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State, Kittanning police reports

| Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

The following reports were issued by state police:

ARMSTRONG TWP. (Indiana County) — Jonathan A. Zimmerman, 59, of Indiana, was placed in the Indiana County Jail after he failed to put down a .22 caliber rifle that he had pointed at a state trooper during an incident which occurred at 55 Yellow Bird Lane at 12:42 p.m. Thursday, state police said. According to police, the trooper told Zimmerman to put the rifle down, but instead Zimmerman dared the trooper to draw his own weapon. Zimmerman is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault.

BETHEL — State police are investigating a burglary in which 12 firearms, including pistols, rifles and shotguns, were taken from a Lakeview Road home between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday. Timothy G. Neale, 52, reported that his home was entered through an unlocked door and other items, including cash, jewelry, digital camera and a video recorder, were taken. Two of the stolen guns were a Browning 10 gauge pump shotgun featuring a walnut stock with a turkey carved on one side and geese carved on the other, and an 1879 Winchester 32/40 lever action rifle with an octagon-shaped barrel. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 724-543-2011.

HARMAR (Allegheny County) — No one was injured when a car driven by Kayla Erin Shanor, 25, of Leechburg, collided with the rear of a car driven by Joseph James Ambrose, 17, of Cheswick, along Route 28 at 7:09 a.m. Sept. 30. Ambrose's car then struck the rear of a pickup truck, driven by Patrick Lee Cavanaugh, 57, of Lower Burrell.

RICHLAND (Clarion County) — Amanda M. Thompson, 20, of Parker, was injured when her car struck a utility pole along Route 478 at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. She had swerved to miss a deer that had run onto the roadway before striking the pole. The car then traveled an additional 50 feet before coming to rest.

MAHONING — Rachel Gruver, 20, of Rimersburg, was cited for careless driving after she lost control of her car along Route 28/66 at 6:02 p.m. Saturday. Police said Gruver was sending text messages on her cell phone at the time. Her vehicle went off the road and struck a guard rail and cement bridge abutment.

PLUMCREEK — A 2004, 20-foot, Big-Tex flat bed trailer, owned by Mascaro Construction of Pittsburgh, was taken from the Keystone Power Plant between 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Monday. The trailer, bearing the license number XY-37734, had been parked at the time of the incident.

MANOR — Tammy Cigola, 46, of Kittanning, reported that someone removed a Playstation 3 video game system from a room in her home where her 15-year-old son was sleeping between 1 and 7 a.m. Monday.

MANOR — An unknown driver pumped $20 worth of gasoline into a vehicle at the CoGo's, along Route 422, at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, and left without paying.

The following reports were issued by the Kittanning Borough Police Department:

• A computer was stolen from the Kittanning Public Library while the library was open for business between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25.

• Police are investigating a report of a theft which occurred when vendors for an event at Riverfront Park gave vending fees to a Kittanning female and the female failed to turn the fee money in to event organizers. The incident was reported on Sept. 25.

• Robert Walker, 47, of Kittanning, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles and several other traffic violations after officers heard a crash along Reynolds Avenue at 9:33 p.m. Sept. 25 and observed the vehicle Walker was driving. Walker was found to be intoxicated and was taken for blood tests.

• Two unknown females walked into Fitzgerald's Store on Vine Street at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 28 and removed a No. 34 Pittsburgh Steelers jersey. The females fled in a silver vehicle.

• Vivian Sye, 41, of Kittanning, was charged with simple assault and harassment after she assaulted a female while in the 100 block of Market Street at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 28.

• Charges are pending against two male juveniles after they were observed spray painting several garages in the area of the 1300 block of North Grant Avenue at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 28.

• A 15-year-old female faces charges of disorderly conduct after police were called to Kittanning Senior High School for a student making unreasonable noise, using profanity and threatening language at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 1.

• Kim Faber, 29, of Kittanning was cited for harassment after she struck Jennifer Martz of Chicora at 8 p.m. Oct. 1.

• Terri Lemon, 41, of Butler, was arrested for public drunkenness after she was found passed out in front of George's Laundromat, along North Grant Avenue, at 1:40 a.m. Friday.

• Sona Murphy, 41, of Ford City, was charged with five counts each of forgery and bad checks after she passed stolen checks to a local business in July. The incident was reported to police on Friday.

• Jason Anderson, 31, of Worthington, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations after the vehicle he was driving crashed in the 400 block of Montieth Street at 2:26 a.m. Saturday. Anderson was found to be intoxicated when police arrived.

• Ronnie Bassett of Kittanning reported that someone entered his home by breaking the front door between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Cash was taken in the burglary.

• Carly Lasher of Kittanning reported that her vehicle was entered and several items and cash were stolen while it was parked on Hawthorne Avenue between 9 p.m. Friday and 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

• Jerry George, 39, of Kittanning, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations after he was stopped for a traffic violation at 1:14 a.m. Sunday and was found to be intoxicated.

• Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle in which items, including a credit card, were taken as the vehicle was parked along Ridge Avenue in Applewold on Sept. 29. The credit card was then used to make purchases at several businesses. The theft was reported to police on Monday.

• David Uplinger of Kittanning was cited for disorderly conduct after police were called to a residence on Queen Street for an intoxicated male who was breaking things at 11:35 p.m. Monday.

• Robert Fair of Kittanning was cited for public drunkenness after police were called to the 100 block of South Water Street for an intoxicated male at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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