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State police blotter: May 14

May 15, 2019

Car rolls on Route 219

A Johnstown man was injured when his car rolled over on Route 219 in Lincoln Township.

Jonathan Janidlo, 38, was southbound on Route 219 near Bicycle Road shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday when the rear end of his car began to slide to the right. He oversteered in an attempt to correct the slide and struck an embankment along the right lane, according to state police. After impact, the car rotated 180 degrees and rolled onto its roof.

Janidlo suffered an injury of unknown severity, according to police. He was transported by ambulance to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.

Two hurt when vehicle strikes tree

Two people were hurt in a crash Thursday morning on Glade City Road in Larimer Township.

While traveling east on Glade City Road, Urias Peachey, 33, of Salisbury, was unable to see a stop sign at the “T” intersection with Cumberland Highway because of heavy fog, according to state police. His vehicle traveled across both lanes of Cumberland Highway and struck a tree with its front end.

Police said Peachey was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash. Peachey and his passenger, Michael Carlyle, 41, of Meyersdale, sustained injuries of unknown severity and were transported by ambulance to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, according to police.

Car damaged

Someone damaged Devin Feathers’ 2002 Volkswagen GTI while it was parked in a driveway along Listonburg Road in Addison Township overnight on May 5 or May 6, according to state police.

Friedens man falls victim to scam

State police investigated a scam involving a Somerset County resident.

A 69-year-old Friedens man purchased $4,500 in Google Play gift cards and provided the gift card numbers via telephone to a scam artist on Friday, according to state police. The scam was initiated through an email received through Microsoft Windows Defender Firewall, police said.

Transmitter taken

At approximately 6 p.m. Friday a Rycom transmitter was stolen from the side of New Centerville Road at Acorn Road in Somerset Township, according to state police. The transmitter is used to find underground lines and belongs to Stake Center Communications, of Sunset Hills, Missouri.

Police are urging anyone with additional information to contact them at 814-445-4104.

Batteries, tanks stolen

State police are investigating the theft of 15 8D and 15 4D Interstate Batteries valued at $20 each, two oxygen tanks valued at $300 each and an acetylene tank valued at $500 from Commonwealth Contracting, 135 Mine Road, Friedens, on May 7 or May 8. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-445-4104.

Motorcyclist crashes

A Washington woman may have been injured in a motorcycle accident May 6 on Route 30 in Stonycreek Township.

Deborah Cain, 64, of Olympia, was making a left turn from Route 30 onto Approach Road when she lost control of the motorcycle and laid it on its left side, according to state police. She was transported to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown with a possible injury, police said.

The Stoystown fire department and Boswell EMS assisted at the scene.

Car window broke

Someone broke the side window on Linda Berzonski’s vehicle along Dawn Road in Jenner Township May 4-6, according to state police. Damage was estimated at $150. Berzonski is from Hollsopple.

Pistol stolen

State police are investigating the theft of a Remington 380 semi-automatic pistol from Ronald Watts Jr., of South Center Avenue, Somerset Township.

Police probe wiretap

State police are investigating a wiretap. In mid-April, a 48-year-old Somerset County man allegedly recorded three other people — a female and two males — without their knowledge. Police said the incident took place along Machinery Road in Quemahoning Township.

Scam reported

A 72-year-old Somerset man fell victim to a scam. A scammer deceived the man into purchasing $1,300 in Google Play gift cards and providing access numbers to them via telephone in exchange for not filing a lawsuit against him, according to Somerset Borough police. The calls appeared to have originated in San Antonio, Texas.

The scam was reported Wednesday. Police are investigating.