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State police blotter: Aug. 7

August 8, 2018

Plate stolen

Someone removed the registration plate from Susan Caldwell’s vehicle along Griffie Road in Jenner Township, according to state police. The theft took place sometime between July 1 and Monday. There are no suspects.

Two-car collision

Barry Billmeyer, 43, Grantsville, Maryland, stopped on Huckleberry Highway, south of Glades Pike, in Stonycreek Township on Aug. 1 to read a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sign indicating the roadway would be closed at a later date, according to state police.

His truck was struck by a vehicle driven by Paul Landis, 48, Friedens. The tractor-trailer drivers were not injured. Both men were wearing seat belts.

Berlin fire and EMS assisted police at the scene.

Guardrail struck

Jonathan Harter, 20, Jennerstown, was not injured when he lost control of his vehicle on a wet Route 601 in Somerset Township Aug. 1 and began to fishtail, according to state police. His vehicle rotated counterclockwise, crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck a guardrail with its front bumper, police said. He was wearing a seat belt.

Truck rides guardrail

Edward Martz, 29, Meyersdale, was driving east on Route 31 near South Dominion Drive July 27 when he swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle and struck a guardrail with the front of his vehicle, according to state police.

The truck continued east on top of the rail for about 50 feet before coming to rest, police said. Martz was not injured. His vehicle sustained disabling damage, police said.

No injuries reported

No one was injured when Lauren Livengood, 28, Somerset, and her passenger, Jeremy Chaney, 38, Somerset, were stopped in a vehicle in the southbound lane of Route 281 in Somerset Township July 24 and were rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Brittany Grebeck, 18, Hooversville,, according to state police. Grebeck had two teenage passengers. All were wearing seat belts.

Hit-and-run

Ray Shaulis, 52, Berlin, was driving on East Mud Pike in Brothersvalley Township July 27 when a vehicle crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle, a 2004 Infiniti G35X, head-on, according to state police.

The operator of that vehicle fled east after causing moderate front-end damage to Shaulis’ vehicle, police said. The crash happened at 8:50 p.m.

Money stolen

Someone broke into Heritage Coal along Shaw Mines Road in Summit Township July 27-28 and stole money, according to state police. There are no suspects, police said.

Two women hurt in golf cart accident

Cindy Renee Stark, 45, Pittsburgh received minor injuries when the golf cart she was driving on a steep roadway at Polk Hill Road in Addison Township July 27 lost its brakes, according to state police.

The golf cart traveled over an embankment and crashed into a tree line.

A passenger, Susan Ann Auel, 46, Pittsburgh, received severe injuries, police said. Two male juveniles were also on the cart.

Car strikes embankment

Ebbey Houpt, 20, Somerset, was not injured when she crashed while driving south on Kingwood Road in Milford Township July 31, according to state police. The accident happened just south of Mill Road.

She drove about 82 feet in the oncoming lane, left the road and hit an embankment. The car then traveled about 150 feet before coming to a stop.

She was wearing a seat belt. The New Centerville fire department assisted at the accident scene.

Warehouse shot

Someone fired a single bullet into the warehouse portion of Aepcor Geothermal along Byers Road in Somerset Township sometime between June 13 and July 13, according to state police. No one else was present at the time of the incident, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-445-4104.

Two-car collision

Nancy Walker, 81, Somerset, and Robert Gursky, 64, Friedens, both received minor injuries in a two-car collision on Somerset Pike just east of Jenner Street in Jenner Township on July 28, according to state police.

Gursky stopped his vehicle to make a left turn and was struck in the rear by Walker’s vehicle, police said. Both cars sustained disabling damage.

Gursky and Walker were taken by ambulance to Somerset Hospital, police said. They were wearing seat belts, police said.

Windber woman falls victim to scam

A Windber woman was scammed Monday into paying $192.55 to an unidentified male, who claimed he was employed by Microsoft, according to state police. Deborah Koposko told police she believed the man would help fix her computer, which was slowed by viruses.

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