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Somerset Borough police blotter: May 8

May 10, 2019

Child shot with BB gun

Somerset Borough police are investigating the shooting of an 8-year-old child with a BB gun at Village Way on May 2.

The boy’s grandmother told police that he was playing in the yard while a group of children were also playing in the area. A male juvenile who was armed with a BB gun shot the child twice, once in the back and once in the chest, police said. The child had redness on his back and chest, but the projectiles did not penetrate the skin, according to police.

Officers identified the juvenile and seized the BB gun and pellets from his grandfather. The investigation is continuing.

Registration plate stolen

Craig Shoff, of Somerset, reported Monday that someone took the registration plate ZGT 7021 from his 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck in the 1000 block of West Main Street earlier this month, according to Somerset Borough police.

Shoff noted that the registration plate was missing approximately an hour before calling police. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicles collide

Somerset Borough police investigated an accident at the intersection of Cannell Drive and Edgewood Avenue on May 3.

A 16-year-old male was driving east on Cannell Drive at 3:11 p.m. and thought the intersection was clear. He proceeded into the intersection and struck a vehicle operated by Lori Zack, 45, of Somerset, that was traveling north on Edgewood Avenue, police said.

His vehicle’s front bumper was nearly ripped off, and the vehicle had to be towed. Zack was able to drive her vehicle from the scene. No injuries were reported.