Local News 11/30/21

News 11-30-21 AK

A 23-year-old Huntingdon man accused of encouraging a person to sexually assault an 18-month-old will spend 20 years in prison. In February 2018, Brendon Rothrock communicated with another individual through Kik Messenger regarding the sexual exploitation of children and encouraged the other individual to sexually assault an 18-month-old girl. The other individual complied and, at Rothrock’s request, sent Rothrock images of the assault. Rothrock also received hundreds of additional images of child pornography.

An Altoona man is behind bars after police were told he used two fake $100 bills at a local tavern. Matthew Hazlett was arraigned on felony charges of forgery, escape and flight to avoid apprehension as well as a misdemeanor count of theft by deception.

He’s currently behind bars at Blair County Prison after failing to post his $40,000 cash bail. 

Twelve citations, including one for DUI, were issued Friday from a roving DUI patrol in Bedford County. State police at Bedford said the roving patrol was held due to inclement weather, with police reporting that 30 vehicles were stopped. In addition to the 12 citations, 22 warnings were issued, police reported.

State police at Bedford are investigating after a residence that was shot with a BB or airsoft gun. According to a report, an unknown suspect shot a residence on the 900 block of Lafayette Road, South Woodbury Township, about 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the vinyl siding, glass door and glass window. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-623-6133.

A city man faces charges after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg during an altercation.

Malachi Zion An Andrews faces felony charges of aggravated assault with attempts to cause bodily damage with a deadly weapon and simple assault. Police accuse Andrews of stabbing a victim Sunday morning during an argument.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports nearly 12-thousand additional cases of coronavirus have been reported for both Thanksgiving and the Friday following. Just under six-thousand cases were reported Thursday and some 61 hundred on Friday, making for a two-day total of 12-thousand-72.  There were 146 additional deaths reported Thursday and none Friday. To date, there have been one-point-72 million infections statewide.