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DUI arrests
State police report that Deborah Kay Kane, 51, Tyrone, was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday about 2:28 a.m. while traveling along I-99 southbound in the northbound lane in Antis Township.
Steve Reese, 38, Port Matilda, was stopped by state police Friday about 10:53 p.m. driving a 1989 Ford truck along Route 350 in Snyder Township after being observed making numerous traffic violations. Police determined he had been drinking alcohol and field sobriety tests were administered, which Reese failed. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI. Blood work was done at Tyrone Hospital.
Authorities stopped a Ford Contour sedan being driven by Jody K. Rogalla, 27, Tyrone, traveling south on Bel-Tip Road, Antis Township, Sunday about 6:25 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The vehicle traveled onto the west embankment and began to roll over before coming to rest on its roof in the middle of the road. Rogalla, who suffered minor injuries, was arrested for DUI.
John Albert Decker, 57, Philipsburg, was pulled over by state police Saturday about 8:29 p.m. driving in the southbound lane of I-99, Snyder Township. He was arrested and charged with DUI. Decker submitted to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. Charges will be filed.

Public drunkenness
Richard Newell Wilson, 42, Tipton, was found drunk and unconscious in a field along River Road, Antis Township, Sunday about 7:12 p.m. He was charged with public drunkenness.

Speeding cycle
On Sunday, about 5:15 p.m., police, who were operating radar surveillance along Route 45 at Cool Run Lane in Warriors Mark, clocked Isaac Slack, 24, Spring Mills, going approximately 115 mph on a motorcycle. A pursuit followed, ending on Route 350. Slack was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. Charges are pending.

Theft
Daniel Alfred Isenberg, 61, Teaberry Street, Tyrone, told police that someone removed two bicycles and a can of gasoline from his yard sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday. He estimated that the value of the items was $410.

Attempted theft
Three juvenile girls, ages 14, 15 and 17, were caught in a salvage yard after dark by an employee of Tyrone Auto Salvage, Snyder Township Monday about 8:20 p.m. The girls were attempting to get a tire for the oldest girl’s car. Charges will be filed.

Taken from car
State police in Philipsubrg report that an unidentified man entered a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, owned by Mary Ann Baird, Port Matilda, Monday about 2:30 a.m., and removed her wallet containing money and various CDs. Baird’s 18-year-old son, Ben Baird, saw the suspect in the truck and confronted him, after which, the suspect fled, dropping some of the items on the ground. The suspect is described as a white male, 5 ft. 10 in. with a muscular build, wearing a black hoodie, a dark ball cap and dark jeans or sweat pants. Anyone with information is urged to contact state police at 342-3370.

Boys gone wild
Clint Michael Cobaugh, 25, South Fork, and James Paul Macy, 26, Salix, were both cited for disorderly conduct for creating a hazardous condition. The pair, who were part of a bachelor party, were observed Saturday about 9:30 p.m. riding on the roof of a chartered bus while it was traveling north on I-99 between the Frankstown exit and the Bald Eagle exit. They had gained access to the roof through an emergency exit hatch. Tyrone police assisted on the call.

Harassment
Michael J. Ickes Jr., 21, Gallitzin, was charged with harassment Aug. 25 after slapping Sunday G. Mountain, 24, Tyrone, across the face.

Vandalism
State police at Hollidaysburg report that someone removed copper guide rail wire at Tytoona Cave, Tyrone Twp. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 696-6100.

Crash
Authorities report that Jeldo Evangelisto of Altoona was traveling north along Route 1013, Sinking Valley Road, Tyrone Twp., about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, in a 2002 Lincoln Navigator, and at the same time, Claire Barney, Altoona, was traveling south on the same road in a 2001 Honda Civic. Evangelisto failed to see the Barney vehicle approaching and began to turn left into a private drive directly in Barney’s path. The front of the Barney Civic impacted with the right front of Evangelisto’s Lincoln. Barney was taken to Altoona Regional Health System-Altoona Campus for treatment of injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.