Police reports

Police seek burglary information

State police at Bedford are seeking information about a burglary and pursuit that occurred Wednesday.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched about 10:41 a.m. to a burglary at a Bedford Valley Road, Cumberland Valley Township, property. A pursuit by officers with assistance by state police aviation was initiated on Main Road near Rainsburg, Colerain Township.

The incident is classified as a burglary/pursuit/agricultural vandalism, according to state police.

No additional information was provided.

Anyone with information regarding the pursuit or property damage is asked to contact the Bedford state police barracks at 814-623-6133.

Two face child endangering charges

Two Tyrone residents face child endangerment charges after a 5-year-old boy was spotted walking alone down Third Street in Tyrone, near Washington Avenue.

According to Tyrone Borough police, the child, a nonverbal boy with autism, attempted to wander past bystanders and police Monday until an officer secured him in his patrol vehicle.

A motorist began knocking on doors at Sylvan Acres until contact was made with Hayden Zachery Brower, 18, and Meridith Ashley McManis, 26, who said they were asleep when the boy wandered away.

While talking with McManis, police observed a white glass bowl with suspected marijuana residue on a table. The officer also noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana.

According to court documents, McManis told police she had a medical marijuana card.

Police informed her that by law, medical marijuana can’t be smoked.

Both Brower and McManis were taken into custody and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Matthew Dunio. Each faces a felony charge of endangering the welfare of children and misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brower was released on unsecured $10,000 bail. McManis was unable to post $25,000 bail and was remanded to the Blair County Prison. McManis was previously charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Feb. 9, 2021.

Both have preliminary hearings July 12 in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller.

Police said Blair County Children, Youth & Families were contacted and the child was placed with his legal guardian.


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