Local News 3/15/22

News 3-15-22 AK

State College police are searching for a few vandals caught on camera running from Chipotle. The male suspects reportedly broke a window at Chipotle on 116 Hiester Street and fled the scene. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Wed. March 2. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150.

The Altoona Police Department (APD) is warning residents about an individual claiming to be a sergeant in order to scam people. An unknown person has been calling and telling numerous people he is a sergeant with the APD and that they are in contempt of court. He then tells people they must pay a large sum of money in order to get out of it. If you receive a call like this, DO NOT transfer any money. Anyone with questions or concerns should call the department at 814-949-2490.

A crash shut down Route 56 in Bedford County for several hours Monday morning.

Officials said the multi-vehicle collision involved a tractor-trailer and happened near Pleasantville. The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. The roadway reopened shortly before noon. One person had to be flown from the scene, but no one else was injured.

The Portage Borough Police Department is looking for a missing teen that was last seen in the Johnstown area. Natalyiah Pcola has been missing since March 2. She was first reported as a runaway, but because no one has heard or seen Pcola recently, police are now considering her missing. Pcola is around 5’01” and weighs around 110 pounds. She has hazel eyes with pink/red hair. Anyone with information should contact the Portage Borough Police Department at 814-736-9638.

Fire crews are at the scene of a second alarm house fire in Johnstown. Cambria County authorities say the blaze broke out just after 7 p.m. Monday at a home along Woodvale Avenue. No injuries have been reported at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Pennsylvanians who use Uber for transportation or to order food are going to see higher prices for the service starting this week.  The company says it will add gas surcharges to their standard fee to help drivers deal with soaring gasoline prices.  Uber says the cost will be around 55-cents per ride and 45-cents per food delivery. The new fee is expected to go into effect on March 16th and last at least 60 days.