Local News 12/22/21

News 12-22-21 AK

State police are investigating after a Ruger wood stock rifle and more than 1,500 rounds of ammo were reported stolen from a residence. The burglary happened sometime between Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 at the residence on Main Street in Robertsdale. Among the items stolen were a hydraulic pump and a firearm cleaning kit. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police out of Huntingdon at 814-627-3161.

Authorities are currently investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found dead in a Ferndale home Tuesday morning. The woman is in her 30s and was found dead at 5:30 a.m. at a home. The name of the woman has not been released. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow and the death is considered suspicious.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Pennsylvania is down by half a cent as  compared to a week ago.  Triple-A says the price at the pump statewide as of Tuesday is three dollars and 55 cents.  The national average for regular gas is three-oh-two a gallon. A year ago, gas was two-dollars and 52 cents per gallon in the state.    

State police are investigating after a Centre County woman reported various items of jewelry were stolen from her home in Rush Township. The investigation is ongoing, but police report various items were stolen including three gold necklaces and a diamond engagement ring with a silver wedding band. Anyone with information is asked to call State police at 814-355-7545.

A Blair County man faces a lengthy list of charges after police found a homemade explosive and drugs in his home. Brenden Smith and another man were found unresponsive in a shed at his residence. The homemade explosive device was found in a cupboard in his home. State police discovered marijuana, crystal meth, mushrooms, various prescription drugs, weapons and drug paraphernalia in the residence and they also found tools that were reportedly stolen from a residence in Port Matilda.

The Pennsylvania State Police will be stepping up their traffic patrols this holiday weekend. The official Christmas Holiday Enforcement period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26. The safety initiative targets drivers who aggressively operate in a dangerous way including speeding, drinking while impaired and seat belt violations.