Local News 5/3/22

News 5-3-22 AK

State police out of Hollidaysburg made three arrests in the span of four hours during a sobriety checkpoint this past weekend in Duncansville. The checkpoint took place Friday night, April 29 into Saturday, April 30 on Municipal Drive. In the four hours, 153 vehicles were stopped, 43 warnings were issued, 20 citations were given, and 3 people were arrested for suspicion of DUI. Police also came across two people with active warrants. They were taken to Blair County prison.

A Huntingdon County man was flown to UPMC Altoona after losing control and crashing while driving a Harley-Davidson. Dayne Brown was riding in Broad Top Township. He reportedly lost control going around a curve and was thrown from the Harley-Davidson. Brown was found in a wooded area off of Six Mile Run Road. Brown is being cited for driving with a suspended/revoked license.

A bill that would address the state’s tick problem has been introduced in the full senate. Before lawmakers left for recess last week, they learned about Senate Bill 1188, which would attempt to reduce tick-borne illnesses and improve treatment by educating healthcare professionals.

Two people are facing drug charges after police discovered methamphetamine was being made on the property where they were living. Jacob Long and Alexa Shawver were confronted by an officer for their suspicious activity on a private property, Long ended up running off in the same direction of the camper trailer the two said they lived in. Police obtained a search warrant and found meth, scales, weights and funnels inside the trailer. Shawver is in Clearfield County Jail. Long has not been arraigned on his charges as of May 2.

A high-speed chase in Tyrone ended with a car on fire and charges against the 23-year-old driver. Tanner Thomas Taylor is charged with fleeing police, DUI, and multiple traffic violations, including reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Taylor is lodged in Blair County Prison.