LOCAL NEWS 4/25/22

News 4-25-22 AK

State police are searching for a Tyrone man who allegedly took $5,000 from a homeowner to re-side a home and never did the work. Ronald Snyder, 59, offered to do the re-siding of a home in Antis Township. The man said Snyder needed $5,000 for material and another $4,200 for the labor. State police out of Hollidaysburg are currently trying to find Snyder. If you have any information you’re asked to call PSP Hollidaysburg at 814-696-6100.

State police are investigating after someone broke into a Somerset County residence and stole $10k of copper. Somerset State Police received a report of a theft at a residence on Tunnel Road in Allegheny Township. It was discovered that about $10k of copper pipes and wiring was stolen and there was a $1,000 worth of damage done to a door. Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact Somerset State Police at (814)-445-4104.

A Clearfield man has been found guilty of setting a Coalport home on fire in 2021. The fire ended up killing 33-year-old Matthew Troxell. Jonathan Gallaher was found guilty Friday, April 22, on all charges including second-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, and arson. The fire happened on Main Street in Coalport Borough on April 17, 2021.

After being halted for the last two years, the Blair County Prison is looking to bring back the work release program for inmates. The program allows inmates to leave prison and work in the community during certain hours after a judge’s approval. So far the program has six participants, who will be going around in Blair County cutting grass, construction work, factory work and trash services once the program starts back up.

A Mount Union woman was charged with theft after police say she stole $6,700 from a Weis Markets in Huntingdon County. Michelle Brown was working as a book keeper for the retailer when she was found to have taken the money over two months from Feb. 20 to April 22. Troopers said she admitted to taking the money in a written statement to the store. She claimed to have taken the money to help pay her bills.

Pennsylvania motorists continue to pay slightly more than the national average for a gallon of gasoline.  The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is four dollars and 12 cents.