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October 17, 2013

Arrests, citations result from police ‘saturation patrol’

JOHNSTOWN — About five dozen law enforcement officers from Johnstown, state police and elsewhere conducted a “saturation patrol” Tuesday evening and early Wednesday that resulted in citations being issued and arrests being made.

Eight people were arrested on misdemeanor offenses, the majority of which were drug-law violations, said state police Cpl. John M. Feather of the Ebensburg station.

One person was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, he said.

One motorist was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, Feather said, and a total of 16 warrants were


Officers also issued about eight traffic citations for violations such as driving under suspension and not having their vehicles registered, he said.

About 25 written traffic warnings were issued for violations such as inoperable taillights, expired inspection stickers, windshield obstructions and speeding.

Three people were issued summary offenses. Two of them were cited for disorderly conduct and one for public drunkenness.

The state police Western Auto Theft Task Force, using a registration-plate reader that was mounted on a vehicle, scanned 2,191 registration plates to ensure that the vehicles were not stolen, Feather said.

Saturation detail units assisted the Johnstown police on a wide variety of calls including domestic violence, vehicle crashes, disturbances and calls about a suspicious person or suspicious vehicle, he said.

“The saturation enforcement detail went very well,” Feather said. “We are pleased with the results.”

Law enforcement officials plan a similar joint detail in the future, he said.

In addition to the city police and the Cambria County Sheriff’s Office, state police troopers from the Ebensburg, Somerset, Indiana and Greensburg stations were involved, Feather said.

State probation and parole officers also were involved.

A state police helicopter assisted from the air.

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