Local News 2/28/22

News 2-28-22 AK

A female juvenile is dead after a crash in Bedford County that occurred Saturday evening just after 7 p.m. State police said that at US 220 in Bedford Township, a vehicle was trying to pass another one, and ended up driving into the path of a different vehicle in the other lane operated by a female juvenile, hitting its front left bumper. The juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash state. The crash is under investigation by Bedford County State Police.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals that fled from them at a Somerset County gas station on Friday. The two males put the community in danger after they fled from police in a black Jeep Liberty at Martins Fuel around 12:50 p.m. Police said that the two males then acted recklessly with no regard for public safety. Boswell police are investigating and anyone with information regarding the individuals is asked to contact them at (814)-629-7255.

Fire crews from around the area were called to a fire at a duplex home in Johnstown Sunday. The fire was first reported around 5:20 p.m. on Dilbert Street. No injuries were immediately reported.

State police are investigating after a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Huntingdon County. The suspect stole a bronze 2014 Kia Forte sometime from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 24. The vehicle was stolen from a driveway located off of Germany Valley Road in Shirley Township and the suspect then fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police Huntingdon at (814)-627-3161.

An Altoona man, who maintains he was wrongly convicted of drug trafficking offenses in October, has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Alvin L. McNary was arrested in 2019 after an investigation by Altoona police and drug law enforcement officers. McNary asked the judge to consider granting him relief in light of insufficient evidence. McNary said. “No one saw me do anything,” At McNary’s residence, officers found methamphetamine, cocaine, cellphones, a footlong marijuana pipe and other paraphernalia.

An Altoona man is facing charges after he allegedly was forced to call 911 on himself when he tried to steal a truck from a car wash the night of Feb. 18. Altoona police said that Jason Almeida tried to steal a Nissan Hardbody pickup truck at TNL Car Wash, but was restrained by the victim. Police said the victim heard the car start and ran to the passenger door and pulled Almeida out, before restraining him and forcing him to call 911 on himself. Almeida faces felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property.