The Blotter

Access device fraud
State police reported on January 24 that someone used a credit card owned by Cathy Jean Shoenberger of Tyrone without her authorization.

Struck vehicle
Michael N. Mangia, 77, of RD2 Tyrone told state police that on January 27 an unknown actor struck his vehicle and fled the scene. The incident occurred along Mountain View Lane off Bell-Tip Road.

Fled the scene
On January 28, state police reported that Idan J. Skillings, 28, Bellwood was traveling east along Ridge Road in Warriors Mark Township and while negotiating a slight right hand curve, Skillings fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle he was driving. Skillings went off the roadway on the right hand side and struck the embankment. After impact with the embankment, the vehicle struck a pole and flipped onto its roof. Skillings fled the scene after the crash. Police reported he was not wearing his seat belt.

Smooth Operator enforcement
Members of the PA State Police/Hollidaysburg Patrol Unit and Trooper 7 (Helicopter), held a Smooth Operator detail on January 31 along I-99 between the Pinecroft and Bellwood Exits. During the course of the operation, 41 traffic citations were written. The vast majority of these citations were for speeding violations. Additional Smooth Operator details will be held again in the near future.

On February 1, state police reported William K. Potts, 68, Tyrone was traveling east along SR 4025 in Snyder Township. While Potts was negotiating a right curve, his vehicle slid on the ice and crossed over the center yellow lines. Potts’s vehicle impacted a vehicle in the westbound lane operated by Shonda J. Moon, 28, Tyrone. Potts was not wearing his seat belt, and police reported that it was unknown if Moon was belted. No injuries were reported.