Local News 2/21/22

News 2-21-22 AK

A man’s death is being ruled a homicide after officials say they found him with gunshot wounds after he crashed his car. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees identified the victim as Timothy Harrison. Harrison died when he was in the operating room at Conemaugh Hospital, Lees said. His death has been ruled a homicide. On Friday, the Johnstown Police Department responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment near Charles Street in Johnstown. It was then discovered that Harrison had gunshot wounds and detectives were called.

A Roaring Spring man faces charges after he allegedly tried to give money to women in exchange for sex. William Replogle is accused of promising to mark a woman’s rent money as paid if she had sex with him in 2019. Replogle is also accused of assaulting another woman after he allegedly came to her residence to return a security deposit in 2021. Replogle faces felony charges of witness intimidation, promoting prostitution and aggravated assault along with additional misdemeanor.

State police are trying to track down the source of fake DMV inspection stickers.  Authorities say the stickers are part of a growing problem in Pennsylvania, as residents who don’t want to get their vehicles inspected each year look for extra-legal alternatives.  Some reportedly seek the fake stickers because their vehicle has mechanical problems they can’t afford to fix. Buying a fake sticker is a felony.

Three are facing charges after Altoona police allegedly found drugs and a pistol at a house after a shooting. Altoona residents Lee Stein Jr., Patricia Graham, and Fawn McCracken were interviewed after police responded to a residence on 6th Avenue for a report of a shooting. The victim was transported to the hospital for their injuries. When executing a search warrant at the house police found drugs and a pistol in a room that Stein and McCracken were staying in. In total police reportedly found 66 grams of suspected heroin, 406 grams of meth and oxycodone hydrochloride pills throughout the house.

An LPN from Altoona faces charges after investigators say she interfered with patients’ medications at a care home in Tyrone. Brittany M. Quarello is accused of failing to distribute medication to numerous residents and patients at Epworth Manor. This affected thirteen patients in total. Quarello told police she experienced anxiety attacks during that time and was not taking proper medication for it. She does not remember what happened.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports our central region is showing 98 new cases since Saturday, bringing our total to 173,601 known COVID-19 cases.