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Criminal Mischief and Theft
State police reported on June 14 at the PA Game Commission Firing Range on Scotia Road in Halfmoon Township that unknown actor(s) cut a chain link fence to gain access to the firing range. The actor(s) drove off with a blue 2003 Suzuki ATV from the secured fenced-in area, and then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police are following up this incident with physical evidence that was located at the scene. If anyone has any information regarding the stolen ATV from the PA Game Commission Firing Range, contact State Police in Philipsburg at 814-342-3370.

Theft from a Motor Vehicle
State police reported on June 16 that a handful of Tyrone residents had their vehicles entered, and items were removed from most of the victims. Those victims included Donna May Bratton, Sherri Lorraine Miles, and David Wunder, all of Meade Street. Other victims were Bobbie Jo Fisher of Main Street and Galen Charles Boyer of Hancock Street. Total value of thefts is at $493. Anyone with information is requested to contact State Police in Hollidaysburg at 814-696-6100.

House break-in
On June 16, state police reported that Michael Robbins of RD 1 in Tyrone had his home that he is building broken into several times over the past 10 months. The incidents occurred at RR 1, Box 427 (Silver Barn Road) in Tyrone Township. Items stolen were work clothes, and the door frame of the home was damaged during the burglary.

Took wallet
On June 18, state police said that Paul Carnell of Hollidaysburg was at the Martins General Store at the Bellwood Intersection in Antis Township and had accidentally dropped his wallet on the floor as he was leaving. Another store patron saw it and picked it up, but as the patron was handing it to the clerk, a black male said the wallet was his and took it. The store’s video system taped the theft and further action is pending once the unknown black male is identified.

State police reported on June 18 that the home of Robert and Lisa Shellenberger at 133 Sunrise Court in the Park View Estates in Antis Township was burglarized while they were at work. Due to so many items being taken, a complete list of stolen items is not available at this time. However, a laptop and numerous pieces of jewelry were among the items taken. A neighbor did report seeing a thin black male in his 20’s, driving a black Dodge Durango with front end damage, in the victim’s driveway earlier in the day. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary and Assault
On June 20, state police stated that Cheryl Powell, RD 3, Altoona, told police that one male and one female, who Powell knows, broke into her house and assaulted her, along with damaging a closet door. Investigation is continuing.

Criminal Mischief
State police reported on June 20 that someone broke a picture window at the residence of Eugene Emigh of Decker Hollow Road in Snyder Township, Tyrone. Investigation is continuing.

On June 22, state police said an accident occurred when Ricky Klinger, 48, West Decatur, was driving southbound on SR 350 in Snyder Township and George E. Miller Jr., 80, Tyrone, was traveling northbound on SR 350, along with Andrew H. Bayer, 54, Tyrone, who was in a drive-way along the east berm of SR 350. The front right tire of Klinger’s 1988 Ford Ranger pick-up came off the vehicle and bounced onto the front end of Miller’s 2006 Toyota Camry. The tire dented Miller’s vehicle and then bounced over to the driver’s side door of Bayer’s 2002 Jeep Liberty, denting it as well. No injuries were reported and all drivers involved were wearing seat belts.