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On July 3, state police reported a burglary at a residence along Old Route 220 in Grazierville, Snyder Township. Unknown actor(s) forced entry into the apartment of Wendy Sue Cowher and Travis Edward Replogle and unlawfully removed prescription medication, cash, and a change jar. Actor(s) also caused damage to the main entry door while committing the crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact PA State Police in Hollidaysburg.

Disorderly Conduct
State police reported on July 8 that Marilyn Carper, 49, Tyrone was issued a non-traffic citation for yelling and screaming an obscenity in the lobby of Magisterial District Court 24-3-01, Fred B. Miller’s office, disrupting persons in the lobby and a hearing that was taking place.

Criminal Trespass
On July 8, state police said that an act of criminal trespass occurred at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Antis Township by a 13-year-old male juvenile from Tyrone. The juvenile appeared at the park after being notified that he was not permitted on the premises.

Theft By Unlawful Taking
State police reported that Daniel Johnson of Tyrone had computer discs ordered through the mail from the Video Professor to his residence along SR 4023 in Tipton. The discs were apparently delivered between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Johnson was gone most of the day and someone came onto his porch, opened a package, and removed the discs, leaving the box.

Domestic Assault with hockey stick
On July 12, Altoona Police reported a domestic assault at a residence on the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Altoona. David Patrick McNelis, 39, Tyrone, went to his estranged wife’s residence. Upon arriving, McNelis grabbed a hockey stick and advised that he was going to kill everyone in the residence. McNelis attacked his wife with the hockey stick repeatedly, attempting to strike her in the head and face. The estranged wife blocked the strikes with her arm causing injury. She fled the home and called 911. McNelis then attacked and punched his 17-year-old daughter in the face with a closed fist. McNelis then tackled his 10-year-old son and attempted to strangle the youth. He then fled upon sounds of approaching police vehicles and was located in the 400 block of Maple Avenue Alley. McNelis became confrontational with officers and attempted to retrieve a knife from his pocket. Officers utilized O.C. Spray to incapacitate McNelis and took him into custody.
McNelis was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Possessing Instruments of Crime, three counts of Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, two counts of Endangering Welfare of Children, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, and other charges.
McNelis was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Jackson and committed to Blair County Prison in lieu of $50,000 straight bail.

State police reported on back on May 15 that a theft occurred in Cook Hollow and VanScoyc Hollow in Snyder Township. Police said that Curtis Weaver, 21, Tyrone, Benjamin C. Wrye, 20, Warriors Mark, David O. Miller, 22, Tyrone, and Ricky L. Jones, 24, Duncansville, were all familiar with the cable construction business and climbed the poles and removed approximately 6,600 feet of copper wire. Information had been learned by police as to where the men sold the copper. All of the individuals have been identified and arrest warrants were issued. Total loss is approximately $11,000.