JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman is in Cambria County Prison after police say she drove onto a sidewalk to hit a man with her van. It was about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when Jo…
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman is in Cambria County Prison after police say she drove onto a sidewalk to hit a man with her van.
It was about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when Johnstown police were called out to Coopersdale Homes after 22-year-old Yamonnie Pressley got into an argument with her sister’s boyfriend and drove into him with a 2019 Dodge Caravan, according to the charges.
Police indicated she then fought with the man’s sister who arrived to drive him to the hospital.
Pressley told police the man she is accused of hitting with her van started arguing with her when she tried to get her belongings and she claimed he threw a brick and hit her van. Police pointed out in the charges that there was a dent in the bottom of the driver’s side rear door with particles of brick in it.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Two people are facing charges after a major methamphetamine bust at a Johnstown hotel Friday, according to the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office.
District Attorney Greg Neugebauer says Cambria County Sheriff’s Deputies came into contact with Amanda Robinson and Michael Knisely Friday at the Econo Lodge on Napolean Street downtown.
Investigators say suspected drug activity led to the discovery of more than 600 grams of methamphetamine which has a street value of about $65,000.
Investigators say they also discovered other drugs like heroin, pills and marijuana, along with $10,274.
Authorities say 39-year-old Vanessa Stephens was arrested Thursday in Solomon Homes on felony drug charges.
Investigators say a search of her residence led to the seizure of 4.5 grams of crack cocaine, as well as a small amount of heroin.
Stephens faces charges of drug possession with the intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication device, according to court documents.
Jeff Hammer has spent the past four decades involved in multiple fields, including business, finance, education, nonprofit and energy, which has enabled him to work across the region, state, country and even the world.
He is now looking to enter municipal government.
Earlier this week, Hammer announced he is running in the 2021 Democratic Party primary for Johnstown mayor, looking to unseat incumbent Frank Janakovic.
Hammer is a current director of sales for Transparent Energy, which procures third-party energy for retail customers.
LOWER YODER TWP, Pa. (WJAC) — Police say a Johnstown man has been charged with reckless endangerment after firing a gun at a vehicle near several homes.
According to the West Hills Regional Police Department, officers were called Friday to the 100 block of Norton Road after neighbors reported hearing a gunshot.
The neighbors reported that 31-year-old Randy Spicher was inside the home and intoxicated, according to police.
Police say they announced more than 30 times for the home to be evacuated and for Spicher to come to the front door with his hands in the air.
Spicher is being lodged in the Cambria County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — The attorney for a Johnstown area man who admitted to setting fire to a vacant Johnstown building that he was helping renovate for a management company that had owned the building says his client accepted responsibility as he was sentenced Thursday to an additional 30 months in federal prison and is ordered to pay more than $1.3 million in restitution.
Mark Hutchison, 35, was one of two men charged with igniting the Fairfield Avenue complex on Dec. 12, 2018. Investigators say the building had been purchased by a New York-based company from Citrona Homes, LLC in Florida and was undergoing renovations.
“Mark accepted responsibility for his role in this incident from the outset,” said Art McQuillan, Hutchison’s attorney. “We respect the sentence the court imposed.”
Dec. 7—A new website launched by the Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program is designated to increase awareness among county residents of the drug- and alcohol-related treatment options available to them through the program, officials said.
The website, www.cambriadrugandalcohol.com, was described on Thursday by Fred Oliveros, program administrator, as “part of our ongoing efforts to make residents aware that drug and alcohol treatment is available at no cost.”
“Online searches are often a first step for individuals seeking information,” Oliveros said.
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From midnight and through the day Tuesday, we will have snow showers leaving many with 1-2″ and areas north of I-80 and along the ridges picking up around 3″ of snow.
Our highs will struggle to make it to 40 degrees on Tuesday.
For the rest of the week, it’ll be cold with lows in the upper 20’s and highs in the low 40’s.
Our next round of rain and snow is possible late Thursday and through the day Friday.
The Johnstown Police Department is investigating a shooting within the city Wednesday.
7th Ward Ambulance and officers were called to the Dollar General Store, at 641 Main St., around 5 p.m. for an individual with a single gunshot wound to his hand.
It was unclear how the person received the injury or where it had occurred, police said.
The Dollar General was only the reporting location.
Authorities are attempting to verify the validity of the victim’s story.
A Johnstown man pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to a mattress near a trailer, damaging the structure and forcing a family member who lived there to flee, authorities said.
Brandon Joseph Pileski, 28, of the 100 block of Benshoff Street, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi, of Vinco.
According to a criminal complaint filed by East Taylor Township police, Pileski set fire to a mattress outside of the trailer in the 1200 block of Bartlett Street on July 8.
A Johnstown woman has been charged with felony aggravated assault after police say she filmed herself brutally attacking a 12-year-old girl. Authorities say 32-year-old Emily Sarver is facing charges related to aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and corruption of minors. According to the Richland Township Police Department, the investigation began in Oct. 2019 when the girl reported the assault to her school nurse.
Police say the video of the attack confirmed the same details the girl described to investigators.
Sarver waited for the girl to enter the living room at which point she began beating the girl in the head and face with her hands and a wooden spoon for about seven minutes while berating her with vulgar language, the complaint says.
The video shows Sarver grab the girl by her hair, throw her on the ground and continue assaulting her, the complaint says.
A Johnstown man has been charged for fleeing from police on Wednesday after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.
Authorities say 18-year-old Shamik Bolton faces charges of receiving stolen property, escape and resisting arrest, according to court documents. Police say on Wednesday, officers responded to the Galleria Mall after a witness reported that he saw an unidentified male driving his (the caller’s) friend’s stolen car.