Boswell pair accused of criminal trespass
SIPESVILLE – A Boswell area pair were charged with criminal trespass Sunday after police say they got into an altercation with two men over animal killings.
Police said Beryl Addison Geary Jr., 39, and Angela M Geary, went to a Barnett Road property after their dogs were “destroyed” on the land.
The dogs had gained entry to the property and a fenced deer area a short time earlier. They killed one deer and seriously injured two more, police said.
Investigators said the pair were arrested after one of them allegedly sped at troopers and bystanders with her vehicle.
Bon-Ton employee facing theft charges
INDIANA – A Nicktown woman has been charged with stealing money from her employer.
Lynette Schilling, 24, was arrested by state police at Indiana and charged with stealing more than $700 from Bon-Ton at the Indiana Mall.
Schilling was keeping customers’ receipts and then ringing up false returns so she could pocket the money, police said. The alleged thefts occurred between June and September.
She was charged with two counts of theft and receiving stolen property.
Man arrested after allegedly firing gun
SIPESVILLE – Shawn M. Russ, 44, of Sipesville, was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun in the air late Friday during an argument.
Russ was arguing with a woman at a home on the 600 block of Sipesville Road in Lincoln Township, police said.
He allegedly walked out of the house, got the gun from his truck and fired into the air.
Police said he is being charged with reckless endangerment.
Animal cruelty case reported in Indiana Co.
PENN RUN – State police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County.
Police say someone poured motor oil on a dog and poured oil into the dog’s water and food dishes to poison the animal.
The incident occurred on North Harmony Road.
3 townships receive DEP recycling grants
Three area townships have been awarded grants under the state Departmet of Environmental Protection recycling performance program, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, has announced.
In Somerset County, Conemaugh Township will receive $33,921, and Shade Township, $21, 893 Upper Yoder Township in Cambria County will receive $4,374.