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Police blotter: April 26

April 27, 2018

Man flees police after traffic stop

A male with a short beard, jeans and a gray, hooded sweatshirt fled police after striking a brick garage along Main Street in Boswell Borough with his silver 2001 Dodge Durango early Thursday morning, according to state police.

Police initiated a traffic stop of his vehicle for multiple violations, police said. He then fled in his vehicle, and was followed by police on Route 601, Atkinson Way, Center Street, Hower Avenue and Allegheny Street, before crashing.

After running from the accident, the man entered an apartment complex at 325 Main Street in Boswell, police said.

Police are looking for the culprit. Anyone with information is requested to call the state police at 814-445-4104.

Two-vehicle collision

Ashley Peters, 23, Somerset, suffered minor injuries during a two-car accident Wednesday, state police said. She was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

The crash involved the two vehicles making a right turn off Laurel Crest Road onto Tollgate Road.

James Peters, 22, and passengers Ashley Peters and a female infant made the turn and the vehicle was braked. Larry Sipe, 69, Somerset, was traveling in his vehicle too closely and was unable to stop in time, police said.

Ashley Peters was transported by Somerset Area Ambulance Association to Somerset Hospital for the minor injury, police said.

All the people involved in the accident were wearing seat belts. The infant was in safety seat, police said.

Hit a tree

Jordan Miller, 24, Stoystown, was driving a truck east on Stutzmantown Road near Old State Bridge Road in Stonycreek Township at about 60 mph on Wednesday when he fell asleep, traveled off the right side of the road and hit a tree, according to state police.

Miller and his 17-year-old female passenger from Berlin were injured and taken by Somerset Area Ambulance Association to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, police said. The severity of the injuries was not reported.

Miller had been smoking marijuana at the time of the incident, police said.

Miller was wearing a seat belt. His passenger was not, police said.