Logan Township Police in Altoona were called to Lowe’s on November 24, 2023, following reports of a theft. The store’s loss prevention team informed the officers that a man had stolen merchandise worth $1,347. The suspect was later identified as Joshua Shank, a 33-year-old resident of Altoona. However, Shank was arrested on unrelated charges on January 3, 2024. During his arrest, Shank admitted to the Lowe’s theft and was subsequently charged with felony retail theft.
In another incident, Logan Township Police conducted a traffic stop on December 30, 2023, on 17th Street in Altoona. The officers pulled over a motorcycle without a registration plate and discovered that the driver was Andrew Booker, a 29-year-old resident of Altoona. It was revealed that Booker’s license had been revoked due to multiple DUI-related charges. This was his fourth subsequent offense, and he was charged with driving while revoked DUI.
Furthermore, on December 31, 2023, Logan Township Police conducted a traffic stop in the vicinity of Pleasant Valley Boulevard and Valley View Boulevard in Altoona. The officers noticed a vehicle driving without its lights on and identified the driver as Kyle G. Friedenberger from Altoona. After conducting sobriety tests, Friedenberger was found to have a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit. Consequently, he was charged with DUI.
Moving on, on January 9, Logan Township Police responded to a report of retail theft at Best Buy on Osgood Drive in Altoona. Melissa Riley, aged 41, and Corey Snyder, aged 34, both residents of Altoona, were identified as the suspects. They were subsequently charged with conspiracy to retail theft and retail theft.
Additionally, on January 14, Logan Township Police were dispatched to Sharon Avenue in Altoona following reports of a domestic violence incident. Tyler Ryan, a 32-year-old resident of Altoona, was arrested at the scene and charged with domestic abuse.
In a separate incident on January 18, Logan Township Police conducted a traffic stop after witnessing a speeding violation. The driver was identified as Greggory Webster, a 36-year-old resident of Altoona, who also had outstanding warrants. During a search, officers found a significant amount of suspected fentanyl on Webster’s person. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Furthermore, on January 21, Logan Township Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Windrogse Avenue in Altoona following reports of domestic violence. George Hampton, a 62-year-old resident of Altoona, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Lastly, on January 25, State Police at Hollidaysburg responded to a robbery on Reservoir Road in Frankstown Township. The victim reported that she had been sitting in her vehicle with the driver’s side door open when an unknown male approached her, struck her in the face, and pushed her out of the vehicle. The suspect then rummaged through the center console before fleeing the scene. The victim described the suspect as a white male between the ages of 20 and 30, wearing a black “duckbill” style COVID-19 mask, a black knit cap, a puffy black jacket, and blue jeans. He may also have had tattoos on his fingers or hands. The suspect stole a brown leather sunglasses case containing a pair of Ray-Bans. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact PSP Hollidaysburg.
These incidents highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to address various crimes in the Altoona area. The Logan Township Police and State Police at Hollidaysburg continue to investigate these cases in order to maintain the safety and security of the community.