Altoona Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Mother charged in son's death

    Tuesday Jan 24 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Altoona Police Department officer Ryan Caputo leads Christen E. Walter into Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner's office on Tuesday for arraignment on multiple charges related to the Jan. 5, 2016, crash that killed her 5-year-old son. The mother charged with being high when she crashed a car last year, killing her 5-year-old son, said she is not a drug addict during her appearance before a magisterial district judge on Tuesday.


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  • Magisterial district judges

    Jan 24, 2017 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Corey C. Grant, 25, 1617 Second Ave., charged by Altoona police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property at his residence Jan. 6, 2016. Charges were held for court Dec. 21. Devin M. Miller, 25, 632 W. 15th St., Tyrone, charged by Altoona police with two counts of resisting arrest, DUI and five summary traffic violations on the 3300 block of Beale Avenue Oct. 30. David J. Altemara, 33, 524 Fifth Ave., Apt.


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  • County rounds up drug suspects

    Jan 20, 2017 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Mirror photo by Greg Bock Berkely Boynton, 38, of Altoona is escorted into Central Court on Fourth Street on Friday as the Blair County Drug Task Force rounded up 37 people suspected of selling drugs in Blair County. Out of jail only about two weeks after posting bail on robbery charges from September, Terry and Tiffany Bott were sitting side by side in handcuffs at their arraignments Friday at Central Court on multiple drug charges, two of 37 suspects sought by police in the latest Blair County drug sweep.


    Related Topix: Drugs, Altoona, PA, Blair County, PA

  • Magisterial district judge

    Jan 14, 2017 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Gareth F. Baker, 30, 1309 19th St., charged by Altoona police with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment at his residence Dec. 20. Charges withdrawn Dec. 28. Kenneth A. Spriggs Jr., 44, 2221 Broad Ave., Apt.


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  • Sentencings

    Jan 14, 2017 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Kenneth Lampenfield, 23, 650 Braddock Ave., Monessen, sentenced May 18, 2015, to $50 fine and one year's probation for disorderly conduct, filed by Altoona police Oct. 30, 2014. Robert Jenkins, 26, 1605 Jackson Ave., second floor, Altoona, sentenced March 9, 2015, to $100 fine and one year's probation for retail theft, filed by Wal-Mart on July 31, 2014.


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Altoona Law

Can I trade in my car if it's under my dads name and he has a dui?
My dad gets his license back November 2017, but I'm in urgent need of a new car. I was told that there's a way to go around the dui, but I don't turn 18 until April 2017 to put the insurance in my name. It's a 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5, and we bought it for $2,500. The owner never told us about the problems with it or that multiple parts were taken out. I've put $1,500 into it so far and will need to put $3,000-$5,000 more into it. The entire suspension needs replaced, there's an oil leak in the engine, the front passenger side door does not open and will sometimes open randomly and not close at all. An alignment is needed, the rear strut on the right was not put into place correctly and is hanging there so it bangs off whatever while I'm driving (I don't drive it now because of it), the whole right side looks as if it were sideswiped (from previous owner) and that's where most problems occur. There are a lot more problems, but I basically need to replace everything for it to run the way it should. This is my only transportation to and from school, as well as other places. If there is a way around this situation it would be extremely helpful.
You can trade in the car anytime you want as long as you own it outright and your father agrees. Really not sure why...
If convicted of DUI on probabtion is one allowed to work in a bar and be around alcohol?
My daughter got 6 months probabtion. 1st DUI. Is she allowed to work in a bar? Allowed to drink? Allowed to be around alcohol? Is it allowed in her house?
If someone is on probation, then they have to get permission to do certain things from their probation officer. The...
Pleaded guilty to DUI High BA. What is the min and max I am looking at in PA
I have pleaded guilty to DUI. I couldn't get ARD and my blood alcohol was high. I have a previous ARD within 10 years.
90 days for the 2nd DUI within 10 years (includes an ARD DUI) is mandatory. You'll get that unless there is some reason...
How much jail time will i get for a dui and four traffic violations while on probation
I am serving ninety days already with the dui and breaking probation in the state of Pa.
The answer it depends on a number of factors the only one of which you can control is getting a good attorney to defend...
I completed ARD on a credit card charge. I have now been arrested on a DUI. Can I get ARD again?
I was on ARD til May of last year. I completed it. I was arrested and charged with a DUI higher than .10. Can I get ARD again? ANd am I looking at if convicted?
No. you can not get ARD again. You are eligible for ARD every 10 years. You haven't given gone 6 months. If this is...
Is there any kind of time limitation to negotiating a plea bargain?
If the prosecutor offers a sentence much longer than what you would like to settle for (for multiple consecutive DUIs), how many times can you counter-offer and is there a time limit to when an agreement needs to be reached ?
Respectfully, no one here can answer that question. That is a question best answered by your attorney who knows the...
Does a state trooper have to read you your rights when arresting you for a dui
I got arrested for a dui the other day and The officer never read me my rights. And the only paper that I signed was for my blood work.
You signed for permission for blood work. The results will show whether there was alcohol in your body above or below...