Police reports

Woman charged with endangerment

A Hollidaysburg woman faces child endangerment charges after she overdosed with two children in a city residence, court documents stated.

Rebecka Linn Kovalsky, 34, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones on felony endangering the welfare of children.

Police were dispatched Wednesday for a reported overdose on the 1200 block of 14th Avenue.

Officers discovered Kovalsky unresponsive on the kitchen floor. AMED was able to revive Kovalsky, who told police she overdosed on Suboxone, the report stated.

A neighbor told police that Kovalsky was discovered after a 12-year-old child in the residence was heard calling for help. Police said a 4-year-old child was also in the residence.

According to a separate complaint, corrections officers at the Blair County Prison reportedly found methamphetamine as Kovalsky was being committed in lieu of $20,000 cash bail from the child endangerment charges and $15,000 for the felony contraband charges. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3 before Jones.

Man faces burglary charge

A man with no fixed address faces a burglary charge after he allegedly attempted to steal items from a residence recently damaged by a fire, court document stated.

Christopher Lee Harpster, 31, was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones on felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers allegedly discovered Harpster in the basement of a residence on the 2800 block of Fifth Avenue attempting to steal $375 of items from the home.

While detaining Harpster, police allegedly discovered a loaded syringe in Harpster’s pocket, which he allegedly told police was meth.

Unable to post cash bail of $20,000, Harpster is confined at Blair County Prison. He is to appear for a preliminary hearing Nov. 3 before Jones.

Heroin allegedly seized from vehicle

A Roaring Spring man was arrested after police seized drugs from his vehicle, court documents stated.

Brad Whitfield, 33, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones for a felony count of drug possession with intent to deliver.

Police allegedly discovered Whitfield unconscious in his vehicle Wednesday on the 200 block of East Main Street, Roaring Spring.

According to the criminal complaint, Whitfield awoke when officers attempted to open the door, and he said he had fallen asleep but did not overdose.

Police said they allegedly discovered stamped bags and a ball of a white powdery substance in Whitfield’s vehicle, adding that Whitfield allegedly attempted to kick the substances under his vehicle.

Police allegedly seized a total of 3.88 grams of heroin, 39 stamped packets and $1,137 in cash from Whitfield’s vehicle.

He faces misdemeanor counts for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whitfield is detained at Blair County Prison after being unable to post cash bail of $35,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Nov. 4 before Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger.


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