Local News 6/16/22

News 6-16-22 AK

An employee at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon is facing one felony count of institutional sexual assault after allegedly being caught on video engaging with an inmate. Cameras caught Kimberly Danfelt and an inmate kissing, hugging and engaging in numerous sexual acts. The two allegedly admitted their relationship when questioned. Danfelt was arraigned Monday and released on unsecured $50,000 bail.

The State College Police Department is investigating a vehicle theft from Stocker Chevrolet. A 2014 Ford Mustang GT was stolen from the business. The Mustang is equipped with a very distinguishable exhaust system, turbocharged engine, and other aftermarket parts. Anyone who has any information regarding the incident, contact State College Police at (814) 234-7150.

The Altoona Police Department is warning of a scam involving a man going door to door asking for money. Officers say David Hamlet is going to Altoona residents homes claiming to be raising funds for his children’s sports teams by selling cookie dough. However, he is reportedly stealing the money. Anyone who believes they are a victim of this scam or sees Hamlet is asked to call police.

Authorities in Centre County say a State College man was flown to the hospital early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a skateboard in Ferguson Township. Investigators say the 41-year-old skateboarder was crossing the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. His condition is unknown at this time. Ferguson Township police are continuing to investigate.

A memorial service is scheduled to be held in Hollidaysburg to honor law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The service is being held at the memorial site in front of the Blair County Court House on June 23 at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 State Senator Doug Mastriano says he plans to introduce legislation allowing school employees to carry guns while on campus. Mastriano serves on the State Education Committee and asked legislators to co-sponsor his proposal.