wednESDAY, march 19, 2014
25 YEAR OLD TYLER REED…A HOMELESS MAN FROM THE JOHNSTOWN AREA…IS IN THE CAMBRIA COUNTY JAIL THANKS TO 2 bystanders WHO TACKLED HIM TO THE GROUND AFTER HE robbed THE U-S-S-C-O FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN MOXHAM Tuesday morning. POLICE SAY REED ENTERED THE BANK AND DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE TELLER, BUT A CUSTOMER followed HIM outside. Reed changED clothes in the bank parking lot, BUT customers ran after him AND CAUGHT HIM off of Grove Avenue.
A Cambria County JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED KELSEY TUNSTALL TO 3 TO 7 YEARS IN prison for THE 2013 crash that left TROY JORDAN paralyzed from the waist down. Tunstall had just left a methadone clinic…AND HAD HER CHILD IN THE CAR… WHEN SHE drove the wrong WAY DOWN Palestine Road in Adams Township, THEN STRUCK Jordan who was riding his motorcycle. Tunstall Was also ordered to pay nearly 270-thousand dollars in restitution.
20 YEAR OLD MARK WATSON OF ALTOONA SUFFERED MODERATE INJURIES IN A WRECK EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. STATE POLICE SAY HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS CAR ALONG I-99 AT THE PLANK ROAD EXIT. HE STRUCK A CONCRETE BARRIER. WATSON WAS NOT BUCKLED UP. HIS FEMALE PASSENGER WAS NOT HURT.
34 YEAR OLD MANDEE MILLER OF TYRONE WAS TAKEN TO UPMC ALTOONA WITH MODERATE INJURIES YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WHEN HER CAR CRASHED ALONG GRANDVIEW ROAD IN ANTIS TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY. STATE POLICE SAY THE S-U-V STRUCK THE END OF A GUARD RAIL.
POLICE HAVE A SUSPECT IN FIRE HOUSE BREAKIN
The Logan Township Police Department SAYS A SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN SUNDAY’S BURGLARY at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department. THE MAN SEEN IN SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IS ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF EQUIPMENT. HIS NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.
PAY THOUSANDS BEFORE RELEASE FROM PRISON
A CAMBRIA COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED 55 YEAR OLD GEORGE ZAMIAS JUNIOR OF Upper Yoder Township to 25 to 50 months in the County Prison ON HIS attempted homicide PLEA. POLICE SAY ZAMIAS attacked HIS friend, ROBERT BERTOLI more than 2 years ago…HITTING HIM ON THE HEAD WITH A BEER BOTTLE AND SLASHING HIS NECK WITH A BOX-CUTTER. ACCORDING TO THE TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT, HE is eligible for immediate parole with credit for time served, but he must PAY 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION BEFORE HE CAN GET OUT OF JAIL.
MAN BADLY BEATEN
POLICE TELL WJAC TV THAT 31 YEAR OLD ROBERT RIGO OF STOYSTOWN IS IN THE Somerset County jail accused of beating DAVID KIMMEL and breaking NEARLY every bone in his face. IT HAPPENED FRIDAY EVENING AT LAPE TRAILER PARK IN HOLSOPPLE. THE VICTIM IS A MARINE AND, ACCORDING TO witnesses, THE FIGHT was over a woman at A party. A preliminary hearing Is scheduled April 2ND.
JOBLESS RATE FALLS
BLAIR COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED 3-TENTHS TO LAND AT 6-PERCENT IN JANUARY. BEDFORD COUNTY’S NUMBER FELL FROM 7-POINT-8 TO 6-POINT-9.
DROPS WERE ALSO SEEN IN CAMBRIA, CENTRE, CLEARFIELD, AND HUNTINGDON COUNTIES. THE STATE’S JOBLESS RATE FELL FROM 6-POINT-8 TO 6-POINT-4. NATIONWIDE, UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN ONE-TENTH TO 6-POINT-6 PERCENT.