Local News 4/27/22

News 4-27-22 AK

A Duncansville man faces charges after he allegedly attempted to steal merchandise from the East Freedom Walmart. Kevin C. Kneezle allegedly attempted to exit the store Sunday with a cart full of items without paying for them. When stopped by asset protection, Kneezle abandoned the cart. An officer observed Kneezle walking into the parking lot. The cart was found to have more than $1,480 worth of merchandise in it, making the charge a felony.

Altoona police say they’re looking for a man who tried to shoot another man in the head Saturday. The Altoona Police Department says 33-year-old Charles Mobley is charged with attempted homicide for trying to kill a man around 6:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of 4th Ave. The incident happened at a small child’s birthday party. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Altoona Police Department.

An Altoona man faces charges after he allegedly threatened to stab juveniles on April 25.

Robert Sprankle is accused of approaching a group of juveniles and threatening to stab them with a knife near Fourth Avenue. The juveniles told police they were out riding their bikes and started to follow Sprankle from a safe distance because they saw him arguing with a woman and thought that he stabbed her. Police located Sprankle, and he is now in Blair County Prison.

 An Altoona woman is facing charges for allegedly selling alcohol at a gentleman’s club after three enforcement officers went to the club undercover. Shanice Watson was allegedly selling alcohol without a license under the business/name “Queens Kitchen.” Watson failed to appear for her preliminary hearing and had all charges held for court. A request for a bench warrant for her arrest was submitted.

Police have arrested a Clearfield man that allegedly tried to meet up at a motel with two teenagers who turned out to be part of a group called “Predator Catchers PA.” Glenn Goodrich was allegedly seen on a video posted to the Predator Catchers PA YouTube channel. He invited a 14 year old boy and his 16 year old friend to the Economy Inn for sexual activities, but was met by members of the group, Predator Catchers PA. Goodrich is currently in the Clearfield County Jail.

Pennsylvania shoppers are being asked to check recent ground beef purchases following a recall notice for E.coli.  New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services confirmed yesterday that over 120-thousand pounds of raw ground beef items produced from February 1st to April 8th could be contaminated with the bacteria. No illnesses have been reported, and customers are asked to throw their product away or return it to the point of purchase.