Johnstown police are looking for two suspects in a home invasion that took place Friday night in the 600 block of Fronheiser Street.
Police said two black males, both armed with handguns, entered the residence around 10 p.m. They tied up the occupants and fled with an undetermined amount of money.
No one was injured.
Anyone with information can call the police through Cambria County 911’s nonemergency number, (800) 281-1680.
Passenger injured in fall from ATV
MEYERSDALE – A Meyersdale man was flown to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown after he fell off the back of an all-terrain vehicle Sunday evening.
Matthew P. Gindlesperger, 28, was riding on the back of an ATV being driven on a county road by Samantha L. Gindlesperger, state police said. Troopers did not say if they are related.
Matthew Gindlesperger struck his head on the road and traveled about 35 feet on the road. Police said he suffered moderate injuries.
Samantha Gindlesperger was not injured. She was cited with various violations of the vehicle code, police said.
Hearing postponed in fatal crash case
HOLLIDAYSBURG – The preliminary hearing for a Cambria County man, charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly supplying beer to a teenage driver, has been postponed.
The hearing for Patrick John Fyock, 23, was delayed until Aug. 28 at the request of the defense, according to the office of Hollidaysburg District Judge Paula Aigner.
Fyock, of Jackson Township, is accused of purchasing beer for Daniel Paul Sullivan Turous, the driver of a vehicle that led Blair County police on a high-speed chase before crashing in Hollidaysburg. The crash killed a passenger, Kelsey Lynn Miller, 16, of Nanty Glo.
Turous, of Vintondale, who was 17 at the time of the September 2010 crash, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving drunk earlier this year and was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison and 10 years on probation.
In addition to involuntary manslaughter, Fyock is charged with corrupting the morals of a minor and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
He is free on $50,000 unsecured bond.
NAACP, city police to discuss concerns
The Johnstown branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said it has scheduled a public meeting with Johnstown officials regarding police interactions with the minority community.
The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus hall at 229 Main St.
The public is invited to speak about their encounters with the Johnstown police force.
The forum was prompted by the fatal shooting of Elip Cheatham by city police. Results of an investigation into that shooting are expected to be released to the public soon.
The NAACP said it is hopeful outcomes would include further development of the Police Advisory Board, efforts to prevent ethnic profiling and better police relations with minorities.
Financing Expo rescheduled
The Financing Expo that was scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Sept. 20.
The expo is sponsored by Johnstown Area Regional Industries.
For more information, call Sherry Click at 262-8367.
Delays possible during blade transport
SOMERSET – Beginning today, Southern Tier Express will be hauling wind turbine blades through Somerset County from the rail siding at 786 S. Center Ave. in Somerset to Twin Ridges Wind Farm in Meyersdale.
PennDOT said delays are possible. The vehicles will begin traveling at sunrise today.
The scheduled route will leave from the rail siding via Route 3025 north to Route 601 north to Route 219 south, then to the project site in Meyersdale.
The trucks will travel Monday through Friday at a rate of three per day until Aug. 24.
There will be no more deliveries until Sept. 5. The last set of blades is scheduled to be delivered Sept. 19.
VFW motorcycle ride to aid wounded vets
NEW FLORENCE – New Florence Post 7622, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will sponsor its third annual motorcycle dice run, “Ride for the Fallen,” on Sept. 2.
The highlight will be a trip from the post home along Route 711 to the Flight 93 memorial at Shanksville. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The cost is $20 per operator and $10 per passenger.
Registration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony at the post’s honor roll. Bikes will return at 5:30 p.m. to the post home, where entertainment and food will be available and prizes awarded from 6 to 10.
For more information, call (724) 235-9904.