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on November 03, 2011 2:45 AM

INDIANA -- Alcohol violations :: Melissa E. Gottshall, 21, of Shillington, was cited with public drunkenness and public urination around 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Oakland Avenue at Copies Now, IUP police reported.

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Joshua Miller, 19, of New Alexandria, was cited with underage drinking and driving as a minor with alcohol in his system around 8 a.m. Saturday at Grant Street and Pratt Drive, IUP police reported.

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Melissa L. Martin, 18, of Washington Borough, was cited with underage drinking and transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center for treatment around 11:40 p.m. Saturday in Northern Suites, IUP police reported.

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Justin Knox, 18, of Ford City, was cited with underage drinking around 1:45 a.m. Sunday in Northern Suites, IUP police reported.

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Daniel Bongiovanni, 19, of Audubon; Gerard McCarron, 18, of Collegeville; and Qiuyang Liu, 19, of Audubon, were all cited with underage drinking around 1:55 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of South Street, Indiana Borough police reported. Bongiovanni was also cited with driving as a minor after drinking.

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Jacob Thomas Stone, 22, of Windber, was charged with DUI around 2:10 a.m. Oct. 8 in the Sheetz parking lot on Wayne Avenue, Indiana Borough police reported.

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Christopher Politoske, 49, of Penn Run, was charged with DUI around 3:15 a.m. Sept. 24 around 380 Philadelphia St., Indiana Borough police reported.

Hit-and-run

Laci McAdams told IUP police that someone hit her 2011 silver Chevrolet Malibu while it was parked in the Washington Street parking lot between 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to police reports.

Credit card theft

Ticairra Bazemore told IUP police that her debit card number was stolen and used online sometime in October, according to police reports.

WHITE TOWNSHIP

Retail theft

Jodee Ann Brower, 41, of Indiana, was charged with retail theft around 7:20 p.m. Oct. 19 at Walmart on Oakland Avenue, state police in Indiana reported. Police said she took various items and passed all the registers without paying for them.

Simple assault, harassment

State police in Indiana charged Joshua Williams, 27, of Grindstone, with simple assault and harassment after an argument with Kaleb Valentine, of East Millsboro, around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a Halloween party at 34 E. Oak St.. Police reported Williams hit Valentine with a wooden ax handle.

WHITE TOWNSHIP

Hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver backing on Grandview Extension hit a business sign for Jim Davis Collision Works at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

State police at Indiana said the hit-and-run incident caused $100 damage, and the driver fled the scene without reporting the damage to the property owner or police.

BURRELL TOWNSHIP

Retail theft

Autumn Leeper, 22, of Tipton, was charged with retail theft on Oct. 20 at Walmart, state police in Indiana reported.

BLAIRSVILLE

Burglary

Rebecca McCutcheon told Blairsville Borough police that someone pried open her door to steal her television around 12:25 a.m. Oct. 22 on North Brady Street, police reported.

The television was valued at $1,500, and police said the investigation is ongoing.

Hit-and-run

Andrew Lybarger told Blairsville Borough police that a blue Dodge truck hit his vehicle while it was parked outside his residence Oct. 14 on South Walnut Street, damaging the driver's side mirror, according to police reports.

Pair detained

Blairsville Borough police detained two people from Hungary after a traffic stop around 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Police said the vehicle continued through a red light, but that neither the driver nor the passenger had proper identification. Neither was named. In the course of the investigation, police called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who asked that they be transported to the Cambria County prison.

PINE TOWNSHIP

Disorderly conduct

Someone removed a cap from a water well Monday or Tuesday on Route 422 East, then removed about 4 feet of cable from the well, state police in Indiana reported.

The well belonged to Goldie C. Ondrizek.

Anyone with information should call police at (724) 357-1960.

Access device fraud

State police in Indiana charged Melissa Cassatt, 24, of Homer City, and Mystee Cassatt, 23, of Northern Cambria, with access device fraud on Sept. 24 at the Strongstown General Store. Police reported they used Katheryn Everett's debit card without her permission.

RAYNE TOWNSHIP

DUI

Vincent Joseph Gray, 21, of Alverda, was charged with DUI after a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 1481 Tanoma Road, state police in Indiana reported.

ERNEST BOROUGH

Harassment

Wendell Dean Gromley Jr., 30, of Ernest, was cited with harassment after an argument with a 25-year-old woman, who was not identified by police, around 3:15 a.m. Oct. 23 in a vehicle on Route 110, state police in Indiana reported. Police said Gromley pulled her hair and hit her in the head.

Loyalhanna Township

Criminal mischief

Someone broke the windshield to Mark William Ward's 2004 Dodge Ram between midnight and 7 a.m. Oct. 16 in the Pines Apartments parking lot, state police in Kiski Valley reported.

DERRY TOWNSHIP

Theft

Someone took $2,500 worth of scrap copper from Richard Santiago's property next to 143 Billings Drive between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, state police in Greensburg reported. Anyone with information call police at (724) 832-3288.

Access device fraud

Someone stole two credit cards from Frank Stephen Spehar, of Blairsville, and used them for several transactions on Friday, state police in Greensburg reported. The investigation is ongoing.

West Wheatfield Township

Tires stolen

State police at Indiana are investigating the theft of four studded tires belonging to Shelly and Louis Wilt, of Robinson. Police said the tires were taken between Friday and Tuesday from outside the residence at 169 Chestnut St.

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