Hollidaysburg Crime

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  • Magisterial district judge

    Friday Nov 23 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Kevin M. Claar, 33, 1020 Fourth Ave., charged by state police with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking, harassment, criminal mischief and misbranding a controlled substance on the 100 block of Southgate Lane, Freedom Township, March 17. Guilty plea entered to one charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and misbranding a controlled substance; other charges were dismissed May 30. James E. Birtcher Jr., 37, no fixed address, charged by Altoona police with criminal trespass and defiant trespass on the 800 block of Broadway May 16. Guilty plea entered to charge of defiant trespass; other charge was dismissed May 30. Jennifer L. Lingenfelter, 36, Blair County Prison, charged by Altoona police with possessing instruments of crime and furnishing drug-free urine on the 1300 block of Seventh Street May 16. Guilty plea entered to charge of furnishing ... (more)


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  • Police: Altoona man's unlawful ride leads to charges

    Wednesday Nov 21 | via Altoona Mirror 

    An Altoona man was charged for driving with a suspended license and other crimes after he allegedly took a vehicle without permission either to run errands or for a joy ride, reports state, but he crashed into a pontoon boat while swerving away from a plow truck. A plow truck pulled out in front of Ethan Leroy Hollen, 28, on Thursday while he was driving on 18th Street, resulted in him striking a pontoon boat, an Altoona Police Department affidavit states.


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  • Gates sentenced to 54 -108 years

    Nov 6, 2018 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Blair County Judge Daniel Milliron has imposed what amounts to a life sentence on a 71-year-old Hollidaysburg area man convicted in August of sexually assaulting four girls and of related child pornography charges. By imposing mostly consecutive incarceration periods for each of 65 criminal convictions, Milliron on Monday handed down a sentence 54 to 108 years for Robert D. Gates, a retired mechanical engineer and Navy veteran.


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  • McGinnis gives farewell at final town hall session

    Oct 30, 2018 | via Altoona Mirror 

    But State Rep. John McGinnis did that recently at his farewell town hall meeting - comparing his efforts during three terms to those of Don Quixote, the fictional 17th century hero whose idealism came a cropper on the realities of the world. Speaking to an audience of about 30 outside his district office, McGinnis used a PowerPoint presentation that included an image of the knight of La Mancha poking his lance into the teeth of an anthropomorphic windmill whose arms wielded a mace and whose face resembled an early 20th century caricature of a robber baron.


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  • Area briefs

    Oct 18, 2018 | via Altoona Mirror 

    The drill will be at the emergency department and coordinated with the Friendship Fire Company and Hollidaysburg Ambulance. The drill will be based off of an Because of the unexpected resignation of two lead actors, Off Pitt Street Theater Co.


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  • Magisterial district judges

    Jun 8, 2018 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Amanda M. Farber, 32, 402 Second Ave., charged by Altoona police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at her residence July 6. Louis R. Maria III, 54, 1106 25th Ave., charged by Altoona police with unsworn falsification to authorities and making a materially false statement at Pioneer Gun Sales, 615 N. Second St., Altoona, June 25. Brian L. Cruse, 54, no fixed address, charged by Altoona police with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of automobiles and one summary traffic violation on the 1000 block of 12th Street July 12. Allen R. Brumbaugh, 23, 200 E. Bell Ave., charged by Altoona police with strangulation, simple assault and harassment on the 200 block of East Maple Avenue July 18. Jennifer M. Coble, 39, 922 Fifth Ave., charged by PennsylA vania Office ... (more)


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