SOMERSET STATE POLICE REPORTS

THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED 04/21/2018 AT 4:33 PM

AN ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OCCURRED 04/21/2018 AT 252 CABIN ROAD IN LARIMER TWP. ON THE LISTED DATE AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30 AM STATE POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE LISTED LOCATION FOR A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED. DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION IT WAS LEARNED THAT DONALD SMODIC WAS DRINKING AT A HUNTING CABIN WITH WALTER SIWULA.  SMODIC BEGAN PLACING HIS BELONGINGS INTO HIS VEHICLE AFTER A BRIEF ALTERCATION WITH SIWULA. THE ITEMS INCLUDED TWO SEMI-AUTOMATIC LONG GUNS AND AMMUNITION. SMODIC THEM REMOVED THE FIREARMS FROM HIS VEHICLE, LOADED THEM AND BEGAN SHOOTING INTO THE CABIN AS SIWULA WAS STILL INSIDE. SMODIC FIRED APPROXIMATELY 121 ROUNDS INTO THE CABIN BEFORE FLEEING. SIWULA DID NOT SUSTAIN INJURIES FROM THE GUNFIRE. AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH FOR SMODIC, HE WAS LOCATED IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY, SALEM TWP. DECEASED OF A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND.  THIS INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.


A RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY OCCURRED 04/17/2018 AT SEVEN SPRINGS RESORT IN SOMERSET COUNTY. STATE POLICE IN SOMERSET RECOVERED A STOLEN TRAILER FROM THE LISTED LOCATION. INITIAL INCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO PSP BELLE VERNON ON 04/04/2018. THIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONTINUED BY PSP BELLE VERNON. THE VICTIM IS LISTED AS A 47 YEAR OLD MALE FROM RICES LANDINGS,PA


A DUI OCCURRED 04/20/2018 IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. A 29 YEAR OLD MALE WAS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE AFTER USING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. HE WAS ALSO FOUND IN POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS WELL AS PROHIBITED PYROTECHNIC DEVICES. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A TWO VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/20/2018 ON STOYSTOWN ROAD IN QUEMAHONING TWP. THIS CRASH OCCURRED AS A 1995 PETERBILT 379 OPERATED BY 39 YEAR OLD MELVIN E. COLFLESH OF FRIEDENS,PA WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON THE LISTED LOCATION. A 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OPERATED BY 32 YEAR OLD MARK A. MAXSON OF STOYSTOWN WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND. THE DUAL WHEELS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FOURTH AXLE OF THE PETERBILT CAME OFF THE VEHICLE. ONE OF THE WHEELS ENTERED THE ONCOMING SOUTHBOUND LANE AND HIT THE JEEP IN THE FRONT END. NO REPORTED INJURIES. AND NO CHARGES WERE FILED.


A FLIGHT TO AVOID APPREHENSION OCCURRED 04/15/2018 IN LARIMER TWP. STATE POLICE WENT TO 216 UNIMAS ROAD IN CONFLUENCE PA IN ORDER TO APPREHEND PHILIP SCOTT RISHEL. HE WAS WANTED ON TWO WARRANTS, 1 FELONY WARRANT OUT OF SOMERSET COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR WEAPONS CHARGES AND ANOTHER FELONY WARRANT OUT OF FAYETTE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ALSO FOR WEAPONS CHARGES. RISHEL RAN APPROXIMATELY 250 YARDS FROM HIS RESIDENCE INTO THE WOODS. RISHEL WAS APPREHENDED IN THE WOODS. A SEARCH SUBSEQUENT TO ARREST REVEALED MARIJUANA AND A MARIJUANA SMOKING DEVICE IN HIS BACK POCKET.


A TWO VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/20/2018 ON GLADES PIKE IN SOMERSET TWP. A 2011 GENERAL MTRS CORP SIERRA OPERATED BY 19 YEAR OLD MATTHEW E. BARRON OF SOMERSET WAS STOPPED AT THE STOP SIGN ON SAMUELS ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION WITH GLADES PIKE. A 2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OPERATED BY 74 YEAR OLD OLD RONALD BRENNER OF CHERRY HILL,NJ WAS TRAVELING WEST ON GLADES PIKE. THE SIERRA PROCEEDED NORTH ONTO GLADES PIKE AND STRUCK THE JEEP. NO REPORTED INJURIES AND THE DRIVER OF THE SIERRA WILL BE CHARGED.


A THEFT OCCURRED BETWEEN 04/15/2018-04/18/2018 AT 28 CLEARVIEW DRIVE IN PAINT TWP. SOMEONE STOLE THE TAILGATE FROM A TRUCK BELONGING TO A 36 YEAR OLD MALE.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/15/2018 ON MAPLE VALLEY ROAD IN SUMMIT TWP. 30 YEAR OLD MATTHEW F. WILL OF BERLIN LOST CONTROL OF A 2000 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A TREE. CHARGES WERE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A THEFT OCCURRED BETWEEN 02/17/2018-03/04/2018 IN LARIMER TWP. SOMEONE STOLE A GUN OUT OF A SAFE BELONGING TO CLINT BAER.


A TWO VEHICLE INCIDENT OCCURRED 04/19/2018 ON KINGWOOD ROAD IN UPPER TURKEYFOOT TWP. THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED AS A 2013 HONDA CR-V OPERATED BY 57 YEAR OLD ABIGAIL S. O’CONNER OF CONFLUENCE,PA WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON KINGWOOD ROAD NEAR WILCOX ROAD. A 2012 FORD FLEX OPERATED BY 59 YEAR OLD NORMA J. GLOVER OF ADDISON,PA WAS TRAVELING SOUTH. THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL OF THE HONDA CAME DISLODGED FROM THE VEHICLE STRIKING THE FORD IN THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE CAUSING DISABLING DAMAGE. THE DRIVER OF THE FORD AND A PASSENGER, 72 YEAR OLD RONALD E. GLOVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE DRIVER OF THE HONDA WAS CHARGED WITH WITH PA CODE VIOLATION 4525A TIRE EQUIPMENT AND TRACTION SURFACES.


A THEFT OCCURRED 04/18/2018 AT 927 ROCK CUT ROAD IN SHADE TWP. A FEMALE FROM CENTRAL CITY WAS SCAMMED OF $100 IN ITUNES GIFT CARDS VIA A PHONE CALL.


A RETAIL THEFT OCCURRED 04/14/2018 ON N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET TWP. A JUVENILE WAS CHARGED WITH RETAIL THEFT STEMMING FROM AN INCIDENT AT THE SALVATION ARMY.


A THREE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/19/2018 ON N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET TWP.  PRIOR TO THE CRASH A WITNESS WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON N. CENTER AVE FOLLOWED BY A 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 OPERATED BY 23 YEAR OLD JACOB L. NICKELSON OF SOMERSET WHICH WAS A FEW CARS BACK, WHILE A 2012 FORD ESCAPE OPERATED BY 59 YEAR OLD GREGORY J. PAVLOSKY OF JOHNSTOWN,PA WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON N. CENTER AVE, FOLLOWED BY A 2017 HONDA CRV OPERATED BY 29 YEAR OLD ANNIE A. FRITZ OF STOYSTOWN,PA. THIS CRASH OCCURRED WHEN THE DRIVER OF THE TOYOTA LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. THIS ACTION CAUSED THE TOYOTA TO LEAVE THE RIGHT LANE OF TRAVEL ON N. CENTER AVE PASSING THE WITNESS TO HER LEFT AND CROSSING THE DOUBLE YELLOW CENTER LINE. THE TOYOTA STRUCK THE FORD. AFTER IMPACT THE FORD GOT KNOCKED BACKWARDS STRIKING THE HONDA. THE DRIVER OF THE FORD WAS TRANSPORTED TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL. THE DRIVER OF THE TOYOTA WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A TERRORISTIC THREAT OCCURRED 04/06/2018 AT 549 WITT ROAD IN LARIMER TWP. POLICE RESPONDED TO THE LISTED LOCATION DUE TO REPORTS OF AN ASSAULT. 59 YEAR OLD LEONARD HOUSEL RAN OVER HIS SON WITH HIS TRUCK AND THREATENED HIS OTHER SON WITH A METAL BASEBALL BAT BEFORE LEAVING THE SCENE. AS A RESULT, HE WAS ARRESTED FOR TERRORISTIC THREATS, SIMPLE ASSAULT, HARASSMENT, AND RECKLESS ENDANGERING.


A THEFT OCCURRED ON 03/18/2018 AT 1212 N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET. SOMEONE STOLE AN IPAD FROM AT&T. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL SOMERSET STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/03/2018 ON GARRETT SHORTCUT ROAD IN BROTHERSVALLEY TWP. 37 YEAR OLD WESLEY A. BODEN OF SOMERSET LOST CONTROL OF A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRUCK A TREE AND ROLLED OVER. DURING THE ROLLOVER THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER WITH SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. THE DRIVER WILL BE CHARGED WITH DUI.


A HARASSMENT OCCURRED 04/13/2018 ON BUNKER HILL ROAD IN CENTRAL CITY BOROUGH. A 36 YEAR OLD FEMALE SMACKED A 62 YEAR OLD FEMALE IN THE FACE. CHARGES WERE FILED AGAINST THE 36 YEAR OLD FEMALE.


A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF OCCURRED 04/07/2018 AT 173 ALWINE ROAD IN JENNER TWP. A KNOWN 31 YEAR OLD FEMALE DAMAGED AN ATV OWNED BY 40 YEAR OLD JACOB SAYLOR.


AN INCIDENT OF SCATTERING RUBBISH OCCURRED 04/04/2018 ALONG GRAND VIEW ROAD IN SOUTHAMPTON TWP. 63 YEAR OLD HAROLD BRADLEY TROUTMAN OF HYNDMAN,PA DEPOSITED A PIECE OF WOOD AND A PART OF A CLOTHES LINE ON THE VICTIM’S GARBAGE DUMP.


A  VEHICLE VS MOTORCYCLE DUI CRASH OCCURRED 04/13/2018 ON STOYSTOWN ROAD IN QUEMAHONING TWP. A 2002 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1500 OPERATED BY 31 YEAR OLD ALBERT MARODY IIII OF FRIEDENS, PA WAS ATTEMPTING TO PASS A 2006 CHEVY SILVERADO OPERATED BY 23 YEAR OLD JEREMY L. SCARLETT OF CAIRNBROOK,PA IN A NO PASSING ZONE. SCARLETT WAS TEXTING AND SWERVED THE CHEVY INTO THE PATH OF THE KAWASAKI. THE CHEVY STRUCK THE KAWASAKI. THE DRIVER OF THE KAWASAKI WAS TRANSPORTED TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL AND WILL BE CHARGED WITH DUI. THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVY WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.



A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/17/2018 ON N. PLAZA ACCESS ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. 20 YEAR OLD ANTHONY M. COLLINS OF BERLIN LOST CONTROL OF A 2013 SUBARU LEGACY. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING AN EMBANKMENT. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/17/2018 IN A GRASS FIELD NEAR 918 SUNSET DRIVE IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. 25 YEAR OLD KAYLA NICOLE TAYLOR OF JOHNSTOWN WAS FOUND TO BE STUCK IN MUD IN A FIELD DURING A DISABLED MOTORIST CHECK CALLED IN BY A TOW COMPANY. CONTACT WITH TAYLOR SHOWED HER TO HAVE SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT. CHARGES ARE PENDING BLOOD TEST RESULTS.


A DUI CRASH OCCURRED 04/16/2018 ON GLADES PIKE IN SOMERSET TWP. 55 YEAR OLD CARL LANTZ OF SOMERSET CRASHED HIS VEHICLE AT THE LISTED LOCATION. HE SHOWED SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT AND CONSENTED TO A BLOOD DRAW. BLOOD RESULTS AND CHARGES ARE PENDING.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/09/2018 ON GARDNER ROAD IN JEFFERSON TWP. A BMW 335I OPERATED BY A MALE FROM CHAMPION,PA WAS TRAVELING WEST ON THE LISTED LOCATION. THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE HEAD ON. NO REPORTED INJURIES.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON BERKLEYS MILL ROAD IN SUMMIT TWP. A CHEVY K1500 OPERATED BY A MALE FROM FRIEDENS,PA WAS TRAVELING WEST ON THE LISTED LOCATION. AS THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING UPHILL, THE VEHICLE RAN OUT OF FUEL CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO TURN OFF. THE VEHICLE THEN BEGAN TRAVELING BACKWARDS ON THE ROADWAY CAUSING THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, COMING TO A FINAL STOP.


A PFA VIOLATION OCCURRED 04/16/2018 AT 549 WITT ROAD IN LARIMER TWP. A MALE FROM MEYERSDALE VIOLATED A PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDER BY ARRIVING AT THE RESIDENCE AND MAKING CONTACT WITH A FEMALE FROM MEYERSDALE. CHARGES WERE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A HARASSMENT OCCURRED 04/16/2018 AT 1606 N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET TWP.  49 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH J. BARRON OF FRIEDENS,PA WAS CHARGED AFTER SHE PUSHED 18 YEAR OLD KALEB FRANCE OF SOMERSET INTO A BOX AT THE GOODWILL.


A THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE OCCURRED 04/16/2018 AT 401 GEORGIAN PLACE IN SOMERSET TWP. SOMEONE SMASHED A VEHICLE WINDOW AND STOLE A PURSE. THE VICTIMS ARE LISTED AS VALERIA & KEATON YOUNG.


A FIREARM NOT TO BE CARRIED WITHOUT A LICENSE OCCURRED 04/11/2018 ON ROUTE 219 IN SOMERSET TWP. 26 YEAR OLD JOSHUA MICHAEL KLOSE OF PORTSMOUTH,VA WAS STOPPED FOR SEVERAL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE STOP A LOADED SMITH & WESSON 40 CALIBER PISTOL WAS LOCATED IN THE VEHICLE ALONG WITH DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. HE WAS ARRESTED AND PLACED IN THE SOMERSET COUNTY JAIL ON $25,000 BAIL.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/11/2018 ON SCALP AVE IN RICHLAND TWP, CAMBRIA COUNTY. A 25 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM WINDBER WAS STOPPED BY SOMERSET STATE POLICE AT THE LISTED LOCATION. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT SHE WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES ARE PENDING NMS LAB RESULTS.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/11/2018 ON QUEMAHONING STREET IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. A 37 YEAR OLD MALE FROM BOSWELL WAS STOPPED FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE DRIVER WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND HAD DRUG PARAPHERNALIA INSIDE THE VEHICLE. CHARGES ARE PENDING NMS LAB RESULTS.


A BURGLARY OCCURRED AT 616 MAIN STREET IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. 2 MALES ENTERED THE LISTED LOCATION, TOOK NUMEROUS ITEMS INCLUDING THE REFRIGERATOR, FURNACE, 2 KAYAKS, WASHING MACHINE, DRYER. THIS CRIME OCCURRED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH. ANYONE WHO SEEN A VEHICLE AT THE RESIDENCE OR HAVE ANY OTHER INFORMATION SHOULD CALL STATE POLICE IN SOMERSET.


A HARASSMENT OCCURRED 04/14/2018 AT 136 HENRY BLACK ROAD IN STONEYCREEK TWP. 52 YEAR OLD MARTIN VISOKEY CONTINUALLY CONTACTED 48 YEAR OLD DANNY MERRINGER & 40 YEAR OLD SUSAN WORKAN VIA TEXT, VOICE MAIL, AND POSTING A SIGN IN THEIR YARD. CHARGES FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A DRUG VIOLATION OCCURRED 04/14/2018 ON THE 200 BLOCK OF PLANK ROAD IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED ON A VEHICLE OPERATED BY 19 YEAR OLD SAMUEL JOSEPH HOFFMAN. A PROBABLE CAUSE SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BELONGING TO HOFFMAN.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/14/2018 ON CAUSEWAY DRIVE IN STONEYCREEK TWP. 47 YEAR OLD JULIANNE VETTORI OF FRIEDENS LOST CONTROL OF A 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A UTILITY POLE. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/15/2018 ON WELSH HILL ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. 28 YEAR OLD BROOKE A. CONN OF FRIEDENS,PA LOST CONTROL OF A 2006 HONDA ACCORD. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A TREE. THE DRIVER AND A PASSENGER, 26 YEAR OLD LANDON B. CONN WERE TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER. THE DRIVER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/15/2018 AT 7257 NATIONAL PIKE IN ADDISON BOROUGH. JAMES EDWARD LANCASTER REPORTED HIS VEHICLE STOLEN. IT WAS LATER DETERMINED HE CRASHED HIS VEHICLE WHILE DUI. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A DUI CRASH OCCURRED 04/12/2018 ON TRAM ROAD IN BROTHERSVALLEY TWP. A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER OPERATED BY 33 YEAR OLD SHAWN ERIC GRENKE OF FAIRHOPE,PA LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK MAILBOXES AND A DITCH. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON SUSPICION OF DUI.


A DUI CRASH OCCURRED 04/12/2018 ON DARK SHADE DR IN PAINT TWP. 38 YEAR OLD MICHAEL HUDACK OF CENTRAL CITY CRASHED AT THE LISTED LOCATION AND FLED THE SCENE. HE WAS CONTACTED AT HIS RESIDENCE AND SHOWED SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT AND WAS FOUND TO BE DUI AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


AN INCIDENT OF UNDERAGE DRINKING OCCURRED 04/13/2018 IN A FIELD LOCATED SOUTH OF MAIN STREET AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH W. 3RD STREET IN JENNER TWP. 18 YEAR OLD JOSHUA HUMBERSON OF GARRETT,PA, 18 YEAR OLD RICHELLE BENFORD OF ROCKWOOD,PA, A 16 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM ALBRIGHT,WV, AND A 15 YEAR OLD MALE FROM ACOSTA,PA WERE FOUND TO BE ENGAGING IN AN UNDERAGE DRINKING PARTY AT THE LISTED LOCATION. APPROXIMATELY 30 OTHER INDIVIDUALS FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT, 4 WHEELER, AND UTV. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A DRUG VIOLATION OCCURRED 04/14/2018 ON THE 8800 BLOCK OF SOMERSET PIKE IN JENNER TWP. A WELFARE CHECK WAS CONDUCTED ON A PARKED VEHICLE WITH ITS LIGHTS ON IN WHICH 31 YEAR OLD JOSHUA EAKLE OF HOLLISOPPLE,PA WAS SLEEPING IN THE DRIVER SEAT. HE WAS FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA AND PARAPHERNALIA. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/15/2018 ON THE 4200 BLOCK OF KINGWOOD ROAD IN MIDDLECREEK TWP. 22 YEAR OLD SAMANTHA LEE COSTAS OF SOMERSET WAS ENCOUNTERED WHILE PARKED ACROSS THE FOG LINE AT THE LISTED LOCATION WHICH IS NEAR THE CREST OF A HILL. UPON MAKING CONTACT WITH COSTAS, SHE SHOWED SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT AND WAS FOUND TO BE DUI. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A TWO VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/13/2018 ON STOYSTOWN ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. A 2007 BUICK TERRAZA OPERATED BY 23 YEAR OLD ROBERT A. HARP OF STOYSTOWN,PA CROSSED OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES AND STRUCK A 2008 HONDA CRV OPERATED BY 54 YEAR OLD JOSEPH M. MEHALIK OF N. VERSAILLES,PA HEAD ON. BOTH DRIVERS WERE TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH HOSPITAL. HARP WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DOG BITE OCCURRED 04/05/2018 ON MAIN STREET IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. A BASSET HOUND BITE AN 8 YEAR OLD MALE SEVERAL TIMES. THE DOG WAS THEN QUARANTINED UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATION. THE MALE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT MAY ASSIST THIS INVESTIGATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A DUI OCCURRED 04/02/2018 ON THE 500 BLOCK OF BERLIN PLANK ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP.  A 22 YEAR OLD MALE WAS INVOLVED IN A TWO VEHICLE CRASH ART THE LISTED LOCATION. IT WAS DETERMINE HE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IN POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A THEFT OCCURRED BETWEEN 04/01/2018-04/07/2018 ON SLAGLE HILL ROAD IN QUEMAHONING TWP.  SOMEONE STOLE A 1999 ARCTIC CAT ZR500 SNOWMOBILE, AN ORANGE CEMENT MIXER, A MINI BIKE,  3 MOUNTAIN BIKES, A WALK BEHIND MOWER, AND A YARD MACHINE RIDING LAWN MOWER BELONGING TO DANIEL RAYMOND LEYTON OF JOHNSTOWN,PA. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A DRUG DELIVERY RESULTING IN DEATH OCCURRED 04/08/2018 ON PUFFS COURT IN LICK TWP. POLICE RESPONDED TO AN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE AT THE LISTED LOCATION. UPON ARRIVAL, 31 YEAR OLD BRIAN WINEBRENNER  HAD BEEN CHECKED BY EMS AND WAS DECEASED. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, SEVERAL STAMP BAGS OF SUSPECTED HEROIN LABELED ” POWER ” WERE RECOVERED FROM THE VICTIM. AN INVESTIGATION ON 04/03/2018 YIELDED THE SAME STAMP BAGS OF SUSPECTED HEROIN FROM 23 YEAR OLD MARK BODEN JR.  DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THE VICTIM WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE CONTACT WITH A SUBJECT NAMED ” DEUCE ” SEVERAL HOURS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. THE VICTIM WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE RECEIVED HEROIN FROM ” DEUCE “.  ON 04/09/2018, ” DEUCE ” WAS IDENTIFIED AS MARK BODEN JR. BODEN DENIED CONTACT WITH WITH VICTIM; A SEARCH WARRANT WAS SERVED ON BODEN’S PHONE AND REVEALED SEVERAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE ACCUSED AND THE VICTIM SEVERAL HOURS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. BASED ON THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE INVESTIGATION, BODEN WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUG DELIVERY RESULTING IN DEATH. AND ASSOCIATED DRUG OFFENSES. HE WAS ARRAIGNED AND PLACED IN JAIL ON $100,000 BAIL.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/07/2018 ON PATRIOT STREET IN SOMERSET. 52 YEAR OLD SHARON R. BARRON OF SOMERSET WAS OBSERVED DRIVING IN AN ERRATIC MANNER AT THE LISTED LOCATION. A TRAFFIC STOP INDICATED SHE WAS INTOXICATED. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A DUI CRASH OCCURRED 04/03/2018 ON CENTER STREET IN MEYERSDALE BOROUGH. 57 YEAR OLD KEITH A. MEYERS OF MEYERSDALE LOST CONTROL OF A 1997 FORD F150. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A BUILDING. THE VEHICLE FLED THE SCENE. WHILE INVESTIGATING THE CRASH POLICE WERE CANVASSING THE AREA AND LOCATED THE VEHICLE DRIVING THROUGH TOWN. POLICE MADE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE. HE WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. THERE WAS SEVERAL OPEN CONTAINERS OF BEER INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO MEYERSDALE HOSPITAL FOR A BLOOD TEST. AND RELEASED TO HIS BROTHER. CHARGES ARE PENDING THE BLOOD TEST RESULTS.


A DRUG VIOLATION OCCURRED 04/08/2018 ON PLEASANT HILL ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. 36 YEAR OLD RYAN WILLIAM FOCHTMAN OF BERLIN WAS OBSERVED ACTING CRAZY RUNNING THROUGH A FIELD AND WOODS. HE SAID HE JUST SHOT 2 BAGS OF HEROIN. A METAL SPOON, SYRINGE, AND COTTON SWAB WERE OBSERVED IN PLAIN VIEW ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. HE WAS ARRESTED AND PROCESSED.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/23/2018 IN CONFLUENCE BOROUGH. SAMANTHIA MYERS WAS OPERATING A VEHICLE AFTER USING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. SHE WAS ALSO IN POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES WILL BE FILED.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/24/2018 IN CONFLUENCE BOROUGH. 31 YEAR OLD ROBERT DENUNZIO WAS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE AFTER USING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND  ALCOHOL. HE WAS ALSO IN POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES WILL BE FILE.


A BURGLARY OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON ROARING RUN ROAD IN JENNER TWP. 66 YEAR OLD STEPHEN JOSEPH MUICH OF BOSWELL REPORTED THAT SOMEONE ENTERED HIS RESIDENCE WHILE HE WAS SLEEPING AND STOLE AN ENVELOPE CONTAINING $9,300


A DUI OCCURRED 04/06/2018 ON THE 100 BLOCK OF TWO MILE LN IN MT PLEASANT TWP. 38 YEAR OLD BRIAN JAMES HIXSON WAS CHARGED WITH DUI FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP AT THE LISTED LOCATION.


AN AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT OCCURRED IN 2015 AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN SOMERSET COUNTY. AT VARIOUS TIMES IN 2015, IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, AN 11 YEAR OLD FEMALE BELIEVES SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED SEVERAL TIMES. THIS INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/11/2018 ON SAWMILL RUN IN STONEYCREEK TWP. 61 YEAR OLD RALPH P. EDMINSTER OF SOMERSET LOST CONTROL OF A 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO.  THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A TREE. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH HOSPITAL AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A HARASSMENT OCCURRED 04/05/2018 ON STONEYCREEK STREET IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. 3 FEMALES AGES 56,53,AND 29 WERE INVOLVED IN AN ALTERCATION. ALL 3 USED VULGAR LANGUAGE AND ENGAGED IN A COURSE OF CONDUCT WHICH ALL 3 WERE SHOVING AND KICKING EACH OTHER. ANYONE THAT HAS ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY ASSIST IN THIS INVESTIGATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON LISTIE ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. A 17 YEAR OLD MALE FROM SOMERSET LOST CONTROL OF A 2017 KIA FORTE. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY, CROSSED OVER RAILROAD TRACKS STRIKING A RAILROAD CROSSING POST HEAD ON. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A FORGERY OCCURRED 04/04/2018 AT 2028 N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET TWP. POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE LISTED LOCATION REGARDING COUNTERFEIT MONEY BEING RECEIVED.


A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF OCCURRED 04/05/2018 ON SHAELI DRIVE IN SOMERSET TWP. POLICE INVESTIGATED PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED TO THE YARD AND AN ELECTRICAL BOX AT HIGHLAND HOMES IN SOMERSET. AN UNIDENTIFIABLE TRACTOR TRAILER TURNED AROUND ON THE PROPERTY CAUSING DAMAGE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL SOMERSET STATE POLICE.


A HARASSMENT OCCURRED 04/04/2018 AT 512 MAIN STREET IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. 48 YEAR OLD DON LEPLEY AND 43 YEAR OLD HEATHER LEPLEY GOT INTO A PUSHING ARGUMENT AT THE LISTED LOCATION. NEITHER HAD INJURIES OR WANTED TO COOPERATE TO PROSECUTE EACH OTHER.


A SIMPLE ASSAULT OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON HOWER AVE IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. A 54 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM WINDBER STRUCK A 14 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM BOSWELL. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/02/2018 ON CLEAR SHADE DRIVE IN OGLE TWP. 46 YEAR OLD ROBERT S. HUDSON OF NEW PARIS LOST CONTROL OF A 2010 DODGE RAM, THE VEHICLE DROVE OVER A PATCH OF ICE AND LEFT THE ROADWAY, STRIKING A TREE. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A THEFT OF SECONDARY METAL OCCURRED SOMETIME BETWEEN 03/28/2018-04/05/2018 AT 1765 STOYSTOWN ROAD IN FRIEDENS. SOMEONE REMOVED NUMEROUS SCRAP METAL ITEMS, TO GO WITH OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS INCLUDING 2 LADDERS, A CHAINSAW, AND A WEED EATER.


A DUI OCCURRED 04/04/2018 ON THE 100 BLOCK OF GATEWAY ROAD IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. 34 YEAR OLD BRANDON ERIC ROGERS WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A DRUG OR COMBINATION OF DRUGS. HE WAS ALSO FOUND WITH A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA ON HIM.


A DUI CRASH OCCURRED 03/22/2018 ON BERLIN PLANK ROAD IN BROTHERSVALLEY TWP. 51 YEAR OLD DOUGLAS LEE ANDERSON OF BERLIN WAS CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AFTER A VEHICLE CRASH AT THE LISTED LOCATION.


A DRUG VIOLATION OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON THE 1900 BLOCK OF N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET TWP. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED AT THE LISTED LOCATION. 21 YEAR OLD ZACHARY EPPLEY OF JENNERSTOWN WAS FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A BURGLARY OCCURRED 04/01/2018 AT 139 LOWRY ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO ENTER THE RESIDENCE OF 65 YEAR OLD SHERRY DERRY & 63 YEAR OLD BONNIE HOSTETLER BY PRYING A SCREEN FROM THE BACK DOOR WINDOW. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A DUI OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON THE 200 BLOCK OF E. CATHERINE STREET IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED AT THE LISTED LOCATION. 23 YEAR OLD EMILY GAVEL OF HOLLSOPPLE,PA WAS FOUND TO BE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. CHARGES ARE PENDING IN DISTRICT COURT.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/03/2018 ON THE GARRETT SHORTCUT. 37 YEAR OLD WESLEY A. BODEN OF SOMERSET LOST CONTROL OF A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE THEN OVERTURNED. THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE DURING THE ROLL OVER. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER WITH SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WILL BE FILED PENDING BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST RESULTS.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/04/2018 ON THE 400 BLOCK OF N. CENTER AVE IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED AT THE LISTED LOCATION. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT PHILIP SCHOMP WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/04/2018 ON HUCKLEBERRY HIGHWAY IN STONEYCREEK TWP. 27 YEAR OLD BRITTANY D. KELLER OF SHANKSVILLE LOST CONTROL OF A 2014 JEEP 4X4 AS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO AVOID A DEER IN THE ROADWAY. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO CONEMAUGH HOSPITAL.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON SOMERSET PIKE IN JENNER TWP. 23 YEAR OLD MICHAEL A. LAYTON OF ACOSTA,PA LOST CONTROL OF A 2016 CHEVY CRUZE AFTER FALLING ASLEEP. THE VEHICLE STRUCK A MAILBOX. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON CENTENNIAL DRIVE IN PAINT TWP. 30 YEAR OLD AMBER D. CALVERLEY OF WINDBER LOST CONTROL OF A 1999 FORD ESCORT. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY, STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON THE 400 BLOCK OF 10TH STREET IN WINDBER BOROUGH. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED ON A VEHICLE OPERATED BY ROBERT WEYANDT III OF JOHNSTOWN. IT WAS DETERMINED HE WAS DUI. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/02/2018 ON MAPLE VALLEY ROAD IN SUMMIT TWP. 42 YEAR OLD MICHAEL W. BUTTERFIELD OF MEYERSDALE LOST CONTROL OF A 2016 JEEP RENEGADE. THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY STRIKING A CEMENT CURB. THE VEHICLE THEN OVERTURNED AND CAME TO A FINAL REST ON ITS ROOF IN A CREEK. THE DRIVER RECEIVED A SUSPECTED MINOR INJURY AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DUI OCCURRED 02/27/2018 ON THE 100 BLOCK OF GILMOUR ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED ON A VEHICLE OPERATED BY NICHOLAS SHUMAKER OF SOMERSET. IT WAS DETERMINED HE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. CHARGES WERE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A HIT & RUN OCCURRED 04/03/2018 IN THE SHEETZ PARKING LOT IN SOMERSET TWP. 51 YEAR OLD RICKEY C. GRAY OF DETROIT,MI OPERATING A 2013 FORD F350 STRUCK A GAS PUMP GUARD AND FIRE EXTINGUISHER BOX CAUSING DAMAGE TO BOTH. THE DRIVER THEN FLED THE SCENE. THE DRIVER WAS CONTACTED BY PSP EVERETT PATROL NEAR THE BREEZEWOOD EXIT OF I-76. HE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A HIT & RUN OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON WHISTLER ROAD IN PAINT TWP. 19 YEAR OLD JOHN R. CLAYCOMB OF BEAVERDALE,PA OPERATING A 1996 CHEVY SILVERADO TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A PARKED 2001 BUICK PARK AVENUE THAT HAD BEEN PULLED OFF THE ROAD. THE CHEVY THEN TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT. THE DRIVER FLED THE SCENE THROUGH THE WOODS. THE IMPACT OF THE CRASH CAUSED THE BUICK TO STRIKE A 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO WHICH WAS ALSO PARKED ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. CLAYCOMB WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/30/2018 ON  FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IN SOMERSET TWP. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED ON ROUTE 219 ON A VEHICLE WITH AN EXPIRED REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION. 45 YEAR OLD BARRON SHIPLEY OF BOSWELL WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.


A THEFT OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON LAMBERT STREET IN CENTRAL CITY BOROUGH. SOMEONE STOLE A ROADMASTER GRANITE PEAK BICYCLE FROM SUNSHINE AVE IN CENTRAL CITY BELONGING TO 56 YEAR OLD DONALD PAUL DRAVIS. THE BIKE HAD ORANGE & WHITE DECALS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL STATE POLICE AT 814-445-4104


A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF OCCURRED BETWEEN 03/27/2018-03/30/2018 ON ROSE ROAD IN JENNER TWP. 84 YEAR OLD THELMA ROSE KEYSER OF BOSWELL REPORTED DAMAGE TO HER GARAGE DOOR. IT APPEARS IT WAS STRUCK BY A PLOW OR A HITCH OF A TRUCK.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON GLADE CITY ROAD IN LARIMER TWP. 73 YEAR OLD RICHARD L. MAUGHMAN OF MEYERSDALE,PA LOST CONTROL OF A 2017 FORD F250, THE VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A CSX CROSSING POLE. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A TWO VEHICLE DUI CRASH OCCURRED 03/31/2018 ON ROUTE 219  IN BROTHERSVALLEY TWP. 27 YEAR OLD SAMANTHA M. LEMASTER OF FLINTSTONE,MD OPERATING A 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA CROSSED INTO THE ONCOMING LANE OF TRAVEL AND STRUCK A 2002 MERCURY COUGAR OPERATED BY 22 YEAR OLD WADE J. PRITTS OF MEYERSDALE,PA HEAD ON. WADE PRITTS AND 51 YEAR OLD TINA L. PRITTS WERE BOTH TRANSPORTED TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL. LEMASTER WAS TAKEN TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL FOR A BLOOD TEST.


A TWO VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/29/2018 ON N. CENTER STREET IN SOMERSET TWP. 40 YEAR OLD JACQUELINE A. TRESSLER OF GRAY,PA OPERATING A 2012 KIA OPTIMA STRUCK A 1990 CHEVY SILVERADO OPERATED BY 47 YEAR OLD JAMES S. BRASIER OF FARRELL,PA AS THE CHEVY WAS STOPPED A REDLIGHT. NEITHER DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO ANY HOSPITAL AND THE DRIVER OF THE KIA WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A THREE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/30/2018 ON N. CENTER STREET IN SOMERSET TWP. 56 YEAR OLD THERESA K. MENEFEE OF ANGOLA,IN OPERATING A 2008 CHEVY IMPALA STRUCK A 2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OPERATED BY 54 YEAR OLD SANDRA L. DAVIS OF BERLIN,PA AS THE CHEVY WAS STOPPED AT A REDLIGHT. THE CHEVY THEN STRUCK A 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA OPERATED BY 19 YEAR OLD BRITTANY F. RHODAMER OF ROCKWOOD,PA. NOBODY WAS TRANSPORTED TO ANY HOSPITAL AND THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVY WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 04/01/2018 ON KINGWOOD ROAD IN MIDDLECREEK TWP. 20 YEAR OLD CODEY A. HALLE OF SOMERSET LOST CONTROL OF A 2008 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA.  THE VEHICLE TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT. THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED AND WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CRASH.


A DUI OCCURRED 03/27/2018 ON W. MAIN STREET IN SOMERSET BOROUGH. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS INITIATED FOR A VEHICLE TRAVELING THE WRONG WAY DOWN W. MAIN STREET NEAR HARRISON AVE. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT 59 YEAR OLD MARK ARNOLD SCHRAGE OF PINE VALLEY NY WAS DUI. HE WAS CHARGED ACCORDINGLY.


IMPERSONATING A PUBLIC SERVANT OCCURRED 03/22/2018 IN SOMERSET TWP. JOHN KEITH BALASCHAK CALLED INTO PSP SOMERSET AND IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS A FEDERALLY LICENSED OFFICER IN WASHINGTON D.C.  BALASCHAK RELATED WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE AND ATTEMPTED TO GET THE STATE POLICE TO ARREST SOMEONE FOR A WARRANT THAT DID NOT EXIST. THE SUSPECT WAS CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, FALSE ALARM TO AGENCIES OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND FALSE REPORTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.


A THEFT BY DECEPTION OCCURRED BETWEEN 03/16/2018-03/29/2018 ON INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD IN SOMERSET TWP. 39 YEAR OLD DAWN MARIE MILLER OF SOMERSET REPORTED THAT SHE PURCHASED A CELL PHONE VIA EBAY. MILLER PAID FOR THE PHONE VIA PAYPAL. THE VICTIM WAS ADVISED THAT THE PHONE WAS SENT TO AN ADDRESS IN DELAWARE UPON HER REQUEST. THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE SHE NEVER ADVISED THEM TO SEND THE PHONE TO ANOTHER ADDRESS.


A BURGLARY OCCURRED 03/30/2018 AT 679 KIRCHER PLACE IN BOSWELL BOROUGH. 22 YEAR OLD VICTOR ANTHONY PANACI OF BOSWELL ENTERED THE RESIDENCE OF 48 YEAR OLD TIMOTHY GETZ & 19 YEAR OLD ZOE GETZ AND REMOVED 14 PAIRS OF CLOTHING BELONGING TO ZOE GETZ. PANASCI WAS FOUND TO BE DUI AT THE TIME OF CONTACT WITH POLICE. CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT.


A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED 03/24/2018 ON COUNTY LINE ROAD IN MIDDLECREEK TWP. A 2015 CHEVY TAHOE LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. THE OPERATOR WAS SUSPECTED OF BEING DUI AND WAS TAKEN TO SOMERSET HOSPITAL FOR A LEGAL BLOOD TEST. THE PASSENGER WAS ALSO INTOXICATED AND WILL BE CHARGED WITH PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS FOR HIS ACTIONS AT THE CRASH SCENE. POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE NAMES OF THE DRIVER OR THE PASSENGER.