Archives for August 2015

Crash in Allegheny Township kills 1

A motorcycle and car collide killing one person. A local TV station reports it happened Sunday night along the 2000 block of Sugar Run Road in Allegheny Township. The cause of the crash and the victim’s identity remain unknown.

Woman dead after domestic dispute in State College

A domestic dispute turns deadly in State College. Reports say a husband and wife were arguing on the 300 block of Gregor Way and that argument led to a shooting. When police arrived, they say they found a woman dead. Police say the woman’s husband and 19-year-old son were home at the time. An autopsy will determine her exact cause of death. State College Police are investigating the death.

State police: Woman falls asleep behind wheel, spits on trooper

A woman is arrested after police say she spit in a trooper’s face during a traffic stop. Police received a call that Greta Sugalski was driving erratically Thursday night on I-99 near the Frankstown Road exit. A local paper reports that Sugalski had pulled over, but not put her car in park, and fell asleep behind the wheel. A trooper had to smash the window of her SUV to put it in park. Police say Sugalsi was drunk and spit on an officer at the Hollidaysburg state police headquarters. She’s been charged with aggravated assault of an officer and DUI.

Increased police on PSU campus hopes to prevent sexual assaults

With three sexual assaults reported on Penn State’s campus during just the first week of classes, you can expect an increased police presence. A campus publication reports the increased patrols by both Penn State and State College police departments are part of what’s known as the “red zone” or the first eight weeks of school. Police say during that time, freshman are more vulnerable because they’re in a new place, oftentimes, far from home. Police say they’ve put extra patrols near fraternity row and student housing. Officers also dealing with quality of life issues like public drunkenness.

Altoona Police searching for garage arsonist

Altoona Police are offering a reward for your help in finding a suspected arsonist. Police say the arsonist set two garages on fire in Altoona Wednesday. Police say the first fire happened at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Union Avenue. The second fire, they say, was intentionally set just before midnight on 2nd Avenue. Both garages were heavily damaged. Police are offering $5,000 for the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.

3 arrested after police bust meth lab in Altoona

Altoona Police bust a meth lab. They were called to a home on the 100 block of East 4th Avenue for reports of a domestic disturbance Thursday morning. Once inside the home, officers say they found heroin. Police say a further search of home found items used for meth manufacturing hidden in a cubby in the attic. Mary and Roy McConnell and Christopher Conrad were all arrested on charges of meth production and possession with intent to deliver.

Altoona Police officer accused of fixing ticket for a friend

An Altoona Police officer is charged with evidence tampering after police say he made a ticket for a friend go away. State police say a patrolman pulled over a friend of Corporal Daniel Noel on July 13. During the stop, Noel was off-duty, but called the patrolman and asked him to issue a warning. The patrolman, instead, issued a speeding ticket, and now that ticket is nowhere to be found.

Teen arrested after allegedly crashing motorcycle, fleeing officers

A teen is accused of crashing his motorcycle and trying to flee police. Officers say 18-year-old Trent Beam of Shippensburg was lying in the grass with his bike off I-99 in Freedom Township. Police say when they approached, Beam hopped on his bike and fled. A local TV station reports he crashed a short time later at the Roaring Springs exit to I-99. Police say they found nearly 2 pounds of marijuana on him. He’s been charged with driving under the influence.

Pa. becomes 23rd state to offer online voter registration

Pennsylvania is the 23rd state to offer voter registration online. Governor Tom Wolf launched the new system Thursday. Online voter registration was a campaign promise he made last year. Supporters of the system say it’s cheaper, more accurate, and more convenient.

Sheetz to debut specialty coffee

An Altoona-based convenience store is getting fancy with their coffee. Sheetz is now offering a new line of specialty coffees at its 500 stores. The blends include classic roast, dark French roast, and Sumatra blend. The stores will also introduce 17 creamer options.