Monday April 7 2014

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

CRASHES

23 YEAR OLD TIM BOGEL OF TYRONE COULD BE FACING DUI CHARGES FOLLOWING A WRECK ABOUT 4:30 SUNDAY MORNING. STATE POLICE SAY BOGEL WAS NORTHBOUND ON ROUTE 453 IN SNYDER TOWNSHIP. HE WAS UNABLE TO AVOID HITTING A LARGE BOULDER THAT WAS ON THE ROAD. HIS VEHICLE THEN HIT A GUIDERAIL AND A LARGE ROCK EMBANKMENT. BOGEL HAD 5 PASSENGERS. 22 YEAR OLD EMILY VAN ALLMAN OF ALTOONA AND 3 JUVENILES ALL HAD MODERATE INJURIES. 19 YEAR OLD STANLEY LOVE OF TYRONE SUFFERED A MINOR INJURY. BOGEL WAS UNHURT.

48 YEAR OLD JEFFREY EMEL OF PHILIPSBURG SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WHEN THE PICKUP HE WAS RIDING IN SLAMMED INTO A TREE ALONG IRWIN DRIVE IN DECATUR TOWNSHIP. THE DRIVER, 48 YEAR OLD THERESA EMEL, HAD JUST MINOR INJURIES.

44 YEAR OLD LISA CALLAHAN OF COALPORT WAS FLOWN TO UPMC ALTOONA AFTER AN ATV ACCIDENT SUNDAY NIGHT. STATE POLICE SAY CALLAHAN WAS RIDING ON RAILROAD STREET IN COALPORT WHEN SHE STRUCK A ROAD SIGN. SHE WAS KNOCKED OFF THE 4-WHEELER AND STRUCK HER HEAD ON THE ROADWAY. SHE WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET.

80 YEAR OLD JACK HORTON OF ALTOONA SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN A CRASH SATURDAY EVENING. STATE POLICE SAY HE WAS DRIVING ON STONEHEDGE ROAD IN FRANKSTOWN TOWNSHIP WHEN HE WENT INTO DIABETIC SHOCK DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW BLOOD SUGAR. HE CRASHED INTO A MAILBOX, THEN STRUCK THE FRONT OF A HOUSE. HORTON WAS TAKEN TO UPMC ALTOONA.

STATE POLICE IN BLAIR COUNTY SAY AN AGGRESSIVE DRIVER NEARLY CRASHED INTO 4 OTHER VEHICLES ABOUT 8 SATURDAY NIGHT…AND THEY ARE TRYING TO TRACK HER DOWN. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN WITH BLONDE HAIR, DRIVING A BLACK CADILLAC ESCALADE. IT HAPPENED ALONG I-99 SOUTH IN ANTIS TOWNSHIP. WITNESSES SAY THE WOMAN CROSSED THE GRASS MEDIAN AND INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANES…THEN BACK INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANES. A TRUCKDRIVER SWERVED TO AVOID THE ESCALADE AND HIT AN EMBANKMENT.

ANOTHER ARREST IN JOHNSTOWN MURDER

A 3RD PERSON HAS NOW BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST SUNDAY’S FATAL SHOOTING OUTSIDE THE EDDER’S DEN BAR IN THE OAKHURST SECTION OF JOHNSTOWN. POLICE TELL THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT 32 YEAR OLD KEITH REED IS FACING CRIMINAL HOMICIDE CHARGES BECAUSE HE WAS THERE WHEN 33 YEAR OLD JOSHUA CAMBRIC GUNNED DOWN 32 YEAR OLD TONY PHILLIPS WHO WAS SITTING IN A CAR. THE WEAPON WAS A STOLEN HANDGUN. CAMBRIC FLED IN AN SUV DRIVEN BY 34 YEAR OLD JEREMY WOODARD. REED IS STILL ON THE LOOSE, BUT CAMBRIC AND WOODARD ARE IN THE CAMBRIA COUNTY PRISON.

ARRESTED AFTER 23 YEARS

U-S MARSHALS SAY 48 YEAR OLD JAMES BARCLAY WAS ON THE RUN FOR 23 YEARS AND HE WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY IN BOSWELL, SOMERSET COUNTY. BARCLAY WAS ON THE TOP 12 WANTED LISTED IN NEW JERSEY ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD. BARCLAY IS NOW IN THE SOMERSET COUNTY JAIL.

HOLDUPS

2 ARMED ROBBERIES IN CAMBRIA COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT. ABOUT 8:45, A MAN WITH A KNIFE HELD UP GANDER MOUNTAIN IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP. HE GOT AWAY WITH AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF CASH. LAST WEEK, THE GANDER MOUNTAIN STORE WAS ALSO ROBBED AND POLICE BELIEVE THE SAME SUSPECT IS RESPONSIBLE. ALSO…SUMMERHILL TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY 2 MEN WITH GUNS ROBBED THE E-Z SHOPPER ALONG CEDAR STREET IN THE BEAVERDALE AREA AROUND 9PM. THEY ARE DESCRIBED AS TALL WHITE MEN WHO WERE WEARING SKI MASKS AND GLOVES.

SCAM WARNING

ALTOONA POLICE ARE WARNING FOLKS ABOUT A NEW PENELEC SCAM. SATURDAY, A LOCAL BUSINESS RECEIVED A PHONE CALL TELLING THE OWNER HE OWED OVER 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS ON HIS ELECTRIC BILL. HE WAS TOLD IT HAD TO BE PAID IN CASH WITHIN ONE HOUR OR HIS POWER WOULD BE SHUT OFF. THE BUSINESS OWNER CALLED PENELEC AND WAS TOLD THAT HE DID NOT OWE ANY MONEY IMMEDIATELY.

SPRING CLEANUP

ALTOONA’S SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH. RESIDENTS SHOULD PUT WASTE IN BROWN COMPOST BAGS AND PLACE THEM CURBSIDE BY 7AM ON COLLECTION DAY. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE MAP AT altoonapa.gov OR ON PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL 14.

PIAA CHANGES FOOTBALL RULES

A NEW PIAA RULE IS GOING INTO EFFECT FOR THE UPCOMING FOOTBALL SEASON. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECENTLY PASSED THE REGULATION, WHICH WILL LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF TIME PLAYERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN FULL CONTACT PRACTICE DURING THE REGULAR AND POST SEASONS. PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN MORE THAN 90 MINUTES OF FULL CONTACT PRACTICE PER WEEK. OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW RULE WILL HELP REDUCE HEAD INJURIES IN YOUNG ATHLETES.