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August 5, 2013

In brief: Teen accused of arson at camp

WARREN — A 16-year-old Johnstown boy is facing arson-related charges following three structure fires at a Christian camp near Warren early Saturday morning, said The Times Observer in Warren.

Damage estimates are into the six figures, the paper said.

State police said that three buildings, including a livery stable for horses, were burned.

The name of the teen was not released.

No horses were lost but a number of small animals, including five goats, were. Also lost in the fire were equipment, tack, hay and feed, the paper said.

Probe continues in Westmont crash

A fatal weekend crash in Westmont remains under investigation, police said.

West Hills Regional Police Sgt. George Musulin said a state police accident reconstruction team is working with local investigators to determine what happened the night of the one-vehicle wreck.

Jamey Petrick, 44, died of multiple traumatic blunt force injuries after the vehicle in which he was riding struck a tree around 1 a.m. alongside the 1600 block of Emmett Drive, the coroner’s office said Sunday.

Petrick was an owner of Petrick Automotive Repair in Ferndale.

Petrick’s wife, Misty, the vehicle’s driver, also was injured in the crash.

She remained at Memorial Medical Center for treatment Monday and was listed in fair condition, hospital spokeswoman Amy Bradley said.

Stolen vehicle leads to police chase

SOMERSET – Somerset police engaged in a vehicle chase Monday afternoon that originated in Somerset Borough.

According to state Trooper Gregg Norton, authorities attempted to pull over a pickup when the driver fled, ramming a patrol vehicle.

The truck was reported as being stolen.

State police, the county sherriff’s office and the Somerset County district attorney, along with officers from Shade Township and Meyersdale, became involved.

The vehicle’s occupants were detained for questioning Monday afternoon. Their names were not released.

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