Authorities in Huntingdon County are searching for thieves who burglarized a construction site late last month. According to State Police, on August 29th someone entered the former site of a Burger King restaurant on William Penn Highway in Smithfield Township. Once inside, they removed a Husqvarna H760 Chop Saw, a set of wire cutters, and approximately $300 worth of copper pipe. Total value of stolen items exceeded $2,100. Anyone with information should contact State Police at Huntingdon at 814-627-3161.
A Lewistown woman faces numerous charges after an incident August 22nd on North Juniata Street in the borough. Police say 23-year-old Justice Blessing was found in an incoherent state at the Sheetz store at about 11:30 pm. Police determined Blessing was under the influence of a controlled substance. A search produced four knives, fourteen hypodermic needles, three spoons with drug residue, and five pipes commonly used for smoking illicit drugs. Blessing was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. On August 24th, Lewistown Police served an arrest warrant including three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.