Local News 3/22/22

News 3-22-22 AK

State police are searching for answers after a burglary in Somerset County over the weekend. Troopers report that sometime overnight from March 19 to March 20, an unknown person forced themselves into the home on Pine Street. Once through the back door, the burglar(s) allegedly only took $12.00 in paper money from the 56-year-old victim before fleeing the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police out of Somerset at 814-445-4104.

After a physical search, including a water search and rescue effort, a missing Bedford County teen was found safe. Corey Pagel was reported missing Sunday. He was last seen at his Norris Street home near Hennessy Fruit Stand. A water search and rescue effort Monday was called off in the afternoon. Shortly after that effort was called off, police reported Pagel was found. No additional information was available.

State Representative Sue Helm says she will retire from her state House of Representatives seat at the end of her current term. The republican from Susquehanna Township has represented the 104th district for the past 16 years.  Her last day in office will be November 30th.

Somerset County officials are looking for four people who are wanted on warrants as of March 19. Richard McClucas, wanted for rape of a child charges. Tara Brogin, wanted for domestic charges. Skyler Miller, has an arrest warrant out for him by Boswell Police Department. Randy Weyandt, wanted for DUI charges. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Warrant Tip Line at (814)-445-1413.

The Altoona Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on March 19.

The shooting happened at 9 p.m. near the intersection of Seventh Street and Third Avenue. Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle during an argument between two separate parties. No injuries were reported. Anyone with additional information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to send a private message to the police department’s Facebook page.

Gas prices are still well above the four-dollar-per-gallon mark but they are declining a bit. The current average price for a gallon of gas in the state right now is at four dollars and 32-cents per gallon.