MOUNT UNION BORO. — Mount Union Borough Police investigated a report of an assault at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 5 in the area of North Jefferson Street and West Maple Street. Through investigation, police determined two males walking northbound in the 500 block of North Jefferson street were allegedly assaulted with a knife by an unknown African American male who was described as being approximately 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighed between 175-190 pounds. The victims described the suspect as having a beard and wearing a black trench coat with a hood, dark-colored jeans and black shoes. One victim told police the suspect had a dragon tattoo on the left side of his neck. The victims sustained non life-threatening injuries. Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Mount Union Borough Police at 643-3960.

Drug possession

DUBLIN TWP., FULTON CO. — State police at McConnellsburg conducted a traffic stop at Grist Mill and Aughulick roads at 6:48 p.m. Jan. 24. During the traffic stop, police detected an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. In the course of the search, police found a Ziploc bag containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, which belonged to Dylan Dittsworth, 18, Blairs Mills, and Dustin Scaife, 27, Burnt Cabins. Charges are pending against the males.


SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a suspect entered Walmart at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 and bought some miscellaneous groceries inside the store, t hen went to the self checkout and scanned all the items in the cart. The suspect then attempted to use a Walmart app called Pay Now to pay for the items. She used her phone to pay for the groceries, but thought the transaction went through. A Walmart associated noticed the transaction didn’t go through, so the suspect left the store without paying for the groceries. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, contact PSP at Huntingdon at 627-3161.

Obscene material

PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a staff member from Juniata Valley Elementary School received a letter from an anonymous person by mail with no return address and no contact information at 1:43 p.m. Jan. 28. Police report inside of the envelope were pictures of a boy in his underwear and two girls in their underclothes. There was also a letter, but no name was attached to the letter in the envelope with concerns about the images. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, contact PSP at Huntingdon at 627-3161.


CROMWELL TWP. — William Kerr, 64, Shirleysburg, reported to state police at Huntingdon unknown actor(s) entered his residence at 9908 Colgate Road between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 1:30 a.m. Jan. 31 by breaking a side door and removed a pistol, then fled the scene. The pistol is valued at $1,200, and the glass door that was broken is valued at $200.

DUI crash

LINCOLN TWP. — John Plazek, 48, James Creek, was arrested for DUI by state police at Huntingdon after a single motor vehicle crash in the area of 17958 Raystown Road at 12:59 a.m. Feb. 3. Police report Plazek was operating a 2016 Ford F-250 on Raystown Road when the vehicle struck and damaged 20-30 feet of guide rail before coming to a final rest. Upon investigation, Plazek was arrested for suspicion of DUI.


TODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Grange Hall Road west of New Fording Road at 6:42 a.m. Feb. 4. Jack Rice, 59, Broad Top City, was operating a 2017 Ford Fusion west when a deer entered the roadway in the path of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle struck the deer. The vehicle sustained minor damage to its front driver’s side fender. Rice was wearing a seat belt and did not suffer any injuries.

CLAY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Waterfall Road at 9:52 a.m. Feb. 5. Jennifer Ouimet, 28, Mapleton, was operating a 2003 Ford Explorer south when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left-hand durve. As a result, the vehicle entered into the northbound lane. When the operator tried to regain control of the vehicle, it made initial contact with an embankment at its seven o’clock position, went for 10 feet, then came to a final rest in the northbound lane. Ouimet was treated for injuries on scene, but was later transported to UPMC Altoona by medical helicopter for neck injuries. She was wearing a seat belt. She will be cited for driving a vehicle at safe speeds.

JACKSON TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on McAlevys Fort Road north of Camp Road at 5:19 a.m. Feb. 4. Katherine Armstrong, 40, Huntingdon, was operating a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic north when the vehicle began to drift out of its lane of travel. The operator tried to correct that, but the vehicle ended up exiting its lane of travel and striking a tree head on. Armstrong was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for injuries. She was wearing a seat belt. She will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a two-vehicle crash in the Smithfield Towne Center parking lot at 12:45 a.m. Feb. 3. An unnamed operator with a 2012 Lexus IS350 told police the vehicle was stationary and parked and it sustained minor damage at its 10 o’clock position. The operator told police a dark-colored truck was parked beside the Lexus but could not confirm it to be the vehicle that struck the Lexus. Police spoke with a Walmart associate, and the associate told police he was not able to observe collisions or identifiable markings on the vehicles in the area of the crash using business security cameras.

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