Local News 2/17/22

News 2-17-22 AK

State police are investigating after a residence was burglarized after the burglar walked in through a back door and took various items. The owner called police Feb. 15 to report items were stolen from his residence on Route 1830 in Washington Township. Police noted it was uncertain of when the burglary happened but may have been between Dec. 1 and Feb. 15. The unknown person gained access through the back door and took a Vizio TV, two catalytic converters, and a Cub Cadet lawnmower. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police out of DuBois at 814-371-4652.

Police are searching for a man who has a warrant out for his arrest after they say he stole a car. Edwin Feliciano has a warrant out for his arrest after stealing a Kia sedan. The car has since been located, but police are still searching for Feliciano. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Feliciano or the stolen car is asked to contact 911 or Stonycreek Township police at (814) 266-3112.

Johnstown, Richland, and West Hills Fire Departments were on the scene of a two-alarm house fire early Wednesday morning. A call came in at 9:30 a.m. for a fire on Dorothy Avenue in Johnstown. It took just 20 minutes to get the fire under control. The two who were in the home didn’t notice their attic was on fire. There were no injuries and the fire was maintained to the attic.

State police are investigating after 230 gallons of diesel fuel were stolen from a municipal building. The fuel was allegedly taken from the Shade Township Municipal Building in Somerset County sometime between midnight and 4:45 a.m. on Monday. Someone cut the lock off the pump and stole the tanker. State police said that based on the tire marks that were at the scene, the theft only happened in one trip. Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact Somerset State Police Troop A at (814)-445-4104.

Authorities have identified the person killed in an Altoona fire Tuesday night. According to the Blair County Coroner’s Office, Mark Stuart died in the fire that happened at a house on East Fifth Ave around 6:30 p.m. Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Kerns said Stuart’s cause of death was smoke inhalation. Officials say the house is a total loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports our central region is showing 201 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, bringing our total to 172,956 known COVID-19 cases.