Local News 12/20/21

News 12-20-21 AK

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at an apartment building in Cambria County. The fire was on Goucher street, and the street was closed as crews battled the fire, which police said was accidental and potentially due to a pet knocking over a candle. The fire was contained to one apartment. Police said one person was transported to the hospital, but is in stable condition.

A Tyrone man faces robbery and resisting arrest charges after police say he attempted to rob a woman in a parking lot. Ted E. Mills allegedly tried to force his way into a woman’s vehicle and demanded money. Police were able to locate Mills walking in a woodline behind the Magisterial District Judge’s office. Police said Mills attempted to pick the lock off of his handcuff while he was in the holding cell.

A man is facing charges after state police say he broke into a Blair County residence and had items from the residence in his truck. When police arrived at the property, there was a black Ford F-150 that was parked in the driveway. While waiting for additional state police, Erich Wagner exited the residence. After he was put into custody, he kept saying that he knew that he should not have been at the property

A man prohibited from owning firearms was arrested in Clearfield after police say he took a handgun and shot a wall inside his home. After having a fight with his fiancé,  Timothy Brown fired a 9mm gun at a wall inside his home. Once police were able to get inside, they secured the residence and found three pistols inside along with two bullet holes on a wall. Brown faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Police are investigating after two gas cans were stolen from a Centre County church garage Friday around 4:20 p.m. There was a report at the Fairbrook United Methodist Church of an unknown male who broke into the church’s garage and stole two five-gallon gas cans. The male was driving a dark green Ford Explorer that had some damage done to the driver’s side door and it also has a different rim on the front passenger side. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ferguson Township Police at 1-800-479-0050.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 7,231 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, bringing the state total to 1,890,259 known cases. Our central region shows 470 new cases since Friday, bringing our total to 127,753 known COVID-19 cases.