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A burglary incident occurred along North 3rd Street in Antis Township, between June 7 and June 8.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that at some point in the overnight hours, someone entered a garage owned by Cheryl Whiteford and stole a case of Bud Light Beer.
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An incident of underage drinking and a drug law violation occurred in the parking lot of the former Bellemeade Inn in Antis Township.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that when responding to the above location following a complaint about some suspicious vehicles, the initial investigation revealed the drug law violations and underage consumption and possession violations. During the course of the on-scene investigation, Tyler F. Elvey, age 18, of RD 1 Altoona was found to have falsely implicated another person as the source of the seized beer. Police seized a total of 85 cans of beer on their possession. Follow-up investigation revealed the true identity of the person who supplied the beer.
Those who had charges filed against them were Tyler Elvey, age 18, false reports to police and underage drinking charges; a 17-year-old male from Altoona, underage drinking charges; a 16-year-old male from Altoona, drug law violation due to a possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; and Frederick William Elvey, age 36, of RD 1 Altoona, furnishing alcohol to minors charge.
All charges have been filed and the cases will proceed via summons.
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An incident of criminal mischief occurred outside a residence at 260 Meade Street in Snyder Township, June 8.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that a 2007 Toyota sedan belonging to Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Pittsburgh was parked at the above location. Unknown actor(s) damaged the driver side rear view mirror to the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollidaysburg State Police.
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A one vehicle accident occurred along North 4th Street at North Cambria Street in Antis Township, June 8.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Bret Daniel Nimitz of Bellwood was traveling west on North Cambria Street at an apparent high rate of speed. Nimitz lost control of his vehicle and traveled across the opposing lane of travel and struck an embankment.
After striking the embankment the vehicle went airborne and struck a tree head on. After striking the first tree the vehicle then rotated and struck another tree with the passenger side coming to rest against the tree.
The operator was transported from the scene by Bellwood Ambulance to Altoona Regional Health System where he was treated for injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this crash.
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A hit and run accident occurred in the parking lot of DelGrosso’s Park in Tipton, Antis Township, June 9.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that unknown actor(s) sideswiped a Dodge Caravan, owned by Beverly Hetrick of Altoona when it was parked in the office parking lot.
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An incident involving drug possession occurred at a residence along Old Route 220 in Snyder Township, June 10.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that family members of Gretchen Illig, age 23, of Tyrone found prescription pills, a packet of heroin, and a needle on her possession. They took the drugs from her and called police to report the incident.
Illig was charged with possession.
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A D.U.I. incident occurred along SR 1008 on Skelp Mountain in Tyrone Township, June 10.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Scott Carl Evans, age 24, of Tyrone was stopped for numerous traffic violations and eventually taken into custody to determine his B.A.C. for D.U.I. charges.
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A stolen vehicle was recovered along I-99 in Antis Township, June 11.
A 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible was discovered unattended on the above roadway. When police checked out the vehicle they revealed it was reported stolen from Fayette County.
This is pending further investigation.

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An incident of criminal mischief and attempted burglary occurred in Antis Township, sometime between May 27 and June 6.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that unknown actor(s) attempted to enter a storage shed located on a vacant lot just outside of Bellwood that was owned by David Ray Knapp.
The actor(s) used a blunt object in attempt to pry open the front doors.
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A theft incident occurred at Eastlawn and Grandview Cemeteries in Snyder Township, between May 27 and 28.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that unknown actor(s) stole solar powered butterflies from the gravestone of Dorothy Mull’s son. Also missing were several of the brass Armed Forces grave markers.
It appears that this incident is not related to the other thefts of brass markers in Antis and Greenfield Townships.
The actor accused of these thefts was at the Blair County Prison when this theft occurred.
The investigation continues.
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A theft incident occurred at Tyrone Area High School, between May 29 and May 30.
Unknown actor(s) stole at least six 30-foot long aluminum bleacher seats. Total theft is approximately $1,500.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hollidaysburg State Police at 696-6100.
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A two vehicle accident occurred along SR 220 near Goss Hollow Road in Taylor Township, June 3.
Philipsburg State Police report that both vehicles were traveling north on SR 220. Marvin Stahl, age 64, of Acme, PA was behind Barbara Snider, age 70, of Port Matilda. Snider slowed down to make a left turn and Stahl attempted to pass on the left which resulted in striking the left rear of Snider’s vehicle. This caused it to exit the roadway.
Both vehicles required towing and the road was closed for approximately 20 minutes.
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A theft incident occurred along Van Scoyoc Hollow Road in Snyder Township between June 4 and June 8.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Nancy Walk of RD 3, Tyrone reported particular items stolen from her residence.
The nature and character of the items cannot be revealed in order to not compromise the investigation.
The investigation continues.
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A theft incident occurred along SR 350, two miles north of Bald Eagle in Taylor Township, June 6.
Philipsburg State Police report that unknown actor(s) removed a large multi-colored quilt from Macil Hefferan’s clothesline that she had just finished making. Value is approximately $400.
Anyone seeing any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area please call Philipsburg State Police.
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An incident of aggravated assault occurred along Igou Road in Antis Township, June 7.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that in the commission of this incident Brenda Swope, age 44, of Tyrone, the mother of the accused, broke up a physical altercation between the accused, her 15-year-old daughter, and her 17-year-old daughter. While restraining her 15-year-old daughter, the 15-year-old obtained possession of a large kitchen knife and attempted to cause physical harm to her mother, stating “I’m going to kill you”.
During the search of the 15-year-old, keys to the family gun cabinet were located in her pocket. When asked why she had the keys, she advised that she wanted to harm herself.
She was taken into custody and transported to the Altoona Hospital Crisis Center, where an application for a mental health warrant was completed. She was committed to the crisis center for evaluation.
Charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering, terroristic threats, and harassment were to be filed. All charges will be filed in adult court, via criminal complaint.

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A two vehicle accident occurred along I-99 north of the Bellwood exit in Antis Township, June 1.
Hollidaysburg State Police reported that Brandon Lee Clark, age 29, of Altoona was traveling at a speed too fast for conditions and struck the rear of the vehicle operated by Lori A. Dutrow, age 35, of Altoona.
There were no injuries.
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A burglary incident occurred along Thomastown Road, outside of Tyrone, June 1.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Charles Scott, age 29, of Tyrone alleges that unknown actors gained entry into his locked residence and stole recently filled prescription medications. The medication is for pain-killers.
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An incident of theft by unlawful taking occurred at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in the Water Park area, June 2.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that while Craig Koelle of Altoona was at the Water Park, someone stole his clothes and wallet which he had sitting beside his lounge chair.
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A theft incident occurred along Plummer’s Hollow Road by the Juniata River in Snyder Township, June 2.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that an unknown suspect removed $22 in cash from a wallet owned by a 14-year-old juvenile from Tyrone when he was swimming in the Juniata River. The wallet was along the shore line by Plummer’s Hollow Road with his other clothes.
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A one vehicle accident occurred along SR 103, Sinking Valley Road, about five miles back from SR 1001 in Tyrone Township, June 2.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Wendy Faust of Altoona was traveling south on Kettle Road and swerved to miss a tree branch that had fallen on the road. She lost control of her car hitting an embankment which caused the car to roll onto its left side.
She was wearing her seat belt.
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A one vehicle accident occurred along I-99 in Antis Township, June 2.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Angela S. Lara, age 18, of Ruffs Dale, PA was traveling northbound on I-99 when a deer attempted to run in front of the vehicle. The deer was struck by Lara’s car.
Lara was not injured in the crash.
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An attempted burglary occurred at Tipton Crossing Apartments in Antis Township, June 3.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Andraya L. Gianoni of Tipton observed a white male with light colored hair attempting to gain entry into her second floor bedroom by prying the screen from the window. The suspect was standing on the roof of the first floor deck attached to her apartment. When she yelled he jumped from the roof, however she was unable to see which direction he fled.
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A one vehicle accident occurred along SR 453 in Warriors Mark Township, June 3.
Huntingdon State Police report that Elizabeth A. Musser, age 22, of Warriors Mark was traveling north on SR 453 and traveled off the right side of the roadway and then veered back across the northbound and southbound lanes striking the guide rails with the rear bumper. Her car came to rest just north of the second impact on the west berm.
Musser and a passenger in her car, Crystal L. Wafa, age 21, of Tyrone allegedly left the scene prior to the arrival of State Police and neither made an attempt to contact the State Police to report this crash.
Charges relating to this crash will be filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Davis in Alexandria.

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An incident of criminal mischief occurred along Pinetum Lane off of Old Pike Road in Snyder Township.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Theresa Germino of Bellwood reported that a known female struck the back of her 2001 Ford Explorer several times with a baseball bat.
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An alleged harassment incident occurred along SR 4027 in the Tyrone area May 27.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Donald Edward Redman, Jr., age 40, of Tyrone was charged with harassment after a domestic argument with Jennifer Day Lehnow, age 33, of Tyrone.
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Property was found at a residence along Gates Hill Road in Grazierville, Snyder Township, May 31.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that a resident along the above roadway found a bicycle in her yard. It is an Odyssey Rage BMX Style bike. It can be claimed by its owner at the Hollidaysburg State Police Barracks upon proof of ownership.
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A criminal mischief incident occurred along Glenby Drive in Antis Township, May 31.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that at some point during the night, an actor(s) punctured a tire on a Ford Truck owned by Gerrad Thomas, of Tyrone RD 5 and also punctured a tire on a Jeep Cherokee owned by Richard Hewel of Tyrone RD 5. The actor(s) also put a knife through the side of a swimming pool owned by Carol Rorabaugh of Tyrone RD 5 damaging the metal wall and plastic liner.
The investigation continues.
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An incident of attempted burglary occurred along SR 1001 in Antis Township, May 31.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Thomas Gardner of RD 7 Altoona reported that someone attempted to break into his house while he was at work. The investigation continues.
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An incident of theft occurred along East 9th Street in Antis Township, May 31.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that actor(s) removed two 4 wheel ATVs from a locked garage located at the Theodore Wilburn residence. One is a 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700, yellow in color and the other is a 2004 Suzuki Z400, white and blue in color.
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An incident was reported of criminal trespass and scattering rubbish along Bald Eagle Pike Road in Taylor Township, May 31.
Philipsburg State Police report that Bradley Lee Christine, age 41, of Tyrone allegedly proceeded to enter onto posted private property, owned by Samuel Clair Friday, age 49, of Tyrone. Christine remained on the posted property and deposited beer cans on the property.
Non-traffic citations for criminal trespass and scattering rubbish were filed on the accused at the office of Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair.
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An incident of harassment and disorderly conduct occurred at Snyders Run Boat Launch, June 1.
Huntingdon State Police reported that Sondra Kay Gardner, ago 40, and Penny Ilene Oestreich, age 45, both of Tyrone allegedly engaged in a fight. Police were assisted by Huntingdon EMS.
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An alleged DUI incident occurred along SR 22 across from Wal-Mart in Smithfield Township, June 1.
Huntingdon State Police report that Timothy L. Yingling, age 52, of Tyrone was stopped because his vehicle was identified as having a passenger involved in another incident.
Subsequently the driver was arrested for DUI and the passenger was arrested for harassment and disorderly conduct for an incident which they left from Snyders Run Boat Launch.

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Old Route 220 in Antis Township was the scene of a one vehicle accident, May 19.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Calvin L. Stine, age 36, of Altoona was traveling north on Old Route 220. He was transporting two hunting dogs in the extended cab of the truck. Both dogs were not secured. While in motion, one of the dogs jumped onto Stine’s lap and became stuck in the steering wheel. Stine’s vehicle swerved to the right of the roadway. He traveled across two private yards at 1899 and 1903 East Pleasant Valley Blvd. His vehicle came to rest against a tree. Stine and a passenger in his vehicle, Andrew Bem, age 61, of Altoona both suffered injuries. Bem refused the summons of medical attention.
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The Pennsylvania State Police conducted age compliance checks at licensed establishments in the Tyrone, Bellwood and Altoona areas, May 24.
Age compliance check consist of using a supervised underage buyer in an attempt to pursue alcoholic beverages.
On this detail seven licensed establishments were checked, four licensed establishments were non-compliant in that they served the underage buyer alcoholic beverages. The three licensed establishments that did not serve the underage buyer were The Tyrone Bottle Shop, The Whistle Stop, and The Victory Lane Saloon. The names of the establishments that did serve the underage buyer were not released.
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Old Route 220 was the scene of a one vehicle accident, May 30.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Judith Kovac of Bellwood was traveling north on the above roadway and fell asleep while driving. She went off the road into a field and went into a deep ditch. Kovac was confined for a while until freed by members of the Bellwood and Tipton Fire Departments. She was not wearing a seat belt.
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A harassment incident occurred along SR 350 in Snyder Township, May 30.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Michael Snyder was kicked by someone known to him when he told the person he was illegally parked.
The investigation continues.
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A harassment incident occurred along Riggles Gap Road in Antis Township, May 30.
Hollidaysburg State Police report that Tina Hagerty and Alfred Cherry, both of Altoona, reported they were assaulted by one another during a domestic argument at their residence.