Crime

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Nittany Lion damaged

UNIVERSITY PARK — An ear of the Nittany Lion Shrine is broken again.

Penn State University police said Sunday that an investigation has been initiated to determine if the cause was accidental or intentional.

The damage was reported to university police about 9 p.m. Saturday by a visitor and included on the department’s online listing of reported incidents.

Online photographs of the statue show the damaged ear to be the same one that was removed and repaired in 2003 to address what was described as accidental damage.

Police have the broken ear in their possession, WJAC-TV reported Saturday.

Police identify theft suspects

Two women have been identified as suspects in a Feb. 18 theft at the Martin’s grocery story on Logan Boulevard.

Altoona police on Sunday posted a surveillance photograph on its Facebook page, showing two women who were believed to have left the store without paying for $433 in groceries. Police indicated that charges are expected to be filed.

Two sought in break-in

Logan Township police are looking for two people who forced their way into the Vape Vibe store in Orchard Plaza on Saturday and stole merchandise.

The police department posted a video Sunday on its Facebook page, showing the pair collecting items within the store. Both were dressed in white clothing and had their faces covered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 949-3364.

Troopers to visit schools

State police troopers from the Ebensburg barracks will randomly visit Cambria County schools.

The initiative, which is to begin today, is intended to “provide additional law enforcement visibility and safety” in school, according to a news release.

The troopers also will participate in a school lunch program, which will allow them to interact with students.

Crash injures two juveniles

A juvenile driver and a juvenile passenger were transported by ambulance Saturday night to UPMC Altoona after a one-vehicle crash, Logan Township police reported Sunday.

The crash happened at 11:35 p.m. at Kettle Road and Lewis Drive. Police were dispatched after being advised that a vehicle had struck a utility pole.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

State police and the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the crash site, Logan Township police said.

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