara Tomchick, age 22, of Tyrone, sustained a fractured wrist from a physical altercation.

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Police reports from Hollidaysburg, Huntingdon and Philipsburg State Police
SR 453 in Birmingham Borough was the scene of a DUI February 25.
Huntingdon State Police report that Kevin M. Anders, age 52 of Alexandria, was charged with DUI as a result of an ongoing investigation into this crash.
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An incident of theft from motor vehicle was reported on Grandview Road in Antis Township.
Heather Gutshall of Altoona reported that her purse had been stolen from her car.
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SR 452 was the scene of a one vehicle accident March 7.
Cheryl Sims of Tyrone was traveling south on SR 453 when her vehicle had a mechanical problem causing it to swerve to the left and strike a rock embankment.
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An incident of criminal trespass was reported on Cherry St. in Antis Township March 8.
Tonya Hardy, age 31 of Antis Township reported that she arrived home on the above date and heard someone walk around in her apartment. She found an open window. Nothing was reported missing and the victim did not see the suspect.
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Old route 220 was the scene of a two vehicle accident approximately one mile north of Port Matilda Borough March 9.
Jessica Shearer, age 20 of Altoona, was traveling south and allegedly failed to observe the vehicle operated by William Coll, age 49 of Pittsburgh which was stopped in front of her due to heavy traffic congestion. Shearer applied her breaks, but was unable to stop and slid into the back of the Coll vehicle.
Shearer will be cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.
Shearer, Coll, and all passengers in their vehicles were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.
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There was a loitering and prowling incident at the residence near the intersection of Bellmeade Drive and Alpine Drive in Antis Township March 9.
A prowler was reported to have been seen outside a back porch in the above area. He was described as being a white male between the ages of 25 and 35, approximately 5’11’, wearing blue jeans and a gray and black hooded sweat shirt.
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An incident of harassment was reported in Antis Township March 10.
Robert J. Shawley, age 40 of Altoona, and a 17-year-old juvenile female became engaged in a verbal altercation.
This resulted in Shawley allegedly shoving and striking the above juvenile. Shawley is being charged with assault harassment.

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I-99 was the scene of a two car accident near mile marker 43 on March 5.
The first vehicle, operator unknown, was traveling north on I-99 and Elizabeth Bettwy, age 49 of Altoona, was traveling north behind the first vehicle. Several sheets of dry wall came loose and became airborne. A few pieces of the dry wall impacted Bettwy’s front end. The rest of the dry wall impacted and covered both travel lanes of I-99.
The operator of the first vehicle and any other witness of this crash need to contact PA State Police at Hollidaysburg at 696-6100.
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SR 4031 in Snyder Township was the scene of a one car accident March 6.
James McClellan, age 70 of Tyrone, was traveling south on SR 4031 when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. He traveled up an embankment which caused his vehicle to roll onto its left side.
McClellan received minor injuries. He was wearing his seatbelt.
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An Antis Township man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia March 7.
State Police were called to the scene of a reported drug overdose. The suspect received EMS treatment at the residence and was not taken to the hospital. Inside the residence, police discovered a small quantity of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation continues.
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I-99 was the scene of a one vehicle accident near the construction zone in Snyder Township on March 6.
State Police report that Lewis Cornelius, age 64 of Bradford, was traveling north on I-99 into the construction zone. He fell asleep while driving and drifted to the right and impacted an electronic blinking directional construction stand that had been placed on the west berm. Cornelius and the construction stand traveled northwest into the median and came to rest facing northwest. Cornelius was injured, but both passengers in his vehicle were not injured.
He was cited for careless driving.
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State police report a runaway teen in the Tipton area March 6.
A 14-year-old female was reported missing after walking away from her grandparent’s house during an argument. She was last seen walking north on Tipton Road.
She returned to her grandparent’s house several hours later.
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A Tyrone woman, Chandra Taylor, age 26, reported receiving harassing phone calls from a woman known to her March 6.
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SR 99 in Antis Township, was the scene of a one car accident on March 7.
Police report that Chasey Romani, age 24 of Bellwood, was traveling north on SR 99 and lost control on snow covered roads. Her vehicle left the roadway, rolled onto its side, and came to rest along the embankment.
Romani was not injured.

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Reports from Hollidaysburg and Huntingdon
State Police
A theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property occurred from November 1 to December 5, 2006.
Kenneth Edward Brodman, of Altoona, was charged with the above crimes after it was discovered that he was allegedly keeping the receipts after sales at Adult World in Antis Township. The estimated loss is set at $3,000.
He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller. He was released on $35,000 unsecured bail.
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A case of theft by unlawful taking occurred at Teaberry Street Apartments in Snyder Township on February 24.
Unknown actors arrived and entered the apartment of Cortney Gipprich and removed some medication from the bathroom. There were no signs of forced entry to the apartment.
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A theft occurred a Tyrone Area High School on February 26.
This incident occurred as Paula Marie Binus, age 51 of Altoona, left her $17,500 wedding ring unattended in her office during the school day. At the end of the day, she noticed her ring missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollidaysburg State Police or Tyrone School District officials.
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A sexual abuse of children and unlawful contact with a minor occurred in Antis Township between February 1 and March 1, 2007.
A white male, age and address unknown, met the victim, a 12-year-old female from Altoona, in an online chat room. There may have been sexually explicit material exchanged.
The investigation continues.
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A case of arson occurred at Shaffer’s Junkyard in Spruce Creek Township on March 3, 2007.
This incident occurred as unknown actors intentionally lit five junk vehicles on fire by unknown means.
The burning vehicles were discovered by a Norfolk Southern Railroad Conductor as his train passed the junk yard.
Warriors Mark Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fires.
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A one car accident occurred on SR 4015 in Antis Township March 3.
Michael Bork of Altoona was traveling south on SR 4015 (Grandview Road) and lost control while negotiating a left curve. His vehicle ran off the road and hit a utility pole.
Bork was not injured, but the accident did knock out the power to the area for about an hour.

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SR 4019 at the Logan Township/Antis Township line was the scene of a three vehicle accident February 22.
A car operated by Steven Clark Jr. of Altoona hit an ice patch on the roadway, lost control, and ran into a ditch. Cars operated by Stephen Cokrlic of Altoona and Christopher Gunsallus of Altoona, both traveling behind the Clark vehicle, were unable to stop on the ice and all ran into each other.
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SR 865 in Antis Township was the scene of a one car accident February 22.
George Rimer of Houtzdale was traveling north on SR 865 and lost control of his vehicle on the icy road. He spun out of control and hit a guardrail.
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A theft from motor vehicle incident occurred in Antis Township on February 23.
This crime occurred as John Meredith Jr. alleged that his prescription medication was stolen from his vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollidaysburg State Police at 814-696-6100.
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SR 550 in Halfmoon Township was the scene of a one car accident February 22.
Philipsburg State Police report that Leanne Stine, age 25, of Warriors Mark, was northbound on SR 550 when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy portion of the roadway. She slid out of control and struck a tree along the east berm of the roadway.
Her car was towed from the scene by Halfmoon Valley Towing.
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I-99 south of Bald Eagle was the scene of a one car accident February 25.
Yuan Wei Tang, of Indiana, Pa., was traveling south on I-99 and lost control on the snow covered road. She went off the road and the front of the car hit a guardrail.
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SR 453 in Snyder Township was the scene of a one car accident February 25.
This occurred as Christina Krampen, age 35 of Claysburg, was traveling north along SR 453. She lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered roadway, causing it to go over the guardrails and overturn.
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SR 220 in Snyder Township was the scene of a two car accident February 25.
This two vehicle, head-on crash occurred as Patrick Dunne, 24, of Gaithersburg, MD, was traveling south on SR 220 and Donald Robinson, age 68 of Port Matilda, was traveling north.
Dunne lost control of his vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway while attempting to negotiate a right hand curve in the roadway.
Dunne crossed the center line and was struck by Robinson.
Dunne, Robinson, and Pearl Robinson, age 66, a passenger in the Robinson car all suffered injuries.
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SR 4015 in Antis Township was the scene of a one car accident February 26.
A 17-year-old female from Bellwood was traveling north on SR 4015 and lost control of her vehicle on the slush covered roadway. She went off the road and the front impacted with a tree.
She was wearing her seat belt.
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I-99, just south of Tyrone, was the scene of a one car accident February 26.
Robert Williams Jr., age 26 of Leesburg, VA, lost control of his vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway, hit built up snow on the berm and went up and over the guardrail and down over an approximately 25 foot embankment.
Both Williams and a passenger Jherconna Ford, age 17, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. His vehicle suffered severe damage.

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Hollidaysburg State Police report a theft by deception at New Pig Corp.
This occurred when an employee claimed that his paycheck had been stolen. A replacement check was issued to the employee and it was cashed. It was later learned that the original paycheck had also been cashed by the employee in the amount of $322.70 constituting a theft.
A suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.
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A criminal trespass occurred in Antis Township on February 4.
Clanissa Berardi, age 32, of Bellwood, filed the charge against Steven Garber, age 23, alleging he entered her residence after he was previously told not to return.
A preliminary hearing will be held before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.
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The Pinecroft Firehall in Antis Township was the scene of a theft on February 18.
Beth Ann Cunningham, age 33 of Altoona, allegedly stole the victim’s check book from her purse while she played bingo.
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A criminal mischief incident occurred on North Avenue in Tyrone on February 18.
James Earl Dixon, age 23 of Tyrone, was charged with criminal mischief after he punched the passenger side window out of vehicle owned by Timothy Scott Taylor of Tyrone.
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A harassment incident occurred in the parking lot of Ray’s Burial Vault in Snyder Township on February 18.
Daniel Marie Smith, age 21 of Tyrone, was charged with harassment after she assaulted Samantha McAllister, age 21 of Tyrone, at the scene of a crash they were involved in.
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A harassment incident occurred along SR 4019 in Antis Township on February 20.
Peggy Shawley, of Altoona, received a letter in the mail and felt threatened by the letter.
The investigation is on going.
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Another harassment incident occurred in Antis Township.
On February 21, Brandy Merritts accused Lucas Williams with harassment after he pulled her off her bed during a domestic argument.
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A one vehicle accident occurred on SR 1013, Sinking Valley Road, Tyrone Township, on February 21.
This occurred as Philip Friedenberger, age 19, of Altoona, was traveling north at the above location. He lost control of the vehicle and struck a snow bank west of the roadway. This caused him to roll onto his roof and land in the middle of the roadway upside down. Friedenberger’s vehicle then caught fire.
Friedenberger was arrested for DUI and underage drinking. Blood tests showed that he was above the legal limit at the time of the crash. Friedenberger, along with two passengers David Lattieri, 19, of Altoona, and a 13-year-old juvenile female, escaped injury.
Friedenberger and Lattieri were cited for underage drinking at the office of Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.
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A hit and run accident occurred on I-99 near Antis Township on February 21.
Amy Moore was traveling south on I-99 when she fell asleep. She then struck the back of another vehicle which failed to stop after the collision.
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A one car accident occurred on I-99 near the Tyrone Exit on February 22.
Angela Dawn Hildebrand, 19, of Tyrone, was traveling north on I-99. She lost control due to patches of ice on the roadway. The front end of her car struck a cement barrier in the median of the roadway. Hildebrand’s car came to rest in the left northbound lane of I-99 facing south.
Hildebrand and a passenger, Matt John Woomer, 19, of Tyrone, escaped injury. A 17-year-old male juvenile passenger received moderate injuries.