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The Blotter

May 22, 2003

Beer bottle attack
5/17 – Police report that while on patrol, officers discovered someone broke a window out of a vehicle parked in front of 420 Fifth Street. Police said a beer bottle was used to break the window.

5/17 – Police received a report from a woman stating she fed a man and offered him a ride to the Altoona Men’s Shelter. She said she saw the man near the library and wanted police to know the man was going door-to-door. The man couldn’t be located. Later on he was found hiding in a closet at the Wesley United Methodist Church by church members on Sunday morning, and he was wearing camouflage and carrying a green duffel bag.

Playing with fire
5/17 – Pat Woomer reported that two juveniles were up on a hill at the trailer court with a lighter. She was afraid they were going to start a fire. When police checked the area, the juveniles had disappeared.

5/18 – Steve Catalano called the police station in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the police found Bret Nimitz on the ground with injuries. Through the investigation, Tom Rumberger of 1057 Pennsylvania Ave. admitted to the assault. Charges are to be filed.

Public drunkenness
5/18 – Christi Cowher was arrested for public drunkenness. Cowher came to the scene of the Nimitz-Rumberger fight and gave a false name several times. She became disorderly and failed to cooperate with police. Cowher was taken into custody and driven to the station where a citation was issued, and she was released.

Driver hits girl on bike
5/18 – A female juvenile riding a bike was struck by a car on Adams Ave. and Oak St. The mother of the girl told the driver it was the child’s fault and sent the driver on their way.

Stolen American Flag
5/19 – A resident of Washington Ave. reported that he had an American Flag stolen off his front porch. The officer found the flag pole but the Flag is still missing.

Railroad crossing malfunction
5/20 – The railroad crossing gate on W. 14th St. and Washington Ave. had a reported malfunction. Patrolmen contacted Bald Eagle & Nittany Railroad Company and spoke to Jim Miller who said he would get a crew out.

Egg on face?
5/20 – There was a report that a female juvenile was struck in the head with an egg by a male juvenile. Officers counseled the boy and his mother, and no arrests were made.

By Rick