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Somerset Borough police blotter: Feb. 27

February 28, 2019

Police probe theft

Destiny Sexton, of Somerset, reported that a laptop, PlayStation 3, television and perfume were stolen from her apartment at 800 E. Main St. on Feb. 19, according to Somerset Borough police. The investigation is ongoing.

Car strikes tree

No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident Feb. 17 at 800 E. Main St. in Somerset Borough. Borough police were called to the apartment complex for a report of a vehicle that struck a tree. The male driver exited the vehicle and left, according to police. The driver, Robert Hollingshead, 34, of Somerset, later returned. He told police he was driving down a steep hill when his vehicle slid on ice and struck a tree. The car sustained moderate front-end damage. Hollingshead was cited for driving without a license and other summary traffic violations.

Planned Parenthood office shot

Someone apparently used a BB gun to shoot at the Planned Parenthood office along South Kimberly Avenue in Somerset, according to borough police. An employee told police that when the office was last open, on Jan. 17, there was no damage to the window. When she arrived at the office on Feb. 14, however, there were two holes in a window that appeared to have been made by BBs.

One injured in accident

Somerset Borough police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Main Street and Vincent Avenue on Feb. 12. Police said the vehicles were operated by Richard Griffith, 60, of Somerset, and Joele Paul, 44, of Berlin. Doug Baker, 49, of Somerset, was a passenger in one of the vehicles. One injury was reported, though not to whom, and one individual was transported to UPMC Somerset for treatment, according to police.