Police: Woman fled Blair County constables

Green faces escape, disorderly conduct charges

An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she fled constables.

Bobbie Jo Green, 44, of 222 Third Ave., was charged this week with misdemeanor charges of escape and disorderly conduct after she allegedly fled Blair County constables trying to arrest her on a bench warrant.

About 1 p.m. Monday, Altoona police were called to assist the constables after Green allegedly ran from her door and jumped into a car that pulled up in front of her house, according to the charges.

Police said the constables had knocked on Green’s door and could hear children and a woman talking on the phone inside the house. After several unsuccessful attempts to get someone to come to the door, one of the constables walked and another drove a few feet down the block.

It was then that a silver-colored Ford Mustang was noticed by the constables as it was circling the block, police said. The Mustang drove up outside the house, and Green ran out and jumped in the passenger seat.

Police said Green ignored the constables, who were yelling that she was under arrest, and when one of the constables grabbed the door handle, the car drove off.

A short time later, an unnamed person pulled up in another car and took the children from the home.

Police said constables were called a short time later after Green appeared at Tyrone District Court, where the reason for the bench warrant was addressed.

Green was charged by summons and is scheduled to appear at Central Court on Sept. 26.